Villa - Salzedas, Douro Valley, Portugal


12 Guests
6 bedrooms
6 bathrooms

Situted in the scenic Douro Valley region, this historic Quinta is a memorable setting for a holiday in an area of natural beauty. Once part of a grand monastic estate, the villa commands breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape. Imbued with old-world charm yet equipped with modern comforts, the villa seamlessly blends timeless elegance with contemporary sophistication.

Step inside, and you'll be greeted by spacious interiors, adorned with an elegant mix of antiques and modern furnishings. The villa exudes a warm, welcoming atmosphere, inviting guests to unwind and indulge in leisurely pursuits. With six modern bedrooms, many boasting sweeping valley views, as well as a private pool apartment, it offers ample space for a large group seeking both comfort and privacy. Cosy fireplaces and a fully equipped kitchen further enhance the villa's appeal.

Outside, a large, heated swimming pool, a sunny terrace and an inviting outdoor dining area await, perfect for al fresco gatherings amidst the stunning surroundings. Wander through the expansive grounds, encompassing seven hectares of vineyards and fifteen hectares of olive groves, and immerse yourself in the tranquillity of the verdant landscape.

Beyond the villa, there is plenty to discover in the area. From wine and port tastings to immersive grape and olive harvest experiences, there's no shortage of ways to engage with the rich cultural heritage of the region. From rejuvenating yoga sessions to scenic hikes or jeep excursions that wind through the breathtaking countryside, there is something appealing for everyone to experience for an unforgettable holiday together.


Main House

Ground Floor:
Fully equipped kitchen, complete with a firewood oven. Bedroom 5 -  King-size bedroom with en-suite bathroom with double vanities and rain head shower, Office room, Access to shared patio and pool. Two balcony windows. Vineyard view.

First Floor: Master Suite 1 – Kingsize bedroom (can be twin) with en-suite bathroom with vanity, rain head shower and freestanding bathtub. Vineyard view. Bedroom 2– King Size double bedroom (can be twin) with en-suite bathroom with vanity and rain head shower. Vineyard view. Bedroom 3 – Queen-size bedroom with en-suite bathroom with vanity and rain head shower and Vineyard view. Bedroom 4 – King-size bedroom with en-suite bathroom with vanity and shower and courtyard view.

POOL APARTMENT: Bedroom 6 - King-size bedroom with en-suite bathroom with vanity and shower, Kitchen,  Living room with fireplace and dining area. Air conditioning, Access to shared patio and pool. Forest view and floor-to-ceiling windows. All bedrooms include a full length mirror, closets, linen and towels, robes, heated towel rail, shutters, hair dryers, heating and Wifi access. 

Outside: Infinity heatable swimming pool. Terrace with its sun loungers. Garden. Covered patio terrace, complete with a fireplace and living area. Al fresco dining area amidst the beautiful surroundings.

Amenities: Heating, Library, Cable TV lounge room, High Speed Wi-Fi (fibre), Fully equipped kitchen with firewood oven, 4 fireplaces, Infinity pool (heated), Covered patio terrace, Al fresco dining, Sun loungers, Garden, Amazing Douro valley views, 7 hectares of vineyards and 15-hectare olive grove, Parking, 3 cots are available. 

Services included: Daily housekeeping (am), Breakfast, Linens and towels change every 3 days, 24/7 Concierge, Itinerary planning, pre- and post-arrival. 

Services available on request, at extra cost: Wine and Port Tastings, Grape Harvest Experience, Olive Harvest Experience, Yoga, Retreats, Honey Experiences, Hikes with trails starting from Salzedas, There are secret places where visits can be arranged: the olive oil mill (azenha), the water mine, a jeep tour around the quinta, a picnic on the higher ground, Dinner or Lunch service, Round-trip airport transportation, In-villa spa service, Grocery shopping service, Tours and excursions, Fitness personnel, Babysitting services, Infant equipment rentals, Security personnel, Translators, Private guides. 

Location: This section of the Douro Valley is an integral part of the Rota do Românico, featuring captivating sites that harken back to Portugal's Roman occupation era. It offers abundant opportunities for leisurely strolls and immersive visits to renowned wineries.

Distances: 76-minute drive to Porto Airport. 9-minute drive to Murganheira Wine Cellars. 5-minute drive Salzedas Monastery. 9-minute drive to Pote Preto Restaurant. 30-minute drive to Lamego City Center.

Please note:  Maximum capacity for this home is 12 adults but can accommodate up to 14 guests (upon request €) if you sleep 2 children on the sofas in Bedroom 5. Smoking is allowed in a specific area only. No smoking bonfires or fireworks allowed in the gardens due to fire risk. While this home accepts children of all ages, children must be supervised at all times, especially on the terraces. Strictly no unauthorised guests except those on the rental booking. Pool is heated with sun panels and temperature is maintained with a pool cover. There is a steep road to access this home, some larger minibuses may not be able to pass, though vehicles for up to 20 guests should have no problems. The high altitude means colder nights. Fibre optic internet with wi-fi signal extenders throughout the home for good coverage. A unique feature of this home is that it is located on a working farm, therefore extra care must be taken by guests not to engage in activities that might interfere with the running of the farm. A/C only available at the pool apartment.

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Standard occupancy: 12

Max occupancy: 12


Private pool
Baby cot
Bed linen
Breakfast included in price
Fibre optic internet connection
Full kitchen
Heated pool
House cleaning included
Meal included - continental breakfast
Services concierge
Winery tours
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