Apartment in Porto District
Ground Floor Flat with Cloister view In Restored Franciscan Monastery


Apartment ref : P161464
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Owner : Piers Gallie

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Overview
  • Property Type Apartment
  • Location Porto District
  • Sleeps 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Bathrooms 1
  • Minimum nights stay5
  • Low season price per night€75
  • High season price per night€85
  • Average price per night€80
  • Customer rating 5.0 / 5 ( 5 reviews )
  • Please contact the owner directly to confirm the price and availability
Description

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The ground floor apartment looks out on the cloister and gardens of the Convento da Franqueira, an enchanting former Franciscan monastery surrounded by 35 acres of private grounds. The lush green gardens, fields, terraces and spectacular swimming pool, hidden behind a 16th century font are set deep in the pine, cork oak and eucalyptus woods covering the Monte da Franqueira.

The perfect place in which to unwind and get away from it all. Woodland paths to the ruins of ancient Faria castle and the tiny chapel at the top of the hill reveal breathtaking views to the coast 12kms away and inland to the mountains of the National Park of Peneda/ Geres, an hours drive. Although quiet and secluded the quinta is only 40 minutes from the airport and 6km from the historic market town of Barcelos famous for its ceramic cockerels and lively Thursday market. Braga the regional capital, with its baroque churches is only 20 minutes away, Ponte de Lima, Guimaraes and Viana de Castelo are all reached within half an hour.

The Cloister Flat sleeps two, with the possibility of the sofa bed for a child under 12 at a small extra charge. The living area has an electric log burning stove, a kitchen hidden behind curtains in the alcove, equipped with all crockery and cooking utensils and a table and seating for 4. The bathroom has a full sized bath with shower attachment, a towel heater and a small window for ventilation.
The living room and bedroom look out into the Cloister area where there are tables and chairs and a barbecue. The Cloisters provide shade and keep the flat cool in the hot summer months. The green and leafy garden has several terraces with tables and chairs which are also shared with guests from the bedrooms in the main house.

On the first floor is a long galleried Sitting Room with an honesty bar, a library of books and lots of information on what to see and where to go.
Either Piers or Kate is on hand to give advice or help where needed. WiFi is free, there is a washing machine available to use at a small cost. All table, bed linen and towels are provided as well as a once weekly maid service.

Registration Number: 2904

Reviews

Lieu Superbe, Parfaitemente Entretenu, Beaute' De Paysage, Calme De L'environment, Hotes Charmants.


By Laurent E. on 30-Aug-2018

Très agréablement reçus par Piers et son épouse, avec toutes les explications autant sur le lieu que sur la région.Nous avons passé 10 belles journées au sein de ce superbe couvent franciscain du XVII eme siècle, l'appartement parfaitement meublé, chambre , séjour, cuisine avec les batteries et instruments de cuisine, vaisselle etc rien ne manque. Nos hôtes font tout pour que nous passions un séjour agréable. La piscine est à 200 m du couvent proprement dit, ce qui fait que celui ci est toujours au calme. Nous pouvons déjeuner ou diner dans le cloitre face au jardin à la fontaine centrale, ou dans d'autres espaces de verdure, aménagés, avec le grenouilles, par exemple. Ce fut pour nous sans radio, sans T.V, sans téléphone, sans bruit, par conséquent: instants rares que nous avons appréciés. Vous comprenez donc que nous recommandons cet endroit idyllique aux personnes qui recherchent ce mode de séjour.


5 of of 5

Echt Vakantie!


By Jos D. on 31-Jul-2018

We hebben hier een heerlijke vakantie gehad. Het appartement was fijn. Een goed bed, fijne badkamer, lekkere stoelen. Schoon en sfeervol Portugees ingericht met verse bloemen en Portugese tegeltjes. Het kloostergebouw heeft een mooie binnentuin, met zon- en schaduwplekken waar je kan zitten en liggen. Het zwembad heeft helder en fris bronwater, heerlijk om in te zwemmen! De vriendelijke en prettige verzorging van het echtpaar Gallie maken het helemaal af. In Barcelos zijn goede winkels en ruim voldoende restaurants. Het strand, Porto, Guimaraes en Braga zijn allemaal goed bereikbaar. Een aanrader voor mensen die rust zoeken.


5 of of 5

Wunderschone Location In Ruhiger Lage.


By Thomas S. on 15-Jul-2017

Wir haben die Woche im Juli sehr genossen. Die Klosteranlage ist traumhaft schön und hat einen herrlich gelegenen großen Pool. Die liebenswürdigen Gastgeber Piers und Kate sorgen dafür, dass man sich hier wohlfühlt. Zudem ist die Lage des Anwesens ein idealer Ausgangspunkt für Ausflüge nach Porto, Braga und viele weitere schöne Städte. Nordportugals.


5 of of 5

Nowhere Would I Rather Be In The North Of Portugal.


By Gregory W. on 28-Jun-2017

We felt really at home here, Piers and his wife made us feel very welcome and so did their friendly boxer dog Polly. The nearest town, Barcelos feels like the real Portugal, after our sleepless and expensive 4 nights in Porto. The apartment was extremely clean and well thought out and deliciously cool in the 35C temperature outside. We made good use of the enormous swimming pool, it really was the best place to be in the hot afternoons. We will return!


5 of of 5

Peaceful Holiday In Northern Portugal.


By John W. on 08-Jan-2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the cloister apartment of this beautiful converted monastery - it was a marvellous experience. The flat is spacious and very tastefully decorated with lovely Portuguese tiles and artefacts. It was spotlessly clean, and very comfortable. The flat leads out into a large enclosed courtyard where we could eat meals and have an evening drink - here there are fountains playing and a formal garden with flowers. Then there is the walk up through orchards to the swimming pool, a delightful place where we spent much time swimming and reading (the pool is crystal clear springwater)surrounded by cypress and magnolia trees, with stunning views of the valley beyond the house. The owners Piers and Kate were extremely helpful when it came to information about local visits, markets, beaches etc. This is as enchanting place, peaceful and relaxing and also full of character. We would recommend it as an out-of-the-ordinary holiday, and plan to visit again soon.


5 of of 5
Prices
May 1st to May 31st Low Season €75 per night
June 1st to June 30th Mid Season €80 per night
July Ist to August 31st High Season €85 per night
September 1st to Sept. 31st Mid Season €80 per night
October 1st to October 31st Low Season €75 per night
Location
Suitability
Children Welcome
Facilities
Refrigerator Hob Microwave
Pantry item Toaster Dining seats
Dining room Internet Heating
Linens provided Washing machine Parking
Living room Hairdryer Books
Communal pool Balcony Garden
Theme
Away from it all Historic Tourist attractions
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