Casa do Alto is a very large house (750m2) which is set in a 10 000m2 property which includes a large swimming pool (15x7.5m) and 2 outdoor kitchens with barbecue. It is divided into 3 totally separate apartments. This listing is for the ground floor apartment only (130 m2 + patio 42.5 m2) with 1 bedroom (double bed + double sofa bed); 1 bedroom w / 2 twin beds; two bathrooms (1 full and 1 with shower and wash basin); 1 lounge/dining room with double sofa bed ; 1 kitchenette /bar/lounge.
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Casa do Alto is an old renovated stone farmhouse which is nestled in the hillside of the Cavado river valley. It is not far from the University of Minho campus. Exquisite views from all sides and a part of the old Roman road into Braga is right on the back doorstep. The stone “eira” (or patio where they used to dry cereals) is one of the largest in the Minho area (484 m2) and many memorable events have taken place within this large area. The perfect quiet place to stay as a base to tour around this area of Portugal or just chill out and relax within the grounds of the property itself (1 hectare) either in the surrounding garden, which includes a small wooded area with oaks, cork oaks, sweet chestnuts amongst many other varieties of trees. It has 2 outdoor kitchens with BBQ and a large secluded private swimming pool with a magnificent view over the orchard which includes a wide variety of fruit trees such as orange, lemon, tangerine, kaki, apple, pear, fig, cherry, kiwi, grapes, apricot, peach, plum and many others.
Casa do Alto is set in a 10 000m2 property which includes gardens, a small forest area and a large swimming pool (15x7.5m). It is divided into 3 totally separate floor apartments, each one with their own entrances, patio etc.
Free Wi Fi and international cable/satellite TV.
Ground floor apartment is available for rental (130 m2 + patio 42.5 m2) It accommodates 8 persons. It has 1 bedroom w/ double bed + double sofa bed; 1 bedroom w / 2 twin beds; two bathrooms (1 full and 1 with sauna / Turkish bath / massage shower and wash basin); 1 lounge/dining room with double sofa bed; 1 kitchenette / bar/ lounge. Supplementary foldable single beds are available if required. All bed linen and towels are provided.Free Wi Fi and international cable/satellite TV.There is also 2 washing machines and tumble dryer which can be used. They are in the laundry area situated in the garage and these are shared facilities.For more detailed information, please consult casadoalto, braga, portugal web site.
Interaction with guests
Casa do Alto is divided into 3 totally separate floor apartments, each one with their own entrances, patios etc. The Top and Ground floor apartments are available for rental. As we live in the middle floor apartment, we are always available to provide support, information and resolve any problems that may arise. All our clients, so far, have commented on the peaceful atmosphere and the privacy of their own spaces.
Other things to note
There is so much to see around the Minho region and, as Casa do Alto is almost in the center of this region it is an ideal base for this area of the country. Braga is the nearest big city to Casa do Alto and is an exciting city with many historical sites to visit, such as the oldest Cathedral in Portugal. Excellent local and international gastronomy can be enjoyed in the many restaurants available in and around Braga, served with a wide range of the exquisite wines which Portugal is renowned for. There is also a “touristic triangle” composed by the three famous sanctuaries of “Bom Jesus”, “Sameiro” and “Stª Marta” which are well worth a visit.
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