House sleeps 6/7, fantastic views, private garden and pool.
This pretty stone built holiday coottage was renovated in 2011 and sleeps 6/7 people. It stands on a hillside overlooking the village of Folques with spectacular views from the front sun terrace that catches the suns rays all day!
The lounge has comfortable seating for 6 people including a sofa bed. There is a TV, CD/DVD player and some books and games. There are 3 double bedrooms 2 with a double bed and one with 2 single beds, all have wardrobes. There is a seperate shower room.
The fully fitted kitchen is well equipped for self-catering and has a table and chairs for 6. The large sun terrace has a table and chairs for 6 for eating `al fresco` and a BBQ.
There is a wood burner in the house for cooler winter months, logs are included in the price, and electric radiators for the bedrooms. Wi-fi broadband internet access is also available.
The sun terrace has an above ground pool, 3.5m diameter and 1 meter depth which is available to use from May to the 31st October.
The house is set on the hillsides of the Serra de Acors in Central Portugal in the small village of Bocado. There is a cafe/bar which serves foods on request in the village which is reached by a tarmaced road that stops here. The village is quiet and away from it all, if you are looking for a peaceful location this is it!
Central Portugal is easily accessible by good roads with fast toll motorways from both Lisbon and Porto. There are cheap flights from many cities into both Porto airport approx. 150kms away and Lisbon airport approx. 200kms away.
Activities and attractions
Arganil is the main district town 7kms away where there are supermarkets, restaurants, bakers etc, a market is held here every Thursday. If you tire of just lazing in the sun then the river beaches along the Rio Alva are just a short drive away where you can swim in the clear, cool water, there is a popular river beach in the ancient market town of Coja 7kms away.
Further afield you will find the university city of Coimbra, one of the oldest in Europe and once the capital of Portugal during the time of the Moors occupation. The city is on the banks of the Rio Mondego approx. 45kms from the holiday cottage and the ancient city centre has narrow cobbled streets that you can explore at your leisure.
The Serra de Estrela is the highest mountain range in Portugal and is approx. 50kms drive away with snow here in the winter months and skiing on the slopes.
Figueira de Foz is the nearest seaside town and is approx. 1 hrs drive from Bocado. The beach here is very wide with silver sands and there are some good fish restaurants in the town.
Registration number: 34856/AL
Rentalia Reference num: 123209
Independent swimming pool
Rua Bocado Arganil
3300 252 Folques Coimbra (Portugal)
50 km to the beach, 7 km to the city center, 150 km to the airport, 7 km to supermarket, 7 km to a river or lake
50 km from a ski resort, 50 km from a golf resort
We spent a thoroughly enjoyable week here in Sept. Jill was a very helpful and pleasant host , showing us round and giving us all the information that we required The house is in a very quiet hamlet at the top of a valley with splendid views over the surrounding countryside. The house is very comfortable and well equipped , and I would certainly recommend it to anyone wanting a quiet and peaceful place to stay while exploring this beautiful part of Portugal
We are family with two kids. We had very good time in Casa de Xisto. Very quiet village but close enough for some interesting villages, The house is large enough for family with 2 – 4 kids, nicely decorated and equipped, only down side is the lack of outside shed and furniture except for a plastic dining table (but great view). Good value.
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I am very pleased that you enjoyed your stay in Casa de Xisto. I am so sorry that you did not find the outside store room with the washing machine and the 4 sunloungers that are provided for guests to enable more comfort whilst enjoying the fabulous views. I have now added that extra information into the information file that is in the house. Thanks very much for drawing my attention to this, we hope to see you here again in the future.
very nicely renovated original slate house
We stayed at Jane's house for 5 nights in July 2012. The house is situated in a very small village at the end of a serpentine with a very nice view over the valley. We can recommend the house to all those who want to escape from traffic and tourism and dive into pure nature with its peace and quiet. We can also recommend to swim in the river Alva - there's a very nice natural swimming pool! For trips to the Serra d'Estrela you have to calculate an approx. two hours drive - it seems a little closer on the map than it actually is. Jane is a fantastic host and lives very close to the slate house. She is always happy to answer any questions or help you out, if you need anything!
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