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Private Escape in Serra da Estrela National Park, Portugal

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  • Last activity: 15 Jun 2024

Availability

  2024 

 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    Unwind in a beautiful, tranquil and completely private piece of the Serra Estrela Natural Park, surrounded by exceptional views, pristine nature, mineral water springs, private river areas, woodland walks, spring spa, traditional permaculture and determined self-sufficiency.

    Accommodation: Private Bell Tent with incredible views, private compost toilet, shower and outdoor kitchen. Utilities: Mountain Spring Water, Wood Heating, Optical Wifi.

    Outdoors: 3 Hectares of private and pristine natural park and rivers. Nature Walks, River Swimming & Beach, Mountain Spring Spa with valley views including Wood Fired Sauna, Wood Fired Hot Tub and Infinity Plunge Pool with waterfall, Farm Garden & Outdoor Kitchen.

    Work (4 hours a day): Activities on the land to explore and get involved with as little or as much as you like include; organic farming and seasonal harvesting, food preservation, olive oil & wine making and of course cooking. Landscaping - restoring the Roman Garden and creating new spaces. Wood Salvaging and Carpentry. Traditional Construction (restoration of an old cottage on the land), photography and filming.

    Situated in the Serra Estrela Natural Park we are surrounded with the Traditional Portuguese Mountain Culture and stunning rivers and lakes (at the house we have a Suzuki Samurai 4x4, Quad Bike, Kayak, Skis & Bikes to explore the Natural Park). Vila Cova a Coelheira is just 5 mins away with small shops and bars, River Beach & Access to Natural Park Trails. The town of Seia is 10 mins drive for main stores and restaurants, the top of the mountain Lakes & Skiing is 25 mins away, it's 1 hour to the sea, 2 hours to Porto and 3 hours to Lisbon.

    Who We Are & The Vibe: My name is Tom, I'm from England and have lived here now for 2 years with my rescued dog Max and three cats Miku, Luna and Alva. I have a small boutique events company that runs for two to three months of the year, for the remainder of the year I am starting to work on the restoration of this place. It’s a journey of discovery and learning, from traditional agriculture and self-sufficiency with the neighbouring family to carpentry and photography. I love to cook and we have a fantastic place for outside dinners, the whole space is quiet and kept as a place to relax. We can host individuals, couples or groups who enjoy immersing themselves into nature and exploring the way of life in the Serra Estrela Natural Park.

    We would appreciate 4 hours per day working on any of the activities on the land.

    Traveling Here: Parking Available, Airport Pickups, Coaches to Séia.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Traditional Self Sufficient Lifestyle in the Mountains
    National Park Woodland Management
    Landscaping
    Permaculture
    Traditional Wood & Stone Work
    Wild Foods and Harvesting

  • Help

    Help

    We have a beautiful piece of natural park and an old farm steeped in history, we need help brining it back to life and creating something magical.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Portuguese: Beginner

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Accommodation: Private Bell Tent with incredible views, private compost toilet, shower and outdoor kitchen. Utilities: Mountain Spring Water, Wood Heating, Optical Wifi.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Situated in the Serra Estrela Natural Park we are surrounded with the Traditional Portuguese Mountain Culture and stunning rivers and lakes (at the house we have a Suzuki Samurai 4x4, Quad Bike, Kayak, Skis & Bikes to explore the Natural Park).

    Vila Cova a Coelheira is just 5 mins away with small shops and bars, River Beach & Access to Natural Park Trails. The town of Seia is 10 mins drive for main stores and restaurants, the top of the mountain Lakes & Skiing is 25 mins away, it's 1 hour to the sea, 2 hours to Porto and 3 hours to Lisbon.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    As a digital nomad myself for the last 5 years, setting up to work from home was priority number 1! We have the fastest optical fibre internet available and we have office space inside and out to work from.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Any type of camper van can park at our place, we are limited to just one space though.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Yes we can host guests with pets we have a dog and two cats, plus some goats that roam the valley

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 338161482578

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