Cerdeira certainly gave us that. We were intrigued by the shale construction of the homes and the marvelous work that has restored this village. The village was absolutely beautiful. We enjoyed that it was isolated and it was fun driving on twisting mountain roads to find the village nestled on a mountain-side. The village was entirely free of vehicles.
Steep paths led from one part of the village to another. We enjoyed the picturesque hike between Cerdeira and Candal. What a treat to have the village dog show us the way. The nearby stream, birdsong, and mountain vistas enriched our experience immensely.
Casa da Azeitona was spacious, well-equipped, comfortable, and clean. We enjoyed our private outside terrace. The bed was reasonably comfortable although the pillows were a bit flat. The staff were welcoming, friendly, helpful, and hard-working. Without exception, they provided excellent service. Every morning we were greeted by a friendly staff member with a beautiful breakfast. Another staff member was willing to chat with us providing a history of the schist villages and the recent changes.
These are the insights that visitors to a new country are interested in. The variety of options available at breakfast were more than satisfactory and we enjoyed the homemade preserves. The rice duck dinner which delicious. Cerdeira was an affordable yet extremely rich experience. Date of stay: May Helpful Share. Pavel Peltan wrote a review May In the heart of Portugal.
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In Cerdeira village it is difficult to find something wrong. Marvelous and unique place to stay!!! There is a lot of foxgloves plants, nice fountain with mountain water to drink, unique old schist architecture, quiet and peaceful atmosphere. It is appreciated there is no mobil signal. Review collected in partnership with this hotel. Trip type: Traveled with family. Thank you for leaving a review of Cerdeira. We really appreciate it :. Brunswick, Maine 40 contributions 10 helpful votes.
Magical and very special place. My partner and I rented one of the eight houses available in this village for three nights. One must park the car outside the village and walk in and we left the car until we had to leave. The house was well equipped for cooking meals and it was very clean, cozy and warm we did have some drizzly damp weather.
One day, we hiked on a well marked trail to another village and back. Cerdeira itself, seemed to provide endless opportunities for photos. We sat on our balcony that looked out to the valley and read. It was a tranquil and lovely three days. The staff that we met were patient, accommodating and so helpful. For those that don't need internet in their house, don't mind walking and who enjoy nature, history and art, this is an amazing place to spend some time. Date of stay: April VickyWClaire wrote a review Apr Oxfordshire, United Kingdom 34 contributions 7 helpful votes.
Otherworldly place, very relaxing. On advice from a friend we booked in for 3 nights relaxing and walking in the middle of our Portugal trip. It was very easy to find and although I was worried about getting the rental car up the winding road it was fine and there was ample parking. Although the parking is a short m walk from the village up and down some steps so you will need to do some bag carrying. We checked in at the cafe and were shown round the house Via Avore.
We loved it from the first impression, the kitchen was well stocked with all utensils and pans and there was games to keep us occupied. It is easy to find and appears on google maps. The balconies in our house were lovely and we enjoyed watching the thunderous rain storm from them. The bed room was nice and bed very comfy and cosy, the bathroom was clean as well. We loved the silence and waking up to the birds.
Lots of local walks which are accessible from the village or a very short drive from the village to other Schist villages, you can combine routes to make longer or shorter days and it is mainly walking in trees which provide shade from the the sun or protection from the rain. Walking boots advised as trails over rough ground not pre laid paths.
The walks are fairly strenuous and go up and down hills. We had breakfast provided and went to the cafe. The bread was always fresh and tasty and liked the range of fruit, homemade jams and ham on offer. A great place for a pause mid holiday. Date of stay: March Trip type: Traveled as a couple. Dear Vicky, we really appreciate your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and you are welcome anytime! AptosAmy wrote a review Mar The Village of Cerdeira is charming and peaceful but I am reviewing the Accommodation.
Don't confuse the ancient village with the modern business of selling tiny houses by the night. Home for Creativity is in Lugar da Cerdeira, Lousa We were told there would be parking in the church lot meters away but really we had to park meters away and haul luggage because day trippers and employees parked in the church lot.
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The establishment maintains bright street lights that are on all night and they shine into your quaint little cabin. If you close the windows and shutters you are poisoned by the residue of very strongly chemically-scented laundry products. This place could get a lesson from Tassajara Zen Center in California. We came here for the hiking. These mountains have not yet burned. Dogs bark into the night and early in the morning, waking you in this charming Xisto village. The establishment says they use biodegradable laundry products but the room stinks of an intense cheap chemical scent of the laundry products.
This stink does not biodegrade over 4 days and the smell was not rinsed out of the sheets when they were washed. I asked for a substitute in advance and was denied an alternative. The breakfast is ok and typical of Portugal. The people who work here are friendly. Sleep Quality. Dear Amy, We are happy that you appreciated our team, as we work hard to make this project a reality. We were very sad to read your review. In fact, you contacted us about our laundry products and we told you that our products had a fragrance.
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