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Casa Branca, Pereiro de Alem, near Vila Nova de Poiares

Cottage from the pool
15 reviews
Cottage from the pool
View from terrace to the pool
Entrance to Casa Branca
The terrace
View to the hills
The sitting area
The sitting area
The double bedroom
The twin bedroom
River Mondego at Penacova, a 15 minute drive
Bussaco Palace Hotel in Luso
Bridge & Picnic area in Gois
Nearby Windmills
The park and church in Vila Nova de Poiares
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2 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 4
Vila Nova de Poiares, Coimbra District, Central Portugal
Casa Branca is a traditional Portuguese country dwelling that has recently been renovated while still retaining much of its 1800's original charm.

It is ideally suited for families taking a vacation or couples seeking a relaxing well-earned break to unwind.

Swim or just lounge by the private pool and have your meals “al fresco” on the terrace accompanied with your choice of the many excellent Portuguese wines, beers and fruit juices.

Smoking outside only please.

Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: 11079/AL
About the Owner, Bruce & 'Bella M
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 80 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 10 days ago
Listed since : Mar 2010
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 15 reviews and 1 property
Interaction with guests
The owners live next door so are on hand to hand visitors their keys and to give advice. A folder with places to visit is supplied.

Towels, both for the pool/beach and for washing, are supplied as is a welcome pack.
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Listing #HL121100
Reviews from our community
Excellent - based on 15 reviews
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Reviews from our community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
English first
French first
English first
Paris, France
2 reviews
Reviewed 27 September 2017 for a stay in August 2017

We spent a perfect week in August in Portugal. The pool is really good for swimming/playing and Bruce and Bella are the perfect hosts. We even had our fridge filled with necessities upon arrival. The villa was comfortable for a family of 4 with good wifi and British TV! What more could you ask for?

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 9 August 2017 for a stay in July 2017

Our family had a fantastic, relaxing 2 week stay at Casa Branca. The villa itself is clean, accommodated the 3 of us, and had satellite TV and more importantly, a swimming pool (we used it everyday). The owners Bruce and Bella are a lovely couple who were non-intrusive and very helpful in finding where the essentials are (supermarket, places for...

Management response:

Thank you very much for a lovely review. We enjoyed having you visit us and in particular for Abigail, inviting us to her tea party. Very best wishes, Bruce and Bella.


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David S
1 review
Reviewed 2 July 2017 for a stay in June 2017

The cottage stands in lovely grounds in a small hamlet, surrounded by other dwellings and beautiful views of the hills. The amenities in the cottage were perfectly suited to our needs of four adults. The outside space was so welcome and private, where we ate most of our meals using the barbeque. We found the local town and supermarket, with...

Management response:

Thank you for your kind words, we really enjoyed having you stay with us and hope to see you again.


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  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking allowed
Smoking allowed only outside, not in the cottage.
    1 Shower
    2 Twins
    1 Full
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Per night
Default 3 nights
R 738
1 Apr 2018 -
31 Oct 2018
3 nights
R 1 180
Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to South African Rand and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Deposit of 20% to secure booking to be paid in Euros, balance to be paid on arrival in Euros.
Long term bookings, please contact us for rates.
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About the neighbourhood
Vila Nova de Poiares is a typical rural market town about 3 Km away from the cottage, with numerous shops, 3 supermarkets, banks and post office, the local market is held each Monday morning. Local activities include canoeing on Mondego River, fishing (licence costs €7), swimming, Go-kart, cycling, walking..

Many of the surrounding towns and villages hold festas, particularly throughout the summer, with traditional songs, food and dancing.

Languages spoken: English and Polish.

Vila Nova de Poiares is well serviced by excellent roads and motorways giving access to many places of interest, notably the magnificent Buccaco Palace Hotel, once the property of the Portuguese Royal family, where you can stroll in the gardens and explore the woodland pathways. Swim at the river beaches at Go...
Getting around
A car is essential as the cottage is located in a hamlet some 3 kms from a market town.
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Porto: 158.0 km
Railway: Coimbra B: 25.0 km
Ferry: Santander Port: 777.0 km
Fly BA, Easy Jet or TAP to Lisbon or Easyjet, BA, TAP or Ryan Air to Porto.
There are also other European airlines who fly into these airports.

From Porto the drive takes about an hour and a half, Lisbon around two hours. Alternatively relax on the excellent Intercity or the Alphapendula train from either city to Coimbra (approx €20 pp), collect your pre-booked hire car and take the N17 road to Vila Nova de Poiares then about 2 KM to Pereiro de Alem village.

We will send directions to help find us prior to you leaving home but if unsure of directions to Pereiro de Alem village call from Vila Nova Poiares town and we will meet up with you.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, Nearest Beach: 5.0 km.
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