Qt do Arquinho, Tower Room, Caminho de Santiago
Hosted by Marta
Marta is the host.
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1.5 private baths
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1.5 private baths
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An Ancient Watermill retrieved, integrated in a 2 ha farm, bordered by Labruja River, affluent of Lima River, 700 meters from the center of Ponte de Lima.
Very peaceful bedroom, sorounded by nature, beautiful gardens, many different kinds of trees, grill, pool and of course, the river.
It borders the path of the Caminho das Tojeiras, main section of the Caminho de Santiago. It is only at 300 meters from the Albergue of Pilgrims.
An enchanted place for pilgrim´s couples to stay.

The space

The access for the room is through the balcony to a small and private living-room. In the tower, going up the inclined stairs you have the room. Mind the stairs for young children. Through this living room you have the access to a bathroom and a separate toilet.
We have available another private room in the same house, or we can also offer the full house for 6 guests, both here in Airbnb.

ATTENTION: when it rains a lot during the Winter it is possible that the farm floods. We never know for sure when it will happen. If it happens, and sometime it does, we might have to cancel the reservation unless you like big adventure! I can help you getting another nice place to stay if that happens but I cannot guarantee the same price.

Guest access

All the house is a tourism house, no one lives here.
You might share outdoor spaces as garden, pool or river with other guest, owners, workers or fishermans as you can also be completely alone in the farm most commonly.

Interaction with guests

We live 800 meters from Quinta do Arquinho and we are totally available for anything you might need and help you to make your journey much comfortable.

Wireless Internet
Free parking on premise

Extra people £9 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee £14
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)


Safety features
First aid kit
Lock on bedroom door

1 night minimum stay

8 Reviews

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Julian User Profile
June 2015
Loved it! We liked the idea of staying in a converted mill and were not disappointed. The location was perfect - sufficently rural and yet close enough to Ponte de Lima to walk along the river for our essential Portuguese morning coffee. Having a swimming pool was important for us - it was lovely being in the pool and smelling a flowering jasmine nearby. On hot days we enjoyed the dappled shade under many interesting trees and bushes. Marta & Joao were delightful, very welcoming and we felt completely at home. They took the time to find out what we were interested in & introduced us to some of their friends with similar interests. Ponte de Lima is well located for touring the Alto Minho but we could have managed without a car, and of course the Quinta is next to the Caminho de Santiago Portuguese. We've enjoyed holidays in northern Portugal before and this trip in particular has given us many happy memories and some new Portugese friends. Obrigada!

Franziska User Profile
May 2015
Marta and Joao were great hosts. Marta came to pick us up and helped us to find the way to their wonderful Old Mill hidden in an old Park like piece of land. From Ponte de Lima it was a nice ten minutes walk. We had a seperate entrance and a beautiful Apartment with a bathroom in an old little tower of the house. The pool and the whole surrounding of the house were amazing. If you hike the Caminho Portugues it is an good place to stop for the night directly at the Caminho itself. We can absolutely recommend it.

Faye User Profile
April 2015
It was so much fun to stay at Quinta do Arquinho with Marta and John. This beautiful ancient rustic house is very different from your usual city or suburban living experience. Orange, olive, berries and other fruits are planted in farm and the garden is filled with beautiful flowers and a lovely swimming pool. Marta and John are easygoing, fun, generous and hospitable. I had so much fun hanging out with them and their friends. Thank you so much for taking me out to the concert and to hang out with your friends, the ride and everything. I recommend Quinta do Arquinho wholeheartedly and would love to stay with Marta and John again for my future visits in Ponte de Lima!

Leigh User Profile
April 2015
The host (I met John) made me feel very welcome. The wing of the house was cosy and clean with fresh bedding and a good view of the large garden from the window. The shower was hot and extra bedding / electric blanket was also provided-although this was not necessary for my stay. Parking was secure at the end of the long driveway and was right next to the house. The garden was well maintained and felt very private. The stream behind the house was also beautiful. The pool was an extra addition. Less than 10 minutes from the centre of town. Would recommend!

Inese User Profile
July 2014
Marta offers a truly beautiful room for travelers. The room is situated in the tower of the quinta and comes equipped with a bathroom and a separate toilet. The location of the quinta is perfect - just a 10 min stroll over the bridge and you're in the very center of the beautiful town of Ponte de Lima. There you will find plenty of places where to have a coffee or a meal. Or enjoy the local produce offered on the market. I would definitely love to come back to this place again. Marta is a lovely host. She was very understanding and helpful when we had some problems finding her place. And the wine she offered as a gift was delicious.

Michel User Profile
August 2015
Maison atypique, propre et très spacieuse dans un immense parc boisé (peureux s'abstenir). Accueil sympathique, Marta nous a donné plein de renseignements sur les questions que nous lui avons posées et s'est montrée très disponible.

Ruben User Profile
June 2015
A casa e o ambiente em geral são muito característicos da zona. Hóspedes simpáticos. Boa zona para descansar com bons vinhos e boa comida

Ponte de Lima, PortugalJoined in June 2013
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