PAÇO DE CALHEIROS
The Manor House is located in one of the Hills steps on the Lima Valley in the North of Portugal, surrounded by vineyards of the Vinho Verde Loureiro, which is produced in the Estate.
The view over the Valley is breathtaking and the guests are more the welcome to explore and discover the property and its surroundings which are classified as “Historic Gardens” and Monument of National Interest.
The Count of Calheiros, Francisco de Calheiros, welcomes the guests with the warm hospitality of the North of Portugal, which is famous for its welcoming people.
Our family has lived in this place for seven hundred years, and we invite you to come and enjoy this piece of heaven with us.
We do not call ourselves hotel or boutique hotel because we are much more that. We are a family house which is proud to welcome guests as friends and share the way of life of this region, a living experience of culture and traditional habits of Alto Minho.
Our bedrooms are prepared and equipped with the most modern comforts and facilities, which bring the ideal combination between history and modern times.
They are decorated with the Portuguese furniture dating back to the 16th Century, with influences from the former Portuguese Empire across the world. You can find the furniture of Queen Carlota Joaquina, Queen of Portugal and Empress of Brazil, famous for her well know sexual appetite, or the furniture that General Junot prepared to accommodate Napoleon in the Convento de Mafra.
“Staying in Calheiros is going back to the time where everything was as it’s suposed to. The water is fresh from the mountains, the fruits and vegetables from the garden and even the bread is made in the same wood fired oven as our great grandparents.”
We also have available a Spa, tennis court and swimming pool, and beautiful woods that surround the estate that are astonishing for walks.
The Majestic view from the swimming pool and over the Lima River Valley, at the Heart of the North of Portugal, brings you one of the most beautiful sceneries in the world.
Surrounded by beautiful gardens, Paço de Calheiros offers the perfect combination of breathtaking views, historic ambiance, and fully prepared and equipped facilities to accommodate an unforgettable event.
Paço de Calheiros stands on the roman road of the Way of Saint James.
Since the old times that Pelerines stop here on their way to Santiago de Compostela.
The ancient road, part roman part medieval, stands as one of the least explored in Iberic Peninsula, and as so one that has remained most preserved.
There is a very strong affinity with the region and Santiago. The Coat of Arms of the Calheiros family stands with five Vieiras of Santiago, which was and still is considered a great honour.
In the times of the Christian Reconquista of the Peninsula, the Christian armies cried the name of the Apostle when charging against Moorish troops.
Candido Pazos, the famous Galician artist, wrote the book . It is a modern version of the 12th century manuscript. The book goes through ancient symbology and spirituality of the Caminho covering the main routes, and where Paço de Calheiros stands has one of the places to visit on the pilgrimage.
The old Portuguese Way can be traced from Porto to Barcelos, to Ponte do Lima, then Valença where it enters Spain, through the city of Tui.
We produce the Vinho Verde with the grapes Loureiro and Vinhão.
This variety of wine is unique in the world, for it is what is called in portuguese Vinho verde / Green Wine. It has great digestive properties due to its special qualities. It is a fresh and fruity wine, very easy to drink due to its lightness.
The Loureiro and Vinhão are typical grapes from the region which are cultivated here for centuries.
The Loureiro usually acquires a lemony colour while the Vinhão acquires a rosy red.
Our production is Bio-Dynamic, which means that we use no chemicals throughout the process, achieving an astonishing wine.
The Estate has a very good conditions for wine, with high sunlight exposure, plenty of water and good terroir.
Telephone: + 351 258 947164
Paço de Calheiros
Ponte de Lima | Minho | Portugal
GPS Coordinates: 41.806223, -8.566488
Distances to places of interest:
- Airport of Porto – Francisco Sá Carneiro (OPO) – 85 km
- Airport of Vigo – 50 km
- Train Station – Braga/Viana do Castelo – 30 km
- Golf Course of Ponte de Lima – 7 km
- Golf Course of Estela – 30 km
- Golf Course of Esposende – 20 km
- Beach – 20 km
- National Park of Peneda-Gerês – 20km
- Historic Village of Ponte de Lima – 7 km
- City of Porto – 80km (highway)
- City of Guimarães – 40 km (highway)
- City of Braga – 20 km (highway)
- City of Viana do Castelo – 20 km (highway)
- Galiza – 30 km (highway)