Perched on the slopes of its own 4 acre wooded valley, QBV is a traditional Portuguese smallholding now fully renovated. Tasteful traditional Portuguese touches and lots of modern well equipped flourishes results in a stylish unique holiday base. The Mediterranean is where wine was made now the 51sqm spacious queen studio oozes luxury wine filled character -original wine press, wine box clad breakfast bar, custom walk in shower with exposed barn stone walls, full kitchen and garden.
Historically the wine was pressed, made and stored in this barn and being faithful to its origins we have maintained the character of the building by using the original wine press as a roof beam support. The wine loved the thick stone walls and you will too, as now they are exposed features in both the kitchen and bathroom giving a very romantic feel. Although designed as a studio to maximise the views there is loads of space - 51 sq metres with a full gourmet kitchen (fridge and freezer, full oven, 4 ring gas hob, Dolce Gusto coffee maker, kettle, toaster) breakfast bar, private bathroom with custom walk in shower. Queen sized iron bed with luxury linens, dressing table and wardrobe then stone steps lead down to a small sunken lounge/entrance with small dining table positioned to maximise the valley views through the ceiling to floor glass windows. A private entrance gives you lots of private outdoor space too with a stone terrace and outdoor dining table, bbq area and mature garden with access to the 4 acre wooded valley of QBV.
Each quintinha has their own garden spaces but the 4 acre wooded valley is open for all to roam in and there are lots of trails meandering off.
Interaction with guests
We also live on site in another converted barn and are only too happy to help provide as much or as little interaction as you want. We love the fact that each farm building has a different orientation allowing everyone to have their own privacy when they want it or gather in the central courtyard if feeling social.
Other things to note
We have 2 rescue dogs - Scrabble and Bingo. Both are overly friendly black lab crosses - one more retriever, the other more a pointer. They aren't roaming freely all the time, but are not averse to joining you on your walks if you want them to go too!
License or registration number34659/AL
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We obviously love animals and welcome well behaved pets in SOME of our quintinhas (dependent on occupancy levels) with a one off additional cleaning charge.
We have designed our quintanhas as homes rather than rentals as reflected in the homely comforts and quality of all the linens, furnishings and inventory. These are the very homes that our family stay in and we would expect that our guests would recognise this and respect it. We don't allow our dog to sit on the furniture or join us in our bed and would request that you don't either.
QBV is a non smoking small holding. There is plenty of outdoor space if you must.
Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 24 hours of your trip and the first night is non-refundable.
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After living, cruising and working together on sailboats as Captain and Chef we have finally made landfall in Portugal. Much as we loved our life afloat we adore having the space to roam in our own wooded valley and feel the peace and tranquility at QBV has parallels with the freedom of ocean living too. We have named all the accommodations after bodies of water we have sailed in and although QBV is definitely a country dwelling, the ocean is only 20 minutes away.