About us

My name is Elisa and I am the proud owner of the beautiful Casa Fontelheira.

All my life I have dreamt of owning a holiday home abroad, beneath a warm sun, without the hustle and bustle of modern day urban life. I have considered many countries, but decided that Northern Portugal was the number one destination for me.   

The honest and delicious food, the hospitable people, the oasis that nature offers here, and many other ingredients, made me decide that Northern Portugal was the place for me.

I didn’t have to look around for very long before luck led me to my own little paradise. The authenticity, with a main building completely fashioned in granite and the stunning view, made my heart beat faster. I decided to look no further and buy my holiday home straight away. Casa Fontelheira is the oldest house in the Vila Nune community and dates back to 1860.  It is a beautifully renovated quinta, completely built in granite.

Changing course

After a hectic period with hard work in the hospitality industry and after ample consideration (you know how it goes: Are the kids old enough for this? What are the financial aspects?)  I finally decided to change course completely. I saw a great future in Northern Portugal and wanted to turn my holiday home into a small scale holiday paradise. I wanted more people to enjoy what Casa Fontelheira and Northern Portugal have to offer.

After many renovations, obviously keeping all of the authentic details, Casa Fontelheira has developed into a wonderful holiday complex. It is fitted with all of the modern comforts and has a fantastic panoramic view that will surprise everyone. Up to this very moment we are still making improvements to the accommodations and developing our magnificent gardens.

During the most important seasons of the year me and my partner, and our lovely and enthusiastic Portuguese dog and cat, spend our time in our holiday home. We hope to welcome many guests to our holiday paradise.  

Lots of love, and we’ll hope to see you soon in Northern Portugal,

Elisa, Max, Vinha and Beauty

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