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Large House In Secluded Location With Heated Pool



Updated: 16-Oct-2016
House in Fridao, Nr. Amarante, Costa Verde, Portugal - Very Peaceful And Secluded Location, 10 Minutes From The Town Of Amarante

This fully equipped property has been completely modernised and updated with underfloor heating, solar panels, double glazing and WIFI. It has two large reception rooms, modern kitchen and dining area and also a separate laundry room. Outside it has its open 9 metre, heated pool, various terraces, some grassed some paved, and large outdoor eating area complete with barbecue. There's plenty to see in the area with many excellent good value restaurants. However, you may prefer to just relax and enjoy this idyllic location with a glass of the local Vinho Verde wine. Fantastic in the summer but equally good and cosy in the winter with the under floor heating and log burning stove.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine

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4 Reviews

based on 4 holidaymaker reviews


Beautiful holiday

  • 5 of 5

4 (2 adults, 2 kids) of us have just returned from 2 weeks of bliss at this house. Stunning house, with every detail considered to make our stay as comfortable as possible. Spacious rooms, fully equipped lounge, kitchen, laundry. Not that much time was spent inside (apart from one marathon Monopoly session during one rainy spell!). Most of the holiday was spent by the beautiful pool, and yes the water was more than warm enough at 28 degrees.

Incredible views stretching across the river and valley, many a lazy evening was sat by the BBQ just taking in the scenery and many vineyards.

The hosts live next door and special thanks to them for all their help in making our stay so wonderful. They were on hand to chat, offer advice, etc without being intrusive in any way. Special thanks for being so brilliant with our children! And of course, who can forget 'Millie' the dog!

If you want a relaxing and luxurious break in a breathtaking part of Portugal, this is the place for you!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

6 of us spent a most enjoyable week here. We have used self catering type accommodation throughout Europe over many years, but have never had such well equipped and splendidly presented property as this. Well done Sue and Paul.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

the house was great and exactly like the pictures on the site, however it was stated that the house had a heated pool, but when we were there the water was freezing. So the description heated pool is not correct.

  • Review Submitted: May 16, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review.We are pleased that the house was as you expected . We are sorry that you were disappointed with the pool.It is heated by solar and having a few dull days before meant the temperature was 28 We would love to have you stay again when the pool is warmer. Kind regards Susan.
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perfection personified

  • 5 of 5

Without doubt this beautifully renovated secluded "casa" was a real find. An absolute bonus was having the owners living nearby who were incredibly professional and were on hand for all our many questions about the hidden charms of this part of Portugal. The house was immaculate and perfect for my husband and I and various teenage grandchildren to spend a glorious ten days. The pool was fantastic and serviced on a daily basis. We shall definitely recommend Casa Velha to our friends and will certainly return.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests


Nearest airport is Porto which is 50 minutes by car


Fridao is about 1 kilometre

Amarante is 10 kilometres


Rental rates

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
200 Euro deposit on booking. Balance 1 month before arrival

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday

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Updated: 16-Oct-2016
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Property Type

  • house


  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Child's Highchair


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool


  • children welcome

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • All bedrooms en-suite. Two have walk in showers and two have baths with showers. In addition there is a further toilet upstairs and a toilet/shower room by the pool.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: All bedrooms are en suite and can be set up as either a double or twin.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Outside: There is a 9 metre private heated pool surrounded by paved and grassed area and equipped with sun loungers, parasols, tables and chairs. Also an outside shower and toilet. This area is fenced and gated. Above the pool area there is a large grassed area with various shaded areas. The top patio, which is adjacent to the kitchen, is a large paved outdoor eating area complete with Barbecue, table for up to 10 and a sun parasol. Utility Room: There is a separate utility room with washing machine Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The house is cleaned once a week and after every let. Towels are also provided. Other services can be provided for an additional cost including maid service, cooking, shopping etc.

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