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Set In It's Own Vineyard With Unique Views Over The Valley For Complete Privacy!

Bedrooms 10
Space 4,305 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Bedrooms 10 Bathrooms 10, Occupancy 18

This newly renovated house has everything you need to make your holiday perfect, built over three floors it consists of 10 bedrooms, 3 doubles, 2 kings and 4 twin bedded rooms and 1 children’s room with a cot and sofa bed, all bedrooms have their own bathroom. There is a large sitting room with television, DVD player, satellite television, music system for CD’s and a USB connection and of course wifi. Two dinning rooms, one seats 12 the other 8. Large fully fitted kitchen, with a 90cm cooker, dishwasher, fridge freezer, microwave, coffee machine, kettle and toaster. There is also a toilets one located on the ground floor.

Exterior, there are two terraces, on the ground floor terrace there is small private covered area with a table and some benches, outside there is seating area for dinning and a barbecue, on the terrace below is the swimming pool with a large shaded area and the lawn.

The property is located on a working vineyard, producing a large variety of grapes as well as excellent Olive Oil and a large variety of seasonal fruit.

Maria do Rosario assists Monday to Friday for 3 hours from 9am, if you require more assistance outside these hours she is happy to help and can be paid directly, she is an excellent cook, and happy to make local food, but does she does not speak English!

On arrival we will have a welcome pack waiting for you.

The county of Vila Real is a group of 13 municipalities, which makes up the Alto Douro Wine region and UNESCO World Heritage. The village of Guiães is in the heart of the wine producing region of Sabrosa. The population of the village is 480 although in the summer months the number doubles! The first weekend of August is the

popular Saints party in the village and that is when all of the bunting and flags comes out. The village dates back to the 1200 with the first charter from D. Sancho on the 8th April 1202.

There are many exciting and relaxed things to do locally, 10 minutes away by car is S. Leonardo de Galafura which has one of the most amazing views over the Douro river, a visit to the Mateus Palace and grounds is just 15 minutes away and of course a trip on the Douro river departing from Peso de Regua down to Pinhao going through the huge lock and then returning by train which runs along side the river.

More Details

The Owner/Property Manager
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, Portuguese
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
28 July, 2018

About The Owner/Property Manager

My husband and I are a team, Filipe is an agronomist and I am an event manager, my husband is Portuguese and I am English, I have been living in Portugal for 34 years, we live most of the year near Lisbon, but love the Douro, on average we go to the farm once if not twice a month!

Why The Owner/Property Manager chose Vila Real

The property has been in the family for many years, we inherited it from our aunt and uncle, our aunts grandfather came to Portugal with Eiffel to build the Maria Pia Bridge in Oporto, he liked Porto so much he stayed and married, his son bought this farm and started producing Port wine, now days we do not make Port wine here but we do produce the grapes for it, along with grapes for red and white wine, which we do make on the farm alternatively.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

The area where the farm is located apart from being very beautiful is still very traditional, you might even say rural, the only sound you will hear is the church bells ringing at the weekend!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Vila Real in Vila Real District

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 4305 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:30
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Lift
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 20 people
  • 10 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Bidet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 7 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 8 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 9 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 10 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • All bathrooms are brand new
  • 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed , with Bathroom on the upper floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , With private Bathroom and amazing views on the upper floor
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , With a shower room on the middle/ground floor
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed , With a Shower room on the middle/ground floor
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Double Bed , With shower room on the middle/ground floor, amazing views
    Bedroom 7 - 1 Large Double Bed , Shower room, door to a semi private terrace lower floor
    Bedroom 8 - 2 Single Bed , Bathroom, door to semi private terrace, lower ground floor
    Bedroom 9 - 1 Double Bed , Shower room, door straight outside on lower ground floor
    Bedroom 10 - 2 Sofa bed/Futon , Shower room, door onto terrace with barrel!
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , Small double with it own shower room on the upper floor
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • mountain biking
Locally there are many attractions, winery visits, trips on the Douro river, adventure park of Pena, Mateus Palace and much more!


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Set In It's Own Vineyard With Unique Views Over The Valley For Complete Privacy!
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews

Perfect family holiday

  • 5 of 5

We loved the villa, set in its own grounds - apart from food shopping, we didn't need to go beyond the property given the pool, games room and terrace; on those occasions when we did venture into the village, everyone was very friendly. There's a lovely bakery (you can even place your order for the next day), and cafe central has a little shop in case you run out of essentials - so many people in the village speak a multitude of languages, too, so whatever you need, you'll be able to work it out. Maria (the housekeeper) is delightful, and gave us a very warm welcome; she drops in most days to keep the villa fresh - which makes the whole time even more comfortable, and also means there's much less rushing around when time comes to pack up - because Maria has kept on top of everything through the week. Such a lovely place.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Maravillosa casa y entorno

  • 5 of 5

Hemos estado un grupo de 4 familias, 19 personas en total desde los 17 años en adelante, así que podemos decir que todos adultos, y todo ha sido genial. La casa es increíble, genial, muy grande, todas las habitaciones con su propio baño, la cocina completamente equipada, el entorno maravilloso y la piscina..... la piscina es espectacular. Creo que lo mejor que se puede decir es que las fotos no le hacen justicia, es aún mejor de lo que se puede ver. A todo eso hay que añadir la ayuda de María del Rosario cuando la hemos necesitado. Un auténtico placer estos siete días de estancia, para volver sin dudarlo.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Adembenemend adresje !

  • 5 of 5

Prachtig verblijfsadres!

Je waant je er een echte kasteelheer/dame

Een aanrader !!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Séjour exceptionnel en famille et entre amis

  • 5 of 5

Nous sommes venus une semaine en mai à 5 couples et 9 enfants de 18 mois à 8 ans et avons passé des vacances formidables. La maison est immense (10 chambres), très joliment décorée et parfaitement équipée. Le domaine est en plein cœur des vignes dans un environnement très apaisant. Nous avons été accueillis par Sheenah et Filipe qui nous ont présenté la maison et le domaine dans le détail puis chouchoutés durant tout le séjour par Maria, gouvernante résidant dans la maison voisine, à qui nous avons demandé de nous préparer des repas à plusieurs reprises (excellentes recettes à base de morue, fruits de mer sans oublier les gâteaux en dessert !). Ces vacances dans le Douro resteront un très très beau souvenir pour les petits comme pour les grands !

  • Review Submitted: 14-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Vacances inoubliables au Portugal

  • 4 of 5

Je vous conseille cette location , endroit formidable , magnifiques vues accueil très agréable la demeure est très belle , vacances réussis en famille ! Vive le Portugal ! Propreté et service assuré . Sophie et jeremias

  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sophie and Jeremias, I'm glad you enjoyed your stay with us and I hope we will see you again in the future. Kind regards Sheenah & Filipe
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Nearest Airport
109 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Cafe Central
Nearest Golf
51 Kilometres
Golf de Amarante
Nearest Train
19 Kilometres
Peso da Regua
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
10 Kilometres
Adega Sr Vinho
Nearest Beach
109 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Trip on the Douro River.

A visit to one of the many wineries.

A day trip to Lamego.A

Visit to the Palace and gardens of Mateus in Vila Real


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in Vila Real, North Portugal

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High Season
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £446.43
Stay tax £0.89 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

Remember the Douro region is built in layers making it difficult and impossible to fence or close areas, the utmost care must be taken at all times, if you do take children they must be supervised at all times, the owner will not be held responsible for any accidents. Candles are not permitted

Owner'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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