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Stunning views - 4 double bedrooms - sleeps 8 - fitted kitchen - 2 bathroom
Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 4 double bedrooms, all with small verandas with superb river views. Please see guest review "Douro Delight" where you find all the details you are looking for, written by a guest.
Pool / Spa
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 7 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 7 days before check-in.
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 8 (sleeps up to 8 adults)
Minimum age of primary renter: 21
- Not allowed: changing the layout of furniture; lighting candles inside the house; exceeding the amount of people booked. Turn off all when leave house
- You must: report damages to the owner; keep to the tracks and drive with care in the grounds; turn off all airco/heat and lock doors when you go out.
- Please keep to the agreed check in/check out times. You must also complete, sign and return the registration/rules form sent to you before arrival.
Minimum one-day vacancy between guests’ stays
High-touch surfaces cleaned with disinfectant (e.g. countertops, light switches, handles and taps)
Check in and check out with no person-to-person contact
All towels and bedding washed in hot water that’s at least 60ºC
Cleaned with disinfectant
Follows industry health association: SafeHome (VRMA and VRHP)
Follows regional health guidelines: Clean & Safe (Portugal)
Special interest holidays:
Depending on our clients’ requirements we can provide:
1. Transfer from/to Porto airport for a relaxing arrival at the farm, with stops for shopping.
2. Port Wine tours. A one day trip visiting Douro Museum at Régua, two farms producers of Port and Doc wines (table wines certified as Douro wines), lunch at Doc restaurant, minibus tour at Pinhão by Quinta das Carvalhas and return.
3. Booking of taxi services and restaurants.
4. Local leisure trips.
5. Local general information.
Coast/Beach: Beaches on the coast at Porto, one hour drive / train.
Travel: The nearest international airport is Porto (70km, 1.5 hour drive) – Ryanair flies directly from Stansted, Liverpool, Dublin, Paris, and Frankfurt. Easyjet has direct flights from Bristol. Served daily by BA/TAP from Heathrow and Gatwick; also Air Berlin, Lufthansa.
By prior arrangement we can organise transfer from/to the airport at extra cost, to fit in with your flights and including a stop at a supermarket along the way
A car is essential during your stay. Hire is available at the airport and from Porto and it is best to book when booking flight.
* Porto airport: 75km/1h 30m drive
* Train station in Mosteirô: 4km/5min drive
* Porto town centre: 70km, 1h 15m drive/1h 15m by train
* Coa rock carvings: 2h 30m drive/2h by train
* Towns of Amarante, Lamego, Vila Real: each 1h 15m drive
* Town of Regua – River cruises 1h 15m drive/1h by train
* Towns of Braga, Guimaraes - within 2 hours drive
* Golf course and water theme park in Amarante – 45min drive
* Hospital, chemist - 15min drive
* Restaurants, local shops - 10min drive
This is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy this unspoilt region of Portugal and discover the environment in which Port Wine has been produced for centuries, from the tranquil atmosphere of our Quinta, where you can pick your own oranges for fresh juice every morning. Relax, unwind and immerse yourself in the peace and quiet that this unique property offers.
The estate is ideal for artists, families or groups of friends, with its combination of total privacy, superb views and close location to the historic city of Porto, and the Port Wine producing estates. All three are classified as UNESCO world heritage sites.
For your comfort we can organise transfer from/to Porto airport and tailor-made tours, for an additional cost, so that you get to know the best of our beloved valley and its many attractions.
The boat cruises from Régua to Pinhão and back (with optional lunch on board) are highly recommended to see the Douro Valley and I can book these for you.
From Régua I can recommend bus trips to visit wonderful views of the area and local Port wine producers to taste the famous Port wine produced at Douro Valley.
The house is served by train, with a main station close the house. I recommend a train trip to Régua or Pinhão or further to admire all of the Douro Valley. Also possible are walking tours, fishing, river cruises, golf, or just relaxing by the pool gazing at the view, enjoying a glass of local wine.
All the information is available at the house, or just ask.
Quinta do Loureiro closes for the season in mid-October and re-opens mid-April for regular holiday bookings. However, the property is available during this period for longer lets of over three weeks. Please make an enquiry for more details including current rates.
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About Francisco Neto
I am the property owner and manager, now retired, 74 years old. I live at the farm estate in another property. I am available to welcome guests and offer assistance during their stay. Check in is quite flexible. I will happily provide assistance during your entire stay concerning directions and other information which will help you to enjoy the area such as restaurants and places to visit. In addition, I will be delighted to arrange guided sightseeing or wine tasting tours throughout Douro Valley’s Port Wine producing estates with lunch and transport included. I can givr information on local amenities, shops and restaurants. There is also a possibility of transfer from/to Porto airport by previous arrangement and at low cost. We have details of local taxi companies and offer a package to our guests who prefer not to drive. Just ask for details.
Why Francisco Neto chose Baiao
This unique and beautiful property has been in our family for generations. It is the most wonderful place to relax and unwind. The farmhouse is set in large grounds of 25 acres/10 ha and faces south so it benefits from sunshine all day long. The owner lives close by in a separate house on the estate, so check-in time can be flexible, just ask. Sorry, no pets. On request we can provide an extra single bed in one of the rooms. Outside: Large private outdoor swimming pool (10 metres x 5 metres) for guest use only. Unheated, depth min 1 metre, depth max 2 metres. Sun loungers, parasols and pool towels provided. Gas barbecue area with garden furniture, tables, chairs, sun umbrellas and pergola. All weather table tennis. Utility Room: Ironing facilities, detergents for washing machine and dishwasher available for guests. Cleaning/towels/linen/maid service: House and pool towels and linen are provided. Full house cleaning, change of linen and towels once a week. Extra cleaning or change of linen/towels on request. Maid service on request. Air conditioning/heating units in corridor and office. Special rates for bookings of 3 weeks or more, mid-Oct to mid-April.
What makes this farmhouse unique
This is a spectacular location with stunning views, set in an unspoiled area with amazing food and wines. Good local restaurants, good wines and all at extremely reasonable prices for superb quality. It is a short distance to Porto, Braga, Guimarães and Lamego, (one hour drive). The house is served by train (Douro Line) to Porto, Régua, Pinhão, Braga and other directions. The nearest station is five minutes’ drive at Mosteirô. You will find local people in the village and surrounding area to be very friendly and welcoming. In Porto you can visit the Port Wine Cellars, the Livraria (library) Lello, made famous by the Harry Potter films and step back in time at the Majestic Cafe. Visit the superb modern Casa da Musica and have wonderful seafood meals near the river at Ribeira Square. You can also take a boat trip from Régua to the Spanish border, a one day tour which is a very scenic trip. We do not have a cancellation policy, but please be assured that if you need to cancel your booking for serious illness or another exceptional circumstance, and your travel insurance does not cover this, we will endeavour to refund your payment.