from our guests
a treat! This has been a lovely holidays and we're now
all feeling very chilled out and don't want to leave!'
Rebecca, Walter, Fox - London, June 2013
arriving here we were lost for words. The yurt was amazingand
was a real experience. Having our own kitchen made it
easy to enjoy our time. The hammocks were very comfy to
sleep in in the early evening. This place has made a lasting
impression and we hope to come again in the future.' Richard
and Jenny UK 2013
you. We didn't feel like guests - we felt like part of
your wonderful little community. In fact for eight happy
days this beautiful yurt became our home.' Mike,
Rachel and Milly. Dorset. August 2013
only because my mum raised me well you are not going to
have to drag me out of here. I have slept like a baby
and eaten like a king since I came.' Johanne Denmark
Fiona, Elsie, Mark and Nuno, we have really enjoyed being
the first visitors to your super comfortable yurt. Hester
Mary has loved spending time with Elsie and we hope to
see you when you come to London." Alice and
Hester Mary. 12 August 2011
loved this magical valley and your beautiful yurt, and
well appointed kitchen and bathroom. We will tell all
our friends its a wonderful place. Thanks for the yoga
session Fiona. Swimming in the clear water at São
Simão was also a special treat. And Conimbriga
is not to be missed especially in the cool of the morning.
P.S - Your vegetables are amazingly tasty" Martin
and Janine Leach. 20 August 2011
wonderful yurt experience has been a perfect family break,
an ideal contrast to our London life. An opportunity for
our 2 year old to comprehend where his favourites mato
(tomatos) and c'comcom (cucumber) really come from, i.e
the ground rather than mummy! A place for our 10 year
old to have space for her cartwheeling and having fun
paddling and bouncing with the bright and lovely little
Elsie. An environment for the adults to truly appreciate
an uncomplicated approach to living, in harmony with nature,
with Mark's clear and fascinating explanations of the
simple but ingenious techniques for sustainability.
But most of all this place has been the perfect space
to unwind, the best antidote to city living, with crystal
waters for swimming, stunning heights for contemplation,
and pure air for dreaming. Oh and don't forget the hammocks!"
Sam, Chip, Indigo and Jago. 24 August 2011
for a fantastic time out form the busy London life! You've
found a beautiful spot and the highlight for me was sitting
in the hammock looking down the river valley and soaking
up the sun! Thanks for the delicious food and yoga too.
Look forward to staying in touch." Jo and
Neil. 2 September 2011
Fiona, Mark, Elsie and Nuno, Thank you for all your attention
to detail in making this a beautiful few days away. You're
really onto something with all of this.It's been particularly
great chatting to you, and to Elsie who is a joy. All
the best with your future ventures, we'll certainly recommend
your yurts. Listening to the owls at night was my personal
highlight. I guess you're used to all this but for us
and others it is really special." Olivia,
Francisco, Sophia. 7 September 2011
8.30 da manha, o ceu ar frio faz com que seja ainda mais
agradável o aconchego do yurt. Enquanto aguardamos
que os primeiros raios de sol emergam do topo da colina,
recordamos as duas noites passadas.
A forma calorosa de receber do Nuno, Fiona and Mark, concerteza
nos marcaram e certemente a todos os que por aqui passem.
A beleza da região abraça qualquer um e
recebe-o com o seu ritmo calmo e aromas silvestres.
Deseijo as maiores felicidades para vos e para a Aoife.
Tiago e Ana Margarida. 9 September 2011
you so much for what has been a fantastic experience -
by far the most relaxing holiday either of us have ever
taken! We were overwhelmed by how beautiful the yurt and
surrounding location was and you have created the most
beautiful home here - it was brilliant to get to see a
completely different way of living and enjoying life.
Thank you for the food, it was definitely the best selection
of dishes we have ever come across on holiday and I think
we'll be hard pushed to find that quality of home cooking
We really appreciate all your advice about exploring the
local area and organising the last minute canoeing trip
- thank you so much Fiona for the relaxing yoga class
- maybe when Dennis is more flexible we can come back
Normally we find it takes a week for us to 'switch off'
from the stresses of life at home but here we felt relaxed
from day one and in that way this experience has been
truly unique. We really feel like we found the perfect
excape and will begrudgingly pass on your details to friends
at home. Looking forward to visiting again amd the absolute
best in all your endevours."
Sarah and Dennis. 17 September 2011
so much for a lovely four day stay. What a beautiful,
peaceful spot and thanks for your super friendly hospitality
and information about the area. Tiree has loved playing
with Elsie, they've been really cute together! Thanks
also for introducing us to Scott and Lynn, it's all helped
us to learn more about living here. We hope we'll be back
to this part of the world soon, either to visit or settle
down. Either way would love to keep in touch."
Rachael, Andrew, Tiree and Che. 15 October 2011