STEP BACK IN TIME AT CASA DO ESTRELAS TO RECHARGE YOUR BATTERIES

Margaret & Tony Wixon

Speaks french, english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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2 Bedroom with ensuite facilities, panoramic views, self catering sleeps 4/6

Sympathetically renovated house in the mountain village of Liboriero only 4 kms from the pretty riverside town of Gois. From the large entrance hall with cloak cupboards on the ground floor are two double bedrooms both with ensuite facilities and walk in closets. The staircase leads up to the first floor where there is a small study area, landing/ cloakroom and utility room with washbasin. W.C and washing machine. There is a large well appointed open living/dining/kitchen with woodburner and electric radiator. The small terrace to the rear and large terrace at the front both have patio furniture for outdoor dining, umbrellas and with wonderful views over the surrounding countryside .The pretty walled garden at the rear has an outside kitchen with built in BBQ, sink unit and bread oven with table and chairs for al fresco dining. The lounge has a sofa bed providing double facilities for those extra guests. The utility room with WC and washbasin are close at hand for the use of these extra guests.There is a TV, DVD & CD player with a selection of disks, books, games and wi fi connection. The kitchen has all the requirements for self catering, gas cooker, microwave, toaster, kettle, cafetiere and fridge.

This property is newly on the market and is well appointed as it was the owners holiday home where friends and family enthused over the clean pure air, magnificent scenery and the lack of noise and light pollution.

You can watch the sun rise while breakfasting on the terrace at the rear of the property and watch the sun set from the front terrace. Both terraces have wonderful views over the landscape.

The garden is secure so that children cannot wander and has a colourful array of plants and trees.

Liboreiro is an old mining village and is made up of stone and schist houses, some unoccupied and some still lived in by the old Liboreirons and some occupied by young couples moving back to renovate and appreciate the area.

You can walk (5 minutes) to one end of the village and take the newly built marble steps to the Font where you can fill your water bottles with the crystal clear spring water or walk 5 minutes in the other direction to the church where you can picnic under the huge old oak trees.

The Romans came to this area centuries ago for its rich mineral deposits to extract gold, silver and lead and the caves can still be found in the surrounding hillsides.

Liboreiro offers the peace and quiet of the mountain but only 4 kms down to Gois and you have the shops, cafes and bars, the best of both worlds. It is only a five minute drive for freshly baked rolls for breakfast.

Just wander around the medieval market town of Gois, with narrow cobbled streets and a lovely market square, stroll along the riverside walk and see the fish swimming in the clear waters, take the children to play on the sandy beach and paddle in the shallow waters or swim in the deeper pools. Around the town you can see several important heritage sites including the Museum. Both the natural landscape and the unique cultural features have much to offer the visitor by way of interest and recreation.

Coimbra less than an hours drive away offers all the facilities, activities and culture of tihs ancient city which was once the capital of Portugal. Close by is the impressive Roman encampment of Conimbriga with extensive artefatcts and buildings which is still being excavated, with a visitors centre and very good restaurant.

If you wish to wander further afield there is Figuera de Foz only just over an hours drive away and is the finest seaside resort in Central Portugal with 50 kms of beaches. The golf course at Montebelo is again just over an hours drive and you can find details on their website www.golfemontebelo.pt . In the winter there is skiing in the Serra do Estrela mountains at Torre ski resort with a range of blue and red runs and one black run. There is fishing in the local rivers and a permit is cheap and easy to obtain. There is also gokarting, a swimming pool and ten pin bowling at Vila Nova de Poiares less than 30 minutes drive away where you will also find more restaurants and cafe bars.

You can fly into either Porto or Lisbon airports with several airlines and most major car hire companies are there and good motorway roads bring you almost all the way.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed

Margaret & Tony Wixon

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Speaks french, english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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4.7
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5

Fabulous vacation hideaway.

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful holiday in Casa do Estrelas taking in the stunning scenery surrounding the house in the village of Liboreiro. We had a peaceful, relaxing break with only the sound of the birds and the trees yet within 5 kms of the pretty riverside town of Gois which has all the amenities needed for a family holiday including a new supermarket. The house is extremely well equipped and offers the comforts of home, together with British & Portuguese TV, DVD, CDs and plenty of games and we were really pleased to have wifi access especially for the children. Margaret and Tony were most helpful neighbours and provided information and suggestions enabling us to make the most of our holiday. We are so pleased we decided to investigate this part of Portugal and have no hesitation in recommending it to people of all ages. All this in sharp contrast to our lives in Long Beach, California. We certainly relaxed, unwound and recharged our batteries.
  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Sweet Mountain Retreat

  • 4 of 5
This property is very nice with lovely mountain and valley views front and back. There is plenty of space for a family or two couples. The kitchen was well appointed with all the necessities--we loved the outdoor kitchen with grill. Tony keeps the wood and charcoal stocked full so we were able to fire up the wood burning stove on cold nights and grill all of our dinners. The cute town of Gois is a short drive down the hill so easy to find essential items. This area of Portugal offers beauty, serenity and adventure.
  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Great stay, quiet location, lots of things to do!

  • 4 of 5
We spent three nights at Casa do Estrelas enjoying everything including its magnificent views. Nicely situated at the end of a mountain road. We very much liked the property with all the facilities, large garden, barbecue etc. Within an hour drive there are many great cultural and historical sites and activities such as swimming in the river (including nice beach, we went there twice). For us, with two children, Serra do Estrelas (Torre etc) was too far. Were we without kids, we would surely have gone there. Hiking and running in the hills was challenging enough for now. Great stay!
  • Submitted: May 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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A week in the mountains near Gois

  • 4 of 5
Margaret and Tony's house was situated in the most beautiful location. There are stunning views out the front and back of the house. We received a warm welcome from Tony and Margaret and were given a thorough review of the home and all instructions. The house was extremely clean. They have a kitchen more than fully stocked especially compared to many of the accommodations we had been staying in. We probably would visit there when it is a little warmer. The house is interesting as it has been totally refurbished from a very old house.
There are wonderful day trips to make. Margaret and Tony are helpful with suggestions. The small town of Gois had good restaurants that we enjoyed.
We would definitely recommend this place for a different kind of vacation---one in the mountains in a little hamlet but close enough to towns for ones needs Margaret and Tony love what they are doing
  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
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Closest thing to heaven

  • 5 of 5
Just returned from a most amazing week at Casa Do Estrelas near Gois. Mags and Tony have excelled themselves and provided a true home from home haven in the small mountain village of Liboriero. Peace, tranquility and comfort reigned (we struggled to get out of the most comfortable bed each morning!).Enjoy breakfast on the rear balcony , and watch the beautiful sunsets from the front balcony each day, with breath taking views all round. An enormous fig tree provides cool shelter for visiting cars and 2 minutes wander uphill is a natural spring offering cool drinking water. Perfect for filling bottles to take on walks along the many meandering paths through the forests. The house has everything one would need and with Mags and Tony next door , advice is always on hand if needed. The courtyard to the rear is a sun trap for the great part of the day with an out door additional kitchen and fantastic built in and covered BBQ area. The town of Gois is 5 mins drive away with plenty to offer from shops, supermarket,and restaurants . The river beaches are beautiful areas with crystal clear waters,clean white sand and shady trees to read a book or stay cool under. The highlight of our stay had to be the eagle that swooped majestically in front of our car and lead us down the mountain road at eye level for a few hundred yards ! Our baggage included 2 teenagers who absolutely loved the holiday and are demanding to come back every year! . It certainly was a holiday to remember and we look forward to returning again.
  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Scenic and peaceful

  • 5 of 5
We stayed in this lovely house for four nights as a stop-over between Lisbon and Porto, but wish it had been longer. So beautful and quiet! The mornings and evenings were cool. But what does that matter when you can breakfast outside to a view of the mist rising up the mountain-sides, and in the evening have your dinner to a backdrop of a gorgeous sunset.

The house had everything you could wish for and more. Mags and Tony were very friendly and helpful, evening sending on the things our daughter left behind in the house.

This is the sort of place you will never forget, and you will want to come back.
  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
150 Kilometres
Porto
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Coimbra
Nearest Beach
50 Kilometres
Figuera de Foz
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Gois
Nearest Ski
80 Kilometres
Serra do Estrela
Nearest Golf
60 Kilometres
Viseu
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Gois
Car: necessary

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.

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Availability & Rates

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Gois House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 29 2014 - Aug 31 2014
7 night minimum stay
€395
 
 
Late Summer
Sep 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
3 night minimum stay
€57
€375
 
 
Autumn
Oct 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
€55
€350
 
 
Winter
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 20 2014
3 night minimum stay
€45
€275
 
 
Christmas
Dec 21 2014 - Jan 4 2015
3 night minimum stay
€60
€395
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
€45
€275
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Prices quoted are for up to and including 4 people, should the sofa bed be needed then an extra 35 euros per week will be charged.
A 20% deposit is required on confirmation of booking with the balance to be paid up to 4 weeks prior to arrival.
A 10% discount for a booking of 2 weeks or more.
The rental can be paid in GBP Sterling.
Longer winter lets may be available after discussion with owners.
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Amenities

Amenities

Gois House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
General:
  • Wood Stove
  • Heating
  • Living Room
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Activities Guide
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Towels Provided
  • Sunbed
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Internet
  • Alarm Clock
  • Toilet Paper
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking On Street
  • Broadband Access
  • Paper Towels
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Toaster
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Utility room has WC and washbasin
  • Both bathrooms have shower cubicles, WC and wash basin and there is a bidet in the main bathroom. There is WC with washbasin on the same level as the lounge.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Double sofa bed in lounge
  • Each bedroom has a comfortable double bed, dressing table with mirror, a chair and two bedside cabinets with bedside lamps, they also have an ensuite shower room and walk in closet with ample luggage storage and radiator for the cooler winter nights. There is a sofa bed in the living which converts to a comfortable double bed close to the utility room with wc and washbasin.
Entertainment:
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Small Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • library
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
There is a woodburning stove in the living room for the winter months and wood is provided. and there is also a wall mounted electric radiator in case of cooler evenings plus two mobile oil filled radiators for the bedrooms. There is broadband & satellite TV .. The BBQ is built into the outside kitchen in the shade for cooking and charcoal, made in the surrounding forest, is provided. There are two gas cylinders located outside in their separate gas house for the water heating and cooking. The owners live in a nearby property in the village so are on hand if there are any queries. The house is adjacent to the village square where there is ample parking. Beach towels are not provided and therefore towels for outdoor use must be brought. This is a no smoking house and care must be taken when disposing of cigarettes outside because of the fire risk There is ample space to entertain friends and follow the sun round the house or sit in the shade when it gets too hot
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