Nature house in Cabeceiras de Basto

North, Portugal

Detached | On a yard | Cabin
  • 5 persons
  • 1 bedroom
  • Contactless stay
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Pets allowed

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At an altitude of 860 meters in the Serra de Cabreira with beautiful, wide views you will find this small-scale, ecological vacation park surrounded by wonderful nature with countless hiking opportunities. This nature house is designed and built for the ultimate nature experience with a very large verranda and a panoramic view over the valley. Ideal for the bird watcher, insect connoisseur, hiker or peace seeker. The five-acre property is grazed by a small herd of donkeys and two horses that regularly come to take a curious look. The herd is guarded by two beautiful Portuguese mountain dogs who will also accompany you on a walk if you wish. The pool is filled with clear, fresh mountain water that always flows and thus remains drinkable for the animals. The cottage is built of thick round logs, is insulated with hemp and has a very pleasant indoor climate. The high ceiling of four meters and the large windows make it feel very spacious. The furnishings are simple but complete, the bathroom is spacious with a walk-in shower. In the hosts' cozy farmhouse there is a large collection of books, a telescope and microscope.

Nature and surroundings

The Serra de Cabreira (mountains of the goat herder) is characterized by its beautiful nature, but also by its inhabitants who are still as authentic as the granite villages and the countless granite pile walls that surround the pastures. Here you will find only the shepherds with their goats and sheep or a herd of up to 12 cows. People here live almost entirely self-sufficiently with their own vegetable garden, chickens, firewood, water, honey, etcetera. People are still moving away from the mountains to the city, so nature is increasingly taking over. In addition to the herds of wild horses (Gerano), the Ibiriche wolf has been prominent for several years now, and in 2018 the griffon vulture also returned. The area is now so sparsely populated that you won't meet anyone on a hike and won't have to share the natural swimming spots with anyone. Following this, we find the Peneda de Geres National Park which has slightly higher peaks and is a bit more jagged. Here, to date, a population of 360 wolves resides.


Sustainability

  • 100% Renewable Energy
  • Fully Insulated
  • Natural Insulation materials
  • Built with natural building materials
  • Separating waste (Glass, paper, plastic, food waste/organic)
  • No single-use plastic
  • No single-use plastic (water) bottles
  • Water-efficient toilet
  • Water-efficient shower
  • Rainwater is used for garden, toilet or more
  • Biodiversity-friendly garden
  • The garden is managed in a sustainable way
  • Bicycle rental is possible
  • Nature house can be reached in a sustainable way
  • Tours and activities organised by local guides and businesses are available
  • Information on local ecosystems, heritage and culture offered by landlord
  • Local products offered by the landlord

Facilities

Bedroom 1
  • 2-pers. bed (1x)
Accessibility
  • Contactless stay
  • Parking (5x)
Utilities
  • Internet access (WiFi)
  • Fire place
  • Wood stove
  • Drinking water
  • Hot water
  • Electricity
Outdoor
  • Garden
  • Garden (shared)
  • Garden furniture
  • Terrace
  • Terrace (shared)
  • Terrace (roofed)
  • Balcony
Entertainment
  • Swimming pool (shared) 36 m2
Children
  • Cot (1x)
  • High chair (1x)
  • Baby bath (1x)
  • Playground equipment
  • Sandbox
  • Playground
Kitchen
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator with freezer
  • Gas (/stove)
Bathroom
  • Bathroom facilities
  • Bathroom (1x)
  • Shower
  • Toilet

Optional costs

Wood
Per m3,Optional upon arrival
€0.00

Location


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Good to know

Arrival and departure
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM- 10:00 PM
  • Check-out: 8:00 AM- 10:00 AM
House rules
  • Out of respect for nature: silence between 10:30 PM and 7:30 AM.
  • Minimum age of main booker: 18 years.
  • Smoking is not allowed in this nature house.
  • This is a fireworks-free nature house.
  • Waste separation is mandatory in this nature house.

Additional house rules are listed in the terms and conditions, when you place your booking.

Nature house-ID

35709

Registration number

11106/AL

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Facilities

Accessibility
  • Contactless stay
  • Parking (5x)
Utilities
  • Internet access (WiFi)
  • Fire place
  • Wood stove
  • Drinking water
  • Hot water
  • Electricity
Outdoor
  • Garden
  • Garden (shared)
  • Garden furniture
  • Terrace
  • Terrace (shared)
  • Terrace (roofed)
  • Balcony
Entertainment
  • Swimming pool (shared) 36 m2
Children
  • Cot (1x)
  • High chair (1x)
  • Baby bath (1x)
  • Playground equipment
  • Sandbox
  • Playground
Kitchen
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator with freezer
  • Gas (/stove)
Bathroom
  • Bathroom facilities
  • Bathroom (1x)
  • Shower
  • Toilet
Bedrooms
Bedroom 1
  • 2-pers. bed (1x)

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