Solar Egas Moniz Charming House

Penafiel, Douro
Bed & Breakfast

In the green hills of Penafiel just east of Porto, a delightful family offer 10 quirky rooms, a swimming pool and scrumptious food and wine


10 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 4

Children welcome

The Experience

The house is indeed charming: a tall white Portuguese mansion with a granite trim and a commanding view over the Sousa river, which flows into the Douro a few miles down. And experiences are truly local, from wines served in the old lagar grape press to bars and shops down the cobbled lane. But it’s the Vinha family that make this place special. The 120-year-old house and its modern extension are filled with personal touches: mother’s embroidered cushions, daughter’s stencilled sayings, toys for kids and, in winter, logs crackling away in the fireplace and stove. The family will gladly help you explore, perhaps horse-riding, rafting, a bike ride along the Romanesque Route which links countless historic monuments in this verdant area. In summer, petiscos are served out in the garden by the pool: local meats, olives, cheeses, bacalhau or caldo verde made with home-grown veg. Bedrooms are simple and spotless, with decor that reflects the family’s lively personality. Curious about the name? It’s the tutor of the first king of Portugal. Just one of many quirky features of this warm and welcoming small hotel.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights in high season. Children over 2 welcome.
Restaurants nearby.


Nightly price
from €109
Extra bed/sofabed available €20 per person per night.
7 Doubles
From €109
1 Suite for 2
From €139
2 Family rooms for 4
From €129



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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Filipa Vinha

  • As a result of the recovery of one manor of the SEC. XIX, this charm house with 10 bedrooms is located in Paço de Sousa, only 30 minutes of the Oporto city.
  • With an outdoor swimming pool, wine cellar, library and hidings place that invite to the peace and leisure, with free Wi-Fi access in all the spaces.
  • Egas Moniz manor invites guest to a journey through experiences and region habits with proposal for authentic experiences, like tasting appetizers and wine tasting at a wine cellar or workshops embroiders “Valentine ‘scarves”
  • With an outdoor swimming pool, wine cellar, library and hidings place that invite to the peace and leisure, with free Wi-Fi access in all the spaces. The rooms are all thematic