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Quinta das Cegonhas

Location and atmosphere

The name Quinta das Cegonhas (House of the Storks) is taken from the 5 lanterns in the shape of stork's heads that give this fantastic manor house its distinctive look.


The property measures 10 ha, of which 4 ha covers the campsite. You can also rent a room or an apartment. For children there are extra beds and highchairs available; there is also a trampoline. The premises include a cosy and rustic bar and a swimming pool. The property is run by a Dutch couple with their son Vasco. The large campsite has different terraces, grown with olive –and fruit trees. Guests can buy some home-grown produce. The campsite has facilities for wheelchair users; also the terrace and swimming pool are accessible with wheelchairs. The rooms and apartments are not accessible for wheelchair users. Dogs are welcome at the campsite, but not in the apartments.

Surroundings and activities

The accommodation is situated at the northern edge of the Serra da Estrela Nature Park. The lovely valley is surrounded by high-up historical villages like Folgosinho and Linhares. The immediate surroundings offer plenty of opportunities for walking, swimming and cycling. There are good itineraries and maps available for walking and cycling trips. At 5 km distance there is possibility for horse riding and at 8 km there is an in-door swimming pool.

General information

Opening times accommodationyear roundReservationNot possible or not necessary, but desirable

Languages spoken

German, Dutch, Portuguese, English


Number of persons4Number of rooms2Price double room per night€ 55 per roomPrice includes breakfast

Selfcatering housingunit

Number of persons13Number of holiday units3Price smallest unit per week€ 385 per unitPrice largest unit per week€ 840 per unit

Nature camping

Accommodation for rent (such as a cabin, tent, yurt, gypsy wagon, trailer or caravan) etc.Total number of pitches50Number of tent pitches30Price caravan/camper per night€ 19-24,50 (ls-hs: obv. 2p + tent/caravan/camper + auto/motor en elektriciteit)Caravan rental price per week€ 245 (2p)Tent rental price per week€ 245-402,50 (2-5p)Price carparking€ 3,30


Own restaurant/canteenSales of own produceBreakfast€ 7,50Dinner€ 8-12 (dagschotels), € 19,00 (buffetmaaltijd), excl. drankjesDistance to supermarket0.3 kmDistance to restaurants1 km



Open-air swimming pool

Facilities for playing outside

Guided excursions in the surroundings

Facilities and activities in the surroundings (< 15 km)

Marked trails

Guided nature tours


Open-air swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

Tennis court



Open air children's pool



Special target groups

Working on the farm (in exchange for board and lodging) possible

Facilities for wheelchair users (toilet, shower, bathroom, kitchen, etc.)

not allowed to smoke in the rooms

Pets allowed if agreed upon

Landscape characteristics

Height above sea level (in meters)588

Forest and/or moorland, mixed agricultural

Hilly scenery

Farm production

A part-time farm


Route description

Nearest cityMeloNearest villageGouveia