Latas Country House

Friumes - Penacova, Beira
Bed & Breakfast

All you hear are chickens and church chimes at this gem of a house in an unspoilt region, with big gardens and a stunning pool


9 beds


6 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 5


It’s quiet here. Bask on natural cushions, sip on cool beers, slip into the pool. The outdoor living room is open to olive groves, citrus trees and green pastures and has a barbecue, summer kitchen and pool bar.Much space inside means that big groups can get away from each other if they want peace – either in the thick-walled basement, by the fireplace in the sitting room or in the library. The kitchen is big enough for everybody to join in and help and you can all fit round the wooden dining room table if you want to eat indoors.You’re in the foothills of the largest mountain range in Portugal where natural parks and river beaches (some with bars) are plentiful. Swim in cool waters, hike nature trails, cycle for miles or visit incredibly tranquil villages including sleepy Fruimes above you.

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We think you'll love

  • The tranquillity of the setting
  • The space to be together but also to find a peaceful spot alone
  • The expansive pool, terraces and gardens
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Home truths

  • Many steps and stairs make the place unsuitable for the less mobile
  • This won’t suit those who like to be near any action
  • You’ll need to get in the car for restaurants


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • WiFi
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • 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


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


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

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
3pm-6pm Monday-Saturday, From 12pm
Check out
9am-10am Monday-Saturday
Booking restrictions
Short breaks available.
22 December to 5 January.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Restaurants 7km. Breakfast included. Dinner available Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings.


Nightly price
from €60
Damage deposit
1 Family room for 5
From €130
1 Quadruple
From €110
2 Doubles
From €60


Latas Country House is an intoxicating, spacious, beautifully-designed home, oozing character and charisma, set in an unsung part of Portugal. Our family of 12 had acres of room, yet there are many brilliant social spaces to gather around. Rita is a truly wonderful host (as is her charming 2 year old daughter) organizing family yoga and kayak trips. The pool is huge, the kitchen rocks, the bedrooms radiate atmosphere and Rita's unassuming style. Nearby Penacova has a stunning river beach and cafes overlooking the gorge, not to mention a very handy Lidl. Overall, it's a dreamy place to stay.

Peter, Cornwall

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The neighbourhood

This large village house stands in a region of steep valleys and wide rivers and is surrounded by small meadows and trees - ideal for city escapees. You can walk, canoe and wild-swim, or cycle along the old railway path. Natural parks abound. Shops and restaurants are 7km, and the ancient university town Coimbra is a 40-minute drive.

Local points of interest from Rita Jarmain

  • Latas Country House offer a carefully selected choice of optional activities and excursions, designed to give you a taste of Central Portugal and the local culture.
  • You're a 20 minute stroll from the very beautiful and wild Rio Alva ... Take a swim in the clean fresh water, let the children splash around, take a picnic and enjoy nature and the true Huckleberry Finn surroundings.
  • River Mondego is just a 10 minute drive away, here you may hirer a canoe and let the gentle currents take you 17km down stream to Coimbra.
  • We have our very own yoga studio with all the necessary equipment ... mats and bolsters, belts and blocks. Justine is at hand for one-to-one or group practice .. a great way to start the day!!
  • During high season LCH is generally rented as a self catered holiday home but we are happy to cook for a special occasion ... vegan, vegi, fish or sizzling steaks on the barbi ... Our kitchen garden provides organic veges.. put your feet up and enjoy!!
  • Vila Nova de Poiares market erupts every Monday, just a 10 minute drive .. Buy local cheese, cured hams and the freshest fish and then head to one of the Padarias for coffee and delicious Pastel da nata .. Portuguese custard tart .. Yum!!


Rita Jarmain

Delightful Rita, an interior designer, comes from Sussex, and moved to Portugal with her partner in 2012. Looking for a complete change, they bought Casa Lata. Having transformed the house and gardens, they live up the hill, with two children and two friendly dogs - who love going on walks with guests.