Quinta do Scoto

Sintra, Estremadura
Bed & Breakfast

Excellent breakfasts set you up for a busy day exploring (Sintra, Obidos, and beaches are all nearby) and the pool is a dream to return to


14 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 6


The manor house was built in 1746 for the chaplain of the Marques de Pombal and much of his magnificent furniture remains. This has been an epic restoration for English owners Penny and Tony who have fascinating stories to tell; note the tiled friezes inside and the stone aqueducts in the grounds. Your hosts couldn’t be nicer or more helpful, they’re child-friendly, have a daughter of their own, Charlotte, and have thought of everything to make your stay special. Big, elegant bedrooms – two in the house, the rest in the barn – are uncluttered and TV-free; bathrooms are spotless and new; one bath has been made from a wine press. Being so close to Lisbon – on the seam of suburbia and the rural beyond – there’s lots to see and do: Sintra, Obidos, beaches, all a train ride away. Breakfasts set you up beautifully for a busy day (homemade scones, chutneys, jams, eggs from their hens), the saltwater pool, lined with striped loungers, is a dream to come home to; there are ponies to ride and Izzy – the Portuguese waterdog – is the star of the show. Space and comfort in great measure… and perfect peace under the stars.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Credit cards
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
1pm, please get in touch for early or late check in
Check out
12pm, please get in touch for late check out
Booking restrictions
Includes bottle of wine and minibar, stocked on arrival.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Restaurants & cafés 5 to 10-minute walk.


Nightly price
from €75
Prices per night for two people sharing. €30 per extra adult per night, €20 per extra child (3-15 years) up to a maximum of 6 in most suites. 10% discount for stays of 4 nights or more.
1 Suite for 5
From €85
1 Twin
From €75
2 Suites for 4
From €85
1 Suite for 4
From €95
1 Suite for 6
From €95
1 Suite for 3
From €95
1 Suite for 4
From €105


Absolutely loved our stay here. Tony, Penny and Charlotte were fantastic hosts and made our stay special. They're the most helpful hosts we've ever stayed with and seemed to be driven not by a desire to build the business but by a genuine kindness and sincerity. The quinta is gorgeous and well-connected in terms of public transport to Lisbon and Sintra. Local restaurants were accessible on foot and friendly. A really tranquil, relaxing place to stay. One of our best holidays. Highly recommend.

Anne-marie, Manchester

Fabulous mini Oasis, in an amazing location. Penny & Tony were great hosts, very friendly and extremely knowledgeable about the surrounding area and provided us with some excellent sight seeing tips for us and our 7 year old son. The breakfasts were delicious and included fresh fruit every morning. The location is superb as you are so close to Sintra and Lisbon but you feel as if you are in the country. The grounds are very well kept and the pool is a delight to jump into after a busy day of sightseeing. Quinta do Scoto is in walking distance to local restaurants and the train station.


Knowledgeable, friendly and generous hosts, relaxed surroundings and lots to do and see within easy reach. Definitely recommended.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Tony Ross

  • Included in your suite will be a complimentary bottle of wine, a minibar stocked initially with beer, soft drinks, water, milk, fresh fruit, biscuits and tea and coffee.
  • A perfect spot for couples.
  • Sintra, which has 5 Palaces and a Morish Castle, is less than 6km away and can be reached by car, bus or train from the village station.
  • Lisbon is less than 16km away and can be reached by car or train from the village station.
  • We are located 20 minutes drive away from Lisbon Airport. We can arrange for you to be met by a taxi or we are 1 stop on the Metro and a 38 minutes train journey to the village station where we collect you or you can walk the 10 minutes to the Quinta.
  • Melecas is a typical Portuguese village with 7 cafes and 7 restaurants within walking distance and a 'locals' bar. There are walks up into the surrounding hills with ancient ruins, aquaducts, Quintas and a Watchtower with views over to Sintra and the coast