Casa de Darei is a set of 3 historic 16th century houses located in the village of Darei, about 5 km from Mangualde.
This property of about 64 hectares has a secluded location by the Dão River.
The house was absolutely beautiful, amazing view and place. Lots of space inside and outside, we were 10 adults and 9 kids. Lots of space. One room had a crib bed for a baby. The house is very hot loads of electric and gas heaters. We had to turn them off, it was very hot at night. So don't take too many warm pyjamas, you won't need it. The house is full of history and you will feel it. You will live in the 16th century, because there are many items that look really old. So I definitely recommend it, Fernanda was there to help us, when needed. And thank you very much to all the family and Ines for letting us feel this experience.
Our stay at Mangualde Stone Cottage was a dream, a house set in a green setting, where you are close enough to civilisation but surrounded by nature. Ines showed constant availability to work out any details and answer questions we might have, and service was always provided for us when we needed it. The house is more spacious inside than the pictures would have you believe, which is a wonderful surprise, and our group of four was perfectly accommodated in the space, which was fully equipped for anything we wanted to do. It had the best-stocked kitchen I've ever seen in a rental, and there are even extra towels and blankets provided for us in the closets! The outdoor space has plenty of places for outdoor activities: tables for meals, park benches for snacks, longchaises for sunbathing, reading or sitting by the pool, and the distance from a major city gives you lovely sunrises, sunsets and magical night views. I would definitely encourage anyone interested in coming for a getaway to this beautiful place.
Inês and her family have a fantastic place at Darei's House. The house we rented is a real vacation family home: a bit tatty in places, but with lots of charm. The rooms get quite warm during the summer, but opening the windows helps. The garden, pool, river and lake are all lovely and refreshing during the hot days. And plenty to do in the surrounding area. The main house (holds 20 people, we didn't stay there) is just extraordinary! We want to come back with a large group of friends
Inês and family were wonderful and perfect! The house is historic, a very special place. Everything is very charming, stylish and with a simplicity that makes this place unique!