Quinta da Picaria

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An authentic example of farming life in the 18th Century, built predominantly of granite with wooden beams in the interior, Quinta da Picaria nestles in the rural region of Guimarei, a sleepy village near Santo Tirso, the perfect setting for walking enthusiasts.

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An authentic example of farming life in the 18th Century, built predominantly of granite with wooden beams in the interior, Quinta da Picaria nestles in the rural region of Guimarei, a sleepy village near Santo Tirso, the perfect setting for walking enthusiasts.

Check-in starts at: 14:00

Check-out ends at: 12:00

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A Trip to 18 Century

Reviewed 25 august, 2018

This Tourism Farm created in a 18th Century Building is a Stunning place. Everything inside building such as furniture doors roof etc.. it is indeed a marvelous place and beautiful. We can move around in the farm pick some passion fruits or kiwis or walnuts it is a nice experience. The bed and mattress is OK in fact it is a very good night sleep and not a single noise. The breakfast is a nice variety the only "NO" is the bread being one day old and in Portugal when we have a culture to eat fresh and warm bread it is a not good thing. I will repeat the experience.

HJPDS

A warning, really

Reviewed 14 august, 2013

We booked for 3 nights and arrived mid afternoon. It took just under an hour for anyone in the house to hear us knocking and ringing the bell. Eventually we were admitted. The house is a Quinta, and, in my experience of this type of property, the furnishings reflect this (We have stayed in over a dozen of Turihab properties). Our sleeping accommodation was in a very dark outbuilding, which needed artifical light, even with the window open on a sunny day. The furniture was more akin to poor folk, not the owner of a Quinta..There was nowhere comfortable to sit, ie nowhere to sit in the evening reading a book, even if the lighting was adequate. Breakfast was discussed and once we thought 9am was a good time, it was apparent that was the time the breakfast would be ready, whether we were ready or not. It was to be served in the dark hallway outside of our room. The tour of the accommodation was a walk around the yard and the vineyard being pointed out. The lovely house and comfortable communal areas shown in the photographs were plainly not available to us. A Quinta should almost be a self contained destination in its own rights, with grounds and a home to enjoy. Needless to say, we left after an hour This was an overpriced room, with nothing other than breakfast on offer. The whole concept of rural tourism is to be exposed to a disappearing was of life and to be exposed to the history of its house and family. This concept is alien here. I have drawn my concerns to the booking agent and to Turihab

clarksdale

A nice place to rest some days

Reviewed 11 september, 2011

Quinta da Picaria is a very nice place to have a peacefull rest and a good base to tdo short daily trip in the Oportp area and Douro Valley. The rooms are clean and nice, the breakfast is good and the owners are available to satisfy the request of the client. Quinta da Picaria is ina very green country.

galileo7Ravenna

Perfect relaxation close to nature

Reviewed 31 august, 2010

We found out this charming place in a blog about Portugal summer holidays. The first contact with this farm was the magnificent relation with nature as well as the wonderful people that receive as has Kings in our own Kingdom. The owner Maria Jose his a charming person and french, english speaker. The amazing natural water fountain that flows is a great plus. We spend some quality time that realy means a lot for us. Thanks Maria Jose, we hope to came back one day. All the best for you and your husband. Just charming

luismaiaoliveira

nice place but not suitable for none-Portuguese-speaking tourists

Reviewed 22 october, 2009

We chose this rural inn because it was geographically in the center of several places we wanted to daytrip to in northern Portugal. We saw it advertised on the Inns of Portugal website and booked 4 nights. The quinta is a lovely quiet farm/estate behind a closed gate in a small village. The rooms are pleasantly furnished, clean and attractive. Every evening when we came home we found some treat waiting for us in our room : apples from the farm, a bottle of Porto, roasted chestnuts, 2 small cakes. We were greeted very nicely by the owner Maria Jose on our arrival but never saw her again. The housekeeper, who was the only other person from the quinta we saw throughout our stay, was very sweet and tried her best, but spoke absolutely no English. When we had questions that we wanted to ask before setting out each day (where was the train station in the nearby town, routing advice, where to park in Porto, what the weather forecast was...) there was no to ask. Again, though the web site stated there was a dining room, there were no meals other than (a generous and appealing set out) breakfast each morning. We found a pamphlet put out by the local municipality that listed restaurants but there were no maps and again, no one to ask. I was surprised that other than a tiny soap sample that was on the sink the first day, no toiletries were provided. (We did get a bar of soap after pantomiming to the housekeeper on the 3rd day.) I'd say that if I were Portoguese or at least spoke Portuguese, this would be a lovely place to stay. But as a foreign tourist who chose to stay in an inn advertised on an English web site that claimed that English was spoken, I was a disappointed.

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