Specialist in small-scale holidays for 20 years - Customer rating 9,1 - Member ABTA and SGR

Quinta Vale Porcacho

When I heard about a Dutch-owned ecological estate surrounded by nature in northern Portugal, my enthusiasm was triggered right away. This could only mean one thing: total serenity. Karin and Jan had been waiting for me with a welcome drink. I took a sip and looked around. An old farm spanning 6 hectares with a large mansion and gorgeous granite houses. Such a stunning place.

Karin told me that she and Jan purchased this magnificent piece of Portugal to realise their dream in 2005. Everything here is about ecology and the organic lifestyle. Breakfast consists of organic food, for instance. I asked Karin about her main source of pride and her eyes lit up. She told me all about their ecological swimming pond, the centrepiece of their holiday location.

Once the sun had set, I was surprised with a regional dish prepared by chef Antero and a glass of their very own wine. An absolutely delicious meal. It felt like time had stopped and a weight had been lifted from my shoulders. Jan invited me on a hike around Quinta Vale Porcacho the next day. I couldn't wait...

What can you expect from this address?
  • Rural
  • Enjoy the peace and quiet
  • Committed to sustainability
  • Always a warm welcome

Room type

1-room bungalow (Casa do Forno)
for 1 till 3 persons max. 2 adults and 1 child up to and including 12 year
  • surface circa 35m²
  • number of beds: 2
  • terrace with outdoor furniture: chairs, table
  • television
  • heating
  • (living) room(s): 2 sleeping places (1 x double bed)
  • bathroom with: shower, sink, toilet, bidet, hair dryer
double room (Quarto Laranjeira / Penedo)
for 1 till 3 persons max. 2 adults and 1 child up to and including 12 year
  • surface circa 35m²
  • double bed or single beds
  • terrace with outdoor furniture: chairs, table
  • television
  • radio
  • heating, sitting corner
  • bathroom with: bath and shower, sink, toilet, hair dryer
studio (Casa da Fernanda)
for 1 till 2 persons
  • surface circa 35m²
  • number of beds: 2
  • terrace with outdoor furniture: chairs, sun umbrella, table
  • kitchenette
  • (mini) fridge
  • hotplate
  • (mini)oven
  • coffee machine
  • kettle
  • television
  • radio
  • heating, sitting corner
  • bedroom(s): 1 bedroom
  • 1st bedroom: 2 sleeping places (1 x double bed)
  • bathroom with: bath and shower, sink, toilet, hair dryer




  • Official classification: no classification
  • authentic accommodation
  • no elevator
  • no safe available
  • breakfast area
  • parking
  • wireless internet internet in public area (free of charge), in the room (free of charge)
  • bed linen included, change 1 time per week
  • bath towels included, change: 2 times per week
  • luggage room
  • big garden
  • food establishment: restaurant (reservation necessary)
  • drinking establishment: bar
  • outdoor swimming pool(fresh water, sunbeds, sun umbrella, outdoor furniture)
  • cot
  • children's chair

It's possible at the time of booking due to Covid-19, services and facilities are different than when your holiday begins. As the services and facilities mentioned are subject to change, no rights can be derived from this.

In the area

distance to beach approx. 90 kilometres (sand beach)
distance to centre: approx. 400 metres
distance to lake approx. 18 kilometres
distance to airport approx. 169 kilometres
distance to train station approx. 9 kilometres
nearest (mini) supermarket approx. 600 metres
nearest restaurant approx. 2500 metres
nearest hospital approx. 17 kilometres
located quietly

Northern Portugal is known for

  • Visit various vibrant cities
  • Taste the famous port wine
  • Great natural reserves for hiking and cycling



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