Casa Gabriel

Casa Dolinda


Minho Region


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Yavanna is made up of two 300 year old granite farmhouses, Casa Gabriel and Casa Dolinda, set in the tranquil hamlet of Insua, in the Minho region of North West Portugal.  Taking its name from the river which runs through it, marking the border with Spain, the Minho is not only stunningly beautiful, but steeped in tradition.  For those interested in history, it is rich in centuries old castles, churches and monasteries.

Renowned for its excellent wines, the Minho is also known as `Costa Verde’, or the `Green Coast’.  It is a land of warm, open-hearted people, where visitors can enjoy the pleasures of markets, festivals, country fairs and also pilgrimages.

Very much part of a traditional rural community, Yavanna combines the old charm of northern Portugal with the comforts of home.  It makes a perfect base from which to enjoy a range of leisure pursuits, pastimes and creative activities.

For those who have come simply to get away from it all, lie back in the sun and let Yavanna pamper you!  Enjoy our salt swimming pool beside which to enjoy wines from the region and further afield.  Rooms offer a blend of contemporary features in a traditional Minho farmhouse setting.

There are numerous activities to enjoy in the local area, such as Road Cycling, Mountain Biking, Surfing, Kayaking, Hiking and Massage.

Come here to experience peace and quiet in the beautiful rural setting.  The outside world does not intrude, and the pace of life slows right down.  We offer the chance to escape briefly from the pressures of modern life. Those looking for peace, creativity, laughter and the chance to have time for themselves and/or a partner will relish the freedom from noise and frantic activity.

The property covers about 6000 sq meters (1.5 acres) - see plan. Our two charming houses providing accommodation for groups up to a maximum of 6 in each are available for weekly holiday rental. Smaller groups can also be catered for.  We also have a further two extra double en-suite bedrooms, which can be booked by larger groups.

You can fly to Porto in only 2 hours from Heathrow, Gatwick, Bristol, Birmingham, Stansted or Liverpool, as well as from other European airports. You can then reach Yavanna in just over an hour.

Whether you are looking for rest and recuperation, improving your health and fitness, finding expression for those neglected creative talents, or getting to know one of the loveliest parts of this delightful country, Yavanna can supply everything you need!

Please phone Sofia on +351 910 544 492

or email enquiries@YavannaPortugal.com for a friendly discussion.