Casa Cintia

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Sleeps: 18 Bedrooms: 9 Bathrooms: 9


Pool Ideal for Kids All Bedrooms En-Suite

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Standing proudly against the stunning backdrop of the Basto region, this 17th-century manor house, steeped in history, offers any nature lover a genuinely delightful home in the tranquillity of rural Portugal.

As you approach through the winding fields of farms and vineyards, you will truly begin to appreciate the isolation and the serenity of the landscaped gardens. Inside, there are seemingly endless living areas, from ornate drawing rooms to open-fired dining rooms.

All of the bright rooms in Casa Cintia are bursting with a unique charm among the eclectic antiques. There is indeed something for everyone, with plenty of peaceful lounge areas for those seeking a little rest and relaxation, as well as a games room, complete with a pool table, for those after a bit of activity.

Able to accommodate up to eighteen guests, and with the option to add one additional bed in each room for those travelling with young children, this is the perfect home for a large gathering of friends or family.

Each of the nine bedrooms oozes a unique and irresistible charm, with majestic hardwood bedframes, traditional décor and elegant fireplaces. There are six double bedrooms and three suite rooms complete with double bedrooms and living areas.

All nine have ensuite facilities. Polished wood ceilings and teak floors come together to frame each room beautifully. All nine enjoy either direct access to the courtyard or a spacious first-floor balcony.

This series of quaint balconies, adorned by wicker chairs and thriving plants, overlooks the leafy courtyard creating the perfect environment for a fresh coffee in the morning sun.

The grounds, including 220 acres of forests and vineyards, are indeed the perfect place to get lost in the Iberian countryside. With vine-covered walkways, a large, log-fired barbeque and perfectly comfortable dining area for up to eight provides the space for a hearty alfresco meal, while the large fireplace is the ideal spot for an evening of beautiful, local wine and excellent conversation.

Outdoor dining opportunities are further maximised by the deck chairs dispersed across the garden. Perhaps the highlight of the expansive gardens is the huge private pool on the terrace, an idyllic spot for a relaxing morning.

All of this opulence is set against an equally stunning backdrop of the Serra do Marão mountains, just on the other side of the Tâmega river!

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What you should know…

  • While Portugal enjoys the warmest winters in all of Europe, rainfall can still be expected through the winter months, with the occasional snowfall too, so be sure to check the forecast!
  • Those travelling with youngsters should take extra care as the pool is not fenced
  • There’s no air conditioning in Casa Cintia, but the pool is a fabulous place to cool off!

Property Features

Private Pool Internet BBQ All Bedrooms En-Suite Ground Floor Bed & Bath Cable TV Wine Cellar Games Room Indoor Games Working Fireplace Heating

The Villa

Casa Cintia is a country manor house build in the 17th century, which was and still is the focus of an agricultural and forestry operation that extends over approximately 90 acres. There are 9 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms, and it can accommodate up to 18 people

- Six double bedrooms
- Three twin bedrooms
- Nine bathrooms
- Games room
- Dining & living area
- Kitchennette
- Access to the patio & pool area

- Swimming pool
- Outdoor lounge & dining area
- Large patio & garden area
- Outdoor games
- Covered terrace
- BBQ area
- Private parking


About the surrounding area of Casa Cintia
Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Romantic
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Enveloped in vineyards and rolling hills of green, Casa Cintia is located in the beautiful Basto region, famous for its delicious wines and as the home of the Parque Natural do Alvao. Equidistant to the villages of Cabeceiras de Basto, Celorico de Basto and Mondim de Basto, you are ideally located to enjoy the quaint communities as well as the slow pace of life of rural Portugal.

The town of Braga, the capital of the district, is about 45 minutes away and hosts many relics of the region’s diverse history. The thriving city of Porto is just an hour’s drive 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.

Also under an hour away is the fabulous Peneda-Gerês National Park, the only National Park in the country. Canicada Lake and Pedras Salgadas Thermal Spa are also under 20 miles away, making them ideal for a day trip.

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 Cintia.

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.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Porto Airport

(90 km)

Nearest Village Canedo de Bastos

(600 m)

Nearest Town/City Guimarães

(47 km)

Nearest Restaurant Restaurants & Shops

(2 km)

Nearest Golf Golf Course

(35 km)


Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Babies & Toddlers Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

The sun loungers beside the private pool allow you to keep an eye on your little ones as they frolic to their heart’s content, allowing you to relax while they play.

Inside the Casa, there is a pool table meaning a little healthy competition can keep the kids (and the big kids!) entertained all day long. For the adventurous guests, there are adventure parks, river rafting and bike touring all available across the Basto region.

Alternatively, head out with a picnic to the Parque Natural do Alvao and feast beside a waterfall trail!

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Games Room
  • Indoor Games


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 transfers
- Babysitting/childcare services

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 card requested as guarantee
Arrival time 2 - 8 pm
Departure time 12 am
Energy costs included? Included in the rental price
Linen & towels included? Linen & towels included in the rental price
Pets welcome? Pets not allowed
End of stay cleaning included? Included in the rental price
Smoking Allowed? No smoking inside the villa
Insurance It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property
Minimum stay 7 nights
Heating costs included? Included in the rental price
Tax Included in the rental price
Internet access? Wi-Fi connection included

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 18 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jan 20th 2020 - Dec 30th 2020 £5,183
Dec 30th 2020 - Jan 8th 2021 £5,183
Jan 8th 2021 - Jul 23rd 2021 £5,183

Prices based on an occupancy of 18 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jan 20th 2020 - Dec 30th 2020 €5,704
Dec 30th 2020 - Jan 8th 2021 €5,704
Jan 8th 2021 - Jul 23rd 2021 €5,704

Prices based on an occupancy of 18 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jan 20th 2020 - Dec 30th 2020 $6,327
Dec 30th 2020 - Jan 8th 2021 $6,327
Jan 8th 2021 - Jul 23rd 2021 $6,327

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

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