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Traditional Stone Cottage in a Vineyard Within Spectacular Landscape

Bedrooms 2
Space 753 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Independent 2 bedroom cottage with magnificent outlook across the Douro valley

The vineyard with its winery provides the context for a quiet stay in rural calm and also as a springboard to explore the magnificent Douro valley. The city of Porto is reached in a couple of hours by train from nearby Regua.

The cottage is equipped and furnished for self catering holidays. Accommodation comprises living/dining room, traditional kitchen and upstairs one double bedroom, one twin bedroom and bathroom. Outside there are sitting and eating areas; and space for parking.

Visitors are welcome to walk within the estate and there are opportunities for longer walks in the vicinity. According to the season, visitors may join in the work of the estate. Dogs, donkeys and sheep share the landscape.

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About Us

Maria Foy
Maria da Assunção Foy
Quinta de Fundo de Vila, Rua do Convento 281
4660-036 Barro
Maria Assuncao Foy, 67407/AL
VAT Reg NoPT160654653

Maria Foy
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French, Portuguese, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

About Maria Foy

I am Portuguese, married to a British man; between us we have travelled much of the world and now share time between the work of the grapes and other fruit on the estate in the Douro valley, and England. Brought up in the Douro, this small estate was a family inheritance, but one which needed almost complete renovation; and we have spent the years since achieving this. The cottages and the winery were renewed as was the vineyard itself. The estate produces a fine Douro table wine: TERRUS.

Why Maria Foy chose Barrô

For the beauty of the setting . It is a "locus amoenus" with a general feeling of peace and well being, private without being isolated, on a corner of this great wine region. The area, being the place where I spent my childhood, is very special to me.

What makes this cottage unique

Location and views, the combination of nature, water and the wonderful light.

We have added some animals to the farm: 2 donkeys, 1 goats, 2 sheep and 2 dogs. They inhabit the place, feed on weeds and return it in manure. The donkeys do a little work too and we love them!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We did have a nice time staying at your place in Regua. It was so nice to have someone pick us up from the train station and drop us of right at the cottage. Your nephew speaks English very well and it was a pleasure to have him, with his brother, show us your wine cellar and their wine operation.

Maria greeted us so warmly and was very patient as we struggled through our French. She regularly checked in twice a day (when she fed the dogs) to make sure we had everything we needed.

The cottage itself is beautiful; being stone and timber the style could not have suited us better. It is so brave to put such care into a property that needed so much work. Your approach to the restoration reflects how much you must care about the property and the amount of work did not go unnoticed by us. I think it is great that you are willing to share your place with people and I know they will enjoy it. Kandace from Canada
Dec 2009
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Barrô in Municipality of Resende

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 753 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 20
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed
  • In time of drought, please use water sparingly
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
  • Bath with shower, washing basin, toilet, bidet, heated towel rail
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Books
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Toys
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • museums
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
Notes on accommodation: Electrical heater in bathroom, wood stoves for the rest of the house. Suitable for children and elderly people if comfortable with stairs. Unlimited space outside for playing in natural surroundings. Outside: Shared by both cottages: Small lagar (recovered granite wine press) with water for hot weather 'dipping'. Grassed area for playing and sunbathing. Free access to walk and explore the farm and surroundings. Car parking adjacent.


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Traditional Stone Cottage in a Vineyard Within Spectacular Landscape
average rating of 4.0 based on 3 reviews

A lovely place

  • 4 of 5

Five of us, including an 18 month old, rented Casa da Eva for a week in March. The weather was wonderful and we did some lovely walks, through the estate, along the river Duoru and up into the hills to some wind turbines. All the walks had magnificent views of the Duoru valley.

The house itself was great. We arrived to find a large basket of fresh oranges from the estate and during our time there we picked more, along with grapefruits and lemons. There was a bottle of the estate wine waiting our arrival, along with olive oil and fresh bread, plus home made jams and other essentials.

Maria was very welcoming and invited us all round for supper one evening where we met her brother and nephew and ate traditional portugese food.

The 'drive' to the house would not be for the faint hearted but we became used to it. A car was essential as there are no shops within walking distance and, out of season, nowhere to eat out. The two dogs, whose kennels and run were next to the house, were well behaved and friendly despite towering over the 18 month old - they're large Rhodesian Ridgebacks! But all in all it was an excellent holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Apr-2014
  • Date of Stay: March 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Panoramique sur le Douro

  • 4 of 5

Idéalement situé dans la vallée, paysage magnifique. Charmant chalet en pierre bien équipé, disposant d'une superbe terrasse avec sa table et ses bancs en granit. Amoureux de pierres et de nature, c'est parfait. Maria, la propriétaire, est discrète, mais charmante. Très bel endroit.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Porto, Portugal
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
50 Kilometres
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
14 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
12 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
100 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Good destination for Romanesque church lovers. Other periods well represented nearby. There is some public transport - infrequent buses which stop 500m away and taxis that can be booked by phone. A car is recommended. This is a hilly area.


River beach with very good public swimming pool at Porto de Rei, about 5km distance. Distance to sea 100km, 2 hours by car or train.


Porto (Oporto) is nearest airport at 100km distance, 2 hours journey duration. Train station at Régua, 10km, on the railway between Porto and Pocinho. Infrequent bus lines to and from Régua and Lamego. Taxi always available. Car not essential but highly recommended. Cyclists welcome, but it is a very hilly area and you will need to bring your own bicycle.


100km to Porto, second Portuguese town, 2 hours by historical and scenic train line, inexpensive and environmentally friendly. 30km to Vila Real: Casa de Mateus, shopping centre. 15km to Lamego: art, architecture, museum, traditional shops, atmosphere, pastry shops and supermarkets. 10km to Régua: gastronomy, wine trade, Douro Museum and train station. 15km to Resende, a small town and the center of cherry production.

Further Details:

There are good, big and heated public swimming pools in all small towns, Lamego particularly recommended. There are plenty of restaurants in Régua. It is possible to order in advance simple meals in the local cafe. Car rental agents in Régua and banks in Régua, Lamego and Resende.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Barrô, Central Portugal - Silver Coast

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Summer Rate
24 May 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Winter Season
1 Nov 2018 - 30 Apr 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes: Payment details available on request.

Changeover Day:
Stays of a week (6 nights) or multiples of a week preferred. Changeover day flexible. Arrivals with daylight advisable. Arrival and departure times flexible.

Notes on prices:
Prices may be adjusted as per specific dates and enquires.

Owner'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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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