your quirky Farm Glamping & Camping in authentic North Portugal

See, feel, taste, smell, meet... discover and experience the mountain life in North Portugal

Farm House
Rooms

Straw-bale
Eco-Lodge

Mountain
Log Cabins

Back to Nature
Glamping

Spacious
Camping Pitches

Events &
Group Holidays

Welcome to
Quinta Rural farm Glamping

And welcome to the wonderfully wild Serra da Cabreira area, where the wolves howl and the only traffic jam comes from cows, goats and sheep finding their way home after a day in the fields. If you´re looking to spend your holiday in Portugal, see yourself experiencing rural life, enjoying nature, wandering through medieval villages, hiking the old mountain trails, go on an outdoor adventure, swim in natural bassins and sniff some local culture, you´ve found the right spot.

OUR QUIRKY MOUNTAIN TOP PARADISE
IN NORTH PORTUGAL

Quinta Rural FarmStays offers you a quirky home away from home, located in one of the most authentic & rustic areas of North Portugal. Vacation in a family-like atmosphere, with a real sense of freedom, amazing views, good food, child friendly, fun guests, vast offer of activities, and all the space and peace you need to recharge your battery or reconnect. Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway, a family holiday or an adventurous holiday with friends, expect a cosy atmosphere and all the inside information you need.

family-run nature retreat

At Quinta Rural you’ll be welcomed by the three of us, Natascha,  Timo and our 2015 toddler Tiago (and some donkeys, horses, dogs, cats & whatever the cat dragged in). When staying with us, you can always count on a warm welcome from passionate owners, loving their life & home and going to great length for you to experience the best their place has to offer.

mountain life

we invite you to experience the beauty of our mountain life. Slow down, take a moment and relax. Whether you’ll discover this rural area by foot, on adventure or by car. Maybe even choose to participate in some old fashioned hard farming work, be invited into a local’s hospitable house or help us take care of the donkeys … we are sure you will appreciate this #slowlife feeling and hopefully even take it home with you.

small scale

but big in space! We purposely choose to keep Quinta Rural small scale and exclusive, even though our domain size isn’t. 50.000 M2 in total : 2,5 hectares camping grounds and 2,5 donkey & horse farm.

farmstay glamping with donkeys

 ‘feel at home tourism’ & ‘fun-farming’
We participate in a national breeding program to avoid the extinction of the Burro Mirandes, a big sturdy and gentle donkey breed. Because of the wolf threat, we regularly opt to put a donkey and her baby under ‘your protection’ on the Quinta Rural camp grounds. In return, our cattle protection dogs will happily take some time off to be your local guide on walks. We hope you share our love for animals & nature.

We love GOOD FOOD!

continental breakfast

fresh bread

summer barbecues

vegan/vegetarian options

Drinks

honesty bar(n)

good local wine

shakes+smoothies

fairtrade local liquors

In general

passionate hosts & helpers

child friendly #freerangestyle

really spacious

best views ever

Discover

we’ll point you to the hidden gems

detailed tourist maps

hiking trail maps

guest pc with internet

Relax

spring-water plunge pool

donkey hugging

massage & reiki

yoga

Experience

great outdoor guides

guided hikes

rural meet+greet

library

What to see & do when glamping or camping at Quinta Rural

We’re set in the ‘Serra da Cabreira’ ,  an authentic mountain area in Northern Portugal. Just outside a near-abandoned medieval village, where space, peace and amazing views make for a real sense of freedom.  Pure, rugged and full of adventure. Located at 865 meters altitude, thus a good climate for both relaxing ánd active holidays. Several playful and adventurous hiking trails start at our farm, with many more in the direct area. We also have a vast offer of outdoor activities such as canyoning, horse back riding, swimming, mountainbiking, rafting and adventure parcs. Natural parks the Alvao and Peneda de Geres are well within an hour’s drive.  When in need of some city-energy, we will happily point out the historical cities to discover within an hours drive, such as Porto, Braga, Guimaraes and Barcelos.