This is my new accomodation: a little quinta in Portugal with a cute barn on it.
Here you can experience the true nature feeling: 1 ha on a beautiful spot 400 meter up in the mountains, 9 terraces with olive trees, fruit trees, and grapes. Fresh & really nice drinking water from the mountains is permanently dripping in big granite reservoirs. Those are situated on 2 different places on my land which I also use as bathrooms. There is even a small cave.
Closeby you'll find the ecological farm of Helder & Mariana, where you can buy vegetables, wine (ask for the beautiful cognac) and olive oil.
The walk to the little village is about 30 minutes over a little goat-path. Down there is a river with waterfalls and big stones to jump from till 13 meter high. Very cold water so good for swimming in the summer.
They have 2 little supermarkets, a farmacy, a bank and some little café's.
The neighbourhood is really quiet and you can make several walks to big views from the quinta.
It is situated between Porto and Lisboa, 60 km east from Coimbra.
Around 2 1/2 hour from Porto and 3 1/12 from Lisboa. The bustrip is the best and costs only 17 euro.
Between may and july 2014 the house will be renovated. A new roof, a fireplace and some stone floors will make it more solid and also comfortable in winter. During the renovation we stay in tents. You can choose between an army tent from 5-5 meter and a big Tipi. Both with basic funiture..
There are lots of private places so there is no need to interact with me and my son of 10 years old but it is always possible of course! It would be great if you have a child the same age. We can make dinner together or I can cook for you. We made a football/badminton field and if you don't come by car, I can help with my scooter sometimes.
The area is famous for big walks and biking trips. Close by there are beautiful antique villages and the highest mountain of Portugal in the Sierra Estrella.
Busses pass the nearest villages Avo, Pommares and Aldeia das Des several times a day. The closest busstop is half an hour walk from the quinta.
Things you won't find at my house:
2.Hot water heater
3.Sink or bathtub
(website hidden), Video, D.V.D.
Things you will find at my house:
1.Lots of Books
6.Sceptic tank toilet
12. Furnace (gas)
12. Woodoven (Forno de Lena)
13. Boidegrable soaps and cleaners
Like Rick we stayed at Marion's Yurt (https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/610300) and it was a great retreat experience. Besides the fact that Marion is a great host, the place is a wonder.
Else has made arrangements with her friend and neighbor Marion to use her beautiful Yurt higher up the hill. We 100% recommend the Yurt after finding Else's place was not ready. Thanks Else for looking after us. We will rate the Yurt here and not Else's barn.
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