This 17th century house has belonged to the same family for generations and it is located in São Cristovão do Selho, a village 6 kms away from Guimarães.
The house as it stands today was constructed in the 17th century by the ancestors of today’s residents. The interior is brimming with antique furniture and curios - even its ceilings are a delight to behold, some of them beautifully painted. The floors are not to be missed either, with their hand-woven ‘Arraiolos’18th century rugs.
The delightful manor house is surrounded by quiet forests where guests can enjoy a pleasant day, finding here and there natural fountains and the nearby river offers good fishing and pleasant walking opportunities along its banks.
S. Cristovão do Selho
This 17th century house has belonged to the same family for generations and the splendour of its interior furnishings, antiques and murals is a delight to behold. It is located in São Cristovão do Selho, a village six kms from Guimarães and the nearby river offers good fishing and pleasant walking along the banks.
In Solares de Portugal The art of good living , Edições INAPA, 2007
In Guimarães County, district of Braga, in the parish of S. Cristovão do Selho, is located the old Casa do Ribeiro.
Ever since 1688 untill now, people of the same family live there.
Is a building with a sketch in U, surrounded by a high wall, where is the main gate with a delightful scenical result, having in the middle the Arms Stone. We can reach the inward, after trespassing the big gate and crossing the central area of the House; going up by the big stone stairs in opposite to a round arch.
This House was repaired in 1975, preserving the initial architecture. Is surrounded by quiet forests where guests can enjoy walking, finding here and there natural fountains.
Casa do Ribeiro has confortable living and sitting-rooms as well as bedrooms and a big balcony; all long the garden, we can admire a very artistic fountain.