At the foot of the spectacular natural park Serra da Estrela, on the
edge of a small village near Gouveia, is the luxurious house
Casa dos Cisnes (House of the Swans).
The house can accommodate up to 8 people (including a baby/toddler), pets are allowed on request. Access to the house is via a stone staircase outside, so unfortunately the house is not suitable for disabled visitors. At the top of the stone stairs is a plateau, where you can sit outside and enjoy the view and the song of many birds.
Because the bedroom is located above this plateau, it remains nice and cool in the living room, the sun does not shine directly inside.
Layout of the house:
The house has been deliberately kept “rustic”, but equipped with all modern conveniences. When you enter through the double front door you are standing in front of the stairs.
On the left you can enter the living room, with on the right the open kitchen made of granite and pine. The kitchen is fully equipped, such as a gas hob and extractor hood, a large convection oven, a microwave, a large double door refrigerator, a double sink and a dishwasher and a spacious storage space under the stairs.
View from living room to the entrance
In the living room next to the kitchen there is a dining area with 4 chairs (extra chairs available as well as a high chair) and a serving hatch from the kitchen, a 3-seater (sleeping) sofa and a 2-seater. Furthermore, of course, a coffee table and a sideboard for plates, glasses and dishes with a flat screen T.V. with a fixed connection to the network with 150 channels and good, fast WiFi and a CD player (for 3 CDs with changer).
Living room seating area
Living room with open kitchen
On the second floor is the separate toilet with the washing machine and a sink and the geyser that is only necessary in the colder periods, because on the well-insulated roof is a solar panel with solar boiler that provides hot water all day long, from approx. May to October.
Next to the toilet is a very spacious bathroom, actually the showpiece of the house, with a bath, a double sink and yes, a double shower, so you can shower together (also handy for parents with children).
The bathroom with double shower, double washbasin and bath.
Next to the bathroom is a small bedroom with bunk beds and next to it is the master bedroom with a double bed with a lovely new mattress + a soft top, and bedside tables and a wardrobe.
An extra folding bed is available as well as a folding cot.
The small bedroom between the bathroom and the master bedroom.
The 2-person bedroom at the front of the house
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