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PORTUGAL - DOURO - Macedo de Cavaleiros - Chacim - Manor House

Accommodation at Solar de Chacim.

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Solar de Chacim is a 19th Century Manor House with a large estate in Portugal

This 19th Century Manor House is in the village of Chacim, 12 kms south of Macedo de Cavaleiros, in the region of Tras-os-Montes. A literal translation of the region is 'behind the hills'.
Solar de Chacim - Manor house near Macedo de Cavaleiros - Tras os Montes region - Northern Portugal
The region is sparsely populated with vast unspoilt landscapes in which the traditional ways of life and historical landmarks are preserved.

The town of Macedo de Cavaleiros was founded during the Middle Age when it was owned by religious Knights, which gave origin to its name. It lies in the shelter of the Bornes mountain.

Solar de Chacim is part of a large, well cared for property which is ideal for a restful and relaxing stay.
Solar de Chacim - Manor house near Macedo de Cavaleiros - Tras os Montes region - Northern Portugal

There are six comfortably furnished central heated bedrooms on the first floor of the house.

All rooms have a private bathroom and have a telephone.
Solar de Chacim has a swimming pool and a tennis court in the beautiful garden.
Other facilities and services include private car park, free wireless internet and bicycles are also available for guests.

Bornes mountain is excellent for walking or mountain biking with scenic views.
Solar de Chacim - Manor house near Macedo de Cavaleiros - Tras os Montes region - Northern Portugal

The nearby Azibo Lake is available for water sports.

About 25 kilometres is the town of Mirandela which is famous for local sausages called 'alheiras' which should be tried at one of the many local restaurants.

Within reach is the town of Braganca, the most famous town of Tras os Montes.

Inside the walls is the castle of Sancho I which was built in 1187. The well preserved watchtowers and dungeons are a feature of the castle. Braganca also has the Domus Municipalis, where the "good men" used to settle disputes. It is the only surviving example of Romanesque civic architecture in Portugal.
Solar de Chacim - Manor house near Macedo de Cavaleiros - Tras os Montes region - Northern Portugal

North of Braganca is the Montesinho Natural Park which is one of the wildest areas in Europe.

Wonderful views of the park can be enjoyed on a journey to Vinhais, 30 kilometres from Braganca. The road passes through villages of old stone houses with wooden balconies and cobbled streets.

The nearest international airports to Solar de Chacim are Porto in Portugal and Valladolid in Spain. These are both slightly over 2 hours drive away.

Solar de Chacim
1 November 2013 to 31 December 2014
Single room
€ 50
Double room
€ 70
Extra bed
€ 25
Rates are in euros and are 'per room per night' including breakfast and taxes
No charge for children under 3 sharing the parents room. Cot is free of charge
Meals on request: € 20 per adult, € 10 per child - children's menu;
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