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Make A Holiday Rental Cottage in Vila Real, Portugal, Your Home Away From Home

The small city of Vila Real, with its population of just less than 25,000 people, is situated in northern Portugal. It is the ideal place to take a relaxing vacation away from the hustle and bustle of the coastal resorts, and is most suitable for those people that would like to gain a further appreciation for the Portuguese culture and way of life. The first step towards this aim, is to choose somewhere to stay, and a holiday rental cottage in Vila Real is ideal in this regard. With all the creature comforts of home, tasteful furnishings and décor, and a fully equipped kitchen, self catering accommodation in Vila Real is a tranquil base from which to explore the area.

Things to Do on Holiday in Vila Real, Portugal

No vacation is complete without trying some of the leisure activities that we never seem to have time for at home, and a holiday in Vila Real offers the chance to try a wide variety of outdoor pursuits. The countryside is a great attraction for anyone that enjoys cycling and hiking, and it seems that in Portugal, one never need travel far to find a golf course. Whilst Vila Real is situated inland, the coast is only an hour’s drive away, where anyone that likes swimming, windsurfing or any other number of water sports will be in their element.

Places to Visit on Holiday in Vila Real, Portugal

One of the main attractions to visit in the area around the holiday rental cottage in Vila Real is a mere 4 kilometres east of the town. This is where the magnificent Baroque style Mateus Palace is to be found, which is often described as the best country house in Portugal. Guided tours of the palace are available, which give valuable information on the furniture and architecture, and the gardens are delightful to walk around. Other ideas for day trips include taking a vineyard tour to try a spot of wine tasting and find out how it is made, and visiting the city of Porto, with its many museums and art galleries.

Weather in Vila Real, Portugal

Unlike the more southerly parts of Portugal, Vila Real often experiences cold, frosty winters, with average daily low temperatures of 2.5 degrees during December, January and February. The summers are however much warmer, when the hottest months of July and August see the average daily high temperatures hover around the 30 degree mark. The summer sees minimal rainfall, but the winter can be very wet, with December receiving on average 150mm falling in the month. With this in mind, most people choose to stay in self catering accommodation in Vila Real during the summer months.

Travel to Vila Real, Portugal

The closest airport to the holiday rental cottage in Vila Real is located just over an hours drive away at Porto. Francisco Sa Carneiro Airport (OPO) is a major international facility, offering connections with many cities from around Europe and further afield. Of particular interest to people travelling from the United Kingdom will be Easyjet flights from London Gatwick (LGW), Ryanair flights from London Stansted (STN) and TAP Portugal flights from London Gatwick (LGW). Car rental is available on arrival, and may be of some use during a holiday in Vila Real.

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Vila Real District Holiday Cottages & Homes (225)

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    Wonderful! 4.9/5
    (8 reviews)
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    • 1 BR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 2
    Farmhouse #1797201
    8
      Wonderful! 4.8/5
      (11 reviews)
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      • 4 BR
      • 3 BA
      • Separate Toilet
      • Sleeps 8
      Villa #1377656
      11
      Viewed 45 times in the last 48 hours
        Exceptional! 5.0/5
        (6 reviews)
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        • 3 BR
        • 2 BA
        • Sleeps 7
        Cottage #1837649
        6
        Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
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          • 1 BR
          • 1 BA
          • Sleeps 5
          Cottage #1882521
          Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
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            • 3 BR
            • 2 BA
            • Sleeps 7
            Apartment #6523228
            1 Review
            Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
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              • 3 BR
              • 2 BA
              • Separate Toilet
              • Sleeps 9
              Villa #6358271
              4
              Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                Exceptional! 5.0/5
                (5 reviews)
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                • 3 BR
                • 3 BA
                • Sleeps 6
                Cottage #1794160
                5
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                  • 3 BR
                  • 3 BA
                  • Sleeps 6
                  Chalet #1684777
                  1 Review
                  Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                    • 3 BR
                    • 3 BA
                    • Separate Toilet
                    • Sleeps 6
                    Farmhouse #1887248
                    4
                      • 4 BR
                      • 4 BA
                      • Sleeps 8
                      House #1752720
                      4
                        Exceptional! 5.0/5
                        (31 reviews)
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                        • 6 BR
                        • 5 BA
                        • Sleeps 18
                        Farmhouse #1641183
                        31
                        Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                          Very Good! 4.0/5
                          (8 reviews)
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                          • 2 BR
                          • 1 BA
                          • Sleeps 6
                          Cottage #6661241
                          8
                          Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                            Excellent! 4.7/5
                            (6 reviews)
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                            • 2 BR
                            • 3 BA
                            • Sleeps 6
                            Cottage #1674257
                            6
                            Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                              • 3 BR
                              • 2 BA
                              • Sleeps 6
                              Cottage #1970155
                              Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                (25 reviews)
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                                • 3 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 6
                                Cottage #1004526a
                                25
                                Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                  (7 reviews)
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                                  • 3 BR
                                  • 2 BA
                                  • Separate Toilets
                                  • Sleeps 10
                                  House #6680985
                                  7
                                  Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
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                                    • 5 BR
                                    • 5 BA
                                    • Sleeps 12
                                    Chateau / Country House #1665787
                                    1 Review
                                    Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                      • 5 BR
                                      • 5 BA
                                      • Separate Toilet
                                      • Sleeps 10
                                      Cottage #35029tr
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                                        • 2 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 4
                                        House #1920632
                                        4
                                        Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 2 BA
                                          • Separate Toilet
                                          • Sleeps 6
                                          Chalet #6613241
                                          6
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                                            • 3 BR
                                            • 2 BA
                                            • Sleeps 6
                                            Bungalow #8166326
                                            2 Reviews
                                            Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                              • 2 BR
                                              • 3 BA
                                              • Sleeps 4
                                              House #1687527
                                              3
                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                (5 reviews)
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                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                House #1987016
                                                5
                                                Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  • 3 BR
                                                  • 2 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 7
                                                  House #926325vb
                                                  Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                    • 4 BR
                                                    • 2 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                    House #6528533
                                                    1 Review
                                                    Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                      (12 reviews)
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                                                      • 1 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 3
                                                      Cottage #827134
                                                      12
                                                      Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        • 2 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                        • Sleeps 5
                                                        House #6264426
                                                          Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                          (6 reviews)
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                                                          • 6 BR
                                                          • 6 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 12
                                                          House #8155902
                                                          6
                                                          Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                            (7 reviews)
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                                                            • 3 BR
                                                            • Separate Toilets
                                                            • Sleeps 8
                                                            House #6704075
                                                            7
                                                            Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                              • 3 BR
                                                              • 3 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 9
                                                              Villa #1908617
                                                              Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 3
                                                                Chateau / Country House #3990833
                                                                1 Review
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                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                  • 3 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                                  Cottage #862791
                                                                  Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                    • 5 BR
                                                                    • 4 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 10
                                                                    Farmhouse #1971390
                                                                    1 Review
                                                                    Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      • 9 BR
                                                                      • 9 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 18
                                                                      Villa #1055602
                                                                      2 Reviews
                                                                      Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        • 7 BR
                                                                        • 4 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 12
                                                                        Farmhouse #1908180
                                                                        1 Review
                                                                        Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          • 1 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                          Cottage #1141960
                                                                            • 4 BR
                                                                            • 3 BA
                                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                                            • Sleeps 8
                                                                            House #2433811
                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                              House #1109597
                                                                              19
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                                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                                • 4 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 11
                                                                                Villa #1908618
                                                                                3
                                                                                Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                                  Farmhouse #6555553
                                                                                  Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                    (16 reviews)
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                                                                                    • 4 BR
                                                                                    • 4 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                                                    Cottage #6212600
                                                                                    16
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                                                                                      • Studio
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 10
                                                                                      House #1890044
                                                                                      2 Reviews
                                                                                      Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                                        • 3 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                                        House #1707110
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                                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                                                          Cottage #1882976
                                                                                          3
                                                                                          Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                                            • 3 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                                                            Villa #1677202
                                                                                            1 Review
                                                                                            Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                              • 4 BR
                                                                                              • 3 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 8
                                                                                              Villa #1807878
                                                                                              1 Review
                                                                                              Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                Guest House #1869435
                                                                                                1 Review
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                                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                  Apartment #6830190
                                                                                                  1 Review
                                                                                                  Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    • 10 BR
                                                                                                    • 10 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 18
                                                                                                    Chateau / Country House #6785412
                                                                                                    Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 2
                                                                                                      Apartment #1241014
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Very well restored small country cottage

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      Spent a 4 day stay here !st week Oct and thoroughly enjoyed it The owner Vanessa met us in the nearest village and guided us to the cottage She was very helpful and gave us all the information that we required.The property has obviously had a lot of work done over the past year including a completely remodeled bathroom. (It' just a pity that it is separate from the main cottage) The cottage is very well equipped and is ideal for two people, but would be rather cramped for more It is situated in a very small and quiet hamlet of about 7 or 8 other houses with beautiful countryside around and is ideal for exploring a beautiful part of Portugal Greg & Karen. UK .
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 13-Oct-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Oct 2016

                                                                                                      Lovely studio

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Very comfortable and well appointed studio, with the owners living above. Kitchen area was quite small but had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. Patio area is very shady and cool. The village is beautiful and peaceful. Although small, it has an excellent restaurant and bar. This is a good location for the wine growing area of Alto Douro. The road to Pinhao is beautiful but very windy.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2016

                                                                                                      Fantastic Hideaway

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We had a wonderful stay in this property, and it is worth mentioning that Renato could not have been more helpful. The property is large and the living space modern. The views are spectacular. Although the pool is not heated in the afternoon it is plenty warm enough. The new motorways in Portugal mean this house is well placed to visit lots of key places in the north, such as Porto, Braga etc. Car is a must. Highly recommended.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 16-Sep-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2016