On an biological farm or- quinta- as they say here, a spacious yurt is available to sleep in. Its comfortable for a family of 4 with two small children, or two adults. Sheets and towels are provided. A small -easy to lite- wood stove warms up the yurt when needed . The yurt is 70 meters away from the house, so you have your privacy there.
Outside the yurt on the terrace around it, is an open air, sheltered kitchen with fridge, cooker, pots and pans. An outside firepot helps keeping you warm during cold mornings and nights. A composttoilet , water from a spring and an outside shower, warmed by a solarspiral, complete the picture.
During the summer you can swim in a nearby river with a sand beach and lovely big rocks to dive from as the local youth does. Cafe Miradouro provides Wifi. Two suoermercados, a bank, pharmacy and free internet
at the postoffice, all available in the village at a 15 min. walking distance. Location of the yurt is in middle of nature in the foothills of the Serra Estrela mountains. Sounds at night are made by owls an occasional wild pig or dogs barking here and there. The moonlight is full on and you can meditate on the milky way through the yurts opening above. Biological products, veggies, fruits, wine, jams, canned sauces and oliveoil are sold on farm next to mine.
Upon request I can cook a meal for you, vegetarian with wine and dessert. Usually upon arriving this works out well, also I can do some shopping for you in advance.
Public transit, the - Rede de Expressos- bus can take you from Coimbra to Vendas de Galizes which is about 10 km away. You can book your tickets in advance on their site. Then take a taxi to village of Avo or to the quinta.
Special outings can be arranged, like walking with alpacas and quide through the mountains where no cars ever come. Or rockclimbing in the Serra, abseilen and canoeing in the Mondego river.
For hikers, the yurt is walking distance to some amazing nooks and crannies of the mountains here. And in general its a great place for nature lovers!
Smoking only outside and preferably no shoes in yurt. No fire/ barbecue during middle of summer because of fire hazard.. Meals, vegetarian plus wine and dessert,12,50 euro p.p. kids till 12, half price.