Quinta de Santo António in
Sá Monção Portugal
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Host: Deborah Vasconcelos Porto
Address: Quinta de Santo António, Lugar de Albergaria, Sá 4950-740 Monção, Portugal
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Fax: +351 226108697
Activities/Attractions: It was in Porto and the north that Portugal came into being as a country, which is why the region has such a rich and fascinating heritage. This is a mountainous area with rivers, natural parks and steep, sloping hillsides covered with leafy vegetation. The granite from its mountains was used to build many of the region’s religious and historical monuments, such as the unpretentious Romanesque chapels and baroque churches.
History surrounds you when you visit the region’s castles - the castle at Guimarães was the birthplace of the nation’s founder and first king, Dom Afonso Henriques. And at the countless manor houses and palaces emblazoned with coats of arms, visitors are received with an aristocratic display of hospitality.
However, this region also owes much of its character to the great waterway that cuts it in half, the scenic River Douro, whose vine-filled valley is today classified as a world heritage site.
Monção is a rural town surrounded by green fields and vineyards. The town is located on the left bank of the Minho river in front of Salvaterra, a village in Galicia. Due to the proximity of Castile, King Dinis built the Castle of Monção with a dungeon, surrounding walls and a subterranean passage down to the river's edge.
No longer engaged in battles with the Spaniards, the town today is peaceful. One can eat good food and drink the divine Alvarinho wine and attend the curious Festa da Coca which is celebrated each year. Monção is in the county of Viana do Castelo.
General Information: Welcome to Quinta de Santo António ... a working farm situated in the village of Sa, boasting beautiful views of the surrounding landscape. This charming Quinta welcomes guests seeking a tranquil and intimate retreat. Offering apartment accommodations, Quinta de Santo António is a traditional main building and several annexes beautifully restored.
Start your day swimming in the pool. After breakfast you can stroll through the garden or use one of the rental bikes for exploring the area. With free wireless internet available in all public areas, you can keep in touch with your friends and family. Relax in the comfort of your apartment with rustic or play a game of billiards in the games room. On rainy days, you can use the library. The accommodations include:
The Melgaço Room is where breakfast is served and other meals. This room beside the bar is also at our guests disposal and contains information about the region and some products from the Farm - jams, biscuits and wine.
Payment Accepted: Cash or Bank Transfer.
Rates: (Prices quoted in Euros).
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"Friendly of staff; unique decor, menu breakfast. Beautiful landscape and swimming pool for the summer."
"Enjoyed the rustic look of the house and the friendliness of the employees."
"Excellent environment at all levels, space, people."
"I spent a weekend at the farm of San Antonio, I'll remember forever. It was winter, but what I found was warmth, comfort and wonderful hospitality."