CASA DO CRUZEIRO DO OUTEIRO – Rua do Senhor da Fortuna, Arcozelo, Ponte de Lima
Casa do Cruzeiro do Outeiro takes its name from the two hundred years old Senhor da Fortuna cross found at the junction of the paths as you approach the house. The monument was erected by Casa do Outeiro family in gratitude for their good fortune and is lit each evening by devotees.
Within a spacious walled garden, the owners have sensitively renovated the 18th Century part of the building, converting it into a charming country retreat. The Casa’s recent and careful conversion has retained its original character and features. It offers a relaxed, comfortable and simple atmosphere with three spacious bedrooms, two bathrooms and a living room with a kitchen. The lovely garden has a generous swimming pool and an open pergola with comfortable loungers inviting guests to relax in the afternoon and to contemplate the skies at night.
The property on the hillside of Monte de Santo Ovídio is just one mile North of the historic town of Ponte de Lima. Your short walk to the town will take you past the annual Festival of Gardens and over the now traffic-free Roman bridge “ponte romana”. Among the trackways that have been walked for millennia lies the Ribeira Lima, the Way of St James and access to the Natura Network. Today canoeing, horse riding, cycling and even more extreme alternatives are available for the active and adventurous.
Rua do Senhor da Fortuna, 462 – Arcozelo
From your first view of Ponte de Lima from the bridge you will see evidence of history even pre-dating the Romans. The market which covers the sands beside the river on alternative Mondays, claims to be Portugal’s oldest and largest. The town and its surroundings offer much to lovers of the quieter pursuits of good food, fine shopping, culture, art and nature.