The wonderful Quinta das Mercês is as close to a stately home as you get in the Azores.
Everything about the house is top quality and the owners, who live on site are very hospitable. The house dates back to the 17th century when it was built on the site of the original farm and has been lovingly restored with fresh décor of cream walls, polished wood floors and woodwork, light rugs and heavy luxurious curtains in the rooms.
Outside there is an astro turf tennis court and saltwater eternity pool with a gym underneath. The large gardens (35km2) are full of romantic stone furniture to sit and enjoy the grounds from a hidden vantage point.
If you choose to stay indoors then the views over the sea are beautiful from the lounge and the owner’s library is fascinating, collected from all his travels when he was in the army.
There are ten en-suite bedrooms with fans (not air conditioning) in Quinta das Mercês, central heating, marble bathroom, bath robes, cable TV, phone and hairdryer.
Breakfast is included and you can have a home cooked evening meal there too if you give 24 hours notice. Cost is around €30 per person including drinks.
Quinta das Mercês is just 4km from the centre of Angra on the island of Terceira. This coastal retreat is a great base for exploring the island with a hire car. See below for more information on Terceira island.
Whale watching and swimming with dolphins trips start from Angra marina just 4km away from Quinta das Mercês. For other activities, we can arrange for you to be collected or you could hire a car and explore this stunning island on your own