Quinta da Cancela

Guimaraes, Minho
Bed & Breakfast
+351 919 199299
Visit owner's website

€120 - €169
per night

Taste the wine, plunge into the granite pool, play billiards in the library, linger outdoors as swallows swoop – eat delicious local dishes


7 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 4

Children welcome
Babies welcome

€120 - €169 per night

The Experience

A seductive mix of a carefully restored 300-year-old wine property and charming owners who love to cook Portuguese dishes for their guests. It’s a pretty view from the traditional, geranium-festooned granite building with its old wine press – from the terrace you see only immaculate lawns, vineyards and fruit trees with a distant backdrop of green hills. Things are very much run along family-friendly and sustainable lines; half the food served is from within 5 kilometers, few chemicals are used and the amazing granite swimming pool is fed by a flow of crystal clear well water. Indoors is fascinating too, with a vast, first floor dining room brimming with antiques, terracotta tiled floors downstairs, granite slabs for walls and doors straight out. There’s even a guest kitchen, if you need it. In the library you can browse the National Geographics and play billiards. Smart bedrooms mostly have four-posters, two are more contemporary; some of the good bathrooms are ingeniously slotted in. Of course you can have a wine-tasting, go riding or biking, visit nearby Guimaraes and the prehistoric site of Citania Briteiros.


  • 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 €120
1 Cottage for 4
4 Doubles
1 Triple


Booking information

Check in
3pm-6pm (please get in touch for early or late check in)
Check out
Other details
Minimum stay: 3 nights.
Christmas & New Year.
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Dinner €30. Restaurants 15-minute walk.


We thoroughly enjoyed our 5 night stay at Quinta da Cancela. Arthur has beautifully renovated and modernised his old family farmhouse without spoiling its charm. It is set in a stunning location overlooking vineyards with easy access to places of interest. Arthur's enthusiasm for his project and his wine is infectious adding to our enjoyment. He is also an excellent cook serving us 2 dinners with a variety of his wines during our stay. The room was comfortable, we enjoyed the breakfasts and loved spending time in and around his freshwater pool. We would definitely recommend it.

Peter and Liz, London

We loved staying at Quinta De Cancela. The farmhouse and buildings are beautifully restored and rooms were very comfortable. Arthur was an incredible host, making us feel very welcome and giving us impeccable tips of where to eat locally and further afield and where to visit in the region. The breakfast was good and we spent some very peaceful days by the swimming pool and loved sitting on the terrace watching the sun go down in the evening. We will definitely be back.

Molly, London

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Arthur Faria Carvalho

  • Quinta da Cancela is located half way between Guimarães and Braga, in a central position in the Minho Region! Perfect for exploring the nearby cities, but also great for day trips to the National Park of Geres or to Barcelos, Ponte de Lima or the coast !
  • WARNING: DO NOT COME TO NORTH PORTUGAL ON A DIET !! You will have a chance to taste our local, authentic cuisine, based on the Mediterranean diet, full with great local organic produce, cooked in our traditional fashion...humm...
  • Late September, our wine harvest is on !! Join us hand picking, treading, or just enjoying the wine! Our Red Vinho Verde will for sure be a new experience to you!
  • We have just associated with a local artisan to develop our own, 100% natural, amenities set !!You will have Lavender, Orange, Lemon and Grapefruits scents in your hand soap, shower gel and hand lotion! Handcrafetd just for YOU!!