Quinta do Espirito Santo | Bed & Breakfast in Terceira | Alastair Sawday's Special Places to Stay

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Quinta do Espirito Santo - Bed & Breakfast in Terceira

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Rua Dr. Teotonio Machado Pires 36, 9700-517 S. Bartolomeu - Angra do Heroismo, Terceira
The Azores, Portugal

Francisco Maduro-Dias

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+351 295 332373(landline)

+351 962 922938(mobile)

Come to the striking Portuguese Azores for a double dose of nature, a B&B with exotic garden and quaint bedrooms, hosts who are passionate

Mid-Atlantic, buffeted by waves, are the Azores. Your charming quinta is on Terceira, an interesting island with the largest patch of endemic forest, originally a stopping off post for huge ships ploughing their way from America, Africa and Asia, now a fascinating place to explore. It’s spilling over with exotic flora and fauna and impressive volcanic rock formations; and best of all it’s untouched by mass tourism. Lucilia and Francisco are natural hosts who give you delicious, convivial breakfasts - freshly squeezed juice, local cheeses and bread, homemade jams and eggs from around forty ducks and hens!  Francisco is the a senior curator (and used to be the director) of the Angra Museum and is the perfect guide to island life. The house, filled with antiques, has been in his family for six generations and was rebuilt in traditional style in 2008. It’s an attractive two-storey building with a wonderful garden and inside a gently ramshackle air; both cosy, low ceilinged bedrooms (some traffic noise) are on the ground floor with squeaky clean windowless en suites. Walkers and water sporters will rejoice. 


Features
Children welcome
Kids of all ages can stay.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
English spoken
Host speaks English, whether perfectly or not.
WiFi
Wireless internet access available.
Public transport
Within 10 miles of a bus/train station.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Bikes available
On the premises to hire or borrow.

Local points of interest from Francisco Maduro-Dias:

Local points of interest from
Francisco Maduro-Dias:

  • Angra do Heroísmo is a small urban gem that was included in the UNESCO World Heritage list in 1983. It still shows its importance as a key point in the global network that portuguese and spanish overseas empires created 5 centuries ago.
  • Algar do Carvão is the only volcanic chimney of this type that you can visit on Earth, where you can imagine the boiling lava flowing out. Gruta do Natal and Furnas do Enxofre will complete the feeling of a still-active volcano.
  • Either if you want to swim or just relax by the sea, you'll find a lot of places to go around the Island. Although a few of them have sand, in most of them you can take advantage of the natural rocky seashore. Negrito and 5 Ribeiras are the closest.
  • The more than 20 restaurants around Terceira Island offer a variety of options, from quality seafood and fish to meat and vegetables. Do not forget to try our traditional meat dish Alcatra and famous limpets and barnacles.
  • Even though all islands have their own walking trails, each one of the 8 available on Terceira Island lead you to a different experience: seashore cliffs, endemic vegetation, dried lava, vineyards, mountain climbing or old lumberjack trails.
  • One cannot imagine a portuguese settlement without wine production. On Terceira Island, the most famous vineyards area today is Biscoitos with the Verdelho grape variety. However white, it's a wine best served with meat or spicy fish dishes.
Points of interest

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Details

Accommodation:
  • 2 Doubles
Price:(i) 70 to90 per night

Singles €60-€80.

Booking info:

Meals:(i)

Restaurants 50m.

Closed:

Rarely.

Address:

Rua Dr. Teotonio Machado Pires 36, 9700-517 S. Bartolomeu - Angra do Heroismo, Terceira


Accommodation:(i)
B&B 2 Double rooms
Price: (i) 70 to 90 per night

Francisco Maduro-Dias

Visit website

+351 295 332373(landline)

+351 962 922938(mobile)