Quinta Vale do Homem, of secular origin, was an old farming farm, consisting of the Mother House, the main residence, the Eira House, and several fields where cereals such as corn and rye were cultivated and with a large extension of vineyards. The Quinta was refurbished, opening to the public as a Rural Tourism Farm in June 2003. The restorations were carefully done in order to provide the comfort of today and all the areas were decorated with the farm’s implements keeping the moth. The name of the resort is due to its location near the valley of Homem river.
Tradition can be found everywhere on the QVH as all the farm tools have been recovered. Upon arrival at QVH, customers are accompanied on a visit where the various implements are explained (ox-carts, seeder, grid, sulfate, …). The winepresses are shown still intact as well as the barrels and the alembic and the wine making is described. Tradition has it that the grapes were trodden by men barefoot and trousers rolled up to their knees forming a cord along the entire width of the press. Inside the main house you will find some traditional utensils such as shallow, pitchers, watering cans, scythes, saws, sewing machine and mallet, described in Portuguese and English.
In the Main-House you will find the reception, open from 8am to 11pm, the living room, rooms equipped with private bathroom, air conditioning, mini-bar, LCD TV with more than 60 channels, the breakfast room and also a games room with a pool, a games table (checkers, chess, cards, dominoes, among others).
The Eira House has standard both standard and special rooms an also the Eira Kitchen which is fully equipped with crockery, cutlery, pots, microwave, fridge, cooker, dishwasher and TV, available for clients to use under request.
In July 2012, 3 cottages were inaugurated in a space attached to QVH and a game room reserved for users of these cottages.
Regarding the typology of the cottage houses, Casa da Sequeira is atwo-bedroom, two-storey house and has a privileged view over the gardens, while the Casa do Malhadouro is a one-bedroom single-storey house. The third house is the Casa das Alfaias, a one-storey, two-bedroom house.
These cottages have all the comfort conditions (air conditioning, fireplace with stove, LCD televisions), WiFi, without losing the rustic moth that characterizes QVH.