Casa da Escola Cotas, Portugal

  • House
  • 2 BR
  • Sleeps 4
  • from € 130 nt
What we like about this property

We love the story of this once abandonded school and how it has been reborn as a unique (and chic!) residence. Restored with great care and an eye for detail, there’s also a funky modern spirit here with an eclectic and offbeat selection of vintage pieces and eye catching art and detail. 

Description

Situated on a slope of Serra do Sicó in the Beiras region of Portugal, this mid century school house was part of a village that 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 eight houses was restored and brought back to life. Carefully respecting the spirit of the region and the historic aesthetics of the structures, this mid century commercial space remains largely intact in it’s orginal form with a simple contemporary renovation that showcases the more industrial flavor of the space. Arranged over one floor, the bright open plan spaces are cleverly divided by low slung walls with gleaming concrete floors and banks of large windows and high ceilings.  With a 1970s inspired collection of eclectic, contemporary and ethnic deor and furnishings, the ambience is simple and comfortable. Divided into two separate spaces, each features one bedroom and bath and fully equipped kitchens with dining for four inside and an expansive and very private walled terrace and gardens. 

The adjacent restaurant in the village 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 peace and serenity of country life with stylish contemporary comforts.

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ADDITIONAL FEATURES

On site restaurant (dinner only), 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.

AROUND

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. The local villages and markets of Santiago da Guarda, Ansião and Soure are just a short drive. 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.

LOCATION

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

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Casa da Escola

from 130 to 145 / nt
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Quote Details

$260 x 4$1,040
Cleaning Fee$100
Pet Fee$140
TaxesNot included
TOTAL$1,280
Refundable Damage Deposit$500
TOTAL (with Deposit)$1,780
Notes
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
Bedrooms2 Bedroom (1 in each half )
Bed Type1 Double, 2 Twin Bed
KitchenFully equipped
Bathrooms2 Bathroom
Accommodate4 Guests
InternetWifi throughout
Kid FriendlyFamilies welcome
Pet friendlyNo
ViewGarden views
Rates
Additional Guests€50 per person / per night above 4
NotesDaily 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.

Baby cot – 3 years old and under:
20per night – Low Season
25€ per night – High Season

Extra bed – child or adult:
40€ per night – Low Season
50€ per night – High Season

Sofa bed – from 3 to 8 years old:
20€ per night – Low Season
25€ per night – High Season
SeasonStart DateEnd DateNightlyMin StayAdditional
Low season: January - MayJan 1May 31€1302 nights
Low season: June - SeptemberJun 1Sep 30€1302 nights
High season: October - DecemberOct 1Dec 31€1452 nights
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