My place is close to great views. You’ll love my place because of the location, the people, the outdoors space, and the ambiance. My place is good for couples, families (with kids), big groups, and furry friends (pets).
Casa das Frutas is a charming renovated 3 bedroom house on a 7 acre "Quinta" on an elevated site in a wonderful setting surrounded by fruit trees, cork oaks and pine trees. Fully equipped kitchen for a self-catering stay. All bedrooms have bathroom en-suite. Set in woodland, surrounded by nature, this tranquil private retreat offers all modern comforts. Only 5 minutes walk to the beautiful village of Vale De Prazeres with all amenities: bars, cafes, groceries, pharmacy, atm, train station, etc.
The large town of Fundao is a 15 minute drive away, city of Castelo Branco is a 35 minute drive, Portugals highest mountain 'Serra da Estrela' is also 35 mins drive with skiing in winter. A23 motorway is a 10 minute drive from here. Many historic sites are nearby: Monsanto, Castelo Novo, Sabugal and many more. Beautiful outdoor swimming pools only 5 minutes drive. Lakes and rivers with river beaches close-by.
Guests can wander freely throughout the "Quinta". Enjoy the varied landscape, flora and fauna. Olive groves, pine forest , cork oaks, mimosa and an amazing range of wildlife, especially birdlife: eagles, buzzards, woodpeckers, hoopoes and golden orioles to name just a few. Access to the property is via a public path (approx. 400 metres) which rises from the main road and is only used by a few local farmers. This public path is one of the famous Gardunha walks and there are many more in the area for anyone who enjoys trekking. The owners live in a separate house on the path to the Casa das Frutas and are always on-site to welcome guests.
Interaction with guests
We are always accessible to welcome guests and are delighted to help with advice and assistance in any way. Guests have total privacy at the Casa das Frutas but are never far from the owners should they need contact. We speak fluently in Portuguese, English and French and some basic Spanish.
Other things to note
Please note that the TV is for DVD playing only or portuguese/spanish channels
Make yourself at home!