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Quinta da Fontoura- Idilic Farmhouse near Aveiro- Breakfast inclued in the rates - Quinta da Fontoura

Sleeps15
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms3
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Description

Quinta da Fontoura

The farmhouse has three independent units that can be rented together in this case:

* Cabanal has a double bedroom with a double bed, a bathroom and a very large living room with television and a piano.

* Guest Rooms are a unit with three rooms , two with a double bed and the other one with two single beds. It has one bathroom.

* Grand Parents has a double bedroom with a double bed, a bathroom and a living room (verandah type) with television and a fireplace. We can add an additinal bedroom and living contigous and conected to the previous one, The unique bathroom is acessible by the original living. There will be in total 2 bedrooms 2 livings and one bathroom.

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About the property

Quinta da Fontoura

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Old charming farmhouse, belongs to the family, 5th generation, since the 19th century, comfortable and cosy, rent their own main house and suites, all integrated in the country and woods environment in Central of Portugal, near Aveiro city town known as “Venice of Portugal”.

The farmhouse has capacity to accommodate, until 12 persons, very comfortable in three different rental options:

• The Grand Parents Suite, 2 persons – In the main house for a single couple with a double bedroom and private bath, fire place and a living room, heart of the house, has independent access.

• The Cabanal Suite, 2 persons plus 2 children - A studio for a single couple or with two children has its own bath and large living room also with independent access.

• The Guest´s rooms, 6 persons - A three bedroom configuration area with a shared bathroom has the capacity for 3 couples, one of them has two single beds and two others have double beds, form a zone with an independent access to the patios. These rooms are integrated in the main house, but don´t have private living room, although a common living is available. This option can also be rented together with the grandparents suite since they can be directly connected as a unique unit.

“Quinta da Fontoura” is easily reached driving 1 hour drive from Oporto airport, and 3 hours drive from Lisbon airport.

The magnificent biologic swimming pool and a lake, with 700 square meters, are feed with fresh water from its own natural water source, in the middle of farm woods with 3 acres offers a multi variety of very old trees, gardens and plenty cosy spaces to rest and quite a very comfortable holidays.

On demand you can take the traditional gastronomic meals, lunches or dinners for all family, served inside of the farmhouse in any of the many wonderful and romantic corners of the farm, close to the swimming pool, in the country, or even in the woods in an idyllic environment, at very reasonable rates of 20 Euros a complete meal for an adult, wine included and special rates for children.

Daily breakfasts at the “mangedoura”, bed linens, towels for bath and for swimming as well as the cleaning once a week are included in the weekly rates. There are no extra or hidden costs.

Cable TV is available. Internet access is also available by WIFI in all farm area, with exception of the woods.

In the area around you can take many different tours, we are able to advise you some organized and optimized tours to do by yourself. Chariots tours and horse riding lessons are available on the request close to the farmhouse. Car rental is recommended to explore all around, beaches “Cost Nova”, landscapes, traditional and small villages and fishing harbours, and the secular boat trips call “moliceiros”, name of the very old boats for harvesting of algae from the river “Ria de Aveiro” for fertilizing agriculture fields.

If you are looking for a rest and quite holidays, the Quinta da Fontoura can offer to you a wonderful option, since all social and leisure activities is developed inside in private idyllic and peaceful environment.

Swimming in the biological pool with current water directly from its source in the wood, is unforgettable experience. Purity and natural pH value allows you take a wonderful bath of soft water.

The area around town Aveiro, called silver coast, is full of activities and things to do, since there are a wide variety of wines and gastronomic options, sports and fishing activities in the river and sea as well as caves, restaurants and night life.

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Owner
Alberto Lemos
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 30, 2017

Map

Lagoa da Pateira de Fermentelos
Passadiços do Paiva
Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Oporto 50 Km; Lisbon 250 Km
Nearest Barpub
15 Kilometres
Night life in Aveiro
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Curia
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Aveiro
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
A1 at 8 km & A25 at 5 Km
Nearest Ski
150 Kilometres
Serra da Estrela
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Costa Nova
Car: necessary

Alquerubim is a small village integrated in the country area of Aveiro.

If you are looking for a rest and quite holidays, the Quinta da Fontoura can offer to you a wonderful option, since all social and leisure activities is developed inside in private and idyllic and peaceful environment.

Swimming in the biological pool is unforgettable experience. Purity and natural pH value allows you take a wonderful bath of soft water.

The area around town Aveiro, called silver coast, is full of activities and things to do, since there are a wide variety of wines and gastronomic options, sports and fishing activities in the river and sea as well as caves, restaurants and night life.

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Amenities

Alquerubim Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Guest House
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Cabanal Bathroom - toilet , shower , bidet
    Grand Parents bathroom - toilet , shower , bidet
    Guests Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
  • Towels are included in the rates.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Guest room 2 - 1 double
    Guest room 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Guest room 1 - 1 double
    Grand Parents - 1 queen , Suite has a Veranda like living where we can add 1 extra bed
    Cabanal Bedroom - 1 queen , Studio has a large living area.We can add 2 single extra bed
    Grand Parents Extra Bedroom - 1 double , We can rent this aditional room with an extra charge of 10%
  • Cot available for any option room at no extra costs. Up tp 3 extra beds available at a rate of 10€/day/each
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • 20 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
The car parking is inside the property. Washing clothes is available on request. Daily breakfast is included in the rates. On demand you can take some snacks and traditional gastronomic meals, lunches or dinners for all family, served inside the farmhouse in any of the many wonderful and romantic corners of the farm, close to the swimming pool, in the country, or even in the woods in an idyllic environment, at very reasonable rates of 20 Euros a complete meal for an adult, wine included, and special rates for children. We can provide horse rides on demand.

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Quinta da Fontoura
average rating of 4.892857 based on 28 reviews
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5

Idyllic home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family of 11 had a lovely stay at Quinta da Fontoura! Plenty of room for our 3 families to have their own space, but still be together. Alberto and Rita were gracious hosts, willing to accommodate our every need. The home has been in Alberto's family for many generations and there are clearly many personal details. The biologic pool is a special treat--sitting and listening to the songs of the frogs in the evening was magical for this city girl. The grounds were so well maintained, and the home cooked meals were so delicious! Since it is an 18th century home, you shouldn't expect everything to be perfect, but that just adds to the charm. There is wifi, but it is a bit spotty and not very strong. The property also includes an event space, which hosts wedding receptions just about every weekend--we weren't able to use the pool one of the days we were there because of this, but we were able to plan around it and use that day to visit Porto. Also note that this is really a bed-and-breakfast--we didn't have access to the kitchen to make our own meals, and there is not really a place to keep much of your own food (just a small refrigerator in the common area, which is stocked with various beverages). Overall, everyone had a great time, and we would definitely consider returning to this lovely property.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Imagine an enchanted bed & breakfast set in a hacienda/fazenda, then just add your best friends

  • 5 of 5

Quinta da Fontoura is an exquisite house providing the utmost in impeccable round-the-clock, onsite service and set amongst a flurry of flowers, trees, hammocks, modern amenities and old world charm. The biological pool is refreshing (and delightful as it surrounds one with water lilies), the garden inspiring, and though one is surrounded by a few other houses there is such a peace about the place. What really sets this place apart is the service however. We wanted a welcome meal: we got a feast. The Americans in our group wanted an Independence Day BBQ: they made one specially for us in the garden with local meats, wines and beer, plus plenty of gin. We needed fresh clothes: they washed it all. The air conditioner wasn’t working the evening we arrived: they had a technician sort it out the next morning. There was never a ’no’, but rather ‘what did you like most? what could we do better?’. The owner Alberto and employee Rita deserve particular praise – they kept checking on our well-being without at all being intrusive. Be warned that the rooms can get a bit warm during very hot days, but that the shaded areas and breezes and pool will provide the respite you need. Enjoy!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Feines Urlaubsparadies zum Erholen

  • 5 of 5

Quinta Fontoura war im Juli und August 2015 unser kleines "Paradies". Der große Garten ist liebevoll gepflegt, mit vielen kleinen Erholungsinseln, mit einem netten kleinen Badeteich, Kickern, Liegestühlen und Hängematten ausgestattet. Besonders das Personal ist sehr freundlich und um seine Gäste sehr bemüht, ohne zu aufdringlich zu sein.

Leckeres Frühstück wird morgens serviert mit Croissants, selbstgemachten Marmeladen und frisch gepressten Orangensaft von den eigenen Orangenbäumen. Das Diner abends einfach köstlich mit vielen heimischen Gerichten zum probieren!

Für die Anfahrt ist ein eigener PKW nötig.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Simply delightful

  • 5 of 5

A very nicely decorated ambiance, cozy, elegant, quiet, with a nice ancient flavor of an "Hacienda". The staff is incredibly courteous, kind, helpful, friendly and enchanting. The gardens and pond are quite a unique experience, and for us, it was so, especially at night for a drink or dinner. Food home cooking style but always well prepared, plentiful and tasty. Exceeded all our expectations.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Truly memorable

  • 5 of 5

Our first visit to 'northern Portugal' - unlikely to be our last! This is a wonderful venue to visit the area taking in the sights of Aveiro; Coimbra and the vineyards of the Dao. Our host (Alberto - ably assisted by the lovely Rita) were terrific as was the cook who prepared a lovely selection of meals, all prepared to our own wishes.

A beautiful property and, beautiful people - we would go back tomorrow if we could! Book it - enjoy it - you will not regret it!!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
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5

Simplement Un Coin de Paradis

  • 5 of 5

Il est rare d'avoir un accueil aussi chaleureux.

Alberto et Rita ont tout fait pour que notre séjour soit exceptionnel.

Le cadre est magnifique et entretenu avec goût, tant sur l'aspect jardin avec sa piscine naturelle que sur l'aspect intérieur où nous avons découvert chaque jour un nouveau détail.

Les petits déjeuners sont copieux et on a beaucoup apprécié le jus d'orange pressé.

Par ailleurs, nous ne pouvons que conseiller de prendre vos dîners sur place car la cuisine est excellente et copieuse.

Enfin la situation est excellente car à la campagne mais proche d'Aveiro.

Bref nous avons découvert un petit coin de paradis que nous recommandons vivement pour la visite du Nord du Portugal.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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