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Idilic Farmhouse Quinta Da Fontoura - Aveiro - Center Portugal

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Last updated: 04/11/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Buarcos bed and breakfast description

Old charming farmhouse, belongs to the family, 4th generation, since the 19th century, comfortable and cosy, rent their own main house and suites, all integrated in the country and woods environment in Central of Portugal, near Aveiro city town known as “Venice of Portugal”.
The farmhouse has capacity to accommodate, until 12 persons, very comfortable in three different rental options:
• The Grand Parents Suite, 2 persons – In the main house for a single couple with a double bedroom and private bath, fire place and a living room, heart of the house, has independent access.
• The Cabanal Suite, 2 persons plus 2 children - A studio for a single couple or with two children has its own bath and large living room also with independent access.
• The Guest´s rooms, 6 persons - A three bedroom configuration area with a shared bathroom has the capacity for 3 couples, one of them has two single beds and two others have double beds, form a zone with an independent access to the patios. These rooms are integrated in the main house, but don´t have private living room, although a common living is available. This option can also be rented together with the grandparents suite since they can be directly connected as a unique unit.
“Quinta da Fontoura” is easily reached driving 1 hour drive from Oporto airport, and 3 hours drive from Lisbon airport.
The magnificent biologic swimming pool and a lake, with 700 square meters, are feed with fresh water from its own natural water source, in the middle of farm woods with 3 acres offers a multi variety of very old trees, gardens and plenty cosy spaces to rest and quite a very comfortable holidays.
On demand you can take the traditional gastronomic meals, lunches or dinners for all family, served inside of the farmhouse in any of the many wonderful and romantic corners of the farm, close to the swimming pool, in the country, or even in the woods in an idyllic environment, at very reasonable rates of 15 Euros a complete meal for an adult, wine included and special rates for children.
Daily breakfasts at the “mangedoura”, bed linens, towels for bath and for swimming as well as the cleaning once a week are included in the weekly rates. There are no extra or hidden costs.
Cable TV is available. Internet access is also available by WIFI in all farm area, with exception of the woods.
In the area around you can take many different tours, we are able to advise you some organized and optimized tours to do by yourself. Chariots tours and horse riding lessons are available on the request close to the farmhouse. Car rental is recommended to explore all around, beaches “Cost Nova”, landscapes, traditional and small villages and fishing harbours, and the secular boat trips call “moliceiros”, name of the very old boats for harvesting of algae from the river “Ria de Aveiro” for fertilizing agriculture fields.
If you are looking for a rest and quite holidays, the Quinta da Fontoura can offer to you a wonderful option, since all social and leisure activities is developed inside in private idyllic and peaceful environment.
Swimming in the biological pool with current water directly from its source in the wood, is unforgettable experience. Purity and natural pH value allows you take a wonderful bath of soft water.
The area around town Aveiro, called silver coast, is full of activities and things to do, since there are a wide variety of wines and gastronomic options, sports and fishing activities in the river and sea as well as caves, restaurants and night life.

Property Type

      • Farmhouse

      Accommodation Type

      • Bed And Breakfast
      • Guest House
      • Bed & Breakfast


      • Catering Available
      • Breakfast - Included In Price
      • Lunch - Booking Possible
      • Dinner - Booking Possible

      Onsite Services

          • Staff


          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Children Welcome
          • Smoking Allowed
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13, Beds for 10-13

          • Cabanal Suite: 1 double, 2 child bed

            This studio has a large living area.We can add 2 single beds...moreless

          • Guest room 2: 1 double


          • Guest room 3: 2 twin/ single


          • Guest room 1: 1 double


          • Grand Parents: 1 queen

            Suite has a Veranda like living where we can add 1 extra bed...moreless

          • Cot is available for any option room at no extra costs.

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          • Cabanal Bathroom: toilet, shower, bidet


          • Grand Parents bathroom: toilet, shower, bidet


          • Guests Bathroom : toilet, combination tub/shower, bidet


          • Towels are included in the rates.

          Other Amenities

              • The car parking is inside of the property. Washing clothes is available on request. Daily breakfast is included in the rates. On demand you can take some snacks and traditional gastronomic meals, lunches or dinners for all family, served inside of the farmhouse in any of the many wonderful and romantic corners of the farm, close to the swimming pool, in the country, or even in the woods in an idyllic environment, at very reasonable rates of 20 Euros a complete meal for an adult, wine included, and special rates for children. We can provide horse rides on demand....moreless


              • Games:

                Board Games and Foosball....moreless

              • Satellite / Cable
              • DVD Player
              • Foosball
              • Toys
              • Television
              • Stereo


              • Romantic
              • Family


                  • Necessary


                  • Winery Tours
                  • Cinemas
                  • Caves
                  • Arboretum
                  • Restaurants
                  • Forests
                  • Museums
                  • Churches
                  • Marina
                  • Autumn Foliage
                  • Playground

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Walking
                  • Gambling Casinos
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Eco Tourism

                  local services and businesses

                  • Groceries
                  • Laundromat
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Hospital

                  Location Type

                  • Village
                  • Rural

                  sports and adventure activities

                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Sailing
                  • Surfing
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Golf
                  • Fishing

                  breakfast meal type

                      • Included In Price

                      catering options

                          • Catering Available


                          • Child's Highchair
                          • Dining:

                            Breakfast is included. We can serve lunch, diner and snacks on demand....moreless

                          • Dining Area

                          dinner meal type

                              • Booking Possible


                              • Hair Dryer
                              • Clothes Dryer
                              • Air Conditioning:

                                In the living...moreless

                              • Linens Provided:

                                Linens changed once a week and on demand...moreless

                              • Internet:

                                Wireless in all unit and comon guest places, including livings and gardens. exception for the wood. ...moreless

                              • Towels Provided:

                                Towels changed once a week and on demand...moreless

                              • Washing Machine:

                                Wachmachine available in the property. We can make laundry for you...moreless

                              • Fireplace:

                                In Grand Parents Suite...moreless

                              • Parking
                              • Heating
                              • Living Room

                              lunch meal type

                                  • Booking Possible


                                  • Bicycles:

                                    We can provide bicycles for you on demand...moreless

                                  • Lawn / Garden:

                                    The property has enormous areas of gardens and grass....moreless

                                  • Outdoor Grill

                                  Pool / Spa

                                      • Private Pool:

                                        A large biological pool about 200 m2 for swiming is available for all guests...moreless

                                      property descriptor

                                          • Detached


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                                          • An absolute joy

                                            An absolute joy

                                            • Guest Anonymous
                                            • Date of stay 09/29/13
                                            • Review Submitted 04/01/14
                                            We could not have asked for a more caring owner - he was truly enthusiastic to ensure that our stay at his property was really enjoyable. His pride in the property was fully justified - it was really lovely. Marta who runs the business on a day to day basis was the perfect hostess - nothing was too much trouble - she's a real treasure! Their cook produced superb local dishes which were beautifully presented, a sheer delight to eat and which were accompanied by truly enjoyable local wines - all at very good prices. Our stay there was brilliant. A big thank you to everyone at the Quinta da Fontoura. We would happily go there again.

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                                          • Beautiful, peaceful and relaxing Quinta.

                                            Beautiful, peaceful and relaxing Quinta.

                                            • Guest Jackie H.
                                            • Date of stay 08/06/13
                                            • Review Submitted 08/19/13
                                            We stayed here for 3 nights in August with our 2 teenage children. We were in the Cabanal suite which has one bedroom, a bathroom and large living area. Extra beds were put in the living room for the children. We didn't spend much time in our suite as the grounds are so spectacular - so many spaces to sit and read and relax.. Our teenagers enjoyed lying in the hammocks and swimming in the natural pool. We loved the breakfasts served in the courtyard with an enormous selection of breads, pastries, fruit and fresh fruit juice and coffee. Marta was a wonderful host to us, providing for our every need. We also enjoyed two evening meals there which were lovely. A great place to stay when visiting Aveiro and the beaches, or just relax at the Quinta itself.

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                                          • The most wonderful holiday experience, ever.

                                            The most wonderful holiday experience, ever.

                                            • Guest judith l. (-)
                                            • Date of stay 04/13/13
                                            • Review Submitted 04/23/13
                                            Where do I start? We arrived outside a beautiful manor/farmhouse with huge double doors leading us into an inner courtyard. The area was awash with flowers, all grown on the farm, the floral arrangements in huge urns, jugs, vases, could have been the work of a professional but were instead, the handiwork of the wonderful Cer. We were greeted by Marta who runs the entire business on behalf of the owner. Marta made us feel so at home, immediately, nothing was too much trouble. We were shown to the Cabanol Suite, WOW!!!!! All I can say is delightful, wonderful. That night we ate outside in the converted cows byre, you should see it, it is a place for lovers. What is not clear on the website is that there are 2 suites, and then there are separate bedrooms in the main farmhouse for B&B, ideal if travelling with a large family or Grandparents. A breakfast to rival a 5* hotel is provided with fresh orange juice from the trees in the lovely gardens. Cer, cooks traditional Portugese specialities and I came away with a recipe for one of her puddings, I will call it "Cer Pudding". We ate in several times a week, Cer is the cook, we had 5 courses ranging in price from about 20 to 25€ per person including a full bottle of wine!!!! The food is excellent, lots of fresh fish and meat cooked in a traditional way, we took away wonderful memories of the food. I haven't said much about Marta, well the wonderful Marta ensured our holiday was everything we had hoped for and more. She would pop up to the natural (biologic pool) with a tray of coffee and when peckish a sandwich that was big enough for 2 people filled with fresh salad, cheese and ham. On some afternoons we had a chilled bottle of white chilled wine, delicious and an hour or so in the hammock was required to sleep after that! Marta and Cer are a team, I left with a lump in my throat. Now to Alberto, the owner, what a wonderful, kind man, so thoughtful, he loves his farm and it shows, his love is evident in all the same touches throughout, showing memories of his parents and grandparents who owned the property before him. Thank you Alberto and also for helping me to get my riding gear on; I had trouble with the gaiters. Even if you are a beginner, you must try it, well schooled horses are available. Finally, we will be back, we left happier, healthier and more relaxed than we can remember, thank you Marta, Cer and Alberto.

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                                          • A piece of paradise

                                            A piece of paradise

                                            • Guest tilde p.
                                            • Date of stay 07/22/13
                                            • Review Submitted 12/30/13
                                            This bed and breakfast is a little piece of paradise. We have fully enjoyed our holiday at Quinta da Fontoura. The place is beautifully situated in a rural location overlooking the small town, forest and hilly terrain. Quinta da Fontoura is a beautiful old winecourt with flowers, old fruit trees, cozy seating in green surroundings, a beautiful biological pool, hammocks in the shade of trees and a small forest. This is a place you can only enjoy. We were greeted by a friendly, helpful and service-minded staff and throughout our stay they arranged for delicious breakfast, dinner and something cold at the pool when needed. We were at Quinta da Fontoura with our two boys aged 2 and 5 and we all enjoyed our lovely holiday.

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                                          • Un rincón del paraíso

                                            Un rincón del paraíso

                                            • Guest Antonio D.
                                            • Date of stay 08/31/13
                                            • Review Submitted 03/21/14
                                            Estuvimos una semana en la Suite Cabañal con nuestros dos hijos de 11 y 14 años, y todo, absolutamente todo, fue perfecto. El trato y la amabilidad de Alberto, Marta y Ceu fueron excepcionales e hicieron que nos sintiéramos en todo momento como si estuviéramos en casa. La finca es maravillosa y cada rincón de la propiedad está cuidado hasta el máximo detalle, siendo la piscina biológica el principal atractivo, sobre todo cuando se va con niños. Pasear por su bosque, disfrutando de la gran cantidad de especies arbóreas que alberga, no puede ser más agradable. No se me ocurre un alojamiento mejor y sin lugar a dudas es el mejor en el que hemos estado nunca. Nuestra más sincera felicitación para Alberto por tan excelente propiedad. Estoy seguro de que volveremos a vernos.

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                                          • Feliz estancia

                                            Feliz estancia

                                            • Guest Susana .
                                            • Date of stay 03/28/13
                                            • Review Submitted 05/25/13
                                            Permanecimos en la finca tres días, el tiempo no nos acompañó demasiado, pero al final no nos hubiera importado alargar la estancia puesto que resultó ser muy agradable, no solo por las bondades de la zona si no también por la amabilidad y la buena disposición de los que allí trabajan y de Alberto, su propietario. La casa está rehabilitada con mucho gusto y es muy amplia. Los desayunos y las cenas fueron exquisitos: zumos realizados con naranjas recién recolectadas, mermeladas y postres caseros, productos de la zona muy bien elaborados... en fin una delicia. Nos sorprendió la vegetación de toda la finca así como las flores naturales en jarrones por todos los rincones de la casa. Alberto nos recomendó amablemente lugares, no dejó de preocuparse para que no pasáramos frío y para que todo fuera correcto, nos enseñó el bosque, nos contó curiosidades de la finca, pero en todo momento sin inmiscuirse en nuestros momentos de descanso. Podemos recomendar sinceramente la casa a todos aquellos que busquen tranqulidad, buena cocina, amabilidad, buen gusto...y si quieren.... conversación.

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                                          • un excellent choix

                                            un excellent choix

                                            • Guest odile d.
                                            • Date of stay 07/21/13
                                            • Review Submitted 08/26/13
                                            Nous avons choisi cette chambre d'hôtes pour son calme et sa situation, et nous n'avons pas été déçus ! L'accueil a été irréprochable, le cadre est magnifique, la piscine biologique est très agréable. Les repas sont savoureux et copieux, avec le souci de nous faire découvrir la gastronomie et les vins portugais. Petit bémol (mais nous avions été prévenus lors de la réservation) : il y a eu un mariage sur le site pendant notre séjour, et cela a limité notre possibilité d'utiliser les équipements.

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                                          • genieten in een heerlijke oase ... een aanrader!

                                            genieten in een heerlijke oase ... een aanrader!

                                            • Guest evelyne d.
                                            • Date of stay 08/11/13
                                            • Review Submitted 08/22/13
                                            We verbleven drie nachten in de Cabanal Suite van Quinta de Fontoura, maar voor ons (2 volwassenen + 2 kinderen van 7 en 10 jaar) had dat nog veel langer mogen duren ... We genoten met volle teugen van de heerlijke tuin(en), het beste zwembad ooit, het bos, de rust, de luxe van de suite, maar vooral van de goeie zorgen van de twee gastvrouwen Martha en Sem: ze brachten ons ongevraagd een drankje aan het zwembad, wasten en streken (!) onze kleren (die heerlijk roken, nu nog steeds! Wat is je geheim, Sem?) en bereidden twee heerlijke diners voor ons, waarbij ze erin slaagden om zelfs de kinderen enthousiast te krijgen en dat is écht een prestatie :-)! Dit is/was écht vakantie! We vertelden onze familie, vrienden en kennissen over deze quinta, maar wilden ook niet nalaten om op deze site een berichtje te laten: deze plek is een must en bovendien een ideale uitvalsbasis om Aveiro, de kust, Porto, Coimbra en andere te bezoeken, of gewoon te relaxen ter plekke. Je wordt er met open armen ontvangen. Ja, wij komen alvast terug! En hopelijk snel! Muito obrigada! E até logo em Portugal ou na Bélgica. Sempre bem-vindos! Evelyne, Laurent, Jules en Titus.

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                                          Rental basis: Per property
                                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                                          Midle Season
                                          Apr 1 - May 31, 2014
                                          3 night min stay

                                          High Season
                                          Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2014
                                          3 night min stay

                                          Midle Season
                                          Sep 1 - Oct 31, 2014
                                          3 night min stay

                                          Low Season
                                          Nov 1 - Mar 31, 2015
                                          3 night min stay


                                          Additional information about rental rates


                                          • Taxes Not included


                                          Rental Details:

                                          Per week (7 nights):

                                          Cabanal Unit - Low season: 450€ / Middle season: 500€ / High season: 550€

                                          * Two extra beds possible - 50€ each.

                                          Grand Parents Unit - L. season: 450€ / M. season: 500€ / H.season: 550€

                                          * One extra bed possible - 50€.

                                          Guest Rooms Units - L. season: 600€ / M. season: 700€ / H. season: 800€

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                                          Last updated: 04/11/2014
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                                          • Nearest Airport: Lisbon 250 Km; Oporto 50 Km at 60 Kilometres
                                          • Nearest Train: Aveiro at 15 Kilometres
                                          • Nearest Motorway: A1 at 8 km & A25 at 5 Km at 5 Kilometres
                                          • Nearest Beach: Costa Nova at 20 Kilometres
                                          • Nearest Ski: Serra da Estrela at 150 Kilometres
                                          • Nearest Golf: Curia at 25 Kilometres

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                                          • Patios


                                          • Mangedoura


                                          • Casa do Forno

                                            Casa do Forno

                                          • Biologic SwimmingPool

                                            Biologic SwimmingPool

                                          • Biologic Lac and SwimmingPool

                                            Biologic Lac and SwimmingPool

                                          • Grand Parents sleeping room

                                            Grand Parents sleeping room

                                          • Guest Rooms

                                            Guest Rooms

                                          • Guest Rooms

                                            Guest Rooms

                                          • Old threshing floor

                                            Old threshing floor

                                          • Gardens & Corners

                                            Gardens & Corners

                                          • Farm Woods

                                            Farm Woods

                                          • Patios


                                          • Patios


                                          • Breakfast at Mangedoura

                                            Breakfast at Mangedoura

                                          • Biologic SwimmingPool

                                            Biologic SwimmingPool

                                          • Cabanal sleeping room

                                            Cabanal sleeping room

                                          • Cabanal living

                                            Cabanal living

                                          • Grand Parents living

                                            Grand Parents living

                                          • Guest Rooms

                                            Guest Rooms

                                          • Guest Rooms bathroom

                                            Guest Rooms bathroom

                                          • Gardens & Corners

                                            Gardens & Corners

                                          • Biological SwimmingPool

                                            Biological SwimmingPool

                                          • Farm woods

                                            Farm woods

                                          €64 - €79 per night (EUR)

                                          5 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                                          Sleeps 13

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                                          Minimum stay: 3 nights
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