Casa da Povoa was built in 1700 and it is a beautiful house that can represent the architecture so typical of the era in the region DOURO.
The Arms that exist on the door of the chapel are the arms of the family, at this time
Typical Portuguese Manor House from XVII Century, placed on River Douro banks, with 5 double rooms and able to receive until 11 people.
The house was built in 1700 by my 6th Grandfather and rebuilt by me in 1996 after being abandoned for about 40 years and without a roof about 20 years.
The farm is placed 9 km from Cinfaes do Douro and near the DOURO region classified by UNESCO as World heritage. The house is placed in the middle of a big garden, with area about 1 ha.
In the garden there is a swimming pool with a very nice view towards the river.
The farm is a big forest with about 100 ha, along the river south side, 2000 meters.
In the garden there are a lot of fruit trees, such as orange trees, mandarins, cherry, peaches, lemons and plums trees.
In the garden there is one small house where the maid leaves. She is a very good cook and is available for cooking and domestic services.
Near the house you can find historic cities such as Lamego, Oporto, Vila Real, Amarante, Viseu and Regua, where you can find the new Douro Museum, recently inaugurated and Braga (European Youth Capital 2012) and Guimarães (Culture European Capital 2012). In Douro river you can sail in boats that make cruises between Oporto and Spain.
Also is available nearby the house, horsing and Golf. Sailing boats are available to rent in the lake in front of the house.
Good restaurants can be found with typical Portuguese food, and with famous Porto Wine and Douro Wine.
Visits to the "quintas" of famous Porto and Douro wine is also possible.
Oficial da Armada reformado. Engenheiro Naval from 1963 until 1982
Bureau Veritas Marine and industrial Surveyor from 1982 until 2012
Retired from 2012