Beautifully Furnished Yurts and Bell Tents Nestled in the Mountains of Central PortugalArganil, Coimbra District (Portugal)
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There are two yurts, which are self-contained and fully furnished. Each yurt has its own private bathroom and is set in our smallholding of terraced land, which are managed organically.
- Running water
- Double bed
- Game room
- Chestnut Tree Yurt has a double bed with enough space to add two children's beds if required. Alternatively a spacious bell tent can be provided which sleeps up to three children.
- Apple Tree Yurt sleeps up to four - there's a double bed in the main area and the yurt pod attached has either one single bed or two. Ideal for families or just for that extra space for reading and relaxing.
- There’s plenty of space to hang your clothes, rugs on the floor, antique furniture and chairs for relaxing.
- Cool water is always available in the yurt in a terracotta eco-cooler.
Alternatively you can collect fresh cool water from the mountain spring.
- Freshly mixed Caiparinhas (a delicious Brazilian rum cocktail) Mojitos and Moscow mules perfect for sipping in the hammock as the sun goes down.
- Outside your yurt is your own private bathroom, with hot shower, sink, and ecological loo. Hand made olive oil soaps are provided.
- Chestnut Tree Yurt has reading lights and a power point sufficient for a laptop.
- Apple Tree Yurt runs on its own independent solar panel at 12volts and has two reading lights.
- The yurts stand on a platform beside a chestnut tree, providing all-day shade (hammocks and loungers provided).
- Bicycles are available for the use of our guests.
- A substantial continental breakfast is included, using local produce wherever possible. It includes hot bread, french toast, home made jams and honey, cereals, fruit, yoghurts/eggs and tea or coffee with hot frothy milk. Breakfast is served on the veranda or beside your yurt on special request.
- The popular home-cooked evening meals are served on our spacious veranda. Please book your meals with some advance notice. Packed lunches and other snacks are also available during your stay. Sample menus are available upon request.
- Bicycle rental
Location + Surroundings
The nearest village is just a short ten minute walk away, and has a café and a very small shop. The two closest towns, Arganil and Gois, are a twenty-minute drive away, and each has a supermarket, a weekly market and several cafés and restaurants. The closest airport is Porto, two and a half hours’ drive from here.
There are several natural river beaches close by, perfect for swimming and relaxing. You can walk off the property and into the hills, or drive a short way to access fine mountain walks, abandoned hill villages, country restaurants, lakes and reservoirs.
Walking maps and a GPS are provided so that you can explore the valleys in confidence.
Nearby are local operators offering horse-riding, mountain-biking, rock climbing, jeep safari, canoeing and kayaking. The site owners are happy to facilitate in contacting these various activity locations. There are many cultural and historic destinations within an hours drive, from Roman ruins to medieval castles.
Information about the surrounding area and activities available locally can be found in your yurt. Read More
- Infants allowed Under 2 years old
- Children allowed 2-12 years old
- Some spaces are shared
- You will receive a 50% refund when you cancel at least 15 days prior to check-in.
Q. What is a yurt?
A. A yurt is a large circular tent on a wooden frame, originally used by Mongolian nomads. These yurts are a spacious 5metres in diameter.
Apple Tree Yurt has a smaller yurt attached to the main yurt with twin beds in it, ideal for families or larger groups.
Q. It’s camping then?
A. In a way, though more like a hotel room in style and comfort. Think of it as glamorous camping – or “glamping”!
Q. Will I get cold and wet?
A. No, it gets pretty hot in central Portugal in summer. In any case there is a cosy bed, warm bedding and heaters if required, and the yurts are fully waterproof.
Q. Will a car be necessary?
A. Ideally, as public transport is very limited in these parts, and you’ll need a car to take full advantage of the local area. However, cyclists and motorcyclists are welcome can be recommended to many exciting paths and trails. Read More