Accommodation - Casa Dolinda
property is made up
of three granite houses, converted from 300 year old farm buildings.
From these ruins a local architect,
Matthew Salt, has created this delightful holiday retreat in a
traditional Portuguese style, with modern comforts.
Casa Dolinda sleeps up to 5 in 3 bedrooms (accessed by a spiral
The bedrooms are as follows:
1. Small room
with comfortable small double bed measuring 140*200cm. This room is
suitable for one adult or two small children who are happy to share.
2. Medium room with
double bed measuring 150*200cm.
3. Large room with
twin beds each measuring 90*200cm.
Casa Dolinda has a bathroom, separate toilet and
separate shower room with toilet, as well
as its own kitchen, living room, sun terrace and garden.
The house itself is about 180 square meters.
We do everything we can to make your holiday very special. We are
available for help and advice, but at the same time very sensitive to
your need for privacy.
Towels and linen are provided, beds are changed weekly, and we take
great pride in our standard of cleanliness, with our friendly staff weekly.
There is a laundry
next to Casa Gabriel's terrace which is shared by everyone at Yavanna.
There is a peaceful garden with secret corners, an
ancient working well and quiet
areas. Grapevines, lemon, olive and orange trees provide the perfect shade on a hot
day. Yavanna overlooks rural farmland, small hamlets with the
Minho hills in the background.
The property covers about 6000 sq meters (1.5 acres) - see
plan. Casa Dolinda catches the evening
sun and there is a small Moroccan table and chairs available for
enjoying evening aperitifs.
We have a "no smoking" policy in all rooms throughout
There is a 12x6 metre (salt) pool available. There is
a walkway to the pool past the studio from the guest house.
Surrounding the pool is a shady pergola and shower, as well as a yoga
and exercise area.
Great care has been taking to ensure bedrooms and bathrooms are of a
good quality, with comfortable mattresses, etc.
There is a fully equipped kitchen, comfortable living
satellite channels, DVD and 32" flat screen TV.
Massages, mountain biking, waterskiing, horse riding, canoeing, cycling, etc. can
all be arranged at extra cost.