'Castanha' yurt is available for rent from
May-September each year. This yurt is the same size
as our other rental yurt, approx 5m in diameter,
and is also situated on a wooden base, on one of
the upper terraces of our land. This yurt has a
larger surrounding outdoor space, and maybe suitable
for families with older children. It also has a
more open outlook with views down our small valley. Approximately 5m from the kitchen dining area is situated a smaller camping yurt, which sleeps two people. This yurt is only available for rent with the larger yurt, to suit larger families or two couples holidaying together. Please see the photo at the bottom of this page to get a feeling for the distance between the two yurts.
yurts at Portugal Yurt Retreat are home made using
wood from our own land. They are constructed in
the traditional Mongolian style, otherwise known
as a ger. Ger is the Mongolian word for home - see
more yurt info
yurts have a queen size double bed, and a couple
of single mattresses. We can also provide a large
tent which can be pitched close to the yurt, or
our camping yurt, creating more space for larger
families or familes with older children. We do not
charge extra to put the tent up, or if you bring
your own for older children. We do charge for the
camping yurt. see
We will provide bedding for all beds and bath towels
for everyone staying. (We recommend you bring your
own towels for swimming.)
Almost all of the furniture in the yurts, and the
yurt structures have been hand made using wood from
Kitchen - Adjoining each yurt is a covered
kitchen & dining area. The kitchen is equipped
with sink, 2 ring gas hob and small grill, a fridge,
and pots, pans, crockery and cooking utensils. Our
water comes from a bore hole 100m under ground and
is safe for drinking.
Eco Bathroom - The bathrooms have eco-showers
with solar hot water, sink, and toilet facilities.
Our toilets are eco/composting toilets. We have
2 toilets, one for solids, sawdust and paper, and
a urinal/toilet. For more information on composting
coffee arand some basic condiments are included
in the rental of the yurt.
are a 10 minute walk from our village where there
are two cafes and associated shops with a good selection
of food, fresh bread, cheese, local eggs, fruit,
veg and alcohol etc. There is also a post office
which is open week days 9 - 12.30am
Portuguese restaurants are limited on vegetarian
options, however fish is usually available. You
can eat out very reasonably (between 6-10 euros
per person), but you will need a car to do this.
We can provide lunch and evening meals on a day
to day basis for an additional cost.
prices We can also sell you a basket
of seasonal organic vegetables from our garden (subject
can also offer you a number of relaxing treatments
with local practicioners, including Reiki, Aromatherapy
massage, facials, Swedish massage, Reflexology,
Indian Head Massage, and an energetic spinal realignment
technique. These treatments can be organised upon
your arrival. treatments
is a certified yoga teacher and can offer private
classes on site.
Please notify us of any special dietary requirements
more information about yurts, putting a yurt up
and yurt links. see
have two yurts available for rent, both have their
own private kitchen and bathroom facilities and
can sleep up to four. We also have a large three
person tent and a small two person tent we can put
up for extra children.
you are interested in purchasing a yurt contact
us through cosy-yurt.
tel: 0351 927 574 814