VILLA D'AURORA
COUNTRY SUITES

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HISTORY AND STORIES

A villa in the countryside and a family property, 4.6 kms from the historic and oldest village of Portugal, Ponte de Lima. Due its concept, its an ADULTS ONLY villa.

Villa D'Aurora belonged to the matriarch of the family, the grandmother Maria D'Aurora. Dating back to 1937, this Minho house was remodeled and expanded in 2020/2021.

 

The stone walls, the Minho balcony, the flirtation window and the peeking window are some of the characteristics of that time still visible.

The small vineyard also belonged to the property and still contributes today to the famous Vinho Verde of Ponte de Lima.

200m from the Lima River and the Eco Path of Açudes, you can walk or cycle between Ponte de Lima and Ponte da Barca, along 30kms.

Here we promise peaceful days to relax in tranquility and surrounded by nature.

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  • 4 suites with private bathroom

  • Breakfast included

  • Outdoor salted water pool

  • Free WIFI

  • Smart Tv and Netflix

  • Free bikes

  • Reading lounge

  • Living library

  • Farm to table

  • Wines and snacks

  • Gift vouchers

  • Castelbel amenities

  • Nespresso coffee

  • Parking on the property

  • We Care practices

PONTE
DE
LIMA

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In the heart of the Lima Valley, the chaste and peculiar beauty of the oldest village in Portugal hides deep roots and ancestral legends. It was Queen D. Teresa who, on the distant date of March 4, 1125, granted a letter to the village, referring to it as Terra de Ponte. Years later, already in the 14th century, D. Pedro I, due the geostrategic position of Ponte de Lima, had it walled, so the end result was that of a medieval town surrounded by walls and nine towers, of which there are still two, several vestiges of the rest and of the entire defensive structure of that time, making access to the village through six doors.

The bridge, which gave its name to this noble land, has always acquired an importance of great significance throughout the Alto Minho region, serving to be the only safe passage of the Lima river, in all its extension, until the end of the Middle Ages. From the 18th century onwards, urban expansion emerged and with it the beginning of the destruction of the wall that embraced the village.

The opulence of the stately homes that the nobility of the time began to disseminate began to prosper throughout the municipality of Ponte de Lima.

Throughout the ages, Ponte de Lima has added to its natural beauty an magnificent Gothic, mannerist, baroque, neoclassical and nineteenth-century facades, increasing the historical, cultural and architectural value of this unique place in Portugal.