Casa de Pomarchão
Arcozelo, 4990-068 Ponte de Lima,
Northern Portugal, Portugal
Casa de Pomarchão goes all the way back to the 15th century but owes its present look to a rebuild of 1775 when a baroque chapel and veranda were added. The noble old manor house stands at the centre of a 60-hectare estate of vineyards and thick pine forest. Your choice is between the apartment in the main building (every inch the aristocrat's domicile) and one of seven equally charming outbuildings beyond; they range from the old stables to the olive press. Some are classical in style (Milho and Bica), others have a more rustic feel (Toca and Mato). Expect soft beds, small sofas, twin-hob kitchenettes, original fireplaces and hand-painted chairs – an appealing décor. Homemade cakes and jams are brought over for breakfast; apartments have French windows opening onto garden or terrace. Stroll the estate, take a splash in the atmospheric tanque, trot off down the hill for Ponte de Lima (a 30-minute walk), roast chestnuts in autumn or plan a day at the beach. Delightful Carmen greets you with a glass of vinho verde and a bowl of olives. This is a fine place run by charming people – we'd happily stay a week.
- Wheelchair access
- At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible.
- Children welcome
- Kids of all ages can stay.
- English spoken
- Host speaks English, whether perfectly or not.
- Working farm
- Or vineyard.
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Arcozelo, 4990-068 Ponte de Lima, Minho