"Dramatically set on a mountain top overlooking the magnificent Douro Valley, this completely renovated farmhouse is surrounded by extensive vineyards still producing the renowned Porto wine, in a breath-taking setting suspended between heaven and earth - a marvellous spot in which to spend unforgettable holidays in northern Portugal".
Breakfast is included in your stay and it is also possible to request for other meals to be prepared for your family or group, as the mood takes you: either by a local cook or a private chef. Quinta Durius produces its own table wines which you are welcome to taste during your stay.
One of oldest demarcated wine regions in the world and a Unesco World Heritage site since 2001, the Douro Valley is very peaceful most of the year round, apart from three bustling weeks at harvest time each autumn. Yet there is plenty to do for wine enthusiasts as well as the rest of your party: vineyard walks and picnics, winery visits and wine tastings, boat trips along the Douro River, a historic train ride, exploring the traditional gastronomy, grape treading at harvest time.
Originally built in the XVII century, this property is steeped in history and whilst the interiors reflect this, recent renovation works have added modern day comforts to the ancient building.
Twin bedroom suite (2 beds of 1.07m × 1.93m), shower room, doors to garden with vineyard and river views.
Two double bedroom suites (bed of 1.60m × 2m) each with shower room, doors to garden with vineyard and river views.
Twin bedroom suites (2 beds of 0.90m × 2m) each with en suite shower room, doors to garden with vineyard and river views.
Double bedroom suite (king size bed of 1.80 x 2m) with en suite shower bathroom. This room can be converted to a twin room on request.
Fully equipped kitchen, door to covered terrace with outdoor dining facilities.
Large living room with panoramic windows.
Smaller living room with fireplace.
Double bedroom suite (bed of 1.40m × 2.06m) with small sitting room and full bathroom, enjoying mountain views.
Beautiful gardens and terraces surround the main building and the swimming pool has a stunning setting, suspended over vineyards and the river. The old “lagares” (stone troughs in which grapes were trodden) are now set up as a gym and there is also a padel court and a snooker table for guests to enjoy. The wine cellar makes a rather special event setting for celebratory dinners or a corporate get together, and still features the traditional earthen floors once used to maintain the ideal temperature and humidity for wine storing.
Nearest shops & restaurants: Mesão Frio 1 kmPinhão Harbour: 45 kmPorto Airport: 85 km
Chef service available
For large groups
Refundable Security Deposit: €1,000 EUR | Daily buffet style breakfast & daily maid service included in rental | Due to various unprotected steps and drops from the garden and pool onto terraced vineyards, children under the age of 7 need to be supervised and are only accepted with a signed disclaimer! | Please note there is no television in this property but a projector with HDMI entry & Wi-Fi access is available on request.