Aldeia de Cima Village Cotas, Portugal

  • Houses
  • Units 10
  • from € 150 nt
What we like about this property

We love the story of this once-abandoned ruin and how it has been reborn as a unique (and chic!) village compound. Clearly restored with great care and an eye for detail and history, there’s also a funky modern spirit here with an eclectic selection of vintage pieces and eye-catching art and detail.  


Situated on a slope of Serra do Sicó in the Beiras region of Portugal, this village had been abandoned for over seventy years. Discovered and resurrected by a group of friends that were charmed by it’s unique beauty and idyllic location, the entire village of ten houses was restored and brought back to life. Carefully respecting the spirit of the region and the historic aesthetics of the structures, traditional handcrafting and construction techniques were used to recover and showcase the authentic character of the houses.

It’s a contemporary but faithful renovation that uses traditional limestone block walls, and bright whitewashed interiors with gleaming concrete floors. Add an eclectic mix of mid century furnishings, and a hand picked selection of ethnic objet d’art from around the world, and it’s a fascinating mix. Each of the ten houses features fully equipped kitchens and sleep between two to five guests.

The restaurant provides simple and delicious locally sourced fare nightly from a rotating menu and a few breakfast snacks in the mornings. The extensive rambling gardens and terraces offer plenty of fresh air and unspoiled country vistas and a lovely shared pool. You can watch the swans and ducks on the small lake and enjoy fresh eggs from the house chickens. This is a truly unique retreat where you can embrace the concept of peace and serenity of the country life with stylish contemporary comforts.

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On site restaurant, breakfast goodies provided. Wifi throughout, TV with DVD, stereo with CD player. Housekeeping and laundry facilities. Optional massage services, airport transfers available. Baby cots available. Bathrobes and slippers. Parking.


The rural Beiras region of central Portugal is a remote section between the Douro and the Tejo rivers that stretches from the Atlantic Coast all the way to the Spanish border. The medeival city of Coimbra is a short drive to the north along with Conímbriga, the most famous Roman ruins in Portugal.  To the east is Villa Romana do Rabaçal, to the south is Villa Romana de Santiago da Guarda. Just under an hour away are the beaches of Figueira da Foz, Pedrogão, Vieira or S. Pedro de Moel. Both Lisbon and Porto are are over an hour’s drive.


Cotas, Portugal. Nearest Airport: Lisbon Portela International Airport (170 km)

BEST TIME TO VISIT: Spring through Fall 

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Aldeia de Cima Village

from 150/ nt
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Quote Details

$260 x 4$1,040
Cleaning Fee$100
Pet Fee$140
TaxesNot included
Refundable Damage Deposit$500
TOTAL (with Deposit)$1,780
Payment Terms:
  • $1,280 due now
  • Balance due
Cancellation Policy:

100% refund for cancellations request by at (property’s local time). No refund if less than 14 days priors to arrival day.

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Info & Rates
Rooms / Houses10 Individuals Houses & Apartments
Accommodate2- 4 per house and optional accommodations for babies.
Restaurant / self cateringRestaurant and self catering
KitchenFully equipped kitchens in each house with on site restaurant
Bed TypeA mix of Doubles, Twins, Sofa beds with optional baby cribs available
Kid FriendlyFamilies welcome
Pet FriendlyNo
InternetWifi throughout
PoolShared pool
RatesRates are from €150 - €295 per night depending on accommodation selected. See rates table.
Minimum Stay1 Night

Daily cleaning and breakfast is included. Guests will receive a gift basket upon arrival which includes fresh bread, typical cheese from our region and a bottle of Villa Pedra’s wine. 

Rate Table


Houses Jan-May/Oct-Dec (per night)Jun - Sep & Holidays (per night)
Casa Videira€165€185
Casa Quintal €165€185
Casa Terraco Rocha€255€285
Casinha Erva€265€295
Casa Jarda€265€295
Casa Patio Escondido€160€180
Casa Terraco Cotas€165€185
Casa da Escola€160€175
Escola Feminina€160€175
Apartamento Cozinha€150€160
Casa Cotas€265€295



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