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JÓIA ESCONDIDA in the Heart of Portugal

Entire house hosted by Marilyn
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bathroom
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Our cottage is a perfect base to explore the real rural Portugal, walking, birdwatching, swimming in lakes and rivers, meeting the locals and seeing the traditional way of life. Enjoy the tranquil setting with a glass of wine, and/or have a BBQ on your own private patio overlooking the garden and surrounding hills. We have recently made available a 2.3 meter square plunge pool at the bottom of the garden where you can cool off with a glass of wine whilst being one with nature.

The space
The cottage is in front of the main house, but is completely private. The bedroom has a comfortable bed with an en suite bathroom and a spacious shower. Apart from window blinds, we have a blackout curtain.
We have satellite Internet and cable TV.
The kitchen has a gas hob and convection/microwave oven. It has all you need to prepare your meals comfortably.
All linen and towels are included. For stays of a week or more, we supply a complimentary pack of food to keep you going till you get to the supermarket.
The property is in a small traditional village with only 3 occupied properties. It even has it's own Capela (don't worry, the bell doesn't get rung). Our neighbour would proudly show you inside. The altar is 360 years old!
There are numerous walks around the property where you can explore the area. Bird life is abundant here from the Spanish Imperial eagle to owls, woodpeckers and many more. You will also hear the gentle running water from the stream below the property. The stars at night are amazing.

Guest access
The cottage is very private with it's own patio and portable BBQ. The garden is there for you to enjoy. We have a 2.3m square plunge pool (1.5m deep) at the bottom of the garden where you can enjoy sunbathing and cooling off in the water with a glass of wine whilst enjoying the beautiful valleys surrounding the property.

Licence number
97054/AL
Our cottage is a perfect base to explore the real rural Portugal, walking, birdwatching, swimming in lakes and rivers, meeting the locals and seeing the traditional way of life. Enjoy the tranquil setting with a glass of wine, and/or have a BBQ on your own private patio overlooking the garden and surrounding hills. We have recently made available a 2.3 meter square plunge pool at the bottom of the garden where you c…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed

Amenities

Smoke alarm
Kitchen
Hair dryer
Free parking on premises
Carbon monoxide alarm
TV
Private entrance
Pool
Wifi
Cable TV

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Carapinha, Portugal

The nearest two towns are Arganil and Tabua. They are 15 minutes and 20 minutes away respectively. There you will find supermarkets,coffee shops, post offices, banks etc. There is a petrol station with an ATM just 5 minutes away. A number of traditional restaurants are a 5 to 10 minute drive away that serve very reasonably priced good hearty Portuguese food.
There is even a traditional English pub 20 minutes drive away. Fabulous staff. Food is great and value for money.
We are a 45 minute drive to Coimbra, which has the second oldest University in Europe. This is definitely worth a visit.
The river beaches are a must. The town of Coja, just 10 minutes from us, is well known and popular amongst locals and tourists. The beautiful waterfall at Fraga da Pena is 10 minutes from Coja. Piodao, in the mountains of the Serra de Acor, an hours drive away, is famous for their unique schist villages. There is much more which we will have in a file for you to peruse.

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The nearest two towns are Arganil and Tabua. They are 15 minutes and 20 minutes away respectively. There you will find supermarkets,coffee shops, post offices, banks etc. There is a petrol station with an ATM j…

Hosted by Marilyn

Joined in April 2015
  • 10 Reviews
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My husband, Marc, and I are originally from Cape Town, South Africa. We have had a pretty nomadic life since leaving South Africa. First we lived in the UK, then Madeira and now finally Central Portugal. We ran a successful Holiday rental on Madeira for 5 years and we are about to continue doing the same here in Portugal. We love meeting people from all walks of life and we look forward to meeting more lovely people in this new chapter of our lives.
My husband, Marc, and I are originally from Cape Town, South Africa. We have had a pretty nomadic life since leaving South Africa. First we lived in the UK, then Madeira and now fi…
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House rules
Check-in: Flexible
Check out: 11:00 am
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

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