Quinta do Scoto - Background


Barn during restoration

Having moved from the UK and spent 5 years in Philadelphia in the USA, we looked around in Portugal for an historic Casa in need of tender loving care, to restore it to its former glory and to extend the experience to guests wishing to stay with us in Portugal. Quinta do Scoto, built in 1746, had been empty for over 20 years and was in need of major restoration works. It has been a privilege for us to restore the Casa, Barn, wells, irrigation tanks, aquaduct and 7 acres of land. This restoration will enable this substantial historic property to survive for at least another few centuries.

Stone Aqueducts
Stone Aqueducts

Thank you to Sr. Miguel, and his workers, of Variaveis Continuas Lda (919729263) for their high quality workmanship and commitment to completing the restoration. We highly recommend them - so much so we have named one of our suites after Sr. Miguel.

Bed & Breakfast Grounds

Much of the ground floor of the Casa has traditional Portuguese antique painted tiles and many unique and unusual features. The sympathetic restoration has retained these features whilst updating standards to those that add to the experience of our guests. As an example, our professional advisors and some of the approval bodies wished for the sizes of accommodation to be reduced to allow for more guests. Our vision was to provide spacious rooms with high quality traditional and antique furnishings. We wanted to be different even if this meant that we weren’t maximizing the financial potential seen by others.

Marquis de Pombal Suite – sleeping up to 6
Sr. Miguel Suite

We have tried to avoid those things we didn’t like, and to adopt the good experiences and the things that we have liked, from our stays at many historic properties. For example, breakfast is taken in the main house, but should you wish, we will deliver a breakfast basket to your room so that you may enjoy this in bed or overlooking (or even in) the grounds of the Quinta. There will also be a complimentary bottle of wine to greet you in your bedroom to settle the dust from your journey.

So please browse our website. We hope that you will get some feel of the experience and surroundings you will enjoy during your stay.

You might like to see what our guests write about their experiences at the Quinta by following this link to the TripAdvisor website.

Quinta do Scoto | Rua Dr. Teixeira Bastos 18, Meleças | Rio de Mouro 2635-314, Portugal | tonyandpenny@quintadoscoto.com
- index- sitemap
- background- history
- our suites- rates- guest
- conference
Things to do
- life in portugal- lisbon- sintra- sports- weekends
- directions- helpful links
Photo gallery
- the quinta- accommodation- restoration


© Quinta do Scoto 2007-2016. All Rights Reserved.
Quinta do Scoto Bed and Breakfast is the trading name of Quinta do Scoto lda