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Fontanheira Velha, Eco holiday farm
Hosted by Mona
Mona is the host.
6 guests
3 bedrooms
6 beds
2 baths
6 guests
3 bedrooms
6 beds
2 baths
Please set the number of adults.
Please set the number of children.
Ages 2 - 12
Please set the number of infants.
Under 2
6 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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This old farmhouse is the last house at the end of the road before you walk down to the river Alva.
If you are looking for peace and quit & being close to nature. Swimming in summer and sitting by the woodfire in winter this is the place to stay!

The space

Please note: there is a minimum stay of a week.
You need to want to relax if you come to this place so no quick visits :-)
Come, feel at home and enjoy nature and the surroundings.
If you had enough of swimming, reading etc There are enough nice daytrips to make from our location.

Guest access

Private river acces, river with pebble beaches and waterfall ( 5 min walk)
Washing machine available at big farm ( vale das Botas)
Piano, guitars

Interaction with guests

We are happy to show you around and advice on day trips. If you like we can organize a pizza party or cook a Portuguese meal for you.
We have canoes and lots of books ( NL and English literature) and games you can borrow.

Other things to note

Next to Fontanheira velha, a 5 min walk towards the village there is our house Vale das Botas. This is a bigger farm with more accomodation options. If you wish to come with a large family or group we can arrange different accomodation. We can accomodate around 10. There is a big house with 3 bedrooms (Casa do Sul), a smaller house for 2/3 (Tres Tulipas) and we have a yurt and 2 caravans. In summer you can also camp. See our other ads on airbnb for an impression. ( search for Tres Tulipas or Casa do Sul)

Free parking on premise

Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee £46
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events

Please, No smoking in the house only outside.
In summer Portugal is very dry and has many forest fires which can start easily by 1 sigarette bud. Therefor you should be very carefull when smoking.


Safety features
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

4 nights minimum stay

5 Reviews

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Angela User Profile
August 2015
We had a wonderful time at Fontanheira Velha. It's such a special place, surrounded by nature with the smell of pine and lavender and all sorts of creatures; lizards, frogs, butterflies, bees. Mona and Peter (Laura's parents who live just up the road) were really welcoming and friendly as were their dogs! The swimming pool would have been great but wasn't in use but the river, 5 minutes walk down the hill was amazing, such a beautiful, unspoilt place with a little waterfall, we had it completely to ourselves (bring rubber shoes for the slippery rocks and you can go for a fantastic walk up the shallow river). We hope to come back sometime.

Noella User Profile
July 2017
Wonderfull remote accommodation in nature: breathtaking view from sunrise to sunset. Every day you can watch the moon & stars from the porch and in that way you are in touch with nature in a beautiful way. The house is big and has different area's to stay in (a library with multiple books, a piano etc.). With 2 bathrooms it felt spacious with the four of us. The accommodation itself is very basic: that is one to remember! But you spend most of the time outdoors. Be aware of the mosquito's at night: so bring repellent. Peter & Mona are lovely hosts: we felt very welcome and they did everything to make our stay memorable. We went one day hiking in the beautiful area, discovered tiny river beaches, went to historical Coimbra and we borrowed the kajaks from Mona and Peter. It is one visit to remember!

Gerben User Profile
July 2015
The house is beautifully situated, very private. The natural swimming pool was unfortunately not available during our stay, but the river was a short walk. This is an excellent place to swim, especially for young children. Our two boys (4 & 6) loved it! The house is very spacious, bedrooms are built on bedrock so nice and cool, even when >30 degrees outside. The host Mona was very kind and helpful, she kindly had some fresh bread and other necessities for us when we arrived late on a Saturday.
Mona User Profile
Response from Mona:
Ola Gerben and family, You were very nice guests, one of the most independent families we ever had, It was really good to notice you felt at home so much in our house, garden and especially at the river, even with small children. We hope to see you again and wish you all the best up north there in Norway! um abraco da Mona
July 2015

Wolfgang User Profile
September 2016
Mona und Peter waren super Gastgeber. Mona hat uns bei der Anreise per Telefon zum - gut versteckten - Ferienhaus gelotst. Wir hatten eine tolle Zeit. Besonders schön ist der Fluß mit kleinem Wasserfall zum schwimmen und plantschen , ca. 5 Minuten vom Haus. Das Haus selbst ist einfach, aber eine eine total schöne split-level Kombination aus alten Natursteinmauern und Anbauten, mit offener Küche. Komplett off-grid und es ruhig. War eine tolle Zeit. Danke!

Jeroen User Profile
May 2016
Mona en Peter hebben verschillende gastenverblijven net buiten het dorp Meda de Mouros. Ons huis lag tussen de geurige bossen en bloemenweiden en op loopafstand van een bergriviertje. Van alle gemakken voorzien, geen tv (niet nodig op een plek als deze ;-), zelfvoorzienend met eigen water en zonne-energie met een heerlijk zwembad boven op de berg. Peter en Mona zijn geweldige gastheer en dame! We hebben een heerlijke week in mei gehad met ons gezin. Als je op zoek bent naar natuur en ongerept leven en een liefdevolle ontvangst dan vindt je 't in Fontheneira Velha!

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Amsterdam, NetherlandsJoined in May 2012
Mona User Profile

We are a Dutch family who spent the best holidays with family and friends on our farm in Portugal before we moved here permanently and now we want to share our Quinta with you! Come and enjoy the Portuguese countryside. Relax in the river or swimmingpool and feel at home.
Our farm is more than 150 years old and very fertile. We produce our own organic wine, grape juice and olive oil. We have dogs, a cat and a black pony.

Languages: Deutsch, English, Português
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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