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
6 Total no. of bedrooms
5 Double beds
2 Single sofa/extra beds
2 Shower rooms
1 Guest WC
3 Rooms with ensuite
terrain Outside Facilities
Private swimming pool
radio Inside Facilities
Fire place / Stove
Wireless Internet connection
kitchen Kitchen Equipment
Pets subject to previous aproval
Elderly or infirm Suitable
rowing Sports and outdoor
streetview Sights and attractions
Minimum rental (days) 7
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