About the Quinta

It Is The Perfect Escape

The Quinta Outeiro da Luz is a beautifully and elaborately renovated mansion, located on the hills of Branca, near Aveiro (28km), Porto (55km) and Coimbra (75km). The whole beauty of northern Portugal can be explored in a day’s journey from here.

The Quinta Outeiro da Luz is an estate with a mansion built around 1850. The house was completely renovated in 1999-2002. There was built also a pool, and a house standing in the garden was converted into a bungalow.
The park, which was originally a corn field, was constantly redesigned and planted so that today, with its many shady paths, it invites you to walks full of discoveries. It is rare to find such a variety of trees and plants as here in a private park of about 6000 square meters. There are also exotic plants, and fruit can be eaten in the appropriate season: oranges in winter until spring. In summer there are ripe plums, pears, maracujas and much more. Figs are available in summer and autumn; khaki and kiwifruit in November. At the pond, you can sit at an old stone wall and let the beauty of nature come to life. Everywhere there is seating: in the park, on a small hill in the park, in the patio, on the four roof terraces and around the pool. In the upper garden near the pool there are sun loungers.
Each of the three apartments has its own flair. All apartments have roof terraces with a great view of the village and the forest chains. In the distance you can see, depending on the weather, the sea. On the roof terraces are garden furniture; on the 1st floor and on the ground floor there are Hollywood swings. The roof terraces of the apartments also have sun protection over the whole terrace area. Behind the pool there is a barbecue. There is also a private parking space.
The apartments are largely furnished in the style of the turn of the century and the beginning of the 20th century. It is very easy to move into another world. And the garden also contributes significantly to this.


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House amenities


Ironing, washing, cleaning, kitchen appliances:
The beds are made and the apartment and there are towels, also towels of shower and bidet. If you need more towels you can find them in the laundry room. You can use the washing machine, the iron and ironing board in the laundry room, which is located in front of the entrances to apartment 1 and 2.


Fruit trees:
Of course you can eat of the fruit that are ripe at the time. In the lower garden has various fruit trees. The Kiwis on the patio are mature only in the fall.
You also can use the grill, which is located on the terrace behind the pool.

History of the Quinta

The Quinta da Luz Outeiro is about 170 years old. Her name is Portuguese for “hill of light”. It belonged to several generations of a family of doctors.
Especially Dr. Carlos had a great reputation in the area, as he treated the poor for free and was a very competent doctor. The doctor’s family had servants who were treated like their own family. There were stables, a wine cellar, a bird or peacock house. The doctor’s office was located in the lowest floor. After his death his son overtook his work.
Some years after the young doctor had died in an accident, Dona Mary, the widow of Dr. Carlos, sold us the house. Although we knew we would have to invest a lot of money into this house, we bought it because we were fascinated by the atmosphere and the positive aura of the place.
We restored, rebuilt, and extended it for years. We have also restored an old house in the upper garden to a bungalow. We were repeatedly told that the atmosphere of the house and its place has a very positive and lasting effect even after departure. We wish you that the same happens with you.
Do not miss the sunsets from the roof terraces with their different colors every day. Already in the late afternoon, the sun is reflected in the Ria and the underlying ocean. From the roof terrace you have a view over the last 20 km of the coast of Portugal, which is a length of about 60 km in front of you. Within 15 km (air line) there is the sea, you will see it especially in the evening when the sun is reflected in it.

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