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Casa de Santo António de Britiande
Britiande, Largo de S. Sebastião
Douro & North, Portugal
Number of Rooms: 6
Hotel Type: Bed & Breakfast
Prices: from 110.00 EUR to 120.00 EUR
Those looking to come face to face with rural customs will find the region of Lamego and the Casa de Santo Antonio de Britiande an excellent choice.
It is an unhurried sort of place where tradition still plays an important role in local life. The lovely 17th Casa de Santo Antonio de Britiande, the grandest house of the village of Britiande, is no exception to this rule.
Despite being relatively near to a main road the atmosphere is still one of a rural idyll, encompassed as it is by 11/2 hectares of beautifully kept gardens replete with cherry and pear trees. Indeed, the orchard in full bloom during April/May and September/October is a sight for sore eyes. The grounds also take in swimming pool and patio with a pergola tree where breakfast is served during the summer months.
Antonio and Ana Pinto Ribeiro, the hospitable hosts, do everything possible to make guests as comfortable as possible. The number of rooms has even been kept deliberately low (four) in order to maintain authenticity and the personal touch as much as possible. The adornment certainly helps in this regard, with traditional Portuguese decor and furnishings - such as the panel on one of the walls describing the evolution of the Portuguese Monarchy - being the order of the day. The delightful 17th century chapel, with its tiles and carved wood ceiling, is also an integral part of the house and not to be missed.
Attractions nearby include the pretty town of Lamego, which boasts one of the loveliest Baroque structures in Iberia, if not the whole of Europe – the Shrine to Our Lady of Remédios with its famous staircase.
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Casa de Santo António de Britiande is ideal for rest and relaxation. Enjoy their contact with nature in an environment of peace and quiet. Activities include:
At the Casa Santo Antonio de Britiande:
Agricultural activities (picking almonds, cherries, raspberries, apples and pears);
Walks in the gardens and the woods;
Swimming in the pool in the Lavender Garden;
Tasting regional specialities (bôlas, sausages and cheeses);
Meals by the pool;
Dinner by the fireside.
In the Region:
Museu do Douro;
Museu do Côa;
Quintas in the two Demarcated Regions - Douro and Távora-Varosa;
Port wine and sparkling wine lodges;
Medieval and Romanesque Monuments;
Traditional villages – Mazes and Anta;
Picnics in the surrounding hills;
Boat rides and cruises on the River Douro (with or without on-board meals);
Taking part in the wine vintage (September and October).
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