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Douro Wine Region. Manor House B&B. Hill Village
Guest House/ B&B, Pinhão, Douro & Tras-os-Montes, Portugal
Charming, elegant, classic 17th century. Intimate, personal, quiet, secluded.
Gardens, pool, vineyards, stunning views. Above Pinhão, heart of wine region.
6 Bedrooms. Sleeps 10+. From € 85 per night.
Ref. 1052
Pool With A View, Above Vineyards, Pinhão, Douro River
Pool with a view, above vineyards, Pinhão, Douro river
The Garden Façade. French Windows From Bedrooms
The garden façade. French windows from bedrooms
The House, In A Village Setting
The house, in a village setting
Dating back to the 1658 and in the same family since 1733, this manor house exudes historic charm. It is a delightful place in which to stay, home from home. There is a cosy living room with fireplace, board games and books. Upstairs is the traditional Portuguese dining room, where guests have breakfast and can book dinners. Elegant hallways lead to the six simple bedrooms, each with a small en-suite bathroom and French windows for direct access to the garden. The top terrace has tables under parasols. Down the steps to the terrace below is a large pool, with loungers and a quiet citrus garden. The panoramic views are breath-taking, taking in the Douro river, vine-covered hills and distant villages. Located on a hilltop, 7km up a winding road from the small town of Pinhão, the house is in the heart of the Douro wine region. Wine-tasting at the house, vineyard visits, boat trips, hiking abound. A charming stay.
The hallway leading upstairs
Living room, with board games
A homely atmosphere
The classic dining room
Twin bedroom
Double bedroom
Amongst citrus trees, overlooking vineyards
Azulejo blue tiles on the village church
The property's vineyard
Notes
Start Date
End Date
Per Night
Per Week
Per Month
Minimum Stay
Double room, B&B, 1 pax. LOW
€ 85
Double room, B&B, 2 pax. LOW
€ 105
Double room, B&B, 1 pax. HIGH
€ 90
Double room, B&B, 2 pax. HIGH
€ 110
Notes about prices and payments
Includes breakfast, taxes. Dinner can be booked separately. HIGH SEASON: 16 June- 15 October. LOW SEASON: all other periods. Closed: December-February. Children under age of 2 stay for free, when using existing beds. Extra bed for children under 4, charged at €25/night.
Notes about changeover day
Check-in: 14:00-00:00 hrs. Check-out: before 12:00.
ACCOMMODATION SUMMARY
Property Type
Guest House/ B&B
Catering Basis
Breakfast included, Meals can be booked
Floor area (m²)
More than 300
Sleeps
10+
Number of Bedrooms
6
Theme
Charming, Family, Great Outdoors, Hideaway, Historic, Ideal For Retired, Nature, Romantic Break, Traditional Region, Unwind
Suitability
Children Welcome
Accessibility and Safety
Not Wheelchair Accessible
INDOORS
Dating back to the 17th century, the house exudes historic charm. Wooden flooring, hessian rugs, antique furnishings and absolute attention to detail- including fresh flowers in the living room- make it a delightful place in which to stay. Light and cool in the summer, cosy in the winter.
Bedrooms
Bedroom 1 Sleeps 2. 1 Double Bed, Ensuite
Bedroom 2 Sleeps 2. 1 Double Bed, Ensuite
Bedroom 3 Sleeps 2. 1 Double Bed, Ensuite
Bedroom 4 Sleeps 2. 2 Single Beds, Ensuite
Bedroom 5 Sleeps 2. 2 Single Beds, Ensuite
Bedroom 6 Sleeps 2. 2 Single Beds, Ensuite
Bedroom notes
Bedrooms are either twin or double. Classic furnishing. French windows open out for direct access to garden and pool area. Small en-suite bathrooms.
Bathrooms
-
Bathroom notes
All 6 bedrooms are ensuite, with small bathrooms and shower.
Kitchen
No Kitchen
Dining Areas
Seats: 10+, Dining Room
Living room notes
Cosy living room, with comfortable sofas, fireplace, satellite TV, books, board games. Large French windowns open out on to garden and pool area.
Washing and Storage
Daily cleaning included, Iron, Ironing board
Extras
Not Available
Internet and Communications
Internet Wifi Nearby, Telephone, Fax Machine, Printer
Entertainment
TV- satellite/cable
Heating and Cooling
Fireplace, Heating (central)
Included in Price
-
Available upon Request
-
Extra notes
-
OUTDOORS AND GARDEN
Step outside the French windows from the house onto a wide terrace with a view. So stunning in fact that it is rated as one of the best by the BBC. Alongside the elegant façade of the house, there are granite benches and tables for al-fresco dining. Down the steps to the terrace below is a large pool, with loungers, as well as a citrus garden- good places to unwind.
Garden Summary
Private Garden
Pool and Spa
Private Pool
Outdoor Amenities
Barbeque, Shaded Area, Outdoor Dining, Seating Area, Garden Furniture, Loungers, Parasols, Patio
Sports Equipment
Not Available
Parking
Parking Space
Extra Notes
LOCATION
Natural setting
Countryside, Cultural/Historic, Hills, Rivers, Vineyards, Villages

The house is within Casal de Loivos village, right in the heart of the Douro wine region, with vineyards, hills, river, other villages all around. It is located on a hilltop, 7km up a winding road from the small river-side town of Pinhão. The setting is panoramic, truly scenic. The hotel and gardens are quiet, secluded and relaxing.
OUTDOOR PURSUITS
Pursuits in the area
Boating, Birding, Cycling, Hiking, Mountain Biking
Pursuits at the property
Hiking

For those wanting to explore, bring a car. There is much to see and do in the area- and an ideal sort of place for those who enjoy scenic views, vineyards, going through small hillside villages. In Pinhão, there are small classic boats which take tours further up-river (generally leaving mid-morning and in the early afternoon, with a choice of vintage boats, a yacht and traditional wine barrel-transporting barcos rabelos). The area is ideal for gentle walks as well as more rigorous hikes and mountain biking. Good walks are available straight out from the house. For all activities, ask for details when staying.
COURSES
Courses in the area
Cookery/ gourmet/ wine-tasting etc
Courses at the property
Cookery/ gourmet/ wine-tasting etc

Vineyard visits and wine-tasting are a highlight (some say a must) in the Douro. At the house, you'll be served their own wine made from the vineyards below the house. Wine tastings are also organised at the house, for those interested. Wine-makers come from local wineries to the house. Harvest-time, with trucks carrying baskets of grapes and the treading of the grapes in some of the old cellars, is a great time to visit. In Casal de Loivos and villages all around, you'll see local rural life, still very authentic and down-to-earth.
DISTANCES
Distance to nearest place
Place Place Name Distance
Airport
Porto
145 Kilometers
Train Station
Pinhão
7 Kilometers
Restaurant
Pinhão
7 Kilometers
Café
Pinhão
7 Kilometers
Bank/ATM
Pinhão
7 Kilometers
Mini-market
Pinhão
7 Kilometers
Petrol station
Pinhão
7 Kilometers
Recommended transport
Car
Car necessary
 
Local transport
Local transport not recommended
 
Extra Notes
GPS: Latitude 41.199577, Longitude -7.533397. Exact location shown on map. Casal de Loivos village, above Pinhão (7km). Just under 2 hours from Porto airport. Also accessible by taking the train from Porto to Régua (and then a separate train to Pinhão), where taxis can take you to the hotel. A car is recommended for those wanting to explore the area, but taxis are fine if just spending a couple of days at the hotel and going into Pinhão (7km).
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REVIEWS



GUEST BOOK COMMENTS
"Great view, amazing service. Ricardo was phenomenally attentive. The setting is really incomparable, and it's a good location if you are trying to organize a variety of visits to the quintas. Ricardo will take care of everything, speaks perfect English, and maintains a wonderful wine cellar from which to choose an afternoon's bottle to relax with on the terrace. The morning light makes for the best pictures, but this is a view to overwhelm your senses and take you out of yourself. We spent two nights here, and could have stayed longer. Rooms are simple and serviceable, good light in the bathroom, and we were never cold. Breakfasts and dinners are straightforward and tasty without being showy. We enjoyed the family style dining, meeting very interesting and charming other travelers. The inn is is a little tricky to find. It is 4.6km from the time you take the sharp turn up the hill. If you see the school/basketball court or the raised cemetary you have gone just a tiny bit too far. If you run out of pavement you've definitely gone too far." Guests from USA, 2012
"We arrived at the hotel in the afternoon and once shown the view immediately decided to stay. Staff are extremely nice and eager to please. It is a converted mansion with just five rooms, and the owners live on the upper floor. The location is great, in the middle of amazing vineyards, the view is superb and the swimming pool a very nice additional. Internet access is free but the wireless network struggles to reach part of the house. Breakfast was varied and well presented, although not the forte of the stay. The rooms are quite small and the bathrooms in need of a refurbishment. Definitely worth the 5 minute drive from Pinhão. We would stay again if in the area." Guest from the UK, 2012.
HIDEAWAY PORTUGAL visit July 2012. There is much to recommend here. Superb hilltop location in the heart of the Douro wine region, with a stunning view of the river, vineyards and Pinhão. An authentic and quiet village setting. A charming, old-world house, very comfortable, well-kept and homely. Lovely terrace and pool, with a view. Attentive, friendly service by Ricardo, manager of the house. Wines from the property's vineyards, dinners on request. A real find and great escape.


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Property Ref. 1052
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