Casa de Sezim, a magnificent house that has belonged to the same family since 1376, sits in the heart of the Minho, the Garden of Portugal, near Guimarães, Portugal s first capital. This beautiful house has harmonious lines and an impressive façade that has become a motive of international curiosity in recent years.
This manor house s interior has captured a style of simple elegance with its exquisitely decorated bedrooms, some furnished with four poster beds and the lounges boast early 19th century panoramic panels depicting scenes from both the New and Old World. Its vineyards produce an award-winning Vinho Verde- green wine. Production started back in the 1930s and the old winemaking equipment can still be seen.
The elegant and friendly hospitality of the owners, the pleasant swimming pool surrounded by extremely beautiful gardens and surprising horse-riding facilities make this an ideal resting place while visiting the nearby town of Guimarães.
Rua de Sezim, São Tiago de Candoso
Casa de Sezim is a magnificent house that has belonged to the same family since 1376 and the vineyards produce an award-winning vinho verde wine. Production started back in the 1930s and the old winemaking equipment can still be seen. The bedrooms, some with four-poster beds, are exquisitely decorated and the lounges boast early 19th century panels depicting scenes from the New World. The hospitality of the owners, the swimming pool, gardens and horse-riding facilities make this an ideal resting place while visiting the nearby town of Guimarães.
In Solares de Portugal The art of good living , Edições INAPA, 2007
Casa de Sezim became the ancestral home of the present family in 1376. The original vellum documents still exist and record that Maria Mendes Serrazinha gave Casa de Sezim to Afonso Martins, a descendent of D. João de Freitas, a companion of D. Afonso Henriques, the first king of Portugal. The document states that Casa de Sezim was given to Afonso Martins in recognition of 'as boas obras que dele recebeu e espera receber e por crença que lhe fez' the good work received from him and hope to receive and for his trusting belief.
The beauty of Casa de Sezim is not only in it harmonious lines or the impressive fassade of its majestic entrance, as within its walls hang early XIX century panoramic wallpapers, scenes from both of the new and the old world, of sufficient rarety to have become a motive of international curiosity in recent years.
Casa de Sezim sits in the heart of the Minho, the Garden of Portugal,, near Guimarães, Portugal's first capital.
Guimarães will soon be linked to Oporto and to the Dr. Francisco Sá Carneiro airport, by motorway. It is within easy reach of the City of Braga - The Braccara Augusta of the Romans -, the National Park of Penda-Gerês, and the seaside resorts of Vila do Conde and Póvoa de Varzim.
Visitors can make use of the swimming pool, as well as enjoying walks or horse rides through the surrounding hills in the summer, or simply relax and enjoy a glass of our noted estate bottled wine, but that is another story...