THE BEST VIEW
“For a dream holiday in North Portugal, ideal for friends”
AltaVista is high in the hills in the tiny traditional village of Carreiras, way off the beaten track but conveniently close to the beautiful historic town of Ponte de Lima. The house is a mix of ancient and contemporary, with plenty of traditional character from the past sympathetically updated with modern comforts. Its rural setting offers calm and the abundant pleasures of unspoiled nature, with walks through the surrounding meadows and hillsides, and spectacular views as far as Braga 20km to the south.
The meadows around the house are grazed by sheep, goats, and rabbits, the sound of running water from mountain springs is everywhere, and the skies are full of curlews, partridges, hoopoes, swallows, jays, buzzards and kites. Just a few steps from the door, you are into tranquil countryside where you can leave your day-to-day cares behind.
Each bedroom is decorated individually, and you can choose between historic ambience and a humorously modern style. Many traditional architectural features are retained, such as the enormous granite kitchen chimney and fireplaces, and there are spacious dining and sitting rooms.
When the weather’s warm, you’ll want to take advantage of Altavista’s swimming pool, and relaxing outdoor terraces – all with those incredible views of beautiful north Portugal.
A holiday tailored to you
You can book individual bedrooms in the house, or hire the whole house with your friends or family. We can also arrange those little extra touches for you to make your stay a special one, and to help you get to know the charms of the surrounding towns and countryside. Your host Isaque will be more than happy to introduce you to the best local attractions, and recommend a variety of activities, places to visit, eat and enjoy the renowned wines of the region.
If you’d like to discuss the possibilities, contact Isaque on +00 351 938 539 330