We are near the old hill town of Penacova - we send full route details from Lisbon or Porto airports See our Google Map for for area details Curse down the page for our own photographs of places you can visit in this beautiful, unspoilt area !


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AIRPORTS: Central Portugal is only a 2 hour flight from UK and Western European airports

DRIVING: We are 1.5 hour drive from Porto airport (recommended), and a 2.5 hour drive from Lisbon airport

The nearest large town to us is Penacova, easily found via the IP3 motorway. From there it is just a 15 minute drive on country roads to Casa LeonArt - we send full directions. A GPS is recommended!

TRAINS: If you want a relaxing sunshine holiday and not tour, you don't need to pay for a car as from Porto airport you can get here in under 2 hours, via a fast and cheap Pendolino train and then local taxi (total cost approx 60 euros). We are happy to take you into our local supermarkets for supplies

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Places within just a 20 to 60 minute journey from Casa LeonArt, or a 10 second walk !
The river beach (Praia Fluvial) near the hill town of Penacova
Penacova seen from the river beach!
The magnificent 1940 Art Deco hotel in the spa town of Luso
Roman Conimbriga, a 'royal' Roman city dating from 79AD
Busaco Palace built for a Portuguese Princess in the 1890s
The vast Botanical Gardens at Coimbra, a World Heritage city
The small market town of Vila Nova De Poiares
Figueira da Foz, the bustling coastal town
Casa LeonArt nesting in the adjacent Olive Groves and wood
Our own slice of Portugal, Arthur's tree & flower garden in Autumn