Our house is an old farmers house restored following the original design, located in a rural environment. We are just 1 km from the center of Penafiel, a small but beautiful town. Although very close to the city, the house sits in a very quiet place.
Welcome to Rural House.
Our house is an old farmers house restored following the original design, located in a rural environment. We are just 1,5 km from the center of Penafiel (5 min. from highway A4 Oporto-Penafiel), a small but beautiful town with over 250 years of existence, and where you can find everything you may need (supermarkets, cafes, restaurants, take away, pharmacies, banks, post office, tourist office, etc.). Hospital is also very close (5 min.). Although very close to the city, the house sits in a very quiet place, ideal to relax surrounded by the sounds of nature.
We offer you room (2 body-double bed) with private bathroom and separate entry door , if you prefer, in an entire and private floor, with balcony. There's a sofa bed for children. Dining room, living room and kitchen shared with the family in familiar ambient.
We will be happy to show you the old water mill, our production of flowers and mushrooms where we work, ...
A 30 km from the sea, the beaches and the city of Porto, with excellent train connections, 50 km from the heart of the Douro River where is produces the famous Port wine and some of the best table wine in the world, 30 km from Guimarães, the birthtown of Portugal, 50 Km from Braga. These are some of the main attractions that we have around us.
Other points of interest may be:
- Winery Quinta da Aveleda, one of the most famous producers of green wine (Vino Verde) (4 Km)
- Romanesque routes (variables, but we highlight route to the city of Amarante (20 km))
- Thermae of S. Vicente (15 Km)
- Ruins of Castro Monte Mozinho is the largest Roman fort in Iberian peninsula (10 Km)
- Ruins of the Roman city of Tongóbriga, Marco Canavezes (18 Km)
- Prehistoric monuments as Dólmenes, tombs, menhirs (variables)
- Mountain nature: Marão mountain (50 Km), Alvão mountain (50 Km), Aboboreira moiuntain (30 Km)
PS - Great public transports from Oporto and other citys to Penafiel (and vice-versa), but the house sits 1,5 km from town, whithout public transports... but here we are to help :)
warm and recommendable place to remember～ Alex and Anna were like family members to us. So kind and so thoughtful. The bedroom is sweet and warm，clean and beautiful. Their house is like a living fossil which has 200years old history. It was a facinating experience to us.
Alexandre and Anna made us feel home in their wonderful house. We enjoy our stay very much! If you like a nice countryside experience just right outside Porto in the great wine region, here is your choice!
Virgilio came and found us after our failed attempt at finding his lovely home, secreted away by a river, but at the same time very close to town. Virgilio and his family made us feel welcome straight away, inviting us to join them for a delicious dinner on our first night.
The house is located close to the town and was a good base to explore the magnificent Douro region by car.
The room in this old stone and timber building is comfortable, it was chilly on our winter visit, but the beds were layered with warm blankets keeping us warm at night.
We would highly recommend staying at this rural home for a wonderful experience of warm and friendly Portuguese hospitality.
Wonderful experience. Thank you Virgilio and Anna. We hope to see you again in Portugal or San Fran Cisco !
Virgilio and Anna made us feel right at home. Very welcoming, and it was great to share their home and know their lovely family. They spent time showing us their property and flower and mushroom greenhouses. We enjoyed one of the nicest meals we've had at their table with the pleasure of their company and that of their lovely boys. The property is in a tranquil area just outside the town. We felt very comfortable here.
We had a great time in Anna & Virgilio's beautiful old stone house. The location is perfectly situated for day trips in the north of Portugal. Anna & Virgilio and their 2 little boys are warm and very welcoming and gladly share their life and meals. The room is spacious with great atmosphere. We enjoyed sitting outside listening to the little stream flowing and admiring the lush vegetation. We loved Virgilio's Vino Verde ! We recommend this place and hope to come back !