PAÇO DE SÃO CIPRIANO - TABUADELO, GUIMARÃES

Paço de São Cipriano is located in the parish of Tabuadelo, in Guimarães, in a landscape marked by a secular heritage and a treasury of experiences devoted to remarkable discoveries.

Set amid 120 acres of enchanting gardens, surprising orchards and sun-dappled vineyards, this 15th century house is located on the old pilgrim route to Santiago de Compostela and has maintained its age-old custom of welcoming travellers. The spirit of medieval Portugal is evident in the delightful tower room with its splendid four-poster bed.

The owners are excellent hosts and the old stone pool is perfect for summer bathing.

Accomodation

  • 3 x Twin - From 128.00€ / night
  • 3 x Double - From 128.00€ / night
  • 1 x Suite - From 135.00€ / night

Features

  • Central heating
  • Library
  • Chapel
  • Parking
  • Speak Spanish
  • Speak French
  • Speak English
  • Gardens
  • walking
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wine Tasting
  • Meals on request
  • Conference room

Location

Tabuadelo

3355 TH

Set amid 120 acres of enchanting gardens, orchards and vineyards, this 15th century house is located on the old pilgrim route to Santiago de Compostela and has maintained its age-old custom of welcoming travellers. The spirit of medieval Portugal is evident in the delightful tower room with its splendid four-poster bed. The owners are excellent hosts and the old stone pool is perfect for summer bathing.

In Solares de Portugal The art of good living , Edições INAPA, 2007

HISTORY

Located in the parish of Tabuadelo, in Guimarães, this property has belonged to the same family since the mid 15th century. The owners have always lived in it and it was repaired and refashioned through the centuries. The last important repairing was made by Dr. João da Costa Santiago de Carvalho e Sousa, uncle great-grandfather of the current owner.

The house had a lodge to pilgrims and it worked until the end of last century. However, it was not useful any more, being closed immediately after the beginning of a fire caused by a passenger.

Nowadays, it is property of Mrs. Maria Tereza de Morais Pimentel Seara Cardoso and Mr. João Santiago de Sottomayor.

In order to keep the house according to the present needs, the owners approved to open it to the guests, affording them the chance to admire values and risks of the past life, of which we are now almost deprived.