Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Apple Tree Yurt, Portugal

I know, I know, this isn't supposed to be a blog about holidays, but sometimes you go on a holiday that is just so bloomin' brilliant that you have to share it with as many people as possible. And that is the sort of holiday I went on last week.

The hubby and I enjoyed our April holiday in a gypsy caravan in West Wales so much that we decided to pick a similar style of trip for our main summer break. After a bit of internet searching, we came across the truly wonderful Apple Tree Yurt in rural Portugal and thought we would give it a try. Neither of us had been to Portugal before and neither of us had stayed in a yurt before, so there was a certain sense of adventure about this trip.

And it couldn't have been better. The yurt was truly magnificent and definitely lived up to the 'glamourous' part of 'glamping'. It was decorated beautifully and felt so romantic. The hosts - Derek and Hannah - are some of the loveliest people you can hope to meet and made us feel so welcome. We opted to eat our meals at the yurt, and the food was truly delicious. We had everything from Pork and Prune Casserole to a Beef Tagine and every dish was absolutely scrummy. The breakfasts were also delicious and the optional-extra picnics were generous and well thought out. Happy tummies!

The location is wonderful too - set in the mountains of central Portugal, the yurt is surrounded by trees and there are numerous swimming spots nearby, for those who enjoy a dip in a fresh, clean river.

If you are looking for a holiday with a bit of a difference, or like the idea of eco-living, I would definitely recommend this place. Go on - give it a go!

Here are a few piccies from our trip:




 



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