|This beautiful house is
situated in a magnificent garden 1 kilometre from the historic Minho town
of Caminha, one of the most beautiful regions of Portugal.
From the house it is only
a five minute walk to the Minho river and to the sea. Long sandy beaches,
backed by sand dunes, covered with wild bushes and flowers, lie between
the medieval forest of Camarido and the Atlantic, whilst opposite is the
dark granite castle on Insua Island.
The house was originally built as a hunting lodge in the eighteenth century by the Visconde de Guilhomil, an ancestor of the present owner.
The house is full of momentos of past travels and history. The chapel has a travelling altar belonging to an ancestor who died in the peninsular wars.
The house is situated about 75 Kms. from Porto airport, which is fast dual carriage way road for most of the distance. Porto can also be reached by the railway which runs near the house - but there is no traffic at night.
A car is advisable but not
necessary. If arriving on the evening flight a taxi is recommended from
the airport. (75 kms.)
The businessman may find it worth the extra mileage for the informal advice and assistance that can be given which would be invaluable to the first time visitor to the main industrial region to the south between Porto to Braga.
There are two double bedrooms
The swimming pool is set in the leafy garden in which to enjoy the Minho summer although there is some traffic noise can be heard. About 1 km away are the beautiful sandy beaches of Moledo and the mouth of the river Minho.
The minimum stay is three nights but the businessman might be able to stay for two nights outside the main tourist season. The main house is fully centrally heated.
In the gardens there is a separate house which has been converted into three self catering apartments. Two of these have two bedrooms each and the other is a studio apartment.
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|Comment posted by Christiane Kuehl|
|We had a wonderful week at Casa de Esteiro, with José and his wife being beautiful hosts and Fernanda taking great care of breakfast and the rooms. The location is excellent, you can walk into town as well as to the beach. Also, Caminha has a train station, so one really does not need a car to get around. The house is not in a pine tree forest though, other than announced; the town has crept up along the road to Casa de Esteiro, and right next to it is a huge hotel. But this is not too bad, once you're on the premise you do not notice it anymore. What you do notice though are the six dogs that José keeps in a cage – they like to bark all night. That sometimes made it hard to sleep. It is probably better to stay in the extra house which is farther away from the dogs. Nonetheless, we loved it there.|
|Comment posted by F. M.|
|Set on a quiet property on the edge of Caminha amidst dense vegetation and old eucalyptus, we had a wonderful two bedroom apartment with terrace and use of the pool in a house on the estate, a short walk from the Casa where we had breakfast. The manor...home of a former ambassador...could very well have been a private family museum filled with...nature abhorring a vacuum!...art antiques books silver Chinese porcelain a small chapel comfortable furniture family portraits and photos...everywhere one looked a treat for the eye. Senhor was gracious and welcoming. Breakfast was sufficient if not exactly generous. We were a short walk through a pinewood from a beautiful Atlantic beach with Spain off to our left. The area offers many possibilities for exploring lovely Minho villages. I highly recommend it.|