|Rental type||Bed and Breakfast|
|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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|Theme||Mountain, River, Rural|
Description from the owner
RECOMMENDED BY THE ROUGH GUIDE - A SPECIAL PLACE TO STAY
BEAUTIFUL VINTAGE CHIC SELF CATERING OR B&B; - SLEEPS UP TO FOUR
Ideal for lazy holidays, outdoor activities and house hunting
Nestled in a pretty rural hamlet surrounded by forests, in the foothills of the Serra da Lousa, with panoramic mountain views, Jardim da Tia provides the perfect base to explore the beautiful, largely undiscovered area of Central Portugal, often referred to as 'Green Portugal'. Easily accessible, with a nearby train station for trains to the beautiful medieval city of Coimbra (35km) and, from there, to all other Portuguese destinations ( the tr...Read more
Discover Green Portugal @ Jardim da Tia
Coimbra, Centro Region, Portugal
Additional Location Information
A tiny rural mountain hamlet with access to nearby village (all amenities) and several summer river beaches.
Location Type Mountain, River, Rural
Rates shown in $ USD (Rental listed originally in GBP) (change)
|Rate Summary||$31 - $78||$31 - $78||$543||$0||3 nights|
|2 people per person per night||$39||$39||-||-||3 nights|
|3 people per person per night||$34||$34||-||-||3 nights|
|4 people per person per night||$31||$31||-||-||3 nights|
|All Other Dates||$78||$78||$543||-||3 nights|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
Additional notes from owner
Prices are per person per night, self catering and start from £20 per person for four sharing .Prices are in pounds (£'s) sterling and will be converted to Euros at the current rate if necessary.
We do not charge extra for peak season.
Children under two are free and children two - twelve are £12 per night.
TO BOOK A NON REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT OF 25% REQUIRED. OUTSTANDING BALANCE TO BE PAID EIGHT WEEKS BEFORE ARRIVAL DATE. IF PAYING BY PAYPAL PAYPAL COMMISSION CHARGES WILL APPLY.
WIRELESS INTERNET ACCESS AVAILABLE
Optional breakfast is available at 14 euros per person - please specify if you require this at the time of booking.
Please see our website jardimdatia.com for more details.
We accept payment by GB cheque, GB bank transfer or in other currencies via Paypal (4% EXTRA CHARGE TO COVER COMMISSION)
10% discount offered for stays of 8 nights or more.
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: May 01, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
Fantastic accomodation in beautiful surroundings
We stayed at Jardim da Tia for three nights with our two boys, and had a wonderful time. The accomodation is lovely with everything you could think you may need and a lot more (including a flowery showercap). Flowers and comfy beds and lots of cushions meant we all felt at home straight away. There was a very welcome box of provisions on our late night arrival, and andy, Yves and Ismay were so friendly and kind without intruding in any way. The best bit is the veranda, with scent of jasmin, wisteria and lavender and little fairy lights twinkling in the night. Fantastic view. Friendly locals in the bakery and supermarket who were very forgiving of our poor Portuguese.We did venture off the veranda for a couple of trips out - one to Coimbra, which was a great day, and another to Lousa castle, which was also a very pleasent afternoon. Would love to visit again in the summer and swim in the river.
We spent three days away and came home feeling like we had been away 3 weeks.
Welcoming and very comfortable
Recommend you try to arrive in daylight.Portuguese signposting leaves a lot to be desired! In spite of poor weather (unusually wet for early april) we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. A 15 min. stroll into Serpins gave access to a cafe/bar, bakery, mini-market and very good (and cheap) bus service. Local people were very friendly, as were our hosts. The accommodation was excellent as were the views.
Kirkby in Furness
Relaxing, comfortable, good value.
The house was stylishly furnished, with everything we needed. It was important, since the weather was unseasonably wet. The kitchen was well stocked with all the equipment you could ask for. We really appreciated the welcome pack when we arrived. The local village was very convenient for all our needs.
A peaceful, beautiful and unique experience.
We wanted peace and beauty and that's what we got. Jardim da Tia is an oasis of tranquility, natural beauty and happiness. The rooms were beautifully furnished in a quirky but highly acceptable style and the outside area was large and full of gorgeous plants and colour.
The view from our balcony was the Portugal of which we had dreamed - all blue sky, greenery and startlingly pink flowers.
We had everything that we needed and little extras kept coming our way - playthings for our daughter, a dinghy for our trips to the many river beaches and even goodies made on site!
Yves and andy were close at hand and ready for a chat whenever - but never intrusive and they were full of excellent information and kindness.
A car was a must for us - but we found that we were well-place to visit lots of fabulous places. However, the river beaches were our favourites. They were everywhere and each one had its own special charm.
Generally, we try to go to a different destination every time that we have a holiday - but this is the first place that we would go to for a return visit. Hindsight can often detract from a place - but this is not true of Jardim Da Tia!
Idyllic Getaway in the Portuguese Hills
The Jardin the Tia is a perfect location for a quiet honeymoon or a base from which to explore Portugal, be it the local area by foot (there are plenty of trails), or through day trips to other parts of the country. We were received very warmly by our hosts, and shown around the house, which had all the modern amenities as well as a garden with a large area to lie out in the sun. The house is quaintly furnished with a distinct English touch, and is pleasant to come back to after a long day away. Equally, it is possible to sit on the large balcony all day, looking out over the green hills across the valley of this remarkably fertile part of Portugal.
Two slight issues were finding the place in the first place, and finding shops and other facilities. The latter was catered for by having some groceries waiting for us on arrival while we found our feet, as well as a large booklet full of any of the information we could possibly need during our stay. The former issue led us into having to phone and be guided to the house, though that may in part may be down to our preparation more than anything else.
Overall, it was a wonderful stay. I highly recommend it to others!
Cosy fresh and friendly accommodation in beautiful setting
Arrived to Lovely Cath Kitson touches in the accommodation, complete with fresh flowers and complimentory local produce ad a very warm welcome from our hosts. But a star touch was the local home made jam to go with delicious rolls. We had a really relaxing time, making good use of the peace and quite on the verandah staring out to the lovely view of the hills. The kids really enjoyed the river beaches - only regret was that we didn't make a feww good sites. hopefully next time! The kids wouldn't allow nme to give anything less than a few 5 star review - and we have to agree.
Beautiful really special place to stay
Really enjoyed our lovely week in this rural idyl in the Portuguese country side. Very near fantastic river beaches and the coast too for time on the beach if you want. The house is really well kept and attractive with a fantastic view towards rolling hills. The owners know the local amenities extremely well as they have lived there for ten years. If you want a taste of real Portugal we can totally recommend Jardim da Tia. Friendly and helpful local people also add to the experience.
Hospitable, simple and peaceful
The house is a simple, old-fashioned, single-storey Portuguese-style home, very tastefully decorated by the owners and with a terrace covered with vigourous pot-plants, we lived on when it wasn't too hot. Mostly the breeze kept us very comfortable (When it was too hot, in the second week, we went down to the river beach, where the wind is a little stronger to swim in the cool,clean river or lie in the shade). The terrace adjoins the kitchen, which has everything you need, and what it doesn't have, (I needed an oversize roasting-dish), the very friendly owners leap to provide.
The area is surprisingly green (lots of rivers)and hilly, mainly afforested with pines, cork-oaks and eucalyptus with lots of quiet roads and tracks we enjoyed for a pirry wander. The valleys are used for farming, the excellent garden-produce available on the many markets. (Every day a different village/town). I also rave about the local honey and wine. (The latter is a matter of trial and error though.)
If you get bored with the local river-beach, there are lots of others and there are loads of fun outings, though we thought Coimbra the jewel in the crown.
The hamlet where the house is situated is a little further from the village than we anticipated and as the train from the local village to Coimbra has been "modernised" into non-existence (it got too expensive) since the website was made,a car is a advisable.
The perfectionists must know that the water-boiler (also for the shower) is a bit temperamental, but it works and that the mosquito nets aren't just there for decoration (although the mozzies never got too bad).
London, United Kingdom
Cosy, welcoming and peaceful place to stay
My husband and I spent a week of our honeymoon at Jardim da Tia this month and really recommend it. The owners andy and Yves are very friendly and accommodating - we had a surprise bottle of fizz in the fridge when we arrived, along with two delicious homemade little cakes and the usual starter kitchen supplies. There were fresh flowers in the living room and bedroom, dinky toiletries in the bathroom and the whole place was very well equipped.
The cottage is cosy and the decor is very Cath Kidston inspired. There's a good selection of films and Dvds (inc alan Partridge! we didn't expect to see him in the Portuguese mountains), a wood burning stove and lots of blankets if the temperature dips, and a lovely private balcony with amazing views of the mountains.
The owners provided lots of helpful information about the area and were very welcoming, dropping round some local organic cherries and inviting us to watch a Euro 2012 game at their house. And their two cats are very sweet - we liked how they popped by to sit with us while we were sunbathing.
The cottage is located in a quiet hamlet - if you want to avoid the tourist masses and experience the real Portuguese countryside do consider staying here. You'll need a car though!
Very helpful owners
Cottage had eveything you needed and a nice eating out area with free lemons to pick for your G & T. Andi and Yves were very friendly and had laid on lots of extras for our arrival. Good base to get around from for visiting Coimbra ( Take the train if its up and running) and the local river beaches.All in all well woth a peaceful holiday in this area.
In love with Gaga
To me its a little piece of heaven. Lovely cottage. Friendly and knowledge hosts. Great walking in the area and theres nothing better then sitting on the veranda with a bottle of wine in the evening after a decent hike and soaking in the wonderful view of the valley.
Kathleen from Dublin
Great place to stay in central Portugal
We loved Jardim da Tia which is why this was our third trip back. The accommodation is warm and homely which is a rarity in holiday rentals. Andy and Yves welcome starts from day one with their basket of local goods/essentials.
Auckland, New Zealand
Charming Cottage in Beautiful Green Portugal
We loved our stay here and our hosts did all they could to make our week-long stay enjoyable and comfortable. We were delighted with the welcome basket of local produce and wines on our arrival; our hosts were always ready to help with advice and suggestions; the written information they made available about the area provided was excellent, the decor in the cottage was special - they have created a lovely homely ambiance. Cottage was also well equipped. Swimming at the local river with 'beach' was great. However, definitely recommend having a car in this area - is quite remote. Also, take mosquito repellant - depending on the time of year I guess (we needed it). The plumbing in the bathroom needed a bit of improving and the queen bed in the main room could be improved on (not that comfortable and a bit creaky). Overall, however, staying at Jardim da Tia was a very happy and memorable experience. Angie and Ross
We had a fantastic stay!
We have family living in the area, and the cottage was perfect in every way. Stayed for 8 nights followed by 3 nights in the local beech town.
The cottage is in a very short driving distance to the gorge and several river bars. We spent an evening in the local town of Gois at a food festival, which was a great night.
We had an all round perfect stay and could not have asked for more. We will be back next year !!
Perfect for a week away from it all!
The cottage is in a great location - peaceful yet close to lots of interesting places. Andy and Yves have provided everything you could possibly need in the cottage and the homemade strawberry jam was a real bonus! We will definitely book a return trip.
Vancouver, BC, Canada
This is a great location with friendly hosts, Everything is provided, and nothing is too much trouble, especially local advice. Lots of interesting places available for day trips. The numerous local river beaches are a welcome respite from sumer heat. We'd certainly come again if we have the chance!
A peaceful and restful centre to explore hidden Portugal
A delightful cottage with good facilities, in a peaceful and restful setting ( apart from the forest fire!) . A good base to go out and discover many interesting places. We loved the fluvials at the end of hot days, and the terrace was a great place to wile away the warm evenings, with the occassional Bar- B -Q . Andy and Yve, and Ismey, were excellent hosts with enough help and frienship,but not overwhelming. Thank you all for a great time.
Small touches that count for a lot
We stayed at Jardim da Tia for four nights this June 2010. The location is good, with a lovely view from the dining terrace of the Serra da Lousa and the small hamlet of Terra da Gaga - yes, really! The directions we had were perfect, and the kitchen of our self-catering accommodation was stocked with a welcome pack that exceeded expectations - milk, olive oil, salad (home grown and delicious), cheese, a bottle of wine... most welcome for weary (and thirsty) travellers. Andy creates her own handwash and shampoo using locally grown produce (herbs, lemons, etc), - very much a cottage industry - and there are scented candles and coordinated cushions which give a comfortable, cosy feel to the accommodation. The two bedroomed villa comes complete with all appliances and those little things you might have forgotten but need - i.e. scissors, etc. It's these small, useful touches that count for a lot and really make your stay trouble free.
Andy, Yves and Ismey are the perfect hosts and went out of their way to help us and also give advice on where to go and what to do. Recommended.
Nick and Nick
A haven of civilization
Despite appalling weather, it was a joy to return each day to aunty's Garden - a haven of civilization after a hard day's house-hunting. Andy and Yves have thought of everything.
A pleasant, self-catering cottage in a pretty part of central Po
Friendly and helpful hosts, Andy and Yves, ensure you have a relaxing stay in their self-catering, completely self-contained 2-bedroom cottage. A nice touch is the starter pack of eggs, milk, cheese, bread, wine, etc included in the rate. Jardim da Tia is located in the little hamlet of Terra da Gaga about 2 kms from the village of Serpins, which has basic provisions. The lounge has a wood-burning heater, which was so welcome when we arrived in cold and wet March (the days soon became warm and sunny), and there is a large bookshelf of assorted books for all the family, plus a big basket of DVD movies. It’s a bit isolated in the mountains, so don’t expect to get anywhere fast. We averaged about 60kms an hour to get by road to Coimbra, Tomar, Fatima, Bussaco, Serra da Estrela, etc.
A great place to stay! Beautiful peaceful rural location - fantastic mountains ranges,valleys and river beaches nearby. Coimbra not far and well worth a visit. Cottage itself was lovely (great views across the valley from the cottage veranda) lots of attention to detail and thoughfully stocked with all you could need including a welcome hamper of local produce and beer.
A truely relaxing stay and the owners Yves and Andy are laid back, friendly and very helpful.
Will definitely be going back
Don't look! it should stay a closely guarded secret
In brief, this is the accommodation most like my imaginary holiday home from home. If you like painted wooden furniture and gingham, florals and toile du jour fabric, get your own place, this one's for me!
peter and helen youds
something for everyone
jardim da tia is a wonderful place to stay to get a true flavour of "real" Portugal. The property is very clean and comfortable and the hosts kind and welcoming without being intrusive. There are plenty of areas to sit and enjoy the sunshine. The local countryside is great for walking but it is also a good base for visiting attractions further afield, such as Coimbra, Porto and Busaco. The nearby railway is useful and there are good supermarkets in easy reach. So - get away from it all, grab a bit of culture and relax and be comfortable. Great place!