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Quinta do Ouro Travassos Povoa de Lanhoso | 5 Bedrooms | 5 Bathrooms | Web Ref: 3479 | Sleeps 10
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Quinta do Ouro 5 Bedrooms | 5 Bathrooms | Air Conditioning | Gated Pool Area | Games Room | WiFi | Village House | Sleeps 10
Stately, elegant, and displaying the ornate carvings and stonework that were such a feature of properties of its era, the beautiful Manor House of Quinta do Ouro forms an impressive and imposing landmark in the local village of Travassos.
Owned for many generations by the family of goldsmiths whose craft has been carried out for centuries in a number of workshops throughout the village, this lovingly maintained residence and its spacious grounds invite guests to experience life in one of the region’s noble homes.
From a private courtyard, flanked by stone walls, vines and mature foliage, a stone staircase sweeps proudly up to a pillared veranda which provides access to the upper floor of the house where three en suite bedrooms and a smart sitting room featuring an exquisite carved wood floor and ceiling look onto the village through stylishly tall windows. To the rear, a dining area is conveniently adjoined by a small kitchenette whilst downstairs on the ground floor the main kitchen lies beyond the formal dining room and is equipped in a practical style to cater for large groups.
In the heart of the village, just 200m from the local grocery store and cafe, it is unusual to find a property with such extensive grounds as those that accompany this smart home and yet within the stone walls and pretty foliage that encircle the boundary of Quinta do Ouro you will discover colourful flowerbeds, paved patios, traditional water features and terraced lawns. Conveniently gated for added security, the swimming pool area is overlooked by a charming stone annexe offering additional accommodation in two further en suite bedrooms, each of which are lined with wall-to-wall windows that bathe the rooms in light and provide views onto the garden and pool.
When you can prize yourself away from this delightful village retreat, the picturesque scenery of the surrounding area offers much to discover. Drive just 30 minutes north to explore the forests, lakes, waterfalls and rocky ridges of the spectacular alpine National Park of Peneda-Gerês, head 7.5km east for shopping and dinners out in Póvoa de Lanhoso or enjoy a day out on the sandy coastline of the Costa Verde, which is just an hour away by car.