Suites and rooms with private bathrooms from €60 a night for 2 including breakfast


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Congratulations, you have discovered central Portugal’s Casa LeonArt - in an unspoilt area perfect for the traveller who seeks somewhere new and fresh, where YOU decide your holiday. Sunshine months are April to October, or for a "log fire films and country walks" breaks come here December, February or March! My late partner and I created Casa LeonArt as a clothing-op guesthouse to offer sunshine holidays for mature men 45+ who want to meet like-minded men who prefer not to be 'part of the crowd' in the Algarve, or touristy Spain. I know from the past guests who return regularly that our place does not disappoint! In June 2019 we held 'Lazy Bear Week No.1' organised by the Dutch 'Beertjes' group on Facebook, and it was a big success! So for 2020 'Lazy Bear Week No. 2' will be June 8 to 15. You have the option of adding extra days before or after so you have flexibility booking flights and the option to make it a 10 or 14 day holiday. We also plan to hold 'Lazy Bear No.3' September 7 to 15. Bear Hugs Len

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We offer quality accommodation, peaceful surroundings, and personal attention, in a stunning area of Pine forests and vineyards. Our tiny Portuguese hill village has the charm of the 1950s, and is just 25kms East of the beautiful, World Heritage city of Coimbra, with the Serra d'Estrella mountains an hour to the East. The warm pool is open from 8am to midnight and we serve complimentary drinks at 4pm each day - you can even have it IN the pool! Keen cooks or gardeners can get a discount if you fancy tackling the gardens for a few hours a day or cooking the evening dinners!


We designed Casa LeonArt for mature gay couples, friends or singles 40+, who value tasteful surroundings with art from around the world. You can mix days by the pool with exploring one of the most unspoilt parts of Europe. A stay here costs up to half that of similar guesthouses in Greece, Italy or the Canary Islands -and no long flights, we are less than 2 hours from Britain and most western European cities, so even just a week’s holiday is easy to arrange. For guests from North America there are direct flights from New York to Porto, our nearest airport. 


For mature bears or bear couples who just enjoy sun, pool and relaxing days and nights, full of camaraderie, we have our... ..... "Lazy Bear Weeks"! "Lazy Bear No.1" was in June 2019 and we are now planning "Lazy Bear No.2" for June 2020 and "No. 3" in September. The cost will include breakfast and dinner, all events, a trip to our village, free drinks for Happy Hour at 4pm (served IN the pool!) with lunches and drinks are available for the rest of the day at good prices. In January guests who came to No.1 have priority booking and first room choice for either event, and then they will be offered to new guests.


We are near Portugal's third largest city, Coimbra, now a ‘World Heritage Site’, and Roman Conimbriga (79AD to 800AD). Porto airport is nearest, a 70 minute drive, Lisbon is 2-3 hours. Modern highways lead here from both airports but our local roads are quiet. You need a car to explore our area, or some guests catch a taxi from Coimbra and just laze by the pool the whole holiday, as we can give lifts into our local village supermarkets. Modern, fast, trains get you to Coimbra and then it’s a taxi ride here.


We have hot sunny days May to mid-October, 6 to 9 sun hours a day, and often months with NO rain! The private walled garden has two large sunbathing areas, all clothing optional, as is the 10 by 3 metre pool which gets sun until the evening. You can also keep cool in the shade of the long arcade, a peaceful place to be, or relax in the pergolas of the stunning ‘Tree & Flower Garden’, lovingly created by my late partner Arthur, the ‘Art’ of CasaLeonArt.

I visited Casa LeonArt 3 times in in 2019 and every trip I had a wonderful time in beautiful relaxing surroundings. The accommodation is first class and the pool garden spectacular. The area is quiet and peaceful. Ideally a car would be good if you wished to see more of the area but if you want to just relax around a pool with like-minded guys this is the ideal place. I have no hesitation in recommending Casa LeonArt to mature beary guys who enjoy being naked and catching the wonderful Portuguese sunshine.
David from Great Britain
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A guest from the Netherlands is 'adopted' by the Casa LeonArt dogs Rudi & Nelson! "Paradijslijk oord voor Beertjes. Overweeg serieus om hier te blijven!!! "
George from the Netherlands
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My husband Nick and I spent a glorious fortnight at CasaLeonArt, a wonderfully relaxing holiday and Len really looked after us, making sure everything was just so! Whether just chilling by the pool with a beer and a good book or exploring local towns and villages our days were full. We'd love to come back - CasaLeonArt is a place you just can't get enough of.
Paul from Great Britain


... our guesthouse in the images below, some taken by our guests!

The pool garden, terrace, cool arcade (where breakfast, lunch & dinner are served), the night-time ambience, and the cool pergola in 'Arthur's Garden'...

Plus the words of our guests !

The 'pool garden' - we keep the water at 28c+ all summer!
The terrace shared by the Dourada and Scarlet
The cool arcade, with a hammock and cozy settee, where breakfast, lunch and dinner are served
A HOT night in the Casaa LeonArt garden - the pool is open until midnight
You can enjoy lunch or afternoon wine in the pergola in 'Arthur's garden"
Patrick & Leo Belgium: “Wij hebben genoten van ons verblijf in Casa Leonart, een echte oase van rust met een weelderige tuin en een gastheer die begrijpt wat gastvrijheid betekent. Wij hebben er ons als homokoppel echt thuis gevoeld"
Jan & Paul Holland: “Een prachtige B&B in het bosrijke Portugal met een geweldige gastheer. Een plaats waar je, onder vrienden, jezelf kunt zijn”
Hans & Andreas Germany: "Nach 2017 waren wir das zweite mal in dieser portugisischen "Finca". Es war jedes mal sehr erholsam. Ideal um eine Woche abzuschalten. Angenehme Gäste und liebevolle Bewirtung. Einfach gut um diese sehr schöne Anlage mit wunderschönem, naturbelassenem Garten zu geniessen"
Relaxing with late afternoon wine in 'Arthur's Garden' which he created between 2007 and 2017
In loving memory of Arthur Johnson - 1940 to 2017 - the 'Art' of Casa LeonArt - he loved Portugal, and his life here...