Set in 8000 sq. m/ 2 acres of lush, green land, Casa Marmelo was built in 2018 by a fantastic Portuguese team made up of a project manager, builder and architect. The original ruin was rebuilt and now houses the kitchen and dining area upstairs and a bedroom, bathroom, games room with pool table, and kitchenette/laundry downstairs. A modern wing, attached to the ruin by the entrance hall, boasts the living room and a further three bedrooms all with en-suite bathrooms. A balcony, with views over the Douro river, links all of the rooms in the modern wing. The villa is beautifully furnished throughout.

Outside, the grounds are divided into terraces typical of the Douro region, with areas for children to play and adults to relax and take in the spectacular views of the river and surrounding countryside. The 14 metre heated pool sits in a generous granite decking area with tables, seating and sun loungers.

There are plenty of walking routes a stones throw away that take you off the beaten track into the wooded hills above the house, with hidden ruins, waterfalls and the maedival route ( to explore. Water-sports are available on the Douro river. For more information, see Things To Do Nearby.


Each room has a Daikin air conditioning unit, USB sockets and hairdryers. There are also electric indoor blinds and external blackout shutters to ensure a good night’s sleep.

There are a number of items available upon request including two extra single beds, a cot, high chair and a baby bath tub. It’s also possible to install a stairgate at the top of the stairs to the ruin bedroom and games room if you will be staying with small children. Please just let us us know before your visit if you require any of these extra items.


Kitchen and dining area

  • Samsung American style fridge freezer

  • DeLonghi bean to cup coffee machine

  • Kettle

  • Wine fridge

  • Neff double oven

  • Neff warming drawer

  • Siemens induction hob

  • Siemens dishwasher

  • Ten seat dining table

  • Wood burning stove

  • Outside terrace area with large stone dining table

Games room

  • Samsung 50’ flatscreen smart TV

  • Pool table

  • Chess set

Ruin bedroom

  • Super king bed

  • Samsung 50’ flatscreen smart TV

  • Fitted wardrobes

  • Wood burning stove

  • En-suite bathroom with walk-in rainfall shower

  • Verandah outside


  • Beko two ring induction hob

  • Undercounter fridge

  • Bosch washing machine

  • Bosch tumble dryer

  • Fitted cupboards

  • Iron and ironing board


Master bedroom

  • Superking bed

  • Dressing area with fitted wardrobes

  • En-suite bathroom with bathtub and overhead rainfall shower

Bedrooms three and four

  • Superking bed or two single beds

  • Fitted wardrobes

  • En-suite bathroom with walk-in rainfall shower

Living room

  • Samsung 55’ flatscreen smart TV

  • DVD player

  • Tailor made TV stand with cabinet of DVDs

  • Wood burning stove



  • Automatic gate

  • Parking for 5-6 cars

  • Garage

Upper terrace

  • Granite table with seating for 12

  • Sandpit for children

  • Children's lawn

  • Prado (prairie) grass terraces

Pool area

  • 14 metre pool with shallow area for children

  • Outside shower

  • Granite decking

  • Dining table with seating for 10

  • Pool loungers and tables

  • Separate bathroom below pool