Gorgeous Stone Cottage on a Yoga Retreat near Coimbra, PortugalBeira Baixo, Coimbra District (Portugal)
Gorgeous Stone Cottage on a Yoga Retreat near Coimbra, Portugal
"This entire experience went way beyond what were were expecting. The hosts completely welcomed us and then fed us wonderful food. The surroundings we…"
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.
There is an on-site restaurant facility serving three delicious vegetarian meals each day, included in the price of guests' stay on retreat.
- 4 Twin/Single beds
- Hot water
- Private Kitchen
- Linens and pillows
Check-in: 05:00 PM
Check out: 02:00 PM
Infants allowed Under 2 years old
Children allowed 2-12 years old
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.
Be kind to the environment and take care of the surroundings.
Location and surroundings
Beira Baixo, Coimbra District (Portugal)
Detailed location provided after booking
- National Park
- Wildlife watching
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.