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Casa Serena - Off Grid Eco Luxury! – Home 6559428 House

  • 1 bedroom
  • 2 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Casa Serena - Off Grid Eco Luxury! – Home 6559428

Excellent Excellent – based on 5 reviews

  • House
  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 2
  •  min stay varies

House / 1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 2

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Not suitable for children
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

This property gives visitors the opportunity to connect with nature and immerse the senses. Experience living completely off grid in our luxurious accommodation, - Our log burner ensures the property is warm and cosy on chilly evenings - Our property is available all year round!

We are offering space and comfort for those seeking true peace and escape from the rigours and stress of the modern world.

With a flick of the switch you connect with natures power, harnessing the power of the sun and water to provide natural energy.

Each visitor experience is 100% personal, but a stay at Casa Serena will demonstrate to all that being green does not mean you forgo the luxuries of life!

Enjoy the tiled plunge pool on your doorstep or walk down to our private river beach on the stunning Dao River where you can picnic, swim and enjoy the wildlife. Casa Serena is a wonderful haven for those who care about travelling responsibly.

The airy en suite bedroom has a comfortable

This property gives visitors the opportunity to connect with nature and immerse the senses. Experience living completely off grid in our luxurious accommodation, - Our log burner ensures the property is warm and cosy on chilly evenings - Our property is available all year round!

We are offering space and comfort for those seeking true peace and escape from the rigours and stress of the modern world.

With a flick of the switch you connect with natures power, harnessing the power of the sun and water to provide natural energy.

Each visitor experience is 100% personal, but a stay at Casa Serena will demonstrate to all that being green does not mean you forgo the luxuries of life!

Enjoy the tiled plunge pool on your doorstep or walk down to our private river beach on the stunning Dao River where you can picnic, swim and enjoy the wildlife. Casa Serena is a wonderful haven for those who care about travelling responsibly.

The airy en suite bedroom has a comfortable king size bed and on the mezzanine above there is a comfortable sofa bed. A couple of steps lead up to the large kitchen diner and lounge which has plenty of comfortable seating, a large dining table, log burning stove and well equipped modern kitchen. The floor to ceiling glass on two aspects of this room keep you constantly connected with the outside space.

The entire quinta is powered with solar energy and plans are in place to increase our current energy supply with hydroelectric energy.

We farm with absolute respect for the natural environment and here, guests can experience the delight of developing ecological independence, in our luxury surroundings. Our livestock on the farm includes pigs, chickens and peacocks - we are hoping to add goats to the farm soon!

Enjoy fresh fruit and nuts from a vast selection of mature trees on the quinta, including: orange, lemon, clementine, plum, cherry, apple, pear, walnut and hazelnut.

In September when we harvest the grapes from the 2000 vines in our vineyard, we produce our own wine and the most incredible organic grape juice!

The accommodation is incredibly comfortable and spacious. Guests can enjoy fresh seasonal produce from the organic gardens and fresh eggs for breakfast, we can also provide bread from our local bakery, fresh bacon, sausages and smoked produce on request.

Peace and quiet is guaranteed - Enjoy full exclusive access to our private river beach on the stunning River Dao, the perfect spot for swimming and relaxing! Convenient access to the Ecopista do Dao, a 49 k cycling and pedestrian track that runs from Santa Comba Dao to Viseu. A gate leads from our quinta, directly onto the track, bike hire nearby.

Our stunning plunge pool at the front of Casa Serena is completely natural and constantly replenished with fresh water from our own ancient water mine.

Casa Serena is off the beaten track in a stunning rural location, with excellent access to the towns of Tondela, Santa Comba Dao and Carregal do Sal - (All within a 15 minute drive of the property). The locals in our village at the top of the valley are friendly and welcoming and we are blessed with a vast array of excellent eateries, sightseeing opportunities and activities to choose from nearby.

Guests will find information and plenty of inspiration for days out and experiences at the property , so whether you feel like horseriding, kayaking, swimming, enjoying a massage on site or sitting at a local eatery and absorbing the local culture, you will not be short of ideas!

There is no local transport. A car is absolutely essential to access and enjoy everything this unspoilt area has to offer.

Wifi available - We are completely off grid so ask that guests are conscious of their energy usage during their stay!

1 hour and 40 minutes from Porto Airport, or 2 hours 20 minutes from Lisbon airport.

A great choice of river beaches along the Silver Coast - just over 1 hour.

Plenty of local river beaches and more just a short drive from the property.

Location description from owner

Northern Portugal region

Casa Serena is off the beaten track in a stunning rural location, with excellent access to the towns of Tondela, Santa Comba Dao and Carregal do Sal - (All within a 15 minute drive of the property). The locals in our village at the top of the valley are friendly and welcoming and we are blessed with a vast array of excellent eateries, sightseeing opportunities and activities to choose from nearby.

1 hour and 40 minutes from Porto Airport, or 2 hours 20 minutes from Lisbon airport. A great choice of river beaches along the Silver Coast - just over 1 hour.

Plenty of local river beaches and more just a short drive from the property.

Santa Comba Dao

This is the ideal destination for anyone who wants to get away from it all...

Visit local examples of Neolithic Dolmens - stunning creations of the ancient Celtic world. This ancient wisdom is in evidence in our surrounding area and our visitors book will help you to explore the area like a local!

Take a trip to the Caramulo mountains where you will also find a superb motor museum housing classic cars alongside the priceless paintings of Dali and Picasso.

The unique diversity of this beautiful area has to be seen to be believed!

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Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
    Beds in other rooms: Sofa Bed
  • 1 En suite

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Shared garden
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Private fishing lake or river
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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House rules

Our property sleeps two - 3 people sharing with the sofa bed on the mezzanine in the bedroom. We are unable to accept bookings from guests with young children, however we are happy to welcome children of 13 years and over.

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About the owner

Melanie C
Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated::
25 Feb 2017
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English


This House has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and sleeps 2. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 12 May 2015. Located in Viseu District, it has 5 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate is £457.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 25 Feb 2017.

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“..Heaven on Earth”

Reviewed 23 Sep 2016

We are a couple who have just come back from a 10 day stay at Casa Serena. We would love to keep it a secret but the owners are so lovely that we could not do that to them! To us, Casa Serena is heaven on earth! There is a deep energy in the valley surrounding it that brings peace to the soul. When you are there, time slows and the frantic hum-drum of life disappears. If you allow the magic of its beauty to envelop you, you will find deep peace there. Casa Serena is a place to find your roots, to meditate, to understand how to be in harmony with nature, rather than trying to tame it. If you seek to heal your inner self, to feel the land and it’s inherent energy, if you want to swim in the river where the natural beauty of Portugal surrounds you, then sit quietly on the bank and watch the fish jump for flies and see the dragonflies skim across the water, or, if you are lucky, catch an otter playing in the sun, then Casa Serena is the perfect place for you. Quinta owners Michael and Mary are truly beautiful people. You have only to ask and they will do the best they can to help. To us they felt like kindred souls. We thank them from the bottom of our hearts for the kindness they showed us. We have fallen deeply in love with Casa Serena and will return to it again and again!

Owner's reply: Wow! What a wonderful review - We are so happy that you had such an amazing time at Casa Serena and you have captured the place so magically with your words! We certainly look forward to welcoming you again in the future and in the meantime wish you nothing but happy adventures and good fortune!

“Idyllic location”

Reviewed 18 Aug 2015

The nature of Portugal is breathtaking, and this part of the country is especially unspoilt and beautiful. The exquisitely pretty Casa do Sobreiro guarantees undisturbed peace and quiet, an ideal place to enjoy the serenity of the natural environment. The river Dao is just on the doorstep, with its lovely bathing areas (the water is tepid). The Ecopista is just a short walk away and bicycles can be hired from Quinta da Abelenda, about 20 minutes' drive away, for 10 Euros/day (15 Euros for a mountain bike, but you don't need one on the smoothly surfaced Ecopista). It's the loveliest cycle track we've ever explored, with the added advantage that you have no sense of climbing uphill on the way to Viseu and yet the journey back is mostly downhill, requiring almost no pedalling! We had an absolutely lovely 10 days here and didn't want to come home at the end of it -- the sign of a truly perfect holiday. We had no access to internet during our stay, but soon found we didn't actually care.

Owner's reply: Thanks so much for leaving such a wonderful review! It is wonderful to see your photographs of the area, it is always so inspiring to see surroundings from somebody else's perspective... Kind regards, M&M. x

“An incredible experience on many levels. Natural, relaxing and unforgettable.”

Reviewed 22 May 2015

We have just returned from a heavenly stay at Casa do Sobreiro, a beautiful location and gorgeous property - exactly what we needed! The owners are lovely and welcoming, providing us with freshly laid eggs for our breakfast each morning! We sat outside and enjoyed many meals on the terrace at the front, next to the beautiful plunge pool watching the sun go down. The Ecopista was an amazing feature to have on the doorstep, we took the bikes out each day and enjoyed the car free track for several kilometres marvelling at the stunning scenery and landscapes along the way. The private river beach was wonderful spot for picnic lunches and natural swimming and we were astonished to spot a kingfisher one lunchtime. One of the highlights of our trip was the onsite massage that Mary helpfully arranged for us on the last day of our stay. Unforgettable! An amazing experience on many different levels and we hope to come back later in the summer for more. Thank you!

Owner's reply: Thank you Jack! You were wonderful guests and we are overjoyed to read your review and know what a great time you had here. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Best wishes! M&M

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