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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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    Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                      Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                          Excellent! 4.7/5
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                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                            Cottage #1808380
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                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                      Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                    Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                    House #1944604
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                                                      Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                        Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                        Apartment #6576865
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                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                            Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                              Cottage #1970155
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                                                                Multiple rentals Cottage #875551
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                                                                  Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                      Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                              Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                              Farmhouse #6463828
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                                                                                Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                                                                • 5 BR
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                                                                                House #6579699
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                                                                                  • 2 BR
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                                                                                  Villa #1901058
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                                                                                    Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                                    Apartment #6083683
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                                                                                      Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                                      Apartment #6712599
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                                                                                        Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                                                                        Apartment #1606572
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                                                                                          Excellent! 4.3/5
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                                                                                          Apartment #1978684
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                                                                                            Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                                            Cottage #6185114
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                                                                                              Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                                              Apartment #3778003
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                                                                                                • 7 BR
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                                                                                                Villa #82319
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                                                                                                  • 2 BR
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                                                                                                  Apartment #1726976
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                                                                                                    Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                                                                    Apartment #1854161
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                                                                                                    Recent Reviews

                                                                                                    Amazing apartment with little garden and patio

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    We stayed 4 nights and love the little apartment that is almost an art gallery with all the pictures on the wall, it is close to everything and easy walking to most of the interesting places and the river. Marta is also a special person as she spent some time with us showing us where to go on the maps and what to do and where to eat . Thanks Marta. Highly recommended
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 12-Oct-2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Oct 2016

                                                                                                    Peaceful Riverside Property

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    We had a lovely week at Quinta da Ribeira this September. Paul and Dora were welcoming and helpful without being intrusive. The welcome pack was appreciated as were the castanhas and wine. It was surprisingly easy to find, though the narrow lane to the property is interesting and would have been more difficult at night. The two bed roomed unit we occupied was tastefully furnished, it was very clean, the beds and sofa very comfortable. Nice crisp cotton sheets! The location of the property feels quite remote but in reality is not, Ponte de Lima is only 15 to 20 minutes away and Ponte da Barca about same. Being so near the river is great, nice to see the occasional fish jumping for bugs and to listen to the birds. A couple of things we would have appreciated that were not provided in our unit were an outside dining table and maybe a few more glasses. However the lack of these things did not spoil our week and I would not hesitate to recommend this property.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 29-Sep-2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Sep 2016

                                                                                                    Superb

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    This view is amazing. It was so nice to enjoy the storybook view both day and night. I could have stayed on that lovely veranda until the end of time. The location is ideal , right in the heart of Ribeiras and yet not at all noisy. The woman who helped me with check-in (Joanna) was outstanding in every way. She was quick to volunteer valuable information and is just genuinely sweet to deal with. The market is wonderful and very close by. When I checked-in I was told that there was no washing machine but that there were laundry facilities nearby. That was a bit of a challenge as I had been relying on that feature. Also apartment had no facial tissues in dispenser, no kitchen towel for dishes and only two paper towels remaining.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 29-Sep-2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Sep 2016