Alecrim Cotas, Portugal

Casinha Erva, Cotas, Portugal | vacation home rentals
  • House
  • 2 BR
  • Sleeps 4
  • from € 200 nt
What we like about this property

This is a great story of a once abandonded ruin and how it has been reborn as a unique and modern village house. Clearly restored with great care for the historic value, there’s also a funky modern spirit here with an eclectic and offbeat selection of eye-catching vintage modern and contemporary art and detail.

Read more about this restored village in our Journal here.

Description

Situated on a slope of Serra do Sicó in the Beiras region of Portugal, this cottage was part of a village that had been abandoned for over 70 years. Discovered and resurrected by a group of friends that were charmed by its unique beauty and idyllic location, the entire village of 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 floors. A fun mix of contrasting styles and decor gives it fresh polish and personality.

Downstairs are the sitting room with sofabed along with the bedroom suite ideal for two. Upstairs the fully-equipped kitchen and dining area can serve four inside and the walled terrace and gardens are a nice private spot to dine alfresco. 

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. Please visit this page for more rental options in this unique village.

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

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

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 medieval 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.

LOCATION 

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

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  • Casinha Erva, Cotas, Portugal | vacation home rentals
  • Casinha Erva, Cotas, Portugal | vacation home rentals
  • Casinha Erva, Cotas, Portugal | vacation home rentals
  • Casinha Erva, Cotas, Portugal | vacation home rentals
  • Casinha Erva, Cotas, Portugal | vacation home rentals
  • Casinha Erva, Cotas, Portugal | vacation home rentals
  • Casinha Erva, Cotas, Portugal | vacation home rentals
  • Casinha Erva, Cotas, Portugal | vacation home rentals
  • Casinha Erva, Cotas, Portugal | vacation home rentals
  • Casinha Erva, Cotas, Portugal | vacation home rentals
  • Casinha Erva, Cotas, Portugal | vacation home rentals
  • Casinha Erva, Cotas, Portugal | vacation home rentals
  • Casinha Erva, Cotas, Portugal | vacation home rentals
  • Casinha Erva, Cotas, Portugal | vacation home rentals

Alecrim

from 200 to 220 / nt
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Info
Bedrooms2 Bedrooms
Bed Type2 Doubles plus Sofa bed
KitchenFully equipped
Bathrooms2 Bathrooms (1 Full)
Accommodate4 Guests
InternetWifi throughout
Kid FriendlyFamilies welcome
Pet friendlyNo
ViewGarden and terrace views
Rates
Check-In2PM
Check-Out12AM
CancellationUp to 7 days before check-in - free of charges; less than 7 days before check-in - no refund of deposit.
NotesAdditional services | In 2020, breakfast and daily cleaning services can be requested upon reservation, or at the property, for an additional cost of 50,00€ per night. The rates shown correspond uniquely to the rental.
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Bed supplements:

Cots available for children up to 3 years old:
- Low Season - 20,00€ per night;
- High Season/Holidays - 25,00€ per night.
* To be requested upon reservation or at the property; subject to availability.

Sofa-bed available for a child up to 8 years old:
- Low Season - 20,00€ per night;
- High Season/Holidays - 25,00€ per night.
* To be requested upon reservation or at the property.
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Holidays | The following holiday periods are rated as High Season:
- Easter - 09th to 11 of April;
- Christmas - 24th of December;
- New Year's Eve - 31st of December.
Season Start Date End Date Nightly Min Stay
January-May | Low SeasonJan 1May 31€2002 nights
June-September | High SeasonJun 1Sep 30€2202 nights
October-December | Low SeasonOct 1Dec 31€2002 nights
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