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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

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. 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 further up the river to the Foz Coa palaeolithic rock carvings, described by specialists as the biggest outdoor history museum. There is also a possibility of transfer from/to Porto airport by previous arrangement.

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

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

About Francisco Neto

Retired, 70 years old, living on the farm, property owner and manager.

Welcoming guests and permanent assistance.

Check in is quite flexible.

Why Francisco Neto chose Porto area

This unique and beautiful property has been in our family for generations.

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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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Municipality of Baião in North Portugal

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Not allowed: to change furniture layout, light candles inside the house, to exceed the booked people. Report damages to owner during the stay.
  • fullfil with chck-in / out timing Keep the good order and cleaning of the house. when out of the house use the keys to lock all doors.
  • drive carefully all over the paths inside the property to access the house. 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:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • 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 7 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 4 bedrooms (3 double and 1 single), 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 inaccessible
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:
Notes on accommodation: 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 at the farm, so your check-in time is very flexible, just ask. Sorry, no pets In the cellar of the house my guests can try for free the local green wines. On request we can provide an extra single bed in one of the rooms. Outside: Large Private (for sole use of guests/not shared) Outdoor Swimming Pool size 10mx5m , Unheated, depth min 1m depth max 2m. Gas Barbecue Area with garden furniture, tables, chairs, sun umbrellas. All weather table tennis. Utility Room: Ironing facilities, detergents for washing machine and dishwasher available for guests. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: House towels and linen are provided. Pool towels are not provided. Full house cleaning, change of linen and towels once a week. Extra cleaning on request. Extra change of linen / towels on request. Maid service on request

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)

5

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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5

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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5

Surpassed expectations!

  • 5 of 5

A delightful property, very well equipped, clean and comfortable. Fantastic views over the beautiful river Douro. Wonderful pool! A good location for visiting the surrounding area by train or car. Scenic boat trips on the river also a must. Lunch at the nearby Hotel Porto Antigo recommended. Charming host - generous and helpful. Thank you Francisco for a truly memorable holiday! We hope to return.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello T + L , Thank you for your kind review. I have been delighted to welcome you at my family home. You are both special people. Come back , anytime, Quinta do Loureiro + Francisco are waiting you. You will be very welcome. My best wishes, Francisco
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5

A Perfect Holiday in the Douro Valley

  • 5 of 5

Quinta Do Loureiro is situated above the Douro Valley providing breathtaking views over the river. It is approached through a wooded area of eucalyptus and cork oak trees with terraces of orange and lemon trees to the front, this all gives the villa a high degree of privacy and adds to the overall atmosphere of tranquility.

The house itself is very welcoming and full of character, spotlessly clean with comfortable beds, there is a very well appointed kitchen, a full bathroom and seperate shower room. Outside there is a large swimming pool and patio area with loungers, there are tables and chairs on the terrace to the front of the villa where you can enjoy meals taking in the superb views.

During our stay we had temperatures in the high 30'sC, however inside the villa the temperature was always pleasantly cool. The lack of air-conditioning was not a drawback.

We found this a great centre to visit the local towns and vineyards and explore further up the valley, the roads are in very good condition but do wind and twist a lot so leave plenty of time to travel!

Finally Francisco is a marvellous host, very welcomming, with a wealth of local knowledge and always willing to assist making your holiday memorable.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi John H. Thank you very much for your review. It is allways a pleasure to assist my guests and making their holiday a memorable stay at our family home at Douro Valley. I live at the property so i can welcome and assist my guests at their arrival and during all their stay. My family home is a oportunity to have your own home , pool and full privacy for your visits to the Douro Valley. The location of Quinta do Loureiro is a good base to make visits along all the area and cities around as Lamego, Vila Real, Régua and others. Thank you John H. for your stay. Come again you are very welcome. Kind regards Francisco
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5

Каникулы на Доуру

  • 5 of 5

Кинта ду Лорейро расположена в необыкновенно живописном месте на севере Португалии на берегу реки Доуру. Провели здесь пять незабываемых дней. Сложно описать красоту этого поместья, постоянно было ощущение что живем в райском саду. Фантастические виды из окон, аж дух захватывает при виде этой красоты ! Владелец поместья - Франсишку- очень приветливый, внимательный человек.Было легко и приятно общаться с ним. Дом хорошо оборудован, уютно, на кухне есть все необходимое, можно готовить самим. Очень не хотелось покидать это место , отдохнули мы чудесно ! Рекомендую всем кто любит природу и покой !

  • Review Submitted: Apr 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Talia, Thank you very much for your review. I hope you come again, you are welcome at my family home. Thanks, Francisco
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Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low season 1
1 Mar 2017 - 31 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£430
for 3 nights
From
£143
£716
 
 
Low season 2
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£505
for 3 nights
From
£168
£969
 
 
Mid. season
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,179
for 7 nights
£1,179
 
 
High season
1 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,263
for 7 nights
£1,263
 
 
Low season 3
1 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£716
for 7 nights
£716
 
 
New year
30 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
£463
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£467
for 3 nights
From
£156
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
25% to secure the booking - 75% at check- in , cash.
The booking deposit must be transfered to my Paypal account using my email adress, next 3-4 work. days. Until then the booking not secured by the owner / manager.
Only after 1st payment done to the property the booking is secured by the owner / manager.
Negotiable rates for scholars, researchers, writers or artists wishing to stay for longer periods.


Discount of 20% for the 2nd week.



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

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