Casa do Mercador rural tourism in Gerês mountain
Casa do Mercador rural tourism located in Real village near Vieira do Minho is a wonderful lodging option for a memorable stay in Gerês area
When the idea of spending a few days this last Easter in the Gerês area come across our minds the first thing I did was to look for the house where I used to stay when I was a young girl and went to Vieira do Minho with some friends to explore the wonders of Serra da Cabreira and Serra do Gerês.
Fortunately, after 16 years Casa do Mercador rural tourism is still standing and it has been developed, now offering new lodging options and a wonderful swimming pool along with a useful private parking – believe me when I say that the narrow streets of the small village of Real (near Vieira do Minho) are not exactly the most suitable place to park your car.
Yet there are some things that did not change – thank God! – namely the kindness and helpfulness of Mrs. Noémia the owner who passed all her ability of making us feel at home to her son Nuno who is now in charge of the complex and whom I must thank once more for the car seat for my youngster, thus saving us one more back and fourth trip to Braga!
As said before Casa do Mercador rural tourism complex offers different lodging options, namely Casa do Mercador house, which gives name to the entire complex, Casa do Contador house and Mercador apartments where we stay.
- Casa do Mercador house
This house is ideal for four people and it offers:
2 rooms (one with a double bed and the other with two single beds) on the 1st floor;
A living and dining room;
A kitchen with microwave and refrigerator;
A wood porch;
The house is heated by a stove in the kitchen and oil heaters in the bedrooms.
- Casa do Contador House
According to the legend, Casa do Contador sheltered Inês de Castro when she was running away from D. Pedro’s father, king Afonso IV, who was against their love (read the post about Alcobaça Monastery if you to want to find out more on this romance). This is why the village is called Real (meaning related to Royal in Portuguese).
Casa do Contador is ideal for 12 even though it may lodge 14 people. It offers:
5 suites with double bed;
1 room with two single beds;
A living room with fireplace and tv;
A dining room;
Heaters in the rooms;
A kitchen suitable for 14 with microwave, oven and refrigerator;
A private garden with barbecue.
Note: you may rent a room or the entire house.
- Mercador Apartments
There are 5 Mercador apartments divided into two blocks: Eido do Mercador and Eira do Mercador.
Eido do Mercador has two duplex apartments, a T1 and a T2 while Eira do Mercador offers a T1 on the ground floor and two T0 on the 1st floor.
Once more and after all these years my stay at Casa do Mercador was memorable and I this time I am sure that I won’t wait another 16 years to go back there! So if you are looking for a place to stay near Gerês, just go to the website of Casa do Mercador and book one of the lodgings either by phone, by email or online.
Casa do Mercador location