: Figuera de Foz
: Serra do Estrela
Mountain village home in Liboreiro with panoramic views above the pretty riverside town of Gois in Central Portugal, this unspoilt area offers stunning scenery, river beaches, pretty villages, the silver coast to the west and the Serra do Estrela to the east. Mountains, lush valleys, rivers and forests are abundant with a new vista around every corner you can smell the pine, eucalyptus and mimosa trees and admire the flowers, butterflies and birds.
There are numerous river beaches with safe swimming areas, BBQ and picnic spots some with rowing boats and canoes for hire. This is an ideal base for relaxing or enjoying the local activities of walking, cycling, canoing, fishing,
horse riding and there is a very good golf course about an hours drive away.
Gois has a small supermarket, a minimarket, post office, banks, hairdressers, butcher, bakers/coffee shops, internet cafe, and chemist . There are several bars and restaurants serving mainly local food who will happily accommodate the visitor and make you most welcome.offering pizzas and take-aways. There is a market here on a Tuesday with a larger one at Arganil on a Thursday and a farmers market at Tabua the third Sunday in the month all selling local produce.
Within easy motoring there is the ancient university City of Coimbra, the extensive Roman encampment at Conimbriga, the world heritage site of Piodoa, the palace at Bucaco which is a fine hotel and restaurant set in parkland through which you may roam at leisure just as the monks in 17th century. A little further afield but still withn easy motoring distance for a day out is Figuera de Foz which is Central Portugals finest seaside resort with miles of beaches or Aveiro where you can cruise on a traditional boat along the ancient canals
Liboreiro was once a mining village extracting gold, silver and minerals and remnants of the caves are still here there are inumerable walks in every direction from the house and a short climb to the top of the mountain when on a clear day you can see for miles.
The sky is so clear here that stargazing is a must, it is wonderful to sit out on a summers evening with a glass of local wine taking in the miriad of stars. During the day sit in the garden and hear the woodpeckers, the cuckoos and spot the eagles when you hear their call, just the place to recharge your batteries.
Nearby at Colmeal and Cabreira both about 15 minutes drive away their are river beaches where you can cool off in the safe river pools or picnic at the tables provided under the shade of the trees and dangle a bottle of the refreshing local vinho verde, green wine, in the water. You would probably have all this area to yourself apart from the fish nibbbling your toes.
This is just the place to relax and unwind and take a step back in time.