With a privileged view of the Douro and Bestança River, the Douro Studio is located in the picturesque village of Pias, at the foot of the Bestança valley and the Serra do Montemuro. With capacity for 3 people, the Douro Studio has a fully equipped kitchenette, a double bed, a sofa bed, an entrance hall and a complete bathroom. It also has access to hi-fi and free private parking on site. It has a magnificent balcony, facing the river and a barbecue.
“Douro Studio a little slice of heaven! If you are looking for a quiet retreat in the Douro Valley. This could be the place for you. The photos are very accurate. It is in a remote location so you will need a car and the GPS coordinates to find it. The patio has amazing views of the river valley. The unit is well equipped, although the mattress on the bed was a wee bit uncomfortable. The bathroom is located downstairs so if you have mobility issues you might reconsider. Joaquin and Christina were great hosts. We were only there one night and brought supplies for dinner which we cooked in the unit! We enjoyed a glass of wine and tapas on the patio watching the sunset! Thanks for hosting us!”
The Sundial House is magnificent, although we are suspect in this assessment. The Pias is the most loving villages in this region and the river Bestança is really nice. The area has a rich and attractive natural and cultural offer, but the village is quiet if you want to hear the silence. Can not come in the summer? Try it out in the winter. The fireplace to snuggle and the snow outside. In this house, with large spaces, designed by history, you will find the ideal place to recover the natural pulse of time.
“This place was beyond anything I imagined. The house itself was large, beautiful, and well appointed. It felt like stepping into a part of history. The town is small and sweet, and the walk from the road to the house isn’t difficult. The standout here is the hospitality. We were greeted by a wonderful welcome committee to make sure that we had everything we needed. Throughout our stay Margarita kept bringing over food - lemons, potatoes, oranges. And items for our two year old (a baby pillow, a blender for his food). So wonderful. We felt like we were staying with family (in all the good ways). Location is great. Cinfaes has two good size grocery stores and several decent restaurants (our fave was the pizza place- so much more than pizza! Try the mixed grill). The area has wonderful hiking trails and the natural pools at the river are fantastic. You can walk there from the apartment (just head downhill). And are shallow enough for our toddler and deep enough in spots to jump in from the cliff. We spent hours here. You are about an hour from Regua (take the train! Or drive the breathtaking 222. We visited several wineries - Pacheco was our fave. Overall a wonderful home base for any Douro vacation. Especially kid friendly. Loved every minute ”
The house is situated in a small and quiet village, just 10 minutes drive from Cinfães. On the border of Ladário Park and close to the Valley of Ribeira Reguenga, the house is the perfect starting point to discover Cinfães, a gate of Douro Valley
“Wonderful host, amazing house, unforgettable environment! So much nature and kindness at the same time. We felt 100% at home with an extra of adventure and fun! Thank you so much, Paulo! We will come back!”