The Casal da Devesa is a remodeled cottage.

The Casal da Devesa is a remodeled cottage.

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3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 7
2 Bathrooms

About our home

Situated in the heart of the Minho, next to the mountains and the sea The"Casal da Devesa" is located in the village of Carvoeiro, on the Valley of Neiva, municipality of Viana do Castelo.
The "Casal da Devesa", is a farm, set in the middle of nature's pleasures in the North of Portugal.
On the farm, there are two existing holiday houses: The Oven's House (Casa do Forno) and The Olives' House (Casa das Oliveiras).
Facing south and west, the houses are bathed and offered the warmth of the rising sun during the day, while the balconies, patios and woods provide the shades, where one can enjoy the silence and tranquility of the cool summer evenings.
- The Oven's House (Casa do Forno) is a remodeled cottage with every modern day comfort. Visitors will enjoy two double rooms, a single room, a sofa bed and a baby's bed; there are two bathrooms, an all modern equipped kitchen, a living-room with a fireplace and a large room for dining.
- The Olives' House has got a double room with a large bed and also a bedroom with two single beds, a living room with a kitchenette and a full bathroom. Just off the living-room, there is a balcony overlooking the olive grove, the courtyard of "azaleas" and the "Neiva's Valley".
This house can either serve as a joint accommodation to the Oven's House (Casa do Forno) and can accommodate families or groups up to eleven people. Or, it can be occuped on its own, for a couple or a family of four. It also has its own entrance and direct passage to the pool and the woods. On the olives grove a grill is also available to prepare simple meals.
The houses are surrounded by gardens and woods. There is a fitness circuit and a swimming pool (12m width, 16m length, temp.18º/20ºC) with spring water (no chemical treatments added). The houses are furnished both in simplicity and traditional styles.
The holiday homes offer their visitors a warm restful atmosphere, a sense of tranquility, a family setting and breath-taking scenery. From the "Casal da Devesa" the mountain tours have 6 trails, all leading to the top of the "Mount Padela". Here you can experience nature's at its best, with the breathtaking scenery and the sea setting into the horizon. These enchanting pleasures can all be enjoyed here at "Casal da Devesa" by family or a group of friends.

With a monastery of the eighteenth century, the village of Carvoeiro is an old domain of Benedictine order. The access to the village is very easy because it served by National highway EN308 which is connected to A3 motorway (exit Anais/Vila Verde), and also A28 (exit Barcelos/Braga/Amorosa / Chafé) and either A11 (exit Barcelos) that allow quick and easy connection to Porto or Vigo in Galicia. The surroundings offer paradisaical landscapes, a small lake, the river Neiva with sandy beaches where you can bathe or canoeing down the river to its mouth in Castelo do Neiva. The village and the mountains that surround us go for walks or go on 4x4 routes through the mountains. Apart the hobbies that Casal da Devesa offers to theirs visitors, at 5Km (5 minutes) is the Adventure Park Neiva that allows the practice of extreme sports such as canoeing, tree climbing, paintball, rappelling, pedal kart, etc.. At a distance of less than 15km are the towns of Viana do Castelo, Ponte de Lima and Barcelos, allowing visits to major historical centers of North Portugal. The towns Ponte de Lima and Esposende have the best golf courses in the region. In the same cities and also in the town Viana do Castelo you can enjoy from equestrian centers with school. Just minutes from the village of Carvoeiro is a shooting range for the practitioners of clay pigeon shooting and other kinds of shooting practice. Still 15Km, on the beach of Amorosa, there is a Carting Track, tennis courts and a gym with sauna.
For lovers of fishing the river Neiva, the river Lima or the sea offer unique opportunities to return home with fish for dinner.
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  1. We are a couple aged 67 and 69 with interest in travel

  2. I'm a retired university professor of history and my husband a businessman. Now we are retired and we love traveling and learning about other countries and cultures.

  3. Our daughter and husband are now living in Melbourne and we liked to spend some time with them.

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