Casa da Levada

Amarante, Douro
Bed & Breakfast


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

Bedroom

5 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2

The
Experience

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.

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Credit cards
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
Flexible
Check out
Flexible
Booking restrictions
Pets by arrangement.
Closed
Rarely.
Property
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Meals
Dinner, 3 courses with wine, €25. Restaurants 2-15km.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €75
Surcharges
Singles €60-€72.
1 Twin
From €75
1 Double
From €75
3 Twins
From €75

Reviews

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.

Dale

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.

Rosamond

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.

Dale

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Location

The neighbourhood

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.