The river and the valley.The front garden.


Entire home/flat

8 Guests

4 bedrooms

5 Beds


Entire home/flat

8 Guests

4 bedrooms

5 Beds

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About this listing

Facing Tamega Valley
Folgoso: 5 Km to Amarante
60 Km Porto-35 Km Douro Valley-45 Km Guimaraes
4 room; 3 bath; kitchen; dinning room; fireplace; central heating
swimming pool 12x4m, market garden, terrace
Standard: 4 Adults+4Kids; Min: 3 days

The space

Facing the Tamega Valley
At Folgoso-5 Km-5 Min to Amarante
60 Km to Porto-35 Km from Douro Valley-45 Km to Guimaraes

Standard Occupation: 4 Adults + 4 Kids ; Min: 3 days


Folgoso Family Houses
House H1 - "Lagar":
4 rooms; 3 bathrooms; kitchen; dinning room; living room; fireplace; central heating; terrace; barbecue (gas and coal); front garden; private access.
Common resources to the two Houses of Folgoso: Swimming Pool 12x4 m, Car Park, Market Garden and Aromatic Corner (always something fresh to pick), Outdoor Games, Bykes, Babyfoot table,..

Confortable for max: 4 adults+4 kids.

The kitchen of the house is fuly equiped.
The rooms will be ready to be used with bed & bath clothes.

Property: Two independent Houses - Rebuilt in 2010
House 1 - "Lagar" and House 2 - "Eira".
Facing the Tamega Valley.
Near Amarante - 5 Km ; 5 min
North of Portugal: 60 Km from Porto - 45 Km to Guimarães
Mid way in the Douro Valley: 30 Km to Régua

Magnificent natural landscapes and geographic predisposition for healthy and family vacations, it is an ideal touristic destination to those seeking for quiet and relaxing vacations or just wanting to escape from the city!
You will be also in the midle of a region where, in around 40 min drive, you will be close to Porto town, to Guimarães town and the Douro Valley (the three are UNESCO World Heritage class hotspots).

Guest access

Special Programs can be found with Local Partners
- Foot Circuits
- Byke Circuits
- Canoe
- Active and Radical
- Mountain Golf

Rural activities
Green Wine Vintage: 1 to 15 of October
Chestnut Harvest: 1 to 15 of November

Neighborhood
Old Historical Amarante City Center
Modern Art Museum Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso
São Gonçalo Convent and Church
Tâmega River: sports, river beach and swimmingpools
Water Park of Amarante
Golf Court:
Food & Drink: Casa da Calçada (1 Star Michelin, many others for all prices...)
Traditional Market in Amarante: every saturday morning
Byke circuits, Foot circuits,...

Magnificent natural landscapes and geographic predisposition for healthy and family vacations, it is an ideal touristic destination to those seeking for quiet and relaxing vacations or just wanting to escape from the city!
You will be also in the midle of a region where, in around 40 min drive, you will be close to Porto town, to Guimarães town and the Douro Valley (the three are UNESCO World Heritage class hotspots).

Interaction with guests

Interaction as required or adequate.

Other things to note

Address:
Caminho de Folgoso
Lugar de Folgoso
S. Salvador do Monte
Amarante

Motorway "A4": Porto to Amarante
Way out: "Saída 16" to: EN210/ M. Canaveses
Follow straight ahead until: KM 46,6 on the national road EN210
You will see a sign "Folgoso" and then a white wall (is the entrance to the Houses). Take care, you are in a road curve.
GPS: Lat: N | Lng: - W | Alt: 283 m


The space
Bathrooms: 3
Bedrooms: 4
Beds: 5
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/flat

Amenities

Prices
Weekend Price: £142 / night
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House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 4PM

Take care of the Houses as they would be yours!
PS: Please do not smoke inside.

Visitors to our Houses of Folgoso

Welcome and enjoy your stay at the houses, the Amarante town and North Region of Portugal, in the west cost of Europe.
We let you the key information and the house manual that could be useful and that you should acknowledge to accept full responsibility for your stay.
Please read and raise any relevant question for you best stay.
With our best regards,
Susana Cardoso, Luís Cardoso, Luís Lobo


Key Information

Emergency Contacts
National Emergency Phone Number – 112

Owners Phone Numbers:
Eduardo Luís Cardoso –
Susana Cardoso –

Local Contact in Amarante:
Óptica Freitas (facing the old river bridge)
Phone number of Paula Freitas -

Folgoso House’s Manual

Keys of the Houses:
- The master key is with you. Please let it inside the home (at the kitchen) when end your stay at the houses.
- There are 3 additional keys in the kitchen: one for each garden gate and the other for the store room where are the swimming pool materials.

Emergencies:
First-Aid Kit (in the bathroom)
Fire Extinguisher (in the kitchen and near the fireplace)
Fire Blanket (in the kitchen)

Energy:
The houses have a main framework for electricity in the second floor, in the hall, where electricity can be turned on/off.
There is also a second framework for electricity in the first floor, in the storage under the stairs.

Boiler:
Fuel based in the near outside store room.
Operating basics
- The Main Button (at the front top of the boiler) has 3 circular positions: press one time to have hot water in the taps, press second time to have hot water and central heating (in the cold season), press third time and is again in stand by (not heating any water).

Swimming pool:
The swimming pool is available for use.
You have to assume the risks of using a swimming pool and follow the standard rules that should be applied.
It has 12m x 4 m, and it goes from 0 meter to 1,80 meter, in depth, from side to side.
Children should only be at the swimming pool area with adult supervision.
Evaluation of PH and CL will be evaluated with you. Automatic operation keeps adequate levels in a weekly basis. The water flows every day, 6 hours per day, to keep a cleaning standard usage.

Security
Keep the house and the garden gates closed with the key.
When leaving you can just close the door, let the KEYS on the Kitchen’s Table, and shut the front door.

Garden
The garden in front of the house is available for standard use.
You should not use the border of the garden where the natural limit of the land is dangerous.

Market Garden
You should avoid going to the market garden where different vegetables, fruits aromatic herbs are growing. The market garden area separates the Swimming pool area from the Houses area.
But you can pick some fresh vegetables as well as some aromatic herbs from the aromatic corner.

Other
WIFI Key: U24D7NH7

Basic Agreement
Please take care of the House of Folgoso as it was yours.

Other Info:
Restaurants at Amarante:
-“O Principe” (square “Largo Conselheiro António Candido”): Grilled meat (“Posta à Maronesa”); and others
-“Café-Bar” Largo de São Gonçalo”(terrace in front of the Old Church’s Front Door): a special place for a dinner and for the evening
-“Lusitânia” (street “Rua 1º de Janeiro”)
-“Zé da Calçada” (street “Rua 1º de Janeiro”): probably with the best terrace over the river
-“Casa da Calçada” (in face of the olf bridge): a one star Michelin Restaurant. Also an Hotel and with a Bar for a Coffee or a piece of Cake.
Supermarkets (open every day from 10 am to 21 pm):
-CONTINENETE; LIDL;…. (west side of Amarante)
To “go and come” short travels:
A visit to Porto (45 min far):
A visit to Guimarães (35 min far):
A visit to Douro Valley - Régua Town: - A vineyard - A short tour on the Douro River
A visit to Alvão Natural Park:

Amarante, Folgoso
1 de April de 2015


Cancellations

Moderate

Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.


Safety features
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

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We had a very pleasant stay in the house of Eduardo and his family! It was spacious, clean and had a great garden and swimming pool. Perfect for two families with kids. Eduardo was very patient with us since we arrived 3 hours late. He waited for us and still had the time to tell us all about the house. It was easily communicating with him. The house is situated close to the highway (very convenient by car from the Oporto Airport) but with enough distance to feel like you are in a rural area! Amarante (5 min. by car) is a beautiful small town with nice Portuguese coffee bars and restaurants. We had a very nice stay and would really recommend this place.

Linda User Profile
October 2015
A great holiday house in a beautiful rural area with a stunning view on the river. The house was fully equipped, we found everything we needed including a badminton set, logs for the cosy fire place, and fresh vegetables in the garden. The host was very kind and gave us elaborate information of the area and the nearby town of Amarante. We highly recommend this holiday house.
Eduardo User Profile
Response from Eduardo:
Thanks Linda, Have a a good year! Regards from Amarante Eduardo
October 2015

Dean User Profile
July 2015
The house is very well located with a stunning view on the Tamega river and only a few kilometers away from the historic center of Amarante. The house is very spacious and well maintained and well equipped. (the photos on the website do not do justice to the comfort and spaciousness it brings). Although the garden itself could get some upgrade, the terrace, pool and garden furniture are great. Eduardo gave us a nice introduction and pointed us to the best restaurants in Amarante. He even offered us some lovely local cakes as a welcome present. In all respects an address to be recommended.
Eduardo User Profile
Response from Eduardo:
Dean and familly, Nice to have you around. Thanks for the suggestions. We should be able to improve. Best regards Eduardo
July 2015

Pauline User Profile
July 2016
Excellent accueil par Eduardo & Manuel! Magnifique endroit,belle vue,super piscine,maison bien agencée. Idéal pour 2 familles avec enfants! Amarante vaut le détour & le hameau de Folgoso est juste authentiquement le Portugal. Obrigado!

Claude User Profile
July 2015
Excellent accueil d'Eduardo qui nous a attendu car c'est un peu compliqué pour trouver la première fois. Maison très agréable et bien agencée, bien équipée. Lits doubles un peu petits lorsqu'on est soi-même d'une grande taille. Piscine extra à côté d'un beau lavoir. On profite du potager (tomates, poivrons). C'est la campagne et la vue est magnifique. Amarante possède un charme, une tranquillité indéniables. Un séjour vraiment réussi et que nous serions prêts à renouveler.

Sébastien User Profile
July 2015
Nous avons passé un excellent séjour à Amarante ! La maison était très agréable et parfaitement équipée : tout-à-fait conforme (voire mieux) à ce qui est indiqué dans la description du logement. L'hôte est fort sympathique et s'est montré particulièrement attentif à ce que notre séjour se passe pour le mieux. Bref, un logement à recommander sans hésiter !

Sergio User Profile
August 2014
Hemos pasado unos días fantásticos en esta casa de Amarante, el alojamiento es mejor incluso que lo que se percibe de las fotos, las vistas sobre el valle son inmejorables, la piscina es perfecta, el jardín invita a disfrutar de él a todas horas y el interior de la casa muy confortable. Además el anfitrión, Eduardo, muy amable y atento, hace todo lo posible para que te sientas como en casa. La verdad que todo lo que puedo decir sobre este alojamiento son cosas positivas, enhorabuena!!!!

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