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Forest Garden Estate Holiday House

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Forest Garden Estate Holiday House

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).

Amenities

Essentials
Heating
Iron
Washer

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds

House Rules

No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 12PM (noon)
Check out by 12PM (noon)

Availability

21 Reviews

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Andres User Profile
AndresAugust 2018
Marvelous place to relax and enjoy nature, and a good base from which to explore the area. Ideal if you're traveling with kids
Marko User Profile
MarkoJuly 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 bein…
Kate User Profile
KateJuly 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…
Alice User Profile
AliceJuly 2016
Fantastic place and people! We came back with great pleasure! It is just a little paradise for all the family!
Wendy User Profile
WendyAugust 2015
We absolutely loved staying here for 5 nights! Victoria, Ian and Stephanie were fabulous hosts, with loads of knowledge of their eco friend…
Maria User Profile
Response from MariaAugust 2015
Thank you very much! Hope to see you again. Victoria , Ian , Stephanie
Ad User Profile
AdAugust 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 adre…
Judith User Profile
JudithJuly 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 …

The neighbourhood

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Porto, PortugalJoined in January 2013
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21 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.
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