Quinta de Malta

Durrães, Minho
Bed & Breakfast


A traditional hotel for peace seekers and history lovers; comfortable rooms, organic produce from the farm, large pool and stunning views

Bedroom

19 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2 – 4

The
Experience

Down the sloping driveway framed by twisting vines is this grand manor house with panoramic views. Originally the priest’s home in the 1500s, and rebuilt in the 1700s, it’s impressive, yet elegantly faded. Knock on the heavy wooden door and Delfim or Ana greets you warmly, then takes you to your traditional room, which is unlocked with an ancient iron key. Some bedrooms share a sitting room, with leather sofas and a stand for tea and coffee; all have antique furniture, intricately hand-carved wooden beds, and crochet blankets made by Delfim’s mother, Maria. Bathrooms are spacious and en suite with powerful showers and heaps of towels. Breakfast is served in the old maize store, now a glass-fronted building with those stunning views – across a viaduct and over apple trees to green hills dotted with houses. The breakfast spread is a real treat including organic produce from the farm: quince jam and ham, cheese and butter, breads, brioches, cereals, juice, coffee… and if you manage to rise from the table, there’s plenty to see and do here. Hunt down the old grape press, search out the snooker and games room, slip into the large pool.

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Oven
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • 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
  • Washing machine
  • 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

Booking restrictions
Short breaks available. Nightly prices.
Closed
Rarely.
Property
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Meals
Dinner, 3 courses, from €25.Restaurants 1km.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €75
Surcharges
Singles €70-€75.
1 Apartment for 4
From €229
1 Suite for 2
From €130
10 Doubles
From €75
2 Suites for 4
From €160
1 Apartment for 4
From €170

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Delfim & Alice Sobreiro

  • Viana do Castelo – 17 km – “Viana é amor” (Viana is love). Town MuseumRegional Customs Museum, Historic Centre, Santa Luzia’s Church on the top of the mountain with beautiful views over the city and the ocean.
  • Barcelos – 15 km – Land of the famous pottery roast. Pottery Museum, Historic Centre, Cruzes (Crosses) Festival (June 3rd) – quite colourful.
  • Ponte de Lima – 15 km – The oldest “Vila” (between village and town) in Portugal. Historic Centre, Beautiful landscapes, Feiras Novas (new fairs) - Annual market, in September, “A Vaca das Cordas“ (The cow in ropes)
  • Esposende – 20 km. Beaches – ocean and river side. Nice place to walk and relax.
  • A historical note: This property was founded in the 1500s, and the original house was then the priest’s home. Later, in the late 1600s or early 1700s, the house we see today was built, by the owner of the property.
  • Lima River valley, Beaches, Marina, Agonia’s Festival (August 20th) – The most important in Portugal.