Casa de Alfena | 90096.1

Manorial house from the XVIII century in Travassos,  8 km from Póvoa de Lanhoso, 15 km from Peneda-Gerês National Park, 5 bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, 2 living rooms, games room, equipped kitchen, gardens, swimming pool, parking place, sleeps 10 adults + 5 children, self catering.

5 Total no. of bedrooms
15 Sleeps

Villa, Vacation House
Self Catering
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description Description

Property is a manorial house from the XVIII century situated in Travassos, a traditional gold filigree workshop-village. For centuries families have been making jewellery and even today several workshops remain active. The manor house stands next to one of those workshops, which was converted into a small but fine museum. Here you will find tools and beautiful examples of the art of goldsmithery, meticulously collected by the owner.  The house and the rural buildings have been adapted to receive guests.  The nearest town is Póvoa de Lanhoso (8 Km, all facilities), with a lively centre and a large weekly market. Worth visiting are the 12th century castle, and a recently restored castro (prehistoric settlement). Halfway Póvoa there is an excellent restaurant. It is 15 Km to the Peneda-Gerês National Park.  It is 21 km from Guimarães, 22 Km from Braga and 75 Km from Porto.

Classified for its historical, cultural, and architectonic relevance, the main house has been beautifully redecorated, preserving many ancient details, especially in the former kitchen and the adjoining dining room. There are two living rooms, one without TV, where you can enjoy a quiet conversation or read a book, and three double rooms with private bathroom. On the ground floor are the main kitchen and a games room with billiard.

The first floor of the former granary has been converted into two comfortable twin rooms, each with a private bathroom and overlooking the gardens. On the ground floor there are toilets and showers for those using the swimming pool.  Behind the main house is a lovely terraced garden, with spacious lawns and shady trees, and a large patio next to the swimming pool. There is also a separate pool for children.  The swimming pool is 15 x 5 metres with a depth varying from 0.90 to 2.30 metres. During summer months the water is maintained at an average temperature of 30º C. The children's pool is 4 x 2.50 metres with a depth of 0.30 metres.

The house can be rented as a whole (main house + former granary, sleeps 10 adults + 5 children), meaning you will have everything, the gardens, the pool etc. for yourself alone.

The house is cleaned every day during your stay (guests are responsible for an hygienic management of the food preparation and consumption areas).  Linen and towels are changed every three days.

This is a non-smoking property.  Guest are requested to refrain from smoking inside the house and to use the available recipients when smoking outdoors.

kitchen Amenities and facilities

hotel Bedrom

5 Total no. of bedrooms
3 Double beds
4 Single beds
5 Single sofa/extra beds

wc Bathroom

3 Bathrooms
2 Shower rooms
1 Guest WC
5 Rooms with ensuite

terrain Outside Facilities

Private swimming pool
Pool shower
Private parking

radio Inside Facilities

Central heating
Fire place / Stove
Wireless Internet connection
Cable/Satellite TV

kitchen Kitchen Equipment

Dining room
Dish washer
Wash machine

priority_high Suitable

Pets not authorized
Non smoking property
Wheelchair not suitable
Elderly or infirm Suitable
Children welcome

rowing Sports and outdoor

Rock climbing

streetview Sights and attractions

Sight seeing

edit_location Location - Area

castle built on the top of the hill known as Monte do Pilar is the most important monument in the region and, according to tradition, D. Teresa, the mother of the first king of Portugal was held prisoner there in the twelfth century after the Battle of São Mamede, in which mother and son fought on opposite sides.

In the seventeenth century, the monastery of Nossa Senhora do Pilar was built next to the castle. In the nearby village of Fonte Arcada is a twelfth-century Romanesque church that is well worth a visit.

Situated in the heart of the vinho verde demarcated wine region, Póvoa de Lanhoso is well known for its granite quarrying and cutting industries and its remarkable goldsmith's work (filigree).

Airport distance Porto (OPO) 70 km
Beach 55 km
Shopping 150 m
Restaurant 3 km
Museum 100 m

euro_symbol Discount

Longterm booking 7 Days 5.00 % Between 2011-06-01 - 2011-09-30
Longterm booking 7 Days 18.00 % Between 2011-10-01 - 2011-12-31
Longterm booking 7 Days 18.00 % Between 2011-03-01 - 2011-05-31

date_range Availability

library_books Terms

Minimum rental (days) 3

Payment info

Deposit due 5 Days after booking, Amount 30.00 %
Balance due 35 Days before arrival
Earliest arrival time 15:00:00
Latest departure time 11:00:00

cancel Cancellation terms

35 Days before arrival Deposit + 100 %


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