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

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4 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
8 guests
3 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
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 ...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 large grounds with orange and lemon trees and overlooks the river and mountain. It sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms, has 2 bathrooms, a fully fitted modern kitchen, all linen and towels are provided including pool towels. It is perfect for families and family groups. The pool is for the sole use of the guests, and it has private parking and access. There is a gas barbecue at the back of the house with a canopy for shade, and at the front of the house a new pergola to create a comfortable dining area. COVID-19 Information We want you to enjoy your stay at Quinta do Loureiro and so during these challenging times we assure you that we will be doing everything that we can to make sure that the house is safe for you. We are following the sanitary rules that have been specified by the Portuguese health authorities, Direção Geral da Saúde. The house will be thoroughly deep cleaned between all guest bookings, including all surfaces and bathroom areas. All bed linen and towels will be laundered at a high temperature. Our cleaning staff will wear PPE and wash their hands frequently. They will not be allowed to work if they have Covid-19 symptoms. They will only come to the house to clean when there are no guests staying. The property is an hour drive from Porto City and close to Port Wine Estates. It is served by the Douro Train Line. There are lovely restaurants and well-stocked supermarkets close by. This is the perfect place for nature lovers, writers, historians, wine lovers and everybody that needs a break from hectic city life! 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. 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. He can also give information on local amenities, shops and restaurants. The boat cruises from Régua to Pinhão and back (with optional lunch on board) are highly recommended to see the Douro Valley and the owner can book these for you. From Régua he can recommend bus trips to visit wonderful views of the area and local Port wine producers to taste the famous Port wine produced at Douro Valley. The house is served by train, with a main station close the house. We recommend a train trip to Régua or Pinhão or further to admire all of the Douro Valley. All the information is available at the house, or just ask. There is also a possibility of transfer from/to Porto airport by previous arrangement and at low cost. We have details of local taxi companies and offer a package to our guests who prefer not to drive. Just ask for details. The check-in time can be flexible. When you arrive, Francisco the owner will be waiting for you to give you the keys and give you details that you need to know about the house. Quinta do Loureiro closes for the season in mid-October and re-opens mid-April for regular holiday bookings. However, the property is available during this period for longer lets of over three weeks. Please make an enquiry for more details including current rates. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: 13019/ALMore
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
COVID-19: You must complete, sign and return the registration and rules form that will be sent to you before arrival. 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; keep to the tracks and drive with care in the grounds; lock doors when you go out. Keep to the agreed check in and check out times; the owner lives at the property so check-in can be very flexible.
Bathrooms
2 Full baths
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About the Owner
francisco n
Languages spoken:English, Spanish, French, Portuguese
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:July 2013
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Reviewed 15 October 2019

The house is on 25 acres and Francisco lives in a house next door that is close enough for him to be available, but far away enough to provide privacy for his guests. This house outside of Porto was in itself, as a property, already...More

Date of stay: October 2019
Thank CarlMoll
Reviewed 22 September 2019

Built in 1680 this stunningly atmospheric old house commands wonderful views of the Douro valley. Our host Francisco helped us a lot with winery recommendations (Quinta da Pacheca - fab food as well as amazing wine), plus being a font of knowledge regards port wine...More

Date of stay: September 2019
2  Thank andrewr181
Reviewed 21 September 2019

We went to the Douro Valley Farmhouse last week with another couple. Getting there seemed to be a bit of a challenge but when we got there, we quickly forgot about that! This place has breathtaking views of the Douro Valley and the place was...More

Date of stay: September 2019
1  Thank alwayssunnyhere
Reviewed 29 May 2019

What do you say when an Aussie couple, a Canadian couple (expat Aussies) and an Irish couple stay at the Duoro Valley Farmhouse? Fantastico! The pictures advertising the views from the house are genuine and you will marvel over the serenity of the valley below...More

Date of stay: May 2019
Thank Stephen P
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

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank susan b
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Reviewed 25 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

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank PatrickH5308
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Reviewed 17 August 2018

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Date of stay: August 2018
Reviewed 27 June 2017

Fransisco was very helpfulin offering advice on activities in the area and the farmhouse was very clean and tidy.Great views over the river too

Date of stay: June 2017
1  Thank davidwQ7813ZG
francisco n, VR Owner at Douro Valley Farmhouse - Stunning Views - Private Pool - 4 bedrooms - Sleeps 8, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2017

It has been a great pleasure to welcome you at my home and give you all the assistance to enjoy better all the Douro Valley. Thank you for your stay, you are welcome any time. Best wishes Francisco Neto

Reviewed 22 July 2015

My family and I have just got back from a wonderful holiday in Portugal, having stayed at this beautiful old farmhouse high above the Douro river. It was stunning - I couldn't stop staring at the view across the valley, over the river far below,...More

Date of stay: July 2015
2  Thank sophie a
francisco n, VR Owner at Douro Valley Farmhouse - Stunning Views - Private Pool - 4 bedrooms - Sleeps 8, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2015

Hi S. Thank you for the comments regarding your stay at our family home. We do our best to make our guest´s holidays a memorable stay. Douro Valley is a great region to visit with their Port wine farm producers and the cities around as...More

Reviewed 23 August 2019 via mobile
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Date of stay: August 2019
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Air Conditioning
Balcony
Grill
Blender
Books
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Game Room
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Mountain Views
Outdoor Dining Area
Paper Towels Provided
Patio
Ping Pong Table
Pool Table
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Private Garden
Safe
Cable/satellite TV
Secure Parking
Shared Garden
Stereo System
Cooker
Telephone
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
VCR
Washer
Water Views
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Water Park Nearby
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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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. Quinta do Loureiro is situated in a stunning location in the Douro valley. Because of its fairly remote location – although it is only about an hour’s drive to Porto – we have always advised guests to hire a car. Recently however, we have realised that some people might like the option to use taxis, or a combination of public transport and taxis. After all, the main railway line from Porto stops at a station just a five minute taxi ride away! So, we have put together a selection of possible taxi rides and excursions. Please ask for more details.
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.
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