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“Superb house, magnificent setting”
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30 reviews
Dusk, the villa and pool lit up beautifully
High quality villa with stunning mountain views
Enjoy a late evening dip?
Starlit skies and twinkly villages in the mountains
A pool with a view, fancy a dip?
Sunbathe watching the ever changing mountian view
BBQ big enough for a party
A little romance perhaps....
Wake up to that view from your bed
Traditional with a little touch of the exotic
Ensuite bathroom with scented candles and bath salts
Egyptian cotton linen ensuring a good nights sleep
Calming and relaxing double ensuite room
Both double rooms have balconies
Ensuite wetroom, towls, soap and even pool towels provided
Twin beds with mountain craft 100% pure wool throws for extra comfort
Spacious wetroom style bathroom, great for the children
Sleep well in these cool comfy beds
Triple bedroom with mountain craft 100% wool throws
Our little Romeo and Juliet balcony
Spacious hall and landings in the centre of the villa
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All the olives are long eaten from this jar
Spacious open plan living area
Picture windows make the room feel as though you are outside when you are inside
High quality furnishings for your comfort
Oh clever camera man
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Winter brings sunny days, snow capped mountains and cosy evenings with a log fire
The log fire makes the whole house cosy for a winter stay
Exotic hardwood dining table and chairs so you can dine in style.
The kitchen is well appointed and stocked with herbs and spices.
A welcome basket of wine, local cheese and bread awaits you
Avô our local village, with it's award winning river beach.
Portugal's only ski resort is simply 50 minutes away
Sit in the sun and enjoy the winter snow capped mountians
Breathtaking
Sunbathing and snow - yes it is possible here
Winter scenary can be magical
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4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 9
Oliveira do Hospital, Coimbra District, Central Portugal

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Jetradar
Nottingham, United Kingdom
1 review
“Superb house, magnificent setting”
Reviewed 3 November 2015 for a stay in October 2015

The house is wonderful, Elizabeth and Stephen are the perfect hosts and the area in which the house is situated is fabulous .
We explored extensively both on foot with a few good walks and by car and I will share some pictures, however some of the best moments were spent having superb chilled out breakfasts and evenings sat outside the house.
In the mornings we looked out to the most spectacular views whilst having fresh bread and local cheese and in the evenings with a glass and a BBQ watching the lights starting to twinkle, both down in the valley and high up in the mountains with Elizabeth's personal chestnut grill in full use which I borrowed and didn't seem to return until we left .. sorry !
The one wet afternoon we had was spent curled up by the fire reading a childhood favourite ( found in Elizabeth's book collection) The Nancy Drew Mystery stories.
A truly wonderful 10 days and my grateful thanks go to Elizabeth and Stephen for their friendship, true hospitality and generosity of sharing this house and overall for being there when we had questions and respecting our wish for solitude and space.

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Richard E
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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“A touch of luxury”
Reviewed 30 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015

This holiday location is amazing. The views are stunning, the villa is amazing, Elizabeth and Stephen are fantastic hosts. Nothing was too much for them. My kids are 9 and 11 and there was more than enough for them to do without getting bored. The pool was great and home made pizza's in the bread oven were amazing. Well worth the price for a fantastic evening.

Thanks from me and my family - again!!

Can't wait to go back.

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Liked best: The tranquility of watching eagles play in the thermals in the mountains
Liked least: The track up, but once driven was very easy
Travelling group: Young Children
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Karen B
Billingshurst, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“Perfect location to recover from the strains of modern life!”
Reviewed 13 September 2015 for a stay in August 2015

We stayed for 2 weeks in mid August with our two children aged 13 and 11. Elizabeth and Stephen could not have been more welcoming and together they have created a perfect holiday haven. The house is beautifully decorated and spotlessly clean. They have thought of every detail to make your stay comfortable and memorable. Our children loved the pool and swimming in the river at Avo beach. We enjoyed the tranquility, stunning views and watching the eagles soaring on the thermals.
This area of Coimbra is unspoilt and you feel as if you are truly experiencing 'real Portugal'.
If you are in need of a holiday to totally relax and recharge your batteries you could not choose anywhere better.

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Liked best: Location
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Andrew L
2 reviews
“Just gets better and better”
Reviewed 2 September 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Our second stay at the Quinta da Madrugada and it was quite simply the best holiday of our lives. The peace, tranquility and privacy of this property, with the ever changing backdrop of the Serra da Estrela just makes us want to come back again and again. As well as a complete chill-out, we also enjoyed fabulous days out on the River Mondego, canoeing and trying out SUP ( Stand up paddleboarding). This place has something for everyone

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Your age range 50-64
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Liz E
1 review
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Reviewed 27 August 2015 for a stay in May 2015

We stayed at the Quinta da Madrugada for 4 weeks and had the most wonderful time. The house is very beautiful well equipped and beautifully furnished and the views are spectacular.
Elizabeth and Stephen are the perfect hosts and could not have looked after us better.
We will definitely be back soon it's the perfect peaceful holiday destination.

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