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We were welcomed by Isabel who lives nearby who was very helpful despite the language problems (as well as english french seems to be quite useful)
You could spend a whole day exploring the furnishings and fittings and has a very lived in feel.
We were out and about every day and spent evenings mainly in the kitchen with it's large rustic table as the living and dining rooms were rather gloomy.
This did not detract from the stay and would wonderful in winter with 3 open fires.
The main bedroom is large airy and light, looking over the side street to the small church opposite.
The town centre is only a few minutes walk and has a few average restaurants although another 3 were shut for holidays.
The place has 2 italian restaurants (1 shut) with the casa mia being outstanding.
We found the local people very friendly and would go out of their way to help in any way.
The town's location near 2 motorways (make sure you get a device to activate the automatic toll charges) makes it a good location for visiting the Douro region, guimaraes, braga, chaves, porto, and although it is a good 1 1/2 hours drive the parque nacional da peneda geres which reminds me of my much beloved lake district.
Fundevila is recently renewed house, excellently equipped, very convenient and arranged in a really stylish way. It is very well located as a part of the vineyard, in the small town and not far form the motorway. It is ideal place to explore northern Portugal. The big advantage are the bikes available at the house. You can take a ride on 30 km long, scenic bike path arranged along an old train route. But a real gem are the owners of the house: Maria and Alberto. We are frequently furnished with the fresh fruit, vegetables, home-made cakes and other sweets. They explained to us the history of the house and gave us lot of advice on the interesting places to visit, restaurants etc. They stayed in the separate house nearby so we had full privacy all the time. I was renting many summer houses in the past all over Europe but I have never been confronted with such enormous hospitality. Maria and Albert, thank you very much for wonderful holidays!