Rural tourism is a great way to relax and wind down from the routine. The North of Portugal has amazing locations and excellent options to escape the hustle and bustle of the city.
See the list that Excelente has gathered with the 10 best rural tourism venues in the North, based on the evaluation of Booking users, and set off on the discovery!
Casa Valxisto is situated in the preserved village of Quintandona, in the municipality of Penafiel. This house is close to the Paço Monastery and the Bread Museum. One of the aspects most appreciated by tourists is the house's breakfast which is served in bed.
If you are looking for a quiet but at the same time cultural stay, this is the ideal space, as Casa Valxisto is surrounded by several historical monuments. You also have the possibility of cycling, hiking and picnics in the surrounding 2.5 acres. The house has an outdoor infinity pool and a beautiful granary, as well as farm animals like sheep. This is an ideal country hotel for welcoming families.
ICH Inveja Country Home
ICH Inveja Country Home is located in Paços de Ferreira, 500 metres from Monte do Pilar, and is characterised by historical and family atmosphere. As it is an accommodation that is also involved in milk production, it is possible for the guests to interact with the animals.
The farm guest house features a shared lounge, internet access and free private parking. In addition, all units consist of a patio, air conditioning, a dining area and a seating area. A continental breakfast is served daily.
Casa Lata - Agroturismo e Enoturismo
Casa Lata - Agroturismo e Enoturismo is located on a farm in Minho and is surrounded by 3.6 acres. The space has 14 rooms in the main house and a rustic house with two bedrooms, the “Casa do Garrafas”.
Here, you can participate in agricultural activities, such as harvesting and wine production, and you also have the possibility of visiting the winery and tasting the wine produced on the farm, Loureiro Grande Escolha.
If you are already convinced that Casa Lata is an excellent option, know that it still has two saltwater pools. Although “Casa Lata” is embraced by nature, the privileged location allows easy access to places, such as the Peneda Gerês National Park (30 kms) and the city of Braga (11 kms).
Quinta da Bouça D’Arques
Quinta da Bouça D'Arques, in Vila de Punhe, is surrounded by vineyards and forests, and is therefore a perfect place to rest and enjoy the sounds and aromas of nature. Serenity is total, as is comfort. The nearest beaches are just ten minutes away. Guests of this hotel recommend it for couples trips.
Located in Gondomar, in the village of São Miguel, Goldnature is an authentic haven in nature. 15 minutes from the city of Porto, the accommodation gives room to the serenity and peace of the countryside.
You can enjoy an outdoor swimming pool, sun terrace, table tennis, cycling and of course modern architecture. Furthermore, Goldnature is distinguished by the fact that it has an organic vegetable garden with all kinds of vegetables and colours available for those who want to visit it.
Casa do Rio Wine Hotel – Vallado
Casa do Rio Quinta do Vallado is situated in Castelo Melhor, 13 kilometres from Vila Nova de Foz Côa. The accommodation includes an extensive outdoor infinity pool and a magnificent river view.
The hotel, surrounded by the vineyards, provides the opportunity for guests to participate in a wine tasting, every day at 5:00pm. Free use of bicycles is available at the farm stay, as the area is popular for cycling and fishing. The rooms are equipped with a coffee machine and a kettle. They all come with a private bathroom, bathrobes, slippers and guest toiletries.
Casa do Caminho – Ossela
Located in Oliveira de Azeméis, Casa do Caminho - Ossela provides accommodation with free private parking. In addition, you can count on a terrace and unobstructed views of the river, in total communion with nature.
The accommodation, ideal for socializing, is, in addition, rated 9.9/10 for cleanliness, comfort and amenities. Aveiro is 44 km from Casa do Caminho, while Porto is 50 km away.
Casa d'Amares is located in Amares, 36 km from Guimarães, and consists of two restored stone houses. One of the houses consists of five suites and a studio with a private terrace, and the other is where breakfast is served. With families in mind, the house has a children's playground. In addition, it has a football pitch and a saltwater pool. Guests can rest in the garden or in the shared lounge area. A continental breakfast is served every morning.
Casa da Laborada
Casa da Laborada is located in the old part of the village of Vilar de Perdizes. It features a balcony with views of the countryside and the nearby Galician villages. The house is characterised by Barrosã architecture and, in this sense, has preserved an alembic and a washing well, supplied by its own spring.
As for the amenities, it has central heating, Wi-Fi and all rooms combine modernity and rustic styles.
The accommodation is located 12 kilometres from Montalegre and 2 kilometres from Spain.
Casa das Olmadas
Located in Vimioso, Casa das Olmadas features a patio, balcony, garden, free WiFi and flat-screen TV, as well as free bikes and a shared lounge. The house is located 29 kilometres from Miranda do Douro. From staff, to amenities, cleanliness, comfort and location, all reviews are 10/10.
The countryside can be the remedy for all ills, especially for tiredness. Peace and nature are the key ingredients to recharging batteries. From 50 to 250 euros, the options are immense.