Built in the early 18th century, this manor house was after object of a hard and rigorous restoration work resulting in this fabulous and peculiar property. The main house presents architectural details of great sophistication providing high standard accommodation.
The most impressive stone house was soon visible through the entrance gates and upon entering we found that, the quality of the interior quite matched our expectations. A beautiful blend of granite walls and polished wooden ceilings and floors has been incorporated in the recent renovation of this 200 year old Manor House. Coupled with matching soft furnishings, solid antiques and pretty local ceramics the overall effect is quite stunning. A wander to the bedroom wing along the passageway hung with paintings will lead to the five comfortable bedrooms, the piêce de resistance being the master bedroom at the far end with its 17th century 'box-bed' which comes complete with wooden steps (obviously both are intended for shorter guests!)
The dining and sitting rooms are spacious and well-appointed with restored wooden vaulted ceilings, and are adomed with antique plates and pleasant prints, whilst lhe adjoining study with its book-lined walls is intended as a hidden comer for quiet reading. A medem wood and granite kitchen is well equipped for larger groups and a dresser houses an array of pretty china. For the comfort of extra guests there is a pleasant apartment just across the entrance courtyard, which has the benefit of its own living room with simple kitchenette, and adjoining double bedroom and Iull bathroom. Although separate from the main house you are close enough to wander across to take breakfast together. Within the grounds there is plenty of space for adults to be independent and children to run around freely on the shaded and open patios, lawns and terraces. The lower private pool garden area is reached by steps below the entrance courtyard and frorn here are lovely open views of the vine-clad hillsides and villages encircling the house.
Although the house is in a very rural setting, the town of Braga with ali amenities and renowned for its many churches and historical centre, is only 8 kms from the house. There is a restaurant serving regional dishes on the way to the town, and in the other direction the country beaches of the coast near Esposende are just over half an hour away.
Santo Estevão - Bastuço
It stands in a quiet rustic environment with a lovely peaceful view and it is surrounded by cultivated land with chestnut, walnut and fruit-trees, grape vines and granite walls. Completely surrounded by this natural green countryside it is the ideal place for those who search something unique.
The historic city of Braga and the bustling market town of Barcelos are a short drive away. Leisure facilities include a swimming pool, bicycles and a games room.
This 18th century granite house was completely rebuilt in 1992, retaining all of its traditional architectural charm and providing accommodation of a high standard. It is set in a quiet country environment with chestnut, walnut and fruit trees and the views are inspirational. The historic city of Braga and the bustling market town of Barcelos are a short drive away. Leisure facilities include a swimming pool, bicycles and a games room.
In Solares de Portugal The art of good living , Edições INAPA, 2007