As a result of the recovery of one manor of the SEC. XIX, this charm house with 10 bedrooms is located in Paço de Sousa, only 30 minutes of the Oporto city. With an outdoor swimming pool, wine cellar, library and hidings place that invite to the peace and leisure, with free Wi-Fi access in all the spaces. The rooms are all thematic, separate for two sections, one section dedicated to the popular art and the other dedicated to the historical one. Egas Moniz manor invites guest to a journey trough experiences and region habits with proposal for authentic experiences, like tasting appetizers and wine tasting at a wine cellar or workshops embroiders “Valentine ‘scarves” as well as the possibility to rent bikes and go for a tour of the Romanesque route. Located less than 1 hour of Porto, of Vale do Douro and cities as Guimarães or Amarante, it is the perfect place to discover the north region of Portugal. The Oporto Airport of is far from 30 minutes, with transfer service.
The historical rooms are the result of the reconstruction of the mother-house. They are situated on the first floor with access through the ancient stairways or the elevator. In this wing there are three historical rooms overlooking the green valley of Paço de Sousa since the house is at the summit of that valley
This wing results from the root-reconstruction of a new building, connected to the mother-house, by a totally glassed modern corridor as a cross-way from the ancient to modern. Here the concept of “word” as a means of knowledge and expression of the popular identity also comes to life. Indeed, each room intends to portray the popular art of the northern region, enhancing some stressing issues like folk dance: “o vira”, the olive oil, the traditional embroidered lover’s handkerchiefs: “lenços dos namorados”. Furthermore, each room has a view to an interior patio with verandas turned south inviting laziness and nothing but rest.
The junior suite is the “ex-libris” of the House. By entering the room, besides the natural light which gives you a strong will to stay and read, resting in its small veranda you can also relax in the lounge area with a view to the stained glass window of the House. Indeed, a true retreat for meditation and relaxation. With more glamorous amenities, more details, it is one of the most cherished places of the House.
The family rooms, situated in the historical wing of the house, have a view to the interior of the house. Big windows recovered from the ancient ones provide great luminosity to the rooms. They offer a better comfort to the families given its wider area and have a suite with a sofa making available the accommodation to up to two children.
Small town, Village, Wine country
Porto, Portugal (OPO)
Historical interests, Museum, Nature area, Picnic area, River, Vineyard
Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Boutique Hotel, Homestay, Bed and Breakfast
Air conditioning, Bath robes, Coffee/Tea facilities, In-room internet, Library, TV, Wi-Fi
Bicycles, Bird watching, Canoeing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Swimming pool, Water sports
Solar Egas Moniz Charming House & Local Experiences
Portuguese, English, French, Spanish
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian