The house entrance. On the left, the old cellars were converted into a communal dining room
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.
All cottages are rented with linen and towels as well as towels to use in the swimming pool.
The kitchen is equipped so that you may prepare light meals or have breakfast in the house.
The swimming pool is shared among all guests as is the terrace so if you intend to have your meals outside, take care not to leave dirty dishes or garbage in the area so that others may enjoy the space as well.
The garbage is collected every morning by the house caretaker. Please help us to preserve the environment by recycling your garbage. We have a set of recycling bins next to the cleaning storage to help you with this.
Cleaning service is provided once a week, normally on Fridays or when guests check out. Cleaning utensils are also available in the storage next to the apartment. These are shared among the guests so please return them to their original place after use.
The water used in the houses comes directly from the water springs that feed the property. Please do not drink tap water as it has not been tested for human consumption. You may find potable spring water in the fountain next to the lake.
Most people seek Casa de Sestelo to rest and have a relaxing holiday with their family, so please try to be respectful of other guests and of their space and keep the noise level to a minimum during the night.
The apartment was lovely as was the pool and local scenery. A great and relaxing stay.
Quel accueil de la part de Maria qui nous a offert un panier garni à notre arrivée ! L'endroit est tranquille, la demeure a beaucoup de charme et la piscine est un ravissement ! C'est propre et toujours entretenu. L'autoroute est toute proche ce qui facilite énormément les visites sur le nord du pays... Bravo et merci !
This beautiful place is worth a visit. The view is unique and very beautiful. There is a great and authentic atmosphere in this old winery.
The garden and pool area are fantastic and the house is nice and clean.
When we arrived there was a big basket with bread, fruit, jam, milk and wine. This was amazing and a big surprise.
Maria, the hostess is very helpful and forthcoming. We have had a great holiday and would very much like to come back.
It was a great pleasure to meet Marias father.
We can unconditionally recommend this place to everyone.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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