What tremendous hosts Derrick and Hannah were. They made our honeymoon an absolute delight. The location is fantastic, with easy access to surrounding areas and river swimming; just a short drive away (a hire car is a necessity).
The Yurt (Apple Tree Yurt) was a pleasure to stay in, with plenty of space, comfortable beds and decent facilities. The yurt remained cool in the mornings and late evenings, allowing for easy relaxation and rest (despite some 40+ degrees celsius temperatures!)
The full-board option is highly recommended (continental breakfast, substantial packed lunch and 3 course dinners), not just for the sake of simplicity (there are no self-catering facilities) but mainly for a taste of the delicious, varied and inspiring food that Hannah and Derrick provided throughout our stay. They did an amazing job cooking vegan (for the first time we were surprised to learn) and gave us some new and exciting ideas to work with.
Above everything, we were taken back by how intimate Derrick, Hannah and the family made our stay feel. It was an experience like no other and one that can only be fully appreciated first hand. We will surely be returning for many anniversaries to come!
Special thanks to Theo and Ella for the grasshopper rescue mission.
Mr and Mrs Kimber!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Come and stay in our romantic Mongolian style yurts, nestled in the mountains of central Portugal, about one hour inland from the ancient university town of Coimbra. Olives, vines and fruit trees surround the yurt; our own spring provides the water; and energy is solar powered. Whether you’re looking for a lazy rural retreat, or an active holiday in the hills, there’s no better way to get back to nature without foregoing any creature comforts. ... more less