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Luxury Manor House, Countryside and Seaside, Self Catering, Amazing Gardens

Bedrooms 7
Space 800 m²
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Self catering manor house, ideal for family vacations, near Atlantic Beaches

Quinta do Bento Novo is located in the North of Portugal, near the Atlantic Coast. The house has a capacity of 18+ people, with 7 double rooms, several spacious living rooms, a large kitchen that is fully equipped and can easily accommodate 18 people. The centennial house has been recently remodeled, so you will be able to enjoy the beautiful characteristic architecture and also feel the comfort of modern houses (central heating, spacious bedrooms with private bathrooms). You will also enjoy the 4000 square meters of lands and beautiful gardens: you will be amazed by the enormous variety of plants, trees and flowers of the gardens, and take pleasure of the surrounding mountains and the stream that flows at the end of the property. The house is located in the small village of Perre, only 7 km away from Viana do Castelo, one of the most beautiful cities of Portugal, with a lot of history and culture to offer. The high quality Atlantic Beaches are only 8 km away.

The Region: Alto Minho has an enormous array of choices to offer you: amazing beaches, golf, tennis, swimming pools, spas, an extraordinary gastronomy, a very animated ambiance, fishing and hunting, water sports, trekking, historic villages, monuments, gardens, tourist circuits and a very contagious folk culture.

Come to discover the Province of the Minho, land of wine and folklore. And also, of castles, monasteries and churches that speaks of history, of villages full of monuments. Come to find Viana Castelo and the Lima River. Come to live the joy of the colourful popular parties.

The Farm: Originally built in 1892, Bento Novo was recently renovated to more comfortably accommodate our guests, but the beautiful characteristics of its buildings have been preserved. The contrast of schist and granite that can be found throughout the property emphasizes the harmony that exists between what nature has provided and man has embellished.

Bento Novo’s relaxing quiet atmosphere almost makes you forget how close you are to all the action that is happening in the surrounding area. So if you are looking for a relaxing get away or want to come and discover the Alto-Minho region’s rich natural and historical heritage and experience its sea side attractions, we hope you will make us a part of your unforgettable vacation.

More Details
Registration Number : RNET Nr. 12

Property Manager
Paulo Barros
Member since: 2008
Speaks english, french, spanish, portuguese, italian
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
24 June, 2018

About Paulo Barros

The 18th-century property had fallen into considerable disrepair since the days the ancient house started needing restoration. We considered selling it, but we couldn't bear to give up a place that was part of our childhood.

Fortunately, there was another option. With “rural tourism” popular in Portugal at the time, we decided to renovate the house and turn it into an inn for our guests. Today, Quinta do Bento Novo,, as the historic property is known, has been restored to its former glory. The seven-bedroom inn welcomes guests from all over the world and its elegant, surrounding gardens are the pride of Paulo’s hometown.

Paulo Barros purchased this villa in 1734

Why Paulo Barros chose Viana do Castelo

I inherited this manor house in the Portuguese countryside. It belongs to my family since the XVIII century.

What makes this villa unique

Extraordinary gardens, large house perfect for big families or groups, picturesque village, close to the beach, great gastronomy.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa rental in Viana do Castelo, Portugal

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 800 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 23
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Village
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • mobile phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • water cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , bath with shower , bidet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , bath with shower , bidet
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , bath with shower , bidet
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , bath with shower , bidet
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , bath with shower , bidet
  • All the bedrooms have private bathrooms: 5 have bathtubs, 2 have shower cabinets. Towels are provided as well as soap and shampoo. The bathroom have 220V electric switches for hair dryer/ shaver.
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 23
  • Suite - 2 double bed , 1 child bed , 1 cot
    Faia Room - 1 double bed , 1 child bed
    Sunny Room - 1 double bed
    Walnut Room - 1 double bed
    Camelia Room - 2 double bed , 1 child bed
    Corn Room - 1 double bed
    Sunset Room - 2 double bed , 1 child bed , 1 cot
  • All the bedrooms are very spacious and with plenty natural light. They are fully equipped with all-wood characteristic furniture: double bed, night stands, dresser, mirror, chairs or armchairs lamps and wardrobe. There is the possibility to include extra beds. All of the bedrooms have private bathrooms. There are 7 bedrooms: 4 on the top floor, with beautiful wood floors, 2 on the down floor with direct access to the gardens, and the suite, located in an independent building that is right next to the main house. The suite has a very spacious bedroom and a bathroom with a very large bathtub and also a private living room with sofas, TV, and a small library.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • books - kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • video player
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • patio
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • wooden decking
  • 1 bicycles
  • 30 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Groups
  • long term rentals available
  • Singles
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Quinta do Bento Novo also offers: A kitchen, which is very large, modern and fully equipped with glassware, cookware, tableware, etc., as well as electric appliances (fridge, oven, stove, microwave, dishwasher, coffee machine, toaster, TV …) and large wood tables for 18. There is also a fireplace that makes it extremely cozy in cold nights. Four common living rooms: the breakfast room with 3 round tables and very beautiful sights, the reception with antique furniture, and the leisure room with sofas, comfortable seating for 12, satellite TV, DVD, HI-FI system, and a small library with international books. Dining room for 18. Central heating. Wireless Internet broad band access in the house and 10 meters around. Fax and telephone service. Barbecue. Outside tables and chairs. Free parking inside the farm.


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Luxury Manor House, Countryside and Seaside, Self Catering, Amazing Gardens
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 22 reviews

Best Rural Vacation Rental Ever

  • 5 of 5

Magnificent, roomy, historical family Manor with modern updates including great beds and ensuite for every bedroom. The owner Paulo was a wonderful host, who provided free range of the beautiful farm, grounds and gardens. He arranged for a driver for us on very short notice. We made and drank litres of orange juice every morning, had access to fresh herbs and seasonal vegetables. The gardener gave us a cooking lesson and samples of her own wines. We arranged for breakfast a couple of mornings. The homemade jams made by our hosts mother were delicious. Every morning a big bag of fresh Portuguese buns were on our door step. What we enjoyed most was just hanging out at the manor. The kitchen had everything we needed to cook on days we stayed "home". The village of Perre had everything we needed, some good restaurants, bakeries and grocers. It was a very good stay.

  • Review Submitted: 29/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for all your kindness, it was really a pleasure having you stay at our manor. You're more than welcome for a next time :)
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Very nice This is a very relaxing place situated next to Porto

  • 5 of 5

Excellent very beautiful

Paulo the owner was wonderful

He was such a nice person and very helpful

  • Review Submitted: 19/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing stay at the qunita. It's even more beautiful than the photos, especially the gardens. We were a party of 9 and there was plenty of room to be together and also to have privacy. We requested breakfast every morning and had fresh squeezed oranges from the garden as well as fresh rolls, croissants and eggs. Lourdes the gardener brought us produce and taught us how to make fava beans. Paulo was responsive to our every inquiry both before and during our stay. The surrounding area is beautiful and we liked being close to Viana do Castelo and beaches.

  • Review Submitted: 22/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect House for Groups!

  • 5 of 5

Amazingly spacious house with interior and exterior chill out areas and extraordinary gardens.

It was nice, clean and it's better than the pictures.

We can only really recommend it particularly with a big group or familly. Also, really close to the beaches, great for surfing (10-20 minutes).

  • Review Submitted: 23/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much James for all your kindness! We have also enjoyed having your group as our guests and we hope to see you again soon!
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The house and gardens were fantastic, perfect for a large group (12)

  • 5 of 5

The house was beautiful, spacious and clean with many areas to just sit and relax. The gardens are absolutely amazing, beautiful water features and incredible selection of plants and trees.

Paulo and his wife were very helpful. Paulo even arranged a doctors appointment for one unfortunate member of the group who needed medical attention. I cannot recommend this place enough, the pictures do not do it justice. We would certainly return again.

  • Review Submitted: 05/07/2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Garten Eden

  • 5 of 5

Wir hatten leider nur eine Nacht im Gite de Bento Novo gebucht, da wir eine Rundreise durch Portugal geplant hatten. Das Gite de Bento Novo ist eine unglaublich schöne Quinta. Sie liegt zwar etwas abseits, aber dadurch ist es sehr ruhig. Wir konnten uns die Zimmer ansehen. Diese waren alle mit alten stilvollen Möbeln eingerichtet. Auch unser Bett war sehr bequem. Am Bad gab es nichts zu beanstanden, Die Gartenanlage war in unseren Augen ein kleines Paradies. Alles schön verwachsen mit verschlungenen Wegen. Man durfte auch uneingeschränkt Obst pflücken. Bei uns gab es Orangen, Kiwis und Äpfel. Wir waren zwar die einzigen Gäste dort (Nachsaison), aber trotzdem wurde uns am nächsten Morgen ein perfektes Frühstück gemacht, mit frischen Kaffee und frischgepreßtem Orangensaft, frischen Semmeln, Rührei, selbstgemachter Marmeladen, Müsli usw. Einfach nur lecker! Die Quinta Gite de Bento Novo ist auf jeden Fall eine Reise wert!

  • Review Submitted: 23/01/2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
68 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
8 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
7 Kilometres
Viana do Castelo
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Ponte de Lima
Nearest Train
7 Kilometres
Viana do Castelo
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
A27 / A28
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
259 Kilometres
Serra da Estrela
Nearest Beach
8 Kilometres
Praia Norte
Car: recommended

At about 70 km from Oporto airport (OPO), or 90 km from Vigo Airport (VGO), you can easily reach Quinta do Bento Novo. It is located in Perre, a small village only 7 km away from Viana do Castelo, a city full of culture, tradition, history and gastronomical delights. The nearest beach is only 8 km away, and it is well known for its beauty, its health benefits and natural pools. The Atlantic coast has a wide range of beaches to offer, including a lot of water sport activities. In the surrounding mountains you will be able to enjoy beautiful hiking routes, delight with landscapes, visit historic mills and chapels or refresh in clear streams. At only 20 km of historic village Ponte de Lima, less than one hour distance of Porto through IC1/A28, at about one hour distance of Braga or Vigo (in Spain) through A3, Quinta do Bento Novo is a very advantageous location to visit several destinations.

Please ask us for more details.

Other Activities: Kite surf, kayak

Golf: There are golf facilities 20 km away, in Ponte de Lima.

Ski: There are ski facilities 264 km away, in Serra da Estrela.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday villa in Viana do Castelo, Portugal

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
7 Jul 2018 - 24 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add AU$10 per night, per additional guest
24 Dec 2018 - 24 Dec 2018
1 night minimum stay
Flat fee
New Year Eve
31 Dec 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
1 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
VAT tax of 6% included on all rates.
Prices includes all utilities (water, gas, wood, heating, electricity, internet), parking and final cleaning.
The house is fully equipped – ready to live at, renting price includes sheets, towels, linen, fully equipped kitchen.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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