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Quinta Do Loureiro - Douro Valley- Private Pool - Stunning Views

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Stunning views - 4 double bedrooms - sleeps 8 - fitted kitchen - 2 bathroom

17th Century farmhouse set in 25 acres of gardens, with superb views over the Douro River, reached by a lovely winding track through the grounds. The property, with its orange, lemon and olive groves, has been in our family for several generations and the many prints, sketches and photographs lining the walls tell their own history of the Port Wine region of Portugal. The property is 70km from the coast and Porto (home of the Port Wine cellars and with its town centre designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site).

The house has been fully modernised whilst still retaining its unique charm and atmosphere. This is the place for the ultimate relaxing escape, where you will enjoy total privacy whilst taking in the most magnificent views. Nearby, there is also a thermal retreat which offers spa treatments.

There is plenty to see and do whilst exploring the area, including the delightful, historic towns of Amarante, Braga, Lamego and Regua. A car is essential to get the most from your stay in this idyllic setting, but there is a regular train service between Porto and Pocinho, stopping at Regua and Pinhao along the way, where you can alight and enjoy a river trip, or simply sit at a waterside restaurant and relax. In addition, your host will be delighted to arrange guided sightseeing or wine tasting tours throughout Douro Valley’s Port Wine producing estates and also give information on local amenities, shops and restaurants. There is also a possibility of transfer from/to Porto airport by previous arrangement.

More Details
Registration Number : 13019 / AL

About Us

Francisco Neto
Casa da Quinta do Loureiro
rua de valados nr 100
4640-400 Ribadouro
Quinta do Loureiro, 13019 / AL
VAT Reg No

Property Manager
Francisco Neto
Member since: 2001
Speaks English, French, Portuguese
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
16 August, 2018

About Francisco Neto

I am the property owner and manager, now retired, 70 years old. I live on the farm estate in another property. I am available to welcome guests and here to offer assistance during your stay.

Check in is quite flexible.

Why Francisco Neto chose Municipality of Baião

This unique and beautiful property has been in our family for generations. It is the most wonderful place to relax and unwind.

What makes this farmhouse unique

This is a spectacular location with stunning views, set in an unspoiled area with amazing food and wines. The house overlooks the River Douro with boats that you can take for a cruise along the river, which the owner can book for you. At the house there is free Wi-Fi access for the guests’ use. It is close to Port Wine country where you can visit the farms producing this famous drink and taste the Douro wines. It is within an easy drive of Porto, for the city sights and the airport. You will also find that prices generally are very reasonable, whether shopping or eating out. The local people are very friendly and are always willing to help visitors.

Guestbook comments from the manager

"What a wonderful welcome of eucalyptus fragrance in the air, breathtaking views, sunrises and sunsets to watch for" - Bruce & Anne, UK, July01

"Our week here has been restorative – we enjoy the peace, the wonderful aroma of orange blossom and the tranquil walks through the grapes, orange and lemons trees as we pick fruit for breakfast. We hope to return here for a longer visit – there is no better place we have found in our travels" - Patrick & Peggy Jenson



"What a beautiful place to stay-absolutly magical. My favourite posture has been picking the oranges and lemons and making the juice every morning.

Lamego worth a visit and also the trip up to Pinhão on the train.

Thanks Francisco for all your help.

Angela Palmer with the Mc Cormacks , Dom, Wendy,Emily and Dawen.

Manchester-UK.

June 2013



Nous venons de passer deux semaines de vacances inoubliables dans le cadre magnifique de la vallée du Douro et dans votre ferme familiale digne d´un monument historique.

Famile Perron
Aug 2001
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Municipality of Baião in Porto District

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Not allowed: changing the layout of furniture; lighting candles inside the house; exceeding the amount of people booked.
  • You must: report damages to the owner; keep house clean and tidy; keep to the tracks and drive with care in the grounds; lock doors when you go out.
  • Please keep to the agreed check in and check out times, although note that the owner lives at the property so check-in can be very flexible.
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • 2 bathrooms with showers.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 4 double bedrooms, all with small verandas with superb river views. Please see guest review "Douro Delight" where you find all the details you are looking for, written by a guest.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
The farmhouse is set in large grounds of 25 acres/10 ha and faces south so it benefits from sunshine all day long. The owner lives close by, so your check-in time is very flexible, just ask. Sorry, no pets On request we can provide an extra single bed in one of the rooms. Outside: Large Private Outdoor Swimming Pool for guest use only size 10mx5m. Unheated, depth min 1m depth max 2m. Sun loungers, parasols and pool towels provided. Gas Barbecue Area with garden furniture, tables, chairs, sun umbrellas and pergola. All weather table tennis. Utility Room: Ironing facilities, detergents for washing machine and dishwasher available for guests. Cleaning/Towels/Linen/Maid service: House and pool towels and linen are provided. Full house cleaning, change of linen and towels once a week. Extra cleaning or change of linen/towels on request. Maid service on request. Air conditioning/heating units in corridor and office. Special rates for bookings of 3 months or more, Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb, Mar.

Reviews

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Quinta Do Loureiro - Douro Valley- Private Pool - Stunning Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews
5

Charming house. Great location and base for a winter's holiday in the Douro Valley.

  • 5 of 5

We travelled to Portugal from Australia for a short, 2 week holiday. We had 5 nights in the Douro Valley at Quinto Do Loureiro.

Our holiday was over the New Year period. We found the winter weather in Portugal mild rather cold.

Gathering from the QDL guest books, most folks staying there did so when the weather was warmer and the days longer. For us, though, QDL provided a fine base for our touring (even venturing to Spain one day) and after a day's driving it offered us the warmth of a bright fire with a good stack of dry wood, where eating the fine food prepared by one of our group and drinking big local reds was the order of our evenings.

The highlight of our entire trip to Portugal was lunch at the DOC restaurant of chef Rui Paula sitting alongside the Douro River at nearby Regua. Fabulous.

QDL had everything that we needed. Its old age brought a charm and grace but this was coupled with all the mod cons. It was very clean and tidy. QDL fitted in well with our holiday plans that included nights in Lisbon and Porto.

I must say that the owner Francisco Neto was very pleasant to deal with - he is a hassle free person.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Paul for your winter stay at Quinta do Loureiro (QDL). DOC restaurant by Chef Rui Paula is really one of the nicest places along Douro Valley to have a pleasant meal, tasting our best Douro wines and it is nearby our place. I agree , our place is a good base to visit all Douro Valley. I have enjoyed your visit and invite you to come again you are very welcome at my home. Francisco Neto
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5

Quinta do Loureiro - the perfect place to unwind and relax

  • 5 of 5

This was our third stay at Quinta do Loureiro and once again we had the most fantastic holiday. Francisco is the perfect host, so friendly and helpful. The house is situated in an idyllic setting, it is so peaceful and a wonderful place to relax. The views are stunning, the pool is fantastic, especially this time with the new permanent shady pergola for some of the beach loungers. We just enjoyed waking up to the tranquillity of the surroundings, watching the boats going up and down the river as we ate our breakfast, and watching the sun go down from the dining table on the terrace. Everything is provided in terms of linen and kitchen equipment, you could not ask for more.

We cannot wait to return.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello there, Thank you for your review. We cannot wait your return. Francisco
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5

Beautiful house with a beautiful view

  • 5 of 5

We loved the Quinta do Loureiro ! The location is a challenge to find but no fear, Francisco will guide you there no matter the time of day. The view from the Quinta is breathtaking and the property is spectacular. The house is fully equipped with everything you need and is charming all around. It was too cold for us to use the pool but we did sit and enjoy some wine and the view of the Douro river. We highly recommend the Quinta do Loureiro,

  • Review Submitted: 31-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello, Thank you for your review. I loved your stay at my home since we met at the meeting point. Thank you for your stay at Douro Valley. Welcome anytime at Quinta do Loureiro. Francisco
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5

Fabulous views, peace and relaxation - a very special place.

  • 5 of 5

We loved many aspects of staying at Quinta Do Loureiro. The house has a charming mixture of antique furniture, paintings, sketches and port wine memorabilia, all of which we found interesting to look at and gave it a lovely atmosphere and sense of history. The kitchen was well equipped, the big fridge freezer was great and made self catering easy.

The grounds with their citrus and olive trees were pleasant to wander through and we enjoyed the privacy of not being overlooked by other properties. We loved having so many different areas to sit and admire the views from. The pool and pool area were excellent, we appreciated the shade from the pergola but also the stunning views across the Douro Valley and it was a great place from which to admire the sunsets. We nicknamed the little area under the wisteria with two benches and table 'G&T terrace', and it was a great place for a morning cuppa whilst watching the sunrise or a late afternoon aperitif. Most of all, we just loved watching the view over the valley as it looked so different throughout the day depending on what the light was doing. Early morning mist burning off the water, golden late afternoon sun and twinkling lights at night all gave an endless supply of things to look at and admire which we found deeply relaxing.

When we did tear ourselves away we made good use of the trains from Mosteiro (only a short drive away, the man in the ticket office was very helpful), visiting Porto for the day, a day in Tua and Pinhão for lunch, siteseeing and port tasting and then back to Pinhão for lunch and a river boat cruise. The train is well worth using as it follows the river bank and gives great views along the way. We used the hire car to visit Lamego, Amarente (particularly lovely to wander round) and Cinfaes.

Francisco was very welcoming, helpful and discrete. We knew we could ask him for help if we needed it but appreciated being left to our own devices for complete privacy, peace and quiet.

This is a very special place and one to which we hope to return.

Muito obrigada, Francisco!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and stay at Quinta do Loureiro. Our home is realy located at a very special place at Douro Valley. From there we can reach all the Douro Valley by train using the train station near the house, Mosteirô that i always recomend. Also to visit Porto , train is nice option as well to visit Pinhão , Tua and Régua for a boat cruise. I see you have followed my sugestion. Next year there is a nice pergola for a nice shadow around the pool as well as units of air conditioned in the house. I loved to know you have been well and relaxed. Thank you again Mike & Heather.
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Perfect tranquility and peace

  • 5 of 5

For many years due to my husbands illness we have hired cottages in england/Scotland Ireland,but nothing has come any where near this location,we have always been happy ,but this is outstanding the views from every room is spectacular and the pool is cleaned by robot is amazing,Francissca was very helpful before we arrived on our holiday! with lots of advice and gave110% of his time. He made you feel very special

  • Review Submitted: 19-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your stay at my home at Quinta do Loureiro. I´m very happy you all have been well. I really enjoyed your nearness at Quinta do Loureiro. I wish you can come again you are very well welcome. The winter time is a mild season and the house keeps a nice temperature so it is also a nice option. The view...always stunning waiting for you. Thank you again. Francisco Neto
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1 semana na Quinta do Loureiro

  • 5 of 5

Gostámos muito da nossa estadia na Quinta do Loureiro, a casa é confortável, tem uma vista magnífica sobre o rio e o proprietário foi sempre muito prestável em todas as situações.

Recomendo vivamente!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Oporto
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Porto Antigo
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Amarante
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Mosteirô
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
A4
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Porto Antigo
Nearest Beach
70 Kilometres
Oporto
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Depending on our clients’ requirements we can provide:

1. Transfer from/to Porto airport for a relaxing arrival at the farm, with stops for shopping.

2. Port Wine tours. A one day trip visiting Douro Museum at Régua, two farms producers of Port and Doc wines (table wines certified as Douro wines), lunch at Doc restaurant, minibus tour at Pinhão by Quinta das Carvalhas and return.

3. Booking of taxi services and restaurants.

4. Local leisure trips.

5. Local general information.

Coast/Beach:

Beaches on the coast at Porto, one hour drive / train.

Travel: The nearest international airport is Porto (70km, 1.5 hour drive) – Ryanair flies directly from Stansted, Liverpool, Dublin, Paris, and Frankfurt. Easyjet has direct flights from Bristol. Served daily by BA/TAP from Heathrow and Gatwick; also Air Berlin, Lufthansa.

By prior arrangement we can organise transfer from/to the airport at extra cost, to fit in with your flights and including a stop at a supermarket along the way

A car is essential during your stay. Hire is available at the airport and from Porto and it is best to book when booking flight.

Distances:

* Porto airport: 75km/1h 30m drive

* Train station in Mosteirô: 4km/5min drive

* Porto town centre: 70km, 1h 15m drive/1h 15m by train

* Coa rock carvings: 2h 30m drive/2h by train

* Towns of Amarante, Lamego, Vila Real: each 1h 15m drive

* Town of Regua – River cruises 1h 15m drive/1h by train

* Towns of Braga, Guimaraes - within 2 hours drive

* Golf course and water theme park in Amarante – 45min drive

* Hospital, chemist - 15min drive

* Restaurants, local shops - 10min drive

Further Details:

This is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy this unspoilt region of Portugal and discover the environment in which Port Wine has been produced for centuries, from the tranquil atmosphere of our Quinta, where you can pick your own oranges for fresh juice every morning. Relax, unwind and immerse yourself in the peace and quiet that this unique property offers.

The estate is ideal for artists, families or groups of friends, with its combination of total privacy, superb views and close location to the historic city of Porto, and the Port Wine producing estates. All three are classified as UNESCO world heritage sites.

For your comfort we can organise transfer from/to Porto airport and tailor-made tours, for an additional cost, so that you get to know the best of our beloved valley and its many attractions.

The boat cruises from Régua to Pinhão and back (with optional lunch on board) are highly recommended to see the Douro Valley and I can book these for you.

From Régua I can recommend bus trips to visit wonderful views of the area and local Port wine producers to taste the famous Port wine produced at Douro Valley.

The house is served by train, with a main station close the house. I recommend a train trip to Régua or Pinhão or further to admire all of the Douro Valley. Also possible are walking tours, fishing, river cruises, golf, or just relaxing by the pool gazing at the view, enjoying a glass of local wine.

All the information is available at the house, or just ask.

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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
25% to secure the booking, with the 75% balance due 60 days before arrival.
The booking deposit and balance must be transferred to my PayPal account using my email address.
We now offer special rates for longer bookings of three months or more during the low season, which includes November, December, January, February and March. Additional fees are payable for Christmas and the New Year. Please contact us for more information.


Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday but can be flexible, ask the owner please.
Check-in time very flexible, please ask, the owner lives in the farm.
Check-in after 2pm / 14:00
Check -out by 10 am / 10:00
Special prices for long term rentals.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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