Quinta Matilde

Portugal, Douro Valley and the North

Air conditioning | Breakfast Service | Concierge | Infinity pool | Jacuzzi | Wifi

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Prices from £4,988 per week


About the villa

Valley views | Breakfast included | Added Value Experiences included

An unique holiday villa, Quinta Matilde is surrounded by 8,000 sq meters of land and all the 4 en-suite double bedrooms as well as the social areas, have been designed to enjoy the very special landscape and views over olive trees and vineyard terraces, sloping all the way down to the river Douro. Slate (local to the Douro), glass and wood have been used for the contemporary interiors; and its fitted with air-conditioning for those very hot Douro summer days, as well as central heating and fireplaces for off-season , making it suitable for year round rentals. And while the gracious and accommodating staff prepare fantastic daily breakfasts as well as other meals on request, the panoramic terraces are perfect for “al fresco” meals. Then in the evenings, the outlook from the swimming pool and the Jacuzzi transforms into something quite magical – whilst the pool is flood-lit, the Jacuzzi’s ceiling is all lit-up with tiny stars and you look out onto to the faint twinkling lights of distant villages.  A very spacious games room includes a pool table, a piano and a bar. There is also an outdoor chill-out area amidst vineyards and olive trees, providing the ideal set up for a private wine tasting (on request) or just somewhere to relax the hours away, with a book and a glass of port in your hand.
Just 1km away is Pinhão, with river marina & historic train station; there is also a supermarket, specialist wine shops and various cafes and restaurants including the elegant Vintage House, all of which are a steep but do-able walk down into the valley. The Douro Valley in Portugal is an UNESCO World Heritage Site recognizing the area around the Douro River where wine has been produced for the past two thousand years. Port wine is produced exclusively in the Douro and you can visit numerous Quintas, learn about the process, taste their production and buy Port directly. You will feel “far from the madding crowd”, yet with plenty to explore and enjoy locally, from nature walks to river cruises, as well as some excellent eateries (both simple and sophisticated) to be sampled. Not to be missed is the unforgettable historic train trip up-river from Pinhão to Foz Tua: never leaving the riverside and passing Douro Quintas and damn locks, with the landscape of terraced vineyards changing to dramatic rocky outcrops, making this one of Europe´s great rail journeys! 

Facilities

Children's Facilities

  • A complimentary travel cot available
  • A complimentary highchair available

Cooking Outdoors

  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor oven

Entertainment

  • WiFi
  • TV
  • TV in all bedrooms
  • Satellite TV (limited English speaking channels)
  • Music system in the games room
  • iPod dock

Games and Sports

  • Pool table

Keeping Cool

  • Air conditioning

Kitchen Essentials

  • Fridge
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Coffee machine
  • Juicer
  • Hob
  • Oven

Private Infinity Pool

  • Free - form swimming pool with a feature bridge, shallow feature area flowing into main pool
  • Built-in steps
  • Infinity Pool: Please refer to the Health & Safety pages on this website.

Something Special

  • Piano
  • Bathrobes
  • Bathroom amenities
  • Firepit

Villa Essentials

  • Washing Machine
  • Mobile phone for local calls
  • Central Heating Included

Location features

AMENITIES

  • Pinhão (river marina & historic train station, supermarket, specialist wine & regional product shops, hairdresser, restaurants & bars, banks & ATMS, post office, health centre and chemist, optician, taxis, church & petrol station) 1 km
  • Alijó (larger supermarkets) 15 km
  • Provesende (one of the protected Heritage Site villages, also features a great restaurant) 13 kms

AIRPORT/ TRAIN STATION

  • Pinhão (train station) 1km
  • Porto Airport (with motorway link from Vila Real) 136km

RENTAL INCLUDES

  • For rentals of 2 - 6 nights :
  • Maid Service: daily (except Sundays and Portuguese bank holidays)
  • Port served on arrival, basic welcome hamper
  • Basic welcome hamper (please ask for contents)
  • Breakfast daily
  • Courtesy use of a tablet computer during your stay
  • For rentals of 7 nights or more:
  • Linen change once a week
  • Complimentary “local gastronomy” meal during the stay (not arrival night)
  • A visit to one of the Port producing Quintas with wine tasting and weather permitting a vineyard terraces picnic
  • A two hour Rabelo boat ride on the Duoro (a non-exclusive regular tour with departure from Pinhao from April til end of November and weather permitting)
  • Courtesy use of a mobile phone with 10€ credit

AVAILABLE on request at an ADDITIONAL cost

  • Cook service
  • Laundry service

Important information

Please note that smoking is not permitted inside this property.
A deposit of 30% is required.
Please note that the owner provides the welcome pack for this property which differs from the CV Welcome Pack. Full information will be provided in your joining instructions or is available on request. 
No children under 5 allowed unless by special agreement from the owner.

OWNER MANAGED

The owner of the property you are staying in  will will be available by phone during your stay. Contact details will be sent with your travel documents.
 

TENANCY TIMES

Arrival from 16:00. Departure by 10:00.
 

LOW WALLS

Due to unprotected drops from the various terraced levels, this property is not ideal for toddlers and young children must be supervised.

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