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Home Guard Rivers, over the river

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,937 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

House situated in a village crossed by the Mondego river, uninhabited. Its stillness is broken only by the sound of the river water, the chirping of birds and flocks. Far away the little land-train ...

The house has a privileged location on the river. The outdoor sports invite visitors: bicycles, walking, canoeing ... and for those who appreciate, bird watching.

The photograph is benefited the surrounding countryside and shades that capture during the various times of day.

House with a careful architecture, which is the junction between the old and the modern, and which results from the aim of creating an environment dominated by self-indulgence, and the joy of color. On the ground floor the house and wide and filled with natural light, decorated in cheerful colors. Upstairs, there are the two quarters thought to give convenience to guests with towering windows to the river and the brook.

Very nice outdoor area overlooking the river will linhares that will flow into the river Mondego. Facing the river, benefiting from the green around, and silence only interrupted by the chirping of birds and water. The house owes its name to the kingfishers a multicolored bird, which daily feeds on fish, "fishing" even in front of the house.

It is 15 km from the Serra da Estrela, 10 the historic village of Linhares da Beira.

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
July 23, 2017

Amenities

Fornos de Algodres House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1937 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • River
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • - toilet , shower
    - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
  • Private bathroom with shower. Home and shared bathroom with bathtub.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • - 1 king
    - 1 double , 4 twin/ single
  • 1 suite with private bathroom. Second bedroom with 4 bunk is a double bed.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 3 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

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Home Guard Rivers, over the river
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
5

Superb place for Relaxation and Exploration of another Portugal

  • 5 of 5

To see another part of Portugal that is more remote yet near towns of interest, to be almost alone with nature in a tiny town, yet to be in a large beautiful home with everything you would need...this house has it all. Located in a tiny town, it is down a narrow path nestled along a quiet river. To locate the house, if you are American, don't use the Degrees, minutes, and seconds (DMS) system but the degrees and decimal minutes (DMM). Enter it into your phone GPS with a comma and space between the coordinates. They are: 40.585958, -7.565383 . As you come into the small rural village of Vila Franca da Serra, don't be alarmed when you go down a very narrow one way street (which is really two-way!), you are on the right path. Go almost to the end, past the nice White House on the right and there is a driveway there. You walk past some old empty stone houses, not knowing what to expect. But what you find is wonderful!

You are in a large two story contemporary house with a beautiful big modern kitchen with everything you need to cook. A deck faces the river, which is just feet away. Two modern bathrooms, a large master bedroom with a comfortable bed, another bedroom with two bunk beds and a double bed means a large group an be easily accommodated. But we were glad we had a very compact car for the drive. We were greeted with the most unexpected and generous spread of food: milk, bottled water, a bottle of wine, coffee tea, canned sardines and tuna, cheese, ham, bread, and a beautiful bowl of figs and plums fresh picked. Wonderful! And necessary. Be sure to buy groceries on your way there, perhaps in the town of Viseu if you are coming from Lisboa/Lisbon. From house, smaller market is a 20-25 minute drive away in Fornos de Algodres.

We relaxed and walked around the village. It was very hot, but the house--not air conditioned--was cool and comfortable. The jacuzzi is solar heated so was not hot but looked refreshing given the weather. Beds was great.The house is also a wonderful base for exploring. You are close enough to the Spanish border, 60 minutes from the magical Sortelha and the more populated towns of Belmonte and Trancosa, 90 minutes from Monsanto--all historical villages with fortresses and centuries old houses.

The hosts were very responsive at all times. We highly recommend this place to see a different side of Portugal and to find time to relax and unwind in a special location and wonderful home.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Michelle, Thank you for you kind and generous review. Be happy!
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5

Hay que estar ahí para sentirla

  • 5 of 5

Sin duda, Casa do Guarda Rios es una casa para sentir. Por mucho que intente describir en unas líneas nuestra estancia en esta casa, creo que no podré transmitir las sensaciones vividas.

Las fotos de la casa muestran la realidad 'objetiva', pero al estar ahí, los detalles de la construcción, la esmerada decoración, los colores, olores...además de la comodidad de los servicios que ofrece hacen que una vez allí no te quieras marchar.

A todo esto hay que añadir un entorno de ensueño, el río y la vegetación que la rodean proporcionan el lugar ideal para relajarse y disfrutar tanto mayores como niños.

Y, por supuesto, no hay que perderse las recomendaciones gastronómicas de Rui!

De hecho ya toda la familia coincide en que es una casa para volver!!

Um abraço,

Óscar, María, Álvaro y Jaime

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful stay!! We will certainly come back

  • 5 of 5

The house is amazing!! Very well furnished and wonderfully decorated! The view to rio Mondego is lovely, we adored the surrounding nature, the freshness of the air!

Our trip was in December, and even though it was cold, the house was very cosy and well heated. As for nearby places to visit, we highly recommend Serra da Estrela, all those little villages nearby as Gouveia and Fornos de Algodres, there is a lot to see and the local gastronomy is just perfect.

As for the service provided, the owners were extremely caring and helpful. We had a welcome basket with fresh bread, jams and a great Tras-os-Montes red wine.

For now we just want to be back for the summer as we can try the canoes, cycling and just sunbathe in the Mondego river!

Families, couples and groups of friends will surely love their stay in this house!

We will definitely come back soon!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Estadia maravilhosa, lugar perfeito

  • 5 of 5

Sem dúvida que foi uma boa opção escolher a Casa do Guarda Rios para a passagem de ano. Quer para famílias ou pequenos grupos de amigos, a casa oferece um ambiente muito acolhedor com tudo aquilo a que temos direito. A casa está super bem equipada, tudo foi pensado ao pormenor e o facto de as rochas presentes no solo sobressaírem em algumas pontos da casa dá-lhe um toque especial!!

A zona envolvente também é bastante agradável e sossegada. Com certeza que iremos voltar!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Guarda rios

  • 5 of 5

Sem dúvida que foi uma boa opção escolher a Casa do Guarda Rios para a passagem de ano. Quer para famílias ou pequenos grupos de amigos, a casa oferece um ambiente muito acolhedor com tudo aquilo a que temos direito. A casa está super bem equipada, tudo foi pensado ao pormenor e o facto de as rochas presentes no solo sobressaírem em algumas pontos da casa dá-lhe um toque especial!

A zona envolvente também é bastante agradável e sossegada. Com certeza que iremos voltar!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Estadia maravilhosa, lugar perfeito

  • 5 of 5

Sem dúvida que foi uma boa opção escolher a Casa do Guarda Rios para a passagem de ano. Quer para famílias ou pequenos grupos de amigos, a casa oferece um ambiente muito acolhedor com tudo aquilo a que temos direito. A casa está super bem equipada, tudo foi pensado ao pormenor e o facto de as rochas presentes no solo sobressaírem em algumas pontos da casa dá-lhe um toque especial!!

A zona envolvente também é bastante agradável e sossegada. Com certeza que iremos voltar!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
160 Kilometres
PORTO
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
CAFÉ DO ALIPIO
Nearest Ferry
100 Kilometres
AVEIRO
Nearest Golf
35 Kilometres
MONTEBELO - VISEU
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
FORNOS DE ALGODRES
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
A 25
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
VARIOS
Nearest Ski
30 Kilometres
SERRA DA ESTRELA
Nearest Beach
100 Kilometres
AVEIRO - COSTA NOVA
Car: recommended

House situated in a village crossed by the Mondego river, uninhabited. Its stillness is broken only by the sound of the river water, the chirping of birds and flocks. Far away the little land-train ...

The house has a privileged location on the river. The outdoor sports invite visitors: bicycles, walking, canoeing ... and for those who appreciate, bird watching.

The photograph is benefited the surrounding countryside and shades that capture during the various times of day.

House with a careful architecture, which is the junction between the old and the modern, and which results from the aim of creating an environment dominated by self-indulgence, and the joy of color.

Very nice outdoor area overlooking the river will linhares that will flow into the river Mondego.

It is 15 km from the Serra da Estrela, 10 the historic village of Linhares da Beira.

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Rates & Availability

Fornos de Algodres House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
TARIFA ÚNICA
Mar 9 2017 - Dec 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
$94
$706
$1,764
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $24 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$94
$706
$1,764
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $24 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $23.52 per person per night

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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