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The Fox House - Exclusivity & Nature

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms6
Half Baths1
Space 753,473 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

THE FOX HOUSE - EXCLUSIVITY & NATURE

THE FOX HOUSE - EXCLUSIVITY & NATURE is the concept that gives life to a space with history, inserted in a forest area of 7 ha where nature draws the landscape, giving a special identity to The Fox House.

The comfort is always present in the 6 suites with private WC, living room and dining room, full kitchen, which are interconnected with the barbecue and pergola outside, with a unique view to the pool, mini golf and valley.

The continental breakfast is part of the art of welcome, the amenities, free Wi-Fi, cable TV, fully equipped house make you feel truly at home.

The exclusivity allows you to make your stay at The Fox House a unique experience.

LOCATED IN THE GREEN CENTRAL REGION OF PORTUGAL, The Fox House is 5 min from the thousand-year-old Termas de São Pedro do Sul and the Vouga river, inserted in the wine and gastronomic region of Dão, Lafões offers a range of experiences that will certainly leave you curious And willing to experiment.

At 1h20 from the international airport of the cosmopolitan city of Porto and 45 minutes from the beaches of Aveiro or 35 minutes from the golf course of Viseu, The Fox House assumes a unique and desirable centrality, full of points of interest demonstrating hospitality and universality Portuguese.

EXPERIENCE, LIVE AND FEEL AT HOME

EXPERIENCE, LIVE AND EXPERIENCE the luxury of lush landscapes, the joy of colorful gardens, the sound of silence, the life of fresh water springs, the drawings of the birds flying in the relaxing blue sky, a walk in the shade of kiwis animated by crickets and frogs, a moonlight that makes you dream.

The Fox House is a unique experience that awakens the senses and provides a balance between nature and well-being, resulting in moments of relaxation and tranquility, or a wonderful joy to be in peace and harmony.

Welcome!

FEEL AT HOME IS THE MOTTO OF THE FOX HOUSE, so we value exclusivity and comfort as key posts to inspire you to enjoy your stay freely in a space that is yours alone.

The details, the decoration, the spaces and the surroundings, the facilities, created with you in mind, make your stay an exclusive experience where obviously you do not miss a warm reception and the availability of the hosts to be facilitators of all comfort and well-being.

This is your home in the country, come and discover it.

HELLO GOOD DAY! BREAKFAST IS WAITING FOR YOU. This phrase accompanied by a beautiful table, with the aroma of freshly brewed coffee, crisp bread and fresh fruit enlivens the day and arouses smiles.

Smiles that repeat in the swimming pool between dives, or when you do not hit the mini-golf shot or when you play in the swing.

This positive energy accompanies the barbeque for lunch at the pergola, where the unique landscape and the blue sky prevail, but also in the exquisite dinner of traditional gastronomy and elegant wines, next to the heat of the fireplace.

After reading a book and with the arrival of those who went walking or cycling in the mountains, we hear a sunset that anticipates an inspiring night and starry sky.

Night where the conversations flow between the challenge for a karaoke or checkers game.

THE FOX HOUSE, WHERE MOMENTS CREATE MEMORABLE STORIES.

More Details
Registration Number : 28662/AL

Owner
Mafalda Carlos
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english, portuguese
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 17, 2017

About Mafalda Carlos

On a summer night with a starry sky, we dined in the pergola when a young fox appeared, shy and curious, attracted by the aromas of dinner and the joy that was felt.

This would be the moment of inspiration for the concept of exclusivity and nature of our tourist project and thus appeared to The Fox House.

As hosts we feel the call to share the peace, joy and harmony present in the positive and inspiring moments that this space has always provided.

Today we aspire that our passion lead us to grow in the art of well-being and the magic of providing good experiences.

We are Miguel and Mafalda, welcome to The Fox House.

Amenities

São Pedro do Sul Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 753473 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • River
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Main House service WC - toilet , Service bathroom, classic style
    WC King - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , Large bathroom, classic style, with balcony, mountain view
    WC Queen - toilet , shower , bidet , Large bathroom, Contemporary style, window, garden view
    WC Junior - toilet , shower , bidet , Large bathroom, classic style, window, garden view
    WC Double - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , Large bathroom, classic style
    WC Sunny - toilet , shower , bidet , Elegant bathroom, contemporary style, window, garden view
    WC Rocks - toilet , shower , bidet , Large bathroom, contemporary style, garden view
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • King - 1 queen , Classic Style, wide, with balcony, mountain view, Private WC
    Queen - 1 king , Colonial style, wide, with balcony, mountain view,private WC
    Junior - 1 king , Contemporary style, wide, with balcony, private WC
    Double - 1 king , Classic Style, wide, with balcony, garden view, Private WC
    Rocks - 1 king , contemporary style, with balcony, garden view,private WC
    Sunny - 1 king , Contemporary style, with balcony, garden view, private WC
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 5 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Thermal baths of São Pedro do Sul - 3 km (1.86 miles)

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
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average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
London, UK
5

Fox House lives up to description of 'Exclusivity & Nature'. Perfect holiday setting!

  • 5 of 5

I was blown away when I saw The Fox House as it is even more amazing than what you see in the website photos. The descriptions of the house and its setting are not exaggerated. It really is an exclusive place to have a holiday and to be close to nature. Perfect for unwinding or to have a social event, both of which were on my agenda. Whether there are children in the group or only adults, I would say the Fox House would suits all. You find it hard to tear yourself away from the house as there is enough to do within the grounds but if you did want to explore the area, there’s enough to see and explore by foot or within reasonable driving distance. The living experience is enhanced by the wonderful owners who really make you feel at home. Highly recommended! I, for one, would consider going back again.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Absolutely Fabulous

  • 5 of 5

This house and owners were amazing. From the moment we arrived we all felt welcomed as if it was our home. The location was peaceful, beautiful, and perfect. We were provided breakfast every morning which was wonderful and delicious. We utilized three bedrooms and three baths during our stay and they were spacious, clean, and very comfortable. Mafalda and Miguel were absolutely wonderful hosts. They even allowed us to add on two guest for one night that were traveling through Portugal at the same time as we were. We had a wonderful night of dinner, wine, dancing, and conversation with Miguel and Mafalda. They even celebrated the birthday of one of my friends that evening. Portugal is a wonderful place with wonderful people. Mafalda and Miguel were exceptional hosts and wonderful people. I cannot wait to return.

Some advice for people wanting to explore the surroundings. We went to Lamego one day and enjoyed the 600 step walk to the cathedral. It was spectacular. The town was small but very nice. We had lunch, did some wine tasting near the church in town, and bought some groceries for dinner that evening. We also did a Hydro spa treatment at the spa in Sao Pedro. It was great. Not very fancy like American spas, but had an invigorating hydro spa, shower, and 25 minutes massage with water sprinkling on you. They were able to accommodate us without a reservation which was a plus. After the spa we sat around the pool and enjoyed the sun, pool, and conversation.

If you are thinking about booking please do. You will not regret it. It is a wonderful place.

Mafalda and Miguel, thank you for your hospitality, conversation, and friendship. Hopefully we will meet again.

Fondly,

Kim, Chris, and Elsie

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A GEM! The Fox House and its hosts provided us with a sublime stay and the highlight of our trip!

  • 5 of 5

We loved every moment of our time spent at the gorgeous Fox House. Our family of 6 (grandparents, parents and two young children) felt immediately at home: From the lush grounds and tranquil setting to the luxurious accommodations and decadent meals, The Fox House did not disappoint! We thought this treasure might be too good to be true before we arrived, but our fears were quickly assuaged upon entering the driveway, being greeted by owners Mafalda and Miguel, and discovering the paradise that awaited us. Though we loved every moment of our stay, the highlight was in sharing a traditional portuguese meal and wine with Miguel and Mafalda, which they lovingly arranged and cooked for us (for an additional but reasonable fee) at the Fox House. We hope to visit again soon and to stay in touch with them in the meantime!

Believe the photographs--the property really is THAT tranquil and beautiful!

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ottawa, Canada
5

An amazing five day stay for our family at the Fox House

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the Fox House (Aug 9-14, 2016) was incredible as the house and grounds were stunning. It provides a scenic and serene view of the Dao region. We found the house very spacious. The garden and grounds were well kept. The trickling spring water in the nearby water sheds gave some calming and relaxing atmosphere near the pool. The pool was well maintained, and is an ample size for any large group. The property had many outdoor sitting and lounging areas which were all very nice. After returning from an afternoon outing, we enjoyed relaxing outside listening to music on the outdoor sound equipment. The kids really enjoyed the sound system since they could play DJ.

The location of the Fox House was ideal for our day trips. It was a great central hub to visit local and surrounding locations such as Douro, Aveiro and Porto. We principally used the house to rest in the mornings and evenings while we explored the region during the afternoons. The house also had both a full kitchen and outdoor cooking area. Some evenings, we made our diner at the house. However, for those wishing to go out for diner, very good restaurants recommended by the hosts are located just a few kilometres away in the town of Sao Pedro do Sul. For breakfast, it was provided daily. It was exceedingly generous and delicious.

Our gracious hosts, Miguel and Mafalda, were outstanding in providing us with exceptional service and friendly conversations. They definitely made our stay more than enjoyable. They were eager to provide us with any assistance. We were able to relax, and spend quality time with our two children at the Fox House.

We will highly recommend the Fox House to our friends and family for future trips to Portugal. We look forward to booking this accommodation in our next trip to the region.

Jacques and Josette

Ottawa, Canada

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A perfect family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Fox House with our family of 4 and my sister's family of 5. Everything about the Fox House was perfect. Comfortable and luxurious accommodations. Great kitchens indoors and out! Breakfast provided every morning with fresh orange juice and other treats overlooking the river valley. Tranquil pool to relax beside and badminton and mini-golf for those more energetic. Interesting places to visit nearby. We could have stayed there forever and will certainly plan to go back. Mafalda and Miguel were attentive and thoughtful hosts.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Lisboa Portugal
5

Um Paraiso

  • 5 of 5

Passámos uns dias nesta maravilhosa casa em S. Pedro do Sul. Só posso dizer que tudo é perfeito, a casa, o enquadramento paisagistico, o pequeno almoço e a simpatia dos propietários Mafalda e Miguel.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
122 Kilometres
Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport in Oporto
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
In Thermal Villa of São Pedro do Sul
Nearest Golf
35 Kilometres
Montebelo Golf course in Viseu
Nearest Train
47 Kilometres
Train station in Nelas
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
A25 (exit 13)
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
In Thermal Villa of São Pedro do Sul
Nearest Ski
166 Kilometres
Serra da Estrela
Nearest Beach
78 Kilometres
Costa Nova Beach
Car: necessary

OPEN THE GATES OF THE FOX HOUSE and experience the true thermalism in the spring of thermal water used since the 1st century, with mineral-medicinal healing properties. You can enjoy a therapeutic approach or relax and well-being in the modern bathhouses D. Afonso Henriques and Queen D. Amélia in the Baths of São Pedro do Sul 5 min from The Fox House.

But do not stop only by the thermal baths, get to know the region's heritage and take inspiration from nature by exploring the 7 pedestrian walks with various themes and capable of providing you with a unique cultural and biodiversity experience.

But to have an incredible story to tell, mix the pleasure of discovery with the adrenaline of the challenge and do Canyoning, Rafting, Stand Up Padle, Rapell, Trekking and Bikes in the rivers and mountains of the region with our partner, Nómadas - Adventure Tourism.

Or of course, take a leap to Viseu and where a fantastic golf course awaits you.

DISCOVER THE CENTRALITY OF SÃO PEDRO DO SUL during your stay at The Fox House, traveling from one hour to four cities representative of Portugal's identity.

Go to Aveiro and ride your Moliceiros boat, or go surfing on the beaches of Costa Nova or Barra.

Then make a leap to Viseu and get to know the wealth of his heritage or play a game of golf peacefully.

Get to know Coimbra with its secular university surrounded by the academic tradition.

Travel in the Douro, taste the famous Port wine and mix in the cosmopolitan and vibrant urban landscape of Porto.

At the end of the day review the pictures and reminisce about the moments while relaxing in the moonlight at The Fox House.

Discover the region of São Pedro do Sul and its heritage, where the Castros, Roman Pools, Convents, Palaces and Lands cross the Roman bridges, Chapels and Mother Church.

Visit the typical shale Villages, Aldeia da Pena, Fujaco, Covas do Monte and Covas do Rio and breathe the air of the Sierras de Arada, Gralheira and São Macário, where the Vouga, Sul and Paiva rivers flow, full of biodiversity .

Have fun at popular and traditional festivals, where themes range from religious devotion to local gastronomy, to artistic festivals and product fairs in the region.

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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Tax Rate 6.0%

As Tarifas e Ocupação estão sujeitas a alterações até a reserva ser confirmada.

Festas e Eventos só serão permitidos com autorização prévia dos anfitriões.
Vistas aos hóspedes só serão permitidas com autorização prévia dos anfitriões.
Reservamos o direito de exigir o pagamento por danos causados na The Fox House.

Os hóspedes tem obrigação de deixar o espaço arrumado e cuidado conforme o encontraram.
Para estadias prolongadas a mudança de roupa de cama e banho efetua-se 1 vez por semana e limpeza geral de 3 em 3 dias.
Possibilidade de serviços extra de limpeza diária sob consulta.

Pequeno-almoço incluido das 9h ás 11h. Serviço de recolha e limpeza de loiças do pequeno-almoço disponível de 2ª a 6ª feira.

Possibilidade de atividades, eventos, festas temáticas e visitas turísticas sob consulta.

Esperamos que respeite a natureza, a casa, e a sustentabilidade através de um comportamento responsável com o espaço e os bens e com uma atitude eco-eficiente do ponto de vista de energia e conforto.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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