Casa do Ameal - T1 | 90106.1

Ancient and noble Minho house of the 16th century, 1 km from Viana do Castelo, 3 km from the beach, handicrafts and folkloric display, large lounge with TV, extensive gardens, shared swimming pool with sun loungers, 7 guest rooms/apartments with double or twin beds, apartments T1 have 1 double or twin room and 1 bathroom, some with small kitchenette, sleeps 2 persons, breakfast included.

1 Total no. of bedrooms
3 Sleeps

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description Description

An ancient and noble Minho house probably built in the 16th century though the exact date is unknown. It is recorded, however, that in 1669 the ancestors of the current owners, the Faria Araújo family, purchased Casa do Ameal for just 3,500 shillings. The house, located about 1 km from the centre of Viana do Castelo and 3 km from the beach, has its original architecture is beautifully preserved.

Casa do Ameal sits near the Lima river estuary; with easy access the several points of interest, allowing for an unforgettable visit to Minho, one of the most beautiful regions of Portugal, known for its natural beauty, monuments and gastronomy. The proprietors of Ameal have thoughtfully provided an authentic handicrafts and folkloric display, and exhibit antique costumes belonging to their ancestors. There is a large lounge with TV and comfortable settees for the guests use. In the extensive well cared gardens one finds a beautiful open air swimming pool with sun loungers.

Visitors have a choice of 7 guest rooms/apartments with double or twin beds, all of them equipped with central heating and private bathroom.

Apartments T1 have 1 double or twin room and 1 bathroom. Some apartments have a small kitchenette.
Sleeps 2 persons, breakfast included.
Children under 2 years stay free of charge.
An extra bed for a child under 12 years can be added, supplement applies.

Breakfast is served in the Breakfast Room between 9am and 11am.

kitchen Amenities and facilities

hotel Bedrom

1 Total no. of bedrooms

wc Bathroom

1 Bathrooms

terrain Outside Facilities

Shared swimming pool
Table tennis
Private parking

radio Inside Facilities

Cable/Satellite TV

kitchen Kitchen Equipment

priority_high Suitable

Elderly or infirm Suitable
Children welcome

rowing Sports and outdoor

Horseback riding

streetview Sights and attractions

Sight seeing

edit_location Location - Area

Situated at the mouth of the river Lima, Viana do Castelo was founded in the thirteenth century by D. Afonso III, king of Portugal, who, in an attempt to gain popular support, decided that this place should be destined exclusively for the use of the common people and declared that the nobility could not settle there. This fertile valley had already been much appreciated by the Romans, who reached here quite easily but then drew back, as, on encountering the River Lima, they thought that they had discovered the mythological River Lethe, known as the river of Oblivion, since anyone who crossed it would inevitably lose their memory.

Viana do Castelo gained in importance during the period of the great Maritime Discoveries (in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries) primarily as a shipyard and seaport, but also as a source of the crews that manned the ships setting sail to discover unknown lands.

Today it enjoys a rich architectural heritage and its many monuments are best admired as a whole from the top of Monte de Santa Luzia, which provides a spectacular view over the mouth of the River Lima and the Atlantic Ocean.

Amongst the particular highlights of this region are its folklore, its brightly-coloured, typical costumes and the extremely popular religious festivals and other festivities, particularly those that are held in August in honour of Nossa Senhora da Agonia and are considered to be the most spectacular in the whole of Portugal.

Viana do Castelo also has a rich and varied local handicraft industry, with its ceramics (everyday pottery articles), embroidery and goldsmith's work being particularly sought after.

Cabedelo is the closest and better known Viana do Castelo beach, on the other side of the river Lima. Surrounded by a pine wood, you will find there everything you need, from restaurants, disco, bars and shopping to camping sites and apartments for rent. There is a ferryboat to cross the river to town and back, also bus.

Carreço is one of the most beautiful beaches of Viana do Castelo. Dominated by the lighthouse of Montedor, Carreço is a blessing of nature, with its rocks over the sea, pinewoods, fields and village, all together. If you like nature, this is the beach to look for.

Airport distance Porto (OPO) 65 km
Beach 3 km
Shopping 200 m
Restaurant 200 m
Bar 200 m
Golf 15 km
Museum 3 km

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library_books Terms

Minimum rental (days) 2

Payment info

Deposit due 5 Days after booking, Amount 30.00 %
Balance due 35 Days before arrival
Earliest arrival time 14:00:00
Latest departure time 12:00:00

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35 Days before arrival Deposit + 100 %

rate_review Reviews

von Lilly aus Deutschland, August 2008
Das Solar Casa do Ameal liegt direkt neben einem Einkaufszentrum etwas außerhalb von dem Stadtzentrum von Viana do Castelo (zu Fuß ca 15 min zur Altstadt). Hinter einer hohen Mauer mit schmaler Toreinfahrt verstecken sich mehrere historische Gebäude und ein großer sehr schöner Garten. Die Zimmer haben alle einen direkten Zugang von außen und sind mit Möbeln im alten Stil ausgestattet. Unser Zimmer hatte auch eine Kitchenette (Kühlschrank, Herd, Spüle und ein wenig Geschirr). Das ganze Ensemble wirkt sehr stimmig und verführt zum entspannt im Garten oder am Pool sitzen. Die "Hauswirtin" spricht englisch und hat uns reichlich mit Tipps zu Sehenswürdigkeiten, Restaurants und Badestränden versorgt.



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