CASA DO TERREIRO DO POÇO - BORBA
Casa do Terreiro do Poço, an 18th century manor house, is located in the historical centre of Borba, next to the garden of Largo dos Combatentes. The main house comprises three buildings that integrate the façade and two contiguous cottages, forming a unique architectural set.
Tastefully restored, its decoration combines the classic with the contemporary. The furniture from Portugal, Asia and Africa provides you comfort and it’s a true example of how the Portuguese meet with other cultures of the world, throughout their History.
Colours, tastes and traditions of an ancestral region may be experienced in an unusual and relaxing ambiance.
Largo dos Combatentes da Grande Guerra, 12
Located in the historic centre of Borba, this 18th century manor house has been refurbished with great taste in a style that combines classic and contemporary. There are Portuguese, Asian and African influences and the ambiance is unusual and relaxing. The adega wine co-operative nearby is not to be missed.
In Solares de Portugal The art of good living , Edições INAPA, 2007
The House, referenced in the Artistic Inventory of Portugal for its frescoes and mural paintings, is being classified as a cultural heritage building. It's composed of three main buildings linked by balconies and stairs. Its origin lies in the XVIII century and it has been the object of multiple ampliations during the preceding centuries. In addition to the three buildings in the main façade, there are two houses next to the back street and a pavilion next to the swimming pool. As the whole group of buildings is situated between two streets, there is in its midst a gardened citrus-orchard, a swimming pool and a small organic kitchen garden with a classical design. The borders are encompassed by clipped hedges and it has a pond in the middle.
The House has been the object of profound rebuilding and restoration work using traditional or compatible techniques and using material often obtained from demolition.
For the activity of guesthouse eight rooms where destined, all with private bathrooms, some with sitting rooms, veranda or private terrace. The existence of ample common spaces contributes to the fact that guests can either read calmly on a comfortable sofa or play cards, listen to music, or watch television without being bothered.
The decoration of common spaces and rooms is a perfect symbiosis of classical and contemporary, in perfect harmony we have an 18th century chest of drawers with an oriental chair and an African table.
Colour was used in a brash way, both indoors as out. The pavilion and the space around the swimming pool are blood-red tone painted to contrast with the greenery of trees and shrubs. There are rooms painted in indigo blue, pale green and yellow ochre, and all the floors are of grey/rusty slate.