Gorgeous Stone Cottage on a Yoga Retreat near Coimbra, Portugal

Beira Baixo, Coimbra District (Portugal)
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1 unit
4 guest capacity
All meals included

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Accommodation Description

· Kid-friendly · All meals included

Located on a yoga retreat near Coimbra in Portugal, this gorgeous stone cottage sleeps four guests and is surrounded by olive trees and newly planted fruit orchards. Inside it is open plan with no internal doors and is set over three stories. There is a single bed on the mezzanine over the kitchen, a single bed on the ground floor, and two single futon beds on the first floor. Each has comfy mattress toppers for a deep sleep.

The bathroom is in a small building on the right and houses a large double bath with shower and a dry toilet built from the sweet chestnut panels of old wine vats.The fully equipped kitchen is perfect for early morning and night time teas. Just below the cottage, there is a plunge pool fed from the cold running stream, essential for cooling off in the heat of the summer retreats. There are also a couple of natural pools in the streams for daily swimming.

Outside, guests are more than welcome to use the shared facilities on the property, which include a decking area, where guests can practise the yoga moves they have learnt in the classes led by the hosts. There are plenty of secret walking trails weaving around the property, leading guests through lush forest. Read More

Accommodation Features

  • Hot water
  • Towels
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Private Lounge/Living room
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Electricity
  • Running water
  • Parking
  • Sink
  • Garden
  • Kitchen equipment
  • Fridge
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Freezer
  • Private Kitchen
  • Linens
  • Stove
  • Fireplace
  • Mosquito net
  • Tea kettle
  • 4 Twin/Single bed

There is an on-site restaurant facility serving three delicious vegetarian meals each day, included in the price of guests' stay on retreat.

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Guest Services

  • Massage services
  • Wellness services
  • Spa
  • Yoga sessions
  • All meals

Location + Surroundings

  • Forest
  • National Park
  • Lake
  • Waterfall
  • Hot springs
  • Mountain
  • River
  • Beach

This glamping yoga and relaxation retreat is nestled in the picturesque foothills of the Serra de Estrela mountain range in Central Portugal surrounded by forests and wilderness. 40 years ago, these lands were heavily populated with hard working Portuguese farmers. They carved out stone terraces on the hillsides cultivating every possible piece of land. The valleys and riversides around the property are decorated with stone houses, water mills, adegas (wine-making sheds), olive groves, and fruit trees. Now mostly uninhabited and empty because the younger generations of the families that originally built them had to leave to find work.

There are two rivers that run through this valley, with natural pools to cool down in the heat of the summer afternoons. Plenty of space and time in the schedule to find time for yourself or explore the surrounding paths through the forest. It is a stunning setting in which to deepen or begin a yoga practice. The team here create the environment where everyone is cared for, fed incredibly well with the most delicious veggie food, and there are experienced therapists and acupuncturists on-site to deal with any aches and pains. Read More

Activities

  • Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Bird watching
  • Meditation
  • Boating/Sailing
  • Yoga
  • Biking
  • Kayaking/Canoeing
  • Climbing
  • Hiking

This family-run yoga retreat offers a variety of retreats every week between March until October. The retreats begin at 5 p.m. on Sunday and go on until the following Saturday at 2 p.m. If guests want to make a whole vacation out of this experience, they could spend a day or two in Lisbon (or Porto) and then head to the glamping site on Sunday for the retreat. There is a 1:30 p.m. coach from Sete Rios coach station to Oleiros, where everyone is picked up by car. The return coaches are Saturday 8 a.m. or 3 p.m. from Oleiros to Lisbon or Porto.

Since this retreat is focused upon relaxing and re-energizing yourself, the site offers massage and acupuncture along with yoga sessions. Included in the accommodation price is a 30-minute health consultation with tongue and pulse diagnosis to examine overall well-being, followed by an hour long massage and acupuncture of guests' choice. During the rest of guests' stay, they can book as many extra sessions as they'd like. A variety of styles of yoga is taught through the year by some delightful and inspiring teachers, who will take care of guests and inspire them in their practice.

Outdoor activities are in abundance as well. Explore Eira de Miguel and Felgueiras, abandoned villages with houses built in the 17th century. Some Portuguese families return to the village throughout the year to look after their grapes and olives and harvest their pine and eucalyptus trees, but no one lives in the villages year round.

Within half an hour drive, guests will find Álvaro, Oleiros, Orvalho, Cambas, and Estreito, all of which have cafés and restaurants, shops, and more of the rich traditional Portuguese rural culture to experience. There are natural river pools cascading through the valley for glampers to cool off and swim in. One afternoon of the retreat will be spent at the Rio Zêzere for a mud bath in isolated paradise. It’s an ancient therapy as well as an incredible skin cleanse. On the way back, guests can stop into the cafés of Abitureira to meet some of the lovely locals.

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Accommodation Rules

  • Check-in: 05:00 p.m.
  • Check-out: 02:00 p.m.
  • Infants allowed Under 2 years old
  • Children allowed 2-12 years old
  • No parties

Cancellation policy

  • As long as you cancel at least 24 hours before check-in, you will receive a full refund.
  • If you cancel within 24 hours of check-in, you will receive a refund for everything except the first night.
  • If you cancel after check-in, any refund will be at the host's discretion.
  • Refund does not include Glamping Hub service fee.
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Additional Information

Check-in is 5 p.m. Sunday afternoon, and check-out is by 2 p.m. the following Saturday.

The rates reflected here are per person for double occupancy. Prices will increase for single occupancy.

There is a 10% discount for returning guests, groups of four or more, and two-week stays.

The price listed includes all meals, towels, bedding, facilities, yoga classes, guided walks in the forest, swimming in forest pools, mud baths in the River Zêzere, and a 30-minute health consultation with tongue and pulse diagnosis, followed by an hour's massage and acupuncture. Read more

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