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Paco de Lanheses

The front of the Palace of Lanheses, one of the 'manor houses of Portugal

Paco de Lanheses is a truly outstanding late 18th Century Palace near Viana do Castelo in the north of Portugal

From the centre of the village you enter the tree covered driveway leading to this delightful palace. The word 'paco' indicates that, in former times, the King had spent at least one night at the house.
Paco of Lanheses, Viana do Castelo, bedroom
Architecturally, the Palace of Lanheses, is one of the best examples of a Minho manor house of the late 18th century. The house has remained in the family of the Counts of Almada since being built and has been preserved in its original state as far as possible whilst recognizing modern trends such as en suite bathrooms!

In the grounds, is the old Lanheses pillory which has been classified as a national monument.

The guest wing contains the dining room pictured here and a sitting room in addition to 3 bedrooms, two with twin beds and one with a double bed. A small kitchenette is available for the guests to use.
Pašo de lanheses - room
The village of Lanheses is at the end of the drive and has restaurants and patisseries etc.

In the summer, breakfast is often served on the veranda which has views across the estate vineyards and the river Lima. Later in the day, it is possible to cool down in an old granite water store which acts as a small pool.

It is 60 kilometres from Porto airport, now almost all of it by motorway, and in addition there are good connections to Braga, Guimaraes and other towns to the north of Porto.

The back of the house has views over the estate vineyards and across the valley of the river Lima.

Lanheses is situated midway between the old sailing port of Viana do Castelo and the market town of Ponte de Lima. The house is especially suitable for these not having a car due to frequent buses from the nearby village.


   
Paco de Lanheses
Accommodation
1 November 2014 to 30 December 2015 (a)
Single room
€ 65
Double room € 80
Family room
€ 145
Extra bed
€ 20
Rates are in euros and are 'per room per night' including breakfast and taxes
(a) Different rates apply on New Year
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