Armindo Carvalho was born in S. Torcato, a village on the left bank of the river Selho. There was not a single accommodation space, but that has changed now.

"We lived in a village that did not have a single bed", explains the NiT Armindo Carvalho, owner Vale de S. Torcato, when asked what it is that takes an entrepreneur from decorative fabric area to debut in hotel. "In conversation with the architect did this idea, I thought it might be interesting. "

It was in 2014 that Armindo Carvalho, natural of the village S . Torcato, seven kilometers of Guimarães, bought an agricultural land with 2.800 square meters. At the time I did not know what to do with it, but after the conversation with the architect Manuel Augusto Ramalho Antunes, cabinet CREATE, realized it was at the time of his village to have a space to receive tourists.

The author of the architectural design was obvious, for I had already collaborated before. "I have worked with him for several years. Did the warehouses of my company, my house."

The result was born in 3 June and is in sight: six villas T1, each with living room with kitchenette, bathroom and bedroom. The room also has a sofa bed, which can accommodate two more children. Outside there is a private porch. And because it also speaks of art in this project, each house has a Dinis Ribeiro sculpture, one artist also natural of S. Torcato. There are even artist paintings from Pedro Guimarães.

This is all there. Outside there is a pool with 16 sunbeds, a mini golf course and a terrace with seating for 24 people. As for meals, there is a wine bar, which serves light snacks such as cheeses and sausages boards. Besides that, only breakfast.

Even so, no one goes hungry: the Vale de S. Torcato has partnered with two local restaurants, Fentelhas the restaurant and pizzeria 4 Estações. By order, meals come in a moment to the door of your villa.

Depending on the season, prices range between 110 and 140 € €, with breakfast included. Children up to 12 do not pay.


Miranda, Marta Gonçalves. “This house was born from the dream of a man who wanted a bed in his village”. NiT. 29 of September, 2017.