Big Belltent in the olive trees
Hosted by Julien
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6 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
4 shared baths
6 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
4 shared baths
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The tent seats on a 35m2 wooden deck. The interior is vast and cosy, the open views toward the hills and mountains will instantly relax you. The openings and mosquito nets all around the bottom part of the tent will allow you to enjoy the night breeze all comfy sleeping under the duvet.
The area offers various water spots in the mountains and rivers, delicious local cheeses and wines, and culture with the Roman ruins and the little city of Coimbra.

The space

Just a canvas between you and the nature...

Guest access

The property includes a rich vegetable and fine herb garden where you are welcome to collect what you need for a fresh organic meal; tomatoes, carrot, lettuce, cucumber, spinach, basil, rosemary and many more.

Interaction with guests

You'll have access to shared outdoor kitchen with a big fridge, a sink, gaz cooking plates and a barbecue.
The bathroom building is now in service and fully equipped, it hosts a total of four bathrooms and a permanent supply of solar heated water.

Other things to note

There is a tap with running water right outside the tent and you'll find a set of usb plugs inside the tent to charge most of your electronic devices.
220V plugs are available in the bathroom and at the kitchen.

Pets Allowed
Free parking on premise
Wireless Internet

Extra people £9 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee £9
Security Deposit £92
Weekly Discount: 14%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed, 4 floor mattresses, 1 hammock

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in time is 3PM - 8PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)


1 night minimum stay

62 Reviews

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William User Profile
October 2017
Absolutely stunning location, very comfortable and close to nature, great (new) facilities, wonderful host!

Julia User Profile
September 2017
Julien is a fantastic host and very accommodating - we had no car, so he picked us up and dropped us off into Penela town. The tent was immaculate and very cosy. The surrounding countryside is fantastic for both long walks (we went to the waterfall a couple of hours away) and evening strolls, and the bathroom and kitchen amenities had everything we needed. The wifi is perfect at the bar which Julien is currently building. In the morning you wake up to the smell of eucalyptus trees, and in the evening you can hear the gentle hum of crickets and owls in the distance! If you enjoy being outside, beautiful landscapes and walks, then Julien's place is perfect for a few days relaxing in nature!

Adam User Profile
May 2017
Loved by all, especially the kids. We stayed during the coldest two nights in May but that didn't damper the fun we had in Julian's place. The tent was roomy and in a great location overlooking the valley. It was lovely to meet the local volunteers and cook dinner in the communal kitchen and eat dinner at the same table. The area is so lovely and relaxing. Penela is a lovely little town with the castle definitely being a highlight. The large playground at the bottom of the village is a great place for the kids to play. Verandas de castelo was a great local family restaurant in Penela Julien was a great host and the kids loved him. He was very helpful and accommodating. Hope to stay here again someday.

Bethany User Profile
September 2016
Staying in the bell tent was a lovely experience. Had some incredible views driving up to the camp site, and on the site. Once there we were allocated a space in the fridge for our food etc. And shown around. There is an outdoor kitchen you can use, along with a small bathroom. The bell tents have USB ports to charge your devices from too. Julien was very friendly and a lovely host. He gave us directions towards an incredible waterfall and offered us breakfast. Definitely recommend staying there for a night or two, as well as taking insect repellant and after bite! A five minute drive away is a convenience store that will provide you plenty food and drink wise - so don't panic! Highly recommend as it was an epic way to spend my last night travelling around Portugal.

Owen User Profile
July 2016
Our stay in Uxa Paraíso was absolutely superb. The scenery, location and accommodation were all top notch. The land is beautiful to explore having several fruit trees, vegetable patches, chickens and great views from the lookout points. The location is amazing; Panela is very close and Coinbra is not much further. You will find swimming spots including canyons and waterfalls in close proximity to Uxa Paraíso and they are not to be missed! Julien was extremely helpful in helping us to navigate his land and the local area. He suggested several activities and locations that we might like to visit and none of them disappointed. This was easily the best experience I have had anywhere throughout Europe and I will definitely be visiting again.

John User Profile
October 2017
A little difficult to find if arriving at night but well worth it. Julien has created a magical place to stay. Breakfast was optional But cost extra (not included). Towels, soap, etc., not provided, so plan to bring those items. I would still recommend staying with Julien, especially if you want to visit the nearby Roman ruins.

Max User Profile
September 2017
Julien has built a pretty great place. Don't expect to be pampered though. While this is definitely considered "glamping", you're still in the forest cooking your own meals over a propane stove with the closest grocerie store being 5km away. That being said, I would highly recommend this accomadation for any travellers looking to get off the beaten path. You'll find everything you need. A true gem!

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