Private camping rentals at Santo Tirso, Porto District 55

Land for
5000 m²

Your host, Rui

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  • Animals welcome
  • Drinking water
  • Barbecue
  • Electricity
  • Independent toilets
  • Independent shower
  • Independent fridge
  • Bicycle storage
  • Parking onsite
  • Picnic table
  • Closed land
  • Independent access
  • Kids playground
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We welcome families and there is also a children playground.
We are also Land Rover enthusiasts and run a 4x4 driving experience.
We can also arrange for private tours in the Douro Valley by Land Rover, where you can go right into the vineyards. These tours can be designed according to your desires (meals, wine tastings, duration) and budget. ;). This is payable on site depending on the tour.

The setting

Although only 25 km from Porto, Braga or Guimarães, (all with quite good train connections from the local stations) the site is extremely quite with absolute silence, except for the natural water streams and wildlife. Situated in a montain top, it's possible, on a clean day, to see the sea from the garden.

The spots

There are two main spots to stay. A flat garden, covered in grass and a forest area, with lots of shade. Access is easy for cars and small motorhomes. Caravans, if too long, can have some trouble with the gate.

The sanitary facilities

There is a complete bathroom, with shower and hot water inside the old barn. This is open 24h.

The amenities

The barn serves as a room for all kinds of activities. Electricity is easily reached and extension cords can be provided (although these are limited in number). There is a refrigerator and a barbeque available.
There is also free Wi-Fi access by the main house.

The activities

During the year there are several activities at the farm, mainly linked to agriculture and culinary.
Outside the farm, within walking distance, you can find a horse riding school, several well marked trails, water falls, a catolic sanctuary with magnificent views and the ruins of an ancient (pre-roman) human settlement.
Within 30 minutes you can reach cities like Oporto, Guimarães or Braga, all with lots to offer.

Other things

We welcome families and there is also a children playground.
We are also Land Rover enthusiasts and run a 4x4 driving experience.
We can also arrange for private tours in the Douro Valley by Land Rover, where you can go right into the vineyards. These tours can be designed according to your desires (meals, wine tastings, duration) and budget. ;). This is payable on site depending on the tour.


There are not many rules on site other than those mandatory from comon sense, that is, we expect every guest to leave the ground at least in the same condition they found it.
Dogs / pets must be kept on a leach att all times.
There are lots of space and we are very keen on the privacy of our guests. A reasonable distance must be observed between guests, unless there are in the same group and choose to set camp as such.
Smoking is allowed on the outside (not inside the barn and bathroom) but be very carefull (speccially on hotter days) as any distraction might cause a fire.
No camp fires during the summer months, but special places for BBQ are available.


  • Bar / Restaurant
  • Cultural visits
  • Golf
  • Horse-riding
  • Shopping
  • Swimming
  • Trails
  • Well-being
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Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

55 reviews

Land & setting
  • Beautiful place and nice people.

  • Very nice stay, nothing to complain about. We really like the Homecamper concept.

  • Rui is an amazing Host, very helpful and he gave us good advices for visitons the region. We really enjoyed our time there, and the test of Porto :)
    I highly recommend!

  • We stayed 2 nights. The common lounge was very helpful as we had 2 evenings of rain. The bathroom is original and the property is beautiful. Thanks to Rui for the possibility to taste Physalis. We recommend this place.

  • Rui and his family really take care of you, their quinta is just beautiful. top location, spacious, bathroom and shower nickel.nothing to complain about we will return with pleasure.

  • What a pleasure to be at Rui's!
    Very pleasant, available, Rui explained the history of his quinta and the 3 miles of blueberries among other things...
    The place is wonderful! Between pines, oaks and Eucalyptus!
    My daughters and I really fell in love with it!
    I hope with great pleasure to be able to return there for a trip more focused on the Douro!

  • Very friendly and discreet host. The place is beautiful and large we are not on top of each other. Rui made sure there weren't too many of us to ensure an experience worthy of a real home camper. He recommended a walk to discover the waterfalls, which was magnificent and refreshing because we could swim.
    Many thanks again. We only regret staying one night.
    We'll be back soon ????

  • Rui is a very welcoming and kind host, and it shows at first glance.
    The place is great, you quickly feel at home. For 2 nights we had access to the main house for just the two of us, which was nice ????

    The small drawbacks: the site is not 100% flat, but it is 100% shady! And the intermittent hot water, but once you've got the hang of it ????

    Thank you very much Rui and if we get the chance we'll be back with great pleasure!

  • Rui's property is a marvel, with all the comforts and in a dream environment. The best thing is Rui's kindness. We will be back.

  • Lovely quiet place, with a very beautiful garden

  • Super location, very quiet and relaxing under the trees. We were alone, so it was ideal. Very clean toilets, shower and room with fridge and electricity. Rui is welcoming and gives good advice. He's very friendly. What's more, he speaks French very well.
    Very convenient place to go to Porto , Braga and Guimaraes by train from Trofa station. We recommend this place.

  • The site where we stayed was perfect, under oak trees. Idyllic setting however a pack of several dogs prevented us from sleeping 2 nights which spoiled our stay.
    This was not specified in any of the previous comments.
    Sanitary and kitchen good

  • Great first experience. Everything was perfect, the relaxing setting, super clean sanitary facilities, very good welcome from Rui, as well as very good travel advice and facilities. The little extra was the blueberry field. I really recommend it 100%.

  • It was the first two nights in Portugal. The area of Rui is fantastic. Very quiet and natural. The sanitary facilities are quaint and clean! I can only recommend Rui's dream garden!!!

  • A little corner of paradise.a warm, clean sanitary facilities.
    Delicious blueberries.
    I recommend with my eyes closed.
    Little plus speaks French

  • We can also tell about Rui's exceptionally beautiful, huge property and thank Rui, a very sympathetic and always helpful host, very much that we were allowed to camp in this peaceful place. The sanitary facilities are located in a centuries-old small building, which exudes a special atmosphere and which Rui has authentically restored with a lot of heart and soul. We will be very happy to come back when we are in the area again, Claudia and Dietmar

  • An address in the hinterland of Porto that was a delight. The stopover was short but if I come back here, I'll come back! Rui is very friendly and helpful. Thank you for opening your domain to me.

  • Very good welcome by Riu and his family.
    We could enjoy the place only for us with a superb house to eat and take a shower. We unfortunately could not make the adventure in 4x4 because it is always forbidden to circulate in the forest following the forest fires until the end of September. We will recommend this HomeCamper on our itineraries and conferences. Coco&Cocotte !

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  • We loved our stay with Rui
    His welcome in French and his kindness reflect our stay
    Everything is perfect
    Clean, beautiful, calm, it's a pity that we had rain for our last days of vacations!
    We recommend this host with great pleasure.
    Thank you also for the advices for the wine ????

  • Very beautiful and quiet place with a lot of space and shade under the trees. The common spaces are very useful with a kettle and fridge. The sanitary facilities are not only clean but also very beautiful. Would definitely go there again!

  • Rui’s garden is a fantastic place.
    Nice family and perfect host !
    Near to Porto and with big trees.

    I hope we’ll see you soon !

  • Simply perfect.
    The host, Rui, is unfailingly sweet and kind; so is his son, who befriended our children!
    Beautiful setting, very quiet - with a beautiful and spacious building with dining table, shower, toilet, fridge.
    Shady (important in Portugal).
    The only small "criticism" would be that there are relatively few really flat pitches.
    We were there alone (6 of us) because Rui chose to limit the reservations to one family at a time - since some tenants fear "Covid contacts" (which is not our case). Under normal circumstances, which I hope will return soon, there would be more campers at a time.
    Perfect for us. Many thanks!

  • A beautiful stop in nature. Well equipped place and silence. Rui is a kind and attentive host.

  • Bucolic setting, lovely hosts. Space and amenities, close to many sites, very good. To recommend! Thank you Rui, for your availability! Good luck

  • Waoooooouuuiui
    Just great!! a wonderful place for lovers of shady spots.
    Very beautiful building and facilities, authentic
    Calm +++.
    Riu is adorable

    I will come back

    Thank you and bravo for this resource for others

  • Great place where you want to take your time
    Just a scare with the boars ????
    Excellent blueberries ????
    Thanks to you!

  • 2 days and 3 nights in a beautiful, quiet place from where we could visit Porto by train.
    The surrounding area lends itself to hiking.
    Ruiz was very welcoming and available.
    We would recommend this address and would be happy to return when the opportunity arises.

  • Rui welcomed us superbly well! With our van, he had planned a place for us which was perfectly adapted to its dimensions. Very pleasant exchanges with him, who speaks very good French, that facilitates. The setting is fabulous!
    One of our best experiences of Gamping!

  • Very good stay at Rui's, who welcomed us warmly, in a beautiful place and very well equipped. We highly recommend it!
    We had a little trouble to find the place, ask Rui what exact address to put in the GPS

  • Thanks to Rui for his welcome,
    Very nice ground, very good stay

  • Warm welcome from Rui and his family for our great pleasure! Very well located to visit Porto, Braga and Guimaraes, by car but also by train, which makes life easier.

  • Rui is very welcoming and speaks very good French! The bathroom and living room are very pleasant. Nature and tranquility guaranteed!

  • I loved the experience of these three days at the farm, a wonderful feeling that I felt as soon as I spent the first night. It is a farm that I will be happy to come back to, because people like Margarida and Rui are not found everywhere. They were impeccable in everything! And the blueberries... It's funny because I thought I didn't like them, but after all, I tasted blueberries properly :DD
    Thanks for everything Margarida and Rui! See you soon

  • Calorosa recepção. Lugar muito agradável. Equipamento impressionante. Muita pedra natural, floresta e prado, onde gostaríamos de ficar mais tempo. Para os amantes do tradicional Portugal altamente recomendado.
    Nós estaremos de volta!

    Warm welcome. Very beautiful place. Impressive decor. Lots of natural stone, forest and meadow where we would have liked to stay longer. Highly recommended for lovers of traditional Portugal.
    We will be happy to come back!

  • Perfect stay! Very accommodating person, beautiful setting and access to the shower and common room very pleasant! Thank you very much again!

  • Thanks to Rui for his welcome and his good advice. We had an excellent stay on his very pleasant and well maintained land. It's a place, quiet, ideally placed to visit Porto (by train), as well as the surrounding area

  • Great experience with Rui! Even if we didn't see each other much, because Rui was travelling himself, his daughters took care of us very well. The site is very quiet and wooded, there is a room with a large table and all equipped, and the sanitary facilities were impeccable! I can only recommend this gamping experience!

  • Fabulous welcome and beautiful place. We were 3 families camping there at the same time. We all extended our stay because we liked the place so much. Thank you Rui!

  • Rui is a lovely person and his property is a real marvel with all the necessary services. We have been luxurious. We will come back 100%.

  • Rui is a nice host : warn, helpful and welcoming. The place is very convinient and well equipped. I recommend it.

  • Rui is a very welcoming host and we also had the pleasure of meeting his equally welcoming wife.
    The property is large and very pretty, it feels authentic and after a day of visiting the region, we are happy to come back and rest.
    Thank you again for your courtesy Rui and for your sympathy.

  • Great place to stay. The setting is lovely with a quirky bathroom and a large room to take shelter in. I recommend it.

  • Bravo Rui for sharing this enchanting setting, your values and your kindness.
    We will keep an unforgettable memory
    Pakal & Naty

  • A very good place and managed by even better people, Rui and his wife welcomed us very well. Very highly recommended.
    Very quiet place, no noise and with all services very close.

  • Very responsive to requests and messages!
    He always answered all my requests.
    Unbeatable price!
    Everything was as described on the ad.
    Very friendly and welcomed like kings.
    I was bluffed... I recommend

  • Gamping really perfect!
    The facilities are perfect, the place where the tents are installed is also shady and quiet. The setting is very beautiful.
    Perfect welcome. Thank you for the delicious lemonade and the blueberry jam!
    Excellent location to visit Porto and its region.
    We will come back for sure!

  • We had a great time in this peaceful place in the middle of nature. Very warm welcome from Rui who is very concerned about the well-being of the guests. The services and amenities are perfect. To recommend without hesitation!

  • Beautiful garden, very shaded camping area and very well equipped: chairs, tables and even a hammock are available! The convivial room is very pleasant and the stone bathroom exceptional. Well located to go to Porto by train. And above all, Rui is very welcoming. Thank you for this good stay.

  • We stayed two days at Rui's place, the land is really big, there is plenty of room to pitch a tent. The common living space is nice, there is a fridge, electric plugs, games and a big table to eat. Rui gave us very good information by phone, he is an attentive and kind host. We would have liked to be welcomed by Rui but unfortunately he could not be present, so we were welcomed by the neighbor, much too present during our stay... the other negative point is the bathroom. It is certainly, really beautiful but the cleanliness leaves something to be desired and the big spiders by tens in the shower, it is all but possible.

    All in all we had a pleasant stay at Rui's, the other guests were very respectful.