Vineyard House

Douro Valley and the North, Portugal

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From £3,892 per week

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With breathtaking views over the stunning Douro Valley, and high standards of comfort, service and facilities, this luxury villa in northern Portugal is peacefully positioned and perfectly relaxing.

In brief

  • Secluded location
  • Heatable pool
  • Games room

About the villa

High in the hills of Douro, with panoramic views of sun-soaked vineyards and silvered olive groves, this bright and airy villa basks on the boundary of a tiny hamlet, where the nearest thing to ‘rush hour’ is the morning arrival of the bakery van. Converted and extended from an old school house, the villa now has a very contemporary feel, with spacious bedrooms, stylish bathrooms and a sleek white kitchen, air conditioning, WiFi and modern appliances. Lawned gardens encircle the house and its private swimming pool, with loungers and parasols, an al fresco dining area, and poolside snooker room. 

Social space within the house is an open-plan living /dining room, divided by a fireplace and furnished with flair. With satellite TV and a music system both here and in the games room, there are TV’s in the bedrooms too; two at ground level and two on the upper floor, each with a terrace or balcony facing those blissful views. Continental breakfast is served each morning, extra cook service can be arranged locally, and Pinhão is 8km away, with a river marina, shops, bars and restaurants, and the steam train station for the scenic trip to Foz Tua.

Villa details


Accommodation

GROUND FLOOR

  • Entrance into open-plan sitting room/dining room with fireplace
  • Kitchen
  • Cloakroom
  • 2 Double bedrooms with shower room en suite opening to terrace
  • Pool terrace with access to games rooms with snooker table, TV, WC and shower room

FIRST FLOOR

  • Twin bedroom with shower room en suite opening to balcony
  • Master double (King size) bedroom (with extra sofa bed) with shower room en suite and private panoramic balcony
  • Solarium Terrace

Facilities

CHILDREN'S FACILITIES

  • A complimentary travel cot is available
  • A complimentary highchair is available

COOKING OUTDOORS

  • Built-in barbecue

ENTERTAINMENT

  • WiFi
  • TV in all bedrooms
  • Satellite TV (limited English speaking channels)
  • Stereo
  • Complimentary use of Mobile phone and Tablet

GAMES & SPORTS

  • Snooker table

COOLING FACILITIES

  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating included

KITCHEN ESSENTIALS

  • Fridge
  • Dishwasher
  • Hob
  • Oven

PRIVATE POOL

  • 9m x 3.4m
  • 1.1m x 1.4m deep
  • Built-in steps
  • Heatable on request - £150 per week
  • Pool towels
  • Pool heating payable locally
  • Please note this needs to be requested at least 48 hours before arrival so the pool can be warmed up in time

VILLA ESSENTIALS

  • Washing machine
  • Hairdryers for all bathrooms
  • Safe

Important Information


Please note that smoking is not permitted inside this property. Please note that a deposit of 30% is required for this property. Please note that the owner provides a basic 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. Please note that up to 3 additional guests can be accommodated at the property sleeping on a double sofa bed and fold out bed for £40 per night for rentals of up to 6 nights, £375 per person per week.

Minimum 1 week rental during July & August with Saturday change-overs preferred; minimum 3-night rentals accepted other periods

OWNER MANAGED

The owner of the property you are staying in 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.
 
Please refer to the Health & Safety pages on this website.

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

Service & Staffing


Included

  • For all durations:
  • Port served on arrival
  • Daily maid service ( except Sunday)
  • Courtesy use of tablet
  • For rentals of 7 nights and above nights from 1 July-31 August 2020:
  • Basic welcome hamper
  • Complimentary meal during the stay
  • Complimentary use of local mobile phone with 10€ credit
  • A visit to Quinta do Bomfim with wine tasting
  • A two hour Rabelo boat ride on the Duoro (a non-exclusive regular tour with departure from Pinhao from April until the end of November and weather permitting)
  • Vineyard terraces picnic

Available on request at an additional cost

  • Cook service at 35 Euro per person for adults and 20 per person for children for a three course meal including Duoro wine and soft drinks

Location


PLACES OF INTEREST

  • Pinhão (river marina & historic train station, restaurants & bars, specialist wine shops, basic convenience shops, banks & chemists) 8km
  • Provesende (one of the protected Heritage Site villages, also features a good restaurant) 5km
  • Alijó (larger supermarkets) 15 km

AIRPORT

  • Porto 120km
About the area

Douro Valley and the North

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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.