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Quinta do Circo - Serra da Estrela - Rural Tourism / Country CottageHouse with garden

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Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 nights


Covilhã Cottage Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, swimming pool, furnished, air condition


Located 500m from the village of Bouça .

The house is distant 20km from the top of the mountain Penhas da Saúde / Tower by national road, through Covilhã. Have direct access to Penhas da Saúde ( 8km ) with SVUs .

The farm, overlooking the village and Serra da Estrela has 2ha of agro forestry crops and gardens. Has swimming pool (10mx5m) with toilet / dressing room, ping- pong table, and various utensils, agricultural tools and artifacts.


Casa da Levada :

Centennial House, 2 floors, reconstructed of it use to be land terracing for animals (goats and cows) that at night, came down from grazing in the mountain .

Its construction of local stone and was duly restored partially lined with wood inside, in order to equip themselves with all comfort.

Interior : kitchen / sitting room ( 60m2 ) , 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms . It is equipped with all appliances (ceramic hob cooker , fridge , washing machine and dishwasher , microwave , coffee machine, toaster, cable TV, including Panda Channel), bedding, toilet towels, crockery and kitchen utensils .

Has covered terrace with outdoor dining table, barbecue BBQ and wood oven .

The living room has a small library with books for all ages .

The house warming is accomplished by heating (in all rooms) and traditional fireplace (one basket of firewood is provided) .

The living room has 1 sofa bed .

Minimum Capacity : 4 persons .

Maximum Capacity : 8 persons .

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Bruno Abelho
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2016

Why Bruno Abelho chose Castelo Branco area

On the southern slope of Serra da Estrela (protected area of the Natural Park), 800m altitude in the valley of Cortes river / Penhas da Saúde and Varanda dos Pastores, is located Quinta do Circo.

The name " Quinta do Circo " derives from " Quinta do Cerco " property surrounded by shepherds paths / canadas . The convenience of language led people to use " Circo " instead of "Cerco " and if secularly was called “Quinta do Circo”, will remain so , in respect for tradition and the use of popular language .

The river at the bottom of the farm, with natural pools in the summer and the sound of its waters in winter, the snow, cover in white throughout the farm, the surrounding vegetation and the houses of the village, the saw cut in land terraces, still farmed, the Varanda dos Pastores and the grandiosity of Serra da Estrela which stands before us, the canadas (shepherds paths) still marked, the village lit up at, make this property a unique place.

The tinkling of sheep bells grazing on the hills in front of the Houses and the birds chirping are the sounds that awaken the morning on.

Here you can enjoy unforgettable moments of peace and harmony with nature and learn about natural heritage of outstanding beauty.


2 traveler reviews

Quinta do Circo - Serra da Estrela - Rural Tourism / Country CottageHouse with garden
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Todo estupendo!

  • 5 of 5

Ideal para relajarse o divertirse en un marco muy bonito. La casa estaba limpia y equipada con todo lo necesario. Recomendado!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Uma excelente estadia

  • 5 of 5

Um excelente local, com gentes amáveis e hospitaleiras. A casa estava muito limpa, com tudo o que é necessário para uns dias bem passados! Não faltava nada! A paisagem é lindíssima e rejuvenescedora! Um sítio a voltar com toda a certeza, aconselho a todos lá irem! Lindíssimo!

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
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Nearest Airport
240 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Nearest Train
17 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
17 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
10 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
8 Kilometres
Serra da Estrela
Nearest Beach
165 Kilometres
Figueira da Foz
Car: necessary


Exit the A23 at Covilhã South toward Tortosendo , proceed towards Unhais da Serra , 9km after passed Tortosendo , out to Cortes do Meio / Bouça , enter the village of Bouça , being the meeting point at Café Sierra , the only in the village .

Alternatively you can follow the GPS coordinates to guide you directly to “Quinta do Circo”


Latitude 40 ° 16'16 .84 "N

Longitude 7 ° 33'53 .38 "W


- Cortes / Penhas da Saúde River with natural pools and windmills / watermills

- Terraces and Canadas shepherds the mountainside to the " Balcony of the Shepherds "

- Routes and pedestrian routes in the surrounding area.

- Penhas da Saúde / Tower on Serra da Estrela

- Spa in Unhais da Serra

- Trout ponds in Paúl

- Wool Museum in Covilha

- Museum of Cheese in Peraboa


- Fishing

- Hunting

- Being a shepherd and follow the herd (ask for details)

- Participate in seasonal agricultural activities (grapes harvest, make the wine, the mesh , the olive harvest , sow potatoes ... )

- Participate in the making of bread and traditional cakes .

- Walk freely through the Canadas / paths of the shepherds and the vacant areas of the mountain, from the discovery of the fauna and flora of the region .

- Participate in activities / events Associations energized by the village and traditional holidays.

- Visit historical places of interest and leisure, within walking distance of the farm.

- Practicing skiing and winter sports

- Playing board games (tennis , checkers, chess ... )

- Read ( the house has a small library)

- Do nothing / practicing idleness . Rest / relax life.


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Rates & Availability

Covilhã Cottage Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $33 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $0

- Preços dependentes do número de pessoas, os preços acima representados são por cada quarto duplo e não por casa completa. As casas são exclusivas de cada reserva, não alugamos quartos, apenas o preço é definido em função da ocupação no sentido de o preço ser mais justo para a dimensão de cada grupo de hóspedes.
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- Entrega das chaves pelo proprietário

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Covilhã Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • floor 0
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 300 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • River
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Private Pool
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • skiing
  • spelunking

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