Quinta da Bouça d’Arques

Minho
Bed & Breakfast


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

Bedroom

9 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2 – 4

The
Experience

In the grounds of the grand 300-year-old manor are these modern apartments; João & Ana Luisa (the family has been here for centuries) have created 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 on your terrace, then move to wooden loungers by the pool. There are courtyards and vineyards to explore, wines to buy, surprises at every turn. Great for families, too: 7 hectares of vineyards and woods to stroll and discover, BBQs and bikes to borrow. A 10-minute drive leads to good restaurants; Viana do Castelo is also blessed with riverine and surfing beaches.

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Credit cards
  • 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
12am
Booking restrictions
Minimum two nights.
Closed
Never.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Property
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Meals
Breakfast included. Restaurant 1km.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €105
Surcharges
Singles €75-€120. Dinner, B&B €40 per person. Extra bed/sofabed available €35 per person per night.
1 Cottage for 4
From €160
7 Cottages for 2
From €105

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Location

The neighbourhood

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!