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Pure Portugal awaits you, with flavours of wine olives and fresh food. The countryside views are breathtaking. The people friendly and the peacefullnes unequaled.

Posti letto: 2
Bagni: 1
Tipo di letto: Letto normale
Camere da letto: 1
Letti: 1
Check-In: In qualsiasi momento dopo le ore 13:00
Check-Out: 11:00
Animali: Cane(i) e gatto(i)
Tipologia alloggio: Stanza privata


Ospiti extra: nessun costo aggiuntivo
Sconto settimanale: 5%


Pure Portugal awaits you, with flavours of wine olives and fresh food. The countryside views are breathtaking. The people friendly and the peacefullnes unequaled.

At 30 euros/night Bette's Retreat is a bargain. Included is Wi-Fi , Satellite T.V. , linens, and all self-catering amenities. The apartment is a new 2012 construction with a comfortable double bed, designed for peace and tranquility. There is also a lovely sun-deck available and barbeque.

We are situated in the deep verdant forests of Central Portugal, a few minutes from Penacova. Penacova is situated on the Rio Mondego and provides you with a wealth of restaurants and a free internet access at the library. Also if you decide on a forest hike just step out of your front door.

Liz and I also have two bikes you can rent, to zeek around to our local market with attached butcher shop, pool hall and bar with a big screen for sport matches. Just 2 minutes up the road.

We live off of our land here always have fresh range eggs from our happy hens and loads of vegies. We can make arrangements to pick you up at Coimbra train station, which has links to both Lisbon and Porto 's Retreat is a comfortable attached apartment converted from a wine cellar. The retreat has two medium size rooms; a bedroom with double bed and desk...and the other a complete kitchenette/ lounge entertainment area. The shared shower room is a few steps away on same floor.

The lounge has a satellite TV and Wi-Fi connection. Hot & cold running water in kitchenette - with all towels cuttlery etc. provided free. Also included a mini-fridge, two hob cooker. There is also a small dining area. Our sun deck is available, and you're welcome to tour our organic fruit, flower and vegie garden


Accommodation costs are a flat 30 euro/ night all year long. Stays from one day to five weeks O.K.. Shower/toilet room is brand new and shared with owners.

There is a clothes washing facility for a small charge. We have a library of books at your disposal. The satellite TV receives English speaking channels, sport & entertainment.

NO SMOKING IS ALLOWED INSIDE, NO CHILDREN. NO WHEELCHAIR ACCESS. There is an indoor swimming pool five minutes away in Penacova along with restaurants, banks and post office. Also on site is a BOWEN THERAPIST...a health treatment for dozens of ailments, at 30 euros per session.


We are located one hour from Porto airport or one hour 40 minutes from Lisbon. We are nestled in the foothills 15 mins from Coimbra and 40 minutes from the Silver Coast beaches. Our village Golpilhal has a butcher shop, market, bar with pool-hall; all within walking distance. Available are two bicycles for hire. The River Mondego is 10 minutes away offering 16 km kayaking trips in season only. There is a lot to sight-see, monasteries, Roman ruins.


It is best to either rent a car from the airport or take a train to Coimbra. We will arrange Coimbra train station pick-up for 10 euros. There are car rentals in Coimbra City as well. If you drive from airports be sure to take your toll road tickets at booth..or there is a heavy fine. Public transport is slow and intermittant. We are located off of the IP3 at Figueira de Lorvao turn off. Our GPS coordinates are- Lat Long -
Please search Maps street vieRua Sobreirinha 8 3360 Portuga
We are located 30 mtrs further down right fork past 85 at 76.

Call us if you need help finding us . Ph or

The shared deck/sundeck is available with 2 lounge chairs a table with two seats.

We are available in the upstairs apartment for any help or advice needed during your stay. Just ring the bell......

We have a small market, cafe, and butcher shop within walking distance. Our forest setting at end of a small road affords peace and quite for our guests. For your information there are beehives in the forest area also a sunhat is advisable in summer months.

There is a bus service to and from Coimbra Monday through Friday in front of market. Also we have 2 bicycles for rent if desired.

There is a LIDL store in Penacova, sun protection creme is good to have if you take the kayaking trip. We offer vegetables/ fruits in season and fresh organic free range eggs. If you need some kitchen stocks let us know......Liz & Malcolm

Regole della casa
Check-in a qualsiasi ora dopo le 13:00

No pets or children allowed as terrain and space prohibited. Smoking allowed outside only. Responsible for any damage to property...otherwise alls well and enjoy our vegies in season and Portugal wines.



Cancella fino a 5 giorni prima del viaggio e ottieni un rimborso totale, compresi i costi del servizio.

Dispositivi di sicurezza
Rilevatore di fumo
Rilevatore di monossido di carbonio

soggiorno minimo 2 notti

37 Recensioni

Profilo utente di Aline
Ottobre 2016
The host canceled this reservation 3 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Profilo utente di Gabriele
Settembre 2016
Ein wunderschönes, ursprüngliches Plätzchen mitten in der Natur am Rande eines kleinen, typisch portugiesischen Ortes. Ursprünglich und doch mit allem, was man braucht um sich wohl zu fühlen. Hier kann man abschalten und die Seele baumeln lassen. Liz und Malcolm haben hier ein kleines Stück Paradies geschaffen.

Profilo utente di Jan
Settembre 2016
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay with Malcolm and Liz. Malcolm met us at the roundabout off the IP3 and led us back to his place. What a quaint little village they live in. So relaxing and friendly. Liz gave me a tour of the garden and we were able to enjoy some of the herbs and veggies from the garden. We had such quiet sleeps. Malcolm and Liz are close to Coimbra and several other interesting little spots to visit. We were able to get a real feel for rural Portugal. Thank you for such a comfortable retreat.

Profilo utente di Julia
Agosto 2016
Melcolm and Liz habe created a Paradise in Earth. The Place is really good for being close to the nature. The terrace served us for breakfast or dinner by candlelight. The quiet and the view were the perfect break. Malcolm was always there to take us by car. Liz showed us her organic garden - it so wondeful! There are some fresh fruit and eggs to taste.The apartment offers besides two bicycles and many beautiful hiking trails. Malcolm and liz are the perfect hosts! Thank you so much you two, thank you for feeling like at home.

Profilo utente di Maria
Agosto 2016
A great place in a green and peaceful valley to escape from busy cities. Still close to Coimbra and Porto. You can go on a hike starting right from the house door. Malcolm and Liz are excellent hosts, who made us feel very much at home and shared their homegrown vegetables. We've really enjoyed the deck of the house with lovely views of the surrounding forest. Would love to return in the future!

Profilo utente di Bert
Luglio 2016
Hi Malcolm and Lizz, It was great to stay in Betty's retreat. Beautiful environment, sympathetic and helpful hosts. Beutiful garden, a result of long term enduring investment. I really enjoyed the tour in the garden with its banana plants, ginger, peppers and flowers. Thanks for staying
Profilo utente di Malcolm
Risposta di Malcolm:
It was a pleasure to have you both here in beautiful Portugal always welcome Malcolm & Liz
Luglio 2016

Profilo utente di Sara
Luglio 2016
Our first impression of the hosts (by reviews from other guests) and the beautiful stay in a stunning environment was leading for us to want to enjoy three nights with Malcolm and Liz. So we were somewhat surprised by the actual meeting with Malcolm who didn't get out of his car (we were lost and Malcolm showed us the way to his airbnb) to shake hands with us. Later on he was almost careless in showing us the house. Liz didn't shake hands with us either: she stood on the stairs before their part of the house and we had to go to her to make our acquaintance. The house itself was nice (with everything one needs to have a pleasant stay) and the environment was very beautiful and very relaxing. It is a pity that we didn't feel as if we were very welcome. We hope, that this is a big misunderstandung from our side and wish both Liz and Malcolm all the best.
Profilo utente di Malcolm
Risposta di Malcolm:
Liz and I always greet our guests, Liz did shake hands and I drove 1/2 hr to find them and guide the guests to Bettes Retreat. At the round about it is illegal to stop and get out of car I found them and that was good. I think the fact that their English was poor there was misunderstandings. We care a great deal for our guests safety and happiness. Most important we respect our guest privacy which obviously Sarah interpreted negatively. Additionally Liz provided veg and eggs from garden and hens...happy travels
Luglio 2016

Penacova, Portogallo · Membro dal Giugno 2013
Profilo utente di Malcolm

We are an eco-friendly couple retired here in Central Portugal, living off of the land. We have a huge vegie garden and chickens, in the middle of a forest.

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