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With us, time stands still ...

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Vumba has unique conditions which offer our guests the quiet enjoyment of a genuine rural experience. Our farm has several trails and five idyllic ponds. Isolated from the outside world, you will find the ideal combination of natural resources in order to enjoy nature in peace.

The renovation of our old vineyard yielded two independent and stylish rooms (the suite Bue Maria and Suite Gorongosa), reminiscent of the Mozambican heritage of our family. The suites are ideal for couples.

Our estate

Vumba is a small, family-run business that is committed to efforts to maintain traditions while trying to offer its customers and guests a highly professional service. Our country estate in the village of São Martinho da Cortiça from which came our grandparents, consists of a 140-hectare land with green pastures and charming groves. The farm and the surrounding area are a paradise for hikers and bikers.

five to ten organic cheese brand of Quinta do Carapinhal are produced by hand each day on our farm. The milk from which it is produced comes from our own herd of about 200 sheep of "Bordaleira Serra de Estrela" breed.

Our tourism consists of three cozy inns (Alambique, home of the lizard and house of the owl) and two elegant suites (Bue Maria and Gorongoza). All houses and suites have access to a living room, with dining room and kitchen, and a swimming pool which is surrounded by a beautiful garden.

Most of the time we are living on the farm and give our guests like to support. We await your questions, suggestions or needs at your fingertips; but otherwise we can enjoy your holidays in private and in peace.

Among other things, the following programs are available and can be ordered until 19 00 on the day before a picnic or sundowner at the pond, Farm Safari and a tour of the farm.

The environment

Vumba and the surrounding area are a paradise for hikers and bikers. The beauty of the landscape is enhanced by the imposing mountains surrounding the region. On the horizon you can see in a full, uninterrupted 360 ° panoramic view of the Serra do Açor and Serra da Lousã, Serra do Buçaco and Caramulo.

The most famous landmark of the area is the village of Piódão, but there are many other attractions that are virtually unknown, as the Margaraça forest Fronhas dam and the river Alva, the best kept secret in Europe Flyfishing.

Outside the church, in a radius of 40 km, are the cities of Coimbra and Viseu, the historic and beautiful Buçaco mountains and the Luso thermal springs.

More Details

Joana Cunha
Member since: 2016
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
26 September, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in São Martinho da Cortiça in Municipality of Arganil

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00 / Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Holiday Complex
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Cot is available
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Veranda
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting


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average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Merveilleux moments à Vumba

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé une excellente semaine avec un accueil extraordinaire. Johana et son mari sont toujours prêt à rendre service et sont aux petits soins. Le logement, la salle commune, la piscine, les extérieurs sont aménagés avec soin et rien est laissé au hasard, dans chaque recoins se trouve une déco une attention et toujours avec goût. Joel et Brigitte août 2017

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
155 Kilometres
Aeroporto Francisco Sá Carneiro
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
50 Kilometres
Nearest Train
40 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
40 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
60 Kilometres
Serra da Estrela
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Fluss Strand Vimieiro
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in São Martinho da Cortiça, Central Portugal - Silver Coast

Rental Basis:
per property
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1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £0

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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