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Luxury Villa - HEATED POOL - Douro Valley - Free Daily Breakfast - Aircon

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Douro Valley Luxury Holiday Villa
1 of 51Douro Valley Luxury Holiday Villa
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4 bedrooms
5 bathrooms
11 guests
2 nights minimum
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We invite you to have a look at our video of the house on ‘you toob’ - just go online and input this ID SX9zJZ3W3VQ In 1956, this former school building held its first lessons in the hilltop village in the heart of the stunning Douro Valley. 50 years later the school building was rescued and in the following years a project was created to transform it into what is now a very high quality construction designed to provide you a taste of the World Heritage Site known as the Douro Valley. Completely private, it overlooks the stunning landscape of vineyards and olive groves of the Douro Valley as far as the eye can see. Your first reaction is to breath in and appreciate the natural peaceful beauty and yet these wonderful elements are only just over an hour from Porto International airport. ...We invite you to have a look at our video of the house on ‘you toob’ - just go online and input this ID SX9zJZ3W3VQ In 1956, this former school building held its first lessons in the hilltop village in the heart of the stunning Douro Valley. 50 years later the school building was rescued and in the following years a project was created to transform it into what is now a very high quality construction designed to provide you a taste of the World Heritage Site known as the Douro Valley. Completely private, it overlooks the stunning landscape of vineyards and olive groves of the Douro Valley as far as the eye can see. Your first reaction is to breath in and appreciate the natural peaceful beauty and yet these wonderful elements are only just over an hour from Porto International airport. As you read on you will discover that there is lots to do for all the family and all age groups. We and our super housekeeper Carla are here to make sure you make the most of your visit to the Douro and the North of Portugal. What makes this holiday home different? 1.Breakfast is freshly made and served for you every morning at a time convenient to you do you can start the day with a smile and no stress! 2. Upon request and where possible we can receive a pre-arrival shopping list, and have it stored in the kitchen! 3. Carla can make dinner at home for you 4. We can provide you many suggestions for places to go for dinner in the local area 5. We can help you plan day trips and excursions for all age groups – both before you arrive and during your stay. 6. When remaining at the house for the day or evening enjoy activities for both adults and children to enjoy – for example board games, garden games, pool table, wi-fi, satellite TV, good music sound system etc. We have a 'can do' mentality and out pro-active attitude and mindset is what makes the difference between a good holiday and truly memorable one! House Description Internal The house is comprised of the original school building all renovated tastefully and with very high spec and presented in a quirky fun way with superbly thought out reminders of its heritage/roots. The other part of the house is a new modern construction and the whole thing comes together in a well presented fusion of traditional and contemporary. The daytime living space is fabulous! High ceilings, big bright open window spaces, this huge open plan space is subtly divided into three areas. The quirky fun hallway and 'school themed' part with black board and original school desks provides nostalgic fun for adults and nowadays novelty fun for kids who often can't believe desks like those existed! The other two areas as you can see from the picture gallery include a good sized dining area, ideal for indoor gatherings to enjoy great food and wine and the spacious relaxed lounge area. Note both these areas are served by a double sided central fireplace, a nice feature at any time of the year but naturally it comes into its own during the winter season. The kitchen is modern, well equipped and very pleasant to be in if you enjoy cooking as a therapeutic pass time. There are 4 very comfortable good sized bedrooms all en-suite, which accommodate 8 people. However the twin bedroom has trundle beds allowing for another 2 adults and in the master bedroom there is a cute sofa bed ideal for another person to sleep. Outside There is a 'pool house' outside just a few steps away which is a superb entertainment area for all. Pool table, good music sound system and wi-fi are all provided and there is comfortable seating too for you to sit and relax. All the rooms in the house enjoy wi-fi coverage and are air-conditioned for your comfort. The pool is a good size for leisure and enjoys superb views across the valley. Outdoor tables, deck chairs, sun parasols and a built in BBQ are all provided for your comfort. There are even out door games such as garden dominos provided. So here's a brief summary of what you get as standard during your stay with us Every day you will have a welcome basket full of regional products that we have specially prepared for you. Experience the traditional gastronomy and the distinguished Douro wines with a welcome dinner cooked at home**. You will always remember our delicious dessert together with a finest Port wine… Use our courtesy mobile phone to book a local restaurant or a sailing boat trip in the Douro river…and use our Tablet to explore pre-loaded 'things to do suggestions' during your stay. Included in your stay Welcome Port Welcome Cake Welcome dinner** (Does not apply to special discount bookings and stays shorter than 7 nights) Courtesy Media Tablet and cell phone – this has local information of things to do and the phone can used to make local calls to book activities and resturants. Daily Breakfast Breakfast can served in the 'classroom or in the playground'. The breakfast is substantial and consists of; Regional bread Butter Cheese Ham Homemade jam Honey Fresh made cake Cereals Milk Chocolate powder for milk Coffee Tea Yogurt Fresh orange juice Fruit ** Upon Advance request** Babysitter service Organizing tours and experiences in the Douro region Attendance of a tour guide **MEALS AT HOME** Dinner and other meals (lunch or dinner) Price per person / meal 40.00 € Children 6-12 years old 15.00 € Children up to 5 years old Free Meals are prepared at home upon prior/advance request Minimum 4 people ** Please note the complimentary dinner is only applicable for stays of 7 nights or more **’More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Smoking allowed ONLY outside using ashtrays provided
Bathrooms
4 Attached (ensuite), 1 Half bath
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About the Manager
Portugal Holiday Villas
Languages spoken:English, Spanish, French, Portuguese
Response Rate:80%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:April 2015
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Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

Our group of 7 adults (family from Canada and the US) spent 4 nights at this stunning villa. The views are incredible and the villa itself immaculate and supplied with everything your group would need for a comfortable stay. Carla made our stay extra special.......More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank Greenlor
Trip573020, VR Owner at Luxury Villa - HEATED POOL - Douro Valley - Free Daily Breakfast - Aircon, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2018

Thanks so much for your stay and kind review. We offer a bespoke service to our guests, including personal chef ( very affordable), personalised tours (wine, historic etc) We are so pleased you enjoyed our villa and we look forward to having the opportunity to...More

Reviewed August 6, 2018

Stunning villa and Carla made the stay!! Great location and we could not have wished for better. Clean, crisp accommodation, great facilitates for young and old!!

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank 913nikunjp
Management response:Responded August 7, 2018

Thank you so much for your stay and your kind review Best wishes Fernando at Portugal Holiday Villas

Reviewed February 21, 2017 via mobile

House - awesome. Location - stunning! Carla - out of this world! Just wish we could have stayed a lot longer. This area is beautiful and this house , while a little isolated - is just wonderful.More

Date of stay: February 2017
Thank Nick S
Management response:Responded February 23, 2017

Dear Nick Thank you so much for your excellent review and the very kind note you left in our visitors book. Carla and I enjoyed looking after you and we're delighted you enjoyed the service and the house, ''wanting to stay longer'' is as good...More

Reviewed August 26, 2016

The pictures don't lie, this is a stunning holiday villa with a breath taking view and all the amenities you could ask for. We travelled with children and grandparents and had 2 weeks exploring the Douro. Throughout that time, we were looked after by the...More

Date of stay: August 2016
Thank Richard B
Management response:Responded August 31, 2016

Many thanks for your stay with us and your review. We are pleased you enjoyed the house and of course the amazing service courtesy or Carla. Since you wrote your review, you've already been in touch about booking another one of our villas in the...More

Reviewed September 9, 2015

The Old School House is a stunning villa inside and out, the decor with School theme will blow you away as will the views. A perfect location to relax, enjoy touring the Douro and drinking wine by the pool. It was perfect for our whole...More

Date of stay: August 2015
Thank Jo_BeeLON
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Reviewed July 20, 2017
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Date of stay: July 2017
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Air Conditioning
Balcony
Grill
Boat Available
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Deck
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Game Room
Hairdryer
Housekeeping Included
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Mountain Views
Patio
Pool Table
Private Outdoor Pool (Heated)
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Private Yard
Safe
Cable/satellite TV
Secure Parking
Shared Yard
Stereo System
Stove
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Watersports Nearby
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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