About the property
- Farmhouse2152 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
Stunning views - 4 double bedrooms - sleeps 8 - fitted kitchen - 2 bathroom
17th Century farmhouse set in 25 acres of gardens, with superb views over the Douro River, reached by a lovely winding track through the grounds. The property, with its orange, lemon and olive groves, has been in our family for several generations and the many prints, sketches and photographs lining the walls tell their own history of the Port Wine region of Portugal. The property is 70km from the coast and Porto (home of the Port Wine cellars and with its town centre designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site).
The house has been fully modernised whilst still retaining its unique charm and atmosphere. This is the place for the ultimate relaxing escape, where you will enjoy total privacy whilst taking in the most magnificent views. Nearby, there is also a thermal retreat which offers spa treatments.
There is plenty to see and do whilst exploring the area, including the delightful, historic towns of Amarante, Braga, Lamego and Regua. A car is essential to get the most from your stay in this idyllic setting, but there is a regular train service between Porto and Pocinho, stopping at Regua and Pinhao along the way, where you can alight and enjoy a river trip, or simply sit at a waterside restaurant and relax. In addition, your host will be delighted to arrange guided sightseeing or wine tasting tours throughout Douro Valley’s Port Wine producing estates and also give information on local amenities, shops and restaurants. There is also a possibility of transfer from/to Porto airport by previous arrangement.
- Response time:
- within a few days
- english, french, portuguese
- Calendar last updated:
- May 23, 2018
About Francisco Neto
I am the property owner and manager, now retired, 70 years old. I live on the farm estate in another property. I am available to welcome guests and here to offer assistance during your stay. Check in is quite flexible.
Why Francisco Neto chose Municipality of Baião
This unique and beautiful property has been in our family for generations. It is the most wonderful place to relax and unwind.
What makes this Farmhouse unique
This is a spectacular location with stunning views, set in an unspoiled area with amazing food and wines. The house overlooks the River Douro with boats that you can take for a cruise along the river, which the owner can book for you. At the house there is free Wi-Fi access for the guests’ use. It is close to Port Wine country where you can visit the farms producing this famous drink and taste the Douro wines. It is within an easy drive of Porto, for the city sights and the airport. You will also find that prices generally are very reasonable, whether shopping or eating out. The local people are very friendly and are always willing to help visitors.
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Charming house. Great location and base for a winter's holiday in the Douro Valley.
We travelled to Portugal from Australia for a short, 2 week holiday. We had 5 nights in the Douro Valley at Quinto Do Loureiro.
Our holiday was over the New Year period. We found the winter weather in Portugal mild rather cold.
Gathering from the QDL guest books, most folks staying there did so when the weather was warmer and the days longer. For us, though, QDL provided a fine base for our touring (even venturing to Spain one day) and after a day's driving it offered us the warmth of a bright fire with a good stack of dry wood, where eating the fine food prepared by one of our group and drinking big local reds was the order of our evenings.
The highlight of our entire trip to Portugal was lunch at the DOC restaurant of chef Rui Paula sitting alongside the Douro River at nearby Regua. Fabulous.
QDL had everything that we needed. Its old age brought a charm and grace but this was coupled with all the mod cons. It was very clean and tidy. QDL fitted in well with our holiday plans that included nights in Lisbon and Porto.
I must say that the owner Francisco Neto was very pleasant to deal with - he is a hassle free person.
Thank you Paul for your winter stay at Quinta do Loureiro (QDL).
DOC restaurant by Chef Rui Paula is really one of the nicest
places along Douro Valley to have a pleasant meal, tasting our best Douro wines and it is nearby our place.
I agree , our place is a good base to visit all Douro Valley.
I have enjoyed your visit and invite you to come again you are very welcome at my home.
Fabulous views, peace and relaxation - a very special place.
We loved many aspects of staying at Quinta Do Loureiro. The house has a charming mixture of antique furniture, paintings, sketches and port wine memorabilia, all of which we found interesting to look at and gave it a lovely atmosphere and sense of history. The kitchen was well equipped, the big fridge freezer was great and made self catering easy.
The grounds with their citrus and olive trees were pleasant to wander through and we enjoyed the privacy of not being overlooked by other properties. We loved having so many different areas to sit and admire the views from. The pool and pool area were excellent, we appreciated the shade from the pergola but also the stunning views across the Douro Valley and it was a great place from which to admire the sunsets. We nicknamed the little area under the wisteria with two benches and table 'G&T terrace', and it was a great place for a morning cuppa whilst watching the sunrise or a late afternoon aperitif. Most of all, we just loved watching the view over the valley as it looked so different throughout the day depending on what the light was doing. Early morning mist burning off the water, golden late afternoon sun and twinkling lights at night all gave an endless supply of things to look at and admire which we found deeply relaxing.
When we did tear ourselves away we made good use of the trains from Mosteiro (only a short drive away, the man in the ticket office was very helpful), visiting Porto for the day, a day in Tua and Pinhão for lunch, siteseeing and port tasting and then back to Pinhão for lunch and a river boat cruise. The train is well worth using as it follows the river bank and gives great views along the way. We used the hire car to visit Lamego, Amarente (particularly lovely to wander round) and Cinfaes.
Francisco was very welcoming, helpful and discrete. We knew we could ask him for help if we needed it but appreciated being left to our own devices for complete privacy, peace and quiet.
This is a very special place and one to which we hope to return.
Muito obrigada, Francisco!
Thank you for your review and stay at Quinta do Loureiro.
Our home is realy located at a very special place at Douro Valley.
From there we can reach all the Douro Valley by train using the train station near the house, Mosteirô that i always recomend.
Also to visit Porto , train is nice option as well to visit Pinhão , Tua and Régua for a boat cruise.
I see you have followed my sugestion.
Next year there is a nice pergola for a nice shadow around the pool as well as units of air conditioned in the house.
I loved to know you have been well and relaxed.
Thank you again Mike & Heather.
Perfect tranquility and peace
For many years due to my husbands illness we have hired cottages in england/Scotland Ireland,but nothing has come any where near this location,we have always been happy ,but this is outstanding the views from every room is spectacular and the pool is cleaned by robot is amazing,Francissca was very helpful before we arrived on our holiday! with lots of advice and gave110% of his time. He made you feel very special
Thank you for your stay at my home at Quinta do Loureiro.
I´m very happy you all have been well.
I really enjoyed your nearness at Quinta do Loureiro.
I wish you can come again you are very well welcome.
The winter time is a mild season and the house keeps a nice temperature so it is also a nice option.
The view...always stunning waiting for you.
Thank you again.
1 semana na Quinta do Loureiro
Gostámos muito da nossa estadia na Quinta do Loureiro, a casa é confortável, tem uma vista magnífica sobre o rio e o proprietário foi sempre muito prestável em todas as situações.
Lovely house with a pool you can actually swim in. Amazing views over the Douro we didn't get tired of
Hello Wendy and Scott Allin,
Thank very much for your stay.
I´m glad you loved to be here and enjoyed our country, the house ,the views and the quietness of our place.
Hope you can come back any time. You are welcome.
Highlight of our trip !
This stop was more than we hoped for . Francisco made us very welcome and was helpful with our needs. The accommodations were great and the view was amazing. Mainy sites are a very short distance away but would have been happy spending all my time at the house , very quite and private. Wish we could have stayed longer !!!
Thank you for your stay and for the dinner at Tasca do Fumo at Aboboreira.
Hope you can return soon you are welcome at our home.
My best wishes,
Special interest holidays:
Depending on our clients’ requirements we can provide:
1. Transfer from/to Porto airport for a relaxing arrival at the farm, with stops for shopping.
2. Port Wine tours. A one day trip visiting Douro Museum at Régua, two farms producers of Port and Doc wines (table wines certified as Douro wines), lunch at Doc restaurant, minibus tour at Pinhão by Quinta das Carvalhas and return.
3. Booking of taxi services and restaurants.
4. Local leisure trips.
5. Local general information.
Beaches on the coast at Porto, one hour drive / train.
Travel: The nearest international airport is Porto (70km, 1.5 hour drive) – Ryanair flies directly from Stansted, Liverpool, Dublin, Paris, and Frankfurt. Easyjet has direct flights from Bristol. Served daily by BA/TAP from Heathrow and Gatwick; also Air Berlin, Lufthansa.
By prior arrangement we can organise transfer from/to the airport at extra cost, to fit in with your flights and including a stop at a supermarket along the way
A car is essential during your stay. Hire is available at the airport and from Porto and it is best to book when booking flight.
* Porto airport: 75km/1h 30m drive
* Train station in Mosteirô: 4km/5min drive
* Porto town centre: 70km, 1h 15m drive/1h 15m by train
* Coa rock carvings: 2h 30m drive/2h by train
* Towns of Amarante, Lamego, Vila Real: each 1h 15m drive
* Town of Regua – River cruises 1h 15m drive/1h by train
* Towns of Braga, Guimaraes - within 2 hours drive
* Golf course and water theme park in Amarante – 45min drive
* Hospital, chemist - 15min drive
* Restaurants, local shops - 10min drive
This is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy this unspoilt region of Portugal and discover the environment in which Port Wine has been produced for centuries, from the tranquil atmosphere of our Quinta, where you can pick your own oranges for fresh juice every morning. Relax, unwind and immerse yourself in the peace and quiet that this unique property offers.
The estate is ideal for artists, families or groups of friends, with its combination of total privacy, superb views and close location to the historic city of Porto, and the Port Wine producing estates. All three are classified as UNESCO world heritage sites.
For your comfort we can organise transfer from/to Porto airport and tailor-made tours, for an additional cost, so that you get to know the best of our beloved valley and its many attractions.
The boat cruises from Régua to Pinhão and back (with optional lunch on board) are highly recommended to see the Douro Valley and I can book these for you.
From Régua I can recommend bus trips to visit wonderful views of the area and local Port wine producers to taste the famous Port wine produced at Douro Valley.
The house is served by train, with a main station close the house. I recommend a train trip to Régua or Pinhão or further to admire all of the Douro Valley. Also possible are walking tours, fishing, river cruises, golf, or just relaxing by the pool gazing at the view, enjoying a glass of local wine.
All the information is available at the house, or just ask.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Booking Notes: 25% to secure the booking, with the 75% balance due 60 days before arrival. The booking deposit and balance must be transferred to my PayPal account using my email address. We now offer special rates for longer bookings of three months or more during the low season, which includes November, December, January, February and March. Additional fees are payable for Christmas and the New Year. Please contact us for more information. Changeover Day: Changeover day is Saturday but can be flexible, ask the owner please. Check-in time very flexible, please ask, the owner lives in the farm. Check-in after 2pm / 14:00 Check -out by 10 am / 10:00 Special prices for long term rentals.