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Douro Mountain House with spetacular vews

People3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 1,237 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom sleeps 4

Casa da Montanha, (Mountain house) is located in a farm close to the Douro Valley were the Port Wine is produced, (12 km) that has been recently recognized by Unesco as world heritage. Close by are historical villages, medieval monasteries, and a fascinating medieval village almost intact since the 12th century. Being so close to the river Douro this makes possible for visitors to envoy trips by boat on the river including the visit to wine cellars. This property that covers 8 acres, lawns, shrubs, and trees most of them oak, has been in my family for the last 200 years, the house is located at 750 metres high with a spectacular view over a beautiful valley facing a mountain of great beauty. Sitting in the garden or by the pool, gazing the view, breathing fresh air, it's a great place to relax due to the fact of being totally isolated in nature, the nearest house is the owners house at a distance of 60 metres .


Owner
Owner
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
1 November, 2017

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Lamego in Viseu District

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1237 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • There is a sofa bed in the main living room, where two people can sleep.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Yard
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • caving
  • swimming

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Douro Mountain House with spetacular vews
average rating of 4.769231 based on 13 reviews
5

Fabulous!

  • 5 of 5

Stunning view in a stunning location. This Beautifully restored cottage offers every comfort and is well situated to take in the Douro Valley. Jose the owner is convivial,welcoming and helpful, he goes the extra mile to ensure your visit is a success in every way. A car is a must. We have wonderful memories to take home to Australia with us...thankyou Jose!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fantastic,Stunning,Amazing.

  • 5 of 5

We wanted a place to get away from it all. We couldn't have found a better place if we'd searched for years and years.

The pictures on the web site don't do justice to seeing the real thing.

The owner Jose is a lovely guy who would do anything he could to make your stay the best it could be.

The cottage has everything you need for that stress free holiday your looking for, Satellite TV (but to be honest the view out of the window is far better than anything on the TV) Good Internet connection, Swimming pool is spotless, the cottage is well situated for travelling to all the beautiful places around. But after being out getting back to the cottage is never a disappointment, just get yourself a glass of wine or a beer and sit on the patio by the pool and watch the sun go down listening to the bird song all around you, before going down into Lamego for a lovely meal at one of the many restaurant/bars.

I hope this review gets across how much we enjoyed our stay there, but don't take my word for it, just book it and experience it for yourself.

Ps. Jose if you want a maintenance man to look after the place for you, just give me a call I'll be there as fast as I can.

Chris & Ann

North Yorkshire.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A hideaway gem in the Rio Douro

  • 5 of 5

The mountain house commands a magnificent view from the living room and the furnishings and fittings throughout are excellent for a pronged stay. The swimming pool is kept spotlessly clean and by mid afternoon comfortably warm. The phone, Wi-fi and TV receptions are good. The extensive grass area and flower beds around the house are well kept and the steep paved track down from the road above is soon mastered.The location of the farmhouse is convenient for shopping in/visiting beautiful Lamego and exploring historic sites, boat cruises and rail excursions in the Rio Douro and for port wine tasting. The landlord, Jose, who lives in a farmhouse nearby is exceedingly hospitable, obliging and speaks excellent English. I strongly recommend a stay at this hideaway and I shall return myself before long. Sandy

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fabulous!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in the Douro Mountain House was wonderful. Firstly, our host, Jose couldn't have been more helpful. We found a kindred spirit in him and thoroughly enjoyed spending time with him. In saying that if you want time, just to yourself, do not be put off by my words as he is completely non - invasive and respectful of privacy! The cottage is tastefully restored, comfortable, and the view is stunning. The pool is lovely. It is a great starting point for exploring the region, particularly the Douro Valley which is a not too far drive away. If you wish for a holiday purely to unwind, then the cottage and garden are wonderful for relaxing, lazing around and reading. Enjoy your stay in Jose's beautiful cottage!

Peter and Linda

  • Review Submitted: 25-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful cottage and views

  • 5 of 5

Jose gave great directions to Lamego and met us there, where we followed him the short drive to the mountain house. It is exactly like it is in the pictures, stunning views across the valley and a very quaint stone cottage! Kitchen has an electric hob with space for 4 pans, a microwave, kettle and toaster, as well as a fridge with small freezer compartment. Pool was clean and we used it a lot as it was very hot in July! There was a nice breeze most days and it really was very peaceful. The town of Lamego is an easy 10 minute drive where there are supermarkets and some restaurants. There are also lots of other attractions nearby including the medieval village of Ucanha. There are maps and guidebooks and an activity guide in the cottage which was very helpful, as well as a TV with satellite channels. Jose was a great host, nothing was too much to ask and we were grateful for his tips and help throughout our stay. The cottage was spotlessly clean and the shower had fantastic water pressure! I would definitely recommend the mountain house to couples looking to get away from it all, was a stress free holiday and nice not to have to fight for a sun lounger by the pool each day like we normally do in hotels! There is enough to do in the area to keep you busy as well which is great. Again, thanks Jose for a great stay!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Could do better for the price

  • 3 of 5

This is a very nice cottage with excellent views. However, we were paying peak season rates, which are quite high for the area and there were a number of issues. The shower holder was broken, the grass around the pool hadn't been cut, and then we had no hot water for the last two days because of a problem with the boiler while the owner was away in Porto, for which we were only offered possible compensation on a future visit. I was very disappointed not to be offered a partial refund for this major inconvenience. There are plenty of other places to stay for less money.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jun-2013
  • Date of Stay: June 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is true that the grass mower broke and it had to be taken way to be fixed reason why the grass was not cut. I had to be way in Porto for health reasons for two days and during that time the boiler stoped working. These things unfortunatly do happen and I had the oportunity to inform the guests that they were absolutly right for beeing descontented with this situation and ofered them a compensation, however I had no response. It is not true that you find houses in the área for better price with a private swiming pool. This is all I have to say to this coment, regreting deeply what happened.
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Location

Nearest Airport
150 Kilometres
Porto Airport
Nearest Ferry
800 Kilometres
Bilbao
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Regua
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
IP3
Car: necessary

The Mountain house is located in the mountain region that involves the Douro Valley, were Port Wine is produced. This surrounding area is considered as the treasure of Portuguese Medieval architecture heritage. In this region you can visit a considerable number of Norman churches and Cistercians Monasteries dating from early middle ages. The house is at 15 minutes distance of reasonable good restaurants as well as a big supermarket. Placed at 135 km from the iconic city of Oporto.

If you want to visit Porto, please check our properties at www.manorhouseporto.com

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Lamego, Central Portugal - Silver Coast

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Winter
1 Nov 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£123
for 2 nights
From
£62
£264
£704
 
 
Winter
1 Jan 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
£123
for 2 nights
From
£62
£308
 
 
Spring
1 Apr 2018 - 31 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
£123
for 2 nights
From
£62
£396
 
 
June
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£440
for 7 nights
£440
 
 
July
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£484
for 7 nights
£484
 
 
August
1 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£660
for 7 nights
£660
 
 
September
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£207
for 3 nights
£484
 
 
October
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
£123
for 2 nights
From
£62
£352
 
 
November
1 Nov 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
£123
for 2 nights
From
£62
£264
 
 
December
1 Dec 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
£123
for 2 nights
From
£62
£264
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£123
for 2 nights
From
£62
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £0

There is a sofa bed in the living room where two persons can sleep. In this case we charge 10 euros per night for each extra guest.

Easter week price is 400 euros



Christmas period and new year, the minimum stay is three days. If you want to sleep in Porto please have a look at this site
www.manorhouseporto.com

Guest are expect to send 50% of the total price of the reservation as a booking fee.
The remaining fee is payed the day of arrival.
All taxes are inlcuded

Easter week price is 400 euros

There is a sofa bed in the living room where two persons can sleep. In this case we charge 10 euros per night for each extra guest.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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