Solar de Vilar

"Majesty Abounds in this Completely Restored 18th-century Manor Home." - Reviewed by Lisa

Bed: 5   Bath: 6 Pax: 11   USD$3,156 - $3,507 / night

MIGUEL PICK – “I love the majesty and comfort of this home.”

With the impression that all roads lead to Solar de Vilar, you’ll be delighted by the majestic manor house dramatically sitting at what appears to be the end of a twisty, turning village road. Thick, white, soft stone walls beckon you to enter this inviting property and explore what lies ahead. Lovingly restored by husband-and-wife team Maria and Luis, this gorgeous 18th-century home now lends itself as a temporary abode for those who love the finer things in life.

This elegant home is the perfect base from which to explore the undiscovered surrounding areas – knowing you will come home to the comforting local cuisine of your warm and amiable host, Maria Amaral.  Local gastronomy is her passion; she’ll set you on the right path to indulge in regional specialties as well as pampering you with her favourites including vegetables, herbs and fruits from the property’s own market garden.  Maria also has a vast knowledge of the region’s finest wines.

Two acres of manicured gardens, French gardens and lawns offer a serene and peaceful place to truly wind down and relax. Behind an ornate iron gate, you’ll find the large, enclosed pool area with plenty of day beds and birdsong.

Elegant comfort and great views abound. You will be equally at home whether you’re relaxing in a cozy sofa or hosting an informal cocktail party for family and friends. A shady terrace runs the width of the property and from the master bedroom you can contemplate the peaceful panoramas including lovely views of the Serra da Estrela and Serra do Caramulo.

Special Features

  • 2 acres of private grounds
  • Private family chapel
  • Opportunity for weddings and events
  • Elevator

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

Each bedroom features its own colour scheme and comfy sitting area.  All attention to detail is paid to family art, artifacts and exquisite oriental rugs.  Traditional country manor bedrooms are decorated in toiles and English chintz.  All bedrooms are furnished with antique beds and furniture.

All en-suite bathrooms are immaculate in fresh white and solid-coloured ceramic tile. Each bathroom is colour-coordinated with the décor of the room.

MASTER SUITE 1
Sleeps 2  – Double bed, private balcony with garden and mountain views. Located on the main floor. Sitting area. En-suite bathroom with shower and walk-in closet.

BEDROOM 2
Sleeps 2 – Double bed. En-suite bathroom with shower.

BEDROOM 3
Sleeps 2 – Two Twin beds. En-suite bathroom with shower.

BEDROOM 4
Sleeps 3 – Three Twin beds. En-suite bathroom with shower.

BEDROOM 5
Sleeps 2 – Double bed. En-suite bathroom with shower.

ALL BEDROOMS INCLUDE HOTEL-QUALITY SHEETS AND TOWELS, TOILETRIES, HAIRDRYERS AND BATHROBES.

Living Areas

Décor throughout the home is elegantly comfortable with oversized comfy sofas and armchairs complemented by a beautiful European antique collection. All rooms are sunny, bright, and welcoming with tremendous attention to detail.

The drawing room, dining room, kitchen and master bedroom all open out to a wrap-around terrace at the back of the home where you can enjoy beautiful views. TV room, games room, library/office and chapel are located at the front of the home.

  • Fully-fitted and equipped kitchen
  • Ample patio and terrace space
  • Laundry room
  • Powder room
  • Pool and extensive gardens
  • Events area suitable for private functions

Rental Price Includes

  • Full-time Housekeeper
  • Daily cleaning and laundry
  • Daily breakfast and snack service

Know Before You Go

  • Peace and quiet abound
  • Weddings often take place at weekends
  • Enjoy authentic, mid-week experiences

Weeny Wixxers Services and Activities

  • Babysitting
  • Child-proof pool area
  • Crib / highchair / infant toys and amenities rental service.

Pet Policy

  • Please contact us for details.

Activities Available On-Site or Nearby

  • Vineyard visits and wine tastings, vintage car museum, golf, white-water rafting, 40km hiking /biking/skating/running trail, mountain hiking, local village visits, river fishing, picnics, thermal baths

SPECIALTY ACTIVITIES

  • Visit the Jewish route, including the house of Amadeo Sousa Cardoso, the heroic Portuguese Ambassador in Paris during WWII
  • Dão area vineyards and award-winning wine tastings at Casa de Santar
  • Personal wine tastings and Quinta tours

Additional Services

  • Itinerary planning – pre and post-arrival
  • Round-trip airport transportation
  • Private tour guide
  • Chauffered transportation
  • Grocery shopping service
  • Babysitting services
  • Organizing car and golf cart rentals
  • Booking tours, excursions and restaurant reservations
  • Other services may be available – just ask!

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