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Holiday house in central Portugal at the foot of the Serra da Estrela

Bedrooms 1
Space 90 m²
Property type cottage


About the property

Spacious kitchen with fireplace, bedroom and living room, for a family with 2 children

New stone house with central heating, romantically situated in the vineyard. Terraces for all sun angles. Magnificent views of our beautiful mountains. Spacious kitchen, fully equipped, with dishwasher and stove, living room with sofa bed and adjoining terrace, bedroom with double bed, ideal for a family with 2 children. Bathroom with shower, satellite TV with international channels, a Portuguese television, on request Internet access. Barbecue, firewood for fireplace and heating available, and the ability to participate in the life on the farm. On request meals by a celebrity chef, homemade Dão wine, olive oil and organic vegetables. Possible Airport transfer from and to Porto. Absolute quiet, pristine nature, the opportunity to really deep to relax. Summer and winter starting point for many activities a stunning mountain backdrop with virtually unlimited personal freedom. We speak: German, Português, English, Français

Maria & Peter Fonseca-Ossig
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 27, 2017


Fornos de Algodres Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 90 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Broadband Access
  • Dialup Access
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Badezimmer 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Schlafzimmer 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Beistellbett
  • Double bed: 200x 200 cm
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Binoculars
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • forests
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Please no pets, because on the farm are also dogs and cats.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

Holiday house in central Portugal at the foot of the Serra da Estrela
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews
Rochester New York

Great Hospitality and Setting

  • 5 of 5

We spent two weeks at Quinta do Mineiro . Peter & Maria are exceptional hosts and world class chef’s. They also have a very friendly dog named Heidi who is always there to greet you.This area of Portugal is filled with very old stone villages and numerous historical sites to visit. Many of these villages have festivals and small markets. Visitors are welcome to roam the numerous trails and back roads in the area. Peter and Maria have a beautifully maintained farm that produces delicious red and white wines and high quality olive oil. Everything produced on the farm is organic.

The holiday house features tile floors and a granite stairway. It has a nice fireplace that heats a small boiler of water that circulates through out the house for cooler evenings.

The kitchen has a stainless steel sink and a small dishwasher. There is abundant supply of dishes, cooking pans and other utensils. The house has a outside deck with comfortable furniture and great views. A recently completed stone BBQ will allow visitors to cook and eat meals outside. It even has a roof in case of rain.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Superb food in an idyllic setting

  • 5 of 5

The house is beautiful, but what impressed me more was Peter's cooking. He is really a master chef, and treated our party to a superb 6-course meal which was served up in the open air in the courtyard. Having a gazebo overhead helped with the initial drops of rain, but once it developed into a full-blown thunderstorm - and a spectacular one at that - we had no choice but to decamp and move into the kitchen.

Peter puts more than mere ingredients into his food - he imbues it with love for his guests and concern that they should have a gastronomic experience second to none. I will definitely make the effort to visit again - next time for a longer stay! Thank you Peter and Maria for a memorably sumptuous feast.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Taste of Country Life

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I always want to discover different cultural practices when we visit a country. Our experience on the farm near Mantanca gave us insight into a traditional farm. Once we had navigated the narrow road to the gate, we were greeted by Peter who offered us a glass of his home made wine and took us on a tour of the house. What a wonderful surprise to find such a comfortably appointed. modern and well equipped home. The spacious two story accommodation is as depicted in the photos and described under amenities. The surrounding views are spectacular. Included are brochures and books to assist with planning excursions. Peter and Maria are gracious, attentive hosts who are very knowledgable about this part of the country. Maria was born on the land. We enjoyed walking into the villages that are close by and touring the scenic Estrela. This region of Portugal is rugged as one would expect with hilly, rocky terrain. There are many options available nearby to keep a visitor busy. Before we left, I purchased olive oil made from olives grown on the farm and had the opportunity to buy freshly baked bread that is delivered to the farm on Wednesday. I would highly recommend this traditional farm experience as a way to discover the real Portugal.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Mt.Shasta, CA

Country Bliss

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent 3 wonderful days at Peter and Maria's house in Matanca as part of our 3 week trip to Portugal to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. I found the house on the Home Away website and when we arrived at the house with Peter there to meet us, we were so thrilled to have such a beautiful house in the country.

The farm was lovely and the accommodations were brand new, very well appointed and so comfortable. Peter and Maria had fruit from there garden and there house made wine waiting for us.

During the day we toured the area enjoying the lovely mountain surroundings, the old Portugal charm of Matanca and the beautiful countryside. In the evenings the kitchen in the house was so well set up that making dinner and enjoying a lovely set table was no problem. Peter was a professional chef and it shows in the way the kitchen is stocked.

The house was so comfortable with a great deck to have our morning coffee and pastries and just enjoy the solitude and view.

I would recommend this house to anyone who wants to get off the beaten path and really enjoy the quiet in the country.

Peter and Maria are great hosts and if we someday return we will stay at Fornos de Algodres again.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excelente estadia

  • 5 of 5

Adorámos a casa e os seus proprietários. Super confortável e acolhedora. Muito obrigado Maria e Peter por nos fazerem sentir em casa. Voltaremos de certeza :)

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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tolle Ferien auf Quinta do Mineiro

  • 5 of 5

Quinta do Mineiro 740759

Das Ferienhaus auf der Quinta von Peter und Maria ist das beste, das wir in den vergangenen Jahren gemietet hatten! Geräumig, absolut sauber (und geruchsfrei!) und perfekt ausgestattet. Peter und Maria sind sehr freundliche und aufmerksame Gastgeber. Tipp: auf den Märkten der Umgebung einkaufen und selbst kochen!

Hund und Katze sind gut erzogen und bleiben "draußen".

Obwohl sehr ruhig und abseits des Dorfes gelegen, ist man schnell (ca. 10 km) auf den größeren Straßen/Autobahn, so dass auch Ausflüge kein Problem sind; Wandern ist gut in der Serra da Estrela und auch in der näheren Umgebung des Hauses möglich.

Uns hat es bestens gefallen!

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vielen Dank an alle unsere Gäste, die mit guten Bewertungen geholfen haben. Maria & Peter
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Nearest Airport
182 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Fornos de Algodres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Fornos de Algodres
Nearest Restaurant
10 Kilometres
Fornos de Algodres
Nearest Ski
40 Kilometres
Serra da Estrela
Nearest Beach
100 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Matança is a quaint, original farming village at the foot of the Natural Park of Serra da Estrela. Only 10 min. away from the A25, you can spend on a traditional holiday Quinta or maintenance make on the way to Lisbon or in the south. 1 hour drive to Aveiro on the beach, 20 min. in the magnificent mountain scenery of the Serra da Estrela. Summer and winter sports facilities. Many archaeological sites, megalithic tombs, Celtic places of worship. 20 min. Guarda and Viseu up with its historic old towns. Holidays on a farm, where Portugal is still really original. No industry, no traffic, many rare plants and animals, clean water, wild-romantic mountain scenery. Center of production of the famous sheep cheese of Serra da Estrela. Located in the Dão wine region, we also make Dão wine, olive oil and organic farming. The starting point for hiking, cycling, or motocross, etc.

Other Activities: Motocross, hunting, footsal


Rates & Availability

Fornos de Algodres Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Im Winter: ein Korb Brennholz 2,50€

Preis pro Nacht: 50€ Für Familie (max. 4 Personen)

Preis pro Woche: 300€ ( 7 Uebernachtungen)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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