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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
Lagares da Beira, Coimbra District, Central Portugal

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688silke
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Beautiful cottage and lovely people in the midst of nature”
Reviewed 27 March 2017 for a stay in November 2016
1
person found this review helpful

The cottage is in a beautiful secluded valley, but still in walking distance to the village of Lagares da Beira. Though very private, it is close to Ish and Richard's quinta, who are fantastic hosts, very helpful, generous and kind. It is absolutely lovely and very comfortable with lots of character and thoughtful details. We were here the 2nd time - once before in the summer - now in November, which was cooler, and a bit of rain, but everything was lush and green. So great for walking and exploring the area and the wood burner kept the chill away at night.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
29 Mar 2017
Aww Silke, thanks for the fab review, as you know, we would love to see you here again, the perfect guests and we can't wait to see you again X
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Discover6...
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Relaxing break deep in the Portuguese countryside with great hosts”
Reviewed 5 March 2017 for a stay in September 2016
1
person found this review helpful

We visited Quinta de Cobral in September 2016 and stayed for 5 days. It has taken me 6 months to get around to writing a review but thought I must add some comments as we had such a great time. Travelled down on bikes which we placed under cover in the stable. The smallholding Rick and Ish have built up is fantastic, completely off the grid but with all necessary conveniences and close enough to walk into the local village. We were quite happy to explore the extensive property and surrounding countryside on foot for a couple of days, but also travelled off to see the Serra da Estrella national park, and visited many local towns, Roman ruins and shady swimming spots. We were treated to several superb meals using mostly home grown ingredients, and also a wine tasting evening which was a lot of fun. The small house is well designed and fitted us easily into 3 bedrooms. Very quiet spot but plenty to see and do. Fantastic for a relaxing break in the Portuguese countryside with lovely hosts.

Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
5 Mar 2017
Wow! Thanks for your great review. We are looking forward to your return.
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Nuno R
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent and relaxing stay in a beautiful rebuilt rural house”
Reviewed 2 March 2017 for a stay in February 2017
1
person found this review helpful

Such a nice place to spend some relaxing days near the snow.
It's a farm rebuilt near a river with the relaxing sound of a small waterfall near by.
The hosts are very friendly, always ready to attend any of our requests.
Great visit for nature and farm lovers.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
5 Mar 2017
Thank you Nuno, it was lovely to welcome you and your family, hopefully we will see you again.
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Audrey R
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Rural Portugal at it's best!”
Reviewed 21 January 2017 for a stay in January 2017
1
person found this review helpful

Fantastic place in the middle of olive groves and great boulders with wild native pine forests. The small holding is down a long track. On the way from the village we turn a corner at the junction where 3 shepherds always seem to be sitting minding their sheep, they wave as we pass. We step back into a place with old values on the one hand, but all the amenities we could need on the other.
We were made to feel most welcome by the owners, who have moved here from the Uk and are now much involved with the Portugese local community. They have lovingly, over some years, restored the abandoned old Quinta and smaller house nearby, which is the guest house. We visited in January, while much of Europe had dismal weather. We basked in hot sun in the day time, and snuggled in front of the wood burning stove in the freezing evenings. There are two freindly dogs, a few farm animals, and interesting bird life flitting along the River Cobral which bounds the property on one side. We were given useful guidance on walks and interesting places to visit nearby. Ishbel cooked a delicious evening meal for us.

Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
22 Jan 2017
Thank you so much for your lovely review Audrey, we are both very happy that you loved the place so much and hope that this will be the first of many visits.
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StephenAN...
Southampton, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A perfect stay”
Reviewed 15 January 2017 for a stay in January 2017

For us, this place is heaven on earth. Peace and tranquillity tucked away far from the madding crowd. The owners offer a taste of the good life, we loved it, hope you do too.

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Management Response
17 Jan 2017
It was so lovely to meet the two of you, thank you for leaving the house so clean and tidy. We look forward to your return.
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