Do you prefer traditional or modern? In the Quinta da Bouca d’Arques you can choose between eight apartments in the typical regional style, a mixture of old and new or modern architecture. The former mansion of the 17th Century has been supplemented by a new building. The rectilinear construction made of concrete, glass, iron and wood is a successful counterpoint to the old manor. At the same time it is integrated into the historical surroundings, because it is built on the foundation of an old building. It is framed by a structure of wooden slats that filters the light and provides privacy. At the rear, two concrete cubes create intimate courtyards. This new building comprises two apartments, each about 50 square metres in size. The other flats are located on the ground floor of the manor house or are spread around the grounds as cottages.
Whichever apartment you choose, either way you can enjoy their quiet location surrounded by vineyards and the idyllic garden with a salt water pool.
What to do
Inside: pool, stroll through the vineyards and woods, cook in the kitchenettes, massages can be arranged
Outside: Gastronomy (amazing fish and excellent white wine)
Sports (rafting, golf, tennis, mountain bike, kayak, ocean and river beaches, go karting, surfing and windsurfing …)
Culture (historical cities) Viana do Castelo and Ponte de Lima,Braga and Guimarães (world heritage), less than one hour from Porto (world heritage) and 1h20m from Santiago de Compostela. Museums, palaces, churches….
Why we like this house
A stylish, authenic Portuguese property in an idyllic location - perfect to combine relaxation and activities.
This house is great for
Couples and families
|Region/Town||PT – Portugal, Viana do Castelo|
|Scenery||between vineyards and forest|
|Number of guests||7 apartments for 2 people. 1 apartment for 4 people|
|Design||Paula Sousa Pinheiro, Oporto|
|Architecture||Modern, Old, Old & new|
|Criteria||1-2 (house/apartment), 1-4 (house/apartment), Family, Garden, Hiking, Pool, Sea, Wine|
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