The estate of Quinta dos Murças is located on the right bank of the Douro River in northern Portugal. This quinta for 10 people is surrounded by the green landscape of rolling hills, fruit trees and vineyards. Quinta dos Murças is a family farm where wine and olive oil are made and where guests can experience the daily life of the estate. In an authentic and hidden setting, you can enjoy exclusive tastings, walks along the Douro, picnics and boat trips on the river. The estate is a wonderful hideaway that invites you to relax and get to know Portuguese culture.
Quinta dos Murças consists of the main house, a shop, a wine cellar and a cellar with wine barrels. The main house has 5 bedrooms, each with a unique appearance and beautiful views of the Douro valley. The interior is a tribute to the rich history of the quinta: the original wallpaper, antique wooden furniture, vintage decorations and a soft colour palette create a warm and homely atmosphere. You will immediately feel welcome here. The spacious living room is a nice place to gather and the dining room is perfect for long dinners. Dive into the kitchen or let a private chef take care of your food. On warm summer evenings, the outdoor terrace overlooking the river is perfect for al-fresco dining.
Outside, you will find the distinctive whitewashed exterior walls and the beautiful green surroundings. As the house is located a bit higher on the hill and the living areas are on the first floor, it feels like you are floating above the river. The swimming pool with green lawn and sun beds is a very nice place to relax after a day on the estate. On the ground floor of the quinta is a special room where wine tastings are given. You can take a guided tour through the vineyards and then put your new knowledge to use during a wine tasting. Quinta dos Murças is situated in an exceptional and hidden place and is therefore ideal for those who want to escape and are looking for a special experience.
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The area around Quinta dos Murças is best known for its excellent wine region and the beautiful Douro River. You can fly to Porto (120 km) and drive to the house on the winding N22 road along the river. Alternatively, you can take the train from Porto to the idyllic station of Covelinhas, a 1 minute walk from the house. A stay at Quinta dos Murças can therefore also be perfectly combined with a visit to the bustling city of Porto.
The house is quietly located, so a car is useful if you want to discover the surroundings. The nearest village, Peso da Régua, with restaurants, cafes and supermarkets is a 20-minute drive away. Here you will also find the Museo do Douro, where you can learn more about this special region of Portugal. Other nice places in the area are: Lamego (20 km), Pinhão (28 km) and Vila Real (30 km).
Driving along the river, small villages will take you back to the culture of the country. Stop in one of the charming villages for lunch or dinner. You can also visit one of the idyllic wine estates for a tour and a wine or port tasting. Each wine estate produces very different wines, so it is highly recommended to visit several wine estates in the area. The area is also excellent for walking and cycling. Of course, you can also admire the surroundings from the water. From the river, the hills of the valley look very different and you will see the many vineyards and small villages. The owners of the estate have a boat that can take you, for example, to the restaurants on the other side of the river. In some places, you can also renta kayak or a SUP-board.
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