Deluxe River House

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Sleeps: 16 - 18 Bedrooms: 9 Bathrooms: 8

Overview

Pool Modern Ideal for Kids All Bedrooms En-Suite

Wow! Wine lovers are going to love this one! Deluxe River House is a fabulous, contemporary addition to the sensational Quinta do Vallado wine estate. It is a luxury accommodation that sits proudly next to the estate vineyards overlooking the Douro River and orange groves. With eight exquisite bedroom suites, an independent suite, fantastic entertainment space and a stunning swimming pool and terrace, the property is perfect for groups of friends or perhaps a large family. Guests staying at Deluxe River House are invited to daily wine tastings at Quinta do Vallado and can enjoy delicious cooked meals cooked in the dining room attached to the property just for guests. The property comes with a dreamy infinity swimming pool and terrace where you can relax in the Douro sunshine enjoying fabulous panorama. The estate managers will ensure your holiday dreams come true with exciting adventures on the river, on the estate and in the Quinta. Deluxe River House is an award-winning architectural project that was developed by the architect Francisco Vieira de Campos who was also responsible for renovations of the Hotel and Winery of Quinta do Vallado. The winery itself boasts many awards and an outstanding collection of wines.

Quinta do Vallado and Deluxe River House are located in Valarinho dos Freires in the Douro Superior, close to Pesu da Regua. The enchanting Douro Valley offers a beautiful, magical landscape. The Douro River flows from Porto along the World Heritage listed valley. You can enjoy the Douro’s breathtaking landscapes on the river, by hiking, driving and even by helicopter. You can visit charming towns and villages and many fabulous vineyards, tasting wines and port as you go. Your stay at Deluxe River House should certainly be combined with a trip into Porto and other wonderful towns such as Braga. In Peso da Regua you will discover the amazing Douro Museum which tells the story of wine production in this beautiful region. You can also enjoy Lamengo, one of the most stunning cities in northern Portugal.

Quinta do Vallado was originally built in 1716, one of the oldest and most famous Quintas in the Douro Valley. From 1818 it belonged to the family of Dona Antonia Adelaide Ferreira but was later sold, though it is still managed by descendants of the family. Since 2005, its doors have been open to guests wanting to stay in the Quinta with five suites being renovated in the main house and later a modern building was constructed with an additional eight suites. Now guests can stay in the idyllic Deluxe River House with its whitewashed, wondrous suites and exquisite views. Today, Quinta do Vallado boasts ten hectares of old vineyards planted between the 1920’s and 1950’s and fifty five hectares of vines that were planted in the 1990’s. It is one of the most visited places in the Douro valley.

The location of Deluxe River House is absolutely mesmerising, a place of great beauty, nature, isolation and tranquility. The stunning main building sits between the vineyard and the river, perched over a picturesque orange grove and the meandering river. Next to the main building is a very romantic independent suite. All of the bedroom suites are calm, elegant, whitewashed spaces which enjoy minimalist styling and the most fabulous views of the valley. Words cannot describe the beauty that you will wake up to! The beds are dressed with crisp white linens and the bathrooms are to die for! This is definitely a place for romance, gastronomy and wine tasting!

The living space of Deluxe River House is absolutely fabulous with sumptuous, contemporary furnishings, a stunning modern fire and access to a fantastic terrace. The kitchen offers top-of-the-range appliances and Quinta do Vallado can offer chefs to provide delicious meals prepared with vegetables and fruit from its organic gardens as well as the best produce found in the region. These can be taken inside or on the terrace. Just a few minutes walk from the main house is a gorgeous terrace and infinity swimming pool. Here the views are sublime. You can laze on luxury loungers enjoying the warmth of the sun and the glorious panorama. You will find it hard to take your eyes away from the scenery to read your holiday books but it is an idyllic spot to read and chill. A bar service is available at the pool in the afternoons with a fabulous wine list of course.

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What you should know…

  • Deluxe River House offers eight bedroom suites in the main house and one independent suite next door. It is a fabulous choice for wine lovers and those that love the great outdoors and sensational scenery
  • The estate managers can arrange a wide range of entertainment and special services that offer the holiday of your dreams. Please feel free to speak to our Concierge Team to see what is available. Full private catering will of course be extra
  • Don’t forget to include a cultural excursion to Porto in your holiday plans!

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ All Bedrooms En-Suite Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV Working Fireplace Waterfront

The Villa

Located amongst the organic vineyards in the Superior Douro, this is a secluded place of great beauty, where you can enjoy the silence and the force of nature in its raw state. The main building is located between the vineyards and the river, hanging over an orange grove, and offering a stunning view over the Douro.

Ground Floor
- Ample living room with comfortable seating, satellite TV, fireplace and access to a terrace
- Open plan dining area for 12 people and access to the terrace
- Fully equipped modern kitchen
- Bedroom with double bed, access to a terrace and en-suite shower room
- Bedroom with double bed, access to a terrace and en-suite shower room
- Bedroom with double bed, access to a terrace and en-suite shower room
- Bedroom with double bed, access to a terrace and en-suite shower room
- Bedroom with double bed and en-suite shower room
- Bedroom with double bed and en-suite shower room
- Bedroom with double bed and en-suite shower room
- Bedroom with double bed and en-suite shower room

Annexe
- Bedroom with double bed and en-suite shower room

Exterior Grounds
- Private infinity swimming pool
- Large terrace and garden area
- Direct access to the river
- Various sun loungers
- Outdoor dining
- Covered terrace
- Garden furniture
- Private parking
- Barbecue

Additional Facilities
- Wi-Fi connection
- Washing machine

 

 

Location

About the surrounding area of Deluxe River House
Watersports Canoeing/Kayaking Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Cycling Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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Deluxe River House enjoys a fabulously scenic setting overlooking the Douro River, vineyards and an orange grove on the Quinta do Vallado wine estate. The estate boasts 65 hectares of vineyards in Valarinho dos Freires in the Douro valley. The estate is close to the sun bleached town of Pesu da Regua, the region’s largest riverside town. It grew into a major port and wine entrepot in the 18th century. From this wonderful town you can cruise the Douro River and explore many of the regions wineries and villages. The town’s Douro Museum is excellent, the riverfront is gorgeous and the old town up the hill is very quaint and charming.

Other places to visit include Pinhao on the river with its wonderful railway station and ancient tiles dedicated to the cultivation of vines, Numao with its castle and fabulous views, the International Douro National Park, the Vale do Coa Archaeological Park, an open-air rock art gallery and Lemego with its Shrine of Nossa Senhora dos Remedios.

Just a short distance away Porto lies on the river and is home to port wine, street art and fabulous eateries. It historical centre is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Porto enjoys a fascinating history, a fantastic array of attractions and activities and a wonderful cultural experience. You can enjoy wine and port tastings throughout the city and especially in Vila Nova de Gaia across the Douro River from Porto. Caves Ferreira in Vila Nova de Gaia is one of the best places around, founded by a winemaking family in 1751.

Braga is the oldest city in Portugal. Its original name was Bracara Augusta, having been founded by Romans in 16BC. Braga is known as the ‘Rome of Portugal’ for its many churches. Braga’s Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte sits on the top of a hill with a 600 step climb. It is very beautiful, sitting in a park with beautiful gardens, caves and a lake. Republic Square offers a beautiful fountain and is the starting point of the historic centre. Other significant landmarks are the Torre de Menagen from the 14th century, the university, the Cathedral of Braga and the Biscainhos Palace which is now a museum. The food offered in the town is delicious with Francesinha on the menu in many restaurants. These are a type of sandwich stuffed with sausage, ham, steak and other meats covered with cheese au gratin and served with a tomato sauce, beer and chilli. Avenida da Liberdade is the main pedestrian thoroughfare surrounded by flowerbeds and shop windows.

Further north, you may want to visit the captivating, historic city of Viana do Castelo with its pearly white, neo-Byzantine Santa Luzia Church presiding over the city. Viana do Castelo’s compact historic centre boasts extravagant religious buildings including St Mary the Great’s Cathedral built in the fifteenth century, charming cafes, elegant plazas, incredible mansions and narrow shopping streets which open onto the banks of the Lima River. As well as offering architectural grandeur, Viana do Castelo also offers seaside charm. A little ferry takes you to the magnificent Cabadelo Beach where you can kite surf, bask in the Portuguese sunshine and wander along the wooden promenade.

*** For security reasons the pinpoint on the map may not show the exact location of the villa, only the area location.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Porto Airport

(112 km)

Nearest Ferry Port Porto Ferry Port

(111 km)

Nearest Village Canelas

(5 km)

Nearest Town/City Vila Real

(27 km)

Nearest Restaurant Restaurante Repentina

(7 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Foz do Tavora Bar

(22 km)

Nearest Supermarket Agostinho

(1 km)

Nearest Beach Espinho Azul Beach

(123 km)

Nearest Golf Amarante Golf Course

(57 km)

Nearest Tennis Lamego Tennis Club

(21 km)

Note

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.

ABOUT THE DOURO

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.

Kids

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

Deluxe River House is ideal for families though with wine tasting on the menu for most, young ones will prefer some of the other activities on offer. The Douro Valley is perfect for hiking, cycling, river adventures, horse riding and visits to Porto and other historic towns.

Some of the Douro’s wineries have special children’s activities to keep them occupied while you are tasting delicious nectar. Quinta do Popa have a table with children’s chairs where they can paint, draw or play with toys. Quinta da Pacheca has a large garden. You can enjoy delicious lunches at many of the vineyards, suitable for the whole family or take a picnic.

Children love taking boat rides along the river, some starting in Pinhao, a village in the heart of the valley. There are also boat rides from Regua. From Pinhao you can take one or two hour rides, some with a complimentary glass of port wine! You might want to book a trip in advance as they are very popular. Families can rent kayaks or take a speedboat. Or perhaps a gentle electric Rabelo boat is what you would prefer.

In Porto, the Crystal Palace Gardens are lovely. The contemporary museum, Serralves, is designed by the famous Portuguese architect Siza Veira and has a huge attractive garden. You can take a boat trip to see the city’s wonderful bridges over the Douro. The 250 year old Torre dos Clerigos offers some of the best views of the city. There are 240 steps to the top of the baroque 76 metre tower. The city park, Parque de Cidade, stretches from the western end of Avenue da Boavista to the oceanfront at Praia do Castello do Queijo. It is perfect for a picnic and you can also visit Porto’s Sea Life Centre. The World of Discoveries Museum is interactive and child friendly with touch screens in Englist. It charts the odyssey of the early Portuguese navigators and famous explorers including Vasco da Gama and Pedro Alvares Cabral. It also offers a unique indoor boat ride through different countries. There are two zoos in Porto. You can feed the penguins at Santo Inacio Zoo or enjoy the tigers, leopards, bears and flamingoes at Zoo da Maia. The beach at Matosinhos, the town next to Porto, is a good bet for a relaxing day at the seaside. It boasts a surf school too.

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Watersports
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Cycling
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Waterfront

Services Available

  • Maid Service Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Wine-Tasting Available
  • Maid Service Available

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters 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 pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting/childcare services

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

Please note that all services are subject to availability and must be requested in advance and that due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. Prices are on request. We will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Terms & Conditions

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

Security deposit Credit card details might be ask as guarantee.
Arrival time 4 pm
Departure time 10 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.
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 16 people:

Rental period Weekly
Nov 28th 2022 - Jan 1st 2023 £18,406
Jan 1st 2023 - May 31st 2024 £18,406

Prices based on an occupancy of 16 people:

Rental period Weekly
Nov 28th 2022 - Jan 1st 2023 €20,097
Jan 1st 2023 - May 31st 2024 €20,097

Prices based on an occupancy of 16 people:

Rental period Weekly
Nov 28th 2022 - Jan 1st 2023 $20,857
Jan 1st 2023 - May 31st 2024 $20,857

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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