Quinta Matilde

Douro Valley and the North, Portugal

Months Prices
May 2019 From £4,855
September 2019 From £4,855
October 2019 From £4,855
November 2019 From £4,855

Prices are based on 2 sharing for 7 nights.

From £4,855 per week

Our view

A lavish rental villa with spectacular views, infinity pool and Jacuzzi, perched high above Pinhão.

In brief

  • Valley views
  • Breakfast included
  • Added Value Experiences included

About the villa

An unique holiday villa, Quinta Matilde is surrounded by 8,000 sq meters of land and all the 4 en-suite double bedrooms as well as the social areas, have been designed to enjoy the very special landscape and views over olive trees and vineyard terraces, sloping all the way down to the river Douro. Slate (local to the Douro), glass and wood have been used for the contemporary interiors; and its fitted with air-conditioning for those very hot Douro summer days, as well as central heating and fireplaces for off-season , making it suitable for year round rentals. And while the gracious and accommodating staff prepare fantastic daily breakfasts as well as other meals on request, the panoramic terraces are perfect for “al fresco” meals. Then in the evenings, the outlook from the swimming pool and the Jacuzzi transforms into something quite magical – whilst the pool is flood-lit, the Jacuzzi’s ceiling is all lit-up with tiny stars and you look out onto to the faint twinkling lights of distant villages.  A very spacious games room includes a pool table, a piano and a bar. There is also an outdoor chill-out area amidst vineyards and olive trees, providing the ideal set up for a private wine tasting (on request) or just somewhere to relax the hours away, with a book and a glass of port in your hand.
Just 1km away is Pinhão, with river marina & historic train station; there is also a supermarket, specialist wine shops and various cafes and restaurants including the elegant Vintage House, all of which are a steep but do-able walk down into the valley. The Douro Valley in Portugal is an UNESCO World Heritage Site recognizing the area around the Douro River where wine has been produced for the past two thousand years. Port wine is produced exclusively in the Douro and you can visit numerous Quintas, learn about the process, taste their production and buy Port directly. You will feel “far from the madding crowd”, yet with plenty to explore and enjoy locally, from nature walks to river cruises, as well as some excellent eateries (both simple and sophisticated) to be sampled. Not to be missed is the unforgettable historic train trip up-river from Pinhão to Foz Tua: never leaving the riverside and passing Douro Quintas and damn locks, with the landscape of terraced vineyards changing to dramatic rocky outcrops, making this one of Europe´s great rail journeys! 

Villa details


Accommodation

Accommodation

  • Entrance hall
  • Shower room
  • Utility room
  • Master double bedroom opening to terrace and garden access to pool area with shower room open to the bedroom with double sink
  • Double bedroom opening to terrace with bathroom open to the bedroom (with fixed shower over bath)
  • Double bedroom opening to terrace with shower room open to bedroom
  • 5 steps down to: Cloakroom
  • Kitchen (and larder with service door to exterior - for staff) as well as access to dining area and exterior terrace
  • Open plan sitting room with dining area and fireplace opening to panoramic terrace
  • 12 steps down to intermediate level with double bedroom with open shower room.
  • 7 steps down to Games Room with pool table, piano, bar and further TV area with seating opening to pool terrace and access to room with Jacuzzi
  • Room with Jacuzzi

Facilities

CHILDREN'S FACILITIES

  • A complimentary travel cot available
  • A complimentary highchair available

COOKING OUTDOORS

  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor oven

ENTERTAINMENT

  • WiFi
  • TV
  • TV in all bedrooms
  • Satellite TV (limited English speaking channels)
  • Music system in the games room
  • iPod dock

GAMES & SPORTS

  • Pool table

COOLING FACILITIES

  • Air conditioning

KITCHEN ESSENTIALS

  • Fridge
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Coffee machine
  • Juicer
  • Hob
  • Oven

PRIVATE INFINITY POOL

  • Free - form swimming pool with a feature bridge, shallow feature area flowing into main pool
  • 1.45m deep
  • Built-in steps
  • Infinity Pool: Please refer to the Health & Safety pages on this website.

SOMETHING SPECIAL

  • Piano
  • Bathrobes
  • Bathroom amenities
  • Firepit

VILLA ESSENTIALS

  • Washing machine
  • Mobile phone for local calls
  • Central heating included
Pool terrace also showing room with Jacuzzi

Important Information


Please note that smoking is not permitted inside this property.
A deposit of 30% is required.
Please note that the owner provides the welcome pack for this property which differs from the CV Welcome Pack.
Full information will be provided in your joining instructions or is available on request. 

No children under 5 allowed unless by special agreement from the owner.


OWNER MANAGED

The owner of the property you are staying in  will will be available by phone during your stay. Contact details will be sent with your travel documents.
 

TENANCY TIMES

Arrival from 16:00 Departure by 11:00
 

LOW WALLS

Due to unprotected drops from the various terraced levels, this property is not ideal for toddlers and young children must be supervised.

Recommended

FLIGHTS

CV Villas can book flights for our customers on scheduled, chartered or low cost airlines from London and regional UK airports. Please ask for details.
 

CAR HIRE

Car hire can be pre-booked through CV Villas with collection at the airport or port of arrival, and in some cases the hire car can be delivered to the villa for an additional charge. Please ask for details.

additional services

CV Villas offers a wide variety of additional services, to make your villa holiday even more special.  You should be able to find all the information you need here, otherwise you can check out our frequently asked questions page

Pool terrace showing barbecue area

Service & Staffing


RENTAL INCLUDES

  • For rentals of 2 - 6 nights up to 30 April and from 1 October:
  • Maid Service: daily (except Sundays and Portuguese bank holidays)
  • Port served on arrival, basic welcome hamper
  • Breakfast daily
  • Central Heating
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathrobes
  • Luxury bathroom amenities
  • Additional inclusions (to those above) for rentals of 7 nights or more:
  • Linen change once a week
  • Complimentary “local gastronomy” meal during the stay
  • A visit to one of the Port producing Quintas with wine tasting and weather permitting a vineyard terraces picnic
  • A two hour Rabelo boat ride on the Duoro (a non-exclusive regular tour with departure from Pinhao from April til end of November and weather permitting)
  • Courtesy use of a mobile phone with 10€ credit

AVAILABLE on request at an ADDITIONAL cost

  • Cook service

Location


AMENITIES

  • Pinhão (river marina & historic train station, supermarket, specialist wine & regional product shops, hairdresser, restaurants & bars, banks & ATMS, post office, health centre and chemist, optician, taxis, church & petrol station) 1 km
  • Alijó (larger supermarkets) 15 km
  • Provesende (one of the protected Heritage Site villages, also features a great restaurant) 13 kms

AIRPORT/ TRAIN STATION

  • Pinhão (train station) 1km
  • Porto Airport (with motorway link from Vila Real) 136km
About the area

Douro Valley and the North

Average weather

At Douro Valley’s westerly point, PORTUGAL’S second city Porto is your perfect starting point to explore the world’s oldest wine-producing region. The valley stretches from the Atlantic to the Spanish border in Northern Portugal, and the river its lifeblood. It boasts three UNESCO-protected regions, including Porto’s riverside barrio of Ribeira, with its Medieval streets and waterfront cafés, plus the key to the area: the Alto Douro Wine Region. Enjoy Porto’s soaring Sé (cathedral), its cloisters adored with azulejos painted tiles. Further east, religious worshippers head to the pretty town of Amarante, to touch the tomb of São Gonçalo. 

Find out more about Douro Valley and the North.