Our house is an old 'Quinta', Portugese for wineyard-farm. Last year it was totally renovated.
All the rooms are on the ground floor. The cellar has been kept in the authentic farmyard style.
In the summer the thick walls will keep the heat outside, in the winter the central heating system and the floorheating provide the house with a warm and comfortable atmosphere.
The private swimming pool is equipped with a jetstream, which allows you to exercise. The usage of the tenniscourt is free and it's only used by a few other people who live in the same neighbourhood, so it is almost always possible to play a game.
The Quinta is situated upon 2 hectares private ground with Mimosa, fruittrees and terraces all along the house. The view from our terraces upon the valley is most spectacular. Our outside kitchen can be used for barbecues as well as for grilling. In the summer it offers a lot of shadow. For children there is enough room to play without having to worry about the traffic, there is hardly any.
A cleaning lady is can cook a Portugese meal if you like. Our hostess lives in a village nearby. She and her husband take care of the house, the garden and the swimming pool and will help you should a problem arise.
It is allowed to bring pets, but they cannot stay in the sleeping rooms.
The Quinta is located in the north of Portugal, at the beginning of the Serra d'Estrela mountain range. This is an unspoilt area with a lot of scenery. You can walk around for hours without meeting anyone, unless you walk through a little village where you take a bica in one of the cafes. The people still live in the traditional Portugese way and will always take time to have a chat with you. If you are looking for a 'Disney' kind of vacation than this is not for you. However, if you enjoy nature, the sound of silence, walking and tennis, than this is your chance to experience a little piece of paradise. All our guests have been delighted by the surroudnings of this beautiful area.
Within an hour driving there is a golf course (Montebello). Porto, Coimbra and Viseu are beautiful cities which you can visit in one day. The ancient, historical centres of these towns are worthwile a visit.
You can reach the sea (Aveiro) in about an hour. Half an hour drive there is the Rio Paiva, an excellent fishingspot and famous for its very clear water.
Surface : m2
Bedrooms : 4 Max bedding capacity : 6
View mountain, couryard
Floor : 1
--- Rates ---
minus 200 € LAST MINUTE; from 30-06 to 12-07
Including: bed linen, towels, cleaning, water, electricity, unlimited use of the tenniscourt.
--- Contact ---
Tél : 0031-647340574
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