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From £13.63/€15/$24.77/US$17.44/CA$23.37/CHF16.20/SEK159/DKK111.68/NOK166.84/ISK2,426/ARS1,321.94/CLP13,748/PEN62.81/NZ$26.66/ZAR299.65/PLN68.29/R$97.03/CZK407.70/RSD1,764/HUF5,452.13/RUB1,371.23/CN¥119.04 (for 1 night, 2 adults)

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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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Dogs are not allowed during high season between 30/06 and 30/08.


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

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional asphalt and grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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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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Friendly, spacious, clean and quiet site with terraced pitches, in …12/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJudith H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional asphalt and grass pitch
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    Friendly, spacious, clean and quiet site with terraced pitches, in glorious countryside. We loved the natural pool.

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    Nothing!

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Der Campingplatz ist liebevoll angelegt. Es gibt einen schönen Naturpool. …07/08/2019

Reviewer's country: GermanyChristian T.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional asphalt and grass pitch
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    Der Campingplatz ist liebevoll angelegt. Es gibt einen schönen Naturpool. Die sanitären Anlagen sind stets sauber und ordentlich. Die Besitzer sind sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit. Wir haben uns rundum wohl gefühlt.

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Fantastic family friendly site30/07/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomamanda s.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional asphalt and grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    This campsite really is lovely. The owners are very friendly, the site is clean and well laid out. Lovely views from our pitch.
    The toilet blocks are the best I've seen and the natural fresh water pool is fantastic - the kids loved it.!
    The land has pear trees, apple, orange and grape vines on it. It has a lovely natural stream running through the land.
    Wifi is also great which is a bonus for the kids.
    The owner come to check on you to make sure you have everything you need. They order fresh bread from the village daily for each family.
    They also operate an honesty box for cold drinks at the poolside and use of the washing machine.
    The toilet blocks also have great dish washing area a fridge and freezer for use by the guests and an ironing board.

    This really is a lovely site.

    Bonus they spoke English plus many other languages

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Fantastic in every way18/05/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJohn P.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional asphalt and grass pitch
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    Everything , the warm welcome , information,cleanliness ,morning bread , situation , views, and superb host .

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Playground

Recreation room/arcade

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Tennis

Waterslide

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Bath available

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Composting toilet

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Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Parent & baby washroom

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Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

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Shower available

Tents for hire

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Wheelchair access

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed low season only

Themes

Hikers’ paradise

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Communal fridge

Dump station

No hot water

No potable water point

No running water

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Type

Small (11-25 sites)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Fishing nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Tennis nearby

Touring and motorhomes

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Location

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  • Lugar Quinta do Retiro, Covas, Tábua, Portugal, 3420-053
  • Timezone Europe/Lisbon +0100 (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:  noon –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  noon
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:  noon –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  noon
    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 $24.77 (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.

Dogs
Dogs are not allowed during high season between 30/06 and 30/08.
Dogs are prohibited from main facilities and amenities.

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.

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

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

Vehicles
Only one car is to be parked at the site. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

Safety
Open fires are prohibited.

General
Quiet hours must be respected between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m..

Taxes
This area is not subject to city tax.

Arrivals and departures
Units will be allocated on arrival.

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