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Forest Garden Estate Holiday House

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Forest Garden Estate Holiday House

4 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
4 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
Great check-in experience100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.
Great location100% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.

The space

The Forest Garden Estate is an old family, 22 acre property that promotes environmentally sustainable practices and is the home to horses and a large variety of plants, including a wide range of camellias, dozens of which line several of its fields. The property is approximately an hour away from Porto, Portugal's second largest city, and the Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport.

The Summer House - often referred to as the Writer's Cottage due to its peaceful, old-world ambience - is a recently restored space that is still in keeping with its original characteristics (e.g. stone walls and wooden ceilings). It has two bedrooms (1 Double Room & 1 Twin Room) one bathroom with a shower and a kitchen, which still has its original stone stove. The cottage is supplied with bed linen, towels and the following appliances: freezer, fridge, washing machine, microwave, iron and board and toaster.

The House's surrounding scenery includes garden and forest settings (the combination of which resulted in the name 'Forest Garden Estate') as well as a river running through the property, providing all the elements necessary for a relaxing, nature-friendly experience. To make this retreat time all the more authentic, the House does not include TV or wireless Internet access. However, the House is very close to the city of Celorico de Basto (5 minute drive or 15 minute walk), where there are several supermarkets, restaurants, cafés and a library, where one can access the internet for free. Also in town, you can expect to find a traditional Saturday market where you can find all kinds of different products (fruit, vegetables, locally produced olive oil as well as clothes, shoes, etc).

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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds

House Rules

No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 12PM (noon)
Check out by 12PM (noon)


20 Reviews

Marko User Profile
July 2017
This place is so amazing and also the owners Victoria and Ian. We only spent 5 days there, but next time for sure longer! It felt like being friends for a long time. Ian showed us the large property and explained all the plants and so many background knowledge about them. All ou…
Kate User Profile
July 2017
We had a wonderful stay at Victoria, Stephanie and Ian's property in the beautiful Douro countryside and were very sad to leave! The grounds in which the property lies (woodlands, fruit trees, vineyards and a river complete with waterfalls) were breathtaking, offering the perfect…
Alice User Profile
July 2016
Fantastic place and people! We came back with great pleasure! It is just a little paradise for all the family!
Wendy User Profile
August 2015
We absolutely loved staying here for 5 nights! Victoria, Ian and Stephanie were fabulous hosts, with loads of knowledge of their eco friendly farm the surrounding areas. They even went so far as to bake a special birthday cake for me! We will absolutely have fond memories of t…
Maria User Profile
Response from Maria:
Thank you very much! Hope to see you again. Victoria , Ian , Stephanie
August 2015
Ad User Profile
August 2014
If you like nature, horses and rest and above all Hospitallity, you have to visit this place. Actually we used on this vacation several adresses but this one gave us the most special and precious experience. A warm, friendly and interesting family worth to get known. A romanti…
Judith User Profile
July 2014
The house is located in the middle of nature, in a beautiful environment! We enjoyed it very much to walk in the forest and to swim in the river and the swimming pool. We played table football, ate dinner and breakfast on "our" terrasse and had the wonderful free-running horses …
Leonie User Profile
July 2014
The owners were very kind and picked us up from the village so we could find our way to their lovely cottage. We had a great time in a lovely situated location. The owners were very kind and were always willing to tell us how to get to certain places we wanted to see. The mornin…

Hosted by Maria

Porto, PortugalJoined in January 2013
Maria User Profile
20 Reviews
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Sou professora de História. A quinta de Celorico pertence à minha famÍlia há várias gerações. Sou casada com um professor inglês. Tenho duas filhas adultas.
Languages: English, Français, Português
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a day
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