Local swimming spot - São Simão
Solar system - our electricity in the summer.
Local Information & Map
are just a 10min drive from the pretty village of
Pedrogao Pequeno, and close to several swimming
places in the Cabril Reservoir, and Zezere River.
We live just 1km from the Resevoir, and a place
which is suitable for young children to swim under
supervision. We can also recommend other places
suitable and accessible for children. See our getting
here page for more information on car
hire and buses, as well as directions.
Portugal is full of old castles, churches, monasteries
and Roman ruins. We are just over an hour's drive
historic university city, and the Roman ruins at
Conimbriga, which have some very well preserved
We are also close to Tomar (45mins drive), which
has a famous Templar castle. Fatima, the place of
pilgrimage for many Catholics is also nearby.
photos There are planty of local activities
available for those wanting a more active holiday.
from Lisbon airport - googlemaps &
from Porto airport - googlemap &
both directions - Take exit 24 off the A13, which will bring you onto the IC8, in the direction of Castelo Branco. Drive east unitl you come to
the Pedrógão Pequeno &
Oleiros (N 350) turn off, exit 26. (Please note
that you will pass two turns for Pedrogao Grande,
before you come to the Pedrogao Pequeno turn.) Once
you turn off onto the N350 road
to Oleiros, you will drive about 10-15mins until
you come to the left turn to Madeirã.
Turn here and follow the road into the beginning
of the village. Take the left turn signed for Sobral,
follow this road down a hill and take the
next left, white house on the corner, onto a much
smaller lane. Follow this lane around to the left,
onto a cobbled road, into a small hamlet. Continue
driving until you come to a sharp left turn. Take
this left up the hill, passing a couple of small
buildings, then bear right, turn right at the crossroads,
and continue to follow this small road until you
come to a parking area. Either gve us a call when
you arrive, or walk down the path. We will drive
our 4WD to your car to collect your belongings and
deliver them to the yurt.