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Full description
Architect-designed treehouses and eco-houses, set within a magical century-old spa and nature park in northern Portugal.

Filled with enchanting winding paths, and framed by a unique backdrop of lush valleys and mountains, the breathtaking Pedras Salgadas Park boasts 20 hectares of natural beauty.  

Once a favoured destination for Portuguese royalty, you'll discover plenty of delights as you travel those paths, including an architect-designed thermal spa and pool, a bar and restaurant, and a tree-top adventure course, amongst many others.  

Rich in purity, steeped in wildlife and filled with the finest Portuguese architecture, this is the ideal destination for those in need of an enthralling escape. Not to mention pampering spa treatments, using natural spring water that was once said to have healing powers.

Designed by famed architect Luís Rebelo de Andrade, the sustainable treehouses you'll find at Pedras Salgadas are no ordinary treehouses. Created from raw materials that render them almost invisible amongst their natural surroundings, you can expect truly spectacular views from your self-contained treetop haven.

You'll find a cosy double bed and a sofa, along with a bathroom and a kitchenette, inside your treehouse, meaning you'll have everything you need to laze amongst the leaves.

If you're prefer a more down-to-Earth home, you'll also find fourteen Eco Houses, also designed by Luís Rebelo de Andrade to merge beautifully with their surroundings. The houses sleep from two to six people, and are all perfectly equipped with everything you'll need for a soothing stay.

With your accommodation chosen, it's time to explore. Take out one of the free bicycles and whizz through the many trails, embark on the treetop adventure challenge, indulge in an afternoon dip, visit the hot springs - a pleasant 18 degrees celsius in the fountain, energise at the new gym or while away the day at the bar with all those friends you haven't met yet.

Of course, a visit to the thermal spa is a must. Stunningly restored by architect Álvaro Siza Vieira, you can enjoy an extensive range of treatments along with an indoor pool, a relaxing sauna and a Turkish bath.

Perhaps follow your treatment with a meal at the on-site restaurant, Casa de Chá, with its menu featuring local dishes and delicacies, and an outstanding view that showcases the park's natural beauty.  

Heading outside the park for a moment (though we'll not sure you'll want to!), you'll find the surrounding region of Trás-os-Montes incredibly rich in culture and heritage. The gold mines of Trêsminas make for a fascinating day out, and there are plenty of manor houses, castles and cities to visit in the surrounding area.

Wherever you've chosen to rest your heads, you'll want to return there by evening, just in time to watch the blazing golden sunset sink over the mountainous horizon. It's time to switch off those phones, breathe easy, and immerse yourselves in the timeless charms of the natural world.

Things to note

Guests have access to all facilities within the nature park. Children under 16 can only use the indoor pool between 10am and 3pm.

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The basics

The basics

Region: Trás-os-Montes, North Portugal
Cost (from): £170 per night (eco house)
Sleeps: Varies
Bedrooms: 1 or 2 per house
Bathrooms: 1 or 2 per house
Minimum stay: 1 night
Property ref: 904

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Treehouses sleep 2, double bed, bedding & towels, private bathroom, shower, hairdryer, bath robes, slippers, toiletries, sofa in lounge, daily maid service, safety deposit box, air conditioning, kitchenette, fridge, microwave, coffee machine, LED TV, Wi-Fi, parking.

Eco Houses sleeping up to 6, double beds, bedding & towels, private bathroom (some Eco Houses have two bathrooms), shower, hairdryer, bath robes, slippers, toiletries, sofa in lounge, daily maid service, safety deposit box, kitchenette, fridge, dishwasher, microwave, coffee machine, air conditioning, LED TV, Wi-Fi, parking.

Local activities

Onsite: Thermal spa, treatments, massage, swimming, tree climbing, casino, nature park. 

Offsite: Wine tasting, canyoning, rafting, hiking, cycling, horse riding, tree climbing, river cruises, birdwatching.

At a glance

At a glance

  • A selection of architect-designed, sustainable treehouses and eco-houses set within a 100 year-old natural park in northern Portugal. Ideal for couples, families and small groups looking to get back to nature in unique style.
  • Fly to Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport, 59 miles from the park.
  • The park includes many facilities, including two outdoor pools, a thermal spa, bar and restaurant. There are many cycling trails, and a treetop adventure challenge for the brave!
  • The region of Trás-os-Montes is rich in cultural heritage, and you'll find plenty of sightseeing opportunities in the local area.

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