Stunning views - 4 double bedrooms - sleeps 8 - fitted kitchen - 2 bathroom
- english, french, portuguese
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 Municipality of Baião
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 Villa 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.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
Minimum age of primary renter:21
Max guests:8 (sleeps up to 8 adults)
Not allowed: changing the layout of furniture; lighting candles inside the house; exceed the amount of people booked.
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 and check out times, although note that the owner lives at the property so check-in can be very flexible.
100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
5 Stars isn’t enough to describe how beautiful it is!
House is absolutely stunning in a wonderful location. Truly allows you to get away from it all but yet keep modern conveniences. Francisco is truly a dear host who will go out of his way to insure your trip to Portugal is the best. Cannot recommend this place enough. We are looking for a return trip next summer!
Thank you very much for all your kindness.
Awesome outlook, Francisco was very easy to work with. We had a great time. Be warned the roads are very windy and steep, hair raising in places.
Hello Bob / Megan,
Thank you for your visit to our country.
It is not very easy to drive here as at your place indeed.
But i am sure you have enjoyed the hospitality of our region and our people.
I hope you can return any time , because you are very welcome at my home.
Best regards, Francisco
Magical stay at Quinta Do Loureiro
Just spent 7 days at Quinta Do Loureiro. Absolutely fantastic holiday. The house has everything that you could need on a self catering basis. It is situated on the side of a hill overlooking the Douro. Waking up to the view down to the river, which is the same for all 4 bedrooms, is the nearest I think I’ll get to a religious experience.
The house is also 5 minutes drive from Mosteiro station . This gives easy access to Porto and various towns up the Douro valley.
Francisco is a charming, friendly and helpful host.
Our whole experience was positive and I would thoroughly recommend this house for someone who wants a quiet, relaxing holiday
Thank you for your stay.
Our aim is the success of your travel.
Coming to our Douro Valley we sugest our guests the most important references of our region.
Douro wines at first and after our places to visit and enjoy the hospitality of our people.
I hope you reach your goals.
Come again you are welcome.
Quinta do Loureiro - the perfect place to unwind and relax
This was our third stay at Quinta do Loureiro and once again we had the most fantastic holiday. Francisco is the perfect host, so friendly and helpful. The house is situated in an idyllic setting, it is so peaceful and a wonderful place to relax. The views are stunning, the pool is fantastic, especially this time with the new permanent shady pergola for some of the beach loungers. We just enjoyed waking up to the tranquillity of the surroundings, watching the boats going up and down the river as we ate our breakfast, and watching the sun go down from the dining table on the terrace. Everything is provided in terms of linen and kitchen equipment, you could not ask for more.
We cannot wait to return.
Thank you for your review.
We cannot wait your return.
Beautiful house with a beautiful view
We loved the Quinta do Loureiro ! The location is a challenge to find but no fear, Francisco will guide you there no matter the time of day. The view from the Quinta is breathtaking and the property is spectacular. The house is fully equipped with everything you need and is charming all around. It was too cold for us to use the pool but we did sit and enjoy some wine and the view of the Douro river. We highly recommend the Quinta do Loureiro,
Thank you for your review.
I loved your stay at my home since we met at the meeting point.
Thank you for your stay at Douro Valley.
Welcome anytime at Quinta do Loureiro.
Charming house. Great location and base for a winter's holiday in the Douro Valley.
We travelled to Portugal from Australia for a short, 2 week holiday. We had 5 nights in the Douro Valley at Quinto Do Loureiro.
Our holiday was over the New Year period. We found the winter weather in Portugal mild rather cold.
Gathering from the QDL guest books, most folks staying there did so when the weather was warmer and the days longer. For us, though, QDL provided a fine base for our touring (even venturing to Spain one day) and after a day's driving it offered us the warmth of a bright fire with a good stack of dry wood, where eating the fine food prepared by one of our group and drinking big local reds was the order of our evenings.
The highlight of our entire trip to Portugal was lunch at the DOC restaurant of chef Rui Paula sitting alongside the Douro River at nearby Regua. Fabulous.
QDL had everything that we needed. Its old age brought a charm and grace but this was coupled with all the mod cons. It was very clean and tidy. QDL fitted in well with our holiday plans that included nights in Lisbon and Porto.
I must say that the owner Francisco Neto was very pleasant to deal with - he is a hassle free person.
Thank you Paul for your winter stay at Quinta do Loureiro (QDL).
DOC restaurant by Chef Rui Paula is really one of the nicest
places along Douro Valley to have a pleasant meal, tasting our best Douro wines and it is nearby our place.
I agree , our place is a good base to visit all Douro Valley.
I have enjoyed your visit and invite you to come again you are very welcome at my home.
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.