HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar

Douro Mountain House with spetacular vews

12 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday cottage in Tarouca - Mountain House

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 .

  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2006
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 October, 2016


based on 12 holidaymaker reviews

Douro Mountain House with spetacular vews
average rating of 4.75 based on 12 reviews


  • 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: Jul 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

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: Jul 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


  • 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: May 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

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: Jul 31, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0

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: Jun 29, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 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.
Did you find this review helpful?
7 3

What a wonderful house in the mountains

  • 4 of 5

What a wonderful house in the mountains,

we really enjoyed our 3 weeks stay in this house, the weather was great and we fully enjoyed the swimming pool and the house with the great view.

great location to stay, even for 3 weeks!

Jose is a very nice host and will make sure your stay will be as comfortable as possible.

Located very central and nice to make daytrips around Lamego.

Also our pet chihuahuaTosti fully enjoyed running around the garden!

nice stay we had, thanx again Jose!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
3 0


Nearest Airport
150 Kilometres
Porto Airport
Nearest Ferry
800 Kilometres
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
150 Kilometres
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


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Tarouca, Viseu Region

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
1 Nov 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
High season
1 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

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

Guest are expect to send 30% 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

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Enter dates for accurate pricing
Enquire Now
Available arrival


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Tarouca in Central Portugal - Silver Coast

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 115 m²
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • 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.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Yard
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • 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

Partner Offers

Portable wifi hotspot

You might like these similar properties