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Solar Egas Moniz is a Charming House rented in exclusive, with 10 double rooms, a library and a work table with a wood-burning stove, a dining room, a living room with a wine cellar and fireplace, a garden with an outdoor pool and a park for children designed to allow days of peace and tranquillity in rural areas. Throughout the house, there is a wireless network (gardens included).

The exclusive rental requires the reservation of 4 rooms, with a minimum stay of 2 nights from October to May (except Easter, Carnival, Christmas, New Year and holidays - 3 nights).

The library is 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 use the wines you will find here, highlighting the region's green wines, but also a sample of other regions of the country. You can use 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.

Our Services

Included in your stay:

  • Welcome Basket upon arrival that meets the needs of the 1st breakfast.
  • For stays of one week, it's included cleaning of the house every 4 days with the change of sheets and towels
  • Exclusive use of the pool (from May to October)
  • Wi-Fi and Vodafone TV

The services available (on request and at an additional cost)

  • Honesty Bar (check wine prices)
  • Grocery Service
  • Cook Service
  • Extra Cleaning Service
  • Transfers
  • Laundry service
  • Bicycles and picnic in the countryside
  • Radical Activities (canoeing, rafting, slide, paintball, buggy tour, surfing, stand up paddle)
  • Equestrian activities (at 20 Km)
  • Thermal Treatments and SPA (30 Km at Termas de Amarante)
  • SPA treatments (9 km away at Termas de São Vicente)
  • Rafting on the Paiva River
  • Wine tasting in Quintas do Vale do Sousa (10 km away)
  • Walking and mountain biking routes on the Romanesque Route
  • Visits to the monuments of the Route of the Romanesque

Farm Solar Egas Moniz

1 km away from Solar Egas Moniz you can visit our farm which has vineyards, a vegetable garden and where you can take a short walk with the children. Given the immensity of trees, it is sometimes possible to see squirrels. It is worth the walk.

History and Tribute

120 year-old Solar Egas Moniz “Charming House & Local Experiences” presents traditional architectonic characteristics of a home of aristocratic owners from the time. It is situated near the famous shelter home for unprivileged children “Casa do Gaiato” and the Monastery “Mosteiro do Salvador do Paço de Sousa”. This monastery plays an essential role in the Solar Egas Moniz strategic presentation since the building, sponsored by Egas Moniz tutor, the first King of Portugal (D. Afonso Henriques), and which is only 100 meters away from the Mansion is an ex-libris of the “Rota do Românico”: (Romanesque Route). Thus, the House was given his name as a tribute to him.

Portuguese history is also present in the geographic area of the House namely in the trail and discovery of “Rota do Românico” (Romanesque Route). It is the starting point for a journey plenty of culture and patrimony.

Bearing in mind the historical deeds of Egas Moniz, the first king of Portugal D. Afonso Henriques’s tutor, the concept of “word” takes essential importance. Egas Moniz gave King D. Afonso VII “his word” that Afonso Henriques would be his vassal, thus avoiding the continuation of the siege of the city of Guimarães. Nevertheless as he could not keep his “word” he placed himself and his family in the hands of the emperor of Hispania, who, impressed with such an honor, spared their lives. This episode of Egas Moniz, shows his honor, loyalty, and humility but also his courage, wisdom and altruism.

The virtues of Egas Moniz are the motto to the denomination of the rooms of the Historic wing. This is the rebuilt area of the House which recalls the origins of the history of Portugal of great and renown recognition worldwide. Luis Vaz de Camões in his masterpiece “Os Lusíadas”, renown worldwide, portrays this episode of Egas Moniz , thus, eternalizing this act of great “courage, loyalty and altruism”.