This cottage, built with local stone, xisto, is approx. 7 kms from the centre of Arganil with lovely views over the surrounding countryside. The house has 3 bedrooms. The main bedroom has a double bed, the second bedroom has a double bed and the third bedroom has two single beds, There is a seperate shower room. The kitchen is well equipped with a gas cooker, fridge, microwave, washing machine etc. The living area retains the stone walls and a vaulted wood ceiling with beams and a woodburner there is also a sofa bed for a 7th person. The Portuguese satellite TV has some foreign channels and there is wifi internet access..
In the garden there are table and chairs and a BBQ.
The river beach at Folques is less than 2kms away and the Rio Alva is approx. 5kms away. There are also many popular river beaches within a 10 km radius including Secarias and Coja where you can hire pedaloes and canoes in the summer months.
Arganil is the closest town with shops, supermarkets, restaurants, cafes etc.
The ancient university city of Coimbra is 45kms from here.
Approx. 60 kms away is the Serra de Estrela is the highest mountain in Portugal with spectacular views and ski slopes in the winter.
For those of you who have stayed at Casa de Xisto and those who are thinking of staying there I would like to let you know that after the terrible fires in our area the house remains undamaged! The land below the garden was burnt down to the bottom of the valley but there are already seeds growing through the ashes and we are beginning our replanting project with fruit trees, vines and olives. Please do not give up on the house as more than ever we need people to come and visit the area and bring with them some trade to the area. The calendar has been blocked untill the beginning of December but for anyone interested in staying there please get in touch.