Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 9

Key Info
  • Swimming Pool
  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
  • Car essential

2014 is our first official season and so we are offering discounted prices to celebrate!

The secluded villa provides a taste of rural unspoiled Portugal. Quinta da Madrugada, is perched on a hillside in 12 acres of private woodland and terraces just waiting for you to explore, and is surrounded by small rural villages deep in the heart of central Portugal. The sweeping good quality tarmac roads and off road tracks through woodland and mountains make this an ideal get away for cyclists and walkers, and of course for those who would like to lounge by the private 8 x 4m salt water 'vista' swimming pool and feel that they have climbed a mountain, but have not actually had to do so.

This well equipped villa is located on the edge of the Serra da Estrela Natural Park and has far reaching sensational views over the river Alva valley and up to the Serra da Estrela mountains (The Mountains of the Stars), which is mainland Portugal's tallest mountain range.

The land is surrounded by numerous river beaches which are very popular in Portugal with the clear, pure mountain rivers.

Activities such as canoeing, horse riding, go-carting, tandem para gliding are all available in the region. There are festivals most weekends and the hosts will endeavour to find out what is happening during your visit.

During the hot summer months guests can relax by the pool watching the eagles soar on the thermals above and enjoy good local Portuguese wine and fare from the barbecue. The villa has a large wood burning fire (wood provided free) full central heating making winter visits cosy. Additionally for your winter break there is a seasonal ski resort in the nearby mountains.

As well as the local villages offering café bars and restaurants, the beautiful historic cities of Coimbra and Viseu are about an hours drive away and the Atlantic coast is about one and a half hours away. Our closest city Oliveira do Hospital is a 15 minutes drive with supermarkets, restaurants, shops, cinema etc. Buses are also available.

The nearest villages are a 5 minute drive or 20 minute walk, one of which is the beautiful award winning river beach village of Avô.

Our closest airport is Porto, approximately a two hour drive, and Lisbon is approximately a three hours drive.

Whilst your privacy is guaranteed, this villa benefits from onsite support for extra culinary, housekeeping or laundry services and emergency assistance.

Size Sleeps up to 9, 4 bedrooms
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Porto 185 km
Family friendly Suitable for children over 5
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Secure parking