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Quinta da Madrugada, Spectacular Mountain Views

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Dusk, the villa and pool lit up beautifully
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25 reviews
Dusk, the villa and pool lit up beautifully
High quality villa with stunning mountain views
Enjoy a late evening dip?
Starlit skies and twinkly villages in the mountains
A pool with a view, fancy a dip?
Sunbathe watching the ever changing mountian view
BBQ big enough for a party
A little romance perhaps....
Wake up to that view from your bed
Traditional with a little touch of the exotic
Ensuite bathroom with scented candles and bath salts
Egyptian cotton linen ensuring a good nights sleep
Calming and relaxing double ensuite room
Both double rooms have balconies
Ensuite wetroom, towls, soap and even pool towels provided
Twin beds with mountain craft 100% pure wool throws for extra comfort
Spacious wetroom style bathroom, great for the children
Sleep well in these cool comfy beds
Triple bedroom with mountain craft 100% wool throws
Our little Romeo and Juliet balcony
Spacious hall and landings in the centre of the villa
Finished your book? Borrow one of ours
All the olives are long eaten from this jar
Spacious open plan living area
Picture windows make the room feel as though you are outside when you are inside
High quality furnishings for your comfort
Oh clever camera man
Finding it difficult to watch the film?
Winter brings sunny days, snow capped mountains and cosy evenings with a log fire
The log fire makes the whole house cosy for a winter stay
Exotic hardwood dining table and chairs so you can dine in style.
The kitchen is well appointed and stocked with herbs and spices.
A welcome basket of wine, local cheese and bread awaits you
Avô our local village, with it's award winning river beach.
Portugal's only ski resort is simply 50 minutes away
Sit in the sun and enjoy the winter snow capped mountians
Breathtaking
Sunbathing and snow - yes it is possible here
Winter scenary can be magical
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Overview
Villa -
4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 9
Oliveira do Hospital, Coimbra District, Central Portugal
The secluded villa provides a taste of rural unspoiled Portugal. Quinta da Madrugada, is perched on a hillside in 12 acres of private woodland and terraces just waiting for you to explore, and is surrounded by small rural villages deep in the heart of central Portugal. The sweeping good quality tarmac roads and off road tracks through woodland and mountains make this an ideal get away for cyclists and walkers, and of course for those who would like to lounge by the private 8 x 4m salt water 'vista' swimming pool and feel that they have climbed a mountain, but have not actually had to do so. This well equipped villa is located on the edge of the Serra da Estrela Natural Park and has far reaching sensational views over the river Alva valley and up to the Serra da Estrela mountains (The Mountains of the Stars), which is mainland Por... Read more
About the Owner, stephen h
Languages spoken: Portuguese, English
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 2 days ago
Listed since : Nov 2013
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 25 reviews and 1 property
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Reviewed 3 May 2017 for a stay in March 2017

Everything about this place is perfect. For a Vermonter to get to take a dip in a spring filled pool in March was as magical as our view of the valley when we woke up! Be prepared to relax and forget about the real world! The place is spotless and well equipped for cooking, plenty of books and lovely walks......

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Management response:

Thank you so much for such a fantastic review Michelle, I am speechless! Really it was a pleasure to meet you and your family, you are such great guests and it's easy to make lovely people feel welcome! We truly do hope that you will come back and stay again.

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Heidi S
Suffolk, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 14 April 2017 for a stay in April 2017

We stayed here for a week in April 2017. Well what can I say, we were not disappointed. The accommodation was clean, comfortable and came with all the little extras that make such a difference when you are travelling with a small luggage allowance. We were spoilt with the weather and the children used the pool every day. Situated in...

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Management response:

Thank you for such a nice review, we are so glad you had such a good time and it was lovely to meet you and your family. These unpaved tracks which are public roads are typical for rural Portugal. However with the ongoing support of the President of the City Council the short track to our property is again being...

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Julie C
1 review
Reviewed 4 September 2016 for a stay in August 2016

The pool and villa were excellent. The views and time spent at the villa were both great. Elizabeth and Stephen were the perfect hosts and always available if you needed them, however they also respected our privacy.

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Management response:

Dear Lee and Julie, thank you so much for a lovely review. It was a pleasure to meet you all and we very much look forward to your return!

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Amenities
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (8)
  • Double Beds:(2)
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (2)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (8)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Secure Parking
  • Single Beds:(5)
  • Staffed Property
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Kid-friendly
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
Due to the unfenced terraced walls, we consider that the house is suitable for children over the age of 5 years. Parents are to take full responsibility for their children's...
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Rates

Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

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Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week
Default 3 nights
£132
€145
£132
€145
£903
€994
1 Jul 2017 -
3 Sep 2017
1st Jult - 4th Sept 2017
7 nights
£154
€170
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£1,081
€1,190
4 Sep 2017 -
31 Oct 2017
mid season
3 nights
£98
€108
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1 Nov 2017 -
17 Dec 2017
Low Season up to 4 people sharing
3 nights
£61
€67
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to British Pounds and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Minimum booking 7 nights in high and mid season.Minimum booking 3 nights in low season.
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About the neighbourhood
Avô is a quiet village until August when it is full of Portuguese people taking their annual vacation. The beach is an award winning beach with a sand beach in high season and a grassed sunbathing area all year round. There is a children's pool and beach bar which will hire out canoes and pedalo's. Two rivers of clear water comes straight off the mountain and flow into a large swimming area. You can also fish in the rivers, the owners of the villa have a fishing rod for use and will help with a fishing license which is about 3 euros. The local people are very friendly and the way of life very traditional. The area is full of olive trees, grape vines, goats and sheep, many families still live from small holdings here. The café bars are very cheap and most serve a "dish of the d... more
Access
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Porto: 185.0 km
Porto airport is the closest airport to Quinta da Madrugada and is less than a 2 hour transfer. You can also fly into Lisbon which is less than a 3 hour transfer.

Due to our rural location, we provide directions to all our guests and we will meet you at a local café bar and bring you to the house. The last part of the journey is circa 200m and on a well maintained public unpaved track. This is typical for the area and perhaps to be expected given our location and the stunning mountain and valley views.

Coimbra the famous university city is en-route to both airports and clients with late departure flights, often stop off to enjoy a last bit of architecture and visit the cathedral or perhaps buy some traditional Fado music to remind them of their stay.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, Horse Riding Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 1.0 km.
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