Casa do Cabeço

Falorca-Castelões (Tondela)- Viseu, Beira
Bed & Breakfast


Winding roads and wooded hills lead to a stately house with elegant B&B rooms - a lovely place for seekers of calm, 90 minutes from Porto

Bedroom

4 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 1 – 2

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

The countryside feels sparsely populated and a bit untamed here, even though you’re on the edge of a hamlet – trees cover the slopes and you can look out from the hillside towards the highest peak in mainland Portugal. Three lovely terraces in the gardens below the house provide great spots for reading or writing, as sunlight glitters through branches and the land drops into the valley below. This was once the country home of a landowner from a nearby village – above the stairs leading to the first floor is a magnificent window looking across to hilly summits, and bedrooms are bright and sleek, with granite walls and polished wood floors.  Energetic Basque and Portuguese owners Iker and Marta lived in London for 15 years, honing their hospitality and catering skills, before following their B&B dream to this eco-friendly house. Stride out on walking trails that pass the gate, drive three miles to the nearest small town for picnic ingredients and restaurants, and a few miles further to the eclectic Caramulo art and motor museum. Porto airport is 90 minutes’ drive away.

Essentials

  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
3pm-10pm
Check out
By 12pm
Booking restrictions
Pets by arrangement.
Closed
Never.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Meals
Restaurants 5km. Dinner, 3 courses, €25 per person.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €50
Surcharges
Extra bed/sofabed available €35 per person per night.
1 Single
From €50
3 Doubles
From €60

Accommodation

Reviews

During our five week trip through Spain and Portugal, this was our favorite stay. The hosts are genuinely warm and welcoming and are willing to help out with any suggestions and spend time with any questions you may have. They made phone calls for us, sent numerous Internet links, and even accompanied us on an outing to make sure we got to the right place. The food was excellent, and the room was spacious and well-designed. This is a peaceful, rural location, and yet, there is plenty to do in the area including biking, hiking, and sightseeing. Above and beyond in every way! OK

Laura, Wrightwood

We recently stayed four nights and would gladly have stayed more. The impressive stone house is a peaceful oasis. Breakfasts were generous-varied, beautifully presented and delicious. Dinners were divine-such a lovely setting and some of the best food that we have ever had the pleasure of eating. Marta and Iker are wonderful people. They are kind, talented, thoughtful and fun. They are very giving of their time, helping us greatly when our car rental needed work. We are already planning a return stay in the new year.

Mary, Prince george

We stayed two relaxing nights here and could easily have moved in! A beautiful house where Marta & Iker did a lot of the final work, set in the middle of quiet forests and countryside. Breakfasts and a most delicious dinner were enjoyed outside and our hosts were very happy to sit and chat with guests after their work was done. Iker is a very talented, experienced chef and Marta very friendly experienced restaurant manager. Their English is fluent and they gave us useful directions to the nearest golf course & laundrette and sorted out the electronic toll prepayment system for us.

Alice, Shaftesbury

Our stay was as good as those of previous reviewers. Marta & Iker are a lovely couple - very friendly & helpful. They booked us restaurants- the 3 Pipos was excellent. Sent us to places we would not have found on our own - the mountains were the highlight of our trip so far & cooked us 2 wonderful dinners. The location is rural in the foothills of the mountains and is very tranquil with only the sounds of birdsong & cockerels crowing. Our room was spacious and breakfasts were plentiful and varied. We thoroughly enjoyed our 4 night stay.

Irene & allan, Telford, uk

Casa do Cabeço was exactly what we wanted at the end of our trip. Marta and Iker are incredible hosts: sweet, engaging, intuitive and very talented. The home is a lovely blend of historic stone architecture, soothing colours, and clean modern styling. And the food was simply amazing! Mornings began with a delicious homemade sweet/savoury breakfast table and we returned at the end of each day to outstanding three-course dinners with regional wine pairing. Some of our best meals in Portugal! We highly recommend this Casa for travellers looking for a restful, welcoming, quality, country stay.

Bev, Ottawa, canada

Iker and Marta are absolute foodies (one a former chef, the other a restaurant manager) so if you like food you'll love it here. homemade jams at breakfast with the freshest yogurt and glorious granola. Good bread too and local hams and cheeses. The house is relaxed and fun and Dexter the dog is a delightful addition to the whole experience.

Nicola, Bristol

Third time round ! Marta and Iker are two the best and most lovely hosts one could possibly think of. We'll keep coming ...

Mike, Amsterdam

Most wonderful place and hosts. Excellent breakfast and you can order dinners if you like and those meals were outstanding. The people are friendly and helpful and gave us lovely tips what to do and which places to visit. An authentic Portugal experience and highly recommended and we will be back for more. We have enjoyed it very much. Best place and hospitality during our two weeks in Portugal.

Etta, Melbourne

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Marta Alexandra Salvador Almeida

  • Caramulo Art and Classic Vintage Car Museum is just a short scenic drive away, you can appreciate a Picasso and a Rolls Royce there! Its mountain range also offers some of the most typical Portuguese villages and stunning views of Central North Portugal.
  • Enjoy the numerous walking trails that can be found just outside our front door and surrounding areas! The marked 7.5km "Orange Tree Route" proves to be very popular amongst walkers and mountain bikers. The longer "Linen Route" is also great to unwind.
  • Ecopista do Dão - The old railway between Santa Comba Dão and Viseu is now a 49km path perfect for cycling, walking and admiring nature. Vineyards, old railway station, tunnels, bridges and a beautiful scenery awaits you at the heart of Dão wine region.
  • 20 mins drive from the house is the city of Viseu with its beautiful cathedral, churches and museums. Do not skip a well worthy visit to the Grão Vasco Museum and loose yourself in the medieval historic centre with its narrow streets and traditional shops.
  • Coimbra and its ancient university (one of the oldest in Europe) is less than an hour away. The beautiful 18th century Joanina Library is a must. Feel the buzzing university life around the city and experience the Coimbra Fado in the enchanting old town.
  • The old town of Lamego (1 hr away) offers much to do: From visiting the renowned pilgrimage church of Nossa Senhora dos Remedios, the 11th century castle, the gothic cathedral, etc. to tasting worldwide awarded wines at 300 year old Quinta da Pacheca.