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Superb place for Relaxation and Exploration of another Portugal
To see another part of Portugal that is more remote yet near towns of interest, to be almost alone with nature in a tiny town, yet to be in a large beautiful home with everything you would need...this house has it all. Located in a tiny town, it is down a narrow path nestled along a quiet river. To locate the house, if you are American, don't use the Degrees, minutes, and seconds (DMS) system but the degrees and decimal minutes (DMM). Enter it into your phone GPS with a comma and space between the coordinates. They are: 40.585958, -7.565383 . As you come into the small rural village of Vila Franca da Serra, don't be alarmed when you go down a very narrow one way street (which is really two-way!), you are on the right path. Go almost to the end, past the nice White House on the right and there is a driveway there. You walk past some old empty stone houses, not knowing what to expect. But what you find is wonderful!
You are in a large two story contemporary house with a beautiful big modern kitchen with everything you need to cook. A deck faces the river, which is just feet away. Two modern bathrooms, a large master bedroom with a comfortable bed, another bedroom with two bunk beds and a double bed means a large group an be easily accommodated. But we were glad we had a very compact car for the drive. We were greeted with the most unexpected and generous spread of food: milk, bottled water, a bottle of wine, coffee tea, canned sardines and tuna, cheese, ham, bread, and a beautiful bowl of figs and plums fresh picked. Wonderful! And necessary. Be sure to buy groceries on your way there, perhaps in the town of Viseu if you are coming from Lisboa/Lisbon. From house, smaller market is a 20-25 minute drive away in Fornos de Algodres.
We relaxed and walked around the village. It was very hot, but the house--not air conditioned--was cool and comfortable. The jacuzzi is solar heated so was not hot but looked refreshing given the weather. Beds was great.The house is also a wonderful base for exploring. You are close enough to the Spanish border, 60 minutes from the magical Sortelha and the more populated towns of Belmonte and Trancosa, 90 minutes from Monsanto--all historical villages with fortresses and centuries old houses.
The hosts were very responsive at all times. We highly recommend this place to see a different side of Portugal and to find time to relax and unwind in a special location and wonderful home.
Thank you for you kind and generous review.
Casa muito bonita num sitio maravilhoso.
Ficamos muito contentes pela casa ter correspondido às vossas expetetivas e contámos convosco numa ocasião futura.
Alexandra e Rui
Maison superbe et cadre très agréable. Nous sommes amateurs de nature donc le lieu était parfait.
Maison moderne très agréable très bien équipée où rien ne manque
Mercy pour votre comentaire.
Trés agréable séjour.
Maison très confortable qui conviendra particulièrement aux amoureux de la nature.
Mercy por votre opinion.
Foi o melhor adjectivo que encontrei para descrever a nossa estadia.
Pecou pelo facto de termos somente ficado 2 noites...
A casa e envolvência são maravilhosos: muito obrigado ao Rui e à Alexandra pelos "miminhos" !!!
Os meus filhos não se esquecerão destes dois dias...
Voltaremos com certeza !!!
Fred & familia
É este tipo de experiências que nos fazem procurar a melhoria contínua.
Até á próxima.
Rui e Alexandra
Adoramos o lugar! A casa é linda e super confortável. Um lugar para voltar muitas vezes.
House situated in a village crossed by the Mondego river, uninhabited. Its stillness is broken only by the sound of the river water, the chirping of birds and flocks. Far away the little land-train ...
The house has a privileged location on the river. The outdoor sports invite visitors: bicycles, walking, canoeing ... and for those who appreciate, bird watching.
The photograph is benefited the surrounding countryside and shades that capture during the various times of day.
House with a careful architecture, which is the junction between the old and the modern, and which results from the aim of creating an environment dominated by self-indulgence, and the joy of color.
Very nice outdoor area overlooking the river will linhares that will flow into the river Mondego.
It is 15 km from the Serra da Estrela, 10 the historic village of Linhares da Beira.