Modern house in the Porto district with pleasant views and pool terrace

Modern house in the Porto district with pleasant views and pool terrace


Oct 2014

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3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 6
1 Bathrooms

About our home

My house is on the edge of a small town, Lousada, and I live there most of the year when I am not travelling. The property is ideally located equally for relaxing in the sun by the pool or for exploring the area's beautiful scenery and the rich cultural heritage of Northern Portugal. There are 2 double bedrooms, a lounge with a sofabed, a third bedroom with twin beds, a fully equipped modern bathroom, a further separate WC and a newly furbished kitchen. There is a small garden at the front and a larger garden to the rear of the property with lawns, flowers and fruit trees as well as a swimming pool with a newly-built terrace area for lounging!. The property has air-conditioning/heating in the main bedroom and the lounge, with heating also available in the bathroom. Below this is a large studio space where I like to paint: my living space is at the rear of this and is quite separate.. The outlook to the front is suburban but to the rear there is a large farm and fields, a few houses mid-distances and a lovely view of the volley of the River Sousa towards the distant hills and mountains.


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  1. I am a retired teacher, now a rather addicted traveler, artist and explorer of the world. I am a widow and live alone with my two cats. I spend my days painting and drawing in my artist studio beneath my house, or just relaxing, though much of the year I am travelling. I also rent the house during the summer months to guests from all over the world, which up until now has been really successful. Some friends told me about house swapping and thought it would be ideal for me, as I already know how to present my house for others to enjoy, and I am so keen to see other parts of the world. I love wonderful scenery, nature and especially birdwatching. I love meeting people and making new friends and I hope I am very easy to talk to and easy going.

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Where is it?


The villa is on the edge of a local small town, Lousada. The nearest city, well worth a visit, is Porto and is 30 minutes' drive or easily reached by a very cheap train service(free station parking). There are a number of other historic towns all within 30 minutes' drive and areas of great scenic and natural beauty are within easy reach. It is also the ideal place to discover the 'real' working Portugal, to get to know some of the local people, who are among the most hospitable in Europe. There are lots of facilities in Lousada - there is a good pool and gym, sports centre, many restaurants and a pleasant town centre.

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