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100% Legal Waterfront
In 2005, further legalized by the Portuguese Government in 2014, many Portuguese waterfront properties were declared unlawful if they were within 50 meters from the ocean / sea or 30 meters from a laker / river. This villa appears closer to the water than it is; it is 75 meters from the river (although the grounds get much closer to the river), so is well outside the 30 meter limit.

0% Flooding Risk
Although this riverside property overlooks the River Minho, it is built on an embankment some 30 meters above the river level, well above the floodplain. The lower grounds of this property, at the foot of the embankment, last flooded in 2000, a long way below the property itself.

Property Summary
6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, large living room, large TV lounge, guest lounge, dining room, breakfast room / 2nd kitchen, large kitchen, study, large office area, large utility room, wash room, adega (wine / food store), triple garage, long riverfront border, 510 sqm living space, extensive secure (2 meter walled, fenced & gated) & secluded grounds, air conditioned lower floor, insect screens throughout, granite / wood rich, oil fired central heating, 2 log burning fireplaces, Spanish and Portuguese mobile / Internet access, phone line with broadband, security system, entry phone system, fenced off full sized swimming pool with children's section, summer house, gate house, dog pounds, several garden areas, large grape vine area, large fruit garden, two natural streams, elevated position (above flood plain), long granite cubos (cobblestone) driveway past property and down to large river access gate, several outbuildings, granite pergola, large irrigation tank / duck pond, extensive irrigation and sprinkler systems, secure poultry coup, greenhouse, mains water, river water (licensed - for very dry spells), BBQ, on postal route, four supermarkets within 5 minute drive, main pavement to town, sports & fitness centre 2 minutes away.

Location, location..
It is not just the fact this is one of the very few villas / quintas in Portugal or Spain that overlooks and has direct access to such a large beautiful river, but the fact it is located in one of best areas (air quality, virtually no crime, etc.) and has immediate proximity / direct access to major transport hubs, plus a vast array of Portuguese and Spanish facilities / services which you can pick and chose from. The sidewalk cafes and restaurants of Moncao Portugal are 3 minutes away, the tapas bars of Salvaterra Spain 5 minutes away, the Spanish port city of Vigo is only 25 minutes by car, Porto (Portugal) is 1 hour.

Vigo Airport is only 20 minutes away and offers direct flights to Madrid, London, Paris, Brussels and more. Porto Airport is only 1 hour away, along one of the best, traffic free, scenic motorways in Europe.

More location benefits!
The current owners also have an apartment and large workshop just across the river / border in Spain. They use this for business, so they benefit from the advantageous Spanish business / employment tax regime, are able to legally drive much lower cost Spanish registered cars (new cars in Spain are typically 40% cheaper than the same car in Portugal), and have a base for their family when they want to go out to restaurants and bars at night (Galicia has very good night life / dining, and also very good shopping / plazas), without having to drive home to Portugal. The apartment in Spain also allows them to register for residency in Spain, as well as in Portugal. One of their children actually goes to school in Ponteareas, Spain (Ponteareas has one of the top private schools in Galicia). Apartments are very inexpensive in Spain and the current owners of this luxury Portuguese riverfront villa claim they save a lot more money than they spend by having one! Although they spend most of their leisure time at the villa in Portugal, the apartment in Spain comes in very handy for many reasons.

This riverfront villa is so prominent and special, it features in the main web site image of the the local (Monção) Camara (council).

Luxury Waterfront Portugal Property On River Minho Border With Spain

For sale / investment, private residence and / or tourism / watersports use: Legal large quality build Portuguese waterfront property ("quinta") with panoramic views of and easy road access to Spain. Secluded and private within extensive grounds, literally just outside the fashionable & historic ancient town of Moncao (Monção) in the Costa Verde region of Portugal, just across the River Minho (Rio Minho / Río Miño) from Salvaterra de Miño in the Spanish region of Galicia. Twenty minutes drive to Vigo Spain, an hour to Porto and the River Douro, 12 minutes to the rail station at Valenca (Valença). Opposite a "praia fluvial" (river beach) popular with Spanish families in the summer, adjacent to one of the top fishing sections of the river (trout, large shad and even some salmon), in front of a superb sailing / boating section of the river, just down from white water rapids popular with kayakers.

Undecided between choosing to buy a property in Northern Portugal or in the Atlantic region of Spain? Look closely, decide wisely, and live on the border. Portugal offers much better tax (non-habitual) residency status and stricter building regulations (so your Portuguese house will not suddenly be surrounded by apartments), while Spain offers better health care, education, leisure and lower business operating costs. By living in this house, you really can get the best of both countries.

Ideal as an exclusive private riverside country home and estate, or to use the upper floor as a bed & breakfast (immediate licensing available), and / or to add some log cabins for tourism purposes, and / or to add additional properties in the extensive grounds. Extra adjacent land available for further development or even for horse stables and grazing.

Currently a large exclusive private residence, though it is perfect for combined tourist accommodations use with immediate licensing available. This substantial riverfront home is almost certainly the top luxury property of its kind for miles. Over 500 square meters of living space set out over three floors and located within secluded, private (walled, fenced and gated) grounds of around 10,500 square meters; these with an extensive / long waterfront border plus large riverfront gate / boat access to the river. This 6 bedroom quinta (large / important property of the area) is of solid granite plus rendered brick construction and has been lovingly improved by present owners over the last few years. It is very close to, though just outside earshot and view of the new Vigo Dry Port (Vigo port expansion); property prices in this area are set to increase dramatically, some like this may well double over the next 10 years.

Because most (about 9,000 sqm) of the land is the highest "Urbano" title, development opportunities within the grounds and adjacent land plots also exist; further land of 3,200 sqm suitable / zoned for building is also available from the owners. Although riverfront building permits are a thing of the past in most cases, making this waterfront property exceptionally rare and desirable (plus guaranteeing its own seclusion), because the grounds are already "Urbano" in theory they could be developed further. New owners could keep this quinta simply as one of the most prestigious homes in the region, or maybe part use it for up market bed and breakfast, or perhaps add one or more holiday cabins, or possibly build two additional homes in the secure grounds (another on the adjacent plot) or even turn everything over to an exclusive small conference centre or hotel. With even more land available (the woodland next to it and an adjacent strip of riverfront land are also available by their respective owners for sale), there are lots of options open for this property, including the possibility of operating some form of watersports business.

Aerial views of villa & grounds (click images for more photos);

This Portugal riverfront property's views of Galicia in Spain and the River Minho;

View of River / Rio Minho / Mino

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