Quinta de São Bernardo (Mesão Frio), Portugal

Tucked away in privacy on the edge of the Douro River in Mesão Frio, Quinta de São Bernardo is a winery and farmhouse boutique hotel offering guests peace, relaxation, and unforgettable food and drink – perfect for a break to unwind and escape the hustle and bustle of daily life.

The hotel features a pretty garden and a sun terrace, as well as a shared lounge that’s well-stocked with entertainment, including a billiards table and cosy seating areas for enjoying a glass of wine after a long day of exploring the local area – or doing nothing more strenuous than swimming in the hotel’s outdoor infinity pool.

Despite the hotel’s quiet location there’s plenty to discover nearby, including the Douro Museum, Lamego Cathedral and Arnoia Castle.