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Quinta da Madrugada, Spectacular Mountain Views

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Villa -
4 Bedrooms , 4 Bathrooms , Sleeps 9
Oliveira do Hospital, Coimbra District, Central Portugal
The secluded villa provides a taste of rural unspoiled Portugal. Quinta da Madrugada, is perched on a hillside in 12 acres with 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 P... Read more
Listing #HL1139006
About the Owner
stephen / elizabeth h
Languages spoken:Portuguese, English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have just had the most amazing week at Quinta da Madrugada. The house and pool were stunning and the views were just breathtaking. It surpassed all our expectations. It really is a little piece of heaven on Earth. Stephen and Elizabeth were amazing hosts,...More

Thank Tracy M
QuintadaMadrugada, VR Owner at Quinta da Madrugada, Spectacular Mountain Views, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Tracy, thanks so much for staying with us and for such kind words. It really was lovely meeting you all and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay - mission accomplished. Wishing you and the family the very best Stephen and Elizabeth

Reviewed 13 August 2018

Our family of five stayed for a very relaxing week in this well laid out and spacious house. It has four large bedrooms and three bathrooms as well as a large open plan lounge and kitchen. Two bedrooms have balconies and the lounge has huge...More

Thank clivelondon2015
QuintadaMadrugada, VR Owner at Quinta da Madrugada, Spectacular Mountain Views, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Clive and family, thank you so much for staying with us and for such a good review. It was a real pleasure meeting you all and we are so pleased that you had a nice holiday with us. Keep well all of you and...More

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Reviewed 29 July 2018

Incredible location overlooking the Serra de Estrela mountains. The house, grounds and pool were the best we have encountered over our years of touring. Our hosts were lovely people, always available but not obtrusive. Quinta da Madrugada will be a hard act to follow.More

Thank mikedurston
QuintadaMadrugada, VR Owner at Quinta da Madrugada, Spectacular Mountain Views, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2018

Hi Mike and family, thanks for a super review! They mean the world to us. It was so lovely to meet you all and we really do hope that you come back and visit us again some time. Keep well guys all the very best...More

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (8)
  • Double Beds:(2)
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (2)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (2)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (8)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Single Beds:(5)
  • Staffed Property
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
Due to the unfenced terraced walls, we consider that the house is suitable for children over the age of 5 years. However it is the decision of the parents and parents are to take...
    2 Full baths
    2 Attached (ensuite)
    2 Fulls
    5 Twins
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  • Damage Deposit: ₹ 25,315 / stay - Deposit
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Minimum booking 7 nights in high and mid season.Minimum booking 3 nights in low season.
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About the neighbourhood
Avô is a quiet village until August when it is full of Portuguese people taking their annual vacation. The beach is an award winning beach with a sand beach in high season and a grassed sunbathing area all year round. There is a children's pool and beach bar which will hire out canoes and pedalo's. Two rivers of clear water comes straight off the mountain and flow into a large swimming area. You can also fish in the rivers, the owners of the villa have a fishing rod for use and will help with a fishing license which is about 3 euros. The local people are very friendly and the way of life very traditional. The area is full of olive trees, grape vines, goats and sheep, many families still live from small holdings here. The café bars are very cheap and most serve a 'dish of the day' which is extremely reasonable, approximately 7 euros per person for 3 courses, wine is often included but if not it is usually about 0.60 euro a glass.
How to get there
Porto airport is the closest airport to Quinta da Madrugada and is less than a 2 hour transfer. You can also fly into Lisbon which is less than a 3 hour transfer. Due to our rural location, we provide directions to all our guests and we will meet you at a local café bar and bring you to the house. The last part of the journey is circa 200m and on a well maintained public unpaved track. This is typical for the area and perhaps to be expected given our location and the stunning mountain and valley views. Coimbra the famous university city is en-route to both airports and clients with late departure flights, often stop off to enjoy a last bit of architecture and visit the cathedral or perhaps buy some traditional Fado music to remind them of their stay.
Airport: Porto: 185.0 km
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, Horse Riding Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 1.0 km
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