Casa da Covela
“Breathe the Douro Spirit in Casa da Covela.” - Reviewed by Ticha
The best way to appreciate the hypnotic meandering of Portugal’s Douro River is from up high accompanied by a glass of Douro Valley’s finest wine. And nowhere quite competes for extraordinary views of the Douro than Casa da Covela.
This modern 4-bedroom family home is located just 5 minutes on foot from the world-renowned winery estate, Quinta da Covela. Housed behind the enchanting façade of an original 16th-century manor house, the winery once belonged to the late Manoel de Oliveira, a prominent Portuguese film director and screenwriter.
In contrast to the Renaissance style of the winery, Casa da Covela is distinctly modern, comfortable and peppered with art and photography. The architectural design pays homage to the stunning views the home’s hilltop location yields. You’ll find a balcony with patio doors that run the length of the home and a pool where you feel — quite literally — like you are living on the leading edge of style.
Privacy is certainly the order of the day here, where birdsong and valley breezes serenade your relaxation. Whether enjoying breakfast on the balcony, lunch on the private patio or an aperitif by the pool, this home provides an excuse to chill out with your favourite peeps.
A fabulous choice for exploring the Douro River Valley. When staying during the summer months, you should certainly consider the Dinner and Concert Experience offered at the Quinta da Covela winery just 5 minutes away.