Paço da Glória

Jolda-Madalena, Minho
+351 937 486 283
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€250 - €1500
per night
€1600 - €10000
per week

For retreats, groups of friends, and big families: come to recharge the senses at this special and ancient house enveloped by wild gardens


3 places


Sleeping from 3 – 14

Children welcome
Babies welcome

€250 - €1500 per night

€1600 - €10000 per week

The Experience

If you take the main house and both studio apartments your group will have free rein inside and out, including stunning gardens, woodland, an orchard and veggie plot (help yourself), a lake, a big dining terrace, indoor heated pool and outdoor saltwater pool. There’s also the possibility to hire a live-in chef who can whip up delicious meals in the huge, smart kitchen.

Positioned in a deeply rural location, it’s ideal for groups to come together and celebrate special occasions, seek refuge and take time away from hectic lives. You are offered a guided tour of the manor house rooms and you can dine on the outside terrace before retreating to calming en suite bedrooms. The studios are completely self-sufficient for those who want their own space.

Visit Ponte de Lima (11km) for a meal out or a round of golf, drive to the coast (37km) for surfing, paddle boarding and boat trips, return to deep peace and serenity.

Paço da Glória - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • Spending time browsing in the private art gallery and extensive library in the main house
  • Enjoying long, lazy days in the sunshine and sunset dinners on the terrace
  • Arranging for a masseuse to visit, taking tennis lessons or yoga classes
Paço da Glória - Gallery

You should know

  • There are three friendly dogs living at the property, looked after by the manager Francisca
  • There's lots of gear for children but little ones will need to be supervised outside as the pool and lake are unfenced
  • It's not possible to walk to shops or restaurants


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • 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
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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



Nightly price
from €250
Weekly price
from €1600
Damage deposit
€1500 for the house, €500 for each studio.
2 Studios for 3
€2501 bedroom
1 House for 14
€15009 bedrooms


Booking information

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Minimum stay: 2 nights in low season. 7 nights in high season. Exclusive rental of the house and studios (total capacity of 20): €12500 per week, €6000 for a 3-night stay.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property


Surrounded by gardens (romantic and wild), the stunning historic house captures our attention. With an outdoor salty pool, you can relax and enjoy a beautiful view. You will have a stay that is attentive to details, welcoming and comfortable, integrated into nature and based on sustainability. You will have a special and unique time!

Patrícia, Sawday's Inspector

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The neighbourhood

The pretty riverside towns of Ponte de Lima (11km) and Arcos de Valdevez (13km) are the closest places for shopping and eating out. Ponte de Lima has an 18-hole golf course and forms part of the Santiago de Compostela route. Arcos de Valdevez has lovely river walks that lead to waterfalls. The coastal city of Viana do Castelo (37km) has a great seafood restaurant, Tasquinha da Linda.

Local points of interest from Francisca Campos

  • Penedo dos Malandros, it's a small River Beach at a just 5 min drive away.
  • Cascatas Rio Cabrão, are small Waterfalls at a just 10 min drive away.
  • Ponte de Lima it's at 15min drive and it is the oldest village in the country. It has a medieval architecture and a Roman bridge dating from the 1st century over the river Lima. Its historic streets are the ideal place to walk around and eat typical pastry
  • Parque Nacional Peneda-Gerês, is a huge natural park, with mountains, trails and waterfalls. A paradise for nature lovers. The area has 70.290 ha and it is protected, as it is considered a World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO. Nearest entrance it's just 20min
  • The city of Viana do Castelo and its beautiful beaches are also just 25 minutes away. Water sports activities are very popular in the area. One of the most emblematic places in the city is the Sanctuary of Santa Luzia, offering incredible views.
  • Roman Caldaria of Bande, Natural Hotsprings (1h car drive).


Francisca Campos

Owner Rebecca splits her time between London and Porto. The family have owned the house since 2002 and they undertook a significant and sympathetic renovation in 2021, retaining the old bones of the property whilst modernising it for a comfortable stay. You're looked after by friendly and knowledgable manager Francisca.