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Quinta de Malta

«Welcome to Quinta de Malta. This is where we live and entertain our family and friends. And it is with the same spirit that we receive our guests, investing all our efforts so that you have the best of times in our company, fulfill all your highest expectations, and create wonderful memories. Have a great stay at Quinta de Malta.»

Turismo de habitação Portugal

  • About Quinta de Malta
  • Testemonials
  • The History of Quinta de Malta




Quinta de Malta is a stately rural tourism house with a total of 10 double bedrooms, all with bathroom en suite, TV, telephone, internet access, air conditioning and mini bar. It is laid out in 2 fully equiped apartments, 2 king size suites with 2 bedrooms each, and independent double rooms. Therefore the house can adapt to any accommodation requirement our guests may have.


The common areas have been converted in leisure areas, sitting rooms, mini gym, games rooms and meeting rooms with large screen and “data show”.


The house is surrounded by wide gardens, with swimming pools for adults and for children, as well as a tennis court. The farmland surrounding the house is filled with vineyards where grapes traditional to the regions are grown. Nearby, you can find the sea, with its famous beaches, some of which perfect for all sorts of water sports. Inland and in the region you can find excellent natural conditions for all sorts of outdoor activities, such as nice strolls, hiking, horse riding, golf etc,



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Public Recognition


Quinta de Malta has been awarded and classified as Regional Heritage, due in part to its arquitecture which is so characteristic of the northen portuguese manor houses of the XVI and XVII centuries, but due as well to its historical influence in the region. As a result of the renovation and reabilitation work done by the current owners, the house is currently a candidate for the Municipal Arquitecture Award “Arquitecto Régio João Antunes”.







“It was an fantastic week, with refined service and amazing surroundings. I would love to come back to Quinta de Malta.”
Alvaro - Spain, August 2008





“One of the most pleasant experiences I has, in a beatiful place. An amazing landscape with an excelent service. What else can one ask for? Our wish is to return in spring time to continue enjoying all that Quinta has to offer. It was a pleasure. All the best.”
Elisa – Lugo (Spain), November 2007





“My dearest friends, it was an immense pleasure to be with you!!! Congratulations on your exquisite taste, and friendliness!!! Kisses”
Fafá de Belém – Brazil, January 2009



“It was peaceful and immaculate. Quinta de Malta has an interesting history, and attention to the detail so that all our expectations were met. We wish we had booked for longer so that we could enjoy all the amenities.”
Percy - Toronto (Canada), July 2008



Located in Durrães, Quinta de Malta is a farming estate created in early XVI century. It has been the stage of important events both at regional as well as county level, being an important player in obtaining the county's independence from Carvoeiro.


An entail was created for the Quinta de Malta estate in 1535. While the entail prevailed, there were uncountable disagreements and family quarrels amongst those aspiring at administering the entail, which led to several legal proceedings. Finally, on the 21st March 1862, Ana Angelica Da Cunha, the most infamous character in the history of the Quinta de Malta, fraudulently abolished the entail when it immediately rushed to sell the property which until that point in history could only be transfered through inheritance. The buyer was Manuel Pereira Lima, from Aborim.

Later, the manor house repetitively changed hands. Through the years the manor house suffered several layout changes. It is known that in the second half of the XIX century, it has benefited from great improvements made by the owner Mateus Pereira da Silva, and renovated later on (circa 1950) by Fernando Lima Dias de Almeida. And it has since then enter into decline.

When in 1996 Quinta de Malta is acquired by the present owners, the Sobreiro family , the house was almost derelict. The  new owners decided to continue with the activity of Rural Tourism that had been developed since 1992, and proceeded to make profound renovations to the house. The goal was to keep the original spirit of the house, while modernizing the facilities by providing for every creature comfort.



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