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Douro Valley Farmhouse - Stunning Views - Private Pool - 4 bedrooms - Sleeps 8

The stunning view from the grounds.
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Villa -
4 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 8
Porto, Porto District, Northern Portugal
17th Century farmhouse set in 25 acres of gardens, with superb views over the Douro River, reached by a lovely winding track through the grounds. The property, with its orange, lemon and olive groves, has been in our family for several generations and the many prints, sketches and photographs lining the walls tell their own history of the Port Wine region of Portugal. The property is 70km from the coast and Porto (home of the Port Wine cellars and with its town centre designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site).

The house has been fully modernised whilst still retaining its unique charm and atmosphere. This is the place for the ultimate relaxing escape, where you will enjoy total privacy whilst taking in the most magnificent views. Nearby, there is also a thermal retreat which offers spa treatments. The self-catering farmhouse is set in...
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Listing #FKN3213300
About the Owner
francisco n
Languages spoken:Portuguese, English, French, Spanish
Response Rate:94%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:July 2013
Interaction with guests
The owner lives on the farm at a house which is reached from a different track. He will happily provide assistance during your entire stay concerning directions and other information which will help you to enjoy the area such as restaurants and places to visit. The check-in time can be very flexible. When you arrive he will be waiting for you to give you the keys and the details that you need to know about the house.
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Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

A wonderful three days in one of the most spectacular settings in the world. A charming house with every convenience, a beautiful pool, fresh figs and lemons from the enchanting garden, stunning views everywhere we turned and a our proud host, Francisco, was welcoming and...More

Thank susan b
Reviewed 26 August 2018

Francisco is a great host who knows a lot about the area which really helps to the most out of your holiday. The house is situated on the best spot along the river with the most beautiful views. Although it was built centuries ago it...More

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Reviewed 18 August 2018

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Amenities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (8)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(4)
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (2)
  • Game Room
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (8)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Patio
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Private Garden
  • Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Secure Parking
  • Shared Garden
  • Single Beds:(1)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • VCR
  • Washer
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Kid-friendly
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 2:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
Not allowed: changing the layout of furniture; lighting candles in the house; exceeding the amount of people booked. You must: report damages to owner; keep house clean and tidy...
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Bathrooms
    2 Full baths
Bedrooms
    1 Twin
    4 Fulls
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About the neighbourhood
Rural área, overlooking the river with amazing views of the mountains.

Good local restaurants, good wines and all at extremely reasonable prices for superb quality.

A short distance to Porto, Braga, Guimarães and Lamego, (one hour drive).
The house is served by train (Douro Line) to Porto, Régua, Pinhão, Braga and other directions. The nearest station is five minutes’ drive at Mosteirô.
In addition, your host will be delighted to arrange guided sightseeing or wine tasting tours throughout Douro Valley’s Port Wine producing estates with lunch and transport included.

There is also a possibility of transfer from/to Porto airport by previous arrangement and at low cost.
Getting around
Cities like Porto , Braga, Guimarães, Régua and Lamego are highlights to visit. You can take a boat trip from Régua to the Spanish border, a one day tour which is a very scenic trip.

At Porto you can visit the Port Wine Cellars, the Livraria (library) Lello, made famous by the Harry Potter films and step back in time at the Majestic Cafe.
Visit the superb modern Casa da Musica and have wonderful seafood meals near the river at Ribeira Square.

The house is served by the Douro Line train with the nearest station jut five minutes’ drive at Mosteirô, where you can get the train to Porto, Braga, Guimarães, Régua and Pinhão.
Access
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Porto Airport: 70.0 km
Railway: Mosteirô: 3.0 km
Take the A4 from Oporto Airport/Oporto City for 35 kms, in the direction of Vila Real, leave at Exit 14 heading towards Marco de Canavezes.
After Marco, keep following the direction towards Régua for 15 kms.

At Venda Nova you follow the direction Pala for 3.7 km until you find Rua de Valados after the milestone showing 68 km.

Turn into the driveway on the left-hand side and then continue up and along the road until you see the number 100, enter the green gate and follow the signed directions to the House which is about 500 m.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Water Park Nearby, Nearest Beach: 65.0 km.
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