Quinta de Mourães

Lever, Douro
Bed & Breakfast


Wrapped in private grounds, a noble house full of tradition and history with shady terraces and cool rooms. Handy for Oporto.

Bedroom

3 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 1 – 2

The
Experience

The landscape of Portugal’s second city has changed over the centuries but this 50-hectare estate on the banks of the river Uima has stood firm. Rhododendron House has a real feeling of history about it, its 18th century charm and character intact.It takes its name from the well-kept walled garden that surrounds it, which contains a ravishing display of trees and flowers, with hidden courtyards, secret arbours, fountains and waterfalls. There’s a lovely pool too where you can soak up the sun.Continental Breakfasts are taken in the cool of the guest sitting room, or on a nearby terrace in the summer. You’re a 25-minute drive from the city centre for good restaurants and the whole Douro Valley is wine-tasting country.

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We think you'll love

  • The lush garden with all its hidden parts
  • The sense of Portuguese heritage you get in this authentically aristocratic house
  • The proximity to Oporto and the Douro Valley
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Home truths

  • You need to drive into town
  • Some traffic noise can be heard in parts of the garden
  • Caretakers Antonio and Amélia don’t speak English

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Oven
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • 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
4pm - 8pm
Check out
12pm
Closed
Rarely.
Property
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Meals
Restaurants 3km.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €100
Damage deposit
£0
1 Double
From €120
1 Twin
From €120
1 Single
From €100

Reviews

A very relaxing stay in beautiful gardens. Room and bathroom well appointed and serviced daily. Excellent continental breakfast. Antonio speaks quite good English and was very helpful. The entry to the winding private road was hard to find and needs a signpost. Ring just before you arrive so they can guide you in to this secluded grand estate. Well worth a stay.

John and helen, Melbourne

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Location

The neighbourhood

Once you leave the estate, you’ll need a car to get around – the Douro Valley isn’t walking country, but happily it is wine country, and vineyard tours are top of the agenda. The nearest restaurants are 3km away on the far bank of the Douro, but serious eaters head for Oporto. A 25-minute drive gets you to the city centre, with world class restaurants, 1000 years of stunning architecture, and lashings of delicious Port.

Local points of interest from Eduardo Moura e Sá

  • Our gardens feature an large variety of flowers, trees and plants. Rare species of rhododendrons, camellias and azaleas offer a vibrant and colorful scenario.
  • Explore little lakes and ponds that flow through the main gardens with lushing beauty.
  • Stand face to face with many different animal species. From swans and harlequin ducks to geese, pheasants and peacocks, these exotic creatures give life to our gardens.
  • You are just 20 minutes away from Oporto, one of the biggest cities in Portugal, where you can find lots of interesting activities and events.
  • The Douro river, the second biggest river in Portugal, is only 5 km away.
  • If you're a golf fan, you'll find the Oporto Golf Club or the Miramar Golf Club a pleasant experience. It's only 25 minutes away.

Introducing

Eduardo Moura e Sá

Eduardo, friendly and charming, inherited the quinta from his father in 2017, and is gradually restoring the estate’s grounds and buildings. His family have lived here for more than 300 years, and their history is inextricably linked with the house and garden. When Eduardo is not around, friendly caretakers Antonio and Emilia live on site to help you.