Our rural Quinta boasts great mountain views. You’ll love my place because of the outdoors space, the stunning scenery, the light, and the comfy bed. My place is great for solo adventurers and business travellers!
We are completely off grid so a great choice for eco travellers who are keen to minimise their carbon footprint.
We offer a warm welcome to our beautiful home, a renovated granite house with its original forester watch tower.
Three guest bedrooms are in a self contained part of the house on the ground floor. Our Oliveira bedroom has an en-suite bathroom with an extra large bed, the Estrela bedroom is a twin room with two single beds and our Zen bedroom is a single room. The Serra bedroom is another guest bedroom with en suite bathroom and an extra large bed, situated in the family part of the house.
**This listing is for our Zen Bedroom which is a single room. Please see our additional listings for more accommodation at Quinta da Luz!**
Enjoy wandering in the serenity of our garden, sitting by its ponds and taking in the breathtaking scenery.
Our space is idyllic for creative and artistic people seeking tranquillity and inspiration. We also operate a retreat centre for those seeking to recharge their batteries, to escape from city life and also for those who are on their spiritual journey. There is a garden room used for yoga, meditation and workshops, or perhaps even your sketching and photography! Our visitors are very welcome to use this space freely.
We can offer ayurvedic massage, Bowen therapy and personal energy work. Just let us know if you wish to book a session when you make a reservation, prices in the region of €35 a session.
Almost all our visitors stay for longer than planned as they absorb the peace and tranquillity of the Quinta.
A yoga teacher visits every Friday afternoon and visitors are welcome to join us and others who enjoy the session.
We welcome guests on arrival. We take pleasure in settling them into our home and showing them around the quinta. There are maps and local information on places to visit. If you have any dietary requirements please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you.
We are vegetarians ourselves eating whenever possible our own fruit, vegetables and nuts. If required you can join our evening meal at an additional cost.
You will find the Quinta is 500 mts down a rural track and is car and tractor accessible. If you wish to swim there are various river beaches nearby and a lake in the mountain about 45 minutes drive away. The nearest beach is Aveiro which is about 1.5 hours drive.
We have a quinta cat who spends most of her time outside especially in summer - the bedrooms are off limit to her! If you have cat allergies please mention them to us. We request that no dogs are invited.
You will be able to access the living room where we enjoy breakfast when not taken outside. In the tower we have our library where guests may sit and read books during their stay. There is a seating area leading to three of the guest bedrooms and kitchen, used more in winter when the wood burner is lit!
The granite walls keep an equable temperature through the year, so allowing all to just sit and enjoy the ever changing Serra da Estrela mountain range.
Whether you wish to be inside or sit on the terrace listening to the evening noises of the crickets and frogs, watching the twinkling lights of Seia, or find one of the 17 benches in the garden where you can just be a peace with Nature.
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We will be on site during your stay, to help guide you around the hectare (2.5 acres) of the Quinta and point out local sites and places of interest.
We operate a very non intrusive and empathetic home, respecting the privacy of all guests.
We offer a collection from Nela's train station and Seia bus station on request for a small charge for petrol. We would however advise that a car is essential to allow you to fully explore everything on offer in this diverse region.
- We operate a no smoking, no drinking policy at Quinta da Luz.
Our quinta looks onto the Serra da Estrela, the only 'mountain' in Portugal. The views are forever changing and the colours at sunset are stunning. We are totally off-grid so if you wish to experience this concept this is another reason to come and visit. In addition to offering b&b we also offer longer stays to give you time to explore more of our beautiful mountain region. We love to cook meals using our home grown vegetables and our freshly baked bread is a delight. I love to read, and practice yoga in the mornings and we have a yoga teacher visit every Friday for a 5pm start which you are welcome to join. We also offer energy massages. Our gardens are a delight to behold, as are our seven ponds planted with the colours of the chakras. To spend time in the gardens, soaking up the energies and the views of the mountain is a must.