“With a mill in the background, an inspiring corner in the heart of Serra da Malcata”


In the heart of Serra da Malcata and in the beautiful town of Penamacor, you will find the genuine and authentic Moinho do Maneio. The 3 charming rooms in Moinho do Maneio are in three schist houses. The name of the house is inspired by the old watermill on the property, which is about to become active again.

In 2016, the space welcomed the new trend of Glamping (lovely camping tourism with luxury and glamor): Maneio’s Glamping Bubble!

Completely isolated and benefiting from a unique location, “almost over the river, almost in the treetops,” Maneio’s Glamping Bubble provides to guests a unique experience of contact with the Serra da Malcata’s natural environment. In a spherical tent constantly inflated, visitors will enjoy a unique night view. There all the constellations are visible – for those who lie on the double bed – through the transparent walls and ceiling. This does not compromise the privacy. There is no excuse not to try Maneio’s Glamping Bubble, extolling to an overall approach to nature!

A refreshing stream flows by the property, delighting visitors on the hottest days. they can also enjoy a drink or a beautiful sunbathing moment on the deck by the stream. Since seasons are not always hot, Moinho do Maneio has equipped all its cosy, rustic rooms with a fireplace or wood burning stove for the cooler nights.

Moinho do Maneio, besides the invitation to the quiet peace and tranquillity that come from its lush, green surroundings and the loungers and day beds that are provided, also offers a set of activities for the more energetic guests. By appealing to the local traditions and authenticity, Moinho do Maneio offers bread workshops and farming experiences on the estate’s raspberry fields. But that’s not all. The Moinhos do Maneio horses are always available for a horseback ride in the heart of Serra da Malcata, or wherever the notion takes you.

Outside, the surroundings are an invitation in themselves and just 25 kilometres away is the delightful historical village of Idanha-a-Velha, Belmonte, Monsanto. Serra da Estrela is not very far either.


  • The fireplaces and wood burning stoves in the cosy rooms
  • The day beds all around the house and the deck by the stream
  • The unique breakfast without time limit
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  • We are Portuguese and know the hidden corners of our land better than anyone
  • We work with the best experts in the activities provided
  • We take every care when selecting your accommodation
  • Online reservation with immediate confirmation


Anabela and Rui left 20 years of restless and stressful life in the city behind to fulfil a common dream of establishing two complementary projects in their birthplaces: a rural tourism unit (on an old family property) and starting farming. Are they happy? They couldn’t be happier!! 
  • 1 double room
  • 2 suites
  • Lounge
  • Patios
  • Childrens playground
  • Deck overlooking the river
  • Maneio’s Glamping Bubble
  • The downtown are, the Castle in Penamacor
  • The typical region dishes like the Lamb in oven, the cold meats and cheeses
  • The nearby historical villages
Moinho do Maneio, Ribeira da Bazágueda – EM569, km 7.5, 6090-000 Aranhas

GPS Coordinates: 40º9’23.40″N ; 7º4’57.40″W

Reservation: a deposit of 50% of the total cost of the reservation is required to secure the booking.

Cancellations: If cancelled up to 7 days before the arrival date, no penalty will be charged. If cancelled less than 7 days before the date of arrival, or in the event of a no-show, a penalty of 100% of the total cost of the reservation will be charged.

Check-in from 16:00 to 23:00 pm
Check-out from noon to 1.00 pm

Small pets are allowed at Moinho do Maneio, subject to confirmation.

Onsite payments can only be made in cash.


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