Casa Sulo Terracotta Chalet Apartment
Apartment with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and shared pool in Macinhata do Vouga, Portugal
From £329 per week
Apartment to rent in Macinhata do Vouga, Portugal
2 fully equipped chalet apartments. Peace & tranquility-but close enough for beaches & towns. Sleeps 4-5, conjoined up to 10.
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Apartment overview - owner's description
Casa Sulo, Alombada, your holiday destination, is situated in an idyllic rural working village at the top of a mountain surrounded by the refreshing fragrance of eucalyptus forests and uninterrupted views over the distant mountains of the Serra de Arada.
It is suitable for all age groups, families, reunions or just couples who want a relaxing break. Out of high season we accept weekend bookings and mid-week to midweek bookings, otherwise our changeover day is Saturday to Saturday. Please enquire for specific dates.
The two self-catering chalet apartments are of the highest standard with your comfort in mind.
The 2 chalet apartments each sleep 4-5. There is a double insulated connecting door between the two chalets for larger parties if required and group bookings, e.g. yoga, meditation, painting, walking, birdwatching, fishing. Each comprises one double and one twin bedroom, both with en-suite and shower. All bedding and towels are provided, except beach towels. There is also a double bed settee in each lounge area. However, there is no wheelchair access.
The fully fitted kitchen includes a fridge / freezer, gas cooker and washing machine. Cooler bags and ice blocks are provided for use during your stay. For your convenience we keep a limited supply of groceries which can be purchased at cost. We also have available for purchase home made jams, local honey, yoghurt, bread and our own wine, jeropiga and port style wine, when available.
A TV is provided, with a choice of various language programmes via digi-box sets. Each apartment has a range of books and games. Free wi-fi is available
The Local Area
There is plenty to do and see throughout the Silver Coast / Beiras region with local markets supplying everything from fresh fish, meat, vegetables and dairy produce to pottery and livestock. Try your bartering skills!
A car is essential for your stay. Albergaria a Velha is our closest town (10 minutes drive away) with several good cafés en route. It has plenty of first class traditional restaurants at prices we can all afford a two course meal for two people with wine €20 approx., or try the prata do dia at lunchtime in a small café and reduce the cost to around €14.
Aveiro, known as the Venice of Portugal, boasts every modern amenity but still retains its old charm. Take a boat trip in a traditional brightly painted moliceiros (fishing boat). Or relax over an al-fresco meal watching the world go by before wandering through the myriad of narrow cobbled streets bustling with life throughout the day and long into the night. Costa Nova boasts miles of beautiful unspoilt golden sandy beaches with the North Atlantic Rollers waiting to be discovered.
Visit the 12th century city of Porto on the banks of the River Douro, a city proud of its status as the founder of the Portuguese nation. There is a strong English influence there with port wine being “created” by two Englishmen in the 17th Century who added brandy to preserve the local wine. Port. Visit the world famous port wine cellars for a tasting followed by a boat trip along the river Douro.
Later, return to Casa Sulo and prepare the food bought fresh that day. Take a dip in the pool, have a cold beer or a vinho do porto branco – fresco (white port, chilled) as a pre-dinner aperitif and afterwards chat long into the night surrounded by the stars (no light pollution), the odd owl hoot and the occasional grunt of a wild boar going about its business in one of the neighbouring fields.
Driving and Finding
For golfers, Curia golf course, or the Montebelo Golf and Leisure Club near Viseu, which is one of the best golf courses you can play. For the non-golfers why not make use of its extensive leisure and club facilities. There is also a horse riding stables within the same complex.
If you enjoy “driving and finding” take the back roads over the mountains to Viseu a walled and ancient city full of character, charm, hospitality and old fashioned service – we bought a pack of aspirin in the pharmacy. They gift wrapped it in tissue before handing it over - we still haven’t opened it!
There are too many experiences in the region to mention in detail. Space and time do not permit but it would be remiss not to mention the regional dish of leitão (roast suckling pig) served with green salad and a garafe of chilled white wine in a small local café Visit the ancient and beautiful university city of Coimbra Vouzela for the delicious pasteis – a flaky sweet pastry to die for fishing for bream, trout and barbell on the rivers Vouga, Dão, or Paiva. Or just spend quality time by the pool unwinding while time drifts by.
We are off the beaten track, secure and safe.
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Outside this apartment in Macinhata do Vouga, PortugalThis apartment is in a village and in a quiet area near the mountains. It has a shared pool, a barbecue, outside lighting and a garden. Car hire is necessary as the renter will need a car to get about for shopping, eating out and the beach; however parking is available if required.
Prices and availability
Updated 16 August 2019
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Changeover days and minimum stays
- 18 August - 6 September 2019: changeover day is Saturday, bookings must be for whole weeks only and the minimum stay is 7 nights.
- 7 September 2019 - 30 July 2021: bookings must be for whole weeks only and the minimum stay is 7 nights.
- 31 July - 6 September 2021: changeover day is Saturday, bookings must be for whole weeks only and the minimum stay is 7 nights.
- 7 September 2021 - 17 July 2022: bookings must be for whole weeks only and the minimum stay is 7 nights.
2 ensuite bedrooms, Sleeps 5:
- 1 double bed and en suite
- 2 single beds and en suite
There is also 1 double sofa bed in Lounge/diner, 1 cot
2 bathrooms including 2 en suites
Shared pool, Size 10m x 5m, Depth 1.2m to 1.2m
Internet / WiFi, TV Languages in English, French, Local
Living area seats 5, Dining area seats 6, Hair dryer, Iron / board, Towels / linen, Washing machine, Car hire essential
Cooker, Crockery, Cutlery, Fridge, Freezer, Glassware, Kettle, Microwave, Oven, Pots / pans, Toaster
Barbecue, Outside lighting, Parking, Private garden
On arrival park your car off the road and the guests will find a complimentary welcome pack when they enter the chalet apartment. This usually comprises cheese, ham, bread, milk, fruit, a bottle of red and white wine - in the fridge, chilling. Also in the chalet apartments the visitors will find everything they require including sauces, tea, coffee, salt, soap powder, washing up liquid, toilet rolls, etc. We adopt an honesty policy - if an item runs out, please replace just that one item with a similar product. This means all our guests need to bring is their own personal clothes, toiletries and beach towel if required. Salt water pool, heated with telescopic cover for cooler months.
Private Owner From Macinhata Do Vouga, Agueda, Portugal Member since Nov 2004
Past bookings: 12 bookings
Last seen: a day ago
Number of properties: 2