Traditional country manor with swimming pool 9 km from Ponte de Lima in the north of Portugal
The Casa do Retiro is on 25 acres of cornfields inside a traditional granite stone wall which accords absolute privacy.
Built of stone in the style of the manorial houses of this part of Portugal, the house is accessed via a portico with coat of arms that opens onto a garden space and a stairway up to the main entrance. On the first floor there is a library, dining room and two living rooms; one facing south onto the cornfields and the other north which remains cool in the heat of the summer. On this floor there is also the spacious master bedroom with bathroom and bath. Next to the living rooms there is a small single room and a restroom.
The stairs lead down to the ground floor with a second dining room and to the right a simple kitchen equipped with all the essentials. To the left is a corridor that connects three double bedrooms and a bathroom with shower. On the lower floor there are two double bedrooms, a bathroom with shower and a room that leads onto the garden.
The house has a large garden and a swimming pool surrounded by exuberant countryside and an impressive landscape of mountains in the distance. Between the entrance and the swimming pool is a unique threshing square with two ancient granaries that make it one of the most important historical agricultural sites of its kind in the peninsular.
A clear stream, suitable for a dip or for trout fishing, crosses the property. One kilometre from the house there is a bicycle route that runs along the Lima river and it is 15 km to the Sierra de Arga mountain range where there are numerous walking routes, small villages to visit and the Pincho waterfall. 20 kms in the opposite direction will bring you to the beaches of Afife, Areosa and Moledo.
Dining Room Seats13
8 x 4 m.
100 000 m2