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Central Portugal is un-discovered, so unspoilt, and perfect for the traveller who seeks somewhere new, where YOU decide your holiday. We chose this beautiful area to create our Casa LeonArt guesthouse to offer more individual sunshine holidays for men who prefer not to be 'part of the crowd' in the Algarve, or touristy Spain. We offer quality accommodation, peaceful surroundings, and personal attention, in a stunningly beautiful area of pine forests and vineyards. Our tiny Portuguese hill village has the charm of the 1950s, and is between the coast to the west, and Serra d'Estrella mountains to the east. The slide presentations on these pages show all you need to know to choose your room, and plan your holiday.


We designed Casa LeonArt for like-minded, mature gay couples, or friends, 35+ who value tasteful surroundings with art from around the world. You can create your perfect holiday, mixing 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, Spain, Italy or Canary Islands. And no long flights, we are less than 2 hours from Britain and most western European cities, so even just a week is easy.

If you are single and looking for a quiet peaceful holiday, just email us for a single room price and availability. Or, if you are younger and seeking a quiet, revitalizing holiday you will enjoy your time here.

LOCATION: We are near Portugal's third largest city, Coimbra, which dates back over 1000 years, and Roman Conimbriga (79AD to 800AD). Porto airport is nearest, a 70 minute drive, Lisbon is 2-3 hours, or there are fast modern trains to get you to Coimbra and then a taxi ride here. Our local roads are quiet, yet modern highways lead here from every direction. A car is needed to see all our area, but some guests catch a taxi from Coimbra 'B' railway station to get here and just laze by the pool all holiday as we can give you lifts into our local village for more sun cream!

SUN: We have hot sunny days May to mid-October, 6 to 9 sun hours a day, and often 30-40 days with no rain! The private walled garden has two large sunbathing areas, clothing optional, as is the 10 by 4 metre pool which gets sun until the evening. You can also keep cool in the shade of the 20 metre long arcade, a peaceful place to be, or relax in the pergolas in Arthur’s stunning Tree & Flower garden.

ACCOMODATION: All our rooms are individual and tasteful and have private facilities. There are 2 suites in the house (Dourada and Scarlett) and the smaller (but popular) Casa Borboleta (Butterfly House) in the garden, The suites have air-conditioning and French windows onto the long terrace with views of the hills and forests. Casa Borboleta is naturally cool and overlooks the garden and pool just 10 seconds away. A large al fresco breakfast (pequeno-almoço) is served daily in the arcade from 9am and included in the rate. Guests also have a lounge in the house with satellite TV and a vast collection of films on DVD. The slide presentations on these pages give full details of all you need to know to choose your room.

SIGHT-SEEING: Casa LeonArt is a good base from which to explore un-touristy central Portugal - see the 'local places' button (left) for the many areas just a short drive away, most unspoilt by commercial tourism. We took all the pictures as we have enjoyed all these places ourselves so can recommend ones you might like.

There is much to tempt you to tour but if you stay poolside we serve tea, coffee and drinks anytime, even IN the pool in plastic glasses! We can provide cold lunches or full evening dinners on the arcade. We are a non smoking guesthouse but there are smoker's areas outdoors. We are happy to cater for any special needs you have, please just ask when you book. You can combine a visit here with a stay in Lisbon or Porto, or it would be easy just to relax and stay at Casa LeonArt all your holiday - most of our guests tell us they wish they had booked for longer!

Between us we speak Portuguese, German, and of course English, and we look forward to welcoming you here.

Art & Len

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