QUINTA DA BEMVISA - CALHEIROS, PONTE DE LIMA
Situated at the village of Calheiros, only 7km away from Ponte de Lima, at the heart of the Minho region, this farm house has an outstanding view over the Lima valley and its slopped green fields meticulously arranged.
Quinta da Bemvisa is a restored 17th century farmhouse for tourism in rural areas, comprising 5 rooms, 4 doubles and 1 twin, preserving the original architectural features which contrast with the more modern elements of the decoration.
Within a region that holds a treasure of natural landscapes and architectonic heritage, this farm house is the ideal place to enjoy the privacy, quietness, wellness and relaxation of a memorable stay.
Caldelas - Calheiros
The house has been carefully restored, preserving its original architectural traces, which contrast with its modern décor. Five bedrooms (four double and one twin) with en suite private bath or shower room, spacious living and dining areas and a well-appointed kitchen make it ideal for sharing families or large groups. The ancient lovely granite seats by its windows, the stone chimney, its enchanting private chapel dedicated to St. John the Baptist, the surprising tower, and the breathtaking views from each of its rooms over resplendent surrounding green landscapes are some of its unforgettable features.
Whether by sunrise or sunset, the barbecue area, the ancient granary and its nearby granite treshing-floor offer an idyllic setting to enjoy a relaxed meal or a simple get-together with family and friends. An enthralling swimming pool and an inviting tennis court, surrounded by a magnificent forest of oaks and chestnut trees, embroidered by streams and small fountains, offer a rich natural environment for a fabulous holiday.
In this enchanted region, guests may find multiple leisure activities - from a merry stroll along green paths of great beauty, to secular traditions such as the Table of the Four Abbots, completed by horse riding, mountain biking, canoeing, or a visit to the nearby golf course. Nature lovers are invited to climb Arcela mountain or visit Castelo and find out the “garrano” wild horses, and hidden surprises of the local fauna and flora.
Amenities may be found at your doorstep, and the Calheiros village has a local shop selling all basic items, a café and a restaurant that can be easily reached on foot. Restaurants in the nearby town of Ponte de Lima, display a rich sample of this region's traditional gastronomy. “Sarrabulho” (blood rice with pork meat) and “leite-creme” (custard) accompanied by the traditional Vinho Verde are ingredients for the magic of an adorable stay.