Villa - Parada de Cunhos, Douro Valley, Northern Portugal


10 Guests
5 bedrooms
5 bathrooms

Situated amidst the picturesque landscapes of the Alto-Douro wine region, this 19th century converted farmhouse offers a truly unique escape. Nestled in the countryside by an oak forest and stream, the villa boasts an appealing blend of natural beauty and modern luxury. Its standout features include an indoor heated pool and spa with sauna and jacuzzi, making it an exceptional place to unwind in style with friends and family.

Inside, the style is an attractive mix of traditional charm and contemporary design. With seven comfortable bedrooms and spacious living areas, there is ample space for a large group to relax in privacy or together. The living areas are bathed in natural light, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape. A rustic "aperitivo" room, once a wine cellar, has been transformed into a cosy space ideal for intimate gatherings. Meanwhile, the office/library offers a serene retreat for quiet moments, while the games room promises hours of entertainment for both children and adults alike.

A welcome bonus of this particular villa is its spa area. Whether unwinding in the jacuzzi, sauna or enjoying a swim in the indoor pool, guests can immerse themselves in ultimate comfort and tranquillity here while admiring peaceful, countryside views.

Outside, the garden offers idyllic spaces for leisure and entertainment. From the outdoor kitchen and barbecue area to various lounge areas, guests can savour al fresco dining while soaking in the views. 

The villa is nestled between the Trás-os-Montes and the Alto-Douro wine region. Just a short drive away, discover the natural beauty of Parque Natural do Alvão, where scenic trails beckon for leisurely rambles through the Portuguese countryside. Nearby towns such as Vila Real and Régua offer charming glimpses of local culture, with shops and amenities conveniently within reach. Additionally, the Mondrões village is a mere 10-minute walk away, providing a delightful glimpse into the rhythms of local life. 


Ground floor:
Fully equipped island kitchen. Open plan interiors with living and dining areas. Indoor saltwater pool (solar panel heating). Spa area with sauna and jacuzzi.

First Floor: Master Suite 1 –King-size bed. TV, desk, walk-in closet and Marshall speaker. En-suite bathroom with twin vanities, walk-in shower and bathtub. Mountain view terrace. Master Suite 2 – King-size bed. Desk, closet and Marshall speaker. En-suite bathroom with twin vanities, walk-in shower. and a freestanding tub. Shared mountain view terrace. Master Suite 3 – King-size bed. Closet and Marshall speaker. En-suite bathroom with twin vanities and walk-in shower. Mountain view.

Eaves: Bedroom 4 – King-size bed. Clothes rack. Adjacent bathroom with twin vanities and walk-in shower shared with Bedroom 5 and Sleeping areas 6 and 7. Mountain view. Bedroom 5 – Double bed. Clothes rack. Adjacent bathroom with twin vanities and walk-in shower shared with Bedroom 4 and Sleeping areas 6 and 7. Mountain view. Sleeping Area  6 – Two twin beds. Adjacent bathroom with twin vanities and walk-in shower shared with Bedrooms 4 and 5 and Sleeping area 7. Sleeping Area 7 – Two twin beds. Adjacent bathroom with twin vanities and walk-in shower with Bedrooms 4 and 5 and Sleeping area 6. All bedrooms include blackout blinds, closets, linen, towels, bathrobes, hairdryers, toiletries. 

Outside: 9 hectares of private oak forest. Panoramic countryside views. Lounge terrace. Fully equipped island kitchen.Outdoor living and dining. Outdoor kitchen and Barbecue. Firepit.  Vegetable patch.

Amenities: Heating, air conditioning, Wi-fi throughout, SONOS sound system, Games room (pool table and bar), Portable movie projector, Office/library, TV and board games, Ping pong table, Spa with sauna and jacuzzi, Fireplace, Hot tub, Fully equipped kitchen, coffee maker, microwave, Barbeque, summer kitchen, Washing machine, Dryer, Iron, High chair, Private parking, Large garden and vegetable patch. 

Services included: Daily Housekeeping (am), Linen change according to guests’ needs, 24/7 concierge, Itinerary planning, pre- and post-arrival. Final cleaning not included and will be added to  balance - 250 Euros.

Services available on request, at extra charge: In villa Chef’s menus and wine pairing, Laundry Service , Masseuse, Classic car rides, Touring the N2 road crossing the Douro area until Régua, Picnics, visits to Douro Valley wineries; Wine tastings, Gastronomic experiences with local biological vegetables & eggs and Maronesa beef (from farm to table, Pottery workshops, Massages, Golf, Breakfast,  Round-trip airport transportation, Grocery shopping service, Tours and excursions, Fitness personnel, Babysitting services, Infant equipment rentals, Security personnel, Translators, Private guides. 

Location: Nestled at the intersection of Trás-os-Montes and the renowned Alto-Douro wine region, this enchanting rental home sits amidst a sprawling nine-hectare oak forest in the captivating Douro Valley. A short drive away lies the Parque Natural do Alvão, offering picturesque landscapes ideal for leisurely strolls through the scenic Portuguese countryside. Nearby, charming towns such as Vila Real and Régua beckon with their local shops and cultural attractions, adding to the allure of this idyllic retreat.

Distances: 64-minute drive to Oporto International Airport (OPO). 13-minute drive to Vila Real Aerodrome (VRL). 14 minutes to Michelin Restaurant Cais da Villa by Car. 5 minutes to N2 National Road by Car. 20 minutes to Alvão Natural Park by Car. 15 minutes to Casa de Mateus by Car. 10-minute drive to Vila Real City Center by Car. 10-minute walk to Mondrões village centre.

Please note: Pets allowed on request. Breakfast may be provided (€), please inquire in advance for arrangements. This home is best suited for up to 10 adults sleeping in 5 bedrooms; however, it can sleep up to 14 guests when using the additional sleeping area in the eaves of the roof. This area does not have any windows or closets, is separated by sliding doors and shares a bathroom. As this home is located on the grounds of a working farm, there are farm animals and working personnel. Guests are asked to take special care while walking around the grounds to keep all gates closed. The indoor pool is heated with solar panels. Increase of temperature more than 28°.



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Standard occupancy: 10

Max occupancy: 10


Air conditioning
Private pool
Barbecue grills
Bbq area
Bed linen
Cinema room
Coffee/tea maker
Farm holidays
Full kitchen
Game room
High chair
Home office
Hot tub
House cleaning included
Indoor pool
Organic garden
Pets on request
Ping pong table
Private parking
Services concierge
Sound system speakers
Winery tours
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