Yurt Retreat

Beautiful yurts with private verandas and cooking facilities. A great way to relax and play!

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Glamping highlights

  1. Tried and tested yurts with veranda and kitchen
  2. Authentic, low impact safari type experience
  3. Space and privacy, only two yurts 20 metres apart
  1. Good chances of experiencing wildlife
  2. Within walking reach of river beach and waterfalls
  3. Within 2 hours of Lisbon and Porto

Glamping summary

The perfect haven for lovers of peace and tranquillity and a fine base from which to explore this exciting but lesser known part of Portugal, let us welcome you to a region of river beaches and waterfalls, castles and caves, wildlife and culture!

As you might expect with a name like the Green Man we believe that the spirit of nature needs to be captured by everyone from time to time, and,true to the ethics of authentic glamping, we strive to maintain a perfect balance between your needs and the needs of the local flora and fauna, resulting in a safari type experience of adventure and comfort like no other!

Glamping description

Our gorgeous yurts offer total respite from everyday life and will charm you with an ambience of exotic wonder.

Complete with extras such as your own veranda and well equipped kitchen area, we like to give a little extra wherever we can so that you can be sure of that unique holiday experience.

Each yurt has it´s own private eco-toilet and shower facilities, all designed and constructed to give that essential connection to the lush vegetation outside and even more opportunities to spot some of the wonderful birds and butterflies that inhabit our valley.

We are pretty exclusive, too, as we have only two yurts sharing a large terrace and garden which means plenty  of privacy and space to be yourselves, as well as a trampoline and childrens play house to keep the little ones content.

Every part of the way we always consider the impact on the local wildlife and disturb as little as possible of   our surroundings, very, very little concrete but much locally milled wood – raising all buildings off from the ground leaving as much untouched as we can to let mother nature to do her own thing!

The gardens have many mature fruit and nut trees and are surrounded by the cooling shade of oaks and chestnuts on the terraces below, and are home to many species of wild and planted herbs and flowering shrubs, which only add to the attraction to those all important pollinators that frequently visit on their daily rounds – from the humming bird-like hawk moth to many varieties of bees and butterflies including swallow tails, long tailed blues, fritillaries and Cleopatras amongst others.

Deer, wild boar, mongoose, red squirrels and pine-martens are the mammals most spotted and to hear the call of the deer during the still of night will leave you with a real sense of life in the wild!

Add to that the Schriebers, spiny footed and oscillated lizards, preying mantis, red and blue emperor dragonfly, eagles, kites, owls, and even the occasional hoopoe bird, we are sure that you will agree that there is plenty to watch out for!

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Details

Registration number

91145/AL

Property type

Tent

Payment policy

Cancellation policy

Security deposit

Not required

Check in/out time

Check in between 16:00 and 22:00.

Check out before 12:00.

Bedrooms

1 Bedroom, 4 Sleeps

Number of double beds: 1
Number of single beds: 2

 

All facilities are private and a few meters away from your yurt.

Bathrooms

Number of bathrooms: 1
Number of toilets: 1

Holiday type

Family
Rural / countryside

Romantic
Historic / sightseeing

Plenty of opportunities for walking trails and river beaches!

Amenities

Microwave oven
Washing machine

Towels provided

Microwave oven and clothes washing machine at reception

Private facilities

Dining table & chairs
Fully equipped kitchen
Private bathroom
Linen provided
Baby cot

Garden
Terrace / balcony
Outside shower
Sun loungers

Campsite facilities

Playground
Free parking

Picnic area

Location

Close to river or lake
Mountain views

Panoramic views

General

Shower
Car recommended

Smoking allowed
Child friendly

Smoking not allowed in yurts

Activities nearby

Swimminig / watersports
Walking / hiking
Horse riding

Fishing
Cycling / mountain biking
Theme park / water park

Heating / cooling

Electric heating

Entertainment

Internet access

Internet access is only available at reception area

Location

Distances

Airport

160 km

Bar

5 km

Beach

3 km

Motor way

10 km

Restaurant

3 km

Super market

5 km

Train station

40 km

How to get there

From Porto – approximately 2 hours drive:
Take the A1 in direction to Lisboa (Lisbon) for approximately 1h30m.
Take the 'Condeixa' exit (junction 11).
Follow straight on onto the A13 towards Tomar for approximately 20 min.
Take the Penela exit and follow the signs to Espinhal- left on 1st roundabout; left on 2nd roundabout; right on 3rd roundabout.

From Lisbon – approximately 2 hours drive:
Take the A1 in direction to Porto for approximately 1h.
Take the exit towards the A23 in direction to Abrantes/ Torres Novas / Castelo-Branco.
Take the exit to A13 in direction to Tomar for approximately 30 min.
Take the Penela exit and follow the signs to Espinhal- left on 1st roundabout; left on 2nd roundabout; right on 3rd roundabout.

About the area

Centrally located and within easy reach of both Lisbon and Porto, our yurts are situated nearly 600 meters up in the Serra do Espinhal, 30 minutes south of Coimbra city, where our hills and valley landscape offer up a rich variety wildlife and of both cultural and natural wonders. A region of many river beaches and woodland trails through schist villages, old watermills and

waterfalls, you are entering a slower and simpler pace of life, where much of the daily activity is still very much in keeping with the seasons.

Our region is also home to some significant cultural as well as world-class UNESCO and national heritage sites of historical importance, from Mours and Romans to  the Knights Templar and more, there is plenty to discover!

you can really there are ample opportunities to wine and dine well with in both traditional Portuguese stye and more modern cuisine

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Glamping owner

Cris

We started the Green Man with the simple plan of offering a total escape from the workplace and pressures of everyday life.
Having been very lucky to travel to some beautiful parts of the world, we realized that the places that we stayed could make such a difference to our traveling experience. Trying to recreate a similar ambience to those wonderful places my Portuguese partner and I moved from the UK so that she could follow her profession and I was presented with the opportunity
to do something that I had wanted to do for some time, to develop lodgings of simplicity, style and comfort which offer a total immersion into the nature of our woodland surroundings,
because we know all to well the benefits such a simple action can have on ones mental and physical well being!

Response time
Normally within 2 hours
Language spoken
English, Portuguese

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