Peaceful Cottages on an estate in Portugal, Central Portugal, Soure

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Peaceful Cottages on an estate in Portugal, Central Portugal, Soure
Style and space Swimming pool Living room in Boys school cottage Kitchen house interiors
Private terraces Kitchen house mezzanine Kitchen house exterior Style personified
Shaded outside areas Stylish bathrooms House exteriors Luxurious sleeping
Cosy living spaces Girls school cottage exterior Chill out with a view Sunrise views
Secluded siesta spots Beautiful interiors Boys school cottage and garden Bedroom
Laurels House Laurels house interior Hammock Garden
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Price: From £78 per night
One Off Places rating: 2 reviews (2 reviews)
Property Info
Accommodation Type
House / Villa
Property Setting
Village / Rural
Holiday Type
  • Relaxing
  • Family
  • Culture
Exterior Facilities
  • Balcony
  • Garden
  • Swimming Pool
  • Terrace
Interior Facilities
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Internet Access
  • Linen provided
  • Log Fire
  • Maid Service
  • Television
  • Cycling
  • Walking
  • Child Friendly
  • Ideal for honeymoons
  • Other rental properties on site
  • Short breaks available
Special Offer

From 1st January 2017 to 12th March 2017

Book a stay at Villa Pedra Natural Houses and in addition to the welcome-basket upon arrival - fresh bread, typical cheese, and a bottle of wine - get also a bottle of Sparkling Rosé or White wine! Just for One Off Places clients!

One-Off Feature

On a slope of Serra do Sicó, right in the centre of Portugal, old Aldeia de Cima had been abandoned for over seventy years or so, before it was discovered by the owners who fell in love with its unique beauty and decided to bring it back to life.  It is now home to eleven self contained cottages, and surrounded by wonderful grounds.

General Info

Carefully respecting the spirit of the region, old construction techniques were used to recover the limestone block walls covered with ochre lime to preserve the ecological, aesthetic basis, ensuring absolute comfort throughout the year. Its basic concept lies in well being, peacefulness, quality and authenticity. Here, one will find time and serenity for reflection and the supreme privilege of doing nothing.

The Area Surrounding The Property / Accommodation

The weekly markets in the local towns are great places to have a look at the local arts and crafts, especially the wicker basketry and patchwork quilts. Here you can also purchase wonderfully fresh food and drink – the region is particularly well known for its honey, Rabacal cheese, walnuts and wines. There are lots of walking trails nearby, some even starting from your doorstep. There’s a wonderful river beach nearby with natural swimming pools to swim in, great picnic spots and a lovely restaurant. The Atlantic coast is only 45km away so enjoy some time at the beach while you’re here. The town of Penela is well worth a visit, especially its castle and church. Vale das Buracas is another must see. The buracas are spectacular geologic formations which, for its dimension, impresses any visitor.

Getting There & Local Amenities

Getting There:
From Lisboa, take the A1 until the km 153 and exit to the IC8 towards Pombal. Drive for about 4 km and exit to the IC2/N1 towards Coimbra. After 13,5 km, turn right following the sign for Pombalinho and drive 10 km more. Turn to Cotas and go through another 1 km until Villa Pedra. From Porto, take the A1 until Condeixa-a-Nova and exit to the IC2/N1 towards Pombal. When leaving Venda Nova, turn left, taking the N348 until you reach the sign for Cotas. Once there, turn left again and go through another 1 km until Villa Pedra.

Nearest Airport:
Porto 147km

Nearest Train Station:

Nearest Restaurant:

Nearest Beach:
45km (Atlantic Coast)

Nearest Shop:

Nearest Market:
Lots in neighbouring towns

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Accommodation Details

Interior Details
There are 11 houses on site, each with either one or two bedrooms.  Each house has a fully equipped kitchen, living room, at least one bathroom (2 houses have a shower, 2 have bath and shower) and central heating. Each house also has LCD TV, DVD, CD player and broadband internet access. 

Exterior Details
The gardens and terraces in Villa Pedra are a wonder to explore, and there’s always a shady spot where you can while away some lazy hours. Aside from the communal gardens and swimming pool, each house also has its own private terrace and garden, each with table, chairs and BBQ, where you can enjoy some privacy should you so wish. Children will love the giant aviary on site which houses swans and Java ducks (usually to be found in the pond!), chickens, and even Australian parrots! Villa Pedra`’s concept lies in wellbeing and peacefulness. Whether wallowing in the swimming pool, or finding a quiet corner in the gardens, you can always find some peace and quiet! There’s lots of space for the children to play, and it’s very safe as there are no cars in the village. Listen to the sounds of silence with only the birds and goats for company!

Further Details
The design of Villa Pedra was inspired by the triad of Roman villas which dominate the region. The Romans settled in this region and developed important urban centres; Villa Pedra is in the middle of these. So, to the north, you will find the most famous Roman ruins in Portugal, Conimbriga. To the East, Villa Romana do Rabacal, and to the South, Villa Romana de Santiago da Guarda. Each site is well set up to welcome visitors.

Conditions of Rental
Reservation deposit: 30% of the total amount – The remainder is to be paid upon check-out. Cancellation: up to 7 days before check-in: free of charges - Less than 7 days before check-in: no refund of deposit. Minimum stays: 2 to 3 nights on public holidays and long weekends; 2 nights at weekends; 6 nights in August. Pets: Villa Pedra does not accept any kind of pets. Breakfast is supplied but is prepared by the guests, so you can wake up and eat whenever you want! Breakfast items include: Fresh bread / Fruit juice / Milk, coffee and tea / Variety of cereals / Butter / Eggs / Rabaçal Cheese / Ham / Homemade jams / Fruit. All prices are based on two people. Extra people will incur further cost.

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