Area: Northern Portugal
This is a rare opportunity to buy a centuries-old manor house situated in a prime location on a hillside along the edge of the river Douro, only 37 kms from Oporto and 1km from Entre Os Rios and Castelo de Paiva. Its earliest known use was by monks in the 17th century, today it is privately owned.
The property is part of an estate which stretches along 350m of river frontage to the top of the hillside, occupying 11 acres of highly desirable land and providing magnificent views over the river Douro towards unspoilt woodland and mountains.
The estate is made up of 4 separate properties built in granite, enriched with a variety of period features and surrounded by mature gardens which combine to create an idyllic setting. Its own chapel, the Chapel of St. Joseph, a romantic enclosed garden, a fish pond and a variety of water features make this property truly special
Because of its location, accessibility, proximity to Oporto and extensive (350 m) Douro river frontage, this is an ideal property for private or commercial use. It is situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty and yet enjoys the amenities of a large modern city and an international airport, less than an hour away.
There are separate entrances and large areas of land which offer the potential for dual use, as an idyllic private residence with separate commercial/tourist project or alternatively as a private residence.