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B&B Quinta do Farfalho is located in the beautiful green northern Portugal. The quinta, located on a domain of 23,000m2, is central for admiring the many sights that Northern Portugal offers. It is an ideal location to relax and enjoy a wonderful holiday.
Quinta do Farfalho has 4 cozy 2-person rooms with private bathroom and terrace. For those who like a little more privacy, the Casa Pequena (separate house) is available.

Do you want to relax, soak up culture, cycle or walk? Everything is there to fully enjoy!

Within an hour or less you can visit cities such as Porto, Braga, Guimarães, Amarante and the beautiful Douro valley.
From the domain is the walking route to the Castelo de Arnoia, once there you have a beautiful view over the entire region.

The Team

Heidi & Christophe

We are Heidi & Christophe, both from Belgium.

We had dreamed of our own B&B for years and in 2018 we found our destination in Arnoia, a small hamlet of Celorico de Basto in northern Portugal, an hour from Porto.

We warmly welcome you to come and enjoy this special place, together with us and our treasures of animals, Maine Coon River and the Portuguese rascal Charlie.

Available rooms

The B&B has 4 cozy double rooms with private bathroom (shower or bath), sink and toilet. All rooms have box-spring beds, bed linen and towels. Pool towels and a hairdryer are provided. Our luxury room is equipped with a walk-in shower, air conditioning and chromecast TV.

We provide you with a luxurious breakfast, depending on the weather, served in the breakfast room or outside.

You can relax by the pool, the terrace or in the garden. We have a pool house where you can use the shower and toilet. There is also an honesty bar so you can relax at the pool with a drink. We also have a lounge with bar, library and private parking.

Do you like more privacy, both houses can be rented completely, check our adjusted prices.

Casa Pequena is a separate house that is ideal for 4 persons. Upstairs is a double bed, bathroom with shower, sink, toilet and pickled cupboard. Downstairs is a sofa bed (2 persons), kitchen with stove, dishwasher, microwave and refrigerator. In the summer you can eat outside on the terrace. Breakfast is not included in the house but can be requested.

Nearby you will find typical Portuguese restaurants, where you can eat delicious for a reasonable price.

A stay in Quinta do Farfalho is all about peace, luxury and comfort.


Because a photo says more than a thousand words, here you will find some atmospheric photos.


Yellow, Blue or Green room
  • Maximum 2 persons
  • Sleeping accommodation 2 x single bed
  • Private bathroom, sink and toilet
  • Bed linen and towels are provided
  • Hair dryer
  • Pool towels
  • Breakfast included
  • Facilities Heated swimming pool, lounge, library, WiFi
Luxurious room
  • Maximum 2 persons
  • Sleeping King Size Bed
  • Private bathroom, sink and toilet
  • Bed linen and towels are provided
  • Hair dryer
  • Pool towels
  • Breakfast included
  • Air conditioning
  • Television equipped with Google Chromecast
  • Facilities Heated swimming pool, lounge, library, WiFi
Casa Pequena More privacy
  • Ideal for 4 people
  • Sleeping accommodation 1 double bed and 1 sofa bed for 2 persons. Possibility for an extra bed for 20 euros per night
  • Private bathroom, sink and toilet
  • Bed linen and towels are provided
  • Hair dryer
  • Pool towels
  • Breakfast (optional): 12 euros per person
  • Free WIFI
  • Facilities Heated swimming pool, lounge, library
  • Cleaning One-time cleaning fee of 45 Euro


Within an hour or less you can visit beautiful cities such as Porto, Braga, Guimarães and Amarante. Prefer the coast? The authentic Vila do Conde with castle and cozy harbor and Pavoa de Varzim are both worth a visit. The Douro valley is also a day trip not to be missed!

For the hiking enthusiasts we have close to the natural park “Parque do Alvão” (oldest natural park in Portugal), this is a 35 minute drive and 8 km as the crow flies from the quinta. In the park you will find one of the longest waterfalls in Europe as well as the mountain cats, wolves and the endangered golden eagle.

In the northwest of Portugal, between the Alto Minho and Trás-os-Montes, is the unique protected area, which is recognized as “Parque Nacional da Peneda-Gerês”

The terrain is very mountainous and is crossed by large and small rivers that flow quickly and form waterfalls and then find their final destination in the reservoirs behind the dams Caniçada, Vilarinho das Furnas or Portela do Homem.

A day trip to this park is really an added value for the nature lover, you can choose from various walking routes.

More information

Are you a cycling enthusiast? From Celorico de Basto you can take the Ecopista da Linha do Tâmega (beautiful cycling route on a former tram bed), which leads you to the historic town of Amarante, which is definitely worth a visit. Amarante is located on the river Tâmega. The main attractions are the church Igreja de S. Gonçalo and the Museu Amadeo de Sousa-Cardoso. You can rest on a terrace next to the river and taste the typical sweet treats.

Visit at least one of the oldest castles in Portugal Castelo Arnoia which you can see from our swimming pool (about 2 km) and do a part of the Rota Romanico, Senhora da Graça is also a must from where you have a very nice overview of the region and which very often is a finish in the Tour of Portugal.

More information: Rota Romanico, Senhora da Graça, Castelo Arnoia

Do you want to play golf? You can do that in Amarante.

More information

Golf Amarante

Porto Airport is less than an hour’s drive from our B&B. The most famous airlines fly there from Brussels, Charleroi and Eindhoven.

More information: TAP Air Portugal, Vueling Airlines, KLM

Would you rather explore by car? The Rota do Românico takes you past Portuguese architectural heritage (of which the Castelo de Arnoia is part of our bird’s eye view at 500m), beautiful churches and monasteries lie along this route.

Do you want to combine this with a snack or drink? Then follow the Vinho Verde wine route. This is the typical unique wine type produced in this region, to be tasted on a lovely warm day.

A visit to a local winery is certainly possible.

You can rent a car carefree at Sunny Cars.


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    Terms and Conditions

    Terms and Conditions

    We warmly welcome you to Quinta do Farfalho. To make it as pleasant as possible for all our guests, we have drawn up some house rules.

    The terms and conditions of Bed and Breakfast Quinta do Farfalho.

    Quinta do Farfaho is not responsible for damage, loss, theft, accidents etc., this remains your own responsibility. Entering or using the rooms / casa, garden, swimming pool, etc. is the responsibility of the guest / visitor. Children under 12 must always be accompanied by an adult at the pool. Children who cannot swim yet are required to wear armbands. The trip to Quinta do Farfalho as well as other risks are for your own account. We advise you to take out travel insurance for this.

    All rooms and the casa are non-smoking.

    When we receive your reservation we will send an email confirming the total cost of the stay. After approval and receipt of your deposit, the reservation is final.

    The rental prices for the rooms include an extensive breakfast, for the casa you have to pay extra for breakfast if desired.

    Minimum stay is 2 days.

    The honesty bar is settled in cash on the morning of departure. It is not possible to pay with a bank card. There are ATM’s nearby in Celerico De Basto. The use of your own drinks in our B&B is not allowed.

    The rental prices for the rooms are based on two persons. For a last minute booking less than four weeks before arrival, the full amount must be paid in one go.

    Your room / cottage is available from 4:00 PM and you must vacate by 10:30 AM.

    If the reservation is canceled less than 30 days before arrival, 75% of the total amount will be charged. In case of cancellation more than 30 days before arrival, the deposit will be charged or a new date can be sought in consultation. We recommend that you take out cancellation insurance.