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Renovated farmhouse on the edge of the apple orchard in Alagoa, Arganil 1.5 kms

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,345 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


About the property

In a quiet situation, lovely views across the countryside, 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom


2 nights romantic Valentine stay for 2 people for a special price of €90 including wine and chocolates!

A newly renovated old farmhouse in a quiet location in the village of Alagoa approx. 1.5kms from the main district town of Arganil. The house is approached by a quiet lane that leads on to the apple orchards and the local vineyards of the village. The house can accomodate up to 8 people.

The large lounge has comfortable seating for 7 including a sofa bed, Portuguese satellite TV (some English channels), CD/DVD player, Wi fi internet access, books and games and a dining table and chairs seating up to 8. Many original features have been retained including the old wood beams and the natural stone wall. There is a wood burner for the cooler winter months. The well equipped kitchen has a gas stove, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, kettle, toaster etc. The main double bedroom has a double bed and ensuite bathroom and a private terrace overlooking the garden and surrounding countryside. The second double bedroom has a double bed and the third bedroom has 2 single beds, there is also another separate shower room. The private garden has a stone BBQ and outside dining furniture with views across the vineyards and apple orchards of Alagoa to Arganil and the distant mountains.

Arganil is the main district town with supermarkets, shops, restaurants and cafes, there is entertainment in the square at the weekend during the summer. The river is 500ms from the house and the river beach at Sarzedo, where the council have also built a swimming pool, is less than 2 kms away and can be reached by a short walk. There is another pretty river beach in Secarias approx. 2 kms away where you can hire pedaloes and there are restaurants and cafes there.

Coimbra is an ancient capital of Portugal and approx. 45 kms away.

The Serra da Estrela is the highest mountain range with skiing in winter, approx. 50kms away.

This area of Portugal is relatively undiscovered by main stream tourists giving it a much more restful feel. The scenery is beautiful with rivers flowing through the green valleys and the little villages nestled on the mountain sides. An ideal place to visit for a relaxing holiday in the sun!

More Details
Registration Number : 34854/AL

Jane Gill
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, portuguese
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 13, 2017

About Jane Gill

I moved to Portugal 12 years ago where I met my partner, Vasco, 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 Gill purchased this farmhouse in 2006

Why Jane Gill chose Coimbra Region

The house is in a quiet location yet within easy walking distance of Arganil where you can find supermarkets, shops, restaurants, cafes, bakeries, etc. Alagoa is a small village in the center of the Arganil area with good access to explore the beautiful surrounding countryside.

What makes this farmhouse unique

The house has been renovated to retain many original features but with modern utilities needed for a comfortable holiday home.

Guestbook comments from the owner

A area ê muito sossegada e tem um balcao e jardim muito bonito onde em dias de verao pode-se passar bons momentos.

A propretaria da casa tem tudo organizado , a nivel de utensilios para casa , informacao da area e dicas de como usufrir da melhor maneira a estadia em suas casas.
May 2014
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Nearest Airport
180 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
50 Kilometres
Nearest Train
40 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
50 Kilometres
Serra de Estrela
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Secarias River Beach
Car: recommended

The main town of Arganil is less than 2 kms from the house where you can find supermarkets, shops, banks, restaurants etc. there are also lots of river beaches to discover!


Arganil Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1345 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • 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 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , This can be either ensuite to bedroom 1 or seperate
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , private balcony overlooking the garden.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • There is also a sofa bed in the living room for an extra 2 people. A baby cot can be provided please ask owner.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • skiing
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Renovated farmhouse on the edge of the apple orchard in Alagoa, Arganil 1.5 kms
average rating of 4.857143 based on 14 reviews

Foi bom

  • 4 of 5

O sitio é calmo e lindo , o preço é justo, o acolhimento por parte de quem nos recebeu tal como a localidade foram soberbos. O aspecto rústico e acolhedor da casa perde apenas pelo fraco desempenho do esquentador que teve um fraco desempenho na pouca temperatura que conseguiu para o 1º andar. Muito obrigado!

  • Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Rural, peaceful and very large comfortable cottage

  • 5 of 5

Jane is a wonderful host and made sure we had everything (and more) that we needed throughout our stay. The house is really large and comfortable with lots of lovely touches to make it feel really homely.

The kitchen is huge and is very well stocked with even all of the basic food items provided. The living space is also big and very comfortable. We were using the log burner and kept very cosy throughout our 5 weeks stay over November and December.

Upstairs there are 2 bathrooms, one is an ensuite to the master bedroom which also has a large sunny balcony. There are another 2 lovely bedrooms.

Outside is a large sunny patio and garden area with outdoor furniture and a barbecue.

The location is rural and beautiful. We walked to the shops in Arganil which took about 20 minutes. There are good size supermarkets and lots of nice coffee shops and a very good bakery too. Around the area are so many great places to visit. I would particularly recommend Fraga da Pena which is a series of beautiful pools and waterfalls but Jane has a very detailed information pack at the cottage with everything you might need to know.

I would definitely recommend staying here if you like mountains, being in nature and the more authentic Portugal, off the main tourist agenda but plenty to do and see.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A tranquill place to stay

  • 5 of 5

The house is well renovated, quite specious and clean. It is set in a beautiful rural area among vineyards and orange orchards. A nice river beach is quite close and the area is full of great places to visit such as historical monuments and natural reserves. We spent a week there having great fun discovering the neighbourhood and it was definitely not enough! We will be back some day!

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Great holiday!

  • 5 of 5

A lovely house that had been recently renovated and was absolutely charming with everything that we needed for our 2 week stay. We spent a lot of our time at the various river beaches in the area and made good use of the BBQ in the garden. Definitely recommend for a family or group of friends.

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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A casa ê muito bonita , limpa e muito comoda.

  • 5 of 5

A area ê muito sossegada e tem um balcao e jardim muito bonito onde em dias de verao pode-se passar bons momentos. A propretaria da casa tem tudo organizado , a nivel de utensilios para casa , informacao da area e dicas de como usufrir da melhor maneira a estadia em suas casas.

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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A Perfect Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week in Case de Alagoa and it was a perfect retreat! An old stylishly refurbished house in an unspoilt quiet surrunding set among the orchards and vinyards. It is a great place to relax and also a perfect location for explorig the area and the centre of Portugal. The house is equiped with everything you may need and Jane is a great host, willing to help with everything. Her directions are so gret that we managed to find the house at 1 am! She also prepared a great booklet about what to do and where to go around the place which is really helpful if you don't speak Portuguese! Thanks Jane once again for everything, we will definitely come back some day!!!

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

€25 extra is to pay for the use of the sofa bed.
Rates are subject to change untill reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund