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“Idyllic Portuguese Getaway”
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22 reviews
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Double Bedroom
Twin Bedroom
Farmhouse Kitchen/Dining Room
View from Kitchen Window
Open Plan Upper Level
View from Verandah
View from Top Balcony
Garden View
Lounge
Villa view from driveway
Canoeing
Kitchen Verandah
Arganil
Piodao
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Schist Village
River Fun
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Arganil, Coimbra District, Central Portugal

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dpweldon
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Idyllic Portuguese Getaway”
Reviewed August 1, 2018 for a stay in May 2018

5* property in a very secluded area, the perfect get-away-from it all. We knew it was going to be great from the moment we arrived. The welcome pack was amazing. The view across the river was to die for. Linda was very friendly and helpful. We loved it so much we’ve booked again for 2019....

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Karl G
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Highly recommended”
Reviewed May 25, 2017 for a stay in May 2017

I had a fantastic time at this amazing villa. The location is stunning and the villa itself has everything you could need. It is extremely well kept and clean plus beautifully decorated and set above a bend in the river giving a magnificent view you could never tire of. The owners Geoff and Lin make you very welcome and are extremely knowledgeable about the area if you wish to travel further afield but you really don’t need to because if you want a fantastic peaceful holiday set in amazing scenery you’ll find everything you need at Casa da Roda

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Reviewed November 15, 2016 for a stay in October 2016
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marybarlo...
Essex, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A truly amazing and relaxing holiday destination”
Reviewed September 1, 2016 for a stay in August 2016
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Casa da Roda is situated in the most amazing location. The villa overlooks the River Alva which is great for swimming, and there is a rowing boat for exploring the river further. The view from the villa terraces and from the pool area is breathtaking. There are plenty of seating/eating areas around the property so you can be in full sun or shade. The salt water pool is perfect for cooling down and we spent most days laughing and playing around the pool. There is so much to do in the area if that's what you want. We chose to just totally relax at the villa with a few trips out during our week. The river beach at Gois is an excellent day out and you can have lunch at a table with your feet in the river which our grandchildren loved. Lin and Geoff have obviously put a lot of work into making Casa da Roda such a wonderful place. They live on site but are completely invisible unless you want them for anything. They are both very knowledgeable about the area, both are very helpful with Portuguese language, and we loved spending time with them. The villa is very well equiped and we wanted for nothing. The welcome pack of food, milk and water was great and meant we didn't immediately have to go shopping. There was also a huge bowl of fruit waiting for us. After such a stress free and relaxing holiday we've booked again for next year - well, why wouldn't you?

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Liked best: Everthing
Liked least: Nothing to dislike
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Robin H
West Sussex, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“A haven of peace and beauty”
Reviewed August 8, 2016 for a stay in July 2016
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A peaceful, secluded place in beautiful surroundings with a tastefully decorated, spacious house. If you have any concerns from the description be assured - no mozzies from the river, the pool is just big enough for proper excercise if you want it (about 10 strokes), no traffic noise from the village (half a dozen cars per day). We had a wonderful, restful holiday. Your hosts can tell you places to eat, swim and visit, but mostly we just chilled. Try a cool, early morning row on the river - magical.

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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MrsAnn3
Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Beautiful property in wonderful location”
Reviewed June 29, 2016 for a stay in June 2016

Set in woodland above a wide meandering river, the property is lovely. Sitting out on the shaded terrace looking over the river and spotting the wildlife, birds and butterflies was one of the highlights of our holiday. the property is fully equipped and maintained to a high standard and is very clean. The owners were very helpful, especially when our knowledge of Portugal 's roads wasn't up to the mark! The property is close to many lovely places to visit.

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Catherine...
Ilford , Essex United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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“A fabulous place to relax and unwind”
Reviewed April 24, 2016 for a stay in April 2016

This is our third visit to Casa Roda, we love it so much. The views are stunning, not another house or a road in sight once you are at the villa. There’s a log fire for those chilly spring evenings, boats, bikes, local horse riding and beautiful walks. The motorbike rides on those twisting mountain roads are breathtaking too! The owners, Geoff and Lin, really went out of their way to make sure we have a great holiday. The villa is under a 2 hour drive from Porto, and a 2 hour train ride from Lisbon. We have been as a couple, and with all the family- it’s great for both. I’m sure we will be back! It’s such a great place to relax and unwind.

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Liked best: Secluded location
Liked least: Pool too cold to swim in as weather was cold
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
People with pets
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