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 :)
Um casa escondida com privacidade e reabilitada com muito bom gosto. Uns anfitriões que nos fizeram sentir em casa, embora não tenhamos tido muito tempo para disfrutar a casa, com tanto passeio e atividades interessantes nos arredores. Da nossa parte só podemos recomendar!
As arranged, Virgilio met us at near the cathedral within 15 minutes of our message, and we followed him to the home - which without GPS would have been difficult to find on our own. It is a beautiful rustic home in quiet country setting, although just 1km from grocery store (Lidl) - where you pick up food. We arrived around 8pm - and Vigilio and Ana were very welcoming and invited us to share dinner with them. Comfortable room on a separate floor with twin beds, private bathroom. Private entrance and nice sitting area outside, where you can hear the running stream.
We chose Virgilio and Ana's place in Penafiel as a mini home base for two day trips (Porto and Barcelos), and were very glad we did. Virgilio met with us in the town centre and escorted us - we had a rental car - to their place, which is beautifuĺy tucked away in its very own countryside. Their home is filled with character and our room was clean and private. Note: At the time of our stay, there were two single beds. They graciously assisted us in our time of hunger (!), and were pleasant hosts all around.
Thanks to the GPS data, we have found the very beautiful accommodation immediately. Virgílio and Anna were so kindly, we felt so welcomed! They let us participate in their family life, invited us to dinner at the first night!
The room, the house, everything was super clean and furnished with great attention to detail! An absolute recommendation for Virgílio and Anna! Thanks a lot for the nice experience! All the best for you and your children!
Roman & Jana
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.