made up of two 300 year old granite farmhouses,
Casa Gabriel and
Casa Dolinda, set in the tranquil hamlet of
Insua, in the
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
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.
covers about 6000 sq meters (1.5 acres) - see
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
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!