The manor house itself is beautifully restored and furnished. The individual bedrooms (11 of them) are comfortable. There is a gorgeous chapel attached to the house (that includes a 2-story suite in the back) and a separate guest house best for a family. The houses have views of the ocean out the front and there are gardens/orchards and forest in the back. The owners are very accomodating and knowledgeable about local restaurants, sights and history.
Couple items of note: The owners speak english passably but not fluently so everyone needs to be patient. The hallways are dark and some sitting areas lack lighting for reading. The bedrooms do not have ocean views...but what can you see at night anyway?!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Quinta das Merces - A secret place at the Atlantic Ocean. The Country House - Quinta das Mercês is ideally situated in the protected area of Mount Brasil, in Island Terceira, Azores. It grows from the sea line through the interior within an area of about 35,000 square meters. It gathers the ocean influence with a dense extension of Atlantic woods wrapping an architectural set of great historical and cultural value. The farm roots go back to the XVIth century when the actual farm tenant’s house was built. In the XVIIth century was raised the Manor House to which, in the same century, was added the chapel in all alike a small church. The House and the Chapel are the nucleus of one of the last examples of the Feudal Architecture on the surrounds of the city of Angra do Heroismo. The outside space, with deep connection to the sea, was valorised through a careful landscape architectural project witch faithfully kept the original line of the land, implementing selective areas of leisure. It is a multifaceted space directed to an exacting and qualified tourism demand. The interaction with the sea allows practicing numerous sports in the open wide Atlantic and the dense woods invite to share a relaxing environment. The Country House Quinta das Merces is a unique space where nature perfectly combines with a rich historical patrimony, giving the pleasure of an unforgettable experience. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Quinta Das Merces Terceira, Azores - Angra Do Heroismo