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Casas da Encosta

Shist Accommodation
Alojamento, casa de xisto, aldeia de xisto, praias fluviais, caminhos pedestres, miradouros, gastronomia, maranho


Three schist houses being restored at the village of  Cunqueiros, in the municipality of Proença-a-Nova, form the Casas da Encosta project, where it’s possible to relive the life, history and culture of the region’s people, I the comfort of a typically Beirã village. According to the owner, Nuno Caldeira, hosues are being restored following the local construction design where schist, clay and wood are privileged. One of them, House of Lagariça, has already opened doors in 2014 and can host up to six people, showing a unique regional tool, small press, in the living room. Those who come by can enjoy the region through pedestrian walks, get to know its river beaches and viewpoints, explore the Schist Villages and, of course, try the rich and varied gastronomy of traditional dishes such as Cabrito Estonado, Maranho and Bucho.



Welcome basket offer


Basket consisting of local products, Homemade bread, sweets, liqueurs, etc ...

Free Wifi


Free unlimited access to our Wifi service

Terrace / Barbecue


Terrace and barbecue to fully enjoy in our accommodation

Ready Rooms


Room preparation and towels provided for each guest



Our accommodation is equipped with year-round climate control.

Equipped kitchen

Fully equipped kitchen with all the necessary utensils for a comfortable stay.





River Beaches


Several River Beaches with all the necessary equipment for a summer vacation


Roman Bridges, Philippines Bridges, Schist Villages, Churches & Fountains

Pedestrian Routes


Routes can be explored around us and along the various river beaches.

Nature and Viewpoints


Valleys and mountains, Viewpoints, terraces, Griffins, Gates of the almond and Gates of Rodon, are just some of the examples.

Nature sport


MTB, Climbing, TrailRun, Paragliding



Harvesting, Olive Picking, Cherry Blossoms, Maranho, Tigelada, Cabrito Estonado


Wow what a great experience! This was the best Airbnb we’ve stayed in anywhere in the world. A great adventure and we were amazed we actually got to stay in a reconstructed Schist home. This is a real part of history. All the details of the house are beautifully done. The hosts welcomed us with gifts which we loved. List of places and things to see which we attempted to do in the three days we were there and were unable to for fill them all there were so many opportunities. The people in the village were friendly toward us while walking around getting to know this little community. Thank you again for allowing us to be a part of Portugal’s history

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