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Cosy Cabin Off Grid Gypsy Wagon / Shepherds Hut with River Views

Max. 4 people per unit - Size 15 m2 - 1 bedroom
Provided accommodation, Eco-friendly, Family friendly
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Accommodation description
'Rosa' the beautiful gypsy caravan (shepherd's hut). A family friendly environment, experience off-grid living in comfort! Decorated in gypsy rose themes, this light & airy space is cozy & romantic. Enjoy views & shade on the decking space. 'Rosa' in its own private terrace in a former vineyard surrounded by trees & grape vines. Below are views across 
and direct access to the spectacular River Zezere / Lake Cabril for refreshing swims, walks, fishing & watersports. This colourful and spacious hut is great for couples and families wanting to reconnect with nature. 'Rosa' will comfortably fit 4 people (an extra bed can be provided for an additional child on request) making it great place to base your family holiday. During winter the wood stove will provide ample heating. There are gas hobs and all necessary utensils for cooking, plus a charcoal BBQ outside. Yoga mats are available as well as picnic blankets and garden furniture. 'Rosa' is connected to our up-to-date solar system to provide plenty of evening lighting and can charge laptops, phones and any other small electrical devices. There is a newly installed gas powered shower for all year use, so the hut is a , comfortable space to be in. Come join us at Dragonfly Valley- relax, unwind and enjoy! 
This ancient vineyard offers a stunning and unique get away. The gypsy caravan is situated on a stone walled terraced enclosed by grape vines. This offers guest privacy and seclusion with their own compost toilet. There is also an indoor kitchen area with gas hobs, plus outdoor washing up facilities.  
Walking trails that lead to the river can be accessed directly from the site.  We can help guests with planning activities, such as hiking, fishing, water sports. We can give you details about the best places to explore, enjoy a picnic or eat out!    The local lake is very popular with fishermen and prize winning carp and river bass can be caught. We can assist guests with obtaining a fishing license.  The direct surroundings of Dragonfly Valley offers a splendid place to enjoy the peace and beauty of nature, to watch the birds or take part in some of the many activities available:  1. Hiking trails 2. Mountain biking 3. Quad hire and go-karting 4. 4x4 off road thrill seeking tour 5. Paintballing 6. Kayak and canoe hire and tours 7. Speed boat and jet ski hire 8. Fishing with chances to catch Trout, Carp, Barbel, Tench, Bass and Bream. 9. Relax at one of the many river beaches also known as Praias Fluviais. They offer a safe place for the children to swim and amenities such as toilets and cafes.  
Visit all the picturesque villages in the direct surroundings such as Pedrogão Grande, Pedrogão Pequeno, Mosteiro. A little further down the road is the world heritage site in Tomar, or the historical university city of Coimbra just a 35 minute drive north.  Own transport is advisable to make the most of your stay but we can arrange pick ups from the local town.  We have plenty of safe parking available.   We are only a short walk to the lake, and 30 minute hike to a high quality restaurant and river beach.  

Please bring with you drinking water and be aware that their is no refrigerator. A coolbox is provided with ice blocks that can we swapped over daily.  There is lighting in the gypsy caravan and toilet, but please bring torches to help light your way as it is very dark if you return to site at night. The star gazing is amazing though!   Please be aware that we provide bed linens but do not provide towels, as the washing load would be too much for our off-grid system.  The access to the property is down a dirt track which is a little bumpy in places.   As a rural holiday let we must advice that there are areas of uneven ground, hence we can not provide specific access for the infirm.  The accomodation is situated on a lower terrace and involves an at times steep walk from the car through the vineyard to the secluded terrace.
Accommodation type
Facilities accommodation
    Safety amenities accommodation
    • Smoke detector
    • First aid kit
    • No safety box
    • Carbon monoxide detector
    • Fire extinguisher

    About the property

    Property description
    Dragonfly Valley - A unique off-grid holiday / glamping experience in Central Portugal
    Situated on terraces that bank the river each dwelling has remarkable views of the Cabril Lake and the River Zezere as it snakes up the valley.
    Dragonfly Valley is near many river beaches, just 5 minute drive or 30 minute walk to the picturesque town of Pedrogão Grande. Direct access to hiking trails and other outdoor adventure activities. You’ll love our place because of the surrounding nature, the historical stone terraced vineyard which we are situated on and the stunning night sky. Come and enjoy our off-grid oasis.
    Facilities property


      Activities nearby
      Canoeing and kayaking
      Speedbike by Andreas Rondahl
      Fishing by Vectorstal
      Stand up paddling
      Water skiing and wakeboarding
      Wildlife watching
      Wine tasting by Made
      Wine tasting
      Secret tip
      Wild swim in the river / lake below or visit one of the many river beaches known as Praias Fluviais. They offer a safe place for the children to swim and amenities such as toilets and cafes.

      Property rules

      Booking rules
      • Check-in
        after 15:00
      • Check-out
        before 11:00
      • Arrival allowed on
        Monday to Sunday
      • Departure allowed on
        Monday to Sunday
      Property rules
      • Events & parties allowed
      • No pets allowed
      • Wheelchair by Gregor CresnarNot wheelchair accessible


      Vale Barco, Portugal

      Meet Ian Williams

      Your host 0.0
      Hi, for those who do not know us yet, we are Pippa & Ian and Murray & Leela the rescue dogs. We are originally from the South West of England and moved to Portugal to embark on our dream of living more simply, away from the hustle and bustle of modern day life. Dragonfly Valley was established by Joe and Nicole a few years ago as a unique glamping holiday destination and we took over from their capable hands in February 2020. We found that, in our little slice of paradise, where we are supported by nature: The water is supplied by a well, which in turn is sustained by the magnificent Rio Zezere, which also offers us with spectacular views. The sun provides us with all our electrical energy and hot water. The trees offer us an abundance of fruits and nuts. We are situated in an old terraced vineyard, which provides us with plenty of juice, wine and eating grapes. With over 100 vines to maintain and harvest we welcome any one who is interested in learning. One day we hope to be able to grow more of our own food but for now we will be aiming to grow vegetables and fresh salads, whilst purchasing anything else we need from local growers, farmers and markets wherever possible  Our days consist of watering the flower gardens, playing with Murray & Leela under the giant apple tree, swimming in the river below us and preparing for and greeting our guests. We hope you will find that we offer a space in which you can enjoy the benefits of an eco-friendly lifestyle whilst relaxing in the gifts that nature has provided in beautiful central Portugal.