This is where we live and receive our family and friends. And it is also in this spirit that we welcome our guests, investing all our efforts so that they can meet their best expectations and create unforgettable moments. Visit us! We will be delighted to welcome you!
— Sobreiro Family —
Quinta de Malta in the present
Quinta de Malta is a guesthouse with a total of 10 double rooms, all equipped with private bathroom, TV, telephone, Internet access, air conditioning and minibar. Structured in 2 apartments, 2 "king size" suites (with 2 bedrooms) and independent rooms, the house fits any requirement. The common rooms have been converted into leisure areas, mini gym, meeting and game rooms that have DVD, large screen with “data show”. The house is surrounded by large gardens with a swimming pool for adults and children and a tennis court. The surrounding agricultural land is filled with vineyards, where the traditional varieties of the region are produced. In the vicinity, there is the ocean, with its beaches, some of them with excellent conditions for water sports, as well as on land equipment and natural conditions for walking, horse riding or golf, among a wide range of activities. other possibilities.
Located between the hills of the north of Braga, Quinta de Malta features a swimming pool and a fitness and wellness center. Located in the village of Durrães, it also offers a tennis court and free Wi-Fi in all areas. Overlooking the gardens and mountains, all elegant rooms and apartments have wooden floors and are classically furnished. They include a TV, private bathroom with shower and a minibar. A large breakfast is served every morning, and can be enjoyed on the outdoor terrace when weather conditions allow. The apartments have a fully equipped kitchen or kitchenette, allowing for self-catering options. Quinta de Malta is surrounded by gardens and also has a children's pool. Staff can also help guests prepare for a variety of activities, such as cycling or fishing.
“Excellent breakfast, employee and owner of fantastic friendliness and always available, places of interest to visit, good pool and even space for massages. Very good to get away from the routine and rest or even play with children. ”
Anónimo - Portugal
“Complete peace of mind. Very beautiful place. House well recovered. The employee Mª Catarina and Dona da casa are very helpful and friendly. It is close to a very good cod restaurant: Taberna do Afonso.”
António - Portugal
“The farm is very beautiful and is very well looked after. The gardens are pleasant, the orchard has many fruit trees and there is plenty of space for children to run. The pool is large and has a games room with billiards and table tennis. The breakfast room is very pleasant.”
Rui - Portugal
Located in Durrães, Quinta de Malta is an agricultural property established at the beginning of the 20th century. XVI. Stage of remarkable events at regional level and the parish's autonomy in relation to the Couto de Carvoeiro.
It housed Morgadio instituted in 1535. Due to the fact that so much was at stake, while the morgadio was in force, and partly also because there was a very high mortality rate, especially among male children, there were countless disagreements between the candidates for successors in the administration of the bond , which have given rise to judicial proceedings and appeals until the last instance. Finally, on March 21, 1862, by the arts of the most controversial figure in the history of Quinta - Ana Angélica da Cunha - the bond was abolished fraudulently. She immediately rushed to sell what until then could only be passed on in succession. The buyer was Manuel Pereira Lima, from Aborim.
Later, the farm changes hands repeatedly. Over the years, Quinta de Malta has undergone several changes, with no records of the original. It is known that in the 2nd half of the century. XIX, it underwent major improvements by the hand of its then owner Mateus Pereira da Silva, and later restored (around 1950) by Fernando Lima Dias de Almeida, having since gone into decay.
More recently, when in 1996 the Quinta was acquired by the current owners, the house showed signs of degradation such as to be prone to ruin in some of its dependencies. The new owners decided to continue the activity of Tourism that has been developing there since 1992, having commissioned the project.
The objective was based on two main guidelines: to maintain the spirit and design of the house; endow it with all the comforts of a modern home. After an exhaustive survey of the existing works, works began in which only the walls were left standing.