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Quinta do Convento da Franqueira

Owner: Piers Gallie
4755-104 Barcelos Portugal

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Credit Cards Welcome: AMEX VISA
4 Rooms, Double Occupancy: €94.00 - €105.00*
2 Apartments: €568 weekly
*Minimum Stay Required: 2 nights
Open: Apr to Nov
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The 16th-century Quinta do Convento da Franqueira is an absolute dream—it is no wonder that the father of the current owner, your gracious host Piers Gallie, was immediately captivated by the property. He bought it on first sight and brought his family from England to live here over 40 years ago. Captain Gallie restored the convent with loving care, meticulously retaining its wonderful architectural features while adding all of the modern amenities. The inn wraps around the cloister, testimony that in years gone by, this was the convent for the adjacent church. A flight of stairs leads to an exceptionally elegant, yet extremely comfortable living room where guests can relax, fix themselves a drink, and study the many books available about what to do and see in the region. There is an appealing ambiance throughout of an English country home. Each of the bedrooms is spacious and beautifully furnished with antiques. Utter tranquility prevails, with only wooded hills and meadows as far as the eye can see. A path leads through the gardens to a spring-fed swimming pool nestled on the hill with a magnificent view of the convent and the church. Quinta do Convento da Franqueira is one of our favorites—truly a very special hideaway.

Breakfast Included Children's Play Area Children Welcome Credit Cards Welcome: AMEX VISA     Internet Access Available for Guests Parking Available (Free or Paid) Swimming Pool Archaeological Site Nearby Beach within 12 mi Golf Course within 15 mi Hiking Trails Nearby Horseback Riding within 6 mi

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We had a bit of trouble finding the Quinta, which admittedly was mostly my fault. The trick is to find the Staples store, which sits just off the motorway, and then turn right in front of the store, and then make an immediate left turn, following the road past the church, and then up the hill and into the woods. Once you pass through the blue gates, make an immediate left and follow the curving road to the front of the house. There, you will find a sun shade for your car to protect it from th...

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Review by Carolyn Morris on Jul 13, 2011


Dear Karen,
Many thanks for sending us the lovely comments of Carolyn Morris. It is
always nice to have guests who appreciate all the minor details and work
that goes into these small operations.

Just to help future guests the restaurant she mentions is the `Novo

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