Well equipped holiday cottage, Arganil 7kms, 3 bedrooms, sleeps 6, great views
- english, portuguese
About Jane Gill
I moved to Portugal in 2013 after falling in love with the country during a holiday here. The area around Arganil reminds me of parts of Yorkshire or Scotland but with sun shine! I have bought several old houses and renovated them to make comfortable holiday accomodation just like the kind of place I would want to spend my own holidays in. I learnt Portuguese in the first year and now speak fluently.
Jane Gill purchased this Cottage in 2011
Why Jane Gill chose Arganil
This house in Bocado is in my own village and has the same spectacular views that I first fell in love with. It is situated on a hillside above an ancient monastery with fantastic views down the valley. Whilst being in a quiet and relaxing position in the area it is also close to all the amenities, Arganil 7km, Coja 7km, Folques river beach 3kms.
What makes this Cottage unique
The house is built with traditional schist stone and I have kept as many of the internal walls as possible in natural stone which keeps the house cool in summer.
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Passagem Ano Casa Xisto 2016
Casa muito acolhedora e tipica, muito bem equipada e decorada!
Adorámos a estadia na Casa de Xisto
Muito bom sitio para descansar, excelentes condições recomendo a todos!
Casa de xisto. Encantadora
Casa acolhedora, com uma decoração encantadora. Sítio sossegado,v ista para a serra, ideal para descansar. Adoramos
Beautiful peaceful house in bocado
We were an extended family staying for a week enjoyed the peace and beauty of the place the comfort and space of the house
Very pleased that the house was comfortable and spacious enough for your extended family and that you enjoyed the beautiful countryside and the peace and quiet!
Beautiful Bocado charmer
We had a wonderful stay in this beautifully maintained, very clean property in Bocado near Arganil. The view from the backyard was spectacular. The house suited our family just great. There were many fun things to do nearby such as swim in the river, eat at good restaurants, and visit the beautiful Bucaco reserve. Jane was very helpful and welcoming. The place is at least as nice as all the pictures. The beds are very firm and the TV is pretty small, however, these things were minor compared to the beauty and peacefulness of the place. Highly recommended!
Perfeito para descansar
Uma casa extraordinária, muito acolhedora, faz-nos sentir que estamos em casa, está completamente preparada para ficar lá durante uma semana.
É um pequeno refúgio de paz para fugir ao stress do dia a dia de cidade.
Muito bom mesmo, e a jane ( proprietária da casa) está sempre disponível.
Muito obrigado jane
Bocado is a small mountain village located in the Serra de Acors and has superb views over the ancient monastery of Folques and down the valley. The village is approx. 7 km from the district town of Arganil where there are lots of restaurants, shops and a public swimming pool and approx. 7 km from the Roman market town of Coja with its pretty river beach and cobbled streets.The nearest river beach is at Folques 3 kms from the house. The local countryside is very beautiful with pine forests and small villages dotted along the mountainsides. The Rio Alva runs through the village of Coja and on through the town of Arganil and there are lots of river beaches to discover along its banks. Coimbra is an ancient university city approx. 45kms away that was once the capital of Portugal, it is woth a visit to wander through the narrow cobbled streets and take in the amazing view from the university over the Rio Mondego. The Serra de Estrela is approx. 45kms drive and is the highest mountain range in Portugal, there is skiing here in the winter.
Golf: There is a good golf course open to the general public in the grounds of the Monte Bello Hotel in Viseu approx. 50 km from Arganil.
Ski: There are ski slopes on the Serra de Estrela that are open through the winter months.