This modern property is perched on a hillside in the lush, green countryside of northern Portugal. If you love the finer things – wine, food, peace and relaxation by the pool – this is a great destination to unwind and pamper yourself.
Valley Hideaway Vouzela, Portugal
This property was created for guests who love nature and relaxation. Surrounded in the lush vegetation of the Vouga Valley, it is a large, minimalist space, with strong lines and large windows overlooking acres of greenery.
While interiors are elegant and feature an eclectic mixture of modern and and vintage furnishings, it’s the outside world which defines this property. Set in acres of green gardens, the hotel has a heated outdoor pool, bar and showers, a playground for basketball, football and tennis, as well as stables. Whether you want to play games, ride horses, paraglide, hike or bike along trails, the owners are willing and able to make it happen.
The hotel has three suites. The first has a a queen-size bed, a bathtub with Jacuzzi, and a private balcony. The other two have twin beds, showers and private terraces. All have air conditioning, safe-deposit boxes, coffee/tea makers and minibars.
The hotel has no restaurant, but lunches, snacks and dinners are available upon request and will be prepared in local restaurants, using regional recipes and products.
The hotel was created with a sustainable ethos, using natural materials such as wood and stone. Energy is produced via solar panels and energy-saving lamps are used throughout the property. Rainwater and water from creek that runs through the property are retained in stone tanks and used for irrigation. The hotel has recently partnered with Tesla for a branded electric charging station for guest use.
This small hotel is located in the Vouga Valley, which is known for its gastronomy and thermal waters. The 15th-century village of Vouzela is 2.5km away and home to beautiful old houses, a pretty parish church, and an old railway bridge over the Zela River. Local gastronomic delicacies include Vitela de Lafões (roasted veal) and the dessert Pastéis de Vouzela.
Vouzela, Portugal. Nearest airport: Francisco Sá Carneiro/Oporto (102km).
BEST TIME TO VISIT
April to September is the best period to visit, and Fall is the most beautiful.
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Valley Hideawayfrom €104/ nt
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