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Casa Anno 1869 is a renovated traditional Portuguese stone barn. The property boasts a South-facing garden, terraced vineyard, pool, and a small olive grove. The property is located in a peaceful, rural setting on edge of the hamlet of Real in the village of Covas.. With unobstructed views of the Serra d´Arga hills (which reach to over 800 meters at the highest point the barn a smallholding and vineyard on the south facing slopes of the Covas valley. The barn is on two levels with living quarters upstairs and bathroom and utility area on the lower level accessed by an internal staircase. The barn is across an open courtyard from the owner's main house, but it has its own terrace and half of the large garden / vineyard. There are sunny and shaded areas for relaxing and dining, including a secluded pool area. The property is close to the historic Costa Verde towns of Caminha, Vila Nova de Cerveira and the walled border town of Valença. Extra rooms are available in the main house if required. We are situated 25 mins from the beaches of the Costa Verde, and the towns of Vila Nova de Cerveira and Caminha. The pool, situated on the bottom terrace of the vineyard, is surrounded by mature trees with areas of shade and full and sheltered from view.
Paradise in the hills of Corvas
By Sheena McCurrach on 10-Sep-2019
We have just enjoyed a lovely week here in this superb barn conversion and recommend it thoroughly!The weather was gorgeous , the garden was full of flowers and the pool was beautifully landscaped and inviting. We were comfortable and found we had everything we needed. Sian and Steve were extremely helpful and kind to us throughout our stay - and we had the bonus of meeting new puppy, Tejo and elder statesman Dego, the resident pointers who were quite adorable. We are so looking forward to coming back for a return visit.
Pictures do not do it justice
By David Potter & Chris Grady on 23-May-2019
Ok, so we were blessed with the most perfect weather possible, 7 days of cloudless blue skies. That in no way influences my views of this accommodation.
An old barn, sympathetically restored to create a haven of peace and tranquillity. A lovely shaded outdoor seating area to enjoy black skies after dark in an area of little light pollution. A lovely little pool area to capture the afternoon sunshine and cool off.
The kitchen area is sufficiently well equipped for cooking if you prefer eating in. Seating and sleeping arrangements are very comfortable.
Don't forget, this is an old barn, it has a certain quirkiness, this is part and parcel of the charm. Not everything works perfectly all the time but in the big picture you cannot fail to be intoxicated by this place.
The hosts Sian and Steve could not have been more helpful in making our stay so very memorable.
Nothing short of idyllic
By Nick Hancock on 20-Jun-2017
We have just arrived home after what was one of the most relaxing and enjoyable holidays we have ever experienced.
Casa Anno 1869 is a wonderful characterful and well appointed property set in the beautiful Covas valley amidst stunning local scenery.
The barn itself is situated in a beautiful and fragrant garden which is a treat for the senses -in June we were lucky to dine, read and paint while enjoying the delicious fragrances of Roses, Agapanthus, Lavender, Jasmine and fresh lemons! The covered dining area is a lovely cool retreat and adds hugely to the living area- we ate lunch and barbecued there every day and then adopted the seats under the pretty gazebo in the garden for our sunset drinks while taking in the wonderful views. A few feet away a vineyard leads to the secluded and gorgeous natural style pool complete with jetty and beach which Steve took such great care to maintain so perfectly for us during our stay.
When we could drag ourselves away from the barn we enjoyed exploring the very local rock pools which are crystal clear and wonderful for a picnic and afternoon swim while the rocks appear to sparkle like gold in the sunshine around you. The smell of the Eucalyptus trees is amazing!
We also enjoyed exploring the local villages and a trip to a couple of the local beaches.
We spent our final 24 hours in Porto- a vibrant and friendly city with a real bohemian vibe about it- we liked it very much.
So thank you Sian and Steve for your hospitality and for introducing us to this very beautiful part of the world, one which we look forward to returning to next year and for a little longer.
Lovely relaxing place
By Jenny B on 10-Jan-2017
We came here for our honeymoon and had a lovely time, a very friendly and welcoming greeting. The accommodation was rustic yet stylish and the pool was lovely, we found loads of places to go and explore, we will be going again !!
Relaxing- in great location
By Richard P on 18-Sep-2015
What a wonderful two week stay we had! Casa Anno is the ideal place to explore this beautiful and relatively unspoilt area of Northern Portugal .The barn is very comfortable and well equipped -With the lovely terraces and swimming pool, it’s the perfect place to relax and unwind. Sian and Steve were excellent hosts and were so helpful.
Peaceful, relaxing and welcoming
By Rachel C on 11-Aug-2015
We had a fabulous time in this lovely country cottage. Sian & Steve were the perfect hosts - very unobtrusive but always on hand to answer questions and give advice when needed. The pool area is gorgeous and we loved sitting out in the covered area for all our meals. We thoroughly enjoyed exploring the local countryside and trying out lots of places to eat! This part of Portugal is a real hidden gem, and we would love to return one day!
Highly Recommended: Beautiful Garden Stay
By Gregg M on 23-Jun-2015
A beautiful location, quiet & peaceful in the lovely Covas Valley, Minho. A converted barn in a beautiful garden with swimming pool. Lots to do & see if you can drag yourself away from the property. Sian & Steve very welcoming hosts. We enjoyed a perfect stay.
By Anonymous on 25-Mar-2015
We had a wonderful week. Temperatures in the 30's! Hill walking, trip up into Spain and back down the coast. A myriad of things to do. The cottage has everything you need, and the owners were very friendly and helpful.