Chestnut Tree Yurt
Yurt Holiday Portugal – Central Portugal
Yurt for 2 from £65 per night
1 double, bell tent available for 2 more
Suitable for children of all ages
Not suitable for pets
Kids can sleep in the yurt on camp beds or in a bell tent alongside but pets cannot be accommodated
A locally sourced breakfast hamper, hand-made olive oil soaps and fantastic Caiparinhas are just a few of the things that make this place a great experience. In a lesser travelled area of Portugal, Hannah and Derrick (the cocktail mixer!) have created an incredible eco escape. They have designed their site to be super efficient in its usage of energy and water but, more importantly, to be a relaxing, fun place to stay. They have drawn up some local hiking maps and can point you in the direction of everything from museums to kayaking. They also have superb on-site meals, which you eat up at the house on the broad veranda with the other guests.
Chestnut Tree Yurt is on a raised wooden platform and has an antique feel with wooden floors, steamer trunks and a big iron bed. There are two armchairs, rugs and hangings that add a touch of Moroccan influence with warm earth tones. The bathroom is two minutes walk away and has a gas run shower and sink and compost toilet of the Swedish modern variety.