PINE COTTAGE, Moncao North Portugal
Hosted by Francisco G
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4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
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You'll love this simple, genuine Portuguese country home. The "Pine Cottage" is a beautiful, peaceful cottage located just 4km's from the village of Monção, in the heart of Minho. A house for lovers of nature and country life.

The space

The Space:
A house for lovers of nature and country life. comfortable with all the amenities (no internet, no pool but with a nice exterior shower...) Plenty of charm and quiet.

Turn off your mobile and enjoy the genuine of life ...

Just 131km's from Porto Airport and 36km's from Vigo Airport (Spain). Difficult to access by public transport...

Situated on 2500 square meter of fruit trees and beautiful gardens, the cottage shares property with the owners' holiday home. The native flora in the surrounding forests is home to an abundance of wildlife - birds, rabbits, eagles, owls, deer, to name a few. The Alvarinho Vineyard in the neighboring small, rural village produces one of the most notable Portuguese white wines.

This is a picturesque home, with two bedrooms and two double beds, a kitchen / living room with a traditional fireplace, and a single bathroom. Park inside the property. (Note that the bathroom is accessible through one of the rooms, so privacy in that room is not always feasible). Ideal for families of four or good friends. An additional single bed may be placed inside the main bedroom.

Ideal for retreating from the stress of the city. Take in the fresh air and recharge your batteries gardening, lounging, hiking through the forest, biking, or fishing for wild trout in the Gadanha River.

Travel Distances (and Times) to Key Cities
Porto - 140km's (1.2 hrs)
Lisboa - 435km's (4 hrs)
Vigo (Spain) - 41km's (45 mins)
Santiago de Compostela (Spain) - 125km's (1.3 hrs by car or 23 hrs on foot) "Caminho de Santiago"
La Coruña (Spain) - 195km's (2 hrs)
Madrid (Spain) - 580km's (6 hrs)

Guest access

Guest Acess:
The guests have access to the entire house and garden. It`s possible parking the car inside the property

Interaction with guests

Interaction with Guests:
The house belongs to my parents. The interaction with guests depend on them. Sometimes they stay in another house in the surroundings and they are very pleasant to help in any questions.

Other things to note

We do not have WI-FI and no Internet...


Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed

House Rules
Check out by 12PM (noon)

House rules:
A familiar house. We hope our guests feel at home and take care of the house like yours.


20 Reviews

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Meike User Profile
August 2017
One of the most wonderful locations we've ever been and certainly the nicest hosts! Thanks so much for everything!

Caroline User Profile
July 2017
A wonderful place to stay, especially when you like the quote 'offline is the new luxury' (we do ;-) because there is no WiFi. We loved the view, the beautiful garden, the sound of the birds, the swimming in the river. Perfect spot to relax.

Bill User Profile
August 2016
Pine Cottage was a delight and lived up to everything that was advertised. The accommodation was very comfortable and homely and the gardens and location absolutely wonderful. Francisco was a fantastic host, providing all of the information we needed to find the cottage and in touch quickly when we had one or two questions. His parents were on hand when we arrived, showed us around and made us feel very welcome. We had a truly lovely time exploring the local area (and the local wine). A week, was not long enough to see and do everything: we hope to come back!

Koen User Profile
July 2016
This very old farmers house has been redeveloped to a very cosy, elegant villa by Francisco and family. The furnishing and inventory is complete for more than a holiday only; one can live here. In the beautiful garden you have full privacy and the ouside shower in the sun is great fun. Down the road you can swim in the river. A tremendous place to stay if you like nature and living outside. We have had a great time. Thanks a lot.

Tjade User Profile
October 2015
We stayed at Francisco's cottage for 4 nights. The place was beautiful, location was perfect for us and all facilities were there. We had a warm welcome by francisco's parents, who showed us around in the beautifully restored cottage and even provided us with wine, bread and homemade marmelade. We really appreciated that! The cottage can be difficult to find, but Francisco's driving instructions (with photo's) were very helpful and clear. And the communication with him was always quick and pleasant. The area around the pine cottage is beautiful and peaceful. We really enjoyed the garden and the nice view over the vineyard. It's definitely a place where we would love to come back some day!

Kim & Matthew User Profile
September 2014
Sensational cottage, location and very special hosts. We ended our stay in Portugal here in Moncao and it was bliss, Exceeded all of our expectations. We would recommend the Pine cottage for anyone looking for a quiet retreat, especially for anyone with a passion for immaculately restored buildings, which was a highlight for us.

Shannon User Profile
August 2014
The cottage looks much like the pictures, if not more beautiful. The village, the house, the garden, the river, everything quietly beautiful. Very nice and helpful host. I would like to come back to hide in this paradise again. Will recommend to anyone who wants a calm and refreshing vacation.

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Francisco G User ProfileFrancisco G is a superhost.
Hello, My name is Francisco. I'm an architect, originally from Porto where I live and own my own architecture studio. This city is a wonderful place to live, work and play. There's always something to do. I'm very laid back and I love to travel. Some of my favorite destinati…
Languages: English, Español, Português
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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