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Marvelous 6 bedroom manor house with private pool

Bedrooms 6
Space 700 m²
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

With 6 bedrooms, fantastic gardens, BBQ and pool with total privacy.

Casa de Piellas is a Manor House from the end of the 19th century, which offers you the unique and exclusive experience of relaxing while enjoying the beauty and memories of Northern Portugal.

House of Piellas and its gardens are considered monuments of public interest. The house is located in the village of Cabeceiras de Basto, the central location to visit the north of Portugal: cities as Guimarães, Chaves, Braga and Porto.

The house is characterized by large and cozy spaces and includes 6 bedrooms, 4 of them suites, 2 kitchens, dining and living room. Outdoor spaces are unique. With gardens over 150 years old, a fantastic pool with lots of sun and fantastic lawn, organic vegetable garden and farm animals. These surroundings complete the testimony of the history of this magnificent place. The gardens were ornamented with yews and japoneiras and with a decorative water route.

More Details
Registration Number : 12679/AL

Member since: 2014
Speaks english, french, spanish, portuguese
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
19 April, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse rental in Cabeceiras de Basto, Portugal

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 700 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 18 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • Damage deposit of € 500 in cash will be returned at the end of the stay.
  • Presentation of the identity document of the person in charge of the rental
  • Cleaning: Washing up and tidying up common areas before leaving the house.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Wet Bar
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 20 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • - toilet , bath with shower , shower enclosure
    - toilet , shower enclosure
    - toilet , bath with shower
    - toilet , shower enclosure
    - toilet , shower enclosure
  • Towels Soaps Toilet paper
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • - 1 double bed
    - 2 single bed , 1 sofa bed/futon
    - 1 double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon
    - 1 double bed
    - 1 double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon
    - 1 double bed , 2 sofa bed/futon
  • Bathroom, Linen, Heating Wi-Fi, Cabinets, crosses, desk, dressers
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • 3 bicycles
  • Groups
  • long term rentals available
  • Singles
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • whitewater rafting


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(45 traveller reviews)

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Marvelous 6 bedroom manor house with private pool
average rating of 4.977778 based on 45 reviews

The perfect place

  • 5 of 5

We had the best time. Beautiful house with so many great spaces to relax and have fun. Close to Braga, Guimaraes and Porto for day trips and nights out. Thanks to Joao and family for the hospitality.

  • Review Submitted: 25/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Alastair. It was a pleasure to welcome you, you are always welcome.
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Ancient and modern experience

  • 5 of 5

Casa de Piellas is a breathtaking property. Staying here is a unique experience. The house and gardens are beautiful and an insight into the history of a grand Portuguese landowning family. The cool , large, lower dining room built into the rock , and opening onto the garden was one of our favourite spots.

Geese feature on the family coat of arms and a few still bathe in the pool outside the property. Handsome peacocks feature and display but don't intrude. We were thrilled to see hoopoes fly over the pool.

The bathrooms and bedrooms are modernised with lovely views and are accessed by a communal balcony.

We found the water tepid rather than hot though this was addressed when we mentioned it.

The owners and the manager couldn't have been more helpful when one of our party had an accident .

Antonio , who takes care of the property and animals and garden, was always ready to help or advise.

Our party ate out , ordered food in , and cooked in the kitchen. The oven, coffee makers, dishwasher etc all worked well. The large courtyard , with its fountains , was the most delightful place to congregate and put the world to rights on a balmy evening.

  • Review Submitted: 01/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear D Bloomfield, Thank you so much for the kind words. You will be always welcome. Best Regards João Almeida
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Wonderful Portuguese experience

  • 5 of 5

Our party of ranged from 70 to 6 months in age. The house, garden and pool provided us with lots of space and room for activities to suit all ages. The courtyard is a perfect space for outdoor living allowing the small children plenty of safe play space whilst the older ones played table tennis and the rest chatted and enjoyed the vinho verde.

The pool is not large but sufficient to provide lots of family fun and the setting is wonderful, accompanied by nosey peacocks. The house and its setting provided an amazing insight into traditional Portuguese life and it was a privilege to experience it. The gardens are beautiful, the planting and the design is historic and the owners ensure the upkeep is excellent. Fancy having camellia hedges over 100 years old.

Its fun that it is off grid and not on google but make sure you get full instructions of how to find it! Even the access is special.

  • Review Submitted: 14/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Charlotte, It was a great pleasure to see you. Thank you so much fantastic comments. Your family will always be welcome. Best Regards
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Superb Manor house in a great area.

  • 5 of 5

This wonderfully preserved and decorated Manor house (Casa Seniorial) was partly remodeled to allow for up-to-date, comfortable hospitality. Your opportunity to experience first-hand living in history. A superb mixture of old flavor with modern amenities and comfort makes this one stand apart. Rooms are large and comfortable, most with on-suit remodeled bathrooms and great views of the garden and surroundings. We were two families and used all 6 bedrooms. Dining room and launch that are open for guests use didn't get much use as it was July and we opted for outside living. The kitchen is the center of this house and "foodies" will find cooking here and spending time around it wonderful. An extra old-world farm kitchen will allow guests to bake breads or slow-cook in a real, wood-burning farm brick oven.

The area around the house opens endless opportunities for exploration of both cultural centers like Guimareas and Braga as well as endless nature walks and river swimming and bathing areas.

Owners are delightful and very accommodating - hospitality clearly high priority for them. The caretaker on site will help and solve any problem immediately and will keep the swimming pool and gardens in top shape during your stay.

Nothing is ever perfect, though; while heaven for us and the kids, one has to remember that farm animals have a tendency to communicate their existence to the world early in the morning and the house does have plenty of farm animals, indeed.

  • Review Submitted: 13/07/2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Muito obrigado pelo fantástico comentário! Serão sempre bem vindos. Best Regards.
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From a french Familly

  • 5 of 5

English : an exceptional home in an exotic setting. The recent renovation is particularly successful and well preserved the soul of this place.

An ideal place for a family or even wishing to explore the north of Portugal.

Welcome and availability of the owners made our stay a success.

Français : une maison d’exception dans un cadre dépaysant. La rénovation récente est particulièrement réussie et conserve bien l’âme de ce lieu.

Un lieu idéal pour une famille voire plusieurs souhaitant découvrir le nord du Portugal.

L’accueil et la disponibilité des propriétaires ont fait de notre séjour une belle réussite.“

  • Review Submitted: 17/09/2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice comments. You will be always welcome!
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Des vacances reposantes dans un cadre idyllique

  • 5 of 5

Une maison qui a su garder le charme d'un autre temps, tout en étant pratique pour y vivre en famille ou entre amis!

L'endroit idéal pour se ressourcer et passer des vacances très agréables, loin de la ville et du bruit....

Merci à nos hôtes pour ce séjour, tout était parfait!

La maison et ses nombreux espaces eterieurs sont fidèles aux photos,

n'hésitez pas, vous n'aurez aucun regret!

Cécilia &family

  • Review Submitted: 05/08/2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci pour les commentaires si positives. Vous êtes une famille fantastique que nous aimons recevoir. Salutations
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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Aeroporto de Sá Carneiro
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Bar Turismo, Porta 77
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Cozinha Real de Basto
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Praia Fluvial da Ranha
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

General conditions of stay in Casa de Piellas:

Presentation of a document of identification of the person in charge of the rent upon arrival.
Payment of the remaining amount of the reservation on arrival (in case it was not paid in advance)
Deposit against damages to be returned at the end of the stay: € 500 cash
Check in - 4pm to 9pm (Flexible)
Check out - until 12h (Flexible)
Parking: Outside of the courtyard
No smoking inside the rooms
Forbidden animals inside the rooms

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made

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