Madre de Água Hotel Rural
The Madre de Água Hotel Rural is the ideal hideaway from which to set off to explore one of Portugal’s most iconic regions. The hotel is located just five minutes from Gouveia, near the village of Vinhó, and little more than 20 kilometres from the Tower which stands at the top of the Serra da Estrela. Our 10 rooms offer the level of comfort and the perfect atmosphere you need to enjoy everything which is most authentic and traditional about this part of our country. Like the wines from the Demarcated region of the Dão, which you can get to know straight from our own vines. Our carefully tended vineyards, which blanket the countryside surrounding the hotel, are the source of the wine we produce from such traditional grape varieties as Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Alfrocheiro, Jaen, Vinha Velha, Encruzado and Gouveio.
The milk from our sheep is used to make our fine cheeses, at a level of excellence that also extends to our restaurant. As we produce our own fruit and vegetables and work closely with the top local producers of meat, sausages and a multitude of other ingredients, the Madre de Água Hotel Rural offers its guests a gourmet experience par excellence. The Serra de Estrela dogs, the Lusitanian horses and the flocks of goats complete the bucolic backdrop to the farm, which is, of itself, a truly unmissable experience.