to Portugal Yurt Retreat - Sustainable Yurt
Holidays and Yoga Retreats
Unfortunately our home and business has just been completely destroyed by the fire on Sunday October 15. In about an hour fire raged through, ravaging everything in it's path. The girls and I had managed to leave in time, and Nuno tried to stay on a little until he had to run away. Almost everything we have built over the past 10 years has been destroyed.
We have lost three yurts, all fully set up and equipped for guests and ourselves. Three kitchens, three fridges, ovens, bathrooms. All the infrastructure of pipes, water tanks, electric cables and solar system. Even our half finished house is almost back to the stage it was at as a complete ruin.
On top of this we have of course lost all our personal possessions, clothing and our children's toys and clothing, tramoline, play area, swimming pool etc. The list is too long.
Our plan at this point is to start again, rebuild and continue offering our special yoga retreats and well being holidays. We have been receiving amazing support from friends and family, which is keeping us strong. We have a wonderful community of teachers and friends who have offered assistance and help. We will start next week with the clean up and clear out of all the destruction. We will then start to move forward with regenerating the land, rebuilding yurts and other accommodation for our guests, and rebuilding, and completing our house for our family. We can only do this with help and support. If you feel you can add a donation of any size to our fund it will be massively appreciated and an enormous help.
Portugal Yurt Retreat we pride ourselves on providing
an environment for total relaxation. We enjoy sharing
our home with visitors, and make sure we do what we
can to make guests feel comfortable. Holiday in our
luxurious, well appointed yurt in a very peaceful,
small valley in the heart of Central Portugal. Far
away from roads and noise, our yurt is surrounded
by olive, mimosa and fruit trees, providing a secluded
and shady retreat from busy life. Experience a 'glamping'
yurt holiday, and off grid sustainable living, with
all the comforts you would expect.We
offer yurt rental on a self-catering
or B&B basis, as well as running yoga retreats during the summer. We also offer private retreats for couples or small groups, pregnancy yoga retreats and post-natal yoga retreats. Our yurts can now accomodate 6 people,
as we have a 'camping' yurt and bell tent next to each rental
yurt, suitable for an extra couple or larger families
with older children.
Check out our Yoga Retreats
From €50 to
€70 per night, 10%
discount on bookings a week or more. June - September inclusive - €440 per week.
clean air, crystal clear water for swimming, many
forest tracks for exploring and very traditional
Portuguese villages. Canoeing, kayaking, yoga and
relaxing massages are all available. Children are
welcome, and catered for as we have young children
as well. Families can relax in a safe child friendly
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
other guests comments
other guests comments
We are located in the Beira Baixa region in the
heart of Portugal just one kilometre from the Zezere
river/Cabril reservoir, and close to many other
beautiful swimming places. location
We are close enough to the historic cities
of Coimbra and Tomar to make day trips.
(Ayurveda & food)
Reservoir / Rio Zezere
live here in a small community with our children,
Elsie who is 8 and Myra, 3 and Aalia 1. We welcome children
and families to come and stay. and make our property
as child friendly and safe as it can be. We feel
it is a wonderful environment for children to
explore. We have a play area including a trampoline,
several swings and a small above ground swimming
have a large vegetable garden that gives us most
of our vegetables throughout the year, especially
through the summer months. As much as possible
we cook using fresh, organic vegetables from the
garden. We can sell baskets of vegetables to guests.
arrival I stepped out of the car and was struck
by the calm silence and simplicity of the land.
It was my first time seeing olive trees and tasting
homemade olives! The garden was a delight - the
vegie food was so tasty and nourishing, I felt
quickly revitalized." Suzanne Liska
- Dance artist & teacher. Toronto, Canada
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Activities - There are many local
activities available such as swimming, walking
in the surrounding woodland, canoeing, kayaking,
guided walks, canyoning and quad bike trips. Our neighbours can provide soap making workshops and introduction to spinning and dying wool. Please
see our local
activities page for more information
Fiona can provide private
yoga classes, and yoga retreat weeks. yoga