Casa Clarissa

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Sleeps: 20 Bedrooms: 10 Bathrooms: 10


Great Value
Ideal for Kids All Bedrooms En-Suite


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A breathtakingly attractive, majestic manor house built in 1778, Casa Clarissa offers a unique opportunity to enjoy a real piece of classical beauty in the north of Portugal.

A bright white front greets you as you wind your way along the tree-lined driveway and pull into the large courtyard on arrival, with ample free parking space for the whole group.

The house is pleasantly obscured from view by a flourishing expanse of old trees. Inside you are met by a series of lovingly restored rooms brimming with historical charm.

The grand piano in the dining room, a fantastic array of shared spaces, including a formal dining room, casual living rooms and a brilliant games room highlight the beautiful fusion of historic character and modern luxury.

Antique furniture sits delicately among perfectly restored rooms of elegance and splendour, framed between floors and ceilings of polished wood. The casual living space is the perfect place to enjoy an evening, with a pool table for all to enjoy.

And between the many elegant rooms sits a large central courtyard, bathing the house in the natural light of day and creating a sense of oneness with the outside world.

Each of the ten bedrooms is delightfully rich in history and simultaneously simple in design. Traditional patterned rugs sit beneath antique drawers and dressers, while majestic bed frames create a dazzling centrepiece for each room.

There are seven double bedrooms and three twin bedrooms, all of which enjoy private ensuite facilities and central heating. The Alentejo-style décor demonstrates a respect for the history of the house, intensified by the fresh paint and beautifully restored floors and vaulted ceilings.

Complementing the exquisite interior facilities is an utterly beautiful garden. A substantial private swimming pool sits just beyond the main entrance to the house and has space for the whole group to spend some quality time together in the sun.

Sun loungers and benches, shaded and unshaded, surround the pool to provide the perfect relaxation station for the hot and hazy afternoons. Indeed, within the property, there is even a small museum with a collection of vintage cars, the passion of the current owner!

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What you should know…

  • Naturally, the villa is relatively remote, which is very popular with those seeking to escape the hectic action of modern life but might not suit those who like to be in the thick of it, with few entertainment facilities nearby
  • The fantastic outdoor pool is seasonal, and therefore may not be available during the off-season
  • Unfortunately, pets are not allowed welcome in this historic home

This home is a part of our Great Value Collection!

Our great value homes:

  • may be traditionally styled for a laid back feeling
  • may have some simple amenities and features
  • mean that you can enjoy top holiday destinations for less!

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ All Bedrooms En-Suite Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV Games Room Indoor Games Pool/Snooker Working Fireplace/Woodburner Heating

The Villa

Casa Clarissa is a manor house from the 18th century (1778), near the spas of São Pedro, do Sul. There are 10 bedrooms and 10 bathrooms, and it can accommodate up to 20 people

Ground Floor
- Ample living room with comfortable seating, satellite TV and piano
- Separated formal dining area for 14 people and piano
- Reading area with seating and access to the garden
- Games room with sofas and chairs and pool table
- Fully equipped professional kitchen
- Bedroom with double bed and en-suite bathroom
- Bedroom with double bed and en-suite bathroom

First Floor
- Bedroom with double bed and en-suite bathroom
- Bedroom with double bed and en-suite bathroom
- Bedroom with double bed and en-suite bathroom
- Bedroom with double bed and en-suite bathroom
- Bedroom with double bed and en-suite bathroom
- Bedroom with two single beds and en-suite bathroom
- Bedroom with two single beds and en-suite bathroom
- Bedroom with two single beds and en-suite bathroom

Exterior Grounds
- Private swimming pool
- Sun loungers and parasols
- Outdoor lounge and dining area
- Large patio and garden area
- Private parking
- Barbecue

Additional Facilities
- Wi-Fi connection
- Central heating
- Dishwasher
- Satellite TV

Registration Number: RNET n.º 5849


About the surrounding area of Casa Clarissa
<1hr to Airport Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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Enveloped in luscious forests and rolling hills, Casa Clarissa is located in the beautiful Centro region, famous for its beautifully diverse landscapes and deeply historical towns and villages.

Here you are ideally situated to enjoy the quaint communities as well as the slow pace of life in rural Portugal. The city of Viseu is about 30km away, while Aveiro is under an hour away and hosts many relics of the region’s rich history. The spas of São Pedro do Sul are just a 10 minutes’ drive away.

The thriving town of Porto is about 110km away and is a UNESCO World Heritage city, built along the hills overlooking the Douro river estuary, with a busy historical and commercial centre.

Porto is, of course, famous for its eponymous Port wine, a 40% sweet, fortified wine, and you can enjoy many a port tour, and we would highly recommend a visit to the various wine caves, both of which are thoroughly affordable and excellent value.

Around two hours away is the fabulous Peneda-Gerês National Park, which is the only National Park in the country. It is a mountainous nature reserve that includes prehistoric remains, walking trails, rugged hills as well as deer, wolves and golden eagles! Portugal itself is a small, fascinating country at the most Western point of mainland Europe.

The capital, Lisbon, is known for its lively nightlife, with endless bars and clubs full of fun-loving locals and tourists alike, but also has plenty of fascinating history (check out Belém, jam-packed with monuments!) and undulating terrain, famously termed the ‘city of the seven hills’.

From Lisbon, it is very quick to travel by the domestic high-speed train line to the city of Braga, which will connect you reasonably quickly to Casa Clarissa.

With a vast coastline with the mighty Atlantic Ocean, Portugal is a real paradise for the keen surfer, or indeed even those looking to try it for the first time.

And for those less keen on surfing, the beaches of Portugal are still well worth a visit for their beautifully clear waters. Casa Clarissa is just under an hour to the coast to the West, and under two hours to the Spanish border in the East.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Porto Airport

(120 km)

Nearest Ferry Port Aveiro Ferry Port

(76 km)

Nearest Village Varzea

(3 km)

Nearest Town/City Sao Pedro de Sul

(5 km)

Nearest Restaurant Nunes Pinto

(2 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Why Not Bar

(3 km)

Nearest Supermarket Minipreco

(5 km)

Nearest Beach Torreira Beach

(86 km)

Nearest Golf Porto Golf Club

(93 km)

Nearest Tennis Sao Pedro Tennis Club

(3 km)


Please be aware that the location tab shown on the website is not based on the property's exact location; therefore, all location amenities are an approx of facilities, restaurants, and villages/towns you might find around the property. The property's exact location will be provided to you before arrival and might come along with some recommendations about the area and what to visit.


A symbol of Portugal’s birth and growth as a nation, the Douro has long been the country’s lifeline. Leaving the pastel-coloured metropolis of Porto, venture through the enchanting countryside.

Following the winding Douro river east from Porto reveals one of the most scenic drives in Europe and Portugal’s premier wine region, the Douro Valley. With terraces of vines lining the riverbanks, Douro Valley holidays offer stunning hiking trails, beautiful viewpoints and a wonderful selection of peaceful retreats.

In the Douro, you will find quiet towns and villages, vineyards hugging the bends, castles from the time of the Reconquest and other places worthy of a stop to look far into the horizon.


Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Casa Clarissa is the perfect home for families, with plenty of dedicated entertainment facilities on site, as well as a plethora of activities to enjoy in the nearby local towns and natural landscape.

In the property grounds themselves, you will find a private swimming pool and a fantastic games room equipped with a full-size pool table for the whole family to enjoy with a little healthy competition!

For a relaxing afternoon with something to satisfy everyone, retire to the pool where the kids can enjoy some harmless fun, and you can keep an eye on them from the comfort of a sun lounger, while you soak up a little sun.

In the local area, you will find hiking, biking, horse-riding and a hundred other opportunities to get active with the whole family!

Kids Activities Close-by

  • <1hr to Airport
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Games Room
  • Indoor Games
  • Pool/Snooker


At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to travel services 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 transfers

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 fulfill your requests!

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit Credit cards details may be requested as guarantee
Arrival time Between 2 - 8 pm
Departure time 12 am
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or garbage disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Linen & towels included? Bed linen and bath towels are included in the rental price.
Energy costs included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Heating costs included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Internet access? Wi-Fi internet access included in rental price.
Minimum stay 7 nights
Changeover day Flexible.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Smoking Allowed? Not permitted.
Tax Tourist Tax included in the rental price.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, personal belongings, personal liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 20 people:

Rental period Weekly
Dec 9th 2023 - Jan 6th 2024 £5,634
Jan 6th 2024 - Jun 11th 2025 £5,634

Prices based on an occupancy of 20 people:

Rental period Weekly
Dec 9th 2023 - Jan 6th 2024 €6,162
Jan 6th 2024 - Jun 11th 2025 €6,162

Prices based on an occupancy of 20 people:

Rental period Weekly
Dec 9th 2023 - Jan 6th 2024 $6,639
Jan 6th 2024 - Jun 11th 2025 $6,639

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

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