Welcome to Yurt Holiday Portugal

A magical family holiday a romantic trip a honeymoon like no other fun with friends

Welcome to our idyllic, organic, solar-powered smallholding in the mountains of central Portugal. We have two antique-furnished, romantic yurts set in 2 hectares. Each has plenty of privacy, set amid olive groves, vines and fruit trees, and with private separate bathrooms.

A beautiful setting, sipping cocktails in hammocks, organic food, river swimming, and hikes into the lush, forested hills: this will be a holiday where you’ll really get to relax and enjoy another world.

With all the romance and adventure of sleeping under canvas, and none of the discomfort, at Yurt Holiday Portugal you can enjoy biking, river swimming and picnics in the forests, as well as caipirinhas on the veranda and a chance to wonder at the brilliance of the night sky.

But this is also a great base from where to explore some of Central Portugal’s absolute highlights. Easy day trips include the lovely university town of Coimbra, the extraordinary Convento do Cristo in Tomar, amazing Buccacao Forest & Palace and the gorgeous towns of Aveiro and Viseu.

We’re here to ease your way and help you explore as much as you’d like us to, with our much-appreciated ‘treasure maps’ to guide you to wild swimming spots or walking trails, and insider local information. We can also help you arrange any local activities, as well as special days out such as driving by tuk tuk to the local aquaduct, or honeymoon-to-remember romantic touches.

Organic, local produce, luscious breakfasts, plus packed lunches and dinner on request.


Hannah & Derrick were so welcoming and made us feel valued & special..... It has to be the first place I've gone to and straight away wanted to start planning our next visit. Central Portugal is an unspoilt, beautiful area with Porto well worth a visit too.

Kate, September 2015

If you struggle to wind down, then this place will help. Embrace a slower pace of life and the peerless hospitality of your hosts. The food and wine is great, as is the locality.

Giles August 2015

Suuuuch a gorgeous place to escape from the monotony of everyday life in London! We loved the swimming spots, we had never been to such a beautifully untouched and natural area of the world and felt very lucky to have been able to experience it.

George June 2015

What a different and special holiday experience! Everything was perfect­ yurt food surroundings and the very personal service.

Juan and Kate 2014

Thank you for sharing this piece of paradise with us.

Claudia and Brian 2014

We couldn't have had a nicer stay and only wish we could stay longer.

Carley and Daniel 2014

Beautiful scenery, great food and so relaxing. The bed was the comfiest I have slept in a long time.

Marlyn and Nathalie 2014

Thanks for all the delicious fresh, healthy food ­ it was fantastic.

Rach and AJ 2014

Absolutely perfect honeymoon week. We are taking home so many magical memories lying in the hammock + drinking wine + watching fireflies + the stunning wild swimming spots were amazing and isolated = particular highlights for us. Absolutely top class food.

Carley and Lee 2014

We enjoyed your warm hospitality and appreciate your passion for truly meaningful living!

Alisa, Sean and Liam 2014

A wonderful, relaxing and totally unique stay. There's so much we enjoyed ­ we have had a weekend that will stay with us for days, months and years to come.

Stephanie and Charlie 2014

Glad to see you have followed your dreams and made Yurt Holiday Portugal into what it is today, something unique, unforgettable with plenty of yourselves within it.

Rui Dhoha, and Hadi 2014

A peaceful escape from city life.

Louisa and Iain Wood 2014 Honeymooners

An amazing, relaxed week in this beautiful yurt, Fabulous interiors and one of the most comfy beds we have ever slept in. Breakfasts and suppers made with local produce, local walks and swimming spots recommended on the excellent maps provided. We are sad to be leaving this beautiful place and are already looking forward to returning someday soon. Unforgettable.

Shaun and Karen 2014

We have had wonderful time in this really special place, so peaceful.We have loved exploring the area and relaxing here too. We have been so well looked after we do not want to leave, It has been a perfect honeymoon.

Ruth and Mike 2014

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