Sunday, 06 May 2012 00:00
According to Dailymail.co.uk, Colin Clark who had a liaison with Marilyn Monroe, and is the author of ‘My Week With Marilyn’ is the proprietor of a grand old manor house turned inn in Northern Portugal, the Paço da Gloria www.pacodagloria.com. Not unlike a castle buried in the countryside. Located on a hill overlooking the beautiful Lima River valley, Paço da Glória sits in splendid isolation surrounded by imaginative and lush gardens, inspired by English, Italian and Japanese landscaping. The property contains two baronial rooms inside the main house and seven charming lodgings in a nearby annex. All rooms have inside baths, and are furnished primarily in antique pieces. The quality of all rooms is of an equally high standard. Parking is available and there is a large baroque swimming pool. Golf, riding and hiking are all available within short distances. Ponte de Lima and many other historic and charming towns are just a half-hour's drive. Portugal's justly reknowned Peneda-Geres National Park is less than and hour away.