The Forest Garden Estate is an old family, 22 acre property that promotes environmentally sustainable practices and is the home to horses and a large variety of plants, including a wide range of camellias, dozens of which line several of its fields. The property is approximately an hour away from Porto, Portugal's second largest city, and the Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport.
The Summer House - often referred to as the Writer's Cottage due to its peaceful, old-world ambience - is a recently restored space that is still in keeping with its original characteristics (e.g. stone walls and wooden ceilings). It has two bedrooms (1 Double Room & 1 Twin Room) one bathroom with a shower and a kitchen, which still has its original stone stove. The cottage is supplied with bed linen, towels and the following appliances: freezer, fridge, washing machine, microwave, iron and board and toaster.
The House's surrounding scenery includes garden and forest settings (the combination of which resulted in the name 'Forest Garden Estate') as well as a river running through the property, providing all the elements necessary for a relaxing, nature-friendly experience. To make this retreat time all the more authentic, the House does not include TV or wireless Internet access. However, the House is very close to the city of Celorico de Basto (5 minute drive or 15 minute walk), where there are several supermarkets, restaurants, cafés and a library, where one can access the internet for free. Also in town, you can expect to find a traditional Saturday market where you can find all kinds of different products (fruit, vegetables, locally produced olive oil as well as clothes, shoes, etc).