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Make a holiday rental house, villa in North Portugal your home away from home

North Portugal includes some of the wildest regions of Portugal. Many of the oldest, most unspoilt and beautiful areas of Portugal are hidden in the relatively un-discovered region of North Portugal. Consisting of green rolling hills, dramatic river valleys, a rugged coastline and a magnificently slow pace of life, holiday accommodation in Northern Portugal brings you as close as is possible to authentic Portuguese culture and scenery, away from the huge summer crowds which grace the more famous holiday regions of Portugal.

Places to Holiday in North Portugal

Walkers, hikers and nature lovers must rent a North Portugal holiday villa near the National Park of Geres, which incorporates mountains, abundant nature and clean waterways.

The Minho Region, the oldest in Portugal, is a great place to start your exploration of North Portugal. Holiday houses here benefit from the best of Portugal, lush countryside, historic towns, empty, golden beaches and peaceful rivers.

Things to do in North Portugal

There is an enormous wealth of things to do in Northern Portugal. Holiday houses or villa in North Portugal allow you to lounge on the often empty Atlantic beaches, walk in the endless, unspoilt countryside, fish the long stretches of rivers, lakes, reservoirs or the sea, or investigate the national monuments and towns from which the Portuguese Nation first sprung. Medieval castles, Romanesque churches and ancient cave paintings cover the area, giving a real sense of history and community.

North Portugal is a rural haven, and as such, is the perfect location for a huge range of outdoor activities. Canoeing down the Douro River, or climbing the shear gorges which it has carved from the surrounding hills are popular activities, as well as the excellent golf courses and facilities of Vidago, which keeps golf enthusiasts returning to North Portugal holiday houses each year.

If you have decided on taking a North Portugal holiday, it is almost essential you take self catering accommodation, as the wealth of local delicacies means that there is no end of magnificent places to eat and dishes to try, whether cooked by an expert, or cooked in the house, using fresh ingredients from the many local markets. North Portugal is famous for its Port too; Douro, Minho and Tras os Montes are all beautiful Port wines, which have kept the region as a special place to visit for wine connoisseurs.

Weather in North Portugal

Summer temperatures in North Portugal stay around the 28°C mark during the hottest periods which is colder than Spain. The varied landscape means that winters can be cold, and the worst of the weather misses the region.

Travel to North Portugal

The easiest way to reach a holiday rental house or villa in North Portugal is via Oporto International Airport (OPO), which receive multiple daily flights direct from across the UK and Madrid in Spain. Ryanair offer some particularly good deals on cheap flights to North Portugal. From the airport, car rental, ferry or train services open up the region to tourism, with the station towns of Guarda and Viseu operating as excellent bases for discovering the whole area.

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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Tranquil, out of this world, beautiful home and lo

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      This was booked as a 60th wedding anniversary holiday for my parents, unfortunately my mother passed away just before. We hesitated about still going but decided it would be what mom would want. It was just what we needed. Absolutely beautiful home and so quiet and what an amazing family - all so happy to help and make us feel welcome and going out of their way to make sure dad was doing ok. The house is amazing and spacious, being in the pool surrounded by the trees is beautiful. The local town are so friendly, butchers, cafe, a shop that sells everything needed for a holiday and cheap 5L bottles of wine. Every night on the balcony drinking the wine in awe of the amount of stars and shooting stars! Hire a car and there are so many places to visit, great restaurants, trilobite museum is worth a visit. There had been fires in the forest which were saddening at the destruction but it didn't dampen our holiday at all. A much needed break at a much needed time in such a beautiful home. We loved it! Thank you.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 25-Dec-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                                                                      Great Stay!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Great Place to stay, lovely apartment, very central. Host was very accommadating and friendly. would highly recommend staying here!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 29-Nov-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                                                                      Ideal location.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Alex was great to deal with. Always replied immediately to emails and was accommodating with our request for an extra set of keys. The apartment was very clean and Rosa, who manages the property greeted us warmly with lots of helpful information. Great location as 5 minutes walk from amazing beaches and either a good walk into the centre of Porto, or, buses from outside the apartment. Would highly recommend Alex's flat. It was great for us, a mature (!) couple, traveling wanting to meet up with family from other areas of Europe.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 03-Oct-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2016