In the Serra do Marão, not far from Amarante, Casa da Pedra is nestled on a hill in the small village, Floor Marão.Here guests enjoy the lightness of the air clear, perfumed by the heather and rosemary in a house full of charm and stories worthy of this region of rare beauty, wild and mysterious.Little is known about this house.Maria Armanda Ribeiro de Sousa, the current owner, says that when she was little, I spent all day here on the way to school, and behind the glass was always a very beautiful lady, as of a certain age, which owns other properties in the village, and nicknamed Leal Brandão. When he died, he had donated to the Santa Casa, and half the proceeds from the fifth to become the region s poor.The house itself was degrading and fifth, increasingly filled with brambles, was abandoned. Years later, went on sale.Maria Armanda, since little loved this place, whose stones were aware of color and their confidants, dreamed of coming to take care of this farm full of woods and perfumes. When he finally became owner, with her mother and staff of the earth, chopped and cleared the land, reclaimed the ruins of the house, and by the year 2000, opened the guest house. He planted vines where it was before the olive grove and went pruning and taking care of everything until you can produce the best wine of the region. With some difficulties, just to keep only a part of the vineyard, which remains until now.One of the beauties of the seven-acre farm has is the forest that surrounds and protects the house. Maria Armanda, who found peace in this house he was looking for - looking at the stars, the moon fat and drinking water sources - wanted to make a difference. The guests become friends, simplicity and kindness are values that we feel, and so all who pass through here, again.Well located, tourists depart to discover the region and there beside Amarante, Casa da Pedra certainly deserves a visit, and can offer a special stay.