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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.

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.

To find out more about the property, the location, how to get here and for the latest offers, please contact Francisco.

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Douro Holiday Villa

Your Holiday Home

  • Sleeps 8
  • Has 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms
  • Large swimming pool for own use
  • Beautiful grounds with barbecue for al fresco dining
  • Parking and Internet access
  • Air conditioning/heating

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  • Hilary and Keith
    The Perfect Relaxing Location
    “We loved lounging by the pool, listening to the bird song and also watching the sun go down, with all the lights twinkling along the valley.”
  • Tom and Linda
    Surpassed Expectations
    “Fantastic views over the beautiful river Douro. Wonderful pool! A good location for visiting the surrounding area by train or car.”
  • John H
    A Perfect Holiday in the Douro Valley
    “Quinta Do Loureiro is situated above the Douro Valley providing breathtaking views over the river.”
  • Signe - Copenhagen
    Perfect House and Host
    “What can one say..... finding a spot like Francisco´s house is a gift - spending a week there is good for your body and soul.”
  • Dom - Stockport
    A Second Visit
    “A thoroughly relaxing and enjoyable time. Would we go back again? Without a doubt, it is a gem.”