a contemporary self-catering retreat offering exceptional value
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.
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From Lisbon: take the A1 towards Porto until the km 168,5 and exit to Soure. On the roundabout turn towards Condeixa. Drive about 1,5km, turn left towards Coimbra. Drive more 100m and turn right following the sign for Ansião – Degracias (N348). Drive more 8km you will find a sign Cotas. Turn to Cotas and go through another 1km until VILLA PEDRA.
From Porto: take the A1 towards Lisbon until the km 168,5 and exit to Soure. On the roundabout turn towards Condeixa. Drive about 1,5km, turn left towards Coimbra. Drive more 100m and turn right following the sign for Ansião – Degracias (N348). Drive more 8km you will find a sign Cotas. Turn to Cotas and go through another 1km until VILLA PEDRA.
There are 7 charming houses at Villa Pedra; Jasmine, Almond Tree, Laurel, Rosemary and the newest additions Medlar, Almond and Cherry Tree. For couples looking for an intimate hideaway Jasmine is the perfect choice as it sleeps two in the lap of luxury. All houses have fully equipped kitchens, spacious sitting rooms with TV/DVD player and internet connection. Each house enjoys its own private terrace and garden allowing guests to enjoy their holiday in utmost privacy. The Laurel house is one of our favourites. Sleeping 4 it also has two sitting rooms as well as a barbecue and outside seating area. Jasmine, Almond, Laurel Tree and Rosemary all enjoy their own private gardens.
7 day cancellation policy.
Check in: 14.00
Check out: 12.00
No pets allowed.
Each hotel selected for its unique charm by Lulu the founder.
Special benefits only guests booking through Chic Retreats obtain.
If you find your stay cheaper elsewhere we will give you £50 towards your next stay with us.
Casas da Lapa is a small, family run boutique hotel that sits on the slopes of Serra da Estrela, Portugal surrounded by an area of national park. This village house has been restored and transformed into is former glory using traditional methods and materials including stone and local wood. Whilst the interiors show off the exquisite taste and contemporary design of the owners resulting in a cosy and sophisticated Chic Retreat.