This manor house, with its coat of arms and splendid adjoining chapel, is located in the Cávado River valley, at the heart of the Minho region, 6 kms from the university city of Braga.
The house offers the enjoyment of an environment rich in cultural and religious heritage, allowing its guest to balance the attractions of active social city life with the tranquillity of the countryside. The grandeur of this historic building is a guarantee of an idyllic stay.
A bright holiday refugee with its vast grounds of sweeping lawns, wide terraces, swimming pool and tennis court that is totally yours. The numerous living areas that spread throughout the ample interior will delight large groups and sharing families. Whilst the large windows that line one side of the house create a bright and attractive eating area, the adjacent formal dining room conveys an air of splendour, housed between high walls of thick stone and beamed ceilings.
Beyond, the original stone wine cellar has been tastefully converted to house an attractive games room. Throughout, original features are combined with modern conveniences to create a roomy and immaculate interior. Pretty armchairs sit upon wooden floors in the light sitting room decorated with traditional straw hats; modern bathrooms display borders of attractive tiles and fine furnishings of solid wood decorate the bedrooms.
Outside, this traditional Portuguese manor house is surrounded by luxuriant and mature gardens, well kept lawns and terraces, a splendid private swimming pool with Roman steps, and invigorating tennis courts. Close by an amazing fluvial beach in an unspoilt natural environment, is another choice for a captivating day, whilst the local town of Vila de Prado with its pleasing range of shops and restaurants is a short walk from the house. Well placed for visits to a number of historic centres, the ancient town of Braga is a mere 15 minutes away, whilst Barcelos with its famous Thursday morning weekly market can be reached within half an hour. Endless sunny beaches on the coast, at Esposende, are a 50 minute drive although the wide sandy river beaches of the Rio Cávado may be found within walking distance of the property.
RNET n.º 495 AT
- Number of Rooms 6
- Number of Wcs 6
- Invited Persons 175 €
- Minimum rental period 1 week