Suggestion of the owner: click on the link below and you can check the activities that you are able to do during your stay in Casa da Torre, these activities are promoted by a group of friends called “Projecto Raizes”, that in English means “Roots Pr
Casa da Torre is an example of the Minho Region typical splendour.
The property of a peculiar design, all constructed in granite it's a reference item in several books and articles about the built up patrimony of this region, and in this building is involved a whole patrimonial and family history.
Its origins remote back to the medieval age, being later reconstructed in the 18th century.
Remaining in the same family to several generations, the present hosts are a young couple, Teresa and Miguel, the previous owner's grandchildren.
With time it has suffered several restoration interventions to obtain more comfort, well-being and modernity, however always preserving the house's original architectonic traces and beauty.
Located in a stunning place, where the Minho fields exhibit their green preciousness, in there are implanted the porch and the threshing floor, which long ago were used to dry cereal and also a big and gorgeous granary, where the same cereal, mainly maize, were then stored.
Casa da Torre is located on the base of the beautiful and protected "Cabreira," sierra, five minutes away from the centre of Cabeceiras de Basto and forty minutes from the District capital - the city of Braga in the region of Minho.
To the mountain lovers and specifying Cabreira, the nature trails are lively recommended, being the most known called " Veiga , Pisão and Papas". In that trails you can get pleasure from the fauna and flora the sierra offers.
Geographically attractive, Casa da Torre benefits of the country and mountain tranquillity and from beautiful cities proximity, with a great historical patrimony such as Porto, Braga and Guimarães, all less than a hour away with easy access to modern motorways.
The sea lovers could benefit from the famous Vila do Conde and Póvoa de Varzim beaches, also 45 minutes away.
Abadim is a village of kind, cheerful, simple and hospitable people. This community lives mainly of the farming and herding exercised in a quite rudimentary way, so it is possible to observe, frequently, cows and goats grazing in neighbour's fields.
Distanced 3 km from Casa da Torre and yet, in Abadim surroundings many water mills may be visited, which construction was order by D. Diniz, once Portugal's King. These water mills are called "Moinhos de Rei" and they are all over a vast area with the same name.
Still in "Moinhos de Rei " there is the watercourse " Levada de Vibora" all flanked in stone, where the water flows in a light crystalline way through a few kms. With no doubt a pleasant walk is to attend this course on foot; the small "Oural" dam provides refreshing baths and finally a picnic, taking advantage of the available equipment in the area such as the grills, the wooden tables and benches, the drinking fountains, all shaded by lots of trees are lovely suggestions … always communing with Mother Nature.
Much more was to say, but we wait for you to confirm what has been told and discover what is yet o say.
We believe that we could provide pleasant holidays in an ideal place to who looks for a quit destiny of well- being, peace and freedom.
We, the owners, think the best proof of this are the good memories that our visitors say they are taking when they leave, and in spite of the distance some of them already honour us with their return.
See you soon!
Hi, we are Teresa and Miguel, the grandchildren of the original owners. We cherish this house very much and enjoy sharing it with our guests. We love to meet people from all over the world who come to our home as strangers and leave as friends! We look forward to meeting you and greeting you with a welcome basket with local products. Please send us any questions you may have, we're happy to help!