The House

Located in the Green Coast side of Portugal, close to Viana do Castelo is the village of Perre; here you will find Bento Novo, a country inn majestically situated on the slope of a hill. The beauty of Bento Novo’s lands, gardens and the clean refreshing stream that runs at the bottom of its farm lands are breath taking.

Bento Novo country house, it is a new place of Rural Tourism, located close to Viana do Castelo. It is a centennial house with preserved characteristic architecture of the North of Portugal, rounded with pretty gardens outside and really close to the Atlantic beaches.

Quinta do Bento Novo is a rural tourism facility located in the north of Portugal, near the Atlantic coast. This vacation rental house has a capacity for 14+ people, with 7 double rooms, several spacious living rooms, and a large kitchen with the typical rural ambiance that is fully equipped and can easily accommodate groups.

Originally built in 1892, Bento Novo was recently renovated to more comfortably accommodate our guests, but the beautiful characteristics of its buildings have been preserved. The contrast of schist and granite that can be found throughout the property emphasizes the harmony that exists between what nature has provided and man has embellished.

Bento Novo’s relaxing quiet atmosphere almost makes you forget how close you are to all the action that is happening in the surrounding area. So if you are looking for a relaxing get away or want to come and discover the Alto-Minho region’s rich natural and historical heritage and experience its sea side attractions, we hope you will make us a part of your unforgettable vacation.


The house keeps its ancient look, with walls of stone and the rural surroundings, even though it has been recently adapted to all modern comforts.

The ancient rural ambience can still be observed on the thick granite walls of the house, as well as on the sheds, granaries and thrashing floors that were once used to dry and store corn and maize, are very typical of the region.



Originally built in 1892, the House has been in our family through several generations. Recently we have re-built it in order to better welcome our guests.



On the northern wing there is a staircase built in solid granite. It is a good example of the contrast of schist and granite that can be seen all over the farm.



The suite is an independent building with a living room, a bedroom and a bathroom. Even though it is very close the house it allows complete privacy and independency.



This is the room where we receive our guests, and where all visitors are welcomed to the farm. We can see an oratory, an antique very well preserved by our ancestors.



The dinning room, in the past was only reserved to the most important events. It is very well lit since two of the walls are covered in windows. It is an excellent place to have dinner, meet other guests or have a chat.
We can prepare meals under previous reservations and according to availability (groups only).



The hall: on the right we can see the original schist wall, on the left there is the staircase to the lower floor and the entrance to two of the rooms of the first floor.



The Camellia room, named due to the enormous amount of different camellia shrubs located right across the path. It is a very spacious room, with two comfortable single sofas.



On the lower floor you can sit on the sofas and enjoy the various wines kept in our cellar, our small library or just watch a movie. We call this room the “Beam Room” because it has 4 massive wooden beams in the ceiling that give a very rustic and welcoming feeling look to the room.



The Suite’s living room. The suite is an independent building, but very close to the house, that is composed of a living room, a bedroom and a bathroom. Here you will be able to enjoy your own private space, with all the comfort and beauty of an architecture and decoration that combine rustic and modern.



The Suite’s bedroom: three of its walls are made of schist, is located between the living room (at left) and the bathroom (at right). The bathroom is very spacious with a big bathtub, and there is a separate dressing room.