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Casa D`Ouro B&B

Welcome to Casa de Ouro, situated in the hills of Cerejeiras, a small village in the district of Penela.

We located here in July 2011 after falling in love with the area, weather and most importantly the friendly Portuguese people.

We decided to open our home up to visitors so we can share our experience of this beautiful country. We have two double en-suite bedrooms. One of the advantages of living in Portugal is the swimming pool (piscina) to cool you down on the very hot days or just to relax by the pool and take in the spectacular views.

Also we can share our experience of buying a property in Portugal and point you in the direction of the right people to help you get the best possible solution for your requirements. Our experience has had its ups and downs but for every little down there are a dozen ups so we can give hands on advice.

The Area:
The property is situated midway between the market towns of Penela and Miranda do Corvo and 25 minutes from the university city and former capital of Portugal, Coimbra.

Penela: This sleepy medieval town with it’s 11th century castle is located approx. 10 mins from the property. The Castle of Penela is a Listed Monument and its construction started in the 11th century, although what you can see of the Castle these days only goes back to the 14th and 15th centuries. Inside is the Church of St Michael, which was originally built in the 12th century. Penela has all amenities including banks, supermarket, library, health centre, indoor swimming pool, restaurants/cafés and a farmers market selling local produce on Thursdays.

Miranda Do Corvo literally means 'View over the Corvo River.' Framed by densely wooded mountains, the small town of Miranda do Corvo has a remote history, although its ancient castle, conquered by the Moors in 1116, has almost completely disappeared and only the bell tower and cistern still remain. The town has a beautiful church situated on a hill overlooking the area. A large 'Rio de Janeiro'-type statue of Jesus also looks out over the town. There is a weekly market selling fresh local produce on Wednesdays. The traditional speciality of Miranda do Corvo is chanfana (a sort of goat stew), which is thought to have been created at the monastery of Semide. Local handicrafts include works in lace, a tradition also born at the monastery, and the 'Almalaguês weaving', woven and embroidered cotton fabric which is used to make tapestries and bedspreads.

The nearest airport is Porto, which is approximately 1 hour 30 minutes drive. Lisbon airport is approximately 1 hour 40 minutes south.

Contact Details

Telephone 00351-239-551318

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This page was last updated: 01 October 2012

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