Casa de Pomarchão

Ponte de Lima, Minho

8 charming apartments and outbuildings on this atmospheric estate with delightful owners. Beaches are nearby


8 bedrooms


Sleeps 26


Casa de Pomarchão goes all the way back to the 15th century but owes its present look to a rebuild of 1775 when a baroque chapel and veranda were added. The noble old manor house stands at the centre of a 60-hectare estate of vineyards and thick pine forest. Your choice is between the apartment in the main building (every inch the aristocrat’s domicile) and one of seven equally charming outbuildings beyond; they range from the old stables to the olive press. Some are classical in style (Milho, S. António and Bica), others have a more rustic feel (Toca, Espiguero and Mato). Expect soft beds, small sofas, twin-hob kitchenettes, original fireplaces and hand-painted chairs – an appealing décor. Homemade cakes and jams are brought over for breakfast to the apartments closest to the manor house; each one has French windows opening onto garden or terrace. Stroll the estate, take a splash in the atmospheric tanque, trot off down the hill for Ponte de Lima (a 30-minute walk), roast chestnuts in autumn or plan a day at the beach. This is a fine place run by charming people – we’d happily stay a week.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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


  • Pub 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
From 4pm
Check out
Booking restrictions
Short breaks available.
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.


Nightly price
from €80
Weekly price
from €560
Extra bed/sofabed available €140 per person per week.
5 Apartments for 4
From €1201 bedroom
3 Apartments for 2
From €801 bedroom


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Frederico & Carmen Villar

  • The house is 3km from the charming town of Ponte de Lima, reputed for being the oldest township in Portugal. In June, the International Horse Fair attracts lively crowds into town, to watch the great horse and music shows.
  • In less than an hour's drive you can reach Porto, Braga, Guimarães, Gerês National Park or the beaches on the Atlantic coast, as well as the neighbouring spanish region of Galicia for tapas and lovely towns, like Santiago de Compostela.
  • Minho region is known for a very special kind of wine - the "vinho verde", or "green wine", a unique wine that comes from grapes that only grow in our microclimate. It's a fresh, naturally sparkling wine, perfect for a toast to a great holiday.
  • There are lots of activities available in the region, from horse back riding, to golfe, sailing, trekking in the mountains, rafting in the Minho river, heritage sites, beautiful landscapes or even the possibility of being a shepherd for one day!