Layout and amenities
Ground floor: Entrance. Living/dining room with open fireplace. Toilet. Fully fitted kitchen.
First floor: 3 bedrooms, the first being a double with en-suite shower room and access to the veranda, the second a twin, the third a double with access to the veranda. Shared shower room. Covered patio at the back.
Heating: Open fireplace and woodburning stove in the living room, electric heaters in the bedrooms.
Amenities: Private swimming pool, TV, wi-fi Internet, dvd player, dishwasher, barbecue, cot (at request), microwave oven, coffee machine, toaster, washing machine, outbuilding with toilet next to the swimming pool.
House and surroundings
The quinta de Castel’Rei lies at the edge of a green valley, viewing the hilltop where a few thousand years ago the Citânia de Briteiros, a walled settlement, was founded.
The former farmhouse was quite tastefully restored some years ago. The owners left the exterior as much as possible the way it always was. Inside the authentic elements such as the granite walls and the original bread oven are in pleasant contrast with the modern architecture of the kitchen and the bathrooms and the light, airy bedrooms.
The house is surrounded by a lovely, lush garden. At the back the garden terraces lead up to an oak grove. On the second level is the swimming pool, surrounded by a lawn. Here you have absolute privacy!
The valley, linked to the green hills beyond the Bom Jesus, is perfect for walks. A marked walk leading along the Citânia starts in the village, next to the museum dedicated to the excavations of the settlement.
About 1 km from the quinta, in the village of São Salvador de Briteiros, there is a bakery, a grocery shop, a couple of cafés and a restaurant that serves good, plain food.
In Taipas (5 km) are all kinds of shops and two large supermarkets. There you will also find the Termas (spa), which offers a variety of beauty and wellness treatments.
The distance to the centre of Guimarães (Unesco World Heritage) is 15 km, to Braga via the Bom Jesus also 15 km, and to the impressive Peneda-Gerês national park about 40 km.