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Casas AntigasCasa das ParedesSolares de Portugal « Casas Antigas « Fafe

Type: Casas Antigas
Owner: Maria Filomena Alvim Torres
Contacts: Paredes@solaresdeportugal.pt
Accommodation: 2 room(s) Apt. x2 - From 80 EUR/night
4 room(s) Double - From 80 EUR/night
3 room(s) Twin - From 80 EUR/night


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This restored 17th century manor house is surrounded by a romantic garden with ornamental ponds, ancient camellias, and a pleasant swimming pool and located on the outskirts of the town of Fafe.

The historic town of Guimarães and the university city of Braga are within easy travelling distance as well as the beautiful Penede-Gerês National Park famous for its mountain scenery, dams and reservoirs which are ideal for water sports.

Guests are offered the opportunity to discover the identity, the emotions and the blooming beauty of a land inspired by a host people combined with the treasures of an environment of sympathy and safety.

Main Distances

  Airport - 70 km  Beach - 60 km
  Golf - 35 km  Hospital - 2 km
  Pharmacy - 1 km  Restaurant - 1 km
  Train - 15 km 

How to Get There

From Porto Airport: Take the A3 Road for Braga, turning off for the A7 to Guimarães. In Guimarães take the road to Fafe (N206) and a few kilometres after Guimarães you will enter a new road (IC5 / N206). Continue in this road until the junction signposted Póvoa de Lanhoso. 400 m after the exit turn right towards Medelo. After 1 km in the STOP sign turn right and 100 m after you will find the house on your right hand side.

GPS Coordinates:
N 41 ° 27 '56.1 "
W 08 ° 09 '36.1 "

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FacilitiesFacilities
  Bicycles  Cards room
  Gardens  Parking
  Snooker table  Speak English
  Speak French  Swimming Pool
  Table Tennis  walking
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This restored 17th century manor house is surrounded by a romantic garden with ornamental ponds and swimming pool and located on the outskirts of the town of Fafe. The historic town of Guimarães and the university city of Braga are within easy travelling distance as well as the beautiful Penede-Gerês National Park famous for its mountain scenery, dams and reservoirs which are ideal for water sports.
In “Solares de Portugal – The art of good living”, Edições INAPA, 2007

HISTORY
This house was ordered to be built in the middle of the 17th century. The main façade, on the north side, is from this century. The kitchen wing is faced west. In agreement with the ancient documents, on the same site an earlier construction existed which dated from the 15th century, namely the “Casal do Vale de Paredes” (Vale de Paredes Couple).
Nearby the House you will find the Chapel of Saint Matthew his Patron Saint (São Mateus, Santo Padroeiro) of Medelo. Each year, on the 21st of September, the Casa das Paredes (House of The Walls) opens the doors of its chapel for the village to celebrate the mass in honour of Saint Matthew his Patron Saint.
Maria Filomena Smolsky de Villas-Boas e Alvim Torres, who is married to Álvaro Augusto Cordeiro de Oliveira Torres, is the Lady of the House. They carried out major restoration works that were needed in and around the house and gardens which were concluded in 1989. The restoration and remodelling of the interior and the surrounded area allowed that the doors of the House were opened for farm and village tourism.