The Fox House é uma experiência única, que desperta os sentidos e proporciona um equilíbrio entre a natureza e o bem-estar, resultando em momentos de relaxe e tranquilidade, ou numa maravilhosa alegria ao estar em paz e harmonia.
Seja bem vindo!
Os pormenores, a decoração, os espaços e ambientes, as comodidades, criados a pensar em si, tornam a sua estadia numa experiência exclusiva onde obviamente não falta uma calorosa recepção e a disponibilidade dos anfitriões em serem facilitadores de todo o conforto e bem-estar.
Esta é a sua casa no campo, venha descobri-la.
Sorrisos que se repetem na piscina entre mergulhos, quando não se acerta a tacada de mini-golfe, quando se brinca nos balancés.
Essa energia positiva acompanha o churrasco para o almoço na pérgula, onde a paisagem única e o céu azul imperam, mas também no requintado jantar de gastronomia tradicional e vinhos elegantes, junto ao calor da lareira.
Depois de ler um livro e com a chegada dos que foram passear a pé ou de bicicleta nas montanhas, ouve-se um sunset que antecipa uma noite inspiradora e de céu estrelado. Noite onde as conversas fluem entre o desafio para um karaoke ou um jogo de damas.
The Fox House, onde os momentos criam histórias memoráveis.
Russia - Dec 17
“Dear Mafalda and Miguel, Thank you for the most amazing holidays that we’ve ever had, thank you for your generous hospitality and warm-hearted welcome, for your greeting Champaign and hot breakfast every morning!
We were really impressed by the comfort of the house, everything exceeded our expectations, we were feeling at home. We found everything we were looking for: we had relaxing evenings near the fireplace with our family and friends, and we had a noisy party with loud music at the New Year’s Eve (they have all the necessary equipment).
We took a ride by bicycles along the picturesque roads of Serrazes. And the splendid view from the windows and terrace of the house filled our hearts with calmness and relaxation!
We’ll keep these sweet memories for a long time! Thank you so much!”
EUA - Sep 17
“If you are looking for the best vacation of your life I would recommend The Fox House.
I have travelled the world and this was one of the most special places I have been.
We took our family and my partners family and we were treated like royalty. Mafalda and Miguel organized Dinners and a wine tour for us. We also had breakfast served every morning. The location is secluded and exactly what we wanted.
Thank you for an amazing experience. We will be back.”
Casamento Carla & Tiago
Portugal - Set 17
“Excepcionalmente belo e com requinte natural, seja no contacto com a natureza ou desfrutando dos espaços interiores, todos os momentos foram únicos e carregados de emoção.
O espaço permitiu-nos criar diferentes ambientes durante o evento e os anfitriões, sempre atentos ao detalhe, deixaram-nos livres para desfrutar verdadeiramente do nosso casamento e apreciar cada momento.
Foi sem dúvida um casamento de sonho! Estamos-vos eternamente gratos!”
Canada - Aug 17
“We stayed at the Fox House with our family of 4 and my sister's family of 5. Everything about the Fox House was perfect. Comfortable and luxurious accommodations. Great kitchens indoors and out! Breakfast provided every morning with fresh orange juice and other treats overlooking the river valley. Tranquil pool to relax beside and badminton and mini-golf for those more energetic. Interesting places to visit nearby.
We could have stayed there forever and will certainly plan to go back. Mafalda and Miguel were attentive and thoughtful hosts.”
Canada - Aug 17
“Home should feel like this!
In welcoming us, Miguel said that he and Mafalda wanted their guests to feel ``at home.`` My husband responded by saying that he wanted home to feel like this.
The Fox House is magical. Nine of us (two families) stayed on the property, and we loved every moment of our time there. We loved waking up to the wonderful breakfasts laid out for us each morning: fresh orange juice, hot coffee, warm breads, cheese, fruit, cheese, meat and yoghurts.
We lingered, talking with each other and enjoying the view of the property. We swam in the pool, read, played miniature golf and picked ripe figs. For the most part we had late dinners prepared (primarily by one of our talented sons), using the thoughtfully appointed outdoor kitchen.
Miguel and Mafalda have restored the property beautifully, respecting its history and setting, yet decorating with an eye for classical simplicity and elegance. Everything is gracious and serene, yet warm and welcoming.
Although we used the opportunity to explore Portugal's history and culture, The Fox House was the highlight of our trip.”
EUA - Aug 17
We stayed at The Fox House for one week with two families (party of 7) and had an outstanding visit. The owners went above & beyond to ensure a memorable stay.
We had dinner prepared on site for 3 evenings, which were authentic Portuguese meals that we all enjoyed. We drove to the Douro Valley & Porto, GPS a must!
The houses are beautiful & perfectly furnished while surrounded by amazing garden grounds with spectacular views. This is a destination rental that you'll never want to leave!”
Wedding Anniversary, Susana & Nuno Vertessen
Belgium - Aug 17
“We have spend one of the best holiday weeks of our life, together with our family and our Belgium friends.
The Fox House was for us more than an amazing place, it was an exceptional experience.
The daily breakfast, overcoming garden and the surroundings mountains, is incomparable.
Organizing our 25 years wedding anniversary from abroad was only possible with the outstanding enthusiasm, dedication and professionalism of Mafalda and Miguel.”
Portugal - Ago 17
Passámos uns dias nesta maravilhosa casa em S. Pedro do Sul. Só posso dizer que tudo é perfeito, a casa, o enquadramento paisagístico, o pequeno almoço e a simpatia dos proprietários Mafalda e Miguel.”
EUA - Aug 17
“Fantástico! Such a wonderful property. We enjoyed the pool and volleyball, but most of all we enjoyed the company and great conversation.
Thank you so much Mafalda and Miguel for sharing this wonderful property and being such gracious hosts.”
Alejandra Amadruda Krol
Switzerland - Jul 17
“We had a wonderful stay at The Fox House.
Mafalda and Miguel made sure that we had everything we needed for a fantastic holiday.
Highly recommend it!”
Canada - Jul 17
“Wonderful holiday in a beautiful house with warm and welcoming hosts.
We stayed for 2 weeks with another family and thoroughly enjoyed all the amenities of the Fox House. The large farmhouse and property is even more charming and spacious than the photos imply. The property is also very large, private and peaceful.
Our older children stayed in the cottage adjacent to the main house and loved the pool and having their own private quarters!
The hosts Mafalda and Miguel were extremely warm and welcoming and made us feel very much at home - they were very helpful in terms of suggesting activities locally and even to call a doctor for advice for my daughter who became slightly ill.
We enjoyed having the owners' dinner option with them - great food and great dancing!!
I would thoroughly recommend staying at this property - the photos do not disappoint.”
UK - Jul 17
“We have just had a wonderful week at Fox House. It really is a beautiful property and easily the best we have ever stayed in.
It was tempting to stay by the pool every day but we also very much enjoyed exploring the surroundings and trying the recommended local restaurants. The drive over to Arouca was stunning and the Pavia walkway was well worth the trip. We also enjoyed visiting Viseu and Aveiro. It was a real treat to come down to a delicious breakfast every morning and the leftovers kept us going until dinnertime!
Mafalda and Miguel couldn't have done more to help make our holiday a fantastic one.”
Brasil - Jul 17
“A Fox House é um lugar maravilhoso e que nos proporcionou momentos inesquecíveis.
Estivemos em família (com crianças) e houve atração para todos.
A casa é muito bonita, segue o estilo local mesclando o clássico com designs e confortos mais contemporâneos.
Tudo com muito capricho e com o bom atendimento dos atenciosos Miguel e Mafalda.”
UK - Jun 17
“Fox House lives up to description of 'Exclusivity & Nature'. Perfect holiday setting!
I was blown away when I saw The Fox House as it is even more amazing than what you see in the website photos. The descriptions of the house and its setting are not exaggerated. It really is an exclusive place to have a holiday and to be close to nature.
Perfect for unwinding or to have a social event, both of which were on my agenda. Whether there are children in the group or only adults, I would say the Fox House would suits all.
You find it hard to tear yourself away from the house as there is enough to do within the grounds but if you did want to explore the area, there’s enough to see and explore by foot or within reasonable driving distance.
The living experience is enhanced by the wonderful owners who really make you feel at home. Highly recommended! I, for one, would consider going back again.”
EUA - Jun 17
This house and owners were amazing. From the moment we arrived we all felt welcomed as if it was our home. The location was peaceful, beautiful, and perfect. We were provided breakfast every morning which was wonderful and delicious. We utilized three bedrooms and three baths during our stay and they were spacious, clean, and very comfortable.
Mafalda and Miguel were absolutely wonderful hosts. They even allowed us to add on two guest for one night that were traveling through Portugal at the same time as we were. We had a wonderful night of dinner, wine, dancing, and conversation with Miguel and Mafalda. They even celebrated the birthday of one of my friends that evening. Portugal is a wonderful place with wonderful people. Mafalda and Miguel were exceptional hosts and wonderful people. I cannot wait to return.
Some advice for people wanting to explore the surroundings. We went to Lamego one day and enjoyed the 600 step walk to the cathedral. It was spectacular. The town was small but very nice. We had lunch, did some wine tasting near the church in town, and bought some groceries for dinner that evening. We also did a Hydro spa treatment at the spa in Sao Pedro. It was great. Not very fancy like American spas, but had an invigorating hydro spa, shower, and 25 minutes massage with water sprinkling on you. They were able to accommodate us without a reservation, which was a plus. After the spa we sat around the pool and enjoyed the sun, pool, and conversation.
If you are thinking about booking please do. You will not regret it. It is a wonderful place. Mafalda and Miguel, thank you for your hospitality, conversation, and friendship. Hopefully we will meet again. Fondly, Kim, Chris, and Elsie”
Portugal - Jun 17
“Fomos um grupo de 7 amigos e não podíamos ter estado melhor instalados! A casa é fabulosa e cheia de pormenores que espelham o cuidado extremo da Mafalda em proporcionar a melhor estadia possível. A repetir, sem dúvida!”
Portugal - Mai 17
“Amazing place in a great location and great views. The hosts are super committed in making you comfortable and make sure you have everything you need. A great place to eat in the house and relax by the pool listening to the birds. Also, the breakfast provided is amazing! =) I think we will be back!”
EUA - May 17
“A GEM! The Fox House and its hosts provided us with a sublime stay and the highlight of our trip!
We loved every moment of our time spent at the gorgeous Fox House. Our family of 6 (grandparents, parents and two young children) felt immediately at home: From the lush grounds and tranquil setting to the luxurious accommodations and decadent meals, The Fox House did not disappoint!
We thought this treasure might be too good to be true before we arrived, but our fears were quickly assuaged upon entering the driveway, being greeted by owners Mafalda and Miguel, and discovering the paradise that awaited us.
Though we loved every moment of our stay, the highlight was in sharing a traditional Portuguese meal and wine with Miguel and Mafalda, which they lovingly arranged and cooked for us (for an additional but reasonable fee) at the Fox House.
We hope to visit again soon and to stay in touch with them in the meantime! Believe the photographs--the property really is THAT tranquil and beautiful!”
Canada - Apr 17
In one word...Spectacular! Miguel and Mafalda are amazing hosts. The Fox House is a wonderful, peaceful, luxurious home away from home. We loved every moment spent here. Beautiful gardens, amazing breakfast each morning, comfortable beds, lots to do. Thank you- we will be back.”
Portugal - Nov 16
“Uma casa rodeada pela tranquilidade do campo, concebida a pensar no conforto do hóspede, onde nenhum pormenor foi esquecido ou deixado ao acaso. Desde a lareira, ao forno a lenha, ao churrasco, piscina, à bela decoração... Não sei o que gostei mais. Iremos voltar com toda a certeza!
Não esquecer da simpatia com que a Mafalda e o Miguel nos receberam!”
Portugal - Nov 16
“Fim de semana reconfortante
Experiência fantástica.... A Quinta está muito bem localizada, muito cuidada e com imensas atividades. A casa tem todas as condições para passar uns dias sem qualquer necessidade de se deslocar dali. Excelente decoração.
Obrigado pela simpatia da Mafalda e do José Miguel que de forma muito discreta proporcionaram uma fantástica hospedagem. A repetir certamente..”
España - Ago 16
``Una experiencia inolvidable, superó nuestras expectativas, que eran altas, por completo. El entorno, la casa, todas las comodidades, la piscina,... pero sobre todo la cercanía de los anfitriones, de lujo. Fue por todo eso una experiencia fantástica. Mafalda y Miguel, los anfitriones, se acercan cada mañana a The Fox House, para preparar un desayuno digno de un hotel 5 estrellas. Impresionante. Sin duda, volveremos!``
Poland - Ago 16
“It was a real pleasure to stay at the Fox House! Mafalda and Miguel are such a wonderful people - passionate, charming, helpful and friendly!
The location of Fox House provides a real feast for eyes and the property arrangement with clean swimming pool, water springs and beautiful garden sallow to relax deeply... Great house, very comfortable, clean, and equipped with everything you need. Delicious breakfasts 🙂
Place where you want to come back... Thank you guys!”
Canada - Aug 16
“An amazing five day stay for our family at the Fox House
Our stay at the Fox House (Aug 9-14, 2016) was incredible as the house and grounds were stunning. It provides a scenic and serene view of the Dao region. We found the house very spacious. The garden and grounds were well kept. The trickling spring water in the nearby watersheds gave some calming and relaxing atmosphere near the pool. The pool was well maintained, and is an ample size for any large group. The property had many outdoor sitting and lounging areas, which were all very nice.
After returning from an afternoon outing, we enjoyed relaxing outside listening to music on the outdoor sound equipment. The kids really enjoyed the sound system since they could play DJ.
The location of the Fox House was ideal for our day trips. It was a great central hub to visit local and surrounding locations such as Douro, Aveiro and Porto. We principally used the house to rest in the mornings and evenings while we explored the region during the afternoons.
The house also had both a full kitchen and outdoor cooking area. Some evenings, we made our diner at the house. However, for those wishing to go out for diner, very good restaurants recommended by the hosts are located just a few kilometers away in the town of Sao Pedro do Sul. For breakfast, it was provided daily. It was exceedingly generous and delicious.
Our gracious hosts, Miguel and Mafalda, were outstanding in providing us with exceptional service and friendly conversations. They definitely made our stay more than enjoyable. They were eager to provide us with any assistance. We were able to relax, and spend quality time with our two children at the Fox House. We will highly recommend the Fox House to our friends and family for future trips to Portugal.
We look forward to booking this accommodation in our next trip to the region. Jacques and Josette Ottawa, Canada”
Portugal - Ago 16
“Já lá estive e sem dúvida que irei voltar! Adorei tudo! Desde a beleza do local e das paisagens até ao conforto passando pela simpatia... The Fox House proporciona momentos muito especiais!”
Mylène Malo & Michel Ratte
Canada - Jul 16
``Magnifique !!!! Nous avons adoré notre séjour à la Maison Fox. Tout était parfait et même plus ! L'endroit est magnifique et impeccable. Nous hôtes nous ont reçus avec beaucoup de charmantes attentions: mousseux à notre arrivée et déjeuner de rêve le matin. Nous avons également pu échanger avec eux sur le Portugal ce qui nous a charmé. Je recommande à tout cet endroit et j'espère pouvoir y retourner ! Merci à vous et bonne continuité dans votre beau projet.``
Belgium - Jun 16
``We were welcomed with a big warm smile, a bottle of bubbles and cookies. The tone was set for a great experience. When we got the tour we kept saying ``wow`` the entire time. The bedrooms make you feel like you are staying in a small castle. The view from your bed and bathroom is amazing! We had a lot of fun with the mini golf in the garden and did a nice family walk in the big big garden with kiwi trees, ducks, and lots of silence. Because all this is the only way to describe this experience: paradise on earth. We HAVE to come back!``
Switzerland - Jun 16
“Can't get better!
An absolutely stunning accommodation. We were welcomed so warmly by the hosts and felt immediately at home. Everything was just perfect. A wonderful spacious house, green garden, warm pool... a real dream.
A high quality breakfast was served in the morning. In and around the house you find everywhere lovely details, which show you that the hosts love what they do in having you there.
We spent the whole days in this place without leaving it... it could not have been nicer anywhere else. Thank you again for the wonderful days you provided to us.
We will definitely and highly recommend the Fox House and will turn back for sure.”
Portugal - Jun 16
“Espaço requintado , acolhedor, vista fantástica que transmite calma e tranquilidade. Um local maravilhoso para partilhar com família e amigos.”