This three star nobleman's house was the perfect and exceeded all our hopes. We would have loved to stay an extra few days but so enjoyed our two days here. Our room opened out onto our own little patio from which we had a view of the vineyards, the huge swimming pool and all the flowers. Thousands of roses were in bloom, lining the walks, hanging over the patios, and around every area of this lovely house. There are many bedrooms in separate buildings around the grounds, all with a terrace or balcony. There is a squash court, a hot tub, tennis courts, table tennis and two bars where you just make your own drink and sign for it. Our hostess Ursula provided first rate hospitality and the meals were to die for. An additional treat was a decanter of port in our room and that was refilled for the second day. The wines served at dinner were excellent and Ursula described each one. The dining room is glass on three sides providing spectacular views of the mountains and vineyards, made even more so at night with the twinkling lights in the small villages. We could not imagine a more perfect place in which to stay and certainly the perfect ending to a week of hiking. Both Ursula and the manageress, Adelaide, speak English well. If you stay here, do take a peek into the kitchen, beautifully done with blue and white tiles. Julia Child would have loved it. A 45 minute walk or a taxi ride, will take you to the Quinta de la Roas for a port tasting, well worth while. The grapes in this Quinta are trodden by foot. A little farther on, you could have lunch in the village of Pinhao.
- Also Known As:
- Casa Do Visconde De Chanceleiros Hotel Pinhao