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"We have just won our first Guest Review Award for 2017, thank you to all our lovely guests, the reviews you leave us really make a difference and make all the hard work worthwhile.  We hope to see you return in 2018

Thank you - Richard and Ishbel"

Guest reviews

"What a pleasure to enjoy paradise here with you both, dear Ishbel and Richard.  We wish you all the joy and happiness this heavenly spot will bring forth!  You did a fantastic job."    GWEN AND PAUL - HOLAND - 31/05/2016

"The house is gorgeous, you are very kind people and the place is almost paradise!"  JACINTA - PORTO, PORTUGAL - 05/06/2016

"We had a few wonderful days! Thanks for the food and cozy evenings. You have created a warm, comfortable place."  ERWIN & WANDA - HOLAND - 08/06/2016

"Ish and Richard - Truly a wonderful achievement to create such a peaceful and comfortable little house - may you both enjoy many happy times & all who visit."  ANNIE - UK - 27/06/2016


"A fabulous stay in this little corner of paradise. We have appreciated the many small attentions of Ishbel. The house is beautiful with very pleasant surroundings.  Congratulations on your project It took strength,  good luck."  FANNY, ANTOINE & NOAM - FRANCE - 13/07/2016


"A very brief stay for a friends wedding.  The house in gorgeous and Ish and Rik have been fabulous hosts.  Would definitely recommend to others.  Would love to stay for longer.  KAREN & RICHARD - UK - 16/07/2016


"Our sons was really enjoy by the amazing waterfalls which is really closed to the house. The house is nice, convenient and clean. Ishbel and her family were friendly and ready to help us for anything. The landscape from the terrasse is beautiful.  The house is Calm, well equipped with nice deco."  ANTHONY AND FAMILY - FRANCE - 19/07/2016


"Just arrived - first impression is Wow! this place is amazing.  Everything finished to such a high standard with lovely, thoughtful details.  I’ve had 5 very peaceful days here in very hot temperatures, it has been very relaxing, beautiful and serene, Can’t wait to come back!"  BELINDA - NORTH DEVON UK - 23/07/2016


"We have had a lovely time in this beautiful place.  Ish and Rik are kind, generous hosts and the house is perfect.  We are already planning our return!  Thank you for everything."  STEPHANIE AND ANDREW - UK - 29/07/2016


"Many thanks for being such great hosts to our family.  We had a wonderful, albeit short, time.  I think that one that best expresses our “saudade” is Migel: Everyday he says “I want to go home and play with Blue and Lola”  CATARINA AND FAMILY - LISBON, PORTUGAL - 06/08/2016


"Gorgeous house, gorgeous hosts, Great Time!  Love the place and love the people, looking forward to coming back.  Thank you very much. We were travelling with teens and they really enjoyed it. River beaches to enjoy very near the house and mountains just half an hour drive. The surroundings of the house are lovely and we really really liked it. Fantastic hosts, thank you very much for such a nice time."  PATRICIA, DIEGO, IVAN AND ANDREA - SPAIN - 13/08/2016


"We came here for the first time because we need a little rest, we didn’t know what to expect but we love it so much!  It was a pleasure to enjoy paradise here.  My experience at casa da bezerra was wonderful! I loved everything from the site, the House and the people who welcomed us as well. It was the first time I did something with my boyfriend and couldn't have chosen better. The hosts are super friendly, very accessible, leave anyone comfortable. The House is very cozy, very nice and clean. It's a great place for those who want to rest your head, body and mind. Stay on a farm in the "middle of nowhere" which is great, but is close to everything. There's a river and some beautiful waterfalls. I couldn't be more satisfied with the experience, I can only thank to Ishbel and Richard for everything."  FILIPA AND NELSON - LISBON PORTUGAL - 16/08/2016


"Dear Ishbel and Richard, we loved very much this place, everything is beautiful, the house is amazing!  We would like to thank you for your hospitality and kind to us.  We're not regretted to choose this place for our honeymoon.  We recommend this place and who knows, we may comeback!"  RITA AND DAVID - MOITA, PORTUGAL - 21/08/2016


"Dear Ishbel and Richard, thank you for being such great hosts and welcoming us into your lovely home with open arms.  The meal on the first night was amazing and the veg box lasted us till we left.  We wish you all the best with future plans and we are looking forward to coming back and seeing the new buildings and the pigs" STEVE & BIRGIT - UK - 12/09/2016


"Dear Ishbel and Richard, Thank you so much for an amazing stay an for all your hospitality and help and inspiration: What you 've built here is really breathtaking and has really opened us up to what is possible with passion and hard work!  Truly beautiful - I proposed to Silke under the full moon"  SILKE AND DAN - UK -19/09/2016


"Dear Ish and Richard, here we are again, as lovely as our first stay.  Everything was perfect and you are wonderful hosts. Thank you for all your help and inspiration - hopefully we will be back here soon!  Good luck with your plans and everything.  Thank you so much" DAN, ECKHARD AND SILKE - UK - 23/11/2016


"Ishbel; I finally made it to your soap class, I always wanted to attend.  I can't express enough how happy I am.  Thanks for being such good hosts Richard, Aimee and Ishbel.  I really felt very comfortable and I am looking forward to meeting you again.  Big Thanks" SAFIYA - OMAN - 29/11/2016


"Dear Ishbel and Richard Thank you for your hospitality we had a great time!  The house is extremely cozy, the landscape is fantastic and it's totally a place where we all felt in peace!  Our family wishes you the very best!  Happy New Year!" - PAULO AND CONCENCIO, RICARDO AND CATERINA - PORTUGAL - 29/12/2016


"Dear Ishbel and Richard thank you so much for these well spent days in this lovely house and place.  We wish you success for your projects and we hope to be here again soon.  Happy New Year!" MARISA, PEDRO AND LUZ - PORTUGAL - 02/01/2017


"A wonderful few days exploring the countryside.  so nice to be free from the outside world.  No traffic noise, no light pollution, no artificial noise.  A beautiful home in nature.  We do plan to return some day - Enjoy" STEPHEN + LYA - BOURNEMOUTH, UK - 11/01/2017


"A splendid blend of comfort, colour, warmth and quietness.  3x3 cheers to Richard and Ishbel, A fantastic achievement!" CHRIS + AUDREY - UK - 25/01/2017


"Our Children told us they didn't like it - the ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT!  That says a lot about Quinta do Cobral.  We have fallen in love with the place and, hopefully, will come back when we can.  Thank you Ishbel and Richard for your hospitality"  MARIO, VERA, ELICA + LARA - PORTUGAL - 18/02/2017


"We came here to celebrate the 11th Birthday of Rodrigo.  We are very happy with the place that we chose.  Thanks a lot for everything we will come back.  The house is very, very beautiful.  Good work" SANDRA, NUNO, HENRIQUE, RODRIGO AND SANTIAGO - PORTUGAL - 23/02/2017


"We had a fantastic time here.  Even the kids didn't notice there wasn't a TV! That says a lot!  Thank you for your hospitality and to try to bring back all the good things of our beloved Portugal."  ANTONIO, PAULA, RACARDO, RITA AND RODRIGO - PORTUGAL - 25/02/2017


"It was a joy to spend a few days in this delightful Casa with very amenable hosts and beautiful surroundings.  Will recommend to family and friends, Thanks!"  BRIAN AND NAILL - PENDLE, WEST YORKSHIRE, UK - 01/03/2017


"GREAT!! WE LOVED IT!  THANKS! - ANA, PEDRO, PISAS, DUAITE - LISBON - 12.03.2017


This is such a great review, it comes from the 10 year old boy of a family of 5 who stayed with us (it was written in English so congratulations to his English teacher!)...............

"I like this because have lot's of animals and the people are very, very nice!  Thanks very much!  I love Blue, Kiko, Ella"  THE RAMLHO FAMILY - LISBON - 02/04/20017


"We have come here from Andalucia to enjoy our Holy Week (Easter) holidays. What has been our surprise to find such nice people, a house so beautiful and a beautiful place many thanks we will return!" - RODRIGO, ANA, NEVEA, CARLOS, JOHANA AND OUR MASCOTS ZOE AND AURORA - ANDALUCIA, SPAIN - 15.4.17


"Second time at Cash da Bezerra, even better than the first.  Glad to see the two new goats and the beautiful studio, well done you!  Looking forward to the new additions the next time we visit.  Kids had a blast as always" - CATARINA, JOAO, LAURA (4) & MIGEL (3) - LISBON, PORTUGAL - 21.4.2017


"Our first time in Case da Bezerra and the only comment it deserves is 5 stars, spectacular place, from the owners to the accommodation, nothing bad, very quiet and excellent to rest. 1 vez na Casa da Bezerra e o unico comonterio pus mercer e 5*****, espetacular, desde os proprietaries ao acomodamento nada a apontar, site muito sossegado, excelento para descanter." - PEDRO, SANDRA, CATERINA, PEDRO & HUGO - OEIRAS, LISBOA, PORTUGAL - 29.4.17


"The Casa is exceedingly well situated, appointed and fitted so it's a great place to relax and unwind" - GRAEME - EXETER, UK - 10.5.2017


"So relaxing, thank you for making us so welcome.  Love the Little House! We can't believe what you've done here.  We will be back to see you again and to finish the mountain trip!" - LOUIS & JAN - SIDMOUTH, DEVON UK - 22.5.2017


“La maison d'Ishbel et Richard est un petit paradis à la campagne. N'hésitez pas à venir poser vos valises pour quelques jours vous ne le regretterez pas. La maison esy très cosy et les hôtes super sympas.”

"The house of Ishbel and Richard is a small paradise in the countryside. Do not hesitate to come and pack your bags for a few days you will not regret it. The house is very cozy and the hosts super friendly. " - Christophe, Christian and Michele - Bordeaux - FRANCE - 30.5.17


"I had a really lovely time here.  The house suited our needs and was a great space - particularly enjoyed the terrace.  Excellent hosts! Thank you so much for all.  Thank you so much for everything!! Amazing place and awesome people.  Delicious soap" - Leah, Andre and Rachel - UK - 8.6.17


"We love the decor of home and the quiet of the place very good to rest and relax.  Thank you for everything." - Isabel, Rui and Daniel - Algarve, Portugal - 15.6.17


"What a quiet and lovely place to stay.  We loved every second of it.  Great energy and the owners and dogs, cat and goats are very kind to us and our daughter.  We would love to visit you again.  Thank you so much! Lots of love." - Wannes, Ilse and Tirza - Holland - 4.7.17


"Adoramos a casa porque tem bom ambiente e tem um bom espaco, e os donos da casa sao muito amigaveis.  E tambem adoramos a companhia dos caes e das cabras.  E esperemos voltar a ver vos."

"We love the house because it has good atmosphere and has a good space, and the owners of the house are very friendly. We also love the company of dogs and goats and hopefully we'll see you again."  - Dawa, Phuntsok, Rafael, Diana, and Maria - Lisbon, Portugal - 6.6.17 - 9.6.17


"You have created such a beautiful place, absolutely wonderful!  We've had an amazing time here.  Thanks for the tips, help with the laundry, the goat and fishing nets (they loved it!) - you are amazing hosts.  Thank you!" - Anna, Aline, Denis, Heijke - 10 - 16.7.17 - Verheugen, Belgium.


"We spent some beautiful days of relaxation and silence, away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Location quite a pleasure with a house that integrates very well in the landscape and is beautifully decorated. Thanks for showing us this place and that, even though we only had a few days, it was well worth discovering" -  Miguel, mariana and margarita - 17 - 20.7.17 - Coimbra, Portugal


"Thank you so much for the warm welcome.  This casa was the perfect place to rest for a few days during our roundtrip around Portugal.  We enjoyed every moment of our stay.  It was a big and beautiful surprise in the middle of nowhere, and we'll never forget.  Thank you!!!" - Jimmi, Odette, Louis-Paul, Mireille (and baby in my belly!) - 21 - 24.7.17 - Montreal, Canada


"What a beautiful space - a warm welcome made us all feel right at home.  Ish & Rik, your friendliness, generosity of time, resources, and local knowledge made our visit one we will remember.  We will definitely return!  Thank you for everything."  Ellie, Yannick, Billy, Mani & Tully - 28 - 31.7.17 - UK


"I loved this place, I wish all Ish and Richard's dreams come true, you deserve it!  My two teens felt it as well.  It was hard to leave, we will be back!  Thank you.  I liked the space it was well planned and I also enjoyed the company of the dogs and the goats." - Filomena, Humberto, Mateus and Matilde - 01.08.17 - PORTUGAL


"We spent peaceful days in this wonderful house.  It's our little paradise.  The children enjoyed it a lot playing freely with Lola and Ella, Blue, Kiko, Maos, Arna, Elsa, Sky and the chickens, they didn't miss TV!.  Looking forward to coming back soon and getting to know the pigs.  Thank you for your hospitality." - Michela, Michele, Massimo and Mateo - 10.08.17 - Verona (Italy)


"We had a great stay.  The house is very beautiful and well equipped.  The environment is very nice! We enjoyed swimming in Rivers, the owners Ishbel and Richard are very attentive people. Nanouk loved playing with his friend Ella: A real friendship.  Blue is an adorable dog, present punctually at the time of the dinners :-).  The jam products are very good and we had a very good welcome.  A great place for a family and pets.  P.s. the pigs are so cute!! - Mathilda, Adrien, Christine, Christian and Nanouk - 11.08.17 - France


"We've had a very peaceful stay here for the last stop of our road trip around the north of Spain and Portugal.  Thank you Ishbel and Richard for this little heaven that you have created.  Everything is perfect!  I hope we will have the opportunity to come back and spend more time here. Antoine XX"  "Here is a very special place to end our holidays.  We loved the calm, the house, the environment, your wonderful hospitality!  Our kids loved the pool and playing with Lola definitely!  A huge thank you to Ishbel and Richard, our 3 days with you in paradise will remain a memorable souvenir of Portugal! Marie-Lucie"  - Antoine, Marie-Lucie, Timothy, Philippine and Celeste - 25.08.17 - Verseilles, France


"We had a true taste of Portugal! visiting Ishbel and Richard on their wonderful piece of land which they are lovingly restoring and enjoying.  The dogs Ella and Blue added to the fun of our walks around the area.  Ishbel's homemade goodies were a delight, as is the house Casa da Bezerra.  Thank you to Ishbel and Richard for a wonderful stay and your generosity" - Hayley and Fred - 01.10.17 - From Guernsey and the USA


"We fell in love with the region.  Had a great stay and will come back.  Thanks for the warm welcome!" - 

"Wonderful stay in the broad sense, nice people & location! ! top.  We fell in love with the region.  Had a great stay and will come back.  Thanks for the warm welcome!"
We loved everything: the reception, the location, the space, the 'freedom', the lovely animals & people: EVERYTHING" Jef Geerts, Belgium - 30.10.17


"Everything in Casa da Bezerra is an adventure.  The nature vibes, the peacefulness and the small and simple things are a constant pleasure.  It is perfect to re-boost energy.  Thank you for being so harmful.  "Think Green" is an amazing way of life, we will sincerely try to be more like you.  thats the right thing to do.  Ishbel and Richard... amazing humans.  Keep doing Casa da Bezerra, a little piece of paradise.  PS we fall in love for Blue." - Silvio senior, Maria, Silvio junior and Ines - 3.12.17 - Aveiro, Portugal


"We enjoyed our stay, despite the rain.  Love both the dogs and cats too.  Thank you both for being so hospitable :-) We would really like to come back again (but maybe in the summer when it will not be so cold and when there is less rain!).  Our stay here was the highlight of our holiday in Portugal.  Although it rained during our entire stay, we stayed warm and very cosy in the cottage.  We shared a dinner with Ishbel and Richard and that was lovely!  Ishbel's recommendation of O'Gouveia Restaurant was spot on, we had lunch there twice.  This place has captured our hearts and we will be back some day." - The Bhandari Family - 9.12.17 - Singapore


"For the second time we start our New Year in your wonderful place.  Once again, we love it here!  Thanks for everything, we wish you the very best for 2018 and Happy New Year!" -  New Year 2017/18 - Marisa, Pedro and Luz - Almada, Portugal


"We simply loved our stay.  Hosts very friendly and helpful.  We love the house, its very beautiful and cozy.  Our kids love the farm and the animals, its fantastic.  Definitely a place to come back to.  Thank you." - 2-4 February 2018 - Isabel, Ilisito, Gabriel, Yana and Mayra - Lisbon, Portugal


(translated from Portuguese) "Loved the stay, the house made me fee the time of my years. I especially liked to have no television because we have to recover the time for me. It was difficult but we remembered how to play family games again.
I really liked all the animals but my favourite was the Blue, Ilda and Francisca loved all but the cats were their favourite. The scenery is fantastic and beautiful, congratulations!!! Joy and Pleasure!!" - 10 to 13th February 2018 - Sonia, David, Ilda and Francisca.


"We've had a truly memorable stay here enjoying the peace, lack of TV and beautiful surroundings.  We had one disastrous day discovering the snow up at Torre and one gorgeous day, up above the clouds, having lots of fun.  We had good meals at O Gouviea and loved exploring the immediate walks from the Quinta.  What a fabulous bridge.  A perfect place to recharge our batteries ready to go back to school.  Thank you Ishbel and Richard for your wonderful hospitality, time, advice and warmth.  We would love to come back and will certainly recommend to Friends" - 14th - 19th February 2018 - The Charlies, Porto.


"Obrigado pela fantastica recepcao sentimo-nos eu casa.  A paisagem e soberba & a casa fenomenal.  Os animais fize os delicios de todas.   Obrigado para todo o conforto & simpatia."  "Thanks for the fantastic reception we felt ourselves home. The scenery is superb & the house phenomenal. The animals made the delights of all. Thank you for any comfort & friendliness." - 26 to 30th March 2018 - Vasco, Claudia, Constanca, Camila, Rui & Patricia - Lisbon


"Gostamos muito de ca estar, muita paz, natureza...  O caminho e up pouco acidentado mas vale a pena.  A casa e muito confortavel, quentinha.  Quanto a hospitalidade muito boa, 5*"  "We really like to be there, lots of peace, nature ... The road is a bit rough but worth it. The house is very comfortable, warm. As for the very good hospitality, 5 *" - 23rd to 25th February 2018 - Sonia, Elisio, Nelo, Filipa, Rodrigo, Beatriz


We really liked the house and the place where it is located.  The owners are very nice.  The house is comfortable and the view is wonderful.  These two days were very nice.  We really liked being here in a peace that makes us forget everything.  Its an escape from the real world" - 23rd to 25th March - Catarina, Sergio, Sandra, Rodrigo - V.N. Famalicao)


"Thank you for the excellent visit. This is the second time that we have stayed here and we adore it.  The boys love the fields and contact with nature. They love playing with the dogs and cats. With everything to explore and play with,  neither missed the television.  Thank you Ishbel and Richard for your warm welcome and sympathy. It is what made us come back and we are thinking of returning again." - Ricardo, Paula, Jose and Henriques - 2.4.18 to 5.4.18


"Very nice to be here!  Excellent welcome and very relaxing.  We fell in love with Blue!  Will recommend and hope to be back, Thank you!" - Jorge, Susane, Alde and Luis - 20.4.18 to 22.4.18


"We are extremely happy with our stay here.  The house is in the middle of nature and is so comfy with such a nice view and environment.  Ishbel and Richard made us feel like hope with their sympathy.  Our puppy Benny loved so much to be here and to play with Ella and Blue :-).  It is a place to be recommended and we hope to be back soon.  Thank you!!" - Tiago, Natalia and Benny - Cascais, Portugal - 27.4.18 to 29.4.18