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Reviewed June 10, 2019 via mobile

We stayed here for a horseback riding trip and a stay at the hotel. Excellent horses and instruction - fun for jumping and dressage. Lovely and very comfortable hotel - nice, spacious rooms and comfortable beds. Tasty meals - simple but delicious. Fantastic place, would recommend it to anyone, especially people who want to ride on their vacation.

Date of stay: June 2019
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Thank Aaron A
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Vale d, Proprietário at Vale de Ferreiros, responded to this reviewResponded July 18, 2019

Thank you so much for your visit and feedback! It was such a pleasure to meet you and fullfil your expectations!!
We all are waiting for your visit again soon! :)

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Reviewed October 16, 2017 via mobile

Just stay there for a couple of ours after a saturday party.
The place is calm and seems good for relaxing. Breakfast very simples but tasty. The house was very pleasant and wish I could stay more time there. Should return

Date of stay: October 2017
Trip type: Traveled with friends
Thank Joao-Can
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Vale d, Proprietário at Vale de Ferreiros, responded to this reviewResponded October 19, 2017
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Obrigada pelo comentário! Esperamos que tenha oportunidade de nos visitar com mais tempo de uma próxima vez!

Obrigada.

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Reviewed March 16, 2017

A really nice stay with all necessary to be confortable. They do care for the well being of the guests, not only you will find what you need in the house, but realise that they have thought of you to have a relaxing stay.

Date of stay: March 2017
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Thank RitaFerreira
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Filipa P, Proprietário at Vale de Ferreiros, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2017

Thank you for your comment!! This really inspire us to work better everyday :)

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Reviewed March 4, 2017

I stayed at Vale de Ferreiros a week to do some horseback riding, and I had a fantastic time! Filipa was very welcoming, helpful, and went out of her way to make sure everything was great! She's a very patient coach, and I now feel like a much better rider because of her. Their horses are beautiful and they have one for every need; you can easily see that they take really good care of them.

The housing was also very pleasant, my room was beautiful and the staff always welcome you with a smile. They even let me use their kitchen at night since I did not have a car to go out. I have no bad comments to make about this place, and I would definitely recommend it without any hesitation.

Thank you for everything Filipa!

Date of stay: February 2017
  • Trip type: Traveled solo
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Thank Yasmina S
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Filipa P, Proprietário at Vale de Ferreiros, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2017

Thank you for your comment!! This really inspire us to work better everyday!! :)
We try to do our best!!

Hope to see you next time!

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Reviewed September 17, 2015

I booked a three day mini break at VDF, with the sole purpose of improving my showjumping technique.

The riding programme consists of 2 hours of riding per day, which was plenty with the intensity of the training. You can pay locally for extra riding, but will need to decide when booking if you want to jump, do dressage training or 50/50. The instructors are all freelance and will need to be pre-arranged. Hacks can be added any time if I understood correctly.

It is very difficult for serious hobby rider to find riding holiday for showjumping on quality horses. Understandably so as it takes a lot of hard work to keep the horses good quality while said hobby riders keep teaching them bad habits... I was pretty damn excited when Holly from Far and Ride told me about this place and chucked my credit card at her without really thinking what Portugal was going to be like in July.

I was the only riding guest the week I was there. Sensible people had probably googled 'Portugal + July + Weather', and decided on lovely cool hacking holiday somewhere else.

I think they keep the groups pretty small anyway as they said they prefer to give individual jump lessons, so not 100% sure how social it would be for solo travellers at busier times.

Being the only guest didn’t bother me, but if you were going on a riding holiday for social purposes, I would suggest that this wasn’t the right place without some pre-arranged friends coming with.

Riding:
They have number of warmbloods and such, owned by the family for jump training. Lessons take part in a huge 90 x 60 sand arena, they also have a second slightly smaller one so can run two lessons at once. There are enough fences & fillers to make up interesting course.

My horse was as close to showjumping school master as you can get. Responsive and forward going, but economical jumper so I could concentrate on my own position rather than being pinged out of the saddle and then having to hold on to my dear life.

The exercises were judged well. Within the three days, I went from jumping tiny cross poles to completing a course with spreads and jumps up to 1.15m. I jump a lot in UK, but appreciated that I was brought back to basics, and not pushed out of my comfort zone too quickly. I was very happy with the pace the exercises processed, but got the feeling Jorge would have put the jumps up / made it more challenging quicker had I asked for it.

The area also has lovely hacking and they have dressage trainer who brings in his own Lusitanos on request. Unfortunately my tight schedule didn’t allow me to try either of these.

Food & accommodation:

The lodge was lovely, newly build in traditional style. My room was very comfortable with a huge double bed and lovely balcony for sun bathing. The breakfast & dinner were served downstairs, and the food was very good. As I was by myself I had asked for simple salad for dinner, I got exactly what I requested but I’m sure they could arrange a feast for bigger groups.

The stables are about 10min walk downhill from the lodging, and there is a small town with a mini supermarket, pharmacy and few restaurants about 30min up the road. (I had a car so never actually walked the distance).

You can either have your lunch or dinner included in the booking or pay a bit extra to have both lunch and dinner included. If you are a solo traveler and haven’t rented a car, I’d say it is worth paying the supplement to get them to feed you three times a day.

Everyone was super welcoming through out my stay, but the lodgings are separate form family house and you won’t get ‘hosted’ through the dinner (not that I was expecting it). So if you are going buy yourself, bring few good books and a tablet full of TV shows.

Date of stay: July 2015
  • Trip type: Traveled solo
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