Quinta do Quirino

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Sleeps: 10 - 14 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 4

Overview

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Nestled in the heart of Portugal’s wine valley, Quinta do Quirino is Douro’s best-kept secret. Surrounded by vineyards that date all the way back to 1756, this tranquil property is in an area oozing with history, culture, and unique experiences.

Quinta do Quirino is part of a large estate, engulfed by lush vineyards that you are welcome to explore. The villa is split across two buildings, comprising of a large main house, and a self-contained studio.

In the main house, up to ten guests can sleep across five bedrooms, with four large bedrooms and one master suite. Despite the vast size, the unique design of the villa gives the property a cosy and welcoming feel, making you feel right at home in this nature-inspired estate.

The living and dining room includes a fully equipped kitchen that is ideal for entertaining, while an impressive fireplace gives the area a hint of its rustic roots. Step outside onto the balcony, and you’ll be treated to views of the vineyard, river Corgo, and surrounding valley. Is there a better place to enjoy your morning coffee?

You’ll find it hard to come across a property that has been more carefully designed and decorated than Quinta do Quirino. The fresh, open spaces seamlessly blend together a range of materials that elevate the natural feel of the countryside, inspired by organic living. The property owners have also used their local knowledge to handpick furnishings throughout the house, with many of the items being locally produced by nearby makers and artists. The end result is a home that evokes delicate simplicity, modernity and a tranquil way of life.

The same is true for the accompanying studio. Consisting of the main bedroom and living space, as well as another fully equipped kitchen, this area can sleep four additional guests (one double bed and one sofa bed). This extra attribute of the estate is great if you’re holidaying as part of a large group or with multiple families, the added privacy adding that extra special, considered touch.

Elsewhere on the grounds, a rustic wine cellar is available for your use when visiting out of the harvest season. During this time, the space can be transformed into a unique setting for events, parties, and other special gatherings. Immerse yourself in the local environment and organise a private workshop during your stay.

Outside, Quinta do Quirino boasts two beautiful balconies that offer incredible, unspoilt views, and a tranquil infinity pool deck too. The villa overlooks the valley, a UNESCO protected area, giving you the ultimate freedom to take in all that the Douro region has to offer.

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What you should know…

  • The upper floors are accessible by stairs only.
  • There is air-conditioning and free Wi-Fi throughout the property.
  • The harvest season is between September and October.

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con Laptop Friendly Workspace BBQ Hairdryer Ground Floor Bed & Bath Smart TV Wine Cellar Working Fireplace Heating Waterfront

Main House

Ground floor
- Fully equipped kitchen with breakfast bar
- Open plan dining area for 10 people
- Large living room with SMART TV and working fireplace
- Bedroom with double bed and access to a terrace
- Bedroom with twin beds
- Bathroom with shower

First floor
- Dedicated workspace on the landing
- Master bedroom with double bed and en-suite bathroom with freestanding bath
- Bedroom with double bed
- Bedroom with twin beds
- Bathroom with shower

Independent Studio

Lower ground floor
- Fully equipped kitchen with dining table for 4
- Open plan living room with sofa bed, working fireplace, TV and access to a terrace
- Bedroom with double bed and access to a terrace
- Bathroom with shower and access to a terrace

Exterior grounds

Ground floor
- 100m2 terrace with seating and dining area

Lower ground floor
- 150m2 terrace with infinity pool and sun loungers

Additional facilities
- Wi-Fi connection
- Air conditioning
- Direct access to the Corgo river

Location

About the surrounding area of Quinta do Quirino
Canoeing/Kayaking Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Cycling Outstanding Landscapes Boat Trips
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Located in the UNESCO listed Douro Valley, Quinta do Quirino enjoys breathtaking views of the nearby vineyards and rolling hills. A peaceful area, the villa boasts a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of Portugal’s resort towns, while still being within easy reach of the area’s best and most exciting attractions.

For wine lovers, a stay in the Douro Valley is a must. Quinta do Quirino is just a short drive from Régua, which is the base of the oldest demarcated wine region in the world, regulated since 1756. Perhaps once best known for the famed Mateus rosé, it’s no surprise that wine tours through the unique landscape are the number one thing to do in this area.

Specifically focused on port wine, there are ample wineries and caves to choose from if a day spent vineyard hopping is on your to-do list during your villa holiday in Portugal.

Don’t worry if you spend most of your trip simply marvelling at the scenery - the Douro region is peppered with viewpoints that combine comfortable hikes with glorious views. Called ‘miradouros’, you’ll come across many of them when out and about exploring the area. We recommend checking out Miradouro de São Leonardo de Galafura and Miradouro de São Domingos.

If you want to rest your legs, hop on the Douro Historical Train, a beautiful heritage steam train that runs alongside the Douro River between June and October. Beginning close to Quinta do Quirino, in Régua, the three-hour round trip takes you through the hillside terraces to Tua, with a stop off at Pinhão along the way.

Pretty towns and villages almost make for perfect day trips when holidaying in the Douro Valley. Hire a car, and explore the likes of Lamego, a cathedral city that is wrapped in vineyards. Known for its sparkling wine, there are also caves for you to explore too.

Sitting just 10km from Quinta do Quirino is the city of Vila Real, home to spectacular noble mansions and steeped in royal history. Marvel at the baroque designs, before heading back in time to Vila Real Sé, a 15th Century Gothic cathedral.

Of course, you can’t visit this area of Portugal without sampling some of the traditional Portuguese dishes. The cuisine in the Douro region is largely inspired by the generations of families who worked in the hills, meaning the food is often made of simple, attainable ingredients. We recommend trying the feijoada à transmontana, a casserole with pork belly, pig’s trotters, chouriço and beans - a filling meal for a busy day spent in the Douro. 

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Porto Airport - Francisco Sá Carneiro

(105km)

Nearest Town/City Vila Real

(12.5km)

Nearest Restaurant The River Restaurante

(13.5km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Clip - Good Friends & Drinks

(11km)

Nearest Supermarket Lidl

(10.5km)

Nearest Golf Amarante Golfing

(48km)

Kids

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

With its huge size and separate, self-contained studio, Quinta do Quirino is a fantastic option for your family holiday in Portugal, especially if you are travelling in multiple groups.

Kids will more than take advantage of the pool and outside space, with the freedom to run and explore however much their hearts desire. Inside, the property has a television with Netflix, as well as multiple board games, children’s books, DVDs, and more. The large dining table will make family mealtimes even easier, too.

While the Douro region may be best known for its wines, there’s still much to see and do in the area that is suitable for children as well.

With many of the activities focused on immersing yourself in nature and getting to know the unique terrain if an action-packed holiday is what your kids are after, here is the place to be.

Hire a kayak or paddleboard for the day and navigate the Douro river - the calm, rippling waters make the area safe for all kind of water activities and perfect for smaller swimmers. Choose from planning your own route or taking part in an organised tour, with many companies in the region offering them.

A guided bike ride is also another great way to witness the landscape, and your kids will love whizzing through the terraced vineyards. Many of the local guides can meet you at your accommodation, and will expertly plan an exciting route for you and the little ones.

Just because you’re travelling with children doesn’t mean you need to forgo the must-see Douro wineries. Many of the vineyards are well accommodated for kids, with some (Quinta do Pôpa) offering special activity areas for them to enjoy while you experience the wines.

At the very least, the wineries are large and open - your kids will love running wild around the gardens. Bring a picnic and enjoy a classic family day out surrounded by peaceful beauty. 

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Plastic crockery
  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Cycling

Onsite Facilities

  • Children's books
  • Toys
  • Waterfront

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Yoga Classes Available
  • Spa Treatments Available
  • Wine-Tasting Available
  • Chef/Cook 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

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 fulfil your requests!

Terms & Conditions

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

Security deposit 500€ paid via bank transfer to the owner before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 3pm - 8pm
Departure time 11am
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 rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Linen & towels included? Bed linen, bath and pool towels are included in the rental price.
Energy costs included? Yes, included in rental price.
Heating costs included? Yes, included in rental price.
Internet access? Yes, Wi-Fi internet access included in rental price (please remember that it is a rural connection and so it may not be as strong as it is at home!)
Minimum stay 2 nights
Changeover day Flexible
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, personal belongings, public liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.

Rental Rates

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