Casa da Bezerra - the calf house
Casa da Bezerro is a cozy and private granite cottage situated in a quiet valley surrounded by woodland and located close to the lively village of Lagares da Beira. The house is unique being partly built into a huge granite rock and, although extensively renovated, it retains its original beauty. Casa da Bezerro is also totally off grid, we use solar energy to power the house and the cool, granite filtered water supply comes from our own bore hole deep underground.
Casa da Bezerro sleeps 4 comfortably in 2 bedrooms (with the possibility for 2 more on a sofa bed), it has an open plan living room and kitchen as well as a beautiful wrap-round roofed terrace for outside living in all weathers, the house and terrace have fabulous views over the gardens and farm to the stunning Serra da Estrella mountains.
casa da bezerra
& its history
Quinta do Cobral is a traditional Portuguese farm which has been slowly and carefully renovated using traditional materials. Its a place of wide open views and warm luxurious interiors, a place to embrace the rhythm and nature of the changing seasons throughout the whole year. How you do that is up to you. Curl up in front of the cozy wood burner in mid winter or stretch out in the sun by the splash pool in summer. Stroll barefoot down to the river for a paddle or stride out into the wilderness to discover another fabulous walk. Help with our growing collection of animals or get creative and crafty in the studio - all are possible here.............
casa da bezerra
& what's happening
Whether you hike, ride, or bike or simply want to sit still and relax Casa da Bezerra can cater for all. We offer you high quality, luxurious self catering accommodation indoors as well as a whole feast of outdoor experiences and places to visit. Almost all this is available all year round too!
things to do
Whether its gentle walking and swimming, fast and furious adventure sports or something inbetween there is so much to choose from. This area is packed full of opportunities for all ages and abilities.
places to visit
Step back in time and discover the history of our area or experience the lively "here and now" at a vibrant street market. We have an abundance of museums, historical sites, lovely towns and cities and the natural landscape of the Serra da Estrella mountains and its villages to explore.
Vineyards and olive groves are everywhere, cheese, wonderful bread and sausages too. So whether you want a simple picnic or a luxury 5 course meal there is a lot of choice.
Kids LOVE our quinta, its exciting with lots of great places to explore. We have animals, forests, a river, a pool and the chance to try out new craft activities. There are also lots of great activities available close by.
casa da bezerra
Come and stay all year round
Spring, summer, autumn or winter Casa da Bezerra is always open and there is always something wonderful to do. We have "real" seasons here on our farm. Spring is a time of warm balmy days and carpets of wild flowers everywhere, Summer can be very hot and sunning yourself, swimming and relaxing are the order of the day. The autumn is usually stunning, we almost have a second spring with the first rains, lush green and flowers everywhere and the days are usually lovely and warm. The winter is all about sharp, crystal clear air, walking, cycling and enjoying the snow up on the Serras then coming back for a warm drink and a book in front of the roaring wood burner.