Paco de Vitorino

Ponte de Lima, Minho
Bed & Breakfast


Serene heritage gardens, big baroque bedrooms and views of the mountains of the Peneda-Geres National Park

Bedroom

15 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2

The
Experience

Linger over breakfast’s cheeses, hams, organic fruits and pastries, bask by the pool, walk by footpath (seven kilometres) along the river to Ponte de Lima for lunch; it is rich with restaurants. This immaculately restored hotel, formerly a farm, later an aristocrat’s country residence, is near the oldest town in the Minho.In the hands of Jorge and his remarkable small team, you are made to feel totally at home. You have a large sitting room with an open fire in winter, a small one with access to the terrace, ancient cellars with original olive and wine presses, a library and a playroom for wet days, and five magical acres of garden that drop down to the river.Discover the huge surfing beaches of the Viana do Castelo, taste and buy from the Vinho Verde wineries, and return to delicious suppers cooked by Rosario. Then retire to one of six baroque bedrooms on the first floor; all large, all ornate. Further rooms with high ceilings, small patios and a modern décor lie off the big central courtyard.

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We think you'll love

  • The historic, palatial feel
  • The relaxed attitude – there’s no standing on ceremony here
  • The remarkable kindness of the staff
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Home truths

  • You’ll need to drive if you want to eat out in the evening
  • The patios of the courtyard rooms are overlooked

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Oven
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • 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
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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

Nearby

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

Activities

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

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
3pm
Check out
12pm
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights in July & August.
Closed
Christmas.
Meals
Dinner, set menu from €20. Child, €10. Restaurants 7km.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €110
9 Doubles
From €110
6 Suites for 2
From €150

Reviews

We loved our stay in this elegant and beautifully restored manor house with a stunning pool overlooking glorious countryside. Our room was one of the old stables with an outside area overlooking an attractive walled garden. We enjoyed our breakfasts and delicious dinners prepared by the lovely Rosario. Jorge was the perfect host, full of helpful suggestions and went out of his way to make our stay memorable. We would recommend it to anyone.

Peter and liz, London

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Location

The neighbourhood

Like Galicia in Spain, this region is mountainous and green; being close to the ocean, it has a mild climate and its fair share of rain. Hence the magical gardens that stretch down to the river, and the riverside path that goes all the way to Lima; you can also explore upstream. Enjoy the beautiful National Park of Peneda-Geres close by, immerse yourself in the history (and the unique gastronomy) of Lima, and enjoy the fresh characterful wines of the Vinho Verde; wineries abound.

Introducing

Jorge Vieira

Jorge is the manager of this 2016-renovated Baroque palace, in the hands of the same family since the 18th century. He could not be kinder and is full of recommendations of places to visit and things to do. His small team take a personal interest in everyone who comes to stay, and always seem to find time for you.