Riverstone Cottage

Gois, Beira
+44 (0)7949 471638

A rustic, arty retreat with friendly neighbours and a river nearby to cool off in; bring the family for summer festivals and local food


3 bedrooms


Sleeps 6

Children welcome

The Experience

Roll through Beira countryside to find a gorgeous stone quinta at the foot of a green valley. Once a simple riverside dwelling for two sisters, Riverstone Cottage is now a beautiful airy home with a quirky feel; the kitchen and living area is open-plan and sociably set up for cooking, with cookbooks aplenty to inspire.

Outside find lemon and orange trees, a tranquil stone courtyard and a traditional bread oven – an ideal space for a barbecue. Take a dip in the garden plunge pool when the irrigation is good or walk down the lane to the river beach for a swim.
Head to Gois for lunch by the river and more swimming; or paddle down the Mondego in a kayak. Stretch your legs on trails for mountain biking, hiking and horseback riding – pass through gorgeous scenery leading to traditional schist villages with castles and great local food

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We think you'll love

  • Relaxing in the garden and by the riverside
  • The quirky and characterful touches
  • Wandering through the valley for a glass of wine
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You should know

  • The plunge pool is just for cooling off
  • You’ll need a car for exploring the area


  • 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
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • 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

Booking restrictions
One room has a double on mezzanine & extra single, One has an extra single.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


Nightly price
from £115
Weekly price
from £805
Extra beds £15-£20. Under 4’s free. Nightly rate £85-£115 for 4 people. Minimum stay 3 nights.
1 House for 6
From £1153 bedrooms


Riverside Cottage is a wonderful place, lovingly restored that made the most of all the details this ancient house had to offer. It is beautifully decorated, with many original ideas and objects. it is the sort of place that blends into the natural setting, and with a wonderful river to cool off in close by, a stay here will revitalise one.

Carlos, Sawday's inspector

We spent a glorious 10 days in this beautiful house. The house has been tastefully refurbished with love and has a calm homely feeling to it. Situated in stunning scenery with a river beach at the bottom of the garden and a host of other sights close by we had a fantastic 10 days. The garden and courtyard are beautifully kept, the beds really comfortable and the views amazing. I cannot recommend this place enough for a relaxing holiday in the sun with plenty to fill the days and nights or perfect if you just want to swim and read a book.. 10/10 as a place to stay. Many thanks Alex.


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The neighbourhood

You’ll find Riverside Cottage at the foot of a large valley; head down a small track, pass a few other cottages and you will arrive at the gate. Stroll ten minutes to the nearest village, Vila Nova do Ceira; sit outside a bar with the locals, stock up on fresh produce. Gois is ten minutes in the car or drive further into the mountains for villages full of traditional crafts and food.

Local points of interest from Alex Burden

  • Vila Nova do Ceira or V.N do Ceira; a short walk to local bars, supermarket, fuel, cash point. River beach (Praia Fluvial).
  • Gois; Riverside beaches, bars/restaurants, mountain Schist villages, hiking, horseriding.
  • Coimbra; Historic University City (40kms)
  • Conimbriga, Roman Ruin and Templar, town of Tomar.
  • Busaco Palace and ancient walled Forest.
  • Coastal towns: Aveiro (mini Venice), Figueira do Foz, Surfing


Alex Burden

Alex is from London and sourced most of the treasures around the quinta from the city’s flea markets which she brought over in her lorry. She loves the area but still lives in England, so there’s local help on hand to meet and greet you.