Casa do Giestal is a country house set in a farm at the foot of Serra da Estrela and its natural park, in a space in communion with nature. This is a recently built traditional shale house. Particularities: - The available energy comes from photovoltaic panels and batteries. This system was recently strengthened which made it self sufficient; - Private river beach; - 1 km access on dirt roads.
“This pictures of this place do it no justice at all! It is by far the most exceptional stay we've ever had. It is hard to put into words how wonderfully unique and restful the home is, but what i will say is, if you're unsure - don't be! I guarantee that you will not be disappointed. From the most idyllic river, running through the bottom of the garden teeming with fish, the amazing views and quietness of the surroundings, the gorgeous and huge comfortable bed, the outstanding outdoor grill and kitchen area and the little touches from the host, such as stocking the house with milk, bread, home-made Pao de Lo (traditional Portuguese cake and also my favourite!), jams and coffee, tea and coffee etc. I wish we could have stayed for ever! Just be prepared for the very steep, cliff-side drives that of course, only my country can get away with, without safety barriers. :D :D Definitely worth it!”
The 100-year-old house is located on the outskirts of Sandomil, a picturesque village flanked by the Alva river and the majestic Serra de Estrela. Guests can enjoy the silence of the nature park from the house and make use of the barbecue area, cafe and beach in the river, while the little ones can enjoy the park at their own designated spot. There is a master bedroom with its own sitting area, another room with a sofa bed, a full kitchen and a full shower room.
“I had a great stay with Sunita and Giuseppe but I especially met wonderful friends, a big thank you to both of you for your warm welcome, your simplicity and your kindness.”
Rustic house with two bedrooms being one of the rooms on a higher floor, kitchenette, common living and dining room, a large toilet, garden with private porch and stunning views of the whole house over the hills.
“The location is perfect for those who want to visit Piodão and the surrounding area and the Aldeia das Dez is a wonderful place to stroll. The accommodation itself is tastefully decorated and has everything you could need for a comfortable stay and to feel at home. We were very well received, and both Joao and Celia were always at our disposal to help with check in, show the house but also tips of what to do and visit.”