Yurt Holiday Portugal

Come and stay in our romantic yurts, nestled in the mountains of central Portugal, about one hour inland from the ancient university town of Coimbra. Our two yurts are self-contained and furnished in a chic vintage style, each yurt has its own bathroom, set in our smallholding of terraced land, which we manage organically.

Olives, vines and fruit trees surround your yurt where you can lie back in a hammock in our forest garden listening to nature. Wander into the hills to discover magical hikes amongst the Schist villages. Just a short drive away you will discover fantastic wild swimming spots.

Yurt Holiday Portugal is a unique eco retreat, we have just two yurts, our own spring and energy is solar powered. Enjoying food and drinks play a substantial role on a holiday and are served on request at your yurt or on our veranda with fantastic views across the valley. Whether you’re looking for a lazy rural retreat, or an active holiday in the hills, there’s no better way to get back to nature without foregoing any creature comforts!

Staying in the yurt

Chestnut Tree Yurt has a double bed with enough space to add two children’s beds if required. Alternatively we have a spacious bell tent which sleeps up to three children. – Apple Tree Yurt sleeps up to four – there’s a double bed in the main area and the yurt pod attached has either one single bed or two. Ideal for families or just for that extra space for reading and relaxing.  There’s plenty of space to hang your clothes, rugs on the floor, antique furniture and chairs for relaxing.

A selection of cooled drinks are always available in the yurt. Derrick mixes a fantastic Caiparinha (a delicious Brazilian rum cocktail) Mojitos and Moscow mules perfect for sipping in the hammock as the sun goes down.

Outside your yurt is your own private bathroom, with hot shower, sink, and ecological loo. Hand made olive oil soaps are provided. – Chestnut Tree Yurt has reading lights and a power point sufficient for a laptop. -Apple Tree Yurt runs on its own independent solar panel at 12 volts and has two reading lights.

The yurts stand on a platform beside a chestnut tree, providing all-day shade (hammocks and loungers provided). – Bicycles are available for the use of our guests.

A substantial continental breakfast is included, using local produce wherever possible. Breakfast is served in a hamper next to your yurt under a chestnut tree. It includes hot bread rolls, home made jams and honey, cereals, fruit, yoghurts/eggs and tea or coffee with hot frothy milk.

Our popular home-cooked evening meals are served at your yurt or on our house veranda. Please book your meals with some advance notice. Packed lunches and other snacks are also available during your stay. Contact us for sample menus.  We live just a few minutes walk away if you need us for anything. We have lived in Portugal since 2001 and enjoy our hectare of terraced land with our two children, Theo 12 and Ella 9, the dog and the cats.


Contact & Pricing

  • Name : Hannah McDonnell
  • Address :   Lugar Varzeas Pracerias Celavisa Arganil 3300 207 Portugal
  • Phone (work) : 00 351235208562
  • Web address : www.yurtholidayportugal.com