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For sale: Quinta da Estrela (14ha). Adventurous, unique and small-scale holiday farm with a fantastic 360º view of the Serra da Estrela (UNESCO) in central Portugal.

  • €499.000


Property ID: HFS22452
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • Property Type
  • 9
  • Bedrooms
  • 4
  • Bathrooms
  • Gouveia
  • City


Quinta da Estrela is an adventurous, unique and small-scale holiday farm at the edge of the picturesque village Vila Franca da Serra (Gouveia, central Portugal), with a fantastic view of the Serra da Estrela (recognized as Unesco since 2020). Spread over several terraces and between huge granite boulders, there are 4 houses with lots af privacy and comfort, a swimming pool, a bar, a jacuzzi and a big storage house in the overwhelming nature. Here you will find space, tranquility and casual coziness!

Quinta da Estrela is fully licensed and a unique enterprise of tourism in a rural area. Included is a by all authorities approved camping project (Parque Campismo rural) (2023), so expansion is possible.

Over the years, we builded a strong brand: we are recognized as Superhost on Airbnb, the score on Booking is 9/10, on NatureHouse 5/5! Do check our reviews, you will find them easy. We have a very high occupancy rate, all year through, and welcome visitors from all over the world.

The business is running great -as more and more people are looking for such a special, quit and peaceful place to stay. The location is perfect: away from everything and close to everything:

2km away from the Mondego river with several (private) river beaches, 6km away from the A25 highway, 3km away from the train station Fornos, 2km away from the village Vila Franca da Serra with 2 bars, a bakery and a small shop, 6km away from Fornos de Algodres (with all services like good schools, supermarkets, pharmacies, healthcares center,… available), 30km away from Viseu and Guarda. One hour drive to the Atlantic coast (Aveiro).

The houses:

  • 3 Bdrm house, residential ánd Local Accommodation (AL1) with airco. Habitation license/completely renovated in 2020. Registration No Turismo do Portugal: 125018/AL. Cert. Energy: B
  • 2 Bdrm house, residential ánd Local Accommodation (AL2) with solar panel. Habitation license/completely renovated in 2017. Registration No Turismo do Portugal: 58701/AL. Cert. Energy: A
  • 2 x 2 Bdrm houses, Casas do Campo (CC1 & CC2), both with airco and solar panels. License for tourist use/completely renovated in 2014. Registration No Turismo do Portugal: 4924. Cert Energy: B


Electricity connected. Good WIFI connection in all the houses and the bar.

The bar, a swimming pool, a jacuzzi and a playground are centrally located.

Very big garden with 4 wells (the original name of the farm is ’Farm of the Fontains’), several plants, fruit trees, olives, oaks, 1 big and 2 small storage houses and a ruin.

The view from our Quinta is 360º wide and indescribably beautiful and magical. Our location is the perfect base to explore the region. The Serra da Estrela is a pearl. A surprise for every tourist. The region remained authentic, and awes his success to the well-preserved historic villages and castles, the variety of beautiful landscapes, the many rivers, lakes and waterfalls and the traditional regional products such as the best cheese, olive oil and wine. We love Vila Franca da Serra and the comunity and we love the Serra da Estrela.

We worked very hard and passionated to get everything licensed and to create a paradise where people can stay and meet. Our fair and pure Quinta da Estrela is now for sale, as we are ready for a new challenge – but we do plan to stay in this fantastic area.

Looking for a new adventure? Here you are. This is your chance to live and work in this beautiful part of Portugal. We are looking for someone (like 1 or 2 couples/families) to continu this project with the same dynamism and passion for people and nature as we have!

More information? Contact us!




  • State/county Portugal
  • Country Europe


  • Property ID: HFS22452
  • Price: €499.000
  • Land Area: 140000
  • Bedrooms: 9
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Year Built: 2014 2020
  • Property Type: Bed and Breakfast
  • Property Status: For Sale
  • City: Gouveia


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Ellen Seyssens
  • Ellen Seyssens