Villa Pedra is a hip hideaway that sits on a slope of Serra do Sicó, in the heart of Portugal. This old Aldeia de Cima had been abandoned for over 70 years, before it was lovingly transformed into a small boutique hotel by Manuel Casal with 7 individual and charming self-catering houses/cottages. Carefully respecting the spirit and traditions of the region, ancient construction techniques were used to recreate a retreat where guests can come to relax and enjoy the tranquillity and peacefulness Villa Pedra has to offer throughout the year.
Most guests staying at Villa Pedra simply enjoy the beauty and tranquillity of the place. There are some lovely walks around the property and a little further afield. Laze in a hammock, take a dip in the pool or simply relax with a book in the garden.
Each cottage at Villa Pedra has a fully-equipped kitchen and you can shop for local cheeses, meats, fruit and vegetable at the Ansläes market 15 minutes away. Enjoy tasting the delicious local honey, cheeses, walnuts and wines - you won't be disappointed. Breakfast will be left in a pretty linen bag outside your door every morning with butter, milk and cheese left in your fridge with freshly ground coffee, tea, home made jam and fresh fruit from Villa Pedra's gardens. 2013 saw the opening of a restaurant at Villa Pedra with a daily-changing menu using fresh local produce to create simple, delicious dishes (be sure to book dinner by 2pm the same day). There are a few good restaurants within 20 minutes drive from Villa Pedra should you wish to eat out.