The house is very nice and cozy, and surrounded by a pleasant garden with swimmingpool. From the garden you can view some of the spectacular scenery of the Douro valley, and the hill top behind the house is a particularly great place for enjoying the sun set. Since the house is built in stone, the indoor environment remains cool despite the outside reaching quite high temperatures (well above 30 degrees C). The house is located just outside the village of Armamar (car needed), and has for us been a great base from which we have explored the Douro valley. The fully equipped kitchen allows for relaxed dinners at home when this is desired, and the shaded balcony allows a quiet rest from the outside world. We can highly recommend Quinta da Pereira to fellow travellers.