Casa Santa Filomena

Bed & Breakfast

Roses, dahlias and azaleas bloom profusely here, as pretty a welcome as you could wish for. Bedrooms are comfortable and clean


5 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


Casa Santa Filomena, a solid 1920s house tucked into a quiet corner of an already quiet village; peace is assured. When we visited in spring the old wisteria was in bloom, as pretty a welcome as you could wish for. A high wall runs around the property, girdling a small vineyard where local varieties of grape are grown. Elsewhere the profusion of flowers – roses, dahlias, azaleas, hydrangeas – is heady proof of the microclimate that this part of the Minho enjoys; breakfast juice comes from their own oranges. The Ukrainian housekeeper is charming but speaks very little English; if the owners are around, ask to see their collection of restored carriages. A swimming pool and tennis courts are a kilometre away, and wonderful beaches not much further: Afife is a favourite with bodyboarders, Praia da Arda is for surfers, and Ancora is dotted with restaurants. If you’re not a watersporter, then there’s walking along the dunes and around the hillside. Bedrooms are functional, comfortable and clean, with new curtains and watercolours. This is a good value place to stay.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Oven
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • Credit cards
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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


  • 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

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights.
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Restaurants nearby. BYO wine.


Nightly price
from €50
Singles €50-€60.
4 Twin/doubles
From €60
1 Suite for 2
From €50


What a beautiful house. Love the gardens, and the good food that served for breakfast. Its a place that anyone will enjoy. I did a lot.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Mary Kendall

  • The city of Viana do Castelo is located at the mouth of the Lima river with many interesting places to visit as well as yearly festivities and folklore in August dedicated to the city’s patron saint.
  • The historical town of Caminha is located at the mouth of the Minho river with a ferry to Galiza, Spain.