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45 minutes from Porto! Quiet house farm in the mountains! Minutes to Douro

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Quiet house and private pool and garden

Beautiful and quiet country house with outdoor swimming pool few minutes away from Amarante, minutes to Douro river and Unesco valley and easy acess to Porto city cente.This mountain house is located inside serra da aboboreira, Amarante is a lovely village of great natural beauty famous for its food, wine, cultural heritage and sights. It is home of a Michelin star restaurant, Casa da Calçada. Wine zone region of Douro (Régua) and Vinho verde. The house is integrated in nature with a breathtak view to the mountains.This house has two large bedrooms, King size bed and with double beds, with its own bathroom (first floor) a spacious living room with a Wood-burning stove with wood heating, a bookshelf with art and nature books and complete field guides, a spacious kitchen fully equipped, a complete bathroom on the ground floor next to a cellar and laundry. It has also an outdoor space private land 1500 m2 where guests can relax and enjoy the great views to the mountains, the lot is surrounded by a farm ( 10 quiet and wild hectares) It is ideal for a family looking for a quiet break and explore what this unexplored region has to offer.

The house includes bed linen, towels and internet Wireless 12 MB.

Two bedrooms 4 persons, Baby bed available on request. double glass

Two complet Wc

Wood oven, Fridge, coffee maker, toaster Wood-burning central heating + electrical.

Vegetable garden, compost and fruit trees.

Garage two places, Space for motorhome, mobilhome or large vehicle.

Natural spring water, high quality from the mountains,

barbecue , and oven to bake bread pizza outside

Two equipped kitchens, one indoor and one outdoor.

washing machine


Sustentable House 90% wind energy, public.

1, 500 m2 walled

Surrounding area is protected 10

hectares, with rivers, wild animals and endemic plants.

Restaurant quality traditional Portugueses food 5 minutes drive and typical grocery store.Acess by bus 5 minutes walk and train/Bus direct to Porto/airport 45 minutes or Douro Valley 15 minutes by train (Marco Canaveses Station)

in the surrounding area; Golf, wild rivers, aquatic amusement park, roman city (tongóbriga) mountains and hot springs (caldas de Aregos, Canavezes), BTT, horses, walking, trekking, kayak, etc.

Extra fee and security deposit (Pets)

More Details
Registration Number : 40332/AL

Marcelo Eduardo Aguiar
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Swedish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 June, 2018

About Marcelo Eduardo Aguiar

Love nature!

Why Marcelo Eduardo Aguiar chose Várzea da Ovelha e Aliviada

Quiet and wild, sunset perfect in the mountains.

What makes this house unique

Privacy and safety total


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Várzea da Ovelha e Aliviada in Municipality of Marco de Canaveses

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Books
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Private Pool
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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45 minutes from Porto! Quiet house farm in the mountains! Minutes to Douro
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews

Casa muy agradable con muy buenas vistas

  • 5 of 5

Pasamos 5 días muy agradables con la chimenea encendida por las tardes. La ubicación es perfecta porque a pesar de estar en un valle bastante urbanizado, no se pierde la sensación de aislamiento y entorno rural. Cerca del río y del puente romano con buenos chapuzones. El trato es muy correcto. Tan sólo un defecto, la electricidad se iba en cuanto se encendían dos fuegos de la cocina y el aparato de música a la vez.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Muchas gracias por sus amables palabras. Vamos a aumentar la energía eléctrica para que la próxima visita no hay tales cortes de energía, mis deculpas. Obrigado, Marcelo
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Mooie omgeving, heerlijk rustig!

  • 5 of 5

Prettig vakantieverblijf. Eenvoudig, schoon. De buitenkeuken is een leuke 'extra'. Goede wandelomgeving. Niet toeristisch. Prima uitvalsbasis voor autotochten naar de Dourovallei en andere natuurgebieden, maar ook voor Porto en Guimarães.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Équipement en vaisselle un peu juste.

Sinon très bien : tranquille, propre.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Tasca Dino
Nearest Ferry
10 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Marco Canaveses
Nearest Motorway
13 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Tasca do Dino
Nearest Ski
145 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
50 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Ponte do Arco

Sera da Aboboreira

Golf Amarante

Acuatic park


Tongobriga Roman village


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £36.91

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.