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Your own Quinta on organic Domain in Serra da Estrela

Dominio Vale do Mondego, situated in the Serra da Estrela, the largest nature park of Portugal, is a working organic/bio dynamic farm with olive orchards and sheep. Spread over the large terraced terrain, there are 6 Quinta’s (authentic Portuguese farms) of which 3 Quintas are renovated into aatractive selfcatering holidayhouses. Furthermore there are 2 Cabanas with B&B, the ‘Lagar Lounge’ (dining room/library/billiard/piano/WIFI), terraces, swim basin, panorama terrace, and a rural campsite.
One can walk for hours on our own terrain of 33,3 ha, with historic terraces, pastures, wood, olive groves, fruit orchards,fig trees and a herb & vegetable garden. A dirt road leads to the secluded Domain, a beautiful and very private location in the green valley along the river Mondego. The region is famous for its nature walks and historic villages. The highest city of Portugal, Guarda is at a distance of 12 km. Join us for delicious family dinners with fresh organic products. Free use of our open air art atelier. Horse riding on our 2 horses.

The Quinta do Rio is a large, beautifully restored Quinta, with direct access to the river Mondego. The terraced gardens and terrain (4 ha) has a large private swimming pool and separate children pool, with beautiful views of the valley. The house, (8 p.) traditionally built with large granite stones, consists of a spacious living room with a great open fire, a fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, 4 double bedrooms with (2 with double beds and 2 with twin beds, suitable for 2 families), 2 bathrooms with bath, toilet and washbasin. And in the basement there is a large children playroom, 1 showers, toilet and washingmachine. On the covered terrace is a traditional bread oven and barbecue. Flower garden with settees in the shade. Small children play-area. The house has its own clean and healthy drinking water source, besides tap water.
There 2 other smaller Quintas: Quinta das Canas and CAsa das Pombas, each for 4 persons. Please contact us for further details and prices. The prices mentioned here are for the Quinta do Rio.
Catharina and Eelco live permanently with 3 children(4-17) on the Domain. Eelco is expert on organic farming, .The farm has a large flock of the typical Serra da Estrela sheep (160). In our own dairy we make the famous Serra da Estrela cheese. There are large olive groves on the Estate, from which Extra Virgem olive-oil is produced. Organic vegetables and fruit are also grown and for sale. There are great walks on the Estate, along a centuries old path with historic water basins. For children it is great to walk with the donkey. For fanatic walkers the Serra da Estrela region has many long distance walking trails. With our Land rover we can drop you off in the middle of the park. The river with an abundance of water and its pebble beach is great for swimming and fishing. You can join us for a delicious family-dinner with fresh organic ingredients from our garden, served on the terrace of the Lagar Lounge. Small shop. Free use the open air Atelier for painting, sculpting and mosaicing.


Location - Vale do Mondego, Serra da Estrela, Central Portugal Portugal
Home Type - Villa
Sleeps up to - 8
Number of Bedrooms - 4
Single Beds - 4
Double Beds - 2
Bathrooms - 3
Toilets - 3
Swimming Pool - Private
Smoking - Not allowed
Pets - Allowed


Baby high chair, Baby cot, Barbecue, 2 Bath(s), Books, Cable or satellite TV, Coffee maker, Free standing stove/cooker, Dishwasher, DVD, Fireplace, Separate fridge, Games for children, Heating, Ironing board, Kettle, Outdoor furniture, Oven, Private parking space, 1 Shower(s), Toaster, Local TV, Vacuum Cleaner, Washing Machine,


Climbing, Cycling, Fishing, Hiking, Horse riding, Mountain biking, Swimming,

Local facilities

Bank 10 km / 6.2 miles,   Bus station 10 km / 6.2 miles,   Bus stop 1 km / 1100 yds,   Cinema 10 km / 6.2 miles,   Forest 30 km / 18.6 miles,   Golf club 50+ km / 31+ miles,   Historical site 20 km / 12.4 miles,   Hospital 10 km / 6.2 miles,   Municipal swimming pool 10 km / 6.2 miles,   Museum 10 km / 6.2 miles,   Nature Park less than 50 m / 55 yds,   Nightclub 10 km / 6.2 miles,   Pharmacy 5 km / 3.1 miles,   Restaurant 5 km / 3.1 miles,   River/lake less than 50 m / 55 yds,   Sea 50+ km / 31+ miles,   Shops 5 km / 3.1 miles,   Ski lift 50 km / 31 miles,   Ski slopes 50 km / 31 miles,   Supermarket 10 km / 6.2 miles,   Taxi rank 10 km / 6.2 miles,   Theatre 10 km / 6.2 miles,   Thermal baths/spa 50 km / 31 miles,   Town centre 10 km / 6.2 miles,   Train station 10 km / 6.2 miles,   Vineyard 30 km / 18.6 miles,  

Rental rates

From To Euros Period   
28 February 09 24 April 09 975 week 165 night
25 April 09 8 May 09 1450 week 245 night
9 May 09 3 July 09 1175 week 195 night
4 July 09 4 September 09 1450 week
4 September 09 19 December 09 975 week 165 night
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Rental notes

The rates are in Euros. In July and August the miknimu renatl period is a week. Reservations of consecutive weeks recieve 10% discount. From october - may we offer special rates for longterm rentals. Rental costs include electricity, gas, water (from own source), all (organic) bedlinen, towels and final cleaning charge.
Booking deposit - 50%
Balance to be paid - 2 months prior to arrival.
Refundable security deposit - 300Euros

Owners details

Owners name: Catharina Sligting
Telephone - 00-351-272926276, 00351-938750730
Advertised since: 05 January 2009

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Picture album

Independent countryhouse Quinta do Rio

Independent cottage Quinta das Canas

Independent cottage Casa das Pombas

Bed & Breakfast in Cabana

Terrace of our private restaurant

Great bathing in the River Mondego

or swimming in the large waterbasin

our flock of typical Bordeleira sheep

horseriding on Anita or Aster

View from garden of Quinta das Canas

smallscale rural campsite in olivegrove

panorama terrace of Cabanas/Casa Pombas

Interior Casa das Pombas

one of the bedrooms Quinta do Rio

Livingroom Quinta do Rio

terrace Casa das Pombas

Bathroom Casa das Pombas

Lounge of private restaurant

overview of one of the olive groves

always clear water in the Rio Mondego

statue 'Guardian Ange' on our terrain

riding our donkey Burra

exterior of Quinta das Canas

our lambs