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



Updated: 22-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 23
  • 7 Bedrooms
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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.

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About the Owner

Paulo Barros
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 June, 2017

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, http://www.quintabentonovo.pt, 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 (District)

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.

19 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(19 traveller 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: May 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 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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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: Jul 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 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: Jan 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Milton Keynes

Best Vacations Ever!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Quinta do Bento Novo was just marvellous.

We have no words to express how delighted we are with our decision on this house.

It's the only place I've seen where the place is actually best than its photos!

We are a family of 16 and growing divided by three generations, with different preferences and all of us have really enjoyed this farm.

It's one of a kind, huge gardens and house, good exterior and interior spaces to cook or have dinner and rest, great gastronomy, fresh fish available everywhere, you wake up hearing birds and oh, the smell of Nature!

There are fruit in the farm that you can eat, a stone tank that we used as a pool, you can ask the gardener to bring you fresh vegetables every day, I really have no words to express such a wonderful time we had in Quinta do Bento Novo.

I recommend without any reservations.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kindness, we are absolutely committed to provide a good service. We hope to see you again soon!
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  • 5 of 5

Paradise !! The luxury manor of Paulo and Ana is indeed a daimond . We have never stayed in such a perfect holiday location . It is beautifully restored in a traditional respectfull way , the gardens are breathtaken , so spacious , varied , like a fairytail with all the fruittrees , vegetables , tropical vegetagion and flowers and the pool from 1905 filled with fresh water from sourches . The house with all the spacious rooms is ideal for a large group or family , there is privacy for everyone ! Everywhere in the manor you feel a warm and intriging family history and tradition . The staff is very friendly , sweet , and professional and they cook delicious portugees meals on request . In vacinity of the house there are many exciting things to do , beautifull beaches , walks and waterfalls , restaurants , ancient city's and villages to discover . The portugees people are very friendly and helpfull indeed. An ideal location to stay with friends or family , from ages 3 till 55 everyone was sooooo happy in this house ! The only hesitation we feel in writing all these things is , that we are afraid of losing this treasure . So please all : enjoy and respect this portugese paradise . Paulo and Ana thank you so much for sharing your house with us !! Warm regards , Katy , Kim , Claudia , Remco , Charley, Friso, Monique , Pieke , Stan , Ijsbrandt , Paul , Jildou , Molly, Gijs and Hester ps : The only place in the world where reality is even better and more beautifull then all pictures on the websites !!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kindness, it was really a pleasure to have your group as our guests in our property. See you next year!
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Spacious Accommodation in beautiful surroundings

  • 4 of 5

We visited for 2 weeks with 9 grandchildren ( ages 6 mths - 13 yrs),and their parents. The villa was perfect for us, plenty of space & the most wonderful garden. We all loved it especially the children, who could only be enticed to the local beaches with difficulty.

We would recommend some improvements to the kitchen area which had inadequate facilities for self catering for 18. There were only 2 power sockets and the gas hob was not fully functional.

Otherwise we were all sad to leave and would be very happy to return

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bakery Zé Natario
Teatro Sá de Miranda
Santuario Santa Luzia
Restaurante Camelo

From the Owner

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

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Oporto at 68 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Freguês at 8 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Viana do Castelo at 7 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Ponte de Lima at 20 Kilometres Nearest Train : Viana do Castelo at 7 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A27 / A28 at 5 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Camelo at 2 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Serra da Estrela at 259 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Praia Norte at 8 Kilometres 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.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
New Year Eve
31 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
1 night minimum stay
Easter 2018
31 Mar 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
1 night minimum stay
High Season
7 Jul 2018 - 25 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add £6 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 18 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Tax Rate 6.0%

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

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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Updated: 22-Jun-2017


From the Owner

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

Property Type

  • villa


  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Rustic


  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • 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 ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...

Onsite Services

  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Private Chef
  • Staff


  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • town
  • village


  • 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

Floor Area

  • 800 m²


  • 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.


  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Wood Decking
  • 1 bicycles
  • 30 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 23
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...


  • 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.