Nature Houses Penela, Portugal

designed by Pedro Brígida
Nature Houses, Penela, Portugal | vacation homes for rent
  • Houses
  • 1 BR
  • Sleeps 3-5
  • from € 90 nt
What we like about this property

There’s something almost sculptural about these three little houses. Built on the site of an old cottage by architect Pedro Brígida, they are located in glorious seclusion, in a small village on a windy mountain road about 40km from Coimbra. These three vacation homes for rent in Portugal can be reserved separately or together, for quiet retreats or for groups with kids.

Description

These three beautiful nature houses were built in 2014 on the site of a 19th-century cottage. Each has one bedroom and accommodates two to five guests. Designed by architect Pedro Brígida, they are wonderfully simple – with bold lines and abundant natural wood. We love the way the furnishings blend into the walls and the rooms merge into each other.

The houses were conceived with a respect for the natural environment surrounding them. Local villagers helped build them and gave advice on local traditions and practices. The houses collect rain water, use solar panels, and have an underfloor heating system. They also have traditional wood ovens, made from clay bricks and tiles, that are perfect for making local cuisine like octopus or goat.

There is a natural pool on the property, which serves as both a swimming pool and a year-round aquatic ecosystem. The larger tank of the main pool overflows into a lower pond that has a more natural feel.

The three houses vary slightly, but all have kitchenettes with fridges, induction ovens, microwaves and Nespresso machines. They have large windows that open onto private terraces and the shared garden/pool.  

Nightjar is a studio house that sleeps three in a mezzanine area and on a lower level single bed/couch. It has a shower room. Woodpecker, suitable for families up to five in size, has one queen bed and three singles, plus a shower room. Cuckoo sleeps four in one bedroom (with a private balcony) and two single beds in the living area. It has two bathrooms.

This is a bike-friendly hotel, with its own mountain bikes, a garage, repair services and even bike washing facilities. If you’re looking at vacation homes for rent in Portugal, this is a great option.

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

Included in rental price: free wifi, GPS tracks for cycling, MTB and walking, bike tools and pump, bike garage, baby chairs and cots, and swimming pool access. 

Breakfast is available at additional cost. The owners will also fill the fridge with local produtcs like home made jams, fresh goat cheese, butter, ham, tea, coffee, milk, juice, fruits, cookies, yogurts, gluten-free cereals and fresh bread at your door, for €10 per person per day.

The following extras are available on request: guided hikes, MTB and climbing experiences, carbon road bike and full suspension MTB rentals, yoga classes, wild deer watching routes, cultural visits, goat cheese-making workshops, and wood-oven bread-making workshops. Laundry service is available.

AROUND

The houses are located in Serra da Lousã, Central Portugal, two hours from both Porto and Lisbon and 40 minutes from Coimbra. It’s a great location for outdoor activities. There are marked trails for sports like mountain biking and hiking, and in summer, there are fluvial beaches nearby and on the Atlantic coast an hour away.

Penela village (15 km) has a beautiful castle which has its origins in the 11th century, and inside it is the 12th-century Church of St Michael. A little farther afield are Lousã, which also has a great castle and some beautiful walking trails, and Montemor castle, near the rice fields of Mondego.

LOCATION

Ferraria de São João, Penela, Coimbra, Portugal. Nearest airport: Lisbon (175km) or Porto (198km). There is a train station in Coimbra.

BEST TIME TO VISIT

May to October

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  • Nature Houses, Penela, Portugal | vacation homes for rent
  • Nature Houses, Penela, Portugal | vacation homes for rent
  • Nature Houses, Penela, Portugal | vacation homes for rent
  • Nature Houses, Penela, Portugal | vacation homes for rent
  • Nature Houses, Penela, Portugal | vacation homes for rent
  • Nature Houses, Penela, Portugal | vacation homes for rent
  • Nature Houses, Penela, Portugal | vacation homes for rent
  • Nature Houses, Penela, Portugal | vacation homes for rent
  • Nature Houses, Penela, Portugal | vacation homes for rent
  • Nature Houses, Penela, Portugal | vacation homes for rent
  • Nature Houses, Penela, Portugal | vacation homes for rent
  • Nature Houses, Penela, Portugal | vacation homes for rent
  • Nature Houses, Penela, Portugal | vacation homes for rent
  • Nature Houses, Penela, Portugal | vacation homes for rent
  • Nature Houses, Penela, Portugal | vacation homes for rent
  • Nature Houses, Penela, Portugal | vacation homes for rent
  • Nature Houses, Penela, Portugal | vacation homes for rent
  • Nature Houses, Penela, Portugal | vacation homes for rent
  • Nature Houses, Penela, Portugal | vacation homes for rent
  • Nature Houses, Penela, Portugal | vacation homes for rent
  • Nature Houses, Penela, Portugal | vacation homes for rent
  • Nature Houses, Penela, Portugal | vacation homes for rent
  • Nature Houses, Penela, Portugal | vacation homes for rent
  • Nature Houses, Penela, Portugal | vacation homes for rent

Nature Houses

from 90/ nt
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Quote Details

$260 x 4 $1,040
Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $140
Taxes Not 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 & Rates
Bedrooms1 bedroom per house in 3 houses
Bed Type2 singles + 1 king, 3 singles + 1 queen, 1 single + 1 king
KitchenFully equipped
Bathrooms1per house (3 total)
AccommodateSleeps 12 guests in total: 3+5+4
InternetWifi
Pet friendlyPets are welcome, with permission, under certain circumstances, and on payment of a €15 cleaning fee per stay. They are, however, the responsibility of their owners.
RatesFrom €90-120 per night. Please ask about discounts for stays longer than 7 nights. Minimum 2 nights. 1 night bookings on request. For New Year's Eve, Carnival and Easter weekends, and August, the minimum stay is 3 nights.
Minimum Stay3 nights
ViewMountains and countryside
Notes

Check in: 3pm

Check out: 11am.

Please confirm reservation with a payment of 50% of the booking price.

Payment of the remaining 50% is due at check in.

100% reimbursement if cancellation is prior to 30 days. 

Rate Table

There are three houses on this property, each with one bedroom.

  Friday or Saturday for 2 people Saturday to Thursday for 2 people 7 nights or more Supplement per night for 3 people Supplement per night for 4 people Supplement per night for 5 people
Nightjar €100 €80 from €500 +€20 - -
Cuckoo €120 €100 from €620 +€20 +€40 (single beds) -
Woodpecker €110 €90 from €550 +€20 +€40 (single or double beds) +€60

For long stays, please inquire about discounts.

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