Casa de Sestelo, Azal Cottage

House - Entire home/apt · EM, Cabeceiras de Basto Municipality, Braga 4860, Portugal
Your host, Maria
8 Reviews
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The Space

Dating back from the XVIII century, Sestelo manor-house is located in the heart of Minho, the birthplace of Portugal and the land of Vinho Verde (green wine). Located in the county of Cabeceiras de Basto, less than one hour driving from Porto, Sestelo was once the house of a Portuguese nobleman recently restored to include all the amenities of modern life.

The house old stables were converted into 3 duplex apartments, each with a double or twin bed room, 2 bathrooms with shower, a kitchenette and a living room with a double sofa bed, air-conditioning and TV.

All apartments have use of the swimming pool and of the panoramic terrace, overlooking the vineyard, were you can relax with a glass of “Vinho Verde” after exploring the region. The property is surrounded by vineyards, a watermill, the manor-house chapel, olive trees, fresh water fountains and the “Levada”, and old irrigation channel that you can follow until it enters the mountain.

Come and experience one of the most enchanting regions of Portugal were time has stopped and tradition still dwells in the habits of people.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $546 /week
Cleaning Fee: $28
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s), Cat(s), and Other pet(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • Pasamos unos días muy agradables en Casa Sestelo. La casa es como se muestra en las fotos, rodeada de arboles y ambiente muy tranquilo, pero con todas las comodidades.
    Por otro lado, el trato de Maria y su familia, muy bueno.
    Lo recomiendo

    April 2014
  • Casa de Sestelo est un endroit extraordianaire, encore plus beau que sur les photos, une magnifique demeure ancienne au milieu des vignes, les appartements sont très confortables et très bien équipés, et les communs sont vraiment super. Piscine avec belle vue, rien à dire. La région offre plein de possibilités, à une heure de Porto, 20 min de Guimaraes.

    September 2013
  • We absolutely loved Casa de Sestelo, the surroundings are beautiful and very peaceful and the accommodation was exactly as described, clean and very comfortable. There were some lovely extra touches like the welcome basket including a bottle of the vineyards own wine. Maria could not have been more helpful and kind. We'll certainly be back as soon as we can!

    August 2013
  • Casa Sestelo was the perfect place for our vacation. We stayed 18 days visiting this extremely interesting part of Portugal and also enjoying the peace, nature and historic charm of Casa Sestelo. The whole property is very well managed and maintained. Maria, her family and staff are all very courteous and they are always available to help. I recommend Casa Sestelo without hesitation.

    July 2013
  • We had the most wonderful stay in Portugal at Casa de Sestelo! Maria and her husband were extremely helpful - not only did they meet us in Arco de Bauhle to ensure we didn't get lost when finding the cottage but they also gave us lots of advice and recommendations of restaurants, places to visit, etc. They were extremely hospitable, leaving us a very generous hamper of home-grown goodies to enjoy. The cottage is in the perfect location for a relaxing holiday but also to explore the North of Portugal. If you stay here it is definitely worth visiting Santuario de Nossa! Thank you Maria and family for a wonderful stay!

    May 2013
  • Staying in Casa Sestelo was really one of the highlights of our holiday in Portugal. It is beautifully located in a calm valley full of vinyards. The house and the garden as well as the pool are wonderful.
    Maria and Lenio were great hosts and very welcoming.

    August 2012
  • An incredibly beautiful manor house deep in the Portuguese countryside. The old stables have been carefully converted into apartments; we were the only people there for a whole week so we had the courtyard, the terraces and the pool (and the frog pond) all to ourselves. We saw our hosts only briefly but we felt very well looked after (the hamper of food and wine was especially thoughtful) and Maria was really helpful with suggestions for the next leg of our trip. Highly recommended.

    May 2012
  • Hi,

    I contacted Maria by email before our stay to get more information about the accomodation. Maria was very helpful and so we were 3 people to stay into the house for 2 nights.
    The house was exactly like on the pictures : bright, very clean and fully furnished. The local products for breakfast were genuine and lovely.

    The location is very quiet and the landscape is very beautiful (view on vineyards and moutains)

    We really enjoyed our stay and I would recommand to any one (single person, couple, friends or family) to stay in this house


    May 2012
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