Riverstone Cottage

Gois, Beira

A rustic, arty retreat with friendly neighbours and a river nearby to cool off in; bring the family for summer festivals and local food


3 bedrooms


Sleeps 6


Roll through Beira countryside to find a gorgeous stone quinta in a green valley. Once a simple riverside dwelling for two sisters, it is now a beautiful airy home with a quirky feel, colourful rugs, art-strewn walls and original beams and lintels – Alex has worked her magic. The kitchen and living area is spacious and relaxed: cookbooks aplenty, second-hand furniture heaps of character. Most things have been sourced from London flea markets and brought back by Alex in her lorry; the sideboard is an old chemistry table! Walk into the main bedroom through thrown-open double doors to find a comfy sofa and arty bits and pieces; this feels like home from home. Down a few steps from the kitchen is the bathroom, with a tempting sunken tub asking for candles and oils. Outside are lemon and orange trees, a tranquil stone courtyard with succulent plants, a traditional bread oven – an ideal space for a barbecue. You can walk down the lane to the river beach and swim, or take a dip in your garden plunge pool when the irrigation is good. A little paradise.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Booking restrictions
One room has a double on mezzanine & extra single, One has an extra single.


Nightly price
from £85
Weekly price
from £595
Extra beds £15-£20. Under 4’s free. Nightly rate £85-£115 for 4 people. Minimum stay 3 nights.
1 House for 6
From £853 bedrooms


We spent a glorious 10 days in this beautiful house. The house has been tastefully refurbished with love and has a calm homely feeling to it. Situated in stunning scenery with a river beach at the bottom of the garden and a host of other sights close by we had a fantastic 10 days. The garden and courtyard are beautifully kept, the beds really comfortable and the views amazing. I cannot recommend this place enough for a relaxing holiday in the sun with plenty to fill the days and nights or perfect if you just want to swim and read a book.. 10/10 as a place to stay. Many thanks Alex.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Alex Burden

  • Vila Nova do Ceira or V.N do Ceira; a short walk to local bars, supermarket, fuel, cash point. River beach (Praia Fluvial).
  • Gois; Riverside beaches, bars/restaurants, mountain Schist villages, hiking, horseriding.
  • Coimbra; Historic University City (40kms)
  • Conimbriga, Roman Ruin and Templar, town of Tomar.
  • Busaco Palace and ancient walled Forest.
  • Coastal towns: Aveiro (mini Venice), Figueira do Foz, Surfing