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Classic villa in serene meadowlands at foot of serra

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Every modern comfort in unspoiled rural setting not far from town. Private pool


Emerging from the long tree-lined entrance drive into this little hamlet, you might feel you have stepped into an old sepia photograph. An ox and cart would seem less incongruous than a car. The forested Serra da Lousã wells up over the verdant arcadia like a giant green tsunami, forever frozen in time. Likely the only sound to greet you will be the gentle rush of the breeze; unusually for Portugal, there are no barking dogs nearby to disturb the peace.

You can immerse yourself in this bucolic Eden without foregoing 21st-century comforts. This modern villa, built in 2006, has them all, including private swimming pool, barbecue, free wifi, smart satellite TV, DvD player, under-floor heating, wood-burning stove, reclining sofas and a fully equipped and fitted kitchen.

The master bedroom with en-suite shower and doors opening onto the garden terrace is on one wing of the villa; the other two bedrooms (one double, also with doors onto the garden terrace, the other a twin) share a bathroom in the other wing, so parents can distance themselves a little from the children. All bedrooms have fitted wardrobes.

Between the two wings is the good-size sitting/dining room, with glazed doors opening onto an exceptionally large and pleasant terrace, with stylish lounge and dining furniture for the outdoor lifestyle which is so much part of the holiday experience. Facing east, it is a wonderful spot to take breakfast, with easy-on-the-eye views towards the hills. A couple of steps take you to the swimming pool, exclusively yours, which catches the sun most of the day.

For all the delightful solitude, the villa is barely five minutes by car from the little market town of Miranda do Corvo, which has three supermarkets, several restaurants, shops etc, plus the Quinta da Paiva complex, which has a good restaurant, riding stables, zoo, craft shop, large lido and hotel with indoor pool and small gym.

Barely 30 mins takes you to the medieval university city of Coimbra, Portugal’s third city. The Roman ruins of Conimbriga are even closer and World Heritage Tomar, with its castle and convent, is c. 45 mins. The vast golden beaches of the Silver Coast are about an hour way, but there is much warmer and safer bathing to be had in the clear rivers and lakes around the Serra.

Within walking distance from the villa is a little café and mini-mercado. And you are right at the foot of the gorgeous Serra da Lousã, with its ‘lost’ mountain villages. There are some jaw-dropping views and exhilirating fresh air to be had. Discover its hidden treasures and quirky little restaurants in the middle of nowhere.

If you want an overcrowded rip-off tourist ghetto, this is not the place for you. Mass tourism has not left its ugly footprint here (yet English is widely spoken). If you love nature and long for a slower pace of life, you will find this lovely region in the REAL Portugal hard to better.

More Details

Member since: 2016
Speaks: english, french, german, dutch
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

Why Rita chose Miranda do Corvo

Very peaceful location, yet only five minutes from town.

What makes this villa unique

Bedrooms in two wings = peace and privacy from the children!


Miranda do Corvo Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - shower
  • One shower room is en-suite, the bathroom is shared by two adjacent bedrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • One onsuite bedroom, two other bedrooms share a bathroom
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Free wifi


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Classic villa in serene meadowlands at foot of serra
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Excellent, fully equipped, property with great host

  • 5 of 5

This property is in a very quiet area but with all that you need quite near and several interesting places to visit not far away. The property has everything you could need and more. Rita gave us an excellent welcome and went out of her way to make sure everything went well. The bedrooms, bathrooms, swimming pool - everything - was first class.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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everything very nice

  • 5 of 5

we loved it all !!!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Sehr schönes Haus

  • 5 of 5

Herrliche ruhige Lage, sehr freundliche Vermieterin, tolle Ausstattung, einfach sehr gut zum Wohlfühlen. Kann das Haus nur weiter empfehlen.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Wild swimming in warm, clear waters of local rivers and lakes. Explore the celebrated 'lost' mountain slate villages. The vast golden beaches of the Silver Coast (with surfing) are about one hour.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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