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Houses Hill, Shale houses on the slope of a Village

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,560 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

House Shale for up to 6 people

Houses of the Encosta

In the comfort of a beirã village

Three houses of shale that are being recovered in the village of Cunqueiros, in the municipality of Proença-a-Nova, form the Casas da Encosta project, where it is possible to revive the life, history and culture of the people of the region, in the comfort of a typical village of Beira. The owner, Nuno Caldeira, tells us that the houses are being restored following the concept of local construction where shale, clay and wood are privileged. One of them, Casa da Lagariça, has already opened its doors in 2014 and has capacity for six people, boasting in the living room the living proof of a unique utensil of the region, the winegrower. Those who pass by can take advantage of the region by hiking, river beaches and viewpoints, exploring the villages of Xisto and, of course, experiencing the rich and varied gastronomy of typical dishes such as Cabrito Estonado, Maranho and Bucho.

The House of Lagariça consists of 2 bedrooms, each composed of double and single bed, toilet, kitchen, dining room and living room. To be enjoyed by the whole landscape we have the terrace. We have capacity for 6 Adults and possibility of including an extra bed for a child and a bed rails for Bebe.

The House of Lagariça are located in a cluster of old houses shale, in which they are connected by a set of friendly walkways (Quelhas). With maximum capacity of 6 people Lagariça House is the ideal place for families and friends enjoying a single location. Pay us a visit and get a taste of what our best people can do.

Besides being able to dine on the outdoor terrace, has the ability to walk freely around the village, where in addition to a shale crowded area, has yet to explore the 5 km of river to the nearest village, Penafalcão. Under the summer sun, are waiting for their immense wells of fresh water and river beaches right there next.

More Details
Registration Number : 8156/AL

Property Manager
Nuno Caldeira
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2018


Sarzedas Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Catering available
Floor Area:
  • 1560 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • River
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • swimming
Close to the Casas da Encosta, there are several river beaches that can be explored all year, either to escape to the hot summer or to observe the fauna during the year. A welcome pack will be provided upon check-in, consisting of local products. Products such as homemade bread, pastries, liqueurs, seasonal fruit are some of the products that can be found in our basket


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(46 traveler reviews)

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Houses Hill, Shale houses on the slope of a Village
average rating of 4.652174 based on 47 reviews

5 *****

  • 5 of 5

It was just perfect! Place, house, people, food and all the amazing places near that must be visited!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hóspedes 5***** e amantes da natureza. Foi um prazer poder vos receber e com isso dar mais alma à nossa Aldeia. Um bem haja pela vossa visita e pala forma IMPECÁVEL como deixaram o nosso Alojamento.
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  • 5 of 5

Tudo perfeito! Atendimento 5 estrelas. A voltar certamente

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bem haja pela vossa presença e pela vossa visita. Hóspedes 5 estrelas.
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The best authentic Portuguese village experience.

  • 5 of 5

We love this house! It is our third stay with Nuno in his beautiful home in the village! We highly recommend this experience in the small villages of Portugal. With amazing food and beauty. There are many local restaurants, cafe/bars, river beaches, hiking, and discoveries! We will be back as soon as we can. We miss it already! We have a small family but this home will accommodate from a small family to a large one. It has a beautiful and fully equipped kitchen and bathroom with everything you need. The village people are lovely and helpful. There are local products and handmade bread and desert on arrival to the home. Nuno is always available for anything you would ever need. If you are considering this house it is the best choice in this area of Portugal. Nuno is the best host anyone could ever ask for. The authenticity of the home to the local Portuguese traditional style with an updated modern flare is something that is unmatched anywhere else.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Um experiência de aldeia genuína mas com todo o conforto!

  • 5 of 5

Fomos os 6, 3 crianças e um cão!

Casa de Xisto muito bem equipada, com toda a comodidade mas ainda assim genuína e com decoração incorporando a vida na aldeia.

Local super calmo e deslumbrante com muitas praias fluviais óptimas bem perto, notamos a pouca afluência de gente(para agosto), para nos foi fantástico disfrutar de tudo isto quase só pra nos mas ficamos tristes pelos locais, que além dos fogos ainda sofrem pela ausência de turistas, venham que a zona è linda e foi pouco tocada pelos fogos!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tranquilidade em familia

  • 4 of 5

Gostámos imenso de conhecer a Casa da Encosta. A casa é giríssima, muito bem decorada, inserida numa Aldeia muito simpática e muito sucegada. As praias fluviais ficam a poucos km's de carro e são igualmente bonitas e tranquilas.

Única coisa que não gostámos foi do fato de que todos os restaurantes recomendados estão fechados durante a semana e funcionam mediante marcação para grupos.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: É sempre um prazer poder receber da melhor forma, e com isso ser possivel mostrar a beleza e a qualidade do nosso território. O nosso Alojamento encontra-se inserido no território com a maior percentagem de pessoas envelhecidas do nosso País, logo é inerente a falta de pessoas e como tal a falta de consumo. A restauração existente e indicada por nós é de uma enorme qualidade e situados em cenários idílicos, infelizmente, os mesmos só conseguem funcionar nos fins de semana e durante alguns períodos do Verão pela razão anteriormente indicada. Peço a sua compreensão e se calhar a melhor solução, passa por nos visitar uma próxima vez, mas agora num fim de semana ou em períodos de maior estadia ;). Bem haja pela vossa visita.
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Casa da Encosta De Xisto

  • 5 of 5

Local calmo e terra simpática.

Vale bem a pena visitar, praias fluviais a cerca de 20 km.

Vejam o video em direto de um cliente que passou lá 7 dias.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Nearest Airport
200 Kilometres
Lisboa e Porto
Nearest Barpub
10 Metres
Café da Eira
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Vila Velha de Rodão
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
6 Kilometres
Casa da T'Augusta
Nearest Ski
100 Kilometres
Serra da Estrela
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Praia Fluvial da Fróia
Car: necessary

The Cunqueiros, is a traditional village with a considerable Shale cluster. It is pleasant throughout the year, its banks provide us with fresh water without stopping and summer their wells are our company. In winter the snow can make its appearance, but the fireplace warms us and the smell hangs in the air. Agriculture and the products of this land are varied. The harvest in late summer, the arbutus, the cherry at the end of spring, nuts, olive the beginning of winter, are examples of what good this land can offer.

What to do in Village

The best advice passes right by the discovery. The let get lost inside the village and its old town, explore the pine forest, the streams and gardens in shale slopes around the streams. Not to be missed, a visit to the Olive Mill (this works only for 15 days a year), the old sawmill / mill the edge of the river (where you can imagine it works in the past, and where you can still see some instruments) , the ancient sources that spring fresh water, mills, harvest, pick olives, proof liquors at Café da Eira (always speak with Luis or Dona Julia), bathing in the river (in Coca, or Well Rosa), finally break the discovery ...


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

- 50% de imediato para confirmar a reserva com o envio do comprovativo
de pagamento para o correio eletrónico infra mencionado.
- O restante será no dia do Check- IN.
Métodos de pagamento:
- Em Portugal a partir dum banco português, por:
- Transferência bancária para o NIB - 0036 0218 99100060928 21
- Envio de comprovativo para

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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