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A converted farmhouse with private swimming pool and courtyard

Bedrooms 6
Space 3,552 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights


About the property

6 bedroom 3 bathroom on the edge of a village

Accommodation comprises:

Six bedrooms arranged over three floors; four with double beds, one with twin single beds and one with single bed with additional single underneath. Each bedroom has wardrobe and storage facilities, bedside reading lamps and a chair. There is a travel cot also. All bedding is supplied.

Three bathrooms/showerrooms, towels supplied for both bathrooms and pool use.

Living room with satellite TV, dvd player and comfortable modern furniture.

Kitchen with cooker, dishwasher, fridgefreezer, microwave oven, toaster, kettle and generous supply of crockery and cooking utensils.

Separate dining room with original bread oven.

Veranda running full length of property offering good views of surrounding countryside and containing washing machine and drying area, shaded table and chairs plus bench and individual seating.

Large courtyard with mature plants and fruit trees creating both shaded and sunbathing areas, dining table for up to 12, modern rattan-style garden furniture, table tennis table, basketball net, additional coldwater sink and fridge.

Pool garden accessed via lockable gates for added security. This area contains large 10x5m pool, extensive collection of sun loungers, plus additional table and chairs for outdoor dining underneath the shade of the grape vines.

BarBQ area by the swimming pool.

We've been told that the property is ideal for a family/friends/intergenerational holiday with plenty of room for people to be together but also to have their own space. The swimming pool (with underwater lights for the evenings) and BBQ create a great place for people to come together.

More Details
Registration Number : 51326/AL

Patrick White
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 August, 2018

Why Patrick White chose Lousã

Beautiful traditional farmhouse in Portugal renovated to provide a six double bedroom holiday home with large pool and extensive outdoor space benefiting from off street parking and excellent facilities.

The detached property is in the heart of the stunning Beiria countryside in a village with an excellent river beach (250m) and three cafes. Casal de Ermio offers easy access to a wide range of leisure pursuits including kayaking, fishing, hill walking, horseriding, go karting and a range of other tourist activities. Casal de Ermio is a ten minute drive from the town of Lousa which is based at the foothills of the Serra Lousa providing excellent walking and a host of interesting Schist villages. Lousa has a wide variety of shops and supermarkets,restaurants, cafes, takeaways, a market, two museums, a castle with an excellent restaurant and river beach. Less than half an hour away is the beautiful city of Coimbra on the magnificent river Mondego. Coimbra offers boat trips, historical sites and fado entertainment in several restaurants and cafes.

The silver coast is less than a hour’s drive away with a wide range of tourist attractions, beaches along the coast and there are Roman ruins in cities nearby. Both Porto and Lisbon are less than two hours from the property.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Lousã in Municipality of Lousã

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3552 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Plastic glasses only by the swimming pool
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mezzanine
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Canoe
  • Cellar
  • Courtyard
  • Terrace
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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A converted farmhouse with private swimming pool and courtyard
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 11 reviews

Return visit and we will be back....

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to the property in 2 years and we are already planning our third!. The house is fantastic for an extended family (we were a party of 9 ranging from 10yrs to 74yrs), there is plenty of room, the house is well maintained and has all the facilities you need for a relaxing family holiday (there are bikes for everyone if you feel like being a little more active!)

We love the outdoor space, the pool and BBQ area are very well maintained and are very private.

We spent most of our time around the local area, our favourite spots were the river and Bar da Bogueira (5 minute walk away) where you can get food and drink, its a great spot for kids and is safe to jump in and swim. The local café in the village is very welcoming for coffee or an evening drink, it was good to see a few familiar faces who recognised us from our previous stay and made us all very welcome. The owners and caretakers are very approachable and friendly and did everything to ensure our stay was enjoyable.

Thank you Patrick and family

  • Review Submitted: 08-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Michelle for your appreciation and kind words. We love the house ourselves and it's great to know that other families enjoy the house, the local environment, and the village as much as we do. We look forward to welcoming you and your family back to the house in the not too distant future. Best wishes Patrick and Katrina
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Fantastic house in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Patrick and Katrina for letting us stay in your home in June 2017. It truly was a magical experience for us - friends reunited from the UK and US. Thanks for all the information you sent before and during our trip.

The house is a gorgeous renovated 3-story farmhouse, with some beautiful old features alongside modern updates. There was plenty of space for 8 adults and 2 kids (1 and 3), and the private groundfloor quarters were perfect for a peaceful sleep for the grown-ups less used to kids! ;) The secure gates at each level and at the pool were also peace of mind for the parents. The huge family bathroom was one of my favorite rooms! We ate apricots from the tree, and marveled at the fig, pomegranate, apple, grapes, and other fruit trees on the property.

There are so many seating areas to catch up, read, eat together, or relax. We spent most of our time around the pool, which is a great size. Swimming with the view of the forested hillside was wonderful! We cooked in most nights or had a BBQ on the poolside grill, buying supplies from nearby lidl. The kitchen is relatively small, but has everything you need and it suited us fine.

The river beach with bar (€1 beers!), veggie food, and wifi was amazing and just a 5-10 minute walk away, depending on the size of your legs! Swimming a kilometer up the river and back one day was a highlight of the holiday for me.

We also explored Coimbra city (25 minutes away), spent a day at the beach and Aveiro (the Venice of Portugal), went to many astoundingly beautiful wild swimming spots, waterfalls, and a gorge. We really appreciated the use of the bikes, and biked through to a circus fest and Ska night at the campsite in Serpins one night.

All in all, I would stay here again in a heartbeat. Next time, I think we'll get the housekeeper too!


  • Review Submitted: 24-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Suzanne. Really pleased that you enjoyed your stay here. It must have been great to get the family together and mix common spaces with areas where you can chill out. You're welcome back anytime!! Regards
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Fun Farmhouse

  • 5 of 5

A return visit for us. A fantastic area for mountain biking and a friendly village to stay in. Spend time exploring the local area or stay close to the farmhouse, where you can watch the river go by at the cafe and even take a swim. The house is big enough for friends or two families with great courtyard and BBQ area for outside dining. Highly recommended by us for anyone who loves the outdoors and getting away from it all.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind words, it's great to know that others appreciate the potential of the area, though we don't want it to get too well known!. Glad that you enjoyed it again. Hopefully see you again in the future. Regards
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Excellent place to stay near Coimbra

  • 5 of 5

Stayed in the house as a family of 11 for a week. The house was gorgeous, beautifully kept and well kitted out with everything that we needed and more than enough room. It was very hot while we were there & the pool was a great bonus. It was cleaned every other day and really made our stay. The house is in a lovely town with a lively river beach & cafe & is close to great towns, shops & of course to Coimbra. Spent a day kayaking down the mondego. The kids all got to ride bikes and go exploring in the hills. Overall a great place for a holiday and a truely lovely house to be able to stay in. Thank you to Patrick the owner, we had a great holiday with lots of happy memories.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fabulous House for a family

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed in the house for a week and it was absolutely fantastic. It had everything we needed plus more.

The pool was amazing, we were all in it at every opportunity.

My brothers loved the table tennis table. We also made use of the BBQ for an evening with friends and the courtyard areas offered ample seating and space for us to entertain our guests.

The location was quiet which we preferred and it was handy for everywhere we wanted to visit.

The owners are really helpful with any queries.

We would definitely return to use this house again if we were visiting the area again.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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super villa

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé 2 excellentes semaines. La villa est spacieuse et bien équipée. Les gens du village sont très accueillants, en particulier Manuella du café. Que des bons souvenirs. Merci

  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
110 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Nearest Ferry
600 Kilometres
Nearest Train
17 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
17 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
200 Kilometres
Serra de Estrella
Nearest Beach
70 Kilometres
Figueira de Foz
Car: necessary

Follow directions from Coimbra for Lousa then at Foz de Arouce take the road for Casal de Ermio.

The nearby countryside is lovely with a river beach 250 metres from the house. Lousa is a superb small town with all the facilities you would want - good restaurants, bars, a wonderful market, evocative buildings.

Casal de Ermio is situation roughly half way between Lisbon and Porto and is well served by a number of airlines ( TAP, Easyjet, Ryannair and BA). Flexible changeover dates are available.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Downpayment / Deposit requested. Security deposit requested. Discount depending on length of stay. Owner not present on location

200 euros refundable deposit per booking

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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