In 1947, this wine-quinta was saved from destruction, when the reservoir of Ermal was formed. It was rebuilt stone by stone to its current location at 450 meters altitude. It is surrounded by 10 acres of land with mixed forest, orchards, vineyards and an ornamental garden with both sunny and shady seating areas. The whole area is invisible from outside, so it is suitable for nudism.
The current owners have improved the comfort of the house, but the original features have been preserved as well as some rural antique furniture.
It is only a 5 minutes walk to the borders of the reservoir of Ermal.
At the reservoir of Ermal you will find beaches and swimming spots. Pedalos and canoes can be rented.
At the reservoir of Canicada (20 min drive) are more opportunities for water sports.
There is an abundance of hiking trails around the quinta and in the national parks Cabreira and Gerês.
The nearest town is Vieira do Minho (10 min by car), where you will find shops, banks, supermarkets, cafes, a few restaurants and a weekly market.
The main house sleeps 5 people, this can be extended up to 7 persons.
Living room with fireplace, dining room, kitchen. 2 double bedrooms each with own shower and toilet, 1 single bedroom, in the hall a large bathroom.
On the east a huge porch with two large dining tables, benches and easy chairs. Wake up with breakfast in the morning sun, as the rest of the day in the shade, enjoying the magnificent views. Even the higher peaks of the Serra do Gerês can be seen from here, as well as the whole ridge of the Serra da Cabreira.
On the west side along the length of the house a conservatory overlooking the garden. Here is a large collection of books and DVDs.
In the garden amongst others a table tennis and a large swimming pool, but without a shallow area for children! There are several waters on the rest of the territory, so beware that your kids will not fall into it.
Near the house is the Casinha: a granite cottage with a twin bedroom and a toilet with sink. If you rent in addition to the main building the Casinha, on the ground floor of the main house a bathroom with shower will be at your disposal, that is accessible from outside. In the Casinha is no heating (the big house has central heating)
Part of the grass is grazed by a friendly horse, that is being looked after by the neighbors.
When you need only 3 bedrooms (sleep 1-5 persons) you can book the main building and no one will use the Casinha at the same time. When you need 4 rooms (sleep 7 persons) you can rent them together.
And when you want to spend your holiday with 8-19 persons you can also book Casa do Ermal which is situated only on a 5 minutes walk!
Prices high season:
Main house (up to 5 pax) € 730 per week
extra fee if Casinha is also needed € 190
Final cleaning € 30
High season: July, August, Christmas and New Year Holidays
It is advisable to book more than half a year in advance, especially for July or August or if you want to stay for two weeks or more.
Special rates low season for 2-5 persons:
Just 2 persons: € 65 per night, € 430 per week. Minimum stay 5 nights
For the 3rd to 5th person an extra € 10 p.p.p.n.
For bookings and any further information mail to rentals@CasaDaCabreira.nl