The Villa provides the very essence of well-being, peacefulness, quality and authenticity. Here, you will find serenity and time for reflection, and the supreme privilege of doing nothing.
The unhurried simple life is awaiting you here at the charming Villa Pedra Natural Houses. The owners and the team are there to meet and greet and make sure your stay is a memorable one.
Nestled between the Duoro and Tejo rivers this central part of Portugal, Cotas is a small Portuguese village with beautiful countryside. Here in the heart of central Portugal you are within easy reach of the famous Roman Ruins, the museum of Conimbriga, and the beautiful Serra da Lousa when one can enjoy a challenging hike, admire the landscape and the very best of nature. The coast is also approx. 45 min drive and one can find beautiful beaches along the Atlantic Ocean whilst stay at the charming Villa Pedra Natural Houses.
Two close friends, Manuel and Victor, have long known this area and fell in love with the ruins of an old hamlet, a former village Aldeia de Cima, where they decided to start an amazing project. With the help of a talented architect they have mastered this protect to the highest standard. The transformation is magical, as they have restored the old hamlet into something beautiful and mesmerising. The attention to detail, eclectic furnishing mix with 60’s & 70’s mixed with amazing colours and pieces of art from around the world made this place unique and beautiful. It is truly a well-deserved sanctuary from hectic modern life, especially for people who are in love with nature, beautiful surroundings and looking to do as little as possible on their break, just rejuvenate.
The project is a combination of urban sophistication and old traditions, providing ample living spaces with self-catering facilities, independence and comfort. Kids can run freely in the beautiful gardens, enjoy the landscape or swim in the pool on a hot summers day. Each cottage can take between 2 – 5 people depending on the one chosen, and is ideal for couples and families alike. It is also a great palace for larger families to get together over a holiday as multiple houses can be booked for a larger party providing you a great atmosphere for a reunion for your family. Unlike other self-catering houses, Villa Pedra Natural Houses provide you breakfast as well as daily cleaning. Breakfast ingredients is left in your fridge/ kitchen and daily hot bread a cake is left by your door in time for breakfast every morning, a delightful surprise to many.
There is a great on-site restaurant offering local and seasonal home cooking feast every day except Sundays, so all the more reason not to cook and chill out! Even though the houses are self-catering there is a feast of a breakfast included in the rates and delivered to your door each morning. Nothing beats the smell of freshly baked local break delivered to your door at 08:30 just in time for your breakfast. There is always a welcome pack on arrival with a bottle of wine, bread, cheese and fresh fruit, welcoming you to this paradise on earth.
If you let the team know that you want dinner by lunch time, make your choice of fish or meat, you will be surprised with a home cooked fantastic food, a feast you can enjoy in the company of your family and friends in the atmospheric restaurant with the services of the helpful and friendly staff. In the summer evenings, you can enjoy your garden or terrace by the restaurant to stargaze and listen to the sound of nature. A place words cannot justify its natural beauty and atmosphere so must be experienced to appreciate it!