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.
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.