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Cottages with Shared Pool and 2 Rivers - Orange Tree Cottage (2 bedrooms, sleeps 4)

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking



Orange Tree Cottage (2 bedrooms, sleeps 4)

There is a double bedroom and further bedroom with 2 single beds. The kitchen and dining room wth sofa are together. There is a dish washer, gas cooker/oven, fridge freezer, toaster, electric kettle and microwave oven. There is also a wood burning stove if needed and electric radiators for off season bookings. The bathroom is equipped with shower, toilet and washhand basin. Outside there is a canopy of vines for shade private sitting dining area and barbeque.

About the property


Both the cottages are detached, set against terraces offering many places to relax. The pool has a granite terrace with views towards the river olo and its crystal clear water and hills covered with trees. With the farm bounded by 2 rivers we can arrange white water rafting and canoeing as well as fishing and hill walking. We have a jeep suitable for safari through the mountains and eucalyptus plantations. In amarante apart from a market, many cafe/bars and restaurants there is an 18 hole golf course, aqua park and sports centre for many activities as well as tennis. With the a4 mtorway 6km away both the coast and inland cities like vila real, braga, guimeraes and the douro valley are all less than 1 hours drive.

Harry Northam
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, Portuguese
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
16 June, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have been accepting guests here since 1999 and generally people describe Casa da Ponte as paradise.
Mar 2007
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Booking Notes:
Having checked out availability either phone or email to make a reservation. We normally take 50% of the booking cost at time of booking and can except euros or sterling cheques or you can use Paypal. The balance is due on arrival. We will send usually by email a contract confirming the booking details etc.

Changeover Day:
Particularly in peak season we take bookings for a minimum of 1 week. During low season we cater for weekend breaks at 60€ per night.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property(s) per week in euros.
Discounts are available for longer lets and combined lets.
Off peak we offer weekend breaks from 50 euros per night.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Amarante in Municipality of Amarante

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • river
  • rural
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes on accommodation: A cot and high chair are available. Although the solid stone cottages offer a cool refuge during very hot days we can provide fans. Outside: The shared pool and pool house which sits above Casa da Ponte benefits from early sun. It is an unusual shape being 9m long, 6m wide at the shallow end and 4m wide at the deep end. The shape accommodates more people and children with its larger shallow end. There are many places to relax in the extensive grounds with walks along the rivers and where the Olo meets the Tamega. The pool house has an open kitchen dining area with attached shower bathroom facility. The terrace to the front is built in stone and was originally for drying maize. At first floor level is a further double bedroom available for large bookings.


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Orange Tree Cottage (2 bedrooms, sleeps 4)
average rating of 4.9 based on 11 reviews

A picture postcard cottage set in beautiful surroundings.

  • 5 of 5

Perfectly positioned to explore the local amenities and countryside, with plenty of restaurants and cafes a short drive away.A very good place to base an outdoors themed holiday or short break for an authentic feel of the real Portugal ! The hosts Tina and Harry are always very helpful with tips, help and local knowledge to make your stay an enjoyable experience. And if that isn't enough they can source you some really good red or white wines , what more could you want ?

  • Review Submitted: 05-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Family holiday in sunny Potugal

  • 5 of 5

We spent 9 nights in Orange Tree cottage ,myself,husband and 2 adult children.

The accomodation was spacious and had a great sitting out area under the vines.

Harry and Tina were great hosts ,always making sure all was ok.

We asked for a hairdryer ,iron and barbecue.All were discreetly put at our front door when we were out.

The pool area was amazing and for the first week we had it to ourselves.

As it was extremely hot we spent a lot of time at the poolThe TV in the pool house was ideal as it allowed us to watch Wimbolden in the sun.

We ate out most nights .Our favourite was La Pera it was a bit of a drive but worth it for the quality of food.

Little things make this a great destination .The bread van at 10.30 delivers great cakes and bread every day.

We also have to mention Candy ,the dog. She was a gem

Thank you Harry and Tina

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful place to stay, tranquil and with a great

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with our 2 children (aged 6 and 7) for a week but by the time we left we wished we had booked for longer. The cottages have everything they need, are clean, the pool is only a few steps away with plenty of deckchairs and a great view of the surroundings. There's also plenty of spots to sit in the shade under pergolas covered by vines. Tina and Harry are great hosts without being intrusive.There's the river down below if you want a change from the pool and there's plenty of cities/sights to visit within an hour's drive. We don't usually go to the same place twice but if we ever visit Portugal again we wouldn't hesitate to come back here. Thanks again for a great stay!!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Pics don't do this place justice!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 10 days with our teenage children and had planned to chill one day and sight see the next. That didn't quite work to plan as once we had spent a day by the pool lounging on the quality sun loungers we were hooked! We did go to Porto on the local bus which only took an hour and is well worth a visit, in fact we will come back for a weekend to explore it more. The cottages are in beautiful location and only around 3 miles to Amarante which has plenty of restaurants. By the way, this is by far the cheapest holiday we have ever had. We ate what and where we wanted and the most expensive meal including wine, desserts etc came to around £40!!! The cottages are very well equipped with all you'll need and very clean. Harry and Tina are lovely people and are there for you if you need them but not at all intrusive. North Portugal is completely different to the Algarve and if it's fish and chips you're after then this area wouldn't be for you. Definitely recommend it. Thank you Harry and Tina .

  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Place

  • 5 of 5

I booked this place to celebrate my 60th birthday with my family and friends and I wasn't disappointed. My husband and I stayed in Olive Tree with friends.

The place is only a short drive from Amarante where there are some lovely bars and shops.

Porto is only 45mins by bus. We decided to go by bus as we weren't sure about parking. Porto is fantastic lots to do.

We also drove to Regua, where you can have a boat trip on the Douro.

As there were 10 of us we booked the whole place. There was ample parking for all three cars.

Our cottage was lovely, thick stone walls tiled floors. One double room and one twin.

Everything that we needed was catered for. We needed a blender and Tina the owner loaned us hers. Nothing was too much trouble.

There was extra bedding in the drawers if it got cold.

It is an ideal place if you have a large group as there a communal room by the Pool for meeting. There is a television which you can receive British channels.

There are fantastic views from this area. Sun loungers, table and chairs. Harry and Tina thought of everything.

It is a quiet place ideal for walking reading just chilling.

It is also suitable for individual families as each cottage is separate from each other. All having there own outdoor areas to sit.

Every morning at 10.00am the bread van would arrive. You could hear his horn across the river then five minutes later he arrived, but you have to be quick.

We will certainly be back.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: October 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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accueil super sympa, cadre atipyque et charmant

  • 5 of 5

je conseille cette location et encore merci a Harry et Tina pour leur accueil

  • Review Submitted: 29-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres

Special interest holidays:

Apart from the jeep safari at Casa da Ponte we can explain in detail methods of wine making from planting, pruning and maintaining vines though to grape production, harvesting and processing.


The coast is about 1 hours drive where there are numerous beaches up and down the coast. The rivers also provide swimming on the doorstep.


The airport in Oporto is about 1 hours drive. Generally a taxi costs 5€ from Amarante and there is a regular bus to town from Casa da Ponte. With the new metro linking the airport to Oporto it is easier to travel on public transport although for getting around a car is an advantage.


Fridao the nearest village is 3km and also has an internet cafe. Amarante is 5km as is the motorway linking to many places of interest in the North of Portugal. There is a direct bus route to Santa Catarina in Oporto the main shopping street, with the advantage of no parking costs or problems.

Further Details:

There are a range of shopping facilities in Amarante with 2 main supermarkets and several discount store. On Wednesday and Saturday the is an open air market.