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Bed & Breakfast

Casa da Levada - Bed & Breakfast in Douro

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Travanca do Monte, Cx. 715 Bustelo, 4600-530 Amarante, Douro
Northern Portugal, Portugal

Luis & Maria Vasconcelos do Lago Mota

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+351 255 433833(landline)

+351 936 472946(mobile)

A true gem - sleep in a small hillside castle, share delicious communal meals, walk or cycle to the beautiful waterfalls nearby...

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The crenellated tower is visible as you wind along the cobbled track into this ancient hilltop village, perched high with mountain views. Levada is really a small castle in a settlement built of rough-hewn, moss-covered granite blocks where people and animals still live cheek-by-jowl; Luis's family has been here for 300 years and it's a gem. Rough wooden doors open to reveal a goat, a pair of oxen, the sheaves of corn stacked around a tree trunk to dry: scenes from centuries past. Luis and Maria, she a retired English teacher, are caring hosts with a lively sense of humour. Bedrooms have granite walls, wooden ceilings, beams and sisal floors; the Tower Room has a balcony; the bathroom of the Poet's Room is reached via a trapdoor in the floor! The sitting room is comfortable, the dining room is barn-like, with an oval table at which everyone eats together: the food's delicious, the wine and conversation flow. Find bikes, trampoline, a small pool and a river beach here, and beautiful waterfalls nearby. Up the hill, past the water mills, is a bleak hilltop with great boulders and dolmens – amazing.

Children welcome
Suitable for guests with children aged 3 and over.
English spoken
Host speaks English, whether perfectly or not.
Wireless internet access available.
Working farm
Or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Swimming pool
On the premises.
Vegetarian meals
Available on request.
Babies welcome
Suitable for guests with a baby or toddler under 3.

Local points of interest from Luis & Maria Vasconcelos do Lago Mota:

Local points of interest from
Luis & Maria Vasconcelos do Lago Mota:

  • Casa Levada is prone to artists. Lately it has been housing Plein Air Painting and Photograph Workshops in the Summer
  • Casa da Levada is the family for more than 300 years
  • In the village there is one only shop where you can find everything from farming tools to food items
  • You're a 20-minute walk from the ancient roman monument , a very complete Dolmen. Explore the mountain and appretiate the womderful view around you.
  • Amarante is 15km away and there you can taste delicious and varied local food and all sort of wonderful wines.
Points of interest

Guest feedback
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"Casa da Levada holds charm, history, hospitality and panoramic views in a warm embrace. Maria and Luis are people people; friendly, knowledgeable and discrete. Their home becomes your center of gravity while visiting Northern Portugal. As an artist who stays annually at the 'Casa' this is my favorite and special place to paint or photograph. Go and be charmed."


July 2015
"Welcoming, comfortable, every detail covered, lovely food, warm and memorable hospitality. Luis gave us wonderful background to the area and the traditions. A lovely area and well worth exploring."
October 2014
"Much to be enthusiastic about and why I have come back 4 times: the Hosts, the home, the hamlet, the charm of the rugged vast scenery, the warmth of Maria and Luis, the hard working and friendly citizens of Travanca...all add to making this place a favorite place to paint and photograph landscape. "
July 2014
"Our second visit to this wonderful hotel in the mountains. Everything was just as we remembered it, particularly Maria and Luis, who were as welcoming as anyone could be! The rooms, food, wine and ambience all get full marks. Sally Knowles"
August 2010

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  • 1 Double
  • , 4 Twins
Price:(i) 75 to90 per night

Singles €60-€72.

Booking info:

Pets by arrangement.


Dinner, 3 courses with wine, €25. Restaurants 2-15km.




Travanca do Monte, Cx. 715 Bustelo, 4600-530 Amarante, Douro

B&B 1 Double room
Price: (i) 75 to 90 per night
B&B 3 Twin rooms
Price: (i) 75 to 90 per night
B&B 1 Twin room
Separate bath.
Price: (i) 75 to 90 per night

Luis & Maria Vasconcelos do Lago Mota

Visit website

+351 255 433833(landline)

+351 936 472946(mobile)