Casa da Portaria | 90161

Historic country house near Tarouca, in the Alto Douro region, 100 m from the River Varosa, an affluent of the River Douro, 15 km from Lamego, 23 km from Peso da Régua, decorated in traditional Portuguese style, two floors comprising, 6 bedrooms, 3 of them with en suite bathrooms, another bathroom, 1 guest/WC, 2 equipped kitchens, lounge (90 m2) with dining area, 2000 m2 of garden and farming land, swimming pool (10m x 5m), sun loungers, parasols, barbeque area, garden table and chairs, 4 bicycles, parking place, 4 bicycles, sleeps 12 persons, self catering.

6 Total no. of bedrooms
12 Sleeps

Villa, Vacation House
Self Catering
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description Description

This historic country house is located 8 km from the centre of the village of Tarouca; it is ideally situated for exploring the beautiful Alto Douro region. The historical São João de Tarouca Monastery, dating back to 1139, is only 50 metres from the house and worth a visit. It is 100 m from the River Varosa, an affluent of the River Douro, and where one still finds little known waterfalls, watermills and springs of pure crystal water. A fluvial beach can be found 3 km from the property. Other area attractions being organized by nearby specialists include cycling, hiking, Douro river boat trips, kayaking, rafting, paintball, climbing, orientation and quad off-road trails. Obviously, there are also many Port wine producing vineyards that can be visited offering wines degustation. It is 15 km from Lamego and 23 km from Peso da Régua. Easy access, motorway A24 exit at 12 km distance.

The house was refurbished in 2002, decorated in traditional Portuguese style, and consists of two floors comprising 5 double rooms, 3 of them with en suite bathrooms, 1 bedroom with two single sofa beds, another bathroom, 1 guest/WC, 2 equipped kitchens, including the main kitchen and a kitchen serving the lounge and the patio, lounge (90 m2) with TV, open fireplace and dining area, and 2000 m2 of garden and farming land.
Guests can enjoy the house’s pretty gardens or relax by the outdoor swimming pool (10m x 5m, available from begin of April until end of September) with 3 sunloungers and parasols. There is also a barbeque area with table and chairs, and 4 bicycles for guests to use. Parking place for 2 cars.

Weekly bed linen and towels change, and maid service included in price. Further maid services available against charge. 

Sleeps 12 persons, self catering.

kitchen Amenities and facilities

hotel Bedrom

6 Total no. of bedrooms
5 Double beds
2 Single sofa/extra beds

wc Bathroom

2 Bathrooms
2 Shower rooms
1 Guest WC
3 Rooms with ensuite

terrain Outside Facilities

Private swimming pool
Private parking

radio Inside Facilities

Central heating
Fire place / Stove
Wireless Internet connection
Cable/Satellite TV

kitchen Kitchen Equipment

Coffee machine
Dish washer
Pots pans
Wash machine

priority_high Suitable

Pets subject to previous aproval
Elderly or infirm Suitable
Children welcome

rowing Sports and outdoor

Rock climbing

streetview Sights and attractions

Sight seeing

edit_location Location - Area

The region’s monasteries played an evident role in the town’s origins, in particular the monastery of São João de Tarouca, the first to be founded by the Cistercian Order in the Iberian Peninsular (XII century) and whose dominion extended over a major portion of Northern Portugal.

The other main Monastery in the Region, denominated Santa Maria de Salzedas, was probably founded in the XII century and was also a very rich monastical house.

The fortified bridge of Ucanha, built in the XIII century, is a unique example in Portugal. It is an emblem of the feudal past in which a toll was charged to anyone who crossed this territory, between Lamego and Riba Côa.

Another noteworthy feature is the region’s agricultural wealth, in particular its vineyards which are the source of the country’s finest sparkling wines.

Airport distance Porto (OPO) 150 km
Shopping 4 km
Restaurant 3 km
Bar 30 m

date_range Availability

library_books Terms

Minimum rental (days) 7

Payment info

Deposit due 5 Days after booking, Amount 30.00 %
Balance due 35 Days before arrival
Earliest arrival time 15:00:00
Latest departure time 11:00:00
Preferred start day Sat

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35 Days before arrival Deposit + 100 %


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