Casa de Santo António de Britiande

Bed & Breakfast

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  • rooms
    6
  • style
    Historic
  • type
    Bed & Breakfast
  • setting
    Countryside
Rates from 110.00 EUR
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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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Amenities

  • Barbecue
  • Central heating
  • Garden
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool

Room Amenities

Activities

  • Bicycles
  • Trekking
  • Wine Tasting

Location

Transport / Distances

City Centre: 5
Shops: 5
Airport: 90
Train Station: 10
Metro/Bus: 0

Reviews

Charming romantic getaway
Date of stay 22/06/2016
My girlfriend and I stayed at the wonderful Casa de Santo Antonio de Britiande for a few days in June while on a road trip through Portugal, stopping in the Douro Valley wine region. I can honestly say that this Bed & Breakfast is probably the most ideal place to stay in Douro, for many reasons. First, location: It is within close driving distance (25 min) to major Quintas like Quinta Nova and Quinta da Pacheca where we could enjoy lovely scenic afternoon wine tastings and romantic dinners and lunches in their restaurants. It is also close to the Six Senses Douro resort which is a nice place to go if you're looking to have an upscale dining experience or scenic drinks. Historic monuments, churches and monasteries are also conveniently close by for visits. The Bed & Breakfast itself is rich with history, as it used to be a monastary and was later converted into an estate that has been in the current owner's family for many generations. The two B&B owners are some of the loveliest people we met on our travels. The married couple is extremely classy with impeccable taste, and they take very good care of the Casa -- it is apparent that they pay close attention to small details. Everything was very clean. The breakfast was lovely, which included: homemade yogurt, fresh raspberries and cherries picked from the Casa's own gardens, eggs, cheese, ham, fresh breads and cereals, and of course coffee. The land and gardens surrounding the Casa is lush and beautifully maintained. The pool looks out onto the Douro mountains and there is a view of a very old, beautiful chapel nearby. It was not crowded at all -- we were essentially the only guests there, which made for a wonderfully intimate experience. Staff is respectful of space and privacy. The only time we would hear a peep from the owners was in the late afternoon when she -- reading our minds -- would come to the pool and offer us a glass of wine and a snack. We highly recommend the Casa de Santo Antonio de Britiande for anyone traveling through the Douro region who seeks and appreciates history, simplicity and authenticity in their travels.
Ein wundervoller Ort voller Herzlichkeit..
Date of stay 22/08/2015
Wir erreichten das sehr schöne Haus nach einer langen Autofahrt und wurden direkt von der Betreiberin, Ana Maria, empfangen. Da wir für den ersten Abend direkt ein Abendessen im Haus gebucht haben, schlug Ana Maria vor, in Ruhe auszupacken und uns dann einen Drink zu servieren. Das dann folgende Abendessen war sehr lecker und sehr liebevoll angerichtet, es gab die passenden Getränke zu jedem Gang. Ich entschied mich für einen portugiesischen Schaumwein - Raposeira -, mein Mann für ein portugisiesches Bier, das wir allerdings auch aus Deutschland kennen. Ansonsten ist Haus wunderschön und sehr gemütlich und persönlich eingerichtet. Ana Maria steht einem immer zur Seite und versucht bei allem zu helfen. Man hat das Gefühl, man ist herzlich willkommen. Schön war, dass das Haus nicht ausgebucht war, so hatte man viel Ruhe und der Service war noch besser. Auch die Anlage nebst Pool ist sehr schön angelegt und sehr gepflegt. Alles in allem ein wunderschöner Ort, an den ich bestimmt noch einmal reisen werde und den ich bedenkenlos weiterempfehlen kann. Insgesamt Note 1 mit Sternchen :-)
Wunderbar
Date of stay 13/09/2014
Eine Quinta , wie man sie sich wünscht: historisch gewachsen, gepflegt, ein Haus mit grossem Ambiente. Ana Maria pflegt ihre Gäste, verwöhnt sie mit einem süperben Frühstück und steht einem mit Rat für alles zur Seite. Der wundervoll gepflegte Garten fasziniert einen vom ersten Moment an und ist ein Bijou, in dem man sich entspannen und ausruhen kann.