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Granite Lodge located in the heart of the Peneda Gerês National Park.

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Spectacular lodge overlooking the Peneda Geres National Park

Casa da Fontainho is our granite style home and is situated in the North of Portugal in the Minho region and is nestled in the Peneda/Gerêz National Park in the village of Cabril, a lovely isolated place, sat on the Rio Cabril and surrounded on all sides by majestic mountains. The house can sleep up to 6 people and is at the end a quiet country lane and is surrounded by well farmed fields of maize, potatoes and other well tendered crops. The pricing to enable weekend stays is based on 2 adults sharing, please note there will be an extra charge for each adult booking up to 4 extra adults. ( on weekends )

The village of Fontainho only consists of a few granite farmhouses. Nearby in the village of Cabril with its beautiful Salamonde reservoir (great for trout fishing) offers several places to eat, a mini-market, local church and a few cafés. A daily bread van will pass the Lodge and twice weekly the fruit & vegetable, fishmongers and grocers. The best drinking water can be obtained from our lodge as we have a mine in the hills above bringing fresh clear water to our lodge.

The lodge is decorated to a high standard, with a fully fitted modern kitchen with built in dishwasher, microwave, electric oven and hob, fridge freezer and washing machine and central isle with built in wine rack access to a the lower covered terrace with mountain views.

The spacious open plan lounge is tastefully furnished with a blu ray DVD player, 48 inch flat screen smart TV with 4 local channels. Dining table seating 8 and access to the lower covered terrace for dining al fresco.

The bedrooms have twin beds and bathrooms and are beautifully furnished the bedrooms on the 1st floor have access to the upper terrace and spectacular mountain views

The lodge is set within 3,000sq mtrs of farmland, it is not landscaped, just natural and wild.

There is outdoor parking for several cars

We provide for every arrival the following

1/2 bottle of washing up liquid

2 Dishwasher tablets

2 rolls of toilet paper for every bathroom

1 black kitchen rubbish bin bag 50l

1 hand soap dispenser in every bathroom.

Once these supplies are finished you will be required to supply your own.

There is a Delta Q Espresso coffee maker. Please supply your own capsules.

There is a washing machine please supply your own detergente.

More Details
Registration Number : 31125/AL

Property Manager
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 July, 2018

About Sarah

We are a Anglo Portuguese family,

Sarah purchased this farmhouse in 2015

Why Sarah chose Municipality of Montalegre

Just the peace and tranquility found in this undiscovered area of the Peneda Geres National park, ideal for walking, sight-seeing or just chilling out.

What makes this farmhouse unique

The simple peace and tranquility this beautiful setting will make you want to return time and time again.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Municipality of Montalegre in Vila Real District

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En-suite to bedroom 3
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En-suite to bedroom 2
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En-suite to Bedroom 1
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Guest WC adjacent to Lounge
  • There is abundance of hot water as we have solar panels , On arrival each the bathroom will have towels for the number of guests booked.and we provide 1 roll of toilet paper, and hand soap per bathroom There is 1 hair dryer available.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , En-suite shower room Road side views
    Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed , Spectacular mountain views & access to the covered terrace
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Spectacular mountain views & access to the upper terrace
  • All the bedrooms are beautifully furnished boasting mountain and valley views all the bedrooms are en-suite with shower and wc
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Cleaning is provide for Arrival and departure only. Daily maid available upon request payable locally.


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Granite Lodge located in the heart of the Peneda Gerês National Park.
average rating of 4.5 based on 4 reviews

Fabulous peaceful location lovely house, great walks stress free.

  • 5 of 5

Easy process from contacting the owner, the property was as described even better, the views are spectacular, access via the roads are good, we loved the many scenic routes both by car and mainly on foot. Too cold on this occasion to swim in the reservoir but it did look tempting. The locals are charming and made us feel welcome, nearby in Cabril we got our groceries, used the internet cafe together with a delicious baked pastry with our caffe latte. Every morning the bread van stopped outside our door.

If your looking for a calm stress free holiday with a bit of exercise this property ticks all the boxes.

We will return later in the Summer to swim in the many natural pools and at the reservoir. Thanks Jean & Steve x

  • Review Submitted: 04-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful mountain view, comfortable house

  • 4 of 5

The house is newly built, everything is fresh and very clean. While there was no garden space yet, the terrace and balcony were lovely to sit out on, very private and the views lovely. There is a small shop in Cabril and a couple of bars and Wi-fi. The small bakery/cafe is especially recommended, good cakes! There is a nice place to swim in the river in Cabril. Just be aware that although it's only about a mile from the house, the hill is very steep coming back! Lots of beautiful walks close by. We visited Braga which was a nice town, lots of shops and restaurants, and supermarkets. It's about an hour away.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so pleased that you did enjoy it. :)
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Very quiet place, comfortable for 2-3 couples.a long way to get there.

  • 4 of 5

The house is very nice and got everything. Very quiet location and nice view from the porch.however hard drive to the village to get to restaurant or very small supermarket.was sometimes too hot- beginning of september- and not even fans to make it easier.but the owners are very willing to help and will conceder to put fans .

Unfortunately it was too hot to walk in the trails so we drove to the river for a swimm or saw things around.when its cooler surely walking in the nature is great.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Liora I am glad you enjoyed your stay. I am surprised its a hard drive to get to the Village of Cabril its a 10 minute downhill walk, the roads are good its just a little steep, which is normal for mountainous roads, fans are already purchased.
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Esta Casa é um Paraíso .

  • 5 of 5

Adorei a semana que passei . Um mundo diferente do nosso dia à dia , os locais lindos feitos a pé até cascatas . Local onde nos sentimos mais perto de nós . Sem Net o que leva ao convívio e não o isolamento de cada um no seu mundo virtual, até os vídeos proporcionaram a união familiar que tantas vezes já não damos valor. As cartas e jogos disponíveis proporcionam o mesmo .

  • Review Submitted: 15-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peneda Gerês National Park
Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Nearest Train
40 Kilometres
Car: necessary

A Walkers Paradise - The Peneda Geres National Park is fabulous for hiking or just leisurely walking, the scenery is breathtaking. Nearby in the City Braga you have the Religous Capital of Portugal with the Bom Jesus Cathedral and steps, The city of OPorto is fabulous for the Douro River tours and Port tastings, Guimaraes and Montalegre for Fortresses. The North is full of culture and beautiful buildings scenery - great cuisine and plenty more....


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Municipality of Montalegre, North Portugal

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Early Summer ( 6 pax)
1 Jun 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High Summer ( 6 pax)
21 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer ( 6 pax)
2 Sep 2018 - 15 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Autumn ( 2 pax)
16 Sep 2018 - 17 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

These prices are based on 6 people sharing. ( Unless stated otherwise )

Price per extra person applies, please inquire for prices and can be paid locally.
Flexible arrival day Occupancy at 16:00 pm and departure at 10:00 am
A breakage deposit of 200€ is require on arrival and will be refunded on the day of your departure providing the villa is left in a good clean condition and that there are no breakages or damage to the property.

There is a late night arrival fee of 30€ for any arrivals after 21:00h this is to be paid directly to our representative.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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