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Welcome - Bem Vindo

Congratulations, you have just 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. My late partner and I created Casa LeonArt as a clothing-op guesthouse to offer sunshine holidays for mature men 40+ 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 many past guests who return regularly that our place does not disappoint! Please enjoy seeing the guesthouse and contact me personally if you have questions. For summer 2019 we open in May and in June have 'Lazy Bear Week' organised by the Dutch 'Beertjes' group on Facebook. We have a long Autumn in central Portugal, no Winter as such. So if you fancy a quiet break in our beautiful countryside with hearty dinners and then a film by our log fire just contact me! 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 wine & champagne 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 an hour a day or cooing the evening dinner!


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. 


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.

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Summer 2018 and 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 Holland
Gerry from Spain
I could not BEAR to leave!
Gerry from Spain


... 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!
Relaxing in the pool garden, high wall mean privacy and no wind!
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"
Pierre from France: “Mervilleux eden cache dans les collines, acqueil charleuux pour un art de vivre au masculine”
J&P from Holland: “Een prachtige B&B in het bosrijke Portugal met een geweldige gastheer. Een plaats waar je, onder vrienden, jezelf kunt zijn”
Our first ever guest ! Bernie from France: “En tant que personnel Navigant commercial, jai eu la chance de parcourir le globe et de rester dans des endroits absoluments sublimes”
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...