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Coja Holiday Cottage, Lovely Views, River Beach 200ms, Sleeps 6kms

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,851 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

3 Bed Cottage In Coja, Amenities, Quiet Area Of Market Town, Lovely views

Lovely self catering holiday cottage in the attractive market town of Coja which is in the Arganil district only 40 kms from Coimbra.

This property was renovated in 2007 to provide comfortable self catering facilities for your perfect holiday. Many original features have been kept such as the stone walls, large wood beams and the wooden shutters. There are 3 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living room with Portuguese satellite TV (includes some foreign channels) and wood burning stove for the winter. There is a door that opens on to the large balcony overlooking the river and across the valley to the mountains beyond. The kitchen and dining area are in the old converted wine cellar which opens out to the patio and garden with stone built BBQ and outdoor dining furniture.

The house is 200ms to the river beach and 500ms from the town centre with cafes, restaurants etc.

Coja is a small market town of approx. 1500 inhabitants in the district of Arganil only 40 kms from Coimbra. The Rio Alva runs through the centre and is spanned by an ancient Roman bridge to join the 2 halves. The house is situated in the more residential half overlooking the river and across to the old cobbled centre on the other side.

Central Portugal is a beautiful, rural part of Portugal that remains relatively undiscovered by the hordes of tourists that are normally attracted to the Algarve in the South. There are forests and rivers, mountains and valleys, rural villages and ancient cities to explore. A beautiful area to come and explore or just relax!

New for 2014 free wi fi connection in the house.

More Details
Registration Number : 34824/AL

Jane Joaquim Gill
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, portuguese
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 3, 2018

About Jane Joaquim Gill

I moved to Portugal 10 years ago where I met my partner who quickly taught me how to speak Portuguese. I love the area around Arganil and Coja which is why I live here and why I am sure holiday makers will feel the same.

Jane Joaquim Gill purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Jane Joaquim Gill chose Coja

The unique charm of a country cottage on the edge of a pretty market town was always going to be a favourite property for holiday makers and this has proved to be the case over the last 4 years with many repeat visits by people from all over the world.

What makes this cottage unique

The house is in an excellent position for exploring the beautiful surrounding countryside. Closer to home the river beach is just 200ms where you can while away the hours swimming or hire a canoe for messing about on the river!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Super! Tout ce qu'il faut dans un village tranquille juste à côté de la rivière. La maison est spatieuse, propre et autenthique.
Jul 2014
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Coja Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1851 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • A folding bed can be provided for a 7th person by request. A cot can be provided on request but there is no bed linen for this.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • skiing
  • swimming


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Coja Holiday Cottage, Lovely Views, River Beach 200ms, Sleeps 6kms
average rating of 4.8 based on 8 reviews

Vitor Ferreira, Isabel Baptista, Pedro, Rute e Isa

  • 5 of 5

Excelente casa com ótimas condições. Não falta nada. Estamos ansiosos por voltar logo que possível! Excelent house Very good conditions. Nothing is missing. We are looking forward to be back as soon as we can.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
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Large Cottage with gorgeous location and views!

  • 5 of 5

Jane is a fabulous hostess, very helpful and welcoming. Her cottage is a lovely place to stay for many reasons not least the gorgeous location overlooking the river in Coja. The outside space consists of an upstairs balcony and the downstairs has a large sunny terrace with incredible views.

The facilities are all great! The house as a whole is really large with plenty of space to spread out. The kitchen is large and well equipped. There are 2 bathrooms, one upstairs and one down and one of them even has a bath! There were lots of personal touches around the house too which make it feel like a true home-from-home. Things like food basics in the cupboards was also very welcoming. The house is clean and tidy and everything is beautifully presented.

Within walking distance is a lovely restaurant and river-side bar and over the bridge there are plenty of shops and small supermarkets. There is a market here too (details are in the house notes from Jane.) The small square in Coja is a lovely place to sit outside and enjoy the sunshine and a coffee or a glass of Portuguese wine.

My partner and I stayed here around 3 weeks in November and the weather was surprisingly mild during the days when the sun was out.

To keep warm in the evenings we had plenty of logs provided for the woodburner upstairs. I thoroughly recommend the place and hope to return one day. Thanks Jane for everything.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Everything was as advertised. The cottage is lovely with everything you could possibly need. The situation by the river is perfect. There is a river beach in one direction and the village in the other. Both a few minutes stroll away. We woke up to hundreds of swallows catching insects as the mist rose from the river. A wonderful place to unwind or to travel to the hills and rivers nearby. I would highly recommend the cottage.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place near the river!

  • 5 of 5

Spent a week with family at this charming cottage in the pretty little town of Coja.

The weather was good and we explored the region by car finding some lovely little villages on our drives.Jane has provided a booklet with recommendations for trips, places to eat etc and this was very helpful. We will certainly recommend this to our friends and hope to come back one day!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2014
  • Stayed: October 2014
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gemütliches Haus

  • 4 of 5

Wir verbrachten schöne Tage im geräumigen Ferienhaus mit urigem Ambiente.

Alles klappte problemlos. Vielen Dank

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
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Nearest Airport
180 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
60 Kilometres
Nearest Train
50 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
A Lagar
Nearest Ski
60 Kilometres
Serra de Estrela
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
River Beach in Coja
Car: recommended

The surrounding countryside is very beautiful with lots of quaint, ancient villages to explore, wide rivers with crystal clear waters where you can fish or hire canoes and pedalos and lush green forests where you can tramp the dirt tracks. The rivers have lots of river beaches waiting to be discovered, some are very popular and maintained by the local councils where others, less well known, are dotted along the banks. You could have one all to yourself!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $5.78

A deposit of 20% is payable on confirmation of a booking.

A 10% discount is given for a booking of 2 weeks or more.

Prices are based on 6 people sharing. A lower price may be offered for less people depending on the season.

An extra €20 is payable for a 7th person with an extra collapsible bed provided on request.

Credit cards can be accepted using Paypal.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.