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- Peaceful adults-only farm site 15 minutes’ drive from Amarante
- Less than an hour's drive from Porto and Guimarães
- Well-kept gardens with mountain views and next to a forest
Hoping to head back from your hols with tales of peace and quiet, telling folk how you managed a mix of country stays and city strolls? Source the material for such a script with a stay at Land Story, a relaxed rural site on a farm on the edge of the village of Aldeia and 15 minutes’ drive from Amarante.
The story here is indeed one of the land – the forest, mountains, orchards and vineyards that surround the site, as well as the gorgeous gardens within the gates. Walks and bike rides are fine ways to get out and see a good chunk of it, but it's equally rewarding to settle right there, open a bottle of something (ideally something from the surrounding Douro valley) and grill your dinner among these views and/or sunsets.
Life on site moves at a pretty peaceful pace, partly due to the absence of anyone under the age of 18 (sorry, kids – grownups just need their own space sometimes). A lengthy list of facilities wouldn't really fit that vibe, of course, so the folk here have instead focused on kitting the place with all the essentials: a launderette, washing-up area, showers and a free wifi service (so you can start sharing your stories with the world…)
And what of those city outings? Well, they might take you to potter around Porto, Guimarães or Braga, all of which involve less than an hour on the motorway... or take the train from the nearby station to Porto, for a comfy, cool and cheap journey into the city in an hour.
Open from 01/01/2020 to 31/12/2020
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
Guests under the age of 18 are not allowed on site.
Bookings must not be for more than 10 consecutive nights.
No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.
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Non-electric grass and earth tent pitch
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Great little site, Jorge very helpful and friendly
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From the manager...
Muito obrigado pelo vosso simpático comentário. Foi um gosto receber-vos. Voltem sempre! Jorge
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Car parking by pitch/unit
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Tents for hire
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Commercial vehicles allowed
No dogs allowed
Gas cylinders available
No hot water
No potable water point
No running water
Nearby farmers' market
Public transport nearby
Tiny (1-10 pitches)
Cycle hire nearby
Horse riding nearby
Leisure/theme park nearby
Mountain biking nearby
Outdoor pool nearby
Not content viewing the mountains from afar? Set off to the Serra do Marão, 45 minutes’ drive east, to clamber among the granite peaks. Rather flatter (thankfully) is the excellent Tâmega eco-route, a 35-kilometre bike path running along the route of a disused railway line from Amarante and taking in vineyard, forest and river views along the way.
Close-ups of those Tâmega river views can be had on a cruise or canoe trip from Amarante (15 minutes), or while putting your way around the town's scenic golf course. If it was the vineyard views that took your fancy, head south for 45 minutes or so to sip vinho verde at the wineries along the banks of the Douro river.
More sipping is in store at the famed port cellars of Porto (50 minutes' drive), but don't get so tipsy that you miss a wander around the colourful Cais da Ribeira area and getting an eyeful of the Eiffel-designed bridge. There’s a splendid selection of old buildings to see here too, as there are in Guimarães (45 minutes) and the ancient city of Braga (an hour).
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
|Arrive:||2:30 p.m. –||8 p.m.|
|Depart by:||11:30 a.m.|
Land Story cancellation policy
No refunds within 5 days 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.
Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Land Story will debit the balance from your card 1 week before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 1 week then the balance will be taken immediately.
Pitches: a €10.00 (£8.80) deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure when returning the gate badge/barrier pass/toilet keys.Deposit transferable during COVID-19. During COVID-19 you can transfer your deposit to a future stay booked within 3 months of your arrival date. Read more.
You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.
Payment methods accepted on the parkCash
Terms and conditionsSite booking terms and conditions
- Does Land Story have a swimming pool? No View all features
- Is Land Story dog friendly? No View all features
- What attractions are near Land Story? Not content viewing the mountains from afar? Set off to the Serra do Marão, 45 minutes’ drive east, to clamber among the granite peaks. Rather flatter (thankfully) is the excellent Tâmega eco-route, … Read more
When can I check in and check out of Land Story?
Camping and touring Arrive: 2:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. Depart by: 11:30 a.m.
- How much does it cost to stay at Land Story? From £13.73 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability