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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

Lovely apartment and everything you'd need :)

5 of 5
We were met with a warm welcome by Ann the owner & shown all round her delightful apartment. It's a lovely place full of all the items you need, including all the essentials for home cooking- olive oil, spices etc. There was a great welcome pack too so we didn't have to shop immediately & there was a bottle of wine, as well as some port for Christmas Day. The flat is really well proportioned, with good sized bedrooms & a sunny balcony to enjoy eating breakfast on warmer days. Definitely recommended!
  • Review Submitted: 01-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

ferias de natal

5 of 5
A casa esta muito bem situada e muito sossegada,o dono muito amavel e sempre atemto e despomivel a tudo. Para mim muito bem,se tenho que recomendar a alguem lo recomendarei com muito gosto e com um 100
  • Review Submitted: 01-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

"Estamos muy agradecidas por la estancia en el pis

4 of 5
El piso esta en muy buenas condiciones de limpieza y ubicación. Fueron muy amables.
  • Review Submitted: 01-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016