Quinta de Freixieiro

Guardizela, Minho
Bed & Breakfast
+351 939 760902

Great décor - traditional and a tad funky, local and homemade food - yogic calm close to Guimaraes and the Douro valley


5 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Serene, beautiful and fun. Surrounded by a lovely old garden and enclosed courtyard, with water gushing from tanks and springs, this handsome former convent has been in Isabel’s family for three generations. Inspired by her passion for yoga, she’s created peaceful spaces indoors and out, cushioning guests from the built-up local area. Behind an attractive grey granite, large-windowed façade, the décor’s a wonderful mix of traditional, fresh and funky. The light, comfortable bedrooms, with their equally stylish bathrooms (one bath was once a cattle trough), are on two floors separated by a vast granite stair. The sitting room mixes old and Eastern furniture to great effect. The meditation room leads out to the saltwater infinity swimming pool overlooking the estate’s prizewinning vineyard. You can take Isabel’s advice on the best places to eat, but do try her excellent local and homemade food, served at the big dining room table. Tour their bodegas, visit Guimaraes, hop on a train to Oporto and explore the Douro valley. Or simply stay put on a summer yoga retreat.


  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
Check out
By 11am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights.
Christmas, New Year.
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Dinner available on request. Restaurants 2km.


Nightly price
from €60
Extra bed €15-€20. Children under 3 free of charge.
1 Double
From €60
1 Suite for 2
From €120
3 Twin/doubles
From €90



Stayed here the week before Xmas and had the best possible stay at Quinta de Freixieiro: splendid house, terrific rooms (4 nights in the magnificent Old Room), wonderful breakfasts and of course Isabel: impressively generous and delightfully elegant to get along with.

Jan, Wijer (Belgium)

Had the best possible stay at Quinta de Freixieiro this week. Splendid house, terrific rooms (4 nights in the magnificent Old Room), wonderful breakfasts and of course Isabel: impressively generous and so elegantly delightful to get along with.

Jan, Wijer

We booked to stay here but sadly had to cancel because my husband was too ill to travel. The Quinta could not have been kinder. They returned our deposit with no fuss and wished us well. I do hope we can visit another time. It looks so gorgeous and the people are clearly lovely.

Vanessa, Edinburgh

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Isabel Faria

  • The beautiful cities, Guimaraes where Portugal began, Braga with all it's barroc splendour an the most anciant village of Portugal - Ponte de Lima. The Geres Natural Park a beauty not to miss where you can have lots of sports.
  • One of Portugal best restaurants at 2km where you can taste amazing food and wines. Village fairs all around in every day of the week.
  • Our wines, olive oils and vegetarian food and, of course, our yoga. Our pic-nics. We invite all to come and help, teach and learn in our kitchen, gardens and vineyards.
  • Oporto City our pride and joy!! Only 30-minute drive.
  • The small and beautiful local Golf Club where you can also play tennis.