With a stunning view over the Zêzere Glacier Valley, Casa Cerro da Correia and Casa da Sicó are located in the heart of the Serra da Estrela Natural Park, 3 kms from Manteigas.
Discovering the life of a shepherd, painting with natural paints or exploring the senses in the forest, are experiences a way to enter in communion with nature and discover the fauna and flora of the mountain.
In our breakfasts and snacks we use genuine local products such as fruit, honey, nuts and cheese from small producers, as well as bread and biscuits from the village bakeries.
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With the experiences of Casa Cerro da Correia you will discover the mountain, immerse yourself in the communities that live here and explore your senses. In these activities we accompany the day of a shepherd and his herd, we see how the delicious cheese of Serra da Estrela is made and we forage the food with which we will cook traditional recipes of the region.
Casa Cerro da Correia's sustainability policy is reflected in the gastronomy services we provide: breakfast, lunch, picnics, tastings ... All recipes, both traditional and familiar, are based on Serra da Estrela's flavours. That's why we use produce from our vegetable garden or bought to local producers. We always try to serve genuine goods with excellent quality.
Travel is for breathing, exploring, feeling and reflecting. A spirit that we celebrate in our programs of two or more nights. Each of these proposals has different characteristics. There are programs that include intense activities such as vigorous trails or climbing the rugged mountain slopes. For others we choose calm and exploratory experiences such as working your concentration, surrounded by the forest, or relaxing body and mind with massages and thermal baths.
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Quando eu e meus amigos nos hospedamos na aconchegante casa da Inês e do Miguel a nossa viagem foi muito além das nossas expectativas, principalmente com a subida na montanha acompanhados por nossos "anfitriões" e o Seu Augusto, o pastor, levando o rebanho de cabras e ovelhas para pastagem. Foi uma experiência fantástica em que conhecemos um pouco do passado e da vida atual da região narradas pelo pastor e por nossos anfitriões Inês e Miguel...
I wish I could give 10 stars. This was literally the best part of our trip to Portugal. Ines and Miguel were fantastic hosts; extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and caring. Climbing the hills with them was exhilarating and gave us a unique virus into the lives of the local community. When we reached the top we had the best picnic comprising local food and wine. When we made the trek back to the shepherd’s house he graciously invited us in to meet his wonderful wife. We purchased some out of this world homemade cheese that we snacked on over the next week. I can’t say enough about how much fun we had that day. I wish we knew about their rental property prior to booking other lodging, but maybe we will the next time around.
Muchas gracias!! La casa está muy bien y vuestro trato ha sido muy agradable y atento. Hemos disfrutado de la estancia (ahun que haya sido corta). Muchas gracias. Seguro volveremos en outra ocasión. Jesus, España
Une maison typique, confortable, spacieuse et bien équipée Nous avons passé une très agréable semaine dans la belle région de Manteigas. Au programme: de nombreuses ballades, la visite de petites villes sympathiques, de magnifiques plages fluviales et d'artisans locaux. La maison est très agréable avec une vue époustouflante. Les propriétaires sont accueillants, sympathiques et disponibles sans être envahissants. Ils nous ont offerts à plusieurs reprises des fruits et légumes de leur jardin. Merci aussi pour le cake à notre arrivée! Bref, un endroit où nous retournerons certainement ces prochaines années.
Fomos muito bem recebidos pela Inês e pelo Miguel que nos deram várias sugestões de passeios na zona. Optámos por encomendar os pequenos-almoços (deliciosos!) e fizemos algumas refeições em casa porque a cozinha tem tudo o que é preciso. O amanhecer é espetacular, com vista sobre o vale. Tivemos sorte com o tempo e ainda apanhámos neve na Serra. Deu para fazer caminhadas e até levar as crianças à horta, ao lado da casa. Queremos voltar!
Caro Miguel y cara Inês, estamos encantados de haber disfrutado de vuestra casa estes “calurosos días”. Mucha tranquilidad y descanso para dos familias aceleradas de la ciudad. Muchísimas gracias por vuestra atencion y hospitalidade. Os deseamos que sigáis así por muchos años.
Wundervolles Haus mit herrlichem Blick und sehr netten, engagierten Vermietern. Wir waren für 9 Tage zum Wandern in diesem schönen Haus oberhalb von Manteigas. Genossen haben wir den Blick über Manteigas hinweg in das Gletschertal des Rio Zezere. Wir haben uns in dem liebevoll und stilvoll eingerichteten Haus sehr wohlgefühlt. Manteigas ist ein guter Ausgangspunkt für Wanderungen in der Sierra da Estrela, und es war herrlich, im kalten Wasser des Rio Mondego zu baden.
Stunning area, perfect property, awesome hosts! One of the most beautiful mountainous areas in the world paired with a great house in a perfect location. The hosts were very informative about the area, trails, places to visit, eat. Will visit and stay again!
Uma casa confortável e tranquila no coração da Serra da Estrela. Além de ser muito confortável e tranquila, proporciona uma vista deslumbrante para o vale do Zêzere. Manteigas fica no coração da Serra da Estrela, e a casa é uma ótima opção para quem quiser descobrir as inúmeras trilhas da região e suas aldeias históricas. Inês e Miguel foram ótimos anfitriões, discretos e sempre dispostos a nos ajudar ou dividir connosco seu conhecimento da região - e os produtos da sua horta! Recomendamos o cardápio que propõem e sua sugestão de café da manhã, deliciosos e práticos para quem acaba de chegar e ainda não teve tempo de ir às compras.
Uma moradia de montanha com vista maravilhosa do vale. Uma moradia de montanha com vista maravilhosa do vale. Os Anfitriões são muito receptivos e gentis. Desejo retornar brevemente. Recomendo!!!!
Um alojamento genuíno. Localização, acolhimento, preocupação pela preservação das origens da casa e da sua ligação ao meio-ambiente envolvente.
Estivemos na casa no Inverno e mal chegamos tínhamos a lareira acesa, a casa quente e geleia e biscoitos caseiros à nossa espera. Casa confortável para famílias com crianças ou grupo de amigos. O Miguel e a Inês foram muito simpáticos e atenciosos. Recomendamos!
Animação, descontração e paz! 🙂 Da área envolvente à casa, da privacidade, da atenção dos responsáveis da casa e do acolhimento que fizeram com sopa e chá. Das informações deixadas sobre rotas e dinamizações a fazer. Dos jogos existentes na casa.
A casa corresponde às expectativas. As camas são muitíssimo confortáveis. Os duches são ótimos, muita pressão de água e excelente temperatura. A casa está totalmente equipada o que nos permitiu fazer refeições excelentes em casa. A comunicação com os donos do espaço também é excelente. A localização poderia ser um problema mas existe uma estrada secundária (alcatroada) que nos coloca no centro de Manteigas em 2 minutos. A casa está equipada com jogos, livros, muita informação sobre a zona, jardins e varandas para usufruir da excelente paisagem.
This house is ideal for 8 friends/family who wish to explore the Manteigas area. All four bedrooms were a good size. Balcony overlooking the valley upstairs and a little patio to sit out on downstairs. For the cool evenings there is a brilliant log fire that quickly warms the sitting room. Dining room fits 8 to eat around the table. Lots of cutlery and crockery.
Super house. Feels like a home away from home. Everything was great. It started with the communication before arrival. A lot of information and a good arrival arrangement. The hosts Ines and Miguel were super friendly and took a lot of time to explain everything and provide information about the area. The house itself is awesome. Many rooms (4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a dining room, kitchen, living room) and two fireplaces. This house felt like home 🙂 The checkout was superb again! It felt like leaving a couple of friends.
La casa incluye un montón de detalles que hacen que la estancia sea muy agradable y cómoda, como fiambreras para llevar tu comida a las múltiples rutas de senderismo que hay, la leña bien organizada, los bebederos para el perro... Los caseros han sido muy atentos, nos han facilitado toda la información del lugar y se preocupan de tus necesidades para que la estancia sea inmejorable. Esperamos repetir!
I spent two nights in this lovely house in Manteigas which is a perfect base for hiking in the Natural Park of Serra da Estrela. It was absolutely a home from home. Inês and Miguel are the most wonderful hosts I have ever met during my travels. They welcomed me with fresh strawberries from their garden. The house has great views of a glacial valley. The tranquility was amazing. I had the best sleep. This is a five-star lodging with the warmest hospitality. I wish I could stay longer to join some activity (e.g. walk with the shepherd) organised by them. A big thank you to Inês and Miguel for everything.
Great house, amazing view and helpful hosts. House with everything you need. Hosts were super helpful and provided everything we needed for a 3 yo and baby. The view is amazing. Lots of great day trips (short and long) to do from the house.
Très joli endroit, très nature. L’accueil est parfait (merci à Inès et Miguel qui sont très sympas et accueillants). La vue depuis la maison aussi. Le coin est très joli!
What an awesome experience. Miguel went above and beyond what we expected. Wish we knew ahead of time that he also can amerce you in the culture and what he likes to call experiences. Which they show you the way of life of the local people. Contact him before you go and let him explain how to make your stay memorable and enchanting. The home was very clean, the beds were very comfortable and had an amazing view of Manteigas. Listened to the wind chime sound from the sheep's bells as they graze from the village below was so relaxing. Miguel and Inez brought us an amazing breakfast. Everything was so made local and fresh that even his mom baked a chocolate cake.
Highly recommended! Family friendly,excellent facilities for a long stay.Great proximity to town and surrounding areas of interest.Spacious,clean and had fully equipped kitchen.Very comfortable beds.Definitely stay again.
The hosts Ines and Miguel were so nice! They communicated with us before check-in and were waiting for us when we arrived. It was cold outside so they had started a nice fire in the fireplace, so cozy! They also had a nice loaf of local bread with home made jam they prepared for us. Very warm welcome! The house is comfortable, and everything was very neat (linens were clean & ironed, there was a set of 3 towels for each person, etc.) Better than most hotels!
Дом находится в живописном месте высоко над городом, при этом открывается очень красивый вид на ущелье, на город и горы. Рядом с домом растут сосны, отчего дышать особенно приятно. Нам было приятно увидеть на столе на кухне, некоторые традиционные блюда данного региона: пирог, варенье из тыквы, кофе которое заранее приготовили для нас, и другие овощи с огорода. Это было очень приятно. Завтрак был хороший, плотный и необычный. Рекомендую попробовать. Регулярно хозяева беспокоились нужно ли нам что нибудь или нет.
The hosts are charming, extremely helpful and evidently have a deep love for the region they live in. We had freshly picked strawberries and vegetables waiting for us when we arrived. There are no neighbours, it is very peaceful and serene. We had breakfast on the veranda, with a stunning vista of the valley. The wifi is good. There are some great hiking trails nearby (we did 3 shorter ones, all of them recommended by Miguel). They have detailed printouts, and even an mobile application for the hiking trails. We tried two of the restaurants they recommended, and were were pleased with both of them. All in all: a perfect 10.
Excelente casa, muito confortável e bem cuidada, com uma linda vista para a cidade de manteigas. Miguel e Inês foram acima das expectativas. Muito gentis e prestativos, fizeram muito mais do que se espera de um anfitrião, como abrir uma padaria de uma conhecida que já estava fechada para que pudéssemos comprar um bolo de aniversário ou ir nos encontrar na cidade para nós levar até um posto de gasolina que ficava mais afastado. Recomendamos fortemente essa habitação.
Location, view, hosts were all exceptional. Beautiful views of the valley, real traditional house, rustic and comfortable at the same time. The hosts welcomed us with fresh fruits from the garden and they shared lots of practical information about the area.
Amazing view, large apartment located outside the vilage. The hosts are excellent, try to over and above to pleasant our time, suited us, for a family walking paths and routes.
Wonderfully private, serene location and home. Great hosts who know the area well. Great for a quiet time away from the city bustle.
This is a really special house, with superb hosts in a beautiful location. Ines and Miguel have restored the house beautifully, in keeping with its 1950s era. They are passionate about the Serra da Estrela region and provided great tips, from mountain walking to local food, culture and places to visit, all tailored to our tastes. They welcomed us with freshly grown fruit & vegetables from their nearby garden and lovely touches like a small pot of fresh flowers and a herb bag in each bedroom. The mountains are beautiful to explore, full of wildlife and the view from the balcony across Manteigas to the glacial valley is really spectacular.
Perfect house on the mountain. The location is perfect; the owners are very nice and friendly, we could even took our little dog; the house was very beautiful and cosy; the breakfast was delicious; the view of the mountains was amazing; we'll visit again!
Recomendo, experiência a repetir. Um espaço super familiar, confortável e acolhedor. A localização com uma vista privilegiada perto de sítios maravilhosos de visitar e as condições do alojamento muito boas. Ideal para quem pretende descansar um pouco e fugir à rotina da cidade. Os anfitriões super simpáticos e dedicados, melhor seria impossível. Aconselho a todos pedirem ou um pequeno-almoço ou uma Bucha que é simplesmente maravilhosa e vale cada cêntimo :). Sem dúvida um refúgio a repetir.
Casa muito confortável, com boa decoração e vista incrível sob o vale de Manteigas. Muito bem localizada, perto dos maiores pontos de interesse da Serra da Estrela.
Excelente estadia. Localizada numa zona muito bonita com vistas incríveis. O atendimento foi óptimo, foram todos muito simpáticos! Casa extremamente limpa e confortável com tudo que é necessário. Adoramos toda a hospitalidade e disponibilidade. Local ideal para descansar. Recomendamos!!!
La casa es ideal para disfrutar de la naturaleza y la calma. Es perfecta en cuanto a limpieza, espaciosa, acogedora, confortable... Te encuentras como en casa. Los propietarios Inés y Miguel son encantadores, nos informaron de las posibilidades de disfrutar de la zona que son muchas, siempre pendientes de nuestro confort sin invadir nuestra intimidad, un 10. Serra de la Estrela es preciosa, se puede caminar por senderos muy bellos, conocer pueblos con mucho encanto, practicar deporte de aventura, disfrutar de excelente gastronomía. En otoño-invierno también es buena época para disfrutar de Casa Cerro da Correia que seguro que ofrece paisajes espectaculares con nieve.
Ficámos na Casa Cerro Correia duas noites e adorámos cada segundo! A Inês e o Miguel são anfitriões extremamente simpáticos e atenciosos. A casa tem uma vista fabulosa, é bastante confortável e tem, literalmente, tudo o que se pode precisar. Também fizemos uma das experiências na companhia da Inês e do Miguel que, para além de nos ensinar uma série de coisas novas sobre a Serra e os locais por onde íamos passando, o fizeram com notório orgulho do património natural que os rodeia e vontade de nos transmitir a importância da sua preservação. Sem dúvida, um local para voltar muitas vezes e que recomendamos a toda a gente!
Acolhimento excelente em plena serra. Excelente localização! Casa em excelente estado de conservação, muito acolhedora, bem decorada, bem quentinha (estivemos na semana antes da Páscoa com neve). A Inês e o Miguel são excecionais: muito profissionais, simpáticos, bem dispostos. Muito atenciosos com os nossos filhos, que adoraram os dias que lá passaram. Refeições e miminhos que nos prepararam: excelentes! As atividades que fizemos com eles correram muito bem. Recomendo tanto pela casa, como pelos anfitriões, como pela localização e envolvente da serra. A repetir!
A unique and fantastic experience! This is unlike anything I had ever done before and far exceeded my expectations. The care, thoughtfulness, and generosity that Ines and Miguel...and of course the shepherd and his wife...have put into creating this amazing, breathtaking, and cultural experience is evident throughout. If you have the good fortune to be part of this experience, your entire being will thank you. You won’t regret it!
Excelente local para descansar. Ótimo sitio para descansar. A Casa está isolada no meio da montanha, com uma deslumbrante vista sobre Manteigas. A casa é super confortável, muito limpa, e com todas as comodidades para uma boa estadia em família e amigos. A Inês e o Miguel são uns anfitriões fantásticos, muito simpáticos e prestáveis. As suas dicas sobre lugares a visitar e actividades lúdicas são preciosas. Queremos voltar.
A casa está num sítio sossegado e fomos muito bem recebidos pela Inês e pelo Miguel. Fomos mostrar a horta da casa às crianças, o que se revelou um sucesso. Deu para a ficar a ver a neve cair, resguardados no quentinho da lareira da sala. A casa é espaçosa, com uma mesa grande para as refeições. Fizemos algumas refeições em casa e não nos faltou nada de importante na cozinha. Nós ficámos no quarto Migalho (cama super confortável) e que bom foi abrir a janela para a linda paisagem do Vale Glaciar, logo de manhã.
Fabuloso! Ambiente de serra e neve, casa maravilhosa para uma família grande como a nossa, lareira e vistas deslumbrantes! Tudo perfeito nestas 2 frias mas muito calorosas noites de Serra da Estrela bem ao pé... Obrigado aos anfitriões por tão gentil e dedicada recepção, já de lareiras bem quentes quando chegamos! Até breve...
Amazing experience, I gladly recommend it to everyone out there, regardless if your old, young, sporty, lazy, cats/dogs...
Thank you for the amazing expierience and your support!
Thank you for the amazing expierience and your support!
This experience was just magic and I suggest to anyone who is coming to around this area to save some hours to do it! You will not regret it! Everything was organized in details but with a genuine approach. It was an enthusiastic adventure in the deep tissue of Portugal and made our holiday special.
Awesome! Fantástica manhã com a Inês, o Miguel e o Sr. Augusto. O acompanhar do pastor e o seu rebanho levou a muita aprendizagem pelo caminho, para além das paisagens de cortar a respiração! No topo, a cereja em cima do bolo com um excelente pic-nic serrano, com produtos locais! Tudo excelente! Obrigada pela partilha!
Inês and Miguel communicate clearly and are knowledgeable about the local environment. They were sensitive to our level of ability and answered all of our questions during the hike. They have a very personal and respectful relationship with the Shepherd. The lunch was thoughtfully assembled with local food. We highly recommend this unique opportunity to experience a rapidly vanishing way of life.
Experiência única e enriquecedora! Inês e Miguel são excelentes anfitriões e guias, apaixonados pela região. Acompanhar o pastor e suas ovelhas e cabras e desfrutar da sua sabedoria e simplicidade é um privilégio inesquecível. O pic-nic é delicioso e a vista que se obtém é inigualável. Recomendo fortemente!
This is one of the best experience you can have at Serra da Estrela. This walk is poetic, beautiful and so true at the same time. Inês and Miguel are wonderful guides. Everything was well prepared. An unforgettable experience!!!
This is not just a trip, an activity, a hike. It is a gift from above. For a citizen living in Asian city, this experience is inspiring, full of wisdom and truth. Everything is real, is genuine, nothing acting. Because all from Inês and Miguel are for sharing of the generosity of nature, not for advertising. You will find the true beauty of nature by the inner stories, telling you the feeling, the heart, the spirit of the nature. The shepherd and the villagers, are maintaining the natural resource and making the wise balance within.
The trip with Mr. Augusto, Inês and Miguel was fantastic. They were all really friendly and great guides. They explained a lot about the flora and fauna in our tour. We had an awesome time! Also we had a great picnic on the peak of the mountain, and Inês even made some gluten free food (because of an allergy). We can very much recommend the tour if you want to see the Serra da Estrela area!
This was an amazing, once in a lifetime experience from beginning to end. You get real life insight into what it's like to be a shepherd. You walk right beside the shepherd, the goats and the sheep. You get an appreciation of how challenging this life can be. Miguel and Ines are bright, curious, thoughtful and love sharing their wisdom with others. We had such great conversations and I learned so much. They let me eat their freshly picked berries and provided a true feast on our adventure. Truly one of the best experiences I've ever had.
What a unexpected delight this was. Ines and Miguel are so very sincere and committed to preserving the natural and cultural heritage of this lovely region. The meander with the sheep and goats and our host shepherd Mr. Augusto was a reminder that we can forget how life has been for centuries. The sense of nature and balance was all prevailing and just what we were looking for after all the bustle of visiting the man made monuments. To then have a lunch "en plein air" with wine, rustic bread, condiments and cheese was sensational. Do appreciate how they are carefully organising a respectful insight into a vanishing way of life. The unexpected highlight of our trip.
This experience was delightful! I learned a lot about the local cheese and the cheese making process, but more importantly I made new friends, and got a real taste of the local culture with people who have a heartfelt and historic connection to it. My one recommendation to other people considering doing this experience is to bring an appetite. There were more than a half dozen cheeses to try, as well as homemade jams and jellies, dried fruit, wine, bread, and more. Yum! We also had a serendipitous special surprise when some sheep came strolling past the house with the bells on their collars and their shepherdess and her dogs gently and deftly guiding them along!
A prova com a Inês e o Miguel, não foi só boa, foi incrível, genuína, essencial. Descobrir que existe uma enorme variedade de curas, maturações, sabores e tipos de leite foi uma grata surpresa e uma explosão de sabores. Isso sem contar os demais produtos locais que acompanharam a experiência: doces, vinhos, castanhas, frutos... Além de tudo, o cuidado deles em apresentar o método de preparo e toda a história que envolve o queijo, em selecionar produtos realmente locais, de pequenos produtores e agricultura familiar, mostra que eles realmente estão preocupados em contar a linda história dessa serra que ganhou meu coração.
We loved meeting Inês and Miguel for the cheese tasting experience! They shared their knowledge of the cheeses, the people that make part of the process and fotos. The bread was lovely, the cheeses were amazing! and the wine, nuts, jam and juice were great additions to it. We loved it!.
Hôtes très accueillants et très flexible, appartement très bien équipé avec une vue fantastique sur la vallée! Accueil très personnalisé nous avons adorés notre nuit dans votre maison tout était parfait !
Gostei muito da simpatia e atenção dos proprietários em fazer-nos "sentir em casa". Um lugar muito tranquilo e bonito para estar com a família e "recarregar". Fomos com 3 crianças pequenas e que adoraram e onde não faltou nada para a nossa comodidade.
What a spectacular place to stay! Once we arrived our hosts were there to greet us and explain all the nature around us. They even called a local restaurant (serving local specialties) to reserve a table for us.The house has panoramic view of Manteigas that you will not forget! Sipping our morning coffee with fresh local bread and local jam on the wrap around porch was a treat for the soul! All the necessary amenities were available including wifi!! It's truly a hidden gem! Thank you Ines and Miguel for our wonderful experience here!!
Fantastyczna kwatera. Miejscówka w spokojnej, cichej okolicy. Kilka minut do centrum i sklepów czy restauracji. Okoliczne szlaki można przejść nawet nie ruszając samochodu. Dalsze w zasięgu kilkunastu minut jazdy. Gospodarze bardzo mili i uczynni. Dają mapy, opisy, opowiadają i radzą. Dom leciwy, ale z duszą i bardzo zadbany.
A repetir. No geral gostamos de tudo. Foram 3 dias em manteigas a conhecer e treinar na serra da estrela. Foi nos permitido fazer check in e check out antes e depois da hora , por não terem reservas. Fomos Muito bem recebidos com um miminho delicioso ( fica em segredo, só quem la fica é que sabe), fornecidas informações e explicações importantes. Casa grande, muito bem equipada , com decoração característica. Os quartos super confortáveis. Sala de refeições com mesa para grupos maiores e com vista para a serra. Fundamental as 2 casas de banho por sermos 4 pessoas , para rentabilizar o tempo. A repetir sem dúvida . Reserva feita para outubro 👍👍
Oh G... The hours we spent with Ines and Miguel were sublime. They are ambassadors of the gods of cheese, who definitely must live right in the Serra da Estrela. I had known and acknowledged that before I met the two of them. But now I do know more about the half-gods, who live up in the Serra and strive to worship their gods by processing the goat and sheep milk into something mind-blowing - a true taste of the land. Queijo da Serra da Estrela. And Ines performs magic in the kitchen to pass their guests jams and quince delicacies that underline the scent and the savour of the phenomenal milk products she introduces. What I would not have expected was, that we sat for hours and chatted the time away. And I learned about my so far favourite country, not out of a book or a travel guide but out of personal experience and life, that has been lived. Thank you for the time you spent with us, and an introspective into the soul of the Serra!
A very rare and unique insight into the daily life of a centuries old way of life. A great mix of culture, exercise, nature, education and good food. The hosts are dedicated to preserving and sharing local knowledge, and supporting the community. Thanks so much, we very much enjoyed this experience, and will recommend to friends
I wish I could give them 6 stars! One of the best Airbnb experiences we've had. Ines & Miguel were wonderful hosts, spending a lot of time sharing tips on local hikes and restaurants. They even took us to their garden, where we picked fresh tomatoes and strawberries (my mom was so impressed by this!). The house itself is very spacious; we were a family of 5 adults and we all had plenty of room. Quiet & peaceful nights. The wraparound patio was the perfect place to enjoy a morning coffee or a glass of wine in the afternoon. We can't wait to come back again! Thank you for everything, Ines & Miguel... Until next time!
The best place we stayed in Portugal.
The hosts are more then friendly and helpful. Basically they made and planned the whole stay.
The hosts are more then friendly and helpful. Basically they made and planned the whole stay.
The house and location are outstanding. It is very private and walking trails are only steps away from the front door. Ines and Miguel are amazing hosts and are very knowledgeable. They took the time to review locations and sights to visit. It was great having a full sized kitchen plus a dining room. The living room had a lot of seating and we enjoyed the fireplace at night. The beds are very good and the bedding is extra cozy. Look forward to returning! Ines & Miguel: Thank you again for sharing your beautiful home. We had a wonderful time and look forward to returning next year. Your hospitality and knowledge were appreciated by us all. It is nice to learn about the history of a region.
Thank you both for such a lovely end to our Portuguese holiday. Your passion for what you do clearly showed and made our last few days all the more interesting. I learnt a lot from you both about Portuguese culture, which left me with a very positive view of your country. I hadn't appreciated in time that you do so much more than just run holiday lets. If we return to Serra da Estrela we will be considering booking one of your experiences too! I loved your house. I know many people like homes to be more modern but I am much more interested in a home with character and Casa da Sicó has a lot of that. It was the first time we'd visited Portugal and I think we will very likely return. Even if we don't we will recommend your accommodation to anyone who plans to visit Portugal.
Follow the Shepherd was truly an unforgettable experience and the highlight of our 2-week trip to Portugal. Ines, Miguel and Sr. Augusto and his wife are warm, interesting and generous people who are passionate about this beautiful land and culture. Miguel and Ines shared homemade herbal tea as we climbed, to the sound of bells worn by the sheep and goats and accompanied by herding dogs. At the top of the mountain we enjoyed a delicious meal of cheese, bread, chorizo, fruit and wine. After descending, we visited the home of Sr. Augusto and his wife, who treated us to figs, apples, homemade cheese and a rare glimpse into the shepherd’s ways of life. Magical. A note: Ines and Miguel have a wonderful, spacious home which they offer as a rental, located near the starting point of the adventure. It would be helpful if the rental information were readily available as an Air B&B link, with the experience. If you are considering this, don’t hesitate. This is an experience you will treasure always.
Outstanding in every way. Inez and Miguel were very welcoming and shared excellent tips on things to do and see. They were genuinely interested in making sure that their guests had a wonderful stay. They were amazing hosts and Manteigas was a beautiful place to visit. Thank you so much for your hospitality and thoughtful suggestions for things to do and see. You went far beyond what we would have expected to make sure that our stay was as wonderful as it was.
What can I say? This sweet home perched on the mountain overlooking lovely Manteigas is utterly charming, cozy, very well appointed and hosted by an incredibly thoughtful and charming host. Absolute perfection for exploring the many wonders of the area. Highly recommended -- and hope I can always get a return reservation!
Ines, it was such a pleasure meeting you and Miguel. We three LOVED our time in Manteigas and your home gave us the perfect setting to relax and explore.
Ines, it was such a pleasure meeting you and Miguel. We three LOVED our time in Manteigas and your home gave us the perfect setting to relax and explore.