Traços d'Outrora — Turismo Rural, Lda., owned by partners Isabel Fonseca and Horácio Pereira, is located on the west side of Serra da Freita, in the village of Trebilhadouro in Vale de Cambra, at an altitude of about 625m. Its strategic position allows a privileged view of the surrounding territory, namely the Ria de Aveiro and the Atlantic. In 2011, Trebilhadouro was classified as “Aldeia de Portugal”, integrating a group of villages with which it shares historical and heritage interest. It is a small village, where the buildings are located on a central path that crosses the entire village and a small stream. Our houses, were they not integrated in rural space, are based on granite stone, with masonry, and wood.
Its requalification was based on the original constructive principle, both at a material level and in its design, without losing its identity or magic. And this earned us the IHRU award – 2015, given by the Institute for Housing and Urban Requalification – the oldest national award in the construction and real estate sector in Portugal.
We are the perfect retreat to enjoy nature and recharge, allowing for a memorable stay in an intimate environment. Iron beds and antique furniture, lace bedspreads and linen curtains, allied to comfort, are the perfect setting for a few days with family or friends.
The houses are named after the former owners and are all equipped with a sofa bed, fireplace, cable TV, internet and a fully equipped kitchen.
Whoever arrives at Trebilhadouro feels like returning to the typical spirit of a Beirã village hidden in the middle of the mountains, at an approximate altitude of 625 meters and sheltered from the winds that blow from the north. From the top of these hills, you can see the sea and the Aveiro estuary, as well as other cities on the coast, the entire Vale de Cambra and Serra da Freita. It is also here that a stream flows into the river Caima, whose waters are used to irrigate the fields of neighboring villages. The landscape is green, with terraced slopes and water as an integrating element.
Stone houses dot the corners that make up this region of the country. With its northern limit on the mountainous slopes of Serra da Freita and an irregular configuration, the landscape is characterized by the slopes of the hills and bollards, among which the Cumeeira-Lomba, Gorda-Trebilhadouro and Barraca-Devesa alignments stand out.
The villages are located above an elevation of 600 meters, distributed by terraces down the slope.
Serra da Freita is a classified area of national scope, and integrates the Natura 2000 Network. It is a medium mountain area, with oceanic influence, with natural values in habitats and rare species of fauna and flora.
Trebilhadouro belongs to the parish of Rôge, located in the municipality of Vale de Cambra, with an area of 19 km2 and a population density of 102 inhabitants/km2, which contrasts with the center of the municipality, with 752 inhabitants/km2. In Rôge it is possible to find a rich heritage, both in terms of construction and landscape, namely the Cruzeiro de Rôge, a patrimonial element of 18th century origin and the adjacent church.
After having been uninhabited for about 15 years, the village has kept its structure. At the Duarte Pacheco Dam, a place of leisure, we managed to let ourselves be carried away by the silence of the waters of the river Caima. This one, nestled in a steep valley, offers beautiful river landscapes, along with old mills and old bridges to be discovered.
From the Parque da Capela de Nossa Senhora do Desterro, a place of pilgrimage, we can enjoy a fantastic view over the entire surrounding landscape. Come and meet us and enjoy a memorable and enriching stay!
*Porto Novo Restaurant
*Clube do Paiva - The River Experts
*Finos Segredos - Portuguese Gourmet
*Vadia - Craft Beer
*Preval - Vale de Cambra
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