Torre de Maneys is two buildings linked by an enclosed bridge across the street.
The main house in stone, dating from the XVI century, is believed to have been a former storage tower of the Castle of Óbidos.
In the tower are the common rooms of the house, distributed on two floors and an upper gallery (library). Due to topography, we can enter it from each floor and through various doors, thus enjoying a very particular relationship with the town. The dining room and kitchen are on the lower floor, and both extend outside, to the town square and street.
The upper floor has a room with a fireplace, it is my favourite reading place in winter evenings.
The double height library with the gallery is the main room in the house and best for gatherings, watching a movie or listening to music.
Most of the books are on the stacks on the upper gallery, ready to browse. There are fiction and poetry in portuguese, english, french and spanish, and a few in italian.
From this gallery you access the bridge to the other side of the house, where you will find most of the rooms.
Guests have access to the whole house. Breakfast is served in the dining room next to the kitchen or, if the weather allows it, on the terrace.
The terrace overlooks the town and the fields beyond. The pergola provides shade, and a place to sit and read or just relax. It is a good place for drinks, or for breakfast. There is a dumbwaiter to the kitchen.
The patio is one of the entrances to the house, and is a sheltered place to enjoy siting outside
In both of these places one can watch a good movie in a summer night.
We offer breakfast and cleaning is included, on a daily basis. The owner may be staying on his own bedroom.
Circulation inside the house requires going up and down stairs, to go from one building to the other. It is an old building with open banisters, not appropriate for small children.
Sorry, no pets allowed. Smoking is forbidden inside the house.
I am an architect with an office in Lisbon. I have a diploma of architecture from the Escola de Belas Artes de Lisboa, and a Master of Architecture degree from the School of Architecture, Yale University, USA. I have been a Professor of architecture at Lisbon Technical University for the last 30 years.