Vinha da Manta overlooks a great part of the upper Mondego Valley. From almost every spot of our 34 acres (14 hectares), you have a magnificent view over the valley. Actually, you get the sensation that you are “floating above the valley” which feels royal at times. The estate is situated at the end of the valley and that means the use of terraces with many different fruit trees, shrubs, and animals. Olive, almond, peach, cherry, and fig trees are largely present and all available for the picking when in season. Our drinking and irrigation water come from our own springs.
Vinha Da Manta offers 9 luxury canvas lodges, a friendly cottage, and a cosy garden house, each on its own terrace with full privacy. For us, this is the ideal number of accommodations so as to offer our guests privacy and at the same time guarding the intimate atmosphere of the property. Moreover, we like to have personal contact with our guests. All lodges have their own space with extreme privacy.
We have a beautiful fully biologically purified pool. It is a wonderful place to relax, swim, read a book, and meet others.
We make dinner for our guests every other day (Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday). Whoever wants to participate can simply join (for a fee). At the pool bar, snacks or lunches may be purchased.
Jacqueline has 4 horses, and for reasonably experienced riders it is possible to go on trails in the mountains. For children, we do kid rides on the property.
We also have a small shop with produce from the garden (vegetables, fruit, herbs) and we offer local and homemade products (jams, marmelades, moonshine, dried or otherwise preserved goods).