Covas is situated approx 20 minutes from the Spanish border and the old town of Villa Nova De Cerveira. 25 minutes from Camhinia and its pristine white sand beaches. Across the border is northern Spain’s Galician region which is steeped in history with wonderful seafood and tapas. Our property was fully restored in 2007 and sits in 2 acres of private gardens. Both the Quinta and the yurts are situated in amongst an idylic woodland retreat, full of our native Cork Oak's and mature Olive trees complete with a 12mtr x 6mtr swimmimng pool and a natural spring fed pool with fantastic far reaching views over the Serra de Arga. The landscaping and facilities have been sensitively built using local granite and our own wood wherever possible with pelnty of mature shrubs allowing privacy! Please note that the owners do live on-site in a separate property, but we would like you to look upon this as an advantage!
Water skiing: Water skiing and kyaking is available through ourselves on the picturesque local River Minho, we welcome all levels, tuition from beginners to experienced available. Qualified driver and Ski Nautique boat.
Insurance: Please make sure you are fully insured and covered against injury, sickness, cancellation, losses etc, as we cannot accept liability for any loss or damage to you're personal property or for any illness or injury that may develop during you're stay with us.
My partner and i were lucky enough to be the first guests in the beautiful new Mongolian yurt (for 2), with its separate terrace kitchen and bathroom. We loved every minute of our stay and can honestly say it exceeded our expectations. The yurt, with its big feather bed, concrete floor (ie no mud), stayed cozy, cool and comfortable. It was just wonderful to fall asleep after cooking outside, under the ancient oaks with the bats flying over head and the roof of the yurt open to the stars. The tiny village of Covas is beautiful with a really well-stocked store and a number of small, traditional cafes as well as fields of sunflowers and friendly residents. The area itself is one we know and love already with its mountain roads and unspoilt coast, easy driving, fortress towns, market days and proximity to Galicia. The family who own this lovely place are friendly and welcoming, happy to bring freshly laid eggs and allow us to steal their dogs for a while. The pool is shared and this is fun. I remember the moments of paradise just finding myself alone, in the pool in the sunshine surrounded by roses at the top of this lovely mountain place.
Covas enjoys a well stocked mini supermarket, post office, cash point and 4 family run restaurant / bars, serving good quality traditional food. In the local town of Villa Nova de Cerveira you will find a good supermarket, shops, banks, and a large number of cafe / restaurants, the majority of which are situated around the old square. It also holds a large Saturday market where you can buy almost anything! Camhinia is a short 20-25 min drive where you will find pristine, white sand beaches and plenty of good local sea food sold in the local market. Historical Ponta de Lima with its old Roman bridge and wonderful old cobbled streets is a 30 minute drive, there you will also find a fantastic 18 hole golf course. If you are after fantastic scenery and walks look no further than our doorstep and the beautiful Serra de Arga, where you will find amazing views of the Atlantic coast and inland towards the national park.
Other Activities: kyaking