Quinta da Bouça d'Arques

Viana do Castelo, Minho
Bed & Breakfast
+351 967 571524
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€140 - €300
per night

João & Ana Luisa's stunning cottages superbly blend contemporary and traditional styles. Vineyards, beaches and restaurants are all close


9 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 4

Children welcome
Babies welcome

€140 - €300 per night

The Experience

In the grounds of the grand 300-year-old manor are these modern apartments; a stunning blend of contemporary architecture and tradition. Old stone walls, contemporary glass panels and modern art personify a minimalist chic. Splashes of colour contrast with dark antiques, striped silks hang above fine old beds, and neutral colours blend with beams, granite, terracotta and painted shutters. 

Baskets, blankets, ceramics and tall glass vases filled with petals add character; bathrooms have deep baths and hand-painted tiles. A woollen cushion on a carved bench, burning incense, a silk-clad mannequin – all contribute to the serenity of this place. Start the day with breakfast delivered to your terrace: hams, cheeses, fresh bread and pastries, homemade jams.

Borrow bikes, stroll vineyards and woodlands, rest on wooden sun loungers by the pool. For dinner, the chef can serve a special 3-course meal at the main house for groups of eight or more; you can drive 10 minutes to good restaurants, or request a pre-cooked meal to heat up in your cottage.

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We think you'll love

  • Taking all the apartments for a big gathering of family or friends
  • Being so near to the beach and beautiful countryside
  • All the activities you can book for grown-ups and children
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You should know

  • The unfenced pool is shared with other guests
  • You need to pre-order meals or activities, especially in high season


  • Swimming pool
  • EV charger
  • 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
  • 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 €140
Extra bed/sofabed available €35 per person per night.
1 Cottage for 4
From €220
7 Cottages for 2
From €140


Booking information

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Other details
Minimum stay: 3 nights in high season. Singles €75-€120.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Groups of 8+ can have a 3-course meal prepared by the chef, served at the main house. Includes drinks. Ask the owners for details & to book. Restaurant 7km.


When you arrive you will feel invaded by the tranquility and silence of the place that is surrounded by vines and forest, You will also find a generous smile and feel the kindness of an excellent team. Each accommodation unit is rustically decorated, combining the modernity of some architectural details. A unique experience, between the countryside and the beach!

Patricia, Sawday's Inspector

Beautiful secluded villas in woodland in the grounds of an attractive quintessentially Portuguese country house in wooded grounds and views over the hills - lovely swimming pool.

Michael, London

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The neighbourhood

It feels very peaceful and private here but you're near to everything. There is a trail within the estate and through the forest - maps provided. Massage can be arranged, or a picnic, wine tastings and even a sailboat ride on the Lima river. There are shops for stocking up within 10 to 12kms and the Espigueiro restaurant is 10 minutes by car and an hour on foot. The beaches are 12kms, Porto 69.

Local points of interest from João & Ana Luisa Magalhães Couto

  • Surrounded by an exuberant green and a deep silence, the Quinta presents a curious mix of the purest Minho tradition and a risky creative approach combining comfort, well being, sophistication and contemporaneity.
  • A property with 7ha, a forest and vineyards to stroll, swimming pool and a great mix between the old and the new arquitecture!
  • The 3 major experiences that we recommend are: the gastronomic route, the cultural and sports…Gastronomy: in this area you can experience high-quality restaurants, including fish, the sea bass cooked with seaweed…
  • On the cultural route, visit the historical centre of Viana, Ponte de Lima, Guimarães and Braga, if you look for a day trip go to Santiago de Compostela or Oporto.
  • Rafting on the Rio Minho and Mouro, trekking in the mountains of Arga and the National Park Peneda-Gerês, golf in the 3 fields that are less than 30 minutes of our Quinta, 10 min to kart, tennis and the best beaches for the practice of windsurfing, surfing
  • Only 40 min from Oporto Airport!


João & Ana Luisa Magalhães Couto

João & Ana Luisa have restored the manor house, which for the last 300 years has born the Abreu Teixeira family coat of arms. They are kind and attentive hosts and leave you a wonderful amount of information about the area and how to make the most of your holiday. They can arrange almost anything with a bit of notice - just ask.