Have just returned from a week stay at the beautiful Casa Do Campinho and can not fault it at all.
Liz and Paul are the most amazing hosts, they welcome you like a member of their family and do absolutely everything to ensure your stay is the best it can be. With their expertise knowledge of the Village they live, as well as the surrounding areas, they really do make you aware of all the experiences you can have whilst there.
Apartment 2 literally offered every single thing that anybody could ask for on a holiday, the comfiest beds, the most beautiful view from a spacious lovely private balcony and even better, a working TV with fibrotic wifi that allowed us to watch Netflix, ITV Hub and Kodi films when we relaxed on an evening. Apartment 2 was a home from home stay and you could easily live in there forever because it has every appliance and amenity that you could need.
The best aspect of the whole week though has to be the 20m private pool that you have unlimited access to. The weather was absolutely boiling and to be able to dive into the pool or float around on a lilo all day with the most relaxing, scenic but beautiful views made the stay absolutely incredible. This pool is an absolute DREAM.
Thank you so much both for the most amazing, relaxing week away, already can't wait to return!
We stayed in apartment 2 at the end of May, we cannot stress enough how beautiful, and peaceful this amazing accommodation is.
Nestled in a little unspoilt Portuguese village this is a perfect stop for any keen walker, or biker. With a amazing pool available to use to boot.
The owners Paul and Liz cannot do enough to make you welcome and make sure your stay is absolutely perfect.
Liz’s local knowledge of places to visit is invaluable. She’s makes sure you know all the best places to visit, and best amenities to use.
Views off your own private balcony are amazing especially when unwinding with a local port in hand, cooking on your own bbq that’s provided with every apartment, Paul’s culinary experience is a great help, pick his brain for advice if you need inspiration.
The apartment was spotlessly clean with amazing shower cabinets that revitalise you perfectly after a long walk or bike ride!
Go and visit you will not be disappointed.
Thanks again Paul and Liz for an amazing stay.
Brilliant week as Casa do Campinho. Paul and Liz are fantastic, they cannot do enough to ensure your holiday is fantastic. Amazing views, amazing accommodation and great value for money whether you choose to book a single apartment or the whole complex. Had such a relaxing week but enough to do if you are more active ie walking, cycling etc. A huge 20m pool is also available for use, bbq if you fancy and great local produce....could not recommend highly enough!!
Had a lovely relaxing few days at Liz and Paul's villa in Mar 2018. They greeted us like we were family and welcomed us into their recently renovated villa with open arms.
Our apartment was large, modern and very well equipped, (the huge bed was amazing and so comfortable!) along with a veranda and a view of the valley to die for.
Their knowledge of the surrounding area was superb - my partner went for some mountain biking training and I spent some time walking around the local area taking in the stunning scenery and encountering some of the friendliest locals that I've ever come across. Liz can help with suggestions of many local walks - varying from easy(ish) - well you are on a mountain - or more adventurous - and sights to look out for. This place would be great for a group of walkers wanting to get out and discover Cinfaes.
We used the nearby train station to discover local towns and villages, again with Liz and Paul's suggestions of some lovely restaurants and cafes.
I would describe the villa as more of a retreat and would definitely come back again.
Thank you Liz and Paul for a lovely stay. The commitment and hard work you have put into renovating the villa is amazing. Hope to see you again soon.
I have signed up for the coast to coast cycle ride in the UK in June 2018 and with the rubbish weather in the UK this winter training was not going well. Friends recommended Paul and Liz who have set up a renovated villa in the North of Portugal as an ideal place to get some spring training in in an area off the beaten path.
Not the normal area for renowned cyclists but was assured by Liz that the roads were good and quiet and that they would lend me a boardman bike.
So with my partner we booked our flights and rental car and off we went. A short 1.5 hr drive and we were in the beautiful area of rivers mountains and port. Liz and Paul made us very welcome and the apartment was stunning with space age showers and amazing views and freshly delivered bread every morning.
For me the cycling was a massive challenge and not for the faint hearted, with over 3000+m of climb in 100km of riding. The roads were generally ok but a few cobbles and potholes being the exception rather than the norm. Plenty of cafes and the views were stunning and the decents are not for the faint hearted! Oh and the final hill back to the villa will ensure you earnt your lunch and beer!
Other than that day trips by train around the area were a real pleasure, as was just reading on the verandah and eating locally sources food. A great few days away from the UK.
I can highly recommend the villa that Liz and Paul have painstakingly renovated and you wont be disappointed! Thanks both.
If your looking to go to Portugal for a relaxing holiday then you need to stay here!
Great value, very clean, amazing views and Liz and Paul are the kindest people you will ever meet.
See you again this year �
We (me and hubby!) were honoured to be the very first guests to stay in the two bedroom apartment at Casa do Campinho. The apartment is situated in the most idyllic rural setting which really does make you feel that you've stepped back in time. An instant stress buster - we relaxed immediately!
The apartment is spacious, clean and homely with all we needed and more! The 20m swimming pool is amazing and really helped to swim off (some of) the local cuisine which was delicious and so affordable. The views from our private balcony were ever changing and often spectacular. We ended most evenings watching the sun set whilst sipping the local wine!
Paul and Liz were attentive hosts, always happy to help and offer ideas for day trips out but never obtrusive. We have been on many self catering holidays and this is up there as one of the best!