An exceptional, luxury, 6-bedroomed villa close to the famous town of Ponte de Lima and overlooking the Golf Course.
Designed on two levels, this exceptional 400m2 villa is richly endowed with an array of impressive features and distinctive, luxury fittings.
Designed by English architect, Ivo Curwen, who re-developed the famous Vintage House Hotel in the Douro valley for the Taylors Port company, this luxury, 6-bedroomed villa, overlooks the 12th tee of the Ponte de Lima Golf Course. Part of the Golf condominium, Villa “Kansha” has been built with generous proportions on a south-facing slope, comprising a total of 400 M2 built area. The layout, including many distinctive features, can be used as a single family residence or three separate apartments, and includes:
Large Hallway entrance, with guest toilet
Spacious Salon / Living area with a wood-beamed ceiling and huge open fireplace making it a special feature.
Direct access to a wide terrace with a panoramic view to the south overlooking the mountains and golf course
Two ‘wings’, each with its own living-room, double-bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, and private terraces.
Large living-room/games-room / multi-purpose room, with direct access into the garden with an expansive terrace and covered loggia
Fully fitted and equipped kitchen with its own dining-area
Spacious Double-garage with electric entrance doors
Property fully alarmed
Security main entrance door
Central heating throughout the property with wall mounted radiators
Suspended sanitary ware
Pre-installation of surround sound system in all living areas in first floor
“Terracota” natural stone tiling throughout
Property walled and fenced
Beautifully landscaped garden with lawns, mature trees, shrubs, and flowers surrounding the villa.
Golf Membership of the Ponte de Lima Golf Club included.
LOCATION AND ACCESS
Located on the Ponte de Lima championship golf-course in northern Portugal, only 40 kilometers from the Spanish (Galician) border, Villa ‘Kansha’ is ideal for the enlarged family or a group of golfing enthusiasts, due to its ability to function as a single house or three separate apartments.
This is the ‘old’ Portugal – Ponte de Lima, only 15 minutes walk away, is the oldest town in the country – rich in culture and with its own distinctive gastronomy. (The Spanish city of Vigo, and its sailing-resort of Baiona favoured by King Juan Carlos, are only 45 minutes away by car, offering further variety of language, culture, food and wines.)
The Atlantic beaches of Portugal’s Costa Verde (Green Coast) are 25 minutes to the west of Ponte de Lima, and the National Park of Peneda-Geres only 30 minutes inland to the east.
Within 5 minutes walk is one of Portugal’s top equestrian centres, and close by are an abundance of good local restaurants, shops, and supermarkets. It is also just 5 minutes walk to the Golf Club House with bar and restaurant facilities, and the Golf Hotel has a large heated indoor-swimming pool.
Ponte de Lima is a centre of handicrafts, of stonemasons working in granite, of cheese and wine-making – the famous ‘Vinho Verde’ is produced here.
Low-cost airlines operating out to Porto (50 minutes to the south) and Vigo (45 minutes to the north) make access from the British Isles and northern Europe easy and inexpensive.
The new motorway network of north-west Iberia allows quick access to cities like Portugal’s Braga and ancient capital, Guimaraes, as well as the famous Spanish pilgrimage city of Santiago de Compostela to the north.
SPORTS AND RECREATION
In addition to simply relaxing in the wonderful sunny, warm climate, there are a host of recreational opportunities offered by Ponte de Lima’s unique location:
Walking and hiking in the surroundings and in the nearby National Park – including visiting some of Iberia’s best-preserved Roman settlements
Surfing at the Atlantic beaches
Swimming in the sea and rivers
Horse-riding – the local equestrian-centre offers many possibilities
Canoeing and kayaking
Sailing – there is a large marina at Viana do Castelo 20 minutes away
Fishing – sea and river
Birdwatching – the estuaries nearby are a stopping-point for migrating birds
And lots more……..