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Porto Natura House - a piece of nature close to the Porto city

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 21,527 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Independent house within a farm with 2 rooms (private bathroom) and a mezzanine.

The House is an original slate house of more than 300 years, totally restored and inserted in the middle of nature, to offer you a peaceful stay in the gates of the wonderful city of Porto. Within 5 minutes walking distance, you can take the train and get to the historic center in 20 minutes. Otherwise, if you have a car, you will be there in about 15 minutes.

The Shale house has the capacity to accommodate 6 people, as it has two double bedrooms with private bathroom and a mezzanine with a double sofa bed.

On the ground floor there is the kitchen (equipped with fridge, microwave, oven, stove and the basic kitchen utensils), a living space, a bathroom and one of the double bedrooms with private bathroom. On the first floor there is the other double bedroom with private bathroom and the mezzanine. The shale house maintains the freshness during the summer and, for the coldest days, there is a wood burning stove to keep you warm.

Outside the house there are green spaces and a huge terrace where you can take sun baths, have a nice barbecue and, on the warmest days, refresh yourself in a typical tank. For sports lovers, there is also a wooden pavilion that you can access to practice gymnastic or yoga.

If you are coming by car or any other vehicle, you can park it safely within the property.

The Shale House is situated in a quiet and safe residential area and you can enjoy the countryside from the countryside with a relaxing ecological walk, alongside the "Paleozoic Route" (Sítio Rede Natura 2000). In the neighborhood you can find pharmacy, supermarkets, coffees, restaurants and public transports that go directly to Porto center (train and bus stations are situated at 5min walking distance). If you are coming by car, the house is located at 2km from the highway exit, with access to the different regions of the country.

Shale House is situated within a triangle constituted by three admirable places - Douro, Porto and Guimarães - World Heritage. It's an ideal starting point for those who would like to visit, besides Porto, the cities of Viana do Castelo, Braga, Guimaraes, Coimbra and Aveiro.

During your stay you may count with our help to give you all the advices and indications taking into account your personal preferences and interests. We provide you maps, public transports schedules, interesting points info., Etc.

More Details

Member since: 2017
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018


Valongo Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 21527 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • - toilet , shower
    - toilet , shower
    - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • - 1 double
    - 2 twin/ single
    - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Rooms with private bathroom
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • library
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountaineering


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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Aeroporto Francisco Sá Carneiro
Nearest Golf
11 Kilometres
Vale Pisão - Nature Resort
Nearest Train
0.5 Kilometres
Estação Suzão
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.8 Kilometres
Restaurante Souto
Nearest Beach
22 Kilometres
Praia de Matosinhos
Car: not necessary




Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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