Torre in Rio de Moinhos

Arcos de Valdevez, Minho

Unwind in natural surroundings – swim in river pools, like the otters – doze on your mountain view terrace, wander the wonderful garden


2 places


Sleeping from 2 – 4


Beautiful and very peaceful. In an unspoilt valley in the Minho hills, where otters thrive in the fast-flowing stream, three carefully restored buildings stand on a small rise practically engulfed by plants and trees – a wonderful garden. Both the granite guest houses have mountain views and terraces and can be taken together by bigger groups. The Cottage has an open-plan living room downstairs – kitchen at one end, wood-burner at the other – and a big open bedroom for four upstairs (there’s also an annexe bedroom). The Mill House is one large studio space; perfect for a couple. Great hosts and caring people: Hans (a homeopathic doctor) and Kate live in the former wine press and run their magical place as sustainably as possible: energy is solar, food is home-grown and mostly organic, the Mill toilet is composting. They also run detox retreats and excellent vegan meals are a possibility. No swimming pool, just dozens of pools in the river to choose from. Get back to nature – turn off mobiles, leave the car and walk the last 300 yards… Memorably special.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Restaurants 5km.


Nightly price
from €60
Weekly price
from €420
1 Cottage for 4
From €712 bedrooms
1 Studio for 2
From €601 bedroom


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