About the Homestay
House of the Patriarch, is located in Vila Nova da Barquinha, in Central Portugal.
Rooms are equipped with satellite TV, central heating and a private bathroom. Breakfast is included in the room rate and is served in the breakfast room. Guests have access to the fully equipped communal kitchen where they can prepare their own snacks.
It's a family house and we like to receive and share experiences, and in addition to our mother tongue, we speak English and French. In our free time we have diverse interests of recreational and cultural nature. It is a quiet, peaceful environment. In the extensive garden you can relax to the sound of birds under the gaze of curious and hospitable cats. You can also enjoy the winter garden, all glassed that complements the living room and breakfast.
Among other places of great interest in our County, you'll find one of the Wonders of Portugal - Almourol Castle; the long, pleasant and excellent place of leisure, rest and culture, Barquinha Park (with Alberto Carneiro sculptures, Cristina Ataide, Fernanda Fragateiro, Joana Vasconcelos, among others) and a few meters from the Patriarch of the House, is the Church Watchtower Matrix - National Monument site with great interest dating from the century. XVI.
We operate in Via Lusitana, via which is followed by pilgrims heading to Santiago de Compostela and also on Route Mariana, for pilgrims who come to Fatima.
Golegã is a 12-minute drive away and is known for its annual horse fair, Torres Novas is 10 minutes by car and take a 17-minute drive away. Fatima, a renowned pilgrimage site, is 45 km away, and Lisbon International Airport about an hour's drive. The railway station Junction, crossing national and international lines, is just over 5 minutes.
In this space there is a hall which hosts many events, from weddings, christenings, dinners, birthdays, presentations covering various areas.
Cat, Dog, Fish
- Internet Access
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
The foundation of the ancient village of Our Lady of the Assumption d'Atalaya was conquered from the Moors in 1147, during the reign of D. Afonso Henriques.
Because the territory remained unpopulated King Diniz in 1315 gave a new charter.
This old village was a landlord of considerable importance, the seat of a municipality and a county with coat. The landlord belonged to Pedro Vaz de Melo, who received the title of Count of Watchtower by donation of D. Afonso V in 1466.
The rich heritage existing in the county, is located in this parish to parish church dedicated to Nossa Senhora da Assunção, construction of the XVI century, being an admirable example of the English Renaissance and was elevated to the category of National Monument in 1926, the Chapel of Lord Jesus Help, a building that was a Church of Mercy, the Patriarch of the House, which was once the Watchtower Counts of the Palace.
Was confirmed by archaeologists, traces of human presence ranging from Neanderthal man (300,000 years) to man Modern (24,000 years).
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Water sports
- Sports arena
- Health club
- Bus Stop
- Train station
Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals, including a full breakfast, might incur an additional cost, if offered. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Complimentary Light Breakfast
- Use of Kitchen
Input from 14:00 and departure at 12:00.
Breakfast from 8.30 am to 10.00 am
No Pets Allowed.
Private car park closed.
Your host is a non-smoker.
Smoking is not allowed.
How do I book?
Contact the host to check their availability and ask them any questions you have about staying with them. Once the host confirms they’re available for your dates, you can complete your booking.
When do I pay?
Once a host confirms they're available, you can go ahead and pay the 15% booking fee (maximum of 250 $£€ for longer term bookings) using a choice of payment methods: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Maestro, Laser, JCB & PayPal (not available in certain countries). You then pay your host on arrival or as stated by your host on their profile and agreed by you on booking. Please be cautious if a host requests advance payment if its not included on their profile. Our hosts have been advised that if they wish to request advance payment they must make this explicit in their profile. We do not recommend the use of Money gram or Western Union.
When can I share my contact details?
Host and Guest email address, phone number and home address will be exchanged in a confirmation email sent to both immediately after a booking is completed. It's against our policy for Guests and Hosts to exchange direct contact details via our messaging system.