A 17th century country house with extra apartment for 2 self-catering options. 10 hectare estate, gardens, pool. Superb Douro river views, hills, vines, orchards, total tranquility.
On the 10 hectare Quinta do Loureiro estate there are two self-catering options. The first is the 17th century main house, which has 4 bedrooms and sleeps 7 people. Traditional in style, charming, spacious and fully-equipped, it is ideal for families or groups. There is also a one bedroom self-catering apartment, within a stone chalet, ideal for a couple. Just 54 km from Porto and 75 km from the airport, this is an easy-to-reach country escape. Set high in the hills, there are tremendous views over the Douro river. The Quinta is a haven of tranquility. There are orange, lemon and olive trees, as well as vines and forest. The private pool is set above the river. The area is rural, traditional and down-to-earth- very authentic. Perfect for walking, hiking, biking, birding and exploring. Nearby are vineyards, provincial market towns and up-river is the Douro wine region. An ideal base for a week or two.
The main house at Quinta do Loureiro dates back to the 17th century, and indoors it is spacious, retaining its original features and traditional furnishings. The separate apartment is modern and ideal for a couple.
Bedroom notes: Bedrooms in the main house have large French windows and views over the river. The apartment has one bedroom.
Bathroom 1 Shower
Bathroom 2 Shower
Kitchen: Fully-equipped kitchen
Seats: 8. Dining Room
Living room notes
In the main house, the living room has traditional furnishings and a fireplace. In the apartments, the lounge is open plan, with a view over the river.
Washing and Storage
Dishwasher, Washing machine
Internet and Communications
TV- satellite/cable, DVD player, Ping Pong Table
Heating and Cooling
Fireplace, Heating (units)
Available upon Request: Cleaner, Guide.
Extra notes: Included in price: Internet, bed linen, bathroom towels, pool towels, fire wood, once a week cleaning service. Extras available on request: taxi service (available 24 hrs), meals at the house, laundry service, cleaning service, guide/ driver (by the property owner). Electrical heating is an extra cost.
OUTDOORS AND GARDEN
Quinta do Loureiro is set in a ten hectare property, all on a hill over the Douro river- superb views. There are orange, lemon and olive groves as well as vines and forest. Oranges and lemons can be picked from the trees to make fresh juices. Pathways lead through the property and forest- ideal for walking and jogging. Totally secluded, peaceful. Sense of nature.
The surrounding area with its hills, forests, countryside and river make this an ideal place for those who enjoy the outdoors. It's a perfect area for gentle walks, longer hikes, mountain biking, cycling and being on the river. For trips along the river, recommended are both the train from Porto (which stops close to the property) and then up to the Douro wine region, as well as river cruises.
Courses in the area: Art, pottery, photography etc, Cookery/ gourmet/ wine-tasting etc, Handicrafts, Local Culture.
Courses at the property: Cookery/ gourmet/ wine-tasting etc.
Rather than courses, we suggest exploring the local villages, towns and countryside, to get a real flavour of local life. Provincial market towns are are short drive away (Baiï¿½o, Penafiel, Amarante). The convent and Roman pavement is at Ancede, and there is a prehistoric site at Tongobriga (both close by).
GPS: 41.107479, -8.094432. Address: Morada Quinta do Loureiro, Lugar de Valados, Rua de Valados 100, Ribadouro, 4640-440, Baiï¿½o, Portugal. Location shown on map. Located 2km from the Mosterï¿½ train station (which is on the Porto-Douro line). Being located in the countryside, a car is recommended for freedom of movement, but one can reach the property on the train from Porto (which is a scenic ride). The train continues up to the Douro wine region. Taxi/driver/guide available upon request.
17th century country house
Overlooking the Douro river and valley
Private pool is with view of the river.
10 hectare hillside estate
Orange, lemon and olive groves as well as vines and forest
4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 7
SPECIAL ITEMS & AMENITIES
Set on the banks of the Douro river by Ribadouro (Baião), the area is hilly, scenic and rural. There are villages and farms, forests and river views. Very peaceful- a great country escape within easy reach of Porto (56km). It lies within the Vinho Verde demarcated wine region, and further upstream is the Douro region (famous for Port wines).
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