Casa Fontelheira: Casa Antica

Holiday home in Portugal, Porto, Vila Nune
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Casa Fontelheira in Northern Portugal caters to all tastes. Whether you prefer an active or a leisurely holiday, our holiday home is the place to be. Our holiday home can be rented in both the high, early and late seasons, and we also offer a glamping.

The main building has been thoroughly remodelled and split into two holiday homes/apartments, keeping all authentic elements. We proudly introduce you to our:

The Casa Antica is a 4 to 5 person holiday home/apartment completely built with granite, featuring a private entrance and a garden which can be reached via a granite staircase. Casa Antica contains all kinds of authentic elements, like granite window seats, which are very special in this modern age. Lay-out: Granite staircase leading to the hall. Bedroom with a double bed, built-in wardrobe, bathroom with shower, wash basin and toilet. Bedroom with met triple bed, built-in wardrobe and bathroom with shower, wash basin and toilet. Spacious living room with dining area and large kitchen.

After a hot day, or a walk in the beautiful Vila Nune area, it’s great to take a dip in our swimming pool. By the side of the pool there are various deck chairs for you to read a book or enjoy a cocktail in all peace and quiet. During the colder days you can also make use of the pool. It is heated and can be used in nearly all seasons. Have a look at the photos and picture yourself enjoying your holiday at Casa Fontelheira.
We would like to see you there.

Far away from crowded beaches and masses of people, back to a quiet life in nature – greener than green. Every morning you will be awakened by the song of the many birds. Here the food is still pure, the fruit is fresh off the tree, the vegetables fresh from the land. In the vicinity you will find endless vineyards, historic cities like Porto and Guimarães, quiet beaches and impressive nature reserves.

Here people still take the time for one another – respect and family life still reign supreme.
Vila Nune, a small village in Northern Portugal, is the location of our holiday home: Casa Fontelheira. A beautifully renovated authentic farmhouse in an oasis full of nature, peace and quiet. We hope to welcome many guests in our gorgeous holiday home Casa Fontelheira. We will do our utmost to give everyone the same feeling we ourselves always encounter in the magnificent north of Portugal. You are guaranteed to have a great stay, which you are not likely to ever forget…

From breakfast to drinks and dinner
How wonderful is it to not have to worry about food on holiday? That is why we are happy to pamper our guests. From a fresh breakfast in the morning, to a pleasant meet & greet in the afternoon and a dinner at sunset. Everything is fresher than fresh, because of course we use local products. Every day we get our ingredients from our own garden or from the farmer further on. So you can taste the real Portuguese delicacies.

Breakfast at your accommodation
No rush and fly in the morning, but wonderfully waking up peacefully. Every morning we bring a well-filled picnic basket to your 'door'. The fresh rolls come from the local bakery. You can easily place your order at the reception.

Drinks at Casa Fontelheira
In the afternoon we regularly serve a delicious petiscos (tapas) dish of the house around the terrace and swimming pool. Have a chat, get acquainted and exchange experiences while enjoying a snack and a drink. You can also go here for a delicious cocktail or a healthy fruit smoothie à la Casa Fontelheira.

Dining in the restaurant or outside
In the evening we ensure that you can move around at 7 pm. The menu differs every day and so does the price. One day we have a nice barbecue together and the next evening you can enjoy a culinary masterpiece from our own kitchen. The fresh products come from the environment and are all grown by local farmers. Many herbs come directly from our own country, how special is that? We serve dinner in our cozy Adega or in our authentic courtyard.

Of course we find it very nice if we can receive you at the drinks or dinner. And the next morning we are happy to have you again with our breakfast basket at your lodge or casa. Nothing is allowed and everything is allowed at Casa Fontelheira!

Special activities for children:
We have noticed that we draw many families with children of all ages during the holiday seasons. And of course the kids will not be forgotten at Casa Fontelheira! We have asked ourselves what children would really like to do and we have made a small selection of activities for kids at Casa Fontelheira.

Besides the usual board games Casa Fontelheira can lend to children, such as Rummikub, Ludo, Trivial Pursuit, Monopoly, Boggle etcetera, we also organize great games for kids of all ages. We offer regular table tennis and boules games, water sports, badminton and volleyball tournaments. All these are of course subject to the number of participants interested. It is also possible for entire families to participate and take on each other in tournaments. Below is a small selection of the special activities for kids (as well as for curious parents).

Making pizza at Casa Fontelheira:
Once a week all children may learn how to make their own pizza. They get to roll out the dough into a round form, top the pizza with all of the goodies they like and then place the pizza in a special oven near the restaurant. It’s an instant success and all kids get to enjoy their own pizza!

Science at Casa Fontelheira:
During the summer season when there are many children present at the park, there is a science night for kids once a week. Diana and Nuno, who both speak excellent English, will entertain the children with special tricks, insights and facts about science. The nights are always a great success with the children.

Geocaching at Casa Fontelheira:
Geocaching is a world-wide treasure hunting game. Children (possibly with the help of their parents) will have to find a treasure, the so-called geocache, using leads and GPS coordinates. Geocaching will give a normal walk an extra dimension, making it super exciting for children. You may find the geocache, the special treasure, with the help of a GPS device or with an app on your smartphone. You do need an internet connection for this.

The cache usually is a small waterproof container, featuring a log and the treasure itself. Having hidden the treasure, the person placing it will reveal the location to the other geocachers. Upon finding the treasure they may trade or add certain objects. Close to Casa Fontelheira is a beautiful walking and cycling route, containing many hidden treasures, making it ideal for geocaching! Never a dull moment for the children at Casa Fontelheira!

We all strive for a more relaxed life. Life under stress is unfortunately not. However, at Casa Fontelheira, the stress and tension disappear as snow for the sun. When you arrive you will feel the pleasant “zen” feel on the lovely domain with phenomenal views. To give this feeling an additional dimension, it is possible to spoil you at Casa Fontelheira. Below is a summary of the many relaxation options at Casa Fontelheira:

* Massages:
Our home masseuse, who has worked and studied for years in India, will spend 1 x a week to give the ultimate massage to those interested. Whether it’s a wonderful relaxing massage, sports massage, or a Cranio Sacral treatment for special complaints, our home masseuse with golden hands spoils anyone with the ultimate treatment.

* Anti-age and deep cleansing of the face:
New at Casa Fontelheira, a delicious deep cleansing of the face, which cleans the face thoroughly and massages. Then, using the Zeitgard heat and cold vibration method, anti-aging treatment is used to massage the serum deep into the skin. Following a deliciously relaxed face and scalp massage.

* Yoga:
Nora Baret, who has lived in beautiful northern Portugal for a number of years, comes along 1 or 2 times a week to give our guests and those interested a relaxing yoga hour. Partly beneath the banana trees, with bare feet in the grass and with the beautiful view over the valley, Nora lets you forget about the world for an hour and takes you on a journey to the inside of yourself. An unforgettable, relaxed hour of rest, and you will only hear the birds sing.

Electric bicycles at Casa Fontelheira!
We have electric bicycles since this month and rent them as well.
The bikes are part of Evelo bikes and our guests and others of course also,
These bikes can be rented at Casa Fontelheira.

Bicycles can drive 130 km. So it is now possible to cycle from Casa Fontelheira to the beautiful and idyllic Amarante on the newly cycled cycle path and cycle the Route da Romantica.
Along the way you will find many beautiful sights like the castle of Arnoia.

During this bike tour you will see Northern Portugal as you do not see by car and you will be amazed at the beautiful nature and culture that Northern Portugal has to offer.

The beautiful and romantic Amarante is also worth a visit during your holiday in Northern Portugal.
This place is located on the shore of Tamega. The monastery of Sao Goncalo is a famous building in this beautiful place.


Address: Lugar de Fontelheiro, Vila Nune
Zip/Postal Code: 4860-453
Latitude/Longitude: 41.468615 / -7.951366000000007


The area around Casa Fontelheira
The romantic and idyllic town of Guimaraes was Portugal’s original capital. Porto is famous for its port-wine cellars. There are various nature reserves listed on the UNESCO world heritage site, and the Douro route leads to the extensive vineyards. Northern Portugal has a wealth of sights. A stay at Casa Fontelheira is the perfect opportunity for enjoying the breath-taking Portuguese landscape and culture.

A new cycling path has recently been constructed near the Casa Fontelheira holiday home, stretching some 35 kilometres between Arco de Baulhe and Amarante. Casa Fontelheira also provides bikes for its guests.

When you walk downhill from Casa Fontelheira, you will get to the Tamega river. The Tamega flows through the North of Portugal and into the famous Douro river. The Tamega features various Praia Fluvials. These are small natural beaches where you may swim.
Both inside the house and outside you may of course make use of our Wi-Fi.

In the months of July, August and September there are plenty of Festas everywhere. These are local festivals which are a real sight to see. The music and fireworks will continue deep into the night..

In our holiday home you will find a folder containing a treasure trove of information.

In the vicinity of Casa Fontelheira you can experience everything in the field of outdoor. What do you think of rafting in the early or late season? Or canyoning walking in the summer? But also 4 x 4 driving, horse riding, canoeing, paintball, karting, helicopter flights and adventure clinics can be booked through us. If you like adventure, you can indulge yourself in Northern Portugal!

Adventure for the whole family with professional guidance
During high season, canyoning is extremely popular among our guests. For anyone who dares, this exciting trip through the rugged nature is a must. You discover places where you otherwise can not come. Do you see yourself jumping from rocks, abseiling at waterfalls, wrenching through cliffs and diving through holes? If the little ones dare, everyone must be able to overcome his fears, right?

Whatever adventure you embark on, we will arrange it for you. Safety for everything, so we work with professional guides.

One thing is certain: you will not soon forget such an adventure in the rugged nature of northern Portugal.


Property type
Holiday home
2 Bedroom(s), 5 Sleeps
Double bed: 2
Single bed: 1
2 Bathroom(s)
Shower: 2
Toilets: 2
Wash basin: 2
Holiday type
In the countryside
Romantic / Honeymoon
Private car park
Secure parking
Table tennis
Toys for kids
General facilities
Free Wifi
Swimming pool (shared)
Indoor facilities
Fully equipped kitchen
Outdoor facilities
Garden furniture
Car hire on request
Child friendly
Kids entertainment
Linens provided
Towels provided
VIP Services
Weddings and events
Local activities
Adventure park
Bird watching
Horse riding
Table tennis


Check in: 15:00 / Check out: 10:00
Pet friendly: No
Smoke: No smoking inside
Children: Yes, great for kids
Long term rentals: Yes
Elderly or infirm accessable: Yes
Wheelchair friendly: No

By Lisette van de Ligt (NL)

Casa Fontelheira (en dan vooral de eigenaren Elisa en Max) zorgt ervoor dat je je heerlijk kunt ontspannen én inspannen. Canyoning, kanoën, suppen, heerlijk eten, gezellig en borreltje doen..... alles mag en niks moet. Kortom: héérlijk!!!

By Klaas & Katja (NL)

Behalve een fantastische plek, met machtig mooi uitzicht, heerlijk verwarmd zwembad met ultiem zicht op het dal, is het gewoon een super fijne plek om te verblijven. Gastvrijheid van binnenkomst tot vertrek. Warme mensen met een horeca-hart die mensen om zich heen hebben verzameld als ware het familie. Dit gecombineerd met feit dat er veel in de buurt te doen is kunnen wij het iedereen aanraden. Zeker voor meerdere families met of zonder kinderen samen of met vrienden.

By Debby (NL)

Dit is in 1 woord geweldig. Mooi uitzicht, mooie tent met alles voorzien. Zwembad super, Omgeving van alles te doen, Rust , Gezelligheid met zijn allen en noem maar op.

De eigenaren doen er alles aan om het naar je zin te maken. Niks moet, alles kan.

En mijn 2 kinderen ( 6 en 4 jaar) vonden het geweldig!

Dus wij hebben al geboekt voor volgend jaar.

En dat zegt wat voor ons. We gaan nooit naar hetzelfde en dit is de eerste x in 20 jaar dat we naar dezelfde accommodatie gaan.

Dit is er zeker eentje die je keertje moet boeken.

Gr Debby & Gezin

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