Property is a manorial house from the XVIII century situated in Travassos, a traditional gold filigree workshop-village. For centuries families have been making jewellery and even today several workshops remain active. The manor house stands next to one of those workshops, which was converted into a small but fine museum. Here you will find tools and beautiful examples of the art of goldsmithery, meticulously collected by the owner. The house and the rural buildings have been adapted to receive guests. The nearest town is Póvoa de Lanhoso (8 Km, all facilities), with a lively centre and a large weekly market. Worth visiting are the 12th century castle, and a recently restored castro (prehistoric settlement). Halfway Póvoa there is an excellent restaurant. It is 15 Km to the Peneda-Gerês National Park. It is 21 km from Guimarães, 22 Km from Braga and 75 Km from Porto.
Classified for its historical, cultural, and architectonic relevance, the main house has been beautifully redecorated, preserving many ancient details, especially in the former kitchen and the adjoining dining room. There are two living rooms, one without TV, where you can enjoy a quiet conversation or read a book, and three double rooms with private bathroom. On the ground floor are the main kitchen and a games room with billiard.
The first floor of the former granary has been converted into two comfortable twin rooms, each with a private bathroom and overlooking the gardens. On the ground floor there are toilets and showers for those using the swimming pool. Behind the main house is a lovely terraced garden, with spacious lawns and shady trees, and a large patio next to the swimming pool. There is also a separate pool for children. The swimming pool is 15 x 5 metres with a depth varying from 0.90 to 2.30 metres. During summer months the water is maintained at an average temperature of 30º C. The children's pool is 4 x 2.50 metres with a depth of 0.30 metres.
The house can be rented as a whole (main house + former granary, sleeps 10 adults + 5 children), meaning you will have everything, the gardens, the pool etc. for yourself alone.
The house is cleaned every day during your stay (guests are responsible for an hygienic management of the food preparation and consumption areas). Linen and towels are changed every three days.
This is a non-smoking property. Guest are requested to refrain from smoking inside the house and to use the available recipients when smoking outdoors.