Inside the Quinta
Xintara is made up of 2 properties that have been owned by the Bryers family since 1981. Initially a monastery, they have been lovingly restored to a high specification.
Sturdy walls, stone floors and vaulted ceilings epitomise the ambiance and history of this former monastic retreat. Lovingly restored over the last 20 years, the owners have ensured that the Quinta is maintained to the highest standards of comfort, whilst respecting and retaining its heritage.
Having collected extensively during their life in the Far East, the owners have imbued the Quinta with a special charm, blending traditional Portuguese antiques with European paintings and Asian ceramics: so that its interior is a fitting equal to the exotic and beautiful setting.
Beautifully restored in a traditional Portuguese style, Quinta da Matalva has been comfortably furnished and decorated. Connected by a covered colonnade, both Matalva house and Matalva cottage are also spacious and airy, allowing plenty of room for everyone to relax but also come together.
Both houses feel private and have a large terrace, perfect for outside dining, with unrestricted views of the forest, Monserrate palace and the sea in the distance.