Villa in city Viana do Castelo
640.00 sq.m., 6 bedrooms

€ 650 000
Minho is Portugal's greenest and most traditional province and also the country's best-kept secret. It is favoured by celebrities looking for peace and quiet. With its stately homes converted into smart bed and breakfast hotels, it is the ideal place for rest and catch up on your reading.

Bordered by the River Douro in the south and divided from Spain by the River Minho in the north, it is the country's greenest and most traditional province. The gardens are great places to break open all those books you meant to get round to. It is also home to some of Portugal's most important cities: Guimarães, first capital of Portugal and birthplace of Dom Afonso Henriques, the first king of Portugal, has a fairy-tale castle with a central keep reached by a high bridge; Braga has been the country's religious capital since Roman times (Minho is so devout that people queue on the pavement to hear Mass).

The sea port of Viana do Castelo provided ships and seafarers for the Discoveries and is full of opulent houses in Manueline (a 16th-century style of Portuguese architecture using nautical themes), Renaissance and Baroque styles, built with the wealth of trade from the colonies. Ponte de Lima is an exquisitely preserved medieval village of whitewashed houses decorated with Manueline ropework and lies by the river spanned by an old Roman bridge. Portugal's oldest market, dating back to 1125, takes place every other Monday on the sandy left bank. In the north of Peneda-Gerês national park is 700 sq km of wild, dramatic scenery, home to rare wolves and golden eagles.

This property consists of 4 bedrooms, 2 suites. The kitchen has 50 m2 and is fully equipped, living room with 90 m2 and plus 2 bathrooms. You'll be able to enjoy a huge balcony where you can make fantastic outdoor dining, or simply relax. Outside you will find the swimming pool (10mx5m and maximum depth of 1.90m). Also outside you will find a bathroom and barbecue area, equipped with garden furniture.

This estate is located in Afife, a few kilometres from Viana do Castelo and only 1 hour from Francisco Sá Carneiro International Airport in Oporto (OPO), in a very quiet place where you can enjoy direct contact with nature. In recent years, Afife has become one of the most sought-after villages in the summer, not only for the white sandy beaches and dunes that give it a unique beauty, but also for its excellent infrastructures that guarantee the comfort of the tourists. Good accessibility and the richness of its natural heritage, monumental and historical, make this destination an ideal place to invest.

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