Villa with 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and private pool in Gouvães do Douro, Portugal
From £1,977 per week
Villa to rent in Gouvães do Douro, Portugal
With breathtaking views of sprawling vineyards, olive groves and surrounding picturesque villages.
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Villa overview - owner's description
With breathtaking views of sprawling vineyards, olive groves and surrounding picturesque villages, Moradia Sabrosa is a luxurious villa situated in the heart of the world-famous Douro Valley wine region.
This quirky looking villa is a typical example of a local schist stone-built home and has been extensively renovated from an old ruin. Many pieces of the antique furniture are Portuguese in origin, creating a real sense of heritage that sits beautifully alongside the characterful decor throughout. Large feature windows have been included to make the most of the stunning views and they flood the villa with natural light.
Set over split level, the living/dining area is extensive and features a range of comfortable seating options, including large leather sofas and colourful plush armchairs. A period fireplace has been converted into an attractive television centre with DVD player and selection of DVD's. Other entertainment options include a pool table and music centre with iPod dock. There's a small table and chairs for having a cup of tea and a chat, with the larger dining table and chairs for up to eight people being in a more formal stone-walled area with wood-burning stove. Patio doors lead onto the outside space and a further living area across the terrace from the swimming pool. The fully fitted kitchen features charming beams and some original features for an authentic, rustic feel. There's also a small table and chairs for a quick breakfast before heading out for the day.
To the first floor are two double bedrooms with either an ensuite bathroom or ensuite shower room. Both also have a door opening onto a balcony that runs the full length of the villa. A twin bedroom has an ensuite shower room and extra accommodation is provided with a studio room with sofa bed that sleeps two adults or two children.
At the heart of the villa is a terrace that wraps around an irregular-shaped swimming pool, with plenty of sun loungers for soaking up the unspoilt country views. A modern table and chairs are ideal for al fresco dining or for socialising with a pre-dinner drink.
Local staff live in a nearby village and are available to pamper you during your stay. They include a maid who will clean the house twice a week and at an extra cost, a cook to prepare lunches and/or dinners. For a great start to every morning, daily breakfast is included in the rental price.
Moradia Sabrosa is a stunning country home located in the heart of the prestigious and world-famous Douro Valley. This villa provides a great base to explore the spectacular countryside, vineyards and olive groves giving you that truly memorable Portuguese experience.
- Communal bathroom
- Dining & living area
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Double bedrooms, with en-suite bathrooms
- Twin bedroom, with en-suite bathroom
- Studio room, with sofa beds
- Outdoor dining & furniture
- Private swimming pool, with Roman steps access
- Outdoor dining & furniture
- Poolside shower
- Sun loungers
Situated within one of the world's oldest wine regions in a charming village setting, Moradia Sabrosa is the perfect base from which to explore the various wine-producing villages that populate the Douro Valley area. There are several private farms that offer food and wine tastings and these can be arranged during your stay.
Provesende can be easily reached after a short drive on roads cut into the steep hills of the valley. Within the county of Sabrosa, this small, ancient village enjoys an elevated position and quiet, winding streets. Many of the historical buildings remain untouched and highlights include the 18th century Baroque church and fountain. Pretty little village houses sit alongside crumbling 17th century aristocratic manors for an atmospheric feel as you stroll round the main square and surrounding streets. Watch the world go by as you sit outside the friendly cafe with a coffee or enjoy a leisurely lunch at the restaurant serving a range of local dishes.
Around 40 km south of the villa is the town of Lamego. Full of history, architecture and culture, there are fascinating sights around every corner. The most striking is the Santuario Nossa Senhora dos Remedios, an 18th century pilgrimage shrine set upon a hill and reached via a monumental stairway. The building features several terraces of beautiful Baroque structures and designs, and the views down over the town's wide avenue and surrounding countryside are simply amazing.
Within the historical centre of Lamego are several other must-see attractions, including Lamego Museum with its huge collection of ancient artefacts and gold chapel and a 12th century cathedral. There's no shortage of cafes and restaurants in which to take a break after a long day of sightseeing, with many dotted along the attractive avenue in the heart of the town.
Oliver's Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver's Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:
- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting/childcare services
Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver's Concierge Team.
Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!
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Prices and availability
Updated 2 June 2020
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Changeover days and minimum stays
- 3 June - 30 June 2020: the minimum stay is 5 nights.
- 1 July - 31 August 2020: the minimum stay is 7 nights.
- 1 September 2020 - 30 June 2021: the minimum stay is 5 nights.
- 1 July - 31 August 2021: the minimum stay is 7 nights.
- 1 September - 2 December 2021: the minimum stay is 5 nights.
Refundable Breakage Deposit
£890.96 per booking, paid locally
3 bedrooms, Sleeps 6
DVD/Blu-ray player, Satellite / cable
Air conditioning, Central heating, Open fire
Snooker / pool table
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