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Farmhouse -
5 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Espadanedo, Viseu District, Northern Portugal

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Indiana
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5 reviews
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“Fantastic home for several couples”
Reviewed 3 September 2016 for a stay in June 2016

We had a wonderful time at this home. It has a gorgeous view and beautiful grounds. We loved walking the local roads and paths to the sand river beach and up in to the town. The location is good for visits to the port growing area and to the town Oporto. We used herbs out of the garden and cooked in most evening on the large outdoor grill. The pool is very nice. We watched sunsets on the back patio and foggy sunrises in the am.

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Liked best: beautiful home and quiet most of the time.
Liked least: leaky faucets
Travelling group: Large Group
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Large groups
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Management Response
5 Sep 2016
Thank you for your comments so pleasant about Villa on Douro River "Quinta de Pias" , we were very happy that you have enjoyed your stay.
You will always be welcome in this house, where we hope to return to have you around here.
Manuel name and Candida I thank you a lot.
Helena C.
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Tour29928...
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“This is the perfect house, with a breathtaking view, in a beautiful part of Portugal!”
Reviewed 23 August 2016 for a stay in June 2016

We stayed at Quinta de Pias for 2 weeks with a group of 8 friends. The house and the guest house were perfect for our group because each couple had their own bedroom and private bathroom. The pool was pristine, and surrounded by flowers, fruit trees and offered an incredible view of the Douro River. The deck overlooking the river was our nightly spot to watch the sun go down while enjoying a glass of wine. Each night we cooked dinner at the house and ate on the patio under the grape vine canopy. The house is so well equipped, you can find whatever you need to prepare wonderful meals and enjoy the alfresco dining. After dinner we would use the sunroom to enjoy a glass of port and listen to our music. The owner, Manuel, was such a kind and gracious host. He had a huge bowl of fresh fruit for our arrival and showed us how to pick lemons right off the tree in the garden. He helped us find the house that is nestled along a small and winding road, and he also arranged a boat ride and tour of the Douro for us. He and Helena made everything a breeze, and Helena even stopped by during that first week to be sure we were happy and had everything we needed! The house is decorated with many antiques and the thick stone walls kept it cool even though it was hot and sunny outside. The sheets and bedding were top notch, the road and trails around the house provided great daily workouts, the boat ride was our most fun day, and the top port houses and wineries are only an hour away. I recommend this Quinta 100% and hope that more people get to enjoy all the beauty Portugal and it's friendly people have to offer!

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Liked best: The pool and walking the roads near the house.
Liked least: The local grocery store was not the greatest.
Travelling group: Large Group
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
24 Aug 2016
We are very grateful to Laura and her group for having chosen the house - Quinta de Pias for your holiday in Portugal and we thank the lovely comment about our stay at the Quinta de Pias, you have a group of wonderful guests, all very friendly , who enjoyed having received here in this space along the Douro River. We are grateful for your recommendation and we are always open to return to receive you.
Thank you.
Candida, Manuel and Helena
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L L
Coldwater, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
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“A piece of heaven in the Douro Valley”
Reviewed 17 July 2016 for a stay in May 2016

We stayed as 3 couples, for a 4 night leg of a 2 week tour around Portugal. We were absolutely stunned with our accommodations and would highly recommend for others looking for a gorgeous property to unwind and enjoy the serenity of the Douro. Our host Manuel and his lovely wife Candida were fantastic hosts, making sure we had everything we needed and truly made us feel at home. (Including a lovely assortment of fresh fruit and meats and cheeses stocked in the refrigerator) So many choices of places to rest and take in your surroundings.. We were able to arrange for a driver to take us into Porto one day to explore, and were able to find all the staples we required at a market in the local town. The property is hilly as it is in the valley, with many stairs to the pool area so perhaps not ideal for anyone with mobility issues. Overall a perfect choose for our group!

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
19 Aug 2016
We were very happy that you have enjoyed your stay at Quinta de Pias, because we like the guests staying in the house "Quinta de Pias" can enjoy every corner of the house offers both interior and exterior, the gardens , the pool, the view of the river Douro, there can feel the nature in full.Thank you.Candida and Manuel
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Susan J
Bicester
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Fantasstic holiday property - great views, outdoor space and pool!”
Reviewed 3 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Fantastic holiday rental property!
We have stayed in some great places over the years but I rate this as one of our best finds! The 5 bedrooms are split across 2 buildings but they are only 10m apart so we had the 3 boys in one house and the rest of the party in the main house (where the kitchen, dining room, lounge area are based too). Interior rooms all well furnished with all that we needed but it's the outside bits of this property that really excel!!!

We were spoilt for choice in terms of outdoor eating places - big table next to the BBQ area, under the wisteria, downstairs terrace for lunch with views over the river, the balcony for evening drinks (more great views) and even one area behind the boys' villa that was tucked away overlooking the valley. And finally there was a conservatory type room off the BBQ area that we used for family games and snacks.

Very peaceful, lots of nature on the go (bird watching hubbie very happy and we think we saw an otter in the river), a treasure of a place to recharge batteries and views to die for overlooking the River Douro. Just blissful.

Worth noting that everyone in the booking chain from Helena, the owner and his wife were extremely helpful. Other top tips include knowing that this property is nearby to Souselo for local shops, the small beach approx 1kn from the villa is worth a visit, book in for a boat trip with Hugo/Filipe - details from Helena - well priced and you're able to go wherever you wish, suitable for up to 8/10 although we took just 6 people. Also, several bits and pieces were in place at the start of our holiday so no scramble for toilet/kitchen rolls, black bags, charcoal, milk, bread, cheese when we arrived in the evening. :)

And the pool was fantastic too! 1.1m deep in shallow end to 1.9m deep, biggest pool we've had, good access in one corner with steps and a handrail. Plenty of sunbeds and outdoor towels too.

Just one last thing - because there were quite a few steps around the villas (all the properties in this area are build on the sides of the valley) check out suitability for very young children and the infirm.

Highly Recommended!

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Liked best: the outdoor space/facilities - great views and amazing pool
Liked least: getting there - we got lost!
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Large groups
People with pets
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Management Response
19 Aug 2016
We were very happy that you have enjoyed your stay at Quinta de Pias, because we like the guests staying in the house "Quinta de Pias" can enjoy every corner of the house offers both interior and exterior, the gardens , the pool, the view of the river Douro, there can feel the nature in full.Thank you.Candida and Manuel
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Nathalie...
Bruxelles
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016 for a stay in August 2016
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Liked best: la vue exceptionnelle sur le Douro
Liked least: rien, nous n'avons rien de négatif à dire sur cette location
Travelling group: En famille avec adolescent(s)
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
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Management Response
5 Sep 2016
Merci Nathalie pour vos commentaires si agréable à propos de Villa Quinta de Pias, nous étions très heureux que vous avez apprécié votre séjour.
Vous serez toujours les bienvenus dans cette maison, où nous espérons revenir de vous avoir ici.
Nom Manuel et Candida je vous remercie beaucoup.
Helena C.
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