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Quinta do Retiro: Dogs welcome in early and late season

General

  • Family-friendly site in a small, quiet valley of central Portugal
  • A 30-minute drive to Serra da Estrela Natural Park
  • On-site Finnish sauna for guests’ use during winter months

Escape your hectic life with a retreat at Quinta do Retiro, a nine-hectare site in a small quiet valley, 15 minutes’ drive from the town of Oliveira do Hospital in the Coimbra region of central Portugal.

Quinta do Retiro is a top spot for active getaways: head to the Mondego or Alva river, each 20 minutes’ drive from the site, for kayaking, canoeing and swimming, or hike, bike or climb the mountains, cliffs and valleys of Serra da Estrela Natural Park, 30 minutes away, keeping an eye out for wolves, boars and golden eagles.

Back on site, there’s plenty to keep you diverted: explore the terraced landscape of fruit trees, olive trees and grape vines, wander down to the small river that cuts through the small private valley, have a dip in the ecological swimming pool, or let the kids bounce all their energy away at the playground. If you’re staying during winter, take your relaxation to the next level and spend a few hours in the Casa Mimosa Finnish sauna before taking a cold plunge into the pool.

Once a week, sit down with the rest of the guests for a ‘slow meal’ made with local produce – for the rest of the week, you’re fending for yourself in one of the many nearby restaurants. If you’re still hungry, stock up on snacks and other essentials at the shops in Oliveira do Hospital.


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9.8

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lovely hosts, georgous site and clean facilities27/06/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass tent or trailer tent pitch (no pets)
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    host was very lovely and the campsite was lovely - the shower rooms were great and clean - had a washing machine which was helpful - didnt put a rate in for the wifi as we had no need to use it.

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    none

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Clean and luxurious showers. Scenery-boulders and stream reminded me of …27/06/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomClaire G.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional hardstanding and grass touring pitch
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    Clean and luxurious showers. Scenery-boulders and stream reminded me of dartmoor. Terraced pitches ensured view. Relaxed friendly owner. Bread delivery.

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    Make sure you have supplies as very little locally.

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Perfect.20/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United StatesAnonymousConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass tent or trailer tent pitch (no pets)
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    Amazing host, beautiful secluded location. Would go back in a heartbeat if possible. Had the best meal of our trip at the nearby restaurant O Caldeirão da Bruxa.

    Bathrooms were clean and spacious, scenery was spectacular, tent was lush and comfortable. Winner all around.

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Lovely site lovely people nothing too much trouble loved their pet dog11/12/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLewis R.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional hardstanding and grass touring pitch
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Lovely staff nice place just a bit remote for me11/12/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomVincent J.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional hardstanding and grass touring pitch
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    Nice campsite would look good in season

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    Location is a bit remote

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If you like to be near nature with 5* facilities we highly recommend!08/07/2020

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  • Electric optional hardstanding and grass touring pitch
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    The site is very well designed with lovely views from the pitches. There are trees for shade and also to mark the different terraces and elevations. If you like nature you won't be disappointed with a pretty stream and small waterfall running through the site. The shower and toilet block is modern, spacious and very clean, in fact 5*. There's also a dishwashing area and a clothes washing machine available. The natural water swimming pool is a very special place - it is beautiful! The temperature perfect for swimming and the garden and patio around it make it a very relaxing area.
    The owners are most friendly and helpful with advice on the many activities in the area. We went into the Serra da Estrela mountains, made a hike from Avo and visited several river beaches not too far from the site.

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    Nothing

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Mooie ruime bungalow in heerlijke rustige omgeving13/05/2022

Reviewer's country: NetherlandsLeanne S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Mimosa 1 bedroom cottage / chalet / bungalow (no pets)
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    De mooie ligging, mooie omgeving, ruim huis en overdekt terras. Fijne speeltuin voor kleine kinderen naast het huis

    Disliked: 

    Sanitair wat gedateerd, maar dat was niet zo'n probleem.

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Hele mooie rustige camping. Fantastische douches, leuk zwembad. Voor de …02/08/2021

Reviewer's country: BelgiumAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass tent or trailer tent pitch (no pets)
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    Hele mooie rustige camping. Fantastische douches, leuk zwembad.
    Voor de tieners waren er in de buurt praias fluviales en canyoning en paardrijden.

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Waterslide

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Tents for hire

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Themes

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Type

Small (11-25 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Fishing nearby

Horse riding nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Tennis nearby

Location

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  • Lugar Quinta do Retiro, Covas, Tábua, Portugal, 3420-053
  • Timezone Europe/Lisbon WEST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 40.3521°N 7.9158°W

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Local attractions

While you’re in this part of the country, a trip to the city of Coimbra, an hour’s drive from Quinta do Retiro, is a must. The former Portuguese capital is full of museums, galleries, monasteries and cathedrals and a lengthy exploration of its streets is warranted. If you can only do one thing in Coimbra though, make sure to visit the stunning Baroque library, Biblioteca Joanina, at the university – it’s like something out of a fairytale.

Head to the Museu Monográfico de Conímbriga, just over an hour from the site, to learn about the Romans’ history in Portugal through mosaics, sculptures and everyday objects, and be sure to traipse through the grounds to see the Roman ruins…

If the kids are bored of museums and libraries, entertain them at Parque Biologico Serra Lousã, a wildlife park and petting zoo an hour’s drive from the site, where they can see bears and reptiles, follow the maze of fruit trees and join in at feeding time.

To get a proper feel for Portuguese life, take a trip to the scenic hillside villages of Piódão and Talasnal, or explore the markets of the Tábua and Arganil regions to stock up on Portuguese delicacies and pick up some souvenirs from among the wares of local craftspeople.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  12 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  12 p.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  3 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  10:30 a.m.

Quinta do Retiro cancellation policy

No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Quinta do Retiro will debit the balance from your card 6 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 6 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

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  • Does Quinta do Retiro have a swimming pool? Yes View all features
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  • What attractions are near Quinta do Retiro? While you’re in this part of the country, a trip to the city of Coimbra, an hour’s drive from Quinta do Retiro, is a must. The former Portuguese capital is full of … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Quinta do Retiro?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  12 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  12 p.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  10:30 a.m.
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  • How much does it cost to stay at Quinta do Retiro? From £15.09 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
All guests spending the night at the park must present their ID at the reception desk and sign registration forms.

Arrivals and departures
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Dogs
Dogs are prohibited from main facilities and amenities.
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.

Extras
Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

General
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.
Quiet hours must be respected between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m..

Safety
Open fires are prohibited.

Taxes
This area is not subject to city tax.

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