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."
Christine F. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
"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."
A GEM! The Fox House and its hosts provided us with a sublime stay and the highlight of our trip!
Alyson T. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
"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!"
Thank you for the most amazing holidays that we’ve ever had
Maria T. 🇷🇺 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
"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!"
I have travelled the world and this was one of the most special places I have been.
Frank M. 🇺🇸 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
"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."
Foi sem dúvida um casamento de sonho!
Carla & Tiago 🇦🇴 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
"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! "
A perfect family vacation
Sarah P. 🇨🇦 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
"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. "
Home should feel like this!
Lissa 🇨🇦 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
"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."
The Fox House was for us more than an amazing place
Susana & Nuno V. 🇧🇪 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
"We have spent 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. "
We had a wonderful stay at The Fox House.
Alejandra K. 🇨🇭 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
"Mafalda and Miguel made sure that we had everything we needed for a fantastic holiday. Highly recommend it! "
Luís R. 🇵🇹 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
"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."
"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! "
We had a wonderful stay at The Fox House
"We had a wonderful stay at The Fox House. The house is big, tastefully furnished with everything you could need to feel at home. Mafalda and Miguel made sure attended to our needs for a fantastic holiday. Highly recommend it!"
Wonderful holiday in a beautiful house with warm and welcoming hosts.Lara 🇨🇦 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
"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. "
We have just had a wonderful week at Fox House
Kay E. 🇬🇧 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
"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. "
A Fox House é um lugar maravilhoso e que nos proporcionou momentos inesquecíveis
Tomás M. 🇧🇷 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
"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. "
Hoje partimos com o coração cheio e alma tranquila.
Ana 🇵🇹 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
"Fica a sensação de que temos de voltar, e rápido. Nos poucos dias que ficamos na Fox House pareceram semanas. Gostámos de tudo! Da organização da casa, do cheiro, do pequeno-almoço e de todos os pormenores que existem em cada canto desta casa. As mantinhas à noite foram preciosas.
Vamos voltar de certeza! Muito obrigado e muita sorte! "
A casa é fabulosa
Teresa F. 🇵🇹 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
"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!"
Matthew B. 🇺🇸 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
"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. "
Amazing place in a great location and great views
Paulo F. 🇵🇹 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
"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!"
Um fim de semana fantástico.
Rodrigues 🇵🇹 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
"A casa tem excelentes condições, rodeada por um espaço único, em que a natureza se afirma e revela em toda a sua pujança.
A Mafalda e o Miguel são óptimos anfitriões que sabem receber muito bem. Por tudo isto, a Fox House vai ser um projeto de sucesso.
Boa sorte. Até breve. "
The Fox House is a unique find
Ana C. 🇨🇦 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
"Miguel and Mafalda are amazing and the fox house is a unique find. Anyone who is lucky enough to stay here will remember it always. Rest, relaxation and luxury! Thank you, we will be back."
Vou levar para o Porto esta tranquilidade e boa energia
Teresa G. 🇵🇹 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
"Meus queridos, obrigada por este espaço maravilhosos e cuidado... vou levar para o Porto esta tranquilidade e boa energia, convicta de que voltarei!"