Private terrace Master bedroom
Casa da Bezerra
Hosted by Ishbel
Ishbel is the host.
4 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bath
4 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bath
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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).

The space

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.

Guest access

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.

Interaction with guests

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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 single bed, 1 bunk bed, 1 crib
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in time is 4PM - 10PM
Check out by 11AM

- 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.

You must also acknowledge
Dog(s), cat(s), and other pet(s) live in the house


Safety features
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

13 Reviews

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Malcolm User Profile
March 2017
Wonderful location, very clean and comfortable, well equipped, host very helpful.

Stephen User Profile
January 2017
This is a beautiful, quiet and lovely Place. The owners are very helpful and overall the best place we have stayed in during our Portugal travels. 100% recommended.

Birgit User Profile
September 2016
Ishbel and Rick were fantastic hosts, always available to answer questions and give tips for day trips. The Casa da Bezerra was a really nice place to relax, beautifully decorated, very clean, with a fully equipped kitchen and a lovely porch. We received a complimentary breakfast for our first morning and joined our hosts for a lovely dinner one night. We would definitely recommend staying at Casa da Bezerra.
Ishbel User Profile
Response from Ishbel:
Thank you for your lovely review, we really loved having you both to stay and hope that you will come again, perhaps visit us in the winter when its really cold but beautiful XX
September 2016

Stephanie User Profile
August 2016
Ishbel and Rick are perfect hosts. The property is delightful and is very generously equipped. The setting is wonderful, very relaxing. A perfect stay, we'll be back. Thank you!!

Filipa User Profile
August 2016
My experience at casa da bezerra was wonderful! I loved everything from the site, the House and the people who welcomed us as well. It was the first time I did something with my boyfriend and couldn't have chosen better. The hosts are super friendly, very accessible, leave anyone comfortable. The House is very cozy, very nice and clean. It's a great place for those who want to rest your head, body and mind. Stay on a farm in the "middle of nowhere" which is great, but is close to everything. There's a river and some beautiful waterfalls. I couldn't be more satisfiedwith the experience, I can only thank to Ishbel and Richard for everything.
Ishbel User Profile
Response from Ishbel:
Thank you for your lovely review, we are so thrilled that you liked Casa da Bezerra so much and that your first holiday away together was so relaxing. We would love to welcome you back!
August 2016

Patricia User Profile
August 2016
The house and the hosts are gourgeos. We were travelling with teens and they really enjoyed it. River beaches to enjoy very near the house and mountains just half an hour drive. The surroundings of the house are lovely and we really really liked it. Fantastic hosts, thank you very much for such a nice time.
Ishbel User Profile
Response from Ishbel:
Thanks again to all of you, we loved having you too! Your feedback was so valuable.
August 2016

Miguel User Profile
August 2016
The host canceled this reservation 4 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
Ishbel User Profile
Response from Ishbel:
Sadly we had to cancel but it was totally out of our hands and due to a mix up with dates by another letting site, sorry to Miguel and his family and we hope they book with us again.
August 2016

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