Whole house
1292 ft²
Size
Kitchen
Mountain view
Garden
Outdoor pool
BBQ facilities

Set in a vineyard, producing red and white wine, The Pool House is an accommodations located in Longos, 7.5 mi from Guimarães and 6.2 mi from Braga. Guests benefit from a terrace and an outdoor salt-water pool. Free WiFi is available and guests can enjoy mountain views.

The holiday home features 2 bedrooms, a kitchen with a dishwasher, a washing machine, and a bathroom with free toiletries and a hair dryer. A flat-screen TV and DVD player are offered. There is an additional bathroom on a terrace near the pool.

The Pool House offers a barbecue. Guests can also relax in the garden. A welcome basket is provided on the day of guests' arrival and the owners offer a complimentary bottle of the house wine.

Guimarães Castle and Ducal Palace are 7.5 mi from the property. The nearest airport is Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport, 25 mi from The Pool House.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 10 for a two-person trip.

The Pool House has been welcoming Booking.com guests since May 4, 2018

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.8)

Free Private Parking Available On Site


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Hosted by Virginia Henry Martins

10
Host Review Score

Virginia Henry Martins
It's brand new - we live in the farmhouse next door and built the pool and Pool House during the course of 2017. Firstly, the view is spectacular - of the hills, vineyards, distant houses. The house has sloping wooden ceilings, large glass sliding doors onto a long veranda which looks over the pool. The veranda has a table, chairs, sofa, a wall-mounted TV for night viewing. The rooms have fabulous views - it's a delight to wake up in the front room and through one window you see the pool and through the other the mist rising over the mountains. The bathroom is pretty- heavy glass wash-hand basin, large shower, piping hot water from a heat pump. The kitchen is a place of tranquility, with a window at the back overlooking the back garden and light from the front, overlooking the pool and the superb views over the hills and mountains. We love nature and feel we have the perfect compromise between city life and country life - Braga is 10 mins away, Guimarães 20 mins away, but here we're surrounded by the sounds of nature. Night time is magical with the garden lights, illuminated pool and the twinkling lights from distant villages. There is a fire pit and marshmallows are provided!!
I was born in N.Ireland, studied languages at Cambridge and then lived in England for 15 years. I met my husband, who is Portuguese, in England and we got married in 2000. I've been living in Portugal since - we have three children, dogs, a cat, chickens, ducks.... I love living in this area as it's got everything - beautiful towns, cinemas, lovely scenery, good walks, amazing churches, Celtic settlements, restaurants and cafés. Speaking of cafés, Portugal is such a good place to eat out - the food is marvellous, beautifully presented and at a very reasonable price. Overall, as a mother of three I'm kept busy, trying to juggle lots of balls in the air. Apart from renting out the Pool House and the ground floor apartment of my farmhouse (also with a little pool) I am a translator - from Portuguese to English. I am very sociable and do my best to ensure any guests at my house are happy and aware of what there is going on in the area. I have a file filled with my gems of what there is to see and do in the area - and where to go and eat. Nothing pleases me more than when guests come back again and again.
We're totally in the country but near Braga, Guimarães, Porto, Ponte de Lima, Viana do Castelo, the beach at Esposende, the national park of Peneda Gerês. The village of Longos has a bakery producing hot bread all day long. Down below in the village is our popular restaurant, Bar da Igreja, serving food 7 days a week for lunch and dinner. Taipas, 4 kms away, has everything - 3 large supermarkets, a spa, shops, cafés, banks, pharmacies, restaurants and a Monday market selling everything from fruit and vegetables to live chicks and ducklings. It's well supported - being the meeting place for many of the locals. The Pool House is set in the middle of a vineyard and we make white and red wine at the farm. We also have fruit trees in abundance - guests can help themselves to whatever we grow - oranges, lemons, plums, apples, pomegranates, kiwis etc. We also have chickens and again guests can have eggs, when they're laying well. As we make wine, guests arrive to a bottle of our vinho verde branco - and the kitchen has everything you might need, including coffee, tea, milk, water, bread, ham, cheese etc. There is lots to see and do in this area - or just sit and do nothing!
Languages spoken: English,Spanish,French,Portuguese
Area Info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
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What's nearby
  • Sameiro Sanctuary
    1.4 miles
  • Bom Jesus do Monte Sanctuary
    2.4 miles
  • University of Minho - Braga Campus
    3.3 miles
  • BragaShopping
    3.9 miles
  • Braga Se Cathedral
    4 miles
  • Image Museum
    4.1 miles
  • Biscainhos Museum
    4.1 miles
  • Braga Municipal Stadium
    4.6 miles
  • Dom Afonso Henriques Stadium
    6.1 miles
  • Guimarães Castle
    6.3 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Cafe/Bar Café Clara, Longos
    0.9 miles
  • Restaurant Bar da Igreja, Longos
    1.2 miles
  • Cafe/Bar Café Europa, Longos
    1.2 miles
  • Cafe/Bar Café Sameiro, Sameiro
    1.9 miles
  • Restaurant Avô João, Taipas
    2.5 miles
  • Restaurant Dona Julha, Falperra
    3.1 miles
Top attractions
  • Ducal Palace
    6.4 miles
  • Salado Memorial
    6.5 miles
  • Manta Festival
    6.8 miles
Natural Beauty
  • Mountain Falperra
    0.6 miles
  • Lake Sameiro
    1.2 miles
  • River Ave, Taipas
    2.5 miles
  • Mountain Bom Jesus
    2.5 miles
  • Mountain Citânia de Briteiros Iron Age settlement
    3.7 miles
  • Ocean/Sea Atlantic
    18.6 miles
Closest Airports
  • Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport
    25.6 miles
  • Vigo Airport
    50.9 miles
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Amenities of The Pool House
Parking
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
  • Secure parking
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Kitchen
Freedom to eat when you want
  • High chair
  • Dining table
  • Cleaning products
  • Toaster
  • Stovetop
  • Oven
  • Kitchenware
  • Electric kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenette
Bedroom
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Alarm clock
  • Extra long beds (> 6.5 ft)
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Additional bathroom
  • Towels/Sheets (extra fee)
  • Guest bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Slippers
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
Living Area
Space for everyone to be together
  • Dining area
  • Sofa
  • Fireplace
  • Sitting area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
Fun for everyone under one roof
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels
  • Video
  • CD player
  • DVD player
  • Radio
  • TV
Room Amenities
Extra comfort
  • Socket near the bed
  • Drying rack for clothing
  • Clothes rack
  • Electric blankets
  • Tile/Marble floor
  • Soundproof
  • Private entrance
  • Fan
  • Ironing facilities
  • Iron
Accessibility
  • Entire unit wheelchair accessible
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
Outdoors
Sit back and relax
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Private pool
  • BBQ facilities
  • Patio
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Outdoor swimming pool
Free! All pools are free of charge
  • Open all year
  • All ages welcome
  • Pool/Beach towels
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Pool with view
  • Saltwater pool
  • Shallow end
Spa
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Pool/Beach towels
Food & Drink
  • Fruit
  • Wine/Champagne Additional charge
  • Tea/Coffee maker
Activities
  • Tour or class about local culture Additional charge
  • Walking tours Additional charge
  • Cycling Off-site
  • Hiking
  • Darts
  • Ping-pong
Services & Extras
  • Wake-up service/Alarm clock
Outdoor & View
Enjoy the view
  • Landmark view
  • Mountain view
  • Pool view
  • Garden view
Building Characteristics
  • Detached
Transportation
  • Airport drop-off Additional charge
  • Airport pickup Additional charge
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Airport shuttle
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Baggage storage
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
  • Books, DVDs or music for children
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Playground
Miscellaneous
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Designated smoking area
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
Safety & security
  • Key access
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Portuguese
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Sustainability initiatives
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Check-in

3:00 PM - 10:00 PM

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Check-out

8:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

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Crib and extra bed policies

No cribs or extra beds are available.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

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Smoking

Smoking is not allowed.

Quiet hours

Guests need be quiet between 11:00 PM and 7:00 AM.

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Please inform The Pool House of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

License number: 10308/AL

FAQs about The Pool House

  • Yes, there are options at this property that have a balcony. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at The Pool House on this page.

  • Yes, The Pool House is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. See details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • Yes, there are options at this property that have a terrace. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at The Pool House on this page.

  • The prices at The Pool House may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Yes, there's a private pool. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at The Pool House on this page.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to The Pool House by:

    • Car 1h
    • Airport shuttle (public) 1h

  • The Pool House has the following number of bedrooms:

    • 2 bedrooms

    For more detailed info, check the accommodation option(s) breakdown on this page.

  • The Pool House can accommodate this group size:

    • 4 guests

    For more detailed info, check the accommodation option(s) breakdown on this page.

  • The Pool House offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Playground
    • Ping-pong
    • Darts
    • Walking tours
    • Tour or class about local culture

  • Check-in at The Pool House is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:30 AM.

  • The Pool House is 0.7 miles from the center of Longos.