COMFORTABLE RURAL COTTAGE IN ANCIENT VILLAGE IN THE DOURO REGION

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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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COMFORTABLE RURAL COTTAGE IN ANCIENT VILLAGE IN THE DOURO REGION

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Restored 2 bedroom cottage with living room, kitchen, bathroom and terrace

Casa da Fonte got its name from the spring beside it, where the local women still wash their clothes. This cosy and comfortable cottage has an area of 60m2 divided into three floors. It has two bedrooms with a total of 4 single beds and 3 extra beds (2mx65cm). The kitchen is modern, stylish and well equipped. The bathroom has a heated towel rack and an excellent shower. The cosy living room has a pellet run fireplace connected to radiators which keep the house warm and dry in the winter. There is a spacious terrace with barbecue and eating area, where you can have your evening meal, watching the surrounding fields and houses, and the shepherds bringing their sheep back home for the night. The bells of the cattle compete with the church bells that ring to the tune of 'Ave Maria'. Here you can find the soul of Portugal.

Food and Restaurants: The village of Mazes has no grocery store of its own, but you can find one in neighbouring Lalim, which is 15 min away by car. There you can also buy the delicious ham from the local smokery, and excellent cheeses from the area. Another 10 min by car and you can visit the 'Caves da Morganheira' one of Portugal's leading producers of sparkling wine, or,in another direction, Lamego, which has a lot of restaurants with excellent local dishes, such as wild boar, black pork and of course 'bacalhau' (dried cod). Lamego is of great historical interest, starting with a 7th century chapel, built with the remains of a Roman temple, going through its Arabic fortress, narrow medieval streets, and famous huge staircase leading up to the beautiful church of 'Nossa Senhora dos Remédios'.

Places of interest: If you walk up the mountain from Mazes (or drive 3 min) you get to Anta, a fascinating abandoned village, which takes you back a 1000 or perhaps even 2000 years. Many houses are in ruins, but you can still see how people lived. You can walk around in this stunning panoramic landscape and make your own discoveries of anthropomorphic graves and megalithic altars. Don't walk alone up here after dark, however, since there are wolves and plenty of wild boar.

Other places of historic interest are the medieval villages of Ucanha and Salzedas (half an hour from Mazes), the archaeological site of the monastery of São João de Tarouca - among many other places. You will enjoy a boat trip up or down the river Douro from the nearby town of peso da Régua, or a day tour which takes you round the main sites of the Cistercian order and the Templarians, which dominated politics in Portugal for hundreds of years.

Sports activities: The whole area is excellent for hiking and mountain biking. In the Serra de Santa Helena (municipality of Tarouca, 30 min away) you will find facilities for practising paragliding, mountain climbing, canoeing, shooting and fishing (on the river Varosa). At a bigger distance (1,5 hours by car) you have one of Portugal's main sites for paragliding, namely in Linhares da Beira.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Map

Nearest Airport
154 Kilometres
Porto
Nearest Train
27 Kilometres
Peso da Régua
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Bigorne
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Mazes
Nearest Restaurant
10 Kilometres
Britiande
Car: necessary

The cottage is located in the ancient village of Mazes, where people live and work much in the same way as 500 years ago. It is near historic Lamego, first capital of Portugal, in the Douro region, famous for its wine production and stunning panoramic landscape, as well as its rich cultural heritage. Take a boat ride up the river towards Spain, visit Foz Coa with its prehistoric rock paintings. Discover the trails left by Celts, Romans, Visigoths and Arabs, and help solve the mysteries of medieval symbols left by the Cistercians and Templarians. If you are looking for adventure, there is paragliding and mountain climbing, cycling, canoeing, hunting and fishing - all within 25 min by car. From the village of Mazes you can walk up to Anta - an abandoned village of Celtic origin- or to the old mills, where you can bathe under the waterfalls. There are plenty of festivals in the summer, and the Carnival in nearby Lazarim is famous . This is Portugal at its most genuine.

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Availability & Rates

Lamego Cabin Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
Spring 2014
Jan 2 2014 - May 31 2014
€65
€400
€1,200
2 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
€65
€1,550
2 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit €75.00

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Lamego Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 60 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Mountain
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
General:
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Safe
  • Towels Provided
  • Fireplace
  • Basic Soaps
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Blender
  • Dishwasher
  • Pantry Items
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Toaster
  • Oven
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • A modern and perfectly adequate bathroom, equipped with a good amount of electrically heated water, and a hot towel rail, which keeps the whole bathroom warm in the winter.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 3 child bed , bunks (65cmx2m)
  • The top bedroom is an open mezzanine, with 2 normal single beds and 3 bunk beds, suitable for young people. It has no place for hanging clothes, but two small chests of drawers help to keep the room tidy. The ceiling follows the shape of the roof, so an adult can only walk upright in the middle of the room. The bedroom on the middle floor has two normal size single beds and a small space for hanging clothes. The light in both bedrooms comes mainly from the Velux windows in the ceiling, and can be blocked off completely.
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • museums
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hunting small game
  • paragliding
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • freshwater fishing
Notes:
The cleaning lady speaks only Portuguese, but if necessary you can always speak to the owners by phone. They speak a multitude of languages - including 'Marmite and Horlicks' and 'gravlax' :)
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