Quinta de São Sebastião
Ponte de Lima • Oporto and North of Portugal
Gather your family here or group of friends and enjoy the exclusivity
The Quinta de São
Sebastião, with its own Chapel of S. Sebastião and its farmhouse, is situated
in the center of the parish of Facha, at 6 km from Ponte de Lima, on a lovely
hillside with view to the Lima valley.
The Chapel of S. Sebastião, dating back to the fifteenth century, once owned the house, which dates back to the eighteenth century. The quinta, chapel and farm were once owned by the parish teacher, who taught school in the main room of the house itself. The architecture of the house is in the style of a wealthy farmer's house, and has been enlarged three times over the centuries. It is adjacent to the section of the Camino de Santiago which pilgrims use to walk between Porto and Ponte de Lima.
Today the Quinta de São Sebastião has regained its ancient splendor, having been fully restored as part of the Rural Tourism system, offering to groups of up to 10 guests the completely contemporary accommodations of its 5 double rooms, several common rooms, a garden and a large swimming pool in an idyllic setting.
With a history that dates back over more than 100 years, this is a home that oozes charm and a distinct sense of heritage. Within the ancient walls that surround its fashionably uncluttered interior tales of its past have been lovingly preserved. On the upper floor original stone seats sit either side of traditionally painted windows; in the atmospheric kitchen stone ovens have been retained alongside the gleaming units of their up-to-date equivalent; a now unused set of stone steps still bears the imprints of the metal soled clogs worn by the many children who inhabited the property when it was a schoolhouse.
Encircling this delightful residence are the equally enticing gardens, which enjoy scenic views towards the gently undulating slopes of the Serra de No. Olive, fig and orange are just some of the varied fruit trees that are dotted across the extensive lawns surrounding the swimming pool whilst pretty terraces are bordered with the colourful foliage of flowering plants.
Gather your family here or group of friends and enjoy the exclusivity of the Quinta de São Sebastião for an unforgettable holiday in communion with nature.
|Type of House||Villa|
|Number of rooms||5|
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