I spent two nights in this lovely house in Manteigas last week, which is a perfect base for hiking in the Natural Park of Serra da Estrela. It was absolutely a home from home. I paid for a room but had the whole house for myself! Inês and Miguel are the most wonderful hosts I have ever met during my travels. On the first afternoon, I arrived later than planned, and they welcomed me with fresh strawberries from their garden. Inês then walked me to the village to look around in the burel shops. I was off to hiking the next day. When I came back, they immediately offered to drive me to the village. Transport was not a problem although I do not drive. The house has great views of a glacial valley. The tranquility was amazing. I had the best sleep. I had to leave very early on the third day. Inês and Miguel not only helped me buy the bus ticket in advance, but also drove me to the bus station in the town of Belmonte.
This is a five-star lodging with the warmest hospitality. I wish I could stay longer to join some activity (e.g. walk with the shepherd) organised by them. A big thank you to Inês and Miguel for everything.
The location is perfect; the owners are very nice and friendly, we could even took our little dog; the house was very beautiful and cosy; the breakfast was delicious; the view of the mountains was amazing; we'll visit again!