Our lovely farm is close to The Serra da Estrela Mountains, lots of beautiful river beaches and the historical cities of Coimbra and Viseu. It is a beautiful, cozy and private granite cottage situated in a quiet river valley surrounded by woodland, birds and wildlife and located close to the lively village of Lagares da Beira. Casa da Bezerra is good for couples, solo adventurers, business travelers, families (with kids), and furry friends (pets - but please check first).
We live in a beautiful part of Central Portugal and it is our aim to impact on our lovely environment as little as possible. Our farm is totally off-grid, we provide all our own electricity from solar panels on the room, we also use the sun to heat our hot water, the water comes from our own private bore hole. A wood pellet boiler and wood burning range cooker heats our space and provides us with additional hot water, underfloor heating and cooking. Our outdoor kitchen, which we mainly use in the summer when our range cooker is not lit in the house, is fired by wood and, because it has a proper chimney, is safe to use all year round, even in the summer when normal BBQ's are not permitted.
The air here is wonderful, clear and clean. We are surrounded by beautiful views, fabulous countryside and woodlands. You can walk for miles without ever treading on a tarmac road. We have provided you with a range of walks from Casa da Bezerra in our Activities folder and walking to any of our local restaurants or bars is easy even at night guided by the stars and moon as well as torches provided at the house.
We have some lovely animals on our farm, feel free to visit them at any time but be aware they might be a bit timid with you at first. We do have electric fencing though so take care when walking alongside the animal enclosures. We also have a friendly Springer Spaniel called Blue and a slightly crazy but friendly rescue German Shepherd, we also have one cat. Kiko our young cat is especially friendly and absolutely loves cuddles.
Our vegetable garden is fully productive as is the poly tunnel. We also have our own olive trees and a vineyard. We are really happy for you to enjoy all these spaces and can give you lots of information about what we are growing if you ask. Our farm has the River Cobral as a boundary, if you want to have a dip in the river, please feel free to do so.
The Splash Pool - the pool terrace is directly below the main terrace and is equipped with sun loungers. Please bring in the cushions we provide at night time. We are very happy for you to use the splash pool at anytime but make sure you take full responsibility for your children. Please note - indoor towels are not for pool use, please provide your own swimming towels.
BBQ's (apart from the gas one provided) and open fires are not allowed.
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- Events and parties can be arranged, please contact us first.
two additional guests can be accommodated (total 6) on a pull out sofa bed in the living room. Additional charge of 15 pp for this.
- Camping equipment is available for a small extra cost, great for older kids wishing to have a little freedom and fun but still stay close to the house!
- Animals are welcome buy agreement, be aware we have animals on our farm so pets need to be well behaved.
- We also offer breakfast - €7pp and evening meals - €12pp including wine, please let us know if you would like to order.