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Douro River House: A Fond Farewell

Homes are more than brick and mortar. They are breathing entities, testaments to memories made, laughter shared, and countless moments. The Douro River House, our beloved retreat, stands as a symbol of such cherished experiences. Yet, the time has come to let go.

With a heavy heart, we announce that the Douro River House is up for sale. The simple truth is, our adventures are taking us farther, to the Azores, and as we spend more time there, the house stands more and more alone. And it's a home that deserves the warmth of daily life, the hum of stories, and the comfort of presence.

Our journey with the Douro River House has been nothing short of magical. Waking up to the panoramic views of the tranquil river has been a daily meditation in itself. The gentle ripples of the water reflecting the morning sun, the birds' songs echoing the promise of a new day; it has been a perpetual retreat from the hustle and bustle of the world.

The terrace has been our favourite spot, whether it was for our breakfasts as we planned our day, afternoons engrossed in novels, or evenings over dinner. Every meal felt like a banquet with nature, with the river as our constant guest, and the vast landscape our ever-changing backdrop.

The river wasn’t just a view. It was a playground. Many times we took the kayaks out, paddling fast or slow, exploring the curves and secret nooks near us in the Douro. It wasn't just a river; it was a friend, inviting us to play with and reflect on.

We also loved the river trails. Our walks on those trails became therapeutic routines. The rustle of leaves underfoot, the fragrance of the earth after a rain,every experience added a rich layer to our bond with the place.

But life is about change, growth, and embracing new horizons. As we venture more into the beauty of the Azores, we believe it's only fair for the Douro River House to find new stewards, new laughter, new memories. It's an opportunity for someone else to get to know thius amazing part of the Douro.

For those who might be its next guardians, know this — it's not just a house. It's a home, a friend, a sanctuary. We hope, with all our hearts, that it gives you the peace, joy, and love that it has given us.

As we bid adieu, we carry with us a treasure trove of memories. To the Douro River House — our haven, our retreat, — thank you.

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