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Palacio de Vilela

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9 bedrooms
12 bathrooms
18 guests
Minimum stay varies
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Built in 1731 by D. Diogo de Sousa Vice-Roy of Portuguese India. If you're seeking charm, comfort and tranquillity, this is the place for you! Palácio de Vilela is surrounded by agricultural fields and forest and has an enviable situation because of its tranquillity and privacy in a region where the houses are mostly close together. The magnificence of the architecture will not let you perceive the comfort of the interior nor the cosy atmosphere of welcome given by the owner. The warm colours and the wood work, the well planned lighting and small details in a very modern approach make us feel very well in this house. The meticulous restoration has been a true labour of love for the owners, to whom Palácio de Vilela, has been home for generations. The property is well placed for visits ...Built in 1731 by D. Diogo de Sousa Vice-Roy of Portuguese India. If you're seeking charm, comfort and tranquillity, this is the place for you! Palácio de Vilela is surrounded by agricultural fields and forest and has an enviable situation because of its tranquillity and privacy in a region where the houses are mostly close together. The magnificence of the architecture will not let you perceive the comfort of the interior nor the cosy atmosphere of welcome given by the owner. The warm colours and the wood work, the well planned lighting and small details in a very modern approach make us feel very well in this house. The meticulous restoration has been a true labour of love for the owners, to whom Palácio de Vilela, has been home for generations. The property is well placed for visits to a number of historic centres, like the ancient town of Guimarães with its castle which is a mere 15 minutes away, whilst the bustling city of Porto lies only 35 km away. Here you can explore the twisting and narrow streets of the Ribeira quarter, famous for its life and character, numerous monuments, or visit one of the many port wine lodges on the bank of Douro river. And why not take a boat cruise? You might prefer Vila do Conde beaches, only 25 km away, or Caldas da Saúde with its thermal waters only 10 km. ACCOMMODATION The numerous living areas that spread throughout the spacious interior will delight large groups and sharing families. The very well equipped kitchen has a bright and attractive breakfast room, the adjacent formal dining room conveys an air of splendour, with its high ceilings. Throughout, original features, are tastefully combined with modern conveniences to create a comfortable and immaculate interior. Pretty armchairs sit atop wooden, and tiled floors, in the light sitting rooms; modern bathrooms display borders of attractive hand painted tiles, and beautiful furniture decorate the 9 spacious bedrooms all with en suite bathroom. On the ground level the original stone wine cellar has been tastefully converted into three comfortable, spacious adjacent drawing rooms, one of them a games room with a snooker table and cards tables. Ground Floor: Kitchenette/bar; 1 dining room; 2 separate toilet; 3 living rooms one of them with snooker and table cards all with access to the exterior. 1st Floor: 3 sittings rooms; dining room; very well equipped kitchen; all with direct access to the pool and the gardens. 1 toilet; Chapel of Stº António 4 bedrooms all with en-suite bathroom. 2nd Floor: 5 bedrooms all with en-suite bathroom. Private swimming pool (12x5m – 1,10 – 2,00 depth) NOTE: On request we quote for 10 people / 5 bedroomsMore
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Isabel Barroso (Property Manager Isabel Barroso)
Languages spoken:Portuguese, English, French, Spanish
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:April 2007
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Reviewed 22 October 2017

Upon arriving at the house, we were blown away. The drive there was lovely and picturesque (we flew in to Lisbon and chose to drive the 3.25 hours versus flying into Porto and driving 30 minutes). It was easy to find using Google Maps. The...More

Date of stay: September 2017
Thank Mike D
Reviewed 3 January 2016

In May 2015 we had our wedding at Casa de Vilela. The house was better than anything we could of wished for. Every room and every part of the garden were in the words of our photographer “perfectly photogenic” Half an hours drive from Porto...More

Date of stay: May 2015
Thank Susana B
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Reviewed 1 September 2015

Had the pleasure of staying at this property in June 2014. What a delight it was. Our large group of 12 was very easily accommodated and it would be possible to have an even larger group than that. The house exceeded expectations by some margin....More

Date of stay: June 2014
Thank TripMember090416000
Reviewed 7 June 2014

Huge three storey villa. Nicely located in a quiet rural area near to a small village. Well positioned for travel to nearby historical locations. Rooms everywhere. Bedrooms all have their own bathrooms and are generally very spacious. Kitchen fantastic. Large and nicely appointed. Very nice...More

Date of stay: June 2014
1  Thank TwoSheds57
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Towels Provided
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
A Winter Sun Getaway
TV
Rural/Countryside Retreats
City Getaway
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Secure Parking
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Game Room
Pool Table
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Central Heating
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Good Nightlife
Microwave
Balcony
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Kettle
Terrace
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The numerous living areas that spread throughout the spacious interior will delight large groups and sharing families. The very well equipped kitchen has a bright and attractive breakfast room, the adjacent formal dining room conveys an air of splendour, with its high ceilings. Throughout, original features, are tastefully combined with modern conveniences to create a comfortable and immaculate interior. Pretty armchairs sit atop wooden, and tiled floors, in the light sitting rooms; modern bathrooms display borders of attractive hand painted tiles, and beautiful furniture decorate the 9 spacious bedrooms all with en suite bathroom. On the ground level the original stone wine cellar has been tastefully converted into three comfortable, spacious adjacent drawing rooms, one of them a games room with a snooker table and cards tables. Ground Floor: Kitchenette/bar; 1 dining room; 2 separate toilet; 3 living rooms one of them with snooker and table cards all with access to the exterior. 1st Floor: 3 sittings rooms; dining room; very well equipped kitchen; all with direct access to the pool and the gardens. 1 toilet; Chapel of Stº António 4 bedrooms all with en-suite bathroom. 2nd Floor: 5 bedrooms all with en-suite bathroom.
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About the neighbourhood
Santo Tirso is composed of 24 parishes and holds a vast cultural heritage. A visit to the monasteries; of Roriz, Singeverga (where the liqueur with the same name is made), Santa Escolástica (hand-made biscuits) and Vilarinho will show historic marks, which register its primordial occupation. If you love green spaces, you should visit and enjoy the urban park “Parque Urbano da Rabada”, the hill “Monte de Nª Srª da Assunção” and the oak grove “Carvalhal de Valinhas”. Visiting the city, the tourist should begin at the ancient Monastery of S. Bento, follow to the Municipal Museum Abade Pedrosa, which has a magnificent archaeological collection. Further up, in the D. Maria II Park, you can delight with the beautiful view over the river Ave. In the city gardens, the sculptures that compose the...
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