Self-contained apartment on the first floor of a refurbished farmhouse in a beautiful rural location but just walking distance to local amenities. On-site yoga/meditation studio. Welcome pack .
Self-contained apartment on the first floor of a refurbished farmhouse in a beautiful rural location but just walking distance to local village with cafe/bars, cash machine, chemist, butcher, petrol station, supermarket.
Your own private rugged garden with sunbathing spots and above ground swimming pool (summer months). Also on-site yoga/meditation studio.
Beautiful river beaches and walks nearby.
Just 5 minutes drive to the picturesque riverside town of Gois, 10 minutes to Serpins, 15 minutes to Vila Nova de Poaires, 20 minutes to Arganil or Lousa.
The fully fitted kitchen includes a fridge / freezer, gas cooker and toaster. Cooler bags and ice blocks are available.
The apartment has a cot for a baby, double glazing, fans available for cooling, a free-to-view satellite television for TV with English speaking channels, but no longer BBC or ITV, radio and music programmes., a DVD player , selection of DVDs, CD player with radio, and wi-fi internet connection. You are welcome to use the owner's washing machine.
A welcome pack is included in the price - English tea, milk, coffee, eggs, cheese, and other essentials including a bottle of wine! Household cleaning materials, washing up liquid, toilet rolls etc are all supplied.
The owner lives in the downstairs area of the property so is on hand for any emergency, but will not be sharing your space (inside or out) during your stay so that you can enjoy your privacy.
Please note that there are friendly cats around outside the property, in case you are an allergy sufferer. There may still possibly be other animals on site (owner in process of moving) Chickens (+ cockerel) , donkey, horse and 2 dogs (quiet at night) .
We did not know what to expect when we arrived at the farmhouse, as we had not stayed at this type of accommodation before, but what a surprise,
Celias place was everything and more, and definitely one of the best holidays we have ever had.
Everything you might need was supplied, right down to the welcome pack, and we only stayed for two nights!
Celia was the perfect host, and even took on part time guide duties, showing us where the nearest river beach was etc.
We had lunch at one of the built in barbecues In the park next to the river beach, and had a drink at the bar/café next to it, where we found that prices were very low, compared to the usual tourist spots.
All in all, an excellent holiday, which was made perfect by the fantastic weather that we had.
Brian and Frances Ward
V from Singapore
My partner, myself and my 4 year old son stayed at this house for 4 wonderful months. The house is big, The rooms are clean, modern and fully-furnished. Celia is a perfect hostess and was very helpful to us, answering all our enquiries and gone the extra mile to find out information for us.
Murtinheira is a charming hamlet, surrounded by river. we can hear the sound of the water even in her house. there is this quirky wooden bridge which we nicknamed "Indiana jones" bridge which my 4 years old absolutely adored.
There is a yoga studio next to the house which is very convenient.
This is a place that we would highly recommend to anyone.
Melodie from Peacehaven
This is a wonderful property and area. There are three double bedrooms of which it was hard to make our minds up which room we were to sleep in. All had positive reasons to choose them. They are all perfect. The property is very clean and had all, and much more amenities than we personally needed. Having two reception/sitting rooms was nice as one could be used for quietly reading without the TV. Lots of space to be alone if needed. Views from all windows are wonderful and different. At night it is deafeningly quiet, so no problems for sleeping. Celia (owner) is very attentive to make sure we had the best time and experience possibly. Thank you Celia.
The cost of the accommodation is so inexpensive, its unbelievably good value for all that you get for it. For those that like the TV of an evening will find a good few channels to choose from so there is always something to watch. For those that dont watch the TV, will enjoy the perfect peace that I did. My Mother is disabled with a walking stick but didnt find the stairs much of a problem to the front door.
I will be going again, as soon as i am able. Mother too.
Overall: Excellent in all areas.
There are many beautiful walks, man made beaches, mountains, Forests, rivers and Gorges. All very unique and beautiful.
The local people are very friendly and love to help you where they can.
A piece of Heaven. Cant wait to go back.
3 other reviews
We loved the locality and views and enjoyed some local walks. Next time we will hire a car and go further afield as there are some interesting places in the area. Would definitely return here.
What a lovely place! I found it so quiet and peaceful, it was easy to chill out and relax. I had lots of nice walks and thought the river beach was special - also the icecream! It was easy to walk to the local shop to pick up supplies and I shall certainly come again.
Candice Stockley, Brighton, Sussex
What a lovely place! I really chilled out and enjoyed the natural surroundings. But I was also able to walk to the nearest shop for supplies, so I had the best of both worlds!
Candice Stockley, Brighton, Sussex
The outside area and gardens have a plunge pool (summer months) and different areas for seating so you can sit either in the shade or in the sun at all times of the day. Beautiful forest views and an open location so great views of the night sky.