Farmhouse | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 12
Old charming farmhouse, belongs to the family since the 19th century, comfortable and cozy, rent their own home, apartments and rooms, all integrated in the country and forest environment in Central of Portugal, near Aveiro, city known as “Venice of Portugal”
The farmhouse has three rental options:
• The Grand Parents Suite – In the main house for a single couple with a double bedroom and private bath, fire place and a living room are totally independent.
• The Cabanal Suite - A studio for a single couple or with two children has its own bath and living room also totally independent.
• The Guest Rooms - A three room configuration with a shared bathroom has the capacity for 3 couples, one of them has two single beds and two others have double beds. These rooms are integrated in the main house, but have also an independent access. They don´t have private living room, although a common living is available. This option can also be rented together with the King suite, since they can be directly connected as a unique unit.
“Quinta da Fontoura” is easily reached driving 1 hour drive from Oporto airport, and 3 hours drive from Lisbon airport.
Swimming in the biological pool with current water directly from its source in the wood, is unforgettable experience. Purity and natural pH value allows you take a wonderful bath of soft water. The magnificent biologic swimming pool and the lake, with 700 square meters, are feed with fresh water from its own mine in the forest with 3 acres.The gardens offers a multi variety of very old trees and plenty cozy spaces to rest and offers quiet and comfortable holidays.
On demand you can take the traditional meals, lunches or dinners for all family, inside of the farmhouse in any of the many wonderful and romantic corners of the farm, close to the swimming pool, in the country, or even in the forest, at very reasonable rates of 20 Euros a complete meal. Daily breakfasts at the “mangedoura”, bed linens, towels and also for swimming pool and cleaning once a week are all included in the weekly rates. There are no extra or hidden costs.
Cable TV is available. Internet access is also available by WIFI in all farm, with exception of the forest.
Horse rides, across the country , beginig in the property are available.
In the area around you can take many different tours by yourself. We will advise a lot of them. Car rental is recommended to explore all around, beaches, landscapes, traditional and small villages and fishing harbors, and the secular boat trips called “moliceiros”, name of the very old boats for harvesting of algae from the river “Ria de Aveiro” for fertilizing fields. Nature circuits for seeing birds in the fields of the lagune "Ria de Aveiro" are very intresting.
|Size||Sleeps up to 12, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Costa Nova beach 20 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||8 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Porto 60 km, Nearest railway: Aveiro 16 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Telephone, Fax machine, Games room, Safe, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 12|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Climbing frame|
The Costa de Prata/Silver Coast/Central Portugal region
“Quinta da Fontoura” located in Alquerubim, is easily reached 1 hour drive from Oporto airport, and 3 hours drive from Lisbon airport.
Alquerubim is a small village integrated in the country area of Aveiro.
The area around Aveiro tawn, called Silver Coast, is full of activities and things to do, since there are a wide variety of wines and gastronomic options, sports and fishing activities in the river and sea as well as caves, restaurants and night life in Aveiro
Nature offers an enormous variety of options, with the nice valey of Rio Vouga, and his river mouth taking the shape of a lagune of 80 km lenght parallel to the sea, with a huge richness of natural life and landscapes.