About the property
- Chateau / Country House53819 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
13 people maximum, 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms in front River . Only one floor
Casa da Povoa was made by my grandfather 6 º in 1700 and it is a beautiful home that can represent the architecture so typical of the era in the region Douro.
The Arms that exist on the door of the chapel are the arms of the family, during the time of this my grandfather.
The house is located in the region of Douro and is part of a property with 100 hectares, which is about 2000 meters edge of famous Douro River. In front of the house at 1000 meters, a hydro-electric dam (Dam Carrapatelo) with locks for passing ships of Tourism and Commerce, up to 90 meters in length.
Beside, about 30 km is the famous Region Douro or exists the fantastic Port wine, really enjoyed by English people and everyone. This is the region Douro wine, classified by UNESCO World Heritage
The house has 5 bedrooms, one with double bed and full bath attached, one bedroom with double bed and 3 rooms with 2 beds.
The house also has five livings, one is the dining room, an entrance hall and two living rooms with fire. There is also a large room that was before the old kitchen and after the renewal of the house (1997) is transformed into a living. It has a new kitchen with complete equipment..
We want also to inform that there is a mad á who lives in the garden. It normally housekeeping. Cleaning service during the stay of visits was made during the weekend. In those days it also makes a full cleaning the kitchen, bedrooms and bathrooms also. At this time she also replace the sheets and towels.
It can make a cleaning service during the other days, account customers. She cooks great meals typical of the region.
The garden is large with beautiful fruit trees, oranges, mandarins, cherries, lemons, apples, etc.. In the garden are going to find a beautiful green fat. It is also placed in a pool with a beautiful view of the river and the dam.
The house is located at 8km from the village Cinfães or you will find supermarkets, and restaurants with typical food of the region.
Walks along the river can be done either by car or on the train to see the famous Port Wine Vineyards. There are also farms 'Quintas' or you can visit to taste good table wines from the Douro and even Port wine.
There are good restaurants nearby.
At 30 km you can find the Amarante Golf. Amaranth is a beautiful city with a historic center á visit. Also the city of Lamego is very beautiful. Vila Real is not far. If you have the tempo you can easily visit Porto, Braga, Guimarães (cradle of nationality). Today there are Motorways by all and it is easy to get to any city
Boat rides in the river are desirable in such river cruise boats. These trips can range from Porto to Barca d'Alva, on the border with Spain, either in the whole or partially.
Alexandre Cabral de Noronha e Menezes
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A wonderful spacious farmhouse with a beautiful pool, stunning views of the Douro valley
This house has an exceptional old family farm house complete with family antiques. It is extremely spacious and it has a well-equipped kitchen. The garden is delightful with a long vine clad pergola and numerous productive fruit trees. There is a wonderful selection of places to sit and have meals outside, either up by the pool or on various lawns. The nearest supermarket is about 20 minutes away and we drove to Porto and the Douro vineyards (both about an hour and a half away in opposite directions from the house. ) Alexandre is a wonderful host giving us a tour of the house, recommendations for eating and visiting, and a selection of port and biscuits on arrival.
We really did not want to leave and felt very relaxed and content in this beautiful location. Highly recommended for large groups and families.
The Morris Family was a charming group. From the first minute I realized that they were curious people eager to know the history of my house and all the surroundings. I think it took well their stay and visits made in the vicinity. They have always had a nice word in relation to the house, garden and surroundings. The family Morris is a type of group that I would like to receive again. Thank Morris Family
An excellent experience
This is a very special property, not your usual vacation rental, which has been in the owner's family for decades. It is far off the beaten track and hard to find (at least the first time) , but well located for anyone interested in exploring the Douro Valley region and its excellent wines. Driving the narrow country roads may be a challenge for some. The house is located about 8 kilometers outside the town of Cinfaes, and is not far from the station for the train to Porto which is is well worth visiting. The owner could not have been more helpful, in all respects, including providing baby sitters, restaurant recommendations, and dealing with any and all questions .
Magnificent peaceful Manor House and surroundings
Casa da Povoa is a unique holiday venue full of character and history. We have stayed here before and this time we were introducing friends to the peace of the Douro valley. You have to spend time in the villa to appreciate all that it is, its gardens are relaxing, it has a pool to cool off in and its interior is stunning. We have spent time exploring the local area which is beautiful and the Portuguese people are lovely. Alexandre, the owner, is a charming host and nothing is too much trouble. Highly recomended if you want unspoilt, quiet beauty with history alongside Wifi
Dear Liz and Paul
Many thanks for your nice and friendly comment.
I hope everything is oK with you both.
We are always making improvements and repairs in the house.
Now I have already got the pool in good position to receive the Liz in June with her ??friends.
Also we continue to work on the windows and curtains..
"Casa da Povoa is a stunn...
"Casa da Povoa is a stunning Portuguese home with wonderful views of the Duro valley. It is quiet, peaceful and relaxing. The house itself is full of history and has belonged to the same family for hundreds of years. It is a priviledge to share such a home. Casa da Povoa has a warmth and security that is unusual in holiday lets. The surrounding area is picturesque, there is a walk to the river where you can swim if you choose a day away from the pool at Casa da Povoa. It is an exceptional place to stay for peace, tranquility and beauty."
"A unique chance to stay ...
"A unique chance to stay in a gracious, historic family home in a magnificent setting with views, lawns, delightful gardens and a secluded swimming pool. Sr Menezes is a very generous host who speaks excellent English and is keen for people to enjoy their stay - even more remarkable given we turned up with 5 children under 10 years of age. The house includes the option of a housekeeper/cook who, for a very reasonable price, cooks excellent Portuguese cuisine either for your whole stay or on demand."
Uma Pascoa em familia bem passada
Este ano passámos a Pascoa em familia (alargada), na Casa da Povoa, em Cinfães do Douro. Fomos muito bem recebidos pelo Sr. Carrical e consideramos a casa fantastica e enorme. As crianças adoraram o jardim, a minha avó gostou muito da capela, e nós gostámos muito de tudo. Aconselho. A vista sobre a barragem do carrapatelo é fenomenal. Aconselho também a provarem as cavacas da Cova Funda.
Obrigado pelos seus comentários. Também nós tivemos muito prazer em vos receber na Casa da Povoa, assim como Vossa adorável Mãe.
Estamos sempre pontos para vos receber de novo.
Alexandre Cabral Menezes
' Casa da Povoa' is located in the Douro Litoral, left side of the River Douro, municipality Cinfães, Parish of S. Tiago de Piães This house is part of a farm with 100ha and over 2000 meters of margin with the River Douro. In front of the balconies of the house, about 1000 meters is the Hydro-electric Dam Carrapatelo with locks that allow ships to pass recreational, tourism and trade up to 90 feet long. On the website 'GOOGLE EARTH' http://earth.google.com, sees well the position of the House of Puebla at latitude 41 º 04 '49.97 'N - (-41.080858) Longitude: 08 º 08' 50.64 'W - (-8.147320). It lies about 30 km from the famous Douro region which produces the famous Port wine, appreciated worldwide. This is the region of the Douro Wine Region, World Heritage by UNESCO The house is located 8km from the village of Cinfães where you can find supermarkets and good restaurants with typical local dishes. The beatifull Bestança River which rises in the Serra de Montemuro. At about 30km you can visit the town of Amarante, with its beautiful historic center. Lamego other direction is also worth a visit. Also Guimaraes (+ /-60km), Braga (+ / - 70km), Viseu (+ / - 80km) and Porto (+ / - 70km) are relatively close
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As reservas são garantidas após transferência bancária de 50% do montante negociado. Os remanescentes 50% deverão ser liquidados uma semana antes da entrada. Para 2 semanas de aluguer haverá lugar uma redução de 10% Os preços indicados são para 10 pessoas. Para mais de 10 pessoas os preços serão de mais 50€/pessoa, por semana .