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Casa de Xisto, Bocado

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Very Good 4.5/5 Score from 2 reviews

View from the front garden

Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

This self catering house built from traditional stone, xisto, is set on the slopes of the Serra de Acors, Central Portugal in the small village of Bocado. It has 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and a garden and was renovated in 2011 keeping many of the original natural stone walls and a high vaulted wood ceiling. The village is quiet and away from it all, if you are looking for a peaceful location this is it!

The lounge has comfortable seating for 6 people including a sofa bed for a 7th person on request. There is a TV, CD/DVD player and some books and games. There are 3 double bedrooms 2 with a double bed and one with 2 single beds, all have wardrobes. There is a seperate shower room.

The fully fitted kitchen is well equipped for self-catering and has a table and chairs for 6. The large sun terrace has a table and chairs for 6 for eating `al fresco` and a BBQ.

There is a wood burner in the house for cooler winter months, logs are included in the price, and electric radiators for the bedrooms. Wi-fi broadband internet access is also available.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car essential
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Porto 180 km, Nearest railway: Coimbra 45 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player
General CD player, Satellite TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 7
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ

About this location

The Central Portugal region

The university city of Coimbra, one of the oldest in Europe and once the capital of Portugal during the time of the Moors occupation. The city is on the banks of the Rio Mondego approx. 45kms from the holiday cottage and the ancient city centre has narrow cobbled streets that you can explore at your leisure.

The Serra de Estrela is the highest mountain range in Portugal and is approx. 50kms drive away with snow here in the winter months and skiing on the slopes.

Figueira de Foz is the nearest seaside town and is approx. 1 hrs drive from Bocado. The beach here is very wide with silver sands and there are some good fish restaurants in the town.


Bocado is a small village nestling in the foothills of the Serra de Acors. There are fantastic views from the front of the house across the valley to the mountains beyond.

Arganil is the main district town 7kms away where there are supermarkets, restaurants, bakers etc, a market is held here every Thursday.

If you tire of just lazing in the sun then the river beaches along the Rio Alva are just a short drive away where you can swim in the clear, cool water, there is a popular river beach in the ancient market town of Coja 7kms away. The nearest river beach is at Folques approx. 3kms away.

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Review 1-2 of 2

27 Feb 2014


"Calmo e com lindas paisagens"

Calmo e silencioso para quem precisa de se afastar da cidade. Conforto simples em espaço acolhedor, tal como eu gosto. Gostei muito!O pequeno almoço trazido à porta da casa de manhã é uma excelen… More

16 Apr 2013


"It was home from home but with much better views"

Jane was very helpful and made us welcome, one day she showed us around the village.
The house was very nice, clean and comfortable and had everything that was needed and
plenty of logs for the fire. The views are breath taking and the fresh oranges from the tree
were heavenly.
This was our second time at one of Jane's cottages and both times we enjoyed our stay, we will book again anytime we plan to go there.
Many thanks for making us welcome !!!

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    Vasco Jose C.

    • 2 Years listed

    95% Response rate

    Calendar last updated:27 Feb 2015

    Based in Portugal

    Languages spoken
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