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About Mafalda Carlos
On a summer night with a starry sky, we dined in the pergola when a young fox appeared, shy and curious, attracted by the aromas of dinner and the joy that was felt. This would be the moment of inspiration for the concept of exclusivity and nature of our tourist project and thus appeared to The Fox House. As hosts we feel the call to share the peace, joy and harmony present in the positive and inspiring moments that this space has always provided. Today we aspire that our passion lead us to grow in the art of well-being and the magic of providing good experiences. We are Miguel and Mafalda, welcome to The Fox House.
Pool / Spa
Children allowed - Jogos tradicionais e de exteriorJogos tradicionais e de exterior
Parties/events allowed - Festas e Eventos só com autorização préviaFestas e Eventos só com autorização prévia
No smoking - Só é permitido fumar no espaço exterior à casaSó é permitido fumar no espaço exterior à casa
Max guests: 12
Minimum age of primary renter: 25 - Pretendemos uso responsável e cuidado do espaçoPretendemos uso responsável e cuidado do espaço
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Staying at the Fox House was quite an amazing experience. We decided to come here for a bridal weekend and everyone was impressed by the property, it is absolutely beautiful and looks exactly like the pictures. We all wished we could stay longer! The owners were very friendly and welcoming and also helpful, such great hosts. I definitely recommend it to anyone.
Beautiful property, wonderful hosts. Highly recommend for couples and families. We loved it!
After enjoying the Viking River Cruise from Porto for a week, we were thrilled to have a home base at The Fox House close to Sao Pedro do Sul.
The owners, Miquel and Mafalda, met us at The Fox Club House for champagne before taking us on a tour of the property and house. Each room had an en-suite and each entertainment area had restrooms available. The view was phenomenal. We enjoyed many mornings out on the deck overlooking the valley and pool. Each time we went outdoors, I took my camera and discovered new photo opportunities.
The housekeeper made us breakfast every morning ( cold cuts and pastries). It was a very much appreciated beginning to our day. She cleaned up our rooms while we ate and drank coffee, and afterwards cleared the table. She was a pleasure to be around.
We traveled daily to many of the suggested communities in the area. It took less than an hour to travel to Costa Nova, where we enjoyed the restaurant Nori, and bought sardines and red fish from the fish market to cook on the outside fire Barbeque. So Much Fun!!!
Thank- you for a wonderful 5 nights. We did not want to leave.
Also, we enjoyed one fantastic dinner at the Fox House where the owner and chef from The Palace Restaurant served fantastic prawn salad and monkfish and prawn stew ( requested by us).
Fisher’s, Pickering’s and Roozen’s
Stunning villa with amazing attention to detail. Mafalda and Miguel were there to welcome us with champagne and to show us around which was so nice after a long drive from the UK. The spacious bedrooms and bathrooms were cool (air con) and furnished beautifully. The swimming pool was clean and the sun beds were very comfortable with each having an additional pool towel. The pool area including additional shower and toilet facilities. Superb outside BBQ area adjacent to outside dining area. The "Fox Club" included a great party room with dining, seating and large TV screen for sports enthusiasts. We had a superb chef who was able to use the additional professional kitchen. Mafalda was kind enough to organise the chef who was exceptional and provided us with the most amazing meal. The housekeeper was a gem. We were served with the most delicious breakfast every morning, something we were not expecting. We were spoilt with superb service, more like a five star hotel ! Thank you, it truly was the most relaxing holiday and we would have no hesitation in recommending to our friends and family.
We had an unforgettable time at the Fox House. Everything was amazing! The house, the spaces, the weather! Mafalda and Miguel are excellent hosts! We would love to come back to the Fox House.
The Fox House is perhaps the most beautiful home we’ve ever stayed in. The ancient stone walls, the gorgeous antiques, the bedrooms each with an en suite bathroom are all perfection. The grounds are beautiful. The pool is great. We loved waking up to the amazing breakfast spread every morning on the outdoor table. The Fox Club (an adjacent building) was fun to retire to at night for games. The location is very rural and peaceful. About an hour from Porto. We really loved visiting the hot spring spa and swimming in the natural swimming hole at Poco Azul. But the house was so great we didn’t even want to leave.
OPEN THE GATES OF THE FOX HOUSE and experience the true thermalism in the spring of thermal water used since the 1st century, with mineral-medicinal healing properties. You can enjoy a therapeutic approach or relax and well-being in the modern bathhouses D. Afonso Henriques and Queen D. Amélia in the Baths of São Pedro do Sul 5 min from The Fox House.
But do not stop only by the thermal baths, get to know the region's heritage and take inspiration from nature by exploring the 7 pedestrian walks with various themes and capable of providing you with a unique cultural and biodiversity experience.
But to have an incredible story to tell, mix the pleasure of discovery with the adrenaline of the challenge and do Canyoning, Rafting, Stand Up Padle, Rapell, Trekking and Bikes in the rivers and mountains of the region with our partner, Nómadas - Adventure Tourism.
Or of course, take a leap to Viseu and where a fantastic golf course awaits you.
DISCOVER THE CENTRALITY OF SÃO PEDRO DO SUL during your stay at The Fox House, traveling from one hour to four cities representative of Portugal's identity.
Go to Aveiro and ride your Moliceiros boat, or go surfing on the beaches of Costa Nova or Barra.
Then make a leap to Viseu and get to know the wealth of his heritage or play a game of golf peacefully.
Get to know Coimbra with its secular university surrounded by the academic tradition.
Travel in the Douro, taste the famous Port wine and mix in the cosmopolitan and vibrant urban landscape of Porto.
At the end of the day review the pictures and reminisce about the moments while relaxing in the moonlight at The Fox House.
Discover the region of São Pedro do Sul and its heritage, where the Castros, Roman Pools, Convents, Palaces and Lands cross the Roman bridges, Chapels and Mother Church.
Visit the typical shale Villages, Aldeia da Pena, Fujaco, Covas do Monte and Covas do Rio and breathe the air of the Sierras de Arada, Gralheira and São Macário, where the Vouga, Sul and Paiva rivers flow, full of biodiversity .
Have fun at popular and traditional festivals, where themes range from religious devotion to local gastronomy, to artistic festivals and product fairs in the region.