This place is perfect for retreating from the hustle and bustle of daily life, whether it be as a couple or as a group of friends. The grounds and setup is made for privacy and there are shaded spots everywhere. Endless snoozing on a daybed with sometimes a dip in the pool. Some of our lodges even have a private pool, ideal for skinny-dipping. You can walk for hours and enjoy the cultural delights of the surrounding medieval villages. The river beaches are quiet, small-scale, and there are gorgeous walking trails in the Parque Natural Serra de Estrela.
After you have slept in one of our cozy, romantic lodges, in one of our perfect beds, there is a copious breakfast awaiting for you on the terrace, or if it is a bit chilly, in the large country kitchen. And then, there is nothing better than going out, just the two of you or among friends. Soaking up the local culture in the surroundings or even go shopping in Spain (Salamanca is an hour away). Back home in the evening, our dinner is ready for you. Or, if we don’t cook, dine out in one of the many local restaurants surrounding us.
Stroll through the Jewish quarter in Guarda, a guided ride on horseback in the surroundings, mess around in a canoe on the Mondego River, rent a bicycle along the Dao river bicycle path, or have a copious lunch on the banks of the Douro river in a Michelin-starred restaurant.
Last but not least, leave our house with a walking map in your hand to breath in the fresh air along the several walks we have set out for you in the valley.