“Toby & Nina were simply fantastic. Great accommodation, at a fantastic place. It is one of the best bnb´s I’ve been so far. For one that loves the nature & wants to be disconnected from the daily routine for a while, this is definitely the place to be. Absolutely incredible.”

Pedro, Portugal.

“We would love to keep this house our little secret but that would be a shame at the same time, because it’s such a nice place to be. It made me feel like a child again, free to do what it wants to do: swim in the river, climb in the tree hut, catch a crayfish, run, skip and end in the hammock.”

Miriam, Holland.


Quinta da Lontra (Farm of the Otter) is situated in a valley on 3 hectares (7.5 acres) of land bordering the Mondego River.

The land is a combination of sandy river beaches, meadowland & terraces containing vines, fruit & olive trees. European & cork oak woodland borders the property. The farm sits in a river valley, in beautiful unspoilt countryside & is accessible only by dirt track from the main road. With no immediate neighbours you´re guaranteed peace & quiet during your stay.

Quinta da Lontra is totally off-grid. Solar panels provide all lighting & electrical needs, with drinking water filtered from the stream that runs through the land, so if low impact is important to you then this is the place to come!

We offer our guests a delicious continental breakfast for €8, using food from our own organic gardens whenever possible , including honey from our beehives, & locally sourced produce.

Evening meals are also available on request. All meals are served in the Eatery (photos in Yurts and Domes section).

The local village of Póvoa de Midões is only 1.5 km from us, where you´ll find  3 bars/cafes & a small convenience store where basic food & wine can be bought.

There are also a number of good restaurants serving typical Portuguese cuisine in the neighbouring villages.