The lateral terrace.The valley.
Amarante - Porto : Country House H2
Amarante - Porto : Country House H2
6 guests
4 bedrooms
7 beds
2 baths
6 guests
4 bedrooms
7 beds
2 baths
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FacingTamega Valley with spectacular views in a country setting, Close to Porto Town and the Douro Vineyards.
Perfect to explore Porto city attactions, the Douro valley, Guimaraes world heritage and the west cost of Europe.
4 room; 2 bath; kitchen; dinning room; fireplace; central heating; terrace; garden.
Common ressources: swimming pool 12x4m; market garden, car park, Standard: families up to 6 persons ; Min: 3 days
Folgoso: 5 Km to Amarante
60 Km Porto-35 Km Douro Valley-45 Km Guimaraes

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

Folgoso Family Houses
House H2 - "Eira":
4 rooms; 2 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 fo: 6 persons.

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 XVI-XVIII
Tâmega River: sports, river beach and swimmingpools
Water Park of Amarante
Golf Court: (URL HIDDEN)
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

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: (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) N | Lng: -(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) W | Alt: 283 m


Amenities
Kitchen
Family/Kid Friendly
Pets Allowed
Wireless Internet

Always communicate through Airbnb
To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
2 single beds
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Bedroom 3
1 bunk bed
Bedroom 4
1 double bed

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 11AM

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 – (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
Susana Cardoso – (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)

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

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): (URL HIDDEN)
A visit to Guimarães (35 min far): (URL HIDDEN)
A visit to Douro Valley - Régua Town: - A vineyard (URL HIDDEN) - A short tour on the Douro River (URL HIDDEN)
A visit to Alvão Natural Park: (URL HIDDEN)

Amarante, Folgoso
1 de April de 2015


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Mik User Profile
July 2015
nice house with great view over the valley. We were kindly welcomed by Eduardo who really knows how guests like to feel on a holiday.

Monica User Profile
October 2014
We absolutely loved our stay in this Amarante rural house. The setting is out of a story book: these wonderful stone houses overlooking a terraced hillside that land with the river at the bottom. Really beautiful. The house itself was very comfortable, as modern, clean and welcoming on the inside as they were rugged on the outside. The host could not been more helpful and curteous. Eduardo picked us up from the place where we called him (we *did* get a bit lost and confused on the many twisty roads of Portugal), and guided us to the house, then showed us the city center and suggested places to dine. Our stay was most pleasant and peaceful and we used the house as a base to explore the many wonderful sights of the region. We would recommend this place to anyone visiting Amarantes.

Benoit User Profile
August 2017
Ici tout n'est qu'ordre et beauté, luxe, calme et volupté (Baudelaire), c'est un peu ce que l'on ressent devant le paysage, le silence absolu, et le soleil radieux. En plus les fruits, et tomates nous étaient offertes , c'est l'avant goût du jardin d'Éden, du Paradis. Sauf qu'au loin, les pompiers s'agitent pour éteindre un incendie, et nous rappelle ainsi la vraie vie, le combat. Merci à Eduardo et Suzanna pour l'accueil, et leur générosité.

Sebastien User Profile
August 2017
Très bonne semaine et très bon accueil.Eduardo est à l'écoute et réagit vite.La maison est bien équipée et bien exposée.

Marylise User Profile
July 2017
Nous avons passé un très bon séjour. Le cadre est magnifique. La maison très agréable. Les enfants ont beaucoup profité de la piscine.

Anne-Sophie User Profile
July 2017
Maison très agréable. Bien placée pour les visites dans la région de porto. Accueil très chaleureux d'Édouardo.

Mélanie M. User Profile
July 2017
Superbe maison avec une vue magnifique. Endroit paisible avec piscine et jardin très bien aménagé pour les familles. Merci à Eduardo pour son accueil et sa gentillesse à notre arrivé et à sa soeur qui nous a laissé une bouteille de vin et des sucreries de la région.

Porto, PortugalJoined in April 2011
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