EXPERIENCE A COSY SCHIST (SLATE) COTTAGE WITH SPECTACULAR VIEWS

Jane Gill

Speaks portuguese, english
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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EXPERIENCE A COSY SCHIST (SLATE) COTTAGE WITH SPECTACULAR VIEWS

Arganil Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 2 plus 1 or 2

A charming authentic schist house in a very quiet, friendly hill village only 10-15 minutes drive from the thriving,

regional town of Arganil in beautiful Central Portugal. You can relax in the garden with flower-beds, vines, fruit trees and its old olive tree; it has both sunny aspects and shaded patio areas. The views from the balcony and garden, especially the sun-sets, are stunning. A real romantic 'hide-away' for those wanting a peaceful time yet the house is a short drive to the main regional centre and the beautiful countryside, rivers and valleys of the 'real' Portugal. An ideal choice for those seeking rest and relaxation in beautiful surroundings with nearby wooded walks and scenic drives with good connections to other regions of the country. The quiet village cafe terrace can supply full meals and snacks and a full range of drinks with Portuguese specialities on request. The house manager lives in the village and speaks English and fluent Portugese as well as some French.

In 2012 a new kitchen was put in as well as a new front door and windows with shutters to aid warmth in winter and shade in summer. A sofa bed was added to the loja to give famililies flexibility of space, especially for older children.

Holiday Activities:

Three popular River Beaches 15 - 30 minutes drive away with full facilities at Gois and Coja.

Also, a new river swimming area with full facilities was opened in 2013 at Folques and is only 5 minutes drive away and in the same year an outdoor swimming pool with full facilities was built at Sarzado near Arganil, only 20 minutes drive away.

Arganil now has a new indoor swimming pool only 20 minutes drive away.

Panoramic drives. Nearby walks and drives to the many charming villages nearby. Wooded walks within easy walking distance of the house.

Relaxing on the terrace of the house overlooking the olive grove and gape vines and admiring the stunning views and sunsets.

Town and Village Facilities: Bucado's quiet village bar/cafe is a short walk away. Ethnic meals available on request using local specialities and produce. Portuguese snack-type meals are always available and breakfasts can be provided for our guests by negotiation.

The regional centre of Arganil with its shops, supermarkets, banks, cafes and restaurants is a short drive away and the town has a large thriving regional market every Thursday. The road network around Arganil gives good access to the rest of Portugal for experiencing the historical, cultural and natural delights of this beautiful country.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Jane Gill (Owner)
Advertiser since 2006
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Speaks portuguese, english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.4
based on 5 traveler reviews

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Experience a cosy Schist (Slate) Cottage with spectacular views
average rating of 4.4 based on 5 reviews
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Experience a cosy Schist (Slate) Cottage with spectacular views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p70907
+351 936 211719
Arganil Coimbra Region
4

Great place for quiet relaxing holiday

  • 4 of 5
A cosy small cottage in a small hill town, overlooking beautiful hills. The road to the village (about 2.5 km from the main road) has a dead end at the village, so the couple of cars per day you hear or see are local ones. The garden is beautiful. The interior of the cottage is simple, but everything you need is there. The contact with the owner via e-mail is very pleasant, and the woman taking care of the property is kind and helpful. Furthermore, the location withing Portugal is excellent if you like green mountains and hills. Overall a wonderful experience, and we would certainly recommend it.
Activities: we did a couple of walks in the area, well described by the owner.
Arganil is a good middle-sized town to get you everything you need, and has a couple of cafes and restaurants (which we didn't try because we enjoyed bbq'ing in the garden).
Attractions: quietness, nature, hiking, enjoying the view, reading and relaxing, cooking and bbq'ing.
  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Romantic Getaway
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Experience a cosy Schist (Slate) Cottage with spectacular views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p70907
+351 936 211719
Arganil Coimbra Region
Scotland
4

Casa Pequena, small and perfectly formed

  • 4 of 5
We recently spent 2 weeks at the cottage and had a very enjoyable holiday. The house is small but has everything you could need including 2 pretty decent showers and a great wee kitchen with everything you need to cook at home (which we did). The garden is a great sun spot but with enough shade to sit out quite comfortably at anytime of the day and be treated to spectacular views, and amazing sunsets.
The village is only 1 hour drive from Coimbra and is very well placed to take day trips out in the surrounding region, roman ruins at Conimbriga and Royal Palace at Bucaco are well worth a visit.
All in all we enjoyed a very relaxing and peaceful holiday at Casa Pequena.
  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2009
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Experience a cosy Schist (Slate) Cottage with spectacular views
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+351 936 211719
Arganil Coimbra Region
Portugal and Ireland
5

Casa Pequena.. A magical discovery

  • 5 of 5
It lives up to the description and more. An incredibly beautiful, quiet, get away from it all, place,The location is quite spectacular. The Casa was basic, clean, homely and provided everything we needed. We settled in very quickly.. The village and surroundings are wonderful. The few elderly residents we met stopped and talked to us. O Vasco who has the local taberna was always there ready to pour the glass of beer or wine, or just chat. The Casa owners were really helpful and answered all our questions promptly. I loved it. And we are going back in October...which says it all!!!
  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2009
  • Stayed: May 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Experience a cosy Schist (Slate) Cottage with spectacular views
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+351 936 211719
Arganil Coimbra Region
ottawa, canada
4

For nature lovers-tranquillity-remotness

  • 4 of 5
This location is situated in a small village (less than 10 people) perched in the hills. The cottage is very well equipped and has a spectacular view of the valley. It is highly recommend for tranquillity and peace but a bit remote for those who seek some town life.

The first small town (Arganil) and place to sit down for a meal or coffee, buy groceries.. is located 15 minutes away by car. Coimbra, a larger town and a must see is at a 60 minute drive.

Conducive for activities such as cycling, rollerskiing, running,hiking.
Recommended for nature lovers (that seek remotness from city life). A car is a necessity.
  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2008
  • Stayed: Sep 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Experience a cosy Schist (Slate) Cottage with spectacular views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p70907
+351 936 211719
Arganil Coimbra Region
5

Havre de paix et tranquillité

  • 5 of 5
Nous avons passé une magnifique semaine dans ce petit havre de paix et de tranquillité ( dans le seul son des cloches du monastère situé en contrebas). Vue inoubliable ! Maison et endroit très authentiques. Baignades très agréables dans les rivières aux alentours.
A recommander
  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

Casa Pequena is in the small hill village of Bucado at the head of its own side valley in the beautiful foothills of Sierra D'Acor in central Portugal ten to fifteen minutes drive from the regional town of Arganil with good road connections to the coast and other regions of Portugal.The area's river valleys, ancient terracing, rolling countryside and charming villages are the real Portugal.

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Availability & Rates

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Arganil Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Autumn
Sep 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
4 night minimum stay
£27
£190
 
 
Winter
Nov 1 2014 - Apr 13 2015
4 night minimum stay
£25
£170
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes A deposit of 25% will be required at time of booking. Balance or full rental 4 weeks before arrival. Electricity and gas included in rates. Bed linen, blankets and towels provided and included in the price. Property cleaning pre-arrival included in the price. Long term renting can be negotiated (minumum two months during low season only).
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Amenities

Amenities

Arganil Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 575 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Village
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom 2 is in the downstairs 'loja' at garden level.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , another single bed can be slid from beneath
  • The Portuguese sized double bedroom has a wardrobe and a bedside cupboard and a wall shelf. The single bedroom has a single bed with another full sized single bed beneath that can be slid out. This room has a clothes and shoe rail and a drawer, both on wheels, so that they can be slid out of the room if both single beds are required. These beds can be moved to other areas of the property to suit individual family needs. There is a full size sofa bed in the loja beneath the main rooms with access from the garden and this can be used for families with older children as a bedroom. This gives a flexible accommodation so that more space is created in the other rooms of the house.
Entertainment:
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Notes:
Accessible from external steps is the ground-floor 'loja' with its original beams. It is at garden level, cool and fully tiled out with a sink area and en-suite shower room with an extra toilet and a washing machine installed. The loja can be used as a sleeping area, using one of the single beds from upstairs or by using the full-size sofa bed installed there. The loja can also be an indoor daytime seating area if required during any very hot spells. It can also be used for extra storage space if required. It is a flexible space for guests to use to meet their individual family needs. Patio furniture, BBQ and two sun beds supplied and stored in the Loja when the loja is not in use.
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