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Quinta Do Loureiro - Douro Valley- Private Pool - Stunning Views -

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Stunning views - 4 double bedrooms - sleeps 8 - fitted kitchen - 2 bathroom

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.

There is plenty to see and do whilst exploring the area, including the delightful, historic towns of Amarante, Braga, Lamego and Regua. A car is essential to get the most from your stay in this idyllic setting, but there is a regular train service between Porto and Pocinho, stopping at Regua and Pinhao along the way, where you can alight and enjoy a river trip, or simply sit at a waterside restaurant and relax. In addition, your host will be delighted to arrange guided sightseeing or wine tasting tours throughout Douro Valley’s Port Wine producing estates and also give information on local amenities, shops and restaurants. There is also a possibility of transfer from/to Porto airport by previous arrangement.

More Details
Registration Number : 13019 / AL

About Us

Francisco Neto
Casa da Quinta do Loureiro
rua de valados nr 100
4640-400 Ribadouro
Quinta do Loureiro, 13019 / AL
VAT Reg No

Property Manager
Francisco Neto
Member since: 2001
Speaks English, French, Portuguese
Calendar last updated:
20 September, 2017

About Francisco Neto

I am the property owner and manager, now retired, 70 years old. I live on the farm estate in another property. I am available to welcome guests and here to offer assistance during your stay.

Check in is quite flexible.

Why Francisco Neto chose Porto area

This unique and beautiful property has been in our family for generations. It is the most wonderful place to relax and unwind.

What makes this farmhouse unique

This is a spectacular location with stunning views, set in an unspoiled area with amazing food and wines. The house overlooks the River Douro with boats that you can take for a cruise along the river, which the owner can book for you. At the house there is free Wi-Fi access for the guests’ use. It is close to Port Wine country where you can visit the farms producing this famous drink and taste the Douro wines. It is within an easy drive of Porto, for the city sights and the airport. You will also find that prices generally are very reasonable, whether shopping or eating out. The local people are very friendly and are always willing to help visitors.

Guestbook comments from the manager

"What a wonderful welcome of eucalyptus fragrance in the air, breathtaking views, sunrises and sunsets to watch for" - Bruce & Anne, UK, July01

"Our week here has been restorative – we enjoy the peace, the wonderful aroma of orange blossom and the tranquil walks through the grapes, orange and lemons trees as we pick fruit for breakfast. We hope to return here for a longer visit – there is no better place we have found in our travels" - Patrick & Peggy Jenson



"What a beautiful place to stay-absolutly magical. My favourite posture has been picking the oranges and lemons and making the juice every morning.

Lamego worth a visit and also the trip up to Pinhão on the train.

Thanks Francisco for all your help.

Angela Palmer with the Mc Cormacks , Dom, Wendy,Emily and Dawen.

Manchester-UK.

June 2013



Nous venons de passer deux semaines de vacances inoubliables dans le cadre magnifique de la vallée du Douro et dans votre ferme familiale digne d´un monument historique.

Famile Perron
Aug 2001
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Location

Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Oporto
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Porto Antigo
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Amarante
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Mosteirô
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
A4
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Porto Antigo
Nearest Beach
70 Kilometres
Oporto
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Depending on our clients’ requirements we can provide:

1. Transfer from/to Porto airport for a relaxing arrival at the farm, with stops for shopping.

2. Port Wine tours. A one day trip visiting Douro Museum at Régua, two farms producers of Port and Doc wines (table wines certified as Douro wines), lunch at Doc restaurant, minibus tour at Pinhão by Quinta das Carvalhas and return.

3. Booking of taxi services and restaurants.

4. Local leisure trips.

5. Local general information.

Coast/Beach:

Beaches on the coast at Porto, one hour drive / train.

Travel: The nearest international airport is Porto (70km, 1.5 hour drive) – Ryanair flies directly from Stansted, Liverpool, Dublin, Paris, and Frankfurt. Easyjet has direct flights from Bristol. Served daily by BA/TAP from Heathrow and Gatwick; also Air Berlin, Lufthansa.

By prior arrangement we can organise transfer from/to the airport at extra cost, to fit in with your flights and including a stop at a supermarket along the way

A car is essential during your stay. Hire is available at the airport and from Porto and it is best to book when booking flight.

Distances:

* Porto airport: 75km/1h 30m drive

* Train station in Mosteirô: 4km/5min drive

* Porto town centre: 70km, 1h 15m drive/1h 15m by train

* Coa rock carvings: 2h 30m drive/2h by train

* Towns of Amarante, Lamego, Vila Real: each 1h 15m drive

* Town of Regua – River cruises 1h 15m drive/1h by train

* Towns of Braga, Guimaraes - within 2 hours drive

* Golf course and water theme park in Amarante – 45min drive

* Hospital, chemist - 15min drive

* Restaurants, local shops - 10min drive

Further Details:

This is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy this unspoilt region of Portugal and discover the environment in which Port Wine has been produced for centuries, from the tranquil atmosphere of our Quinta, where you can pick your own oranges for fresh juice every morning. Relax, unwind and immerse yourself in the peace and quiet that this unique property offers.

The estate is ideal for artists, families or groups of friends, with its combination of total privacy, superb views and close location to the historic city of Porto, and the Port Wine producing estates. All three are classified as UNESCO world heritage sites.

For your comfort we can organise transfer from/to Porto airport and tailor-made tours, for an additional cost, so that you get to know the best of our beloved valley and its many attractions.

The boat cruises from Régua to Pinhão and back (with optional lunch on board) are highly recommended to see the Douro Valley and I can book these for you.

From Régua I 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. I recommend a train trip to Régua or Pinhão or further to admire all of the Douro Valley. Also possible are walking tours, fishing, river cruises, golf, or just relaxing by the pool gazing at the view, enjoying a glass of local wine.

All the information is available at the house, or just ask.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Municipality of Baião in Porto

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Not allowed: changing the layout of furniture; lighting candles inside the house; exceeding the amount of people booked.
  • You must: report damages to the owner; keep house clean and tidy; keep to the tracks and drive with care in the grounds; lock doors when you go out.
  • Please keep to the agreed check in and check out times, although note that the owner lives at the property so check-in can be very flexible.
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • 2 bathrooms with showers.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 4 double bedrooms, all with small verandas with superb river views. Please see guest review "Douro Delight" where you find all the details you are looking for, written by a guest.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
The farmhouse is set in large grounds of 25 acres/10 ha and faces south so it benefits from sunshine all day long. The owner lives close by, so your check-in time is very flexible, just ask. Sorry, no pets On request we can provide an extra single bed in one of the rooms. Outside: Large Private Outdoor Swimming Pool for guest use only size 10mx5m. Unheated, depth min 1m depth max 2m. Sun loungers, parasols and pool towels provided. Gas Barbecue Area with garden furniture, tables, chairs, sun umbrellas and pergola. All weather table tennis. Utility Room: Ironing facilities, detergents for washing machine and dishwasher available for guests. Cleaning/Towels/Linen/Maid service: House and pool towels and linen are provided. Full house cleaning, change of linen and towels once a week. Extra cleaning or change of linen/towels on request. Maid service on request. Air conditioning/heating units in corridor and office. Special rates for bookings of 3 months or more, Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb, Mar.

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
5

Perfect tranquility and peace

  • 5 of 5

For many years due to my husbands illness we have hired cottages in england/Scotland Ireland,but nothing has come any where near this location,we have always been happy ,but this is outstanding the views from every room is spectacular and the pool is cleaned by robot is amazing,Francissca was very helpful before we arrived on our holiday! with lots of advice and gave110% of his time. He made you feel very special

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

1 semana na Quinta do Loureiro

  • 5 of 5

Gostámos muito da nossa estadia na Quinta do Loureiro, a casa é confortável, tem uma vista magnífica sobre o rio e o proprietário foi sempre muito prestável em todas as situações.

Recomendo vivamente!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Amazing views

  • 5 of 5

Lovely house with a pool you can actually swim in. Amazing views over the Douro we didn't get tired of

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Wendy and Scott Allin, Thank very much for your stay. I´m glad you loved to be here and enjoyed our country, the house ,the views and the quietness of our place. Hope you can come back any time. You are welcome. Best Wishes Francisco
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Highlight of our trip !

  • 5 of 5

This stop was more than we hoped for . Francisco made us very welcome and was helpful with our needs. The accommodations were great and the view was amazing. Mainy sites are a very short distance away but would have been happy spending all my time at the house , very quite and private. Wish we could have stayed longer !!!

Thanks Calvin

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Calvin, Thank you for your stay and for the dinner at Tasca do Fumo at Aboboreira. Hope you can return soon you are welcome at our home. My best wishes, Francisco Neto
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5

Wow! This is an amazing place. Everything is as described but even better!

  • 5 of 5

We had the most wonderful holiday here - it just could not be better! The stunning scenery, the beautiful house and Francisco's generous hospitality made our time here one we will treasure.

We enjoyed two weeks here with various friends and family joining us over this period to celebrate a 60th birthday and 32nd wedding anniversary. Most of our time was spent in and around the beautiful pool as the weather was so hot and the views are amazing! The house remained cool as we closed the shutters during the day. We ventured out on a few occasions to Amarante and Lamego, both worth a visit.

Francisco was discreet but readily available with advice regarding where to shop and places to eat and happliy made reservations for us. One of our favourite places was the Hotel Antigo down by the river. Their Sunday buffet was excellent and extremely good value.

On the occasion of my husband's 60th birthday Francisco put the pool lights on and we had a wonderful evening of entertainment under the stars; such a special time.

We enjoyed sitting in the different areas around the house gazing at the views, walking in the grounds and the 'boys' enjoyed playing table tennis.

The maids cleaned efficiently during our stay and the house was very clean. The kitchen was well equipped and the bathrooms were good with efficient showers.

This is the ideal place to relax and unwind whilst soaking up the sun and the amazing views. Francisco is charming and friendly and ensured that our holiday was the best it could be.

We thoroughly recommend this delightful home and its owner and hope to return again!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Since your first email of August 2015 i was very pleased of your choice of my property to celebrate your husband 60th birthday and also your wedding date for a two weeks stay. It is a double honour to Quinta do Loureiro. Thank you. Our meeting at Porto Antigo Douro Hotel for the Sunday buffet with my granddaughter and parents has been also a family moment of great pleasure. Thank you for your visit. Accept my very best and warm regards. Francisco - Quinta do Loureiro - Baião
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The Perfect Relaxing Location

  • 5 of 5

This is a fabulous location, set high up in the hills. From different viewpoints around the property, and at different times of day and night the view changes. We loved lounging by the pool, listening to the bird song and also watching the sun go down, with all the lights twinkling along the valley.

As others have said, the owner's perfect hospitality made us feel so much at home in his home. The farmhouse is full of character, and also so well equipped with all mod-cons, how lovely to go home with clean laundry for a change! We loved the fresh oranges and figs, breakfast will not be the same again.

We visited some beautiful local towns, Amarante and Regua by car, taking a boat trip on the Douro at the latter, and then the train down to Pinhao, where the railway station has the most wonderful tiles. There we enjoyed a leisurely lunch at the waterside.

Our favourite place to eat was in the small town of Baioa, where we were shown the steak before it was cooked to perfection, served with salad and washed down with some amazing local vino tinto. We have also got used to a small white port with tonic as an aperitif before dinner. We could certainly get used to this life!

So, we would recommend this property wholeheartedly for complete relaxation, amazing views and hospitality. We sincerely hope that we can return again soon.

Hilary and Keith

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Hilary & Keith Thank you for your gentle stay. It is good to know how relaxed and quiet has been your stay at our beloved Douro Valley...what you were looking for as you wrote on the Guest´s book at the house. ..how you enjoed our local restaurants... at Baião....amazing food.. ...the tiles of Pinhão train station.. ...the amazing views...surpassing photos at the web site... .. the character of the house.... ..the fresh oranges and figs.. ....and all the street lights and houses start to twinkle up and down the Valley...it remind us of Miniature Wonderland in Hamburg but for real... ...and.. ...our portuguese welcoming hospitality. Thank you both. Francisco Neto / Quinta do Loureiro / Baião.
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Municipality of Baião, North Portugal

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low Season 3 - 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£752
for 7 nights
£752
 
 
New Year
30 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
£487
 
 
Low Season 1 - 2018
1 Mar 2018 - 31 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£491
for 3 nights
From
£164
£1,018
 
 
Mid Season - 2018
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£531
for 3 nights
From
£177
£1,328
 
 
High Season - 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,771
for 7 nights
£1,771
 
 
Low Season 2 - 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,018
for 7 nights
£1,018
 
 
Christmas/New Year
29 Dec 2018 - 1 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
£487
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£491
for 3 nights
From
£164
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
25% to secure the booking, with the 75% balance due 60 days before arrival.
The booking deposit and balance must be transferred to my PayPal account using my email address.
We now offer special rates for longer bookings of three months or more during the low season, which includes November, December, January, February and March. Additional fees are payable for Christmas and the New Year. Please contact us for more information.





Changeover Day:
Changeover day is saturday but can be flexible, ask the owner please.
Check-in time very flexible, please ask, the owner lives in the farm.
Check-in after 2pm / 14:00
Check -out by 10 am / 10:00

Notes on prices:
Full payment upon arrival, no booking deposit, no bank taxes.
Special prices for long term rentals.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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