Vumba’s estate has a unique set of conditions which offer our guests the quiet enjoyment of a true rural experience.
The original driver’s home was converted into a welcoming and comfy suite, just perfect for a romantic weekend. Besides the bedroom with master bed, the House of the Owl has a bathroom, a lounge with fireplace and a kitchenette. A narrow path through the garden leads to the nearby swimming pool.
Vumba is a 140 hectare property which occupies a beautiful valley of green pastures and charming groves. The beauty of the landscape is emphasized by the imposing mountains surrounding the region. On the horizon you can see, in a full, 360º uninterrupted sweep, the peaks of the Estrela Mountains (to the east), the Açor and Lousã Mountains (to the south), the Buçaco Mountains (to the west) and the Caramulo Mountains (to the north).
Vumba's property is divided into 3 cozy guesthouses (The Alambique, The House of the Lizard, The Owl's Nest) and 2 stylish suites (The Bue Maria and The Gorongoza). All guesthouses have access to a lounge with dining room and kitchen and a large swimming pool surrounded by a lush garden. The bathing season opens on May 15th and closes on September 30th.
The estate has several roads and trails as well as five idyllic ponds. Isolated from the outside world, here you will find the ideal combination of natural resources to let you enjoy nature and to experience a truly rural lifestyle.
Most of the time, we live at the estate and are happy to give assistance to Vumba’s guests. We are available for any questions, recommendations or needs but otherwise we will leave you to enjoy your vacation privately.
The following programs and services are available and can be ordered the previous day until 7 PM: Sundowner next to the lake, picnic, farm safari tractor ride and a guided tour of the farm garden.
We are delighted to serve breakfast and meals
- dependent on the season
- ordered in advance
- Vumba's superbreakfast
- other meals dependent on what the farm has to offer
Vumba is a small, family owned company, engaged in maintaining traditions and providing a highly professional and personalized service. We produce the organic cheese "Quinta do Carapinhal" following ancient traditions and provide quality accomodation in a rural environment.
Vumba’s logo is a leaf of an oak, a deciduous tree with a long gestation period, that always did well in this region. The oak symbolizes our respect for tradition and continuity as well as renewal.
In fact, Vumba is highly influenced by our grandparents’ memory, by their love for this land and by all the great things they’ve done. We make our best to respect and honor this memory in everything we do.