Solar Egas Moniz
Solar Egas Moniz Charming House & Local Experiences is a manor house from 1890, located in Paço de Sousa (Penafiel), region of vinho verde (green wine region) and just 30 minutes from the city of Porto and 1 hour from the Douro Valley. This manor house has 10 rooms and has been restored, maintaining its original characteristics, in order to preserve history, endowing it with modernity and comfort.
The exclusive rental requires the reservation of 4 rooms, for a minimum period of 2 nights from October to May (except Easter, Carnival, Christmas, New Year and Holidays which is 3 nights). Also 3 nights applies for the rest of the period from June to September.
On the ground floor of the historic house, guests can enjoy the library located in the first room of the house, here you will also find a corner with a desk waiting for you. Sofas, bookcases and a salamander, as well as the use of the old “namoradeiras” of the house, ask that you sit here a little. In this area, furniture with local products brings a certain charm, we want you to take a little of our region with you to offer or simply remember.
Ahead, you will find the Enoteca, where you can take the wines you will find here, highlighting the region's green wines, but also a sample of other regions of the country. You can take them (honesty bar), with the prices properly presented. This is also a beautiful living room with a sofa and TV. For colder days this space and the dining room share a fireplace, and we will add wood to be able to enjoy this unique moment that is the sound of the fireplace crackling. The kitchen is right next door, at your disposal and equipped with all the utensils to prepare delicious meals. There are several restaurants nearby that provide a take-away service where you will have the opportunity to sample the most typical food in the region. By booking in advance, our cook can also come to prepare lunch or dinner, for those days when you don't feel like going out and prefer to stay home. You will have several options to choose from: grilled fish, baked in the oven, rojões or spiritual cod, to taste the flavours of the region. This service has an extra value associated with it, which we are happy to share with you.
The outdoor swimming pool is open from May to October and we provide umbrellas, sunbeds and towels. The children's park will cheer the little ones so that they can be outside, with their feet on the grass or relaxing on a blanket, while the little ones play. Children will also enjoy seeing the cats that stroll around here. The friendly 'Mel' is very affable and likes to come and play with the children.
On the top floor of the house, you will find the rooms, all properly equipped, with air conditioning and extremely careful and thoughtful decoration. There are 6 double rooms in the historic wing of Solar and 4 double rooms in a new built wing. The rooms are located on the 1st floor.
Nearby and within walking distance, you will find grocery stores, bakeries and cafés. Portuguese history is also evident in the geographical area where this Manor House is located, namely in the route and discovery of the “Rota do Românico”, starting point for a journey full of culture and heritage.