Douro Valley, Portugal
With panoramic views stretching across rolling hills and the magnificent Douro river at the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage site, Quinta do Pessegueiro enjoys a spectacular vantage point. Classical interiors, a bespoke contemporary kitchen, curated artwork and handpicked furnishings enhance every aspect of the Manor House comprising 6-bedrooms and a separate guest room to accommodate staff. Relaxed terraces, sweeping verandas and elegant gardens elevate the estate’s appeal to sample local produce and long lingering lunches with family and friends.
Wine tastings can be arranged in the architecturally acclaimed wine cellar or in the unique setting of the estate’s terraced vineyards. Other highlights include sampling the next vintage before its bottled, wine-pairing suppers and joining the annual grape harvest in September. Hiking adventure trails, mountain biking, picnics or sailing the Douro River on the Quinta’s own boat, Rabelo, are just some of the ways to uncover the unique pleasures of Europe’s most remarkable natural region.
Quinta do Pessegueiro is available all year long upon request.
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