House of Gouvães
Meeting the silence
At the top of a hillside, in the village of Gouvães do Douro (near Pinhão, county of Sabrosa), with a breathtaking view of the Douro Vinhateiro valley, we find Casa de Gouvães.
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This rural tourism project was born from the desire to recover a ruin of a typical house of the region that, after a year and a half of construction and restoration, gave rise to an excellent house where shale is a very present element.
The house has capacity for 6 people with 3 suites and is rented in exclusive. You can prepare your meals in the fully equipped kitchen or you can opt for the meals service that the house offers, so you can taste the delicacies of the Douro region without leaving the comfort of your home.
A delicious breakfast is served every day in the living room by Carla, the housekeeper who is always ready to help.
Outside has a nice swimming pool, panoramic terraces, barbecue area and an annex used as a games room, next to the pool.
The views are incredible from either the huge window of the living room or from the balconies of two of the bedrooms or even, imagine, the glazed ceiling of the stairs that connect to the 1 floor of the house.
The decoration of the whole house, was thought to the detail, all the pieces tell a story, creating a atmosphere of the 19th century. Feeling in a true and comfortable family environment.
Around the Hotel
It is also possible to enjoy the stay at Casa de Gouvães to give beautiful walks around the region. On the right bank of the river Douro, very close to the house, we can find the town of Pinhão, which in the 19th century was considered the geographical economic center of the Demarcated region of the Port and where still today are some of the most important Douro farms. From there they left the rabelos boats that transported the Port Wine towards Vila Nova de Gaia. The train station of Pinhão is one of the most beautiful in the country, with nineteenth-century tiles that portray, in perfection the duriense faina and its fantastic landscapes, all the façades of tiles are in perfect condition.
There are several farms that can be visited, such as Quinta das Carvalhas, Quinta de la Rosa or Quinta do Seixo, which offers a beautiful view over the river Douro. On every farm, the visitor will have the opportunity to know their stories, their facilities and to taste their wines.
Another point of obligatory stop is the viewpoint of Casal de Loivos (about 15 minutes from the house), here it is possible to contemplate the wonderful view on the Douro and its slopes. For many the best view of the Douro.
Address: Casa de Gouvães, Central Street, Section 24,
Gouvães do Douro, Sabrosa, Vila Real
Contact: (+ 351) 91 792 13 20