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Cerca Design House

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Between the quiet of the mountains

Once Upon a Time...

Located in Chãos, in the municipality of Fundão, Cerca Design House harmoniously combines tradition and modernity. It is a charming house that comes from the renovation of a seventeenth-century building, formerly known as Casa dos Machados, which became an elegant and contemporary hideaway between the quiet of the Gardunha and Estrela mountains.

The ten rooms available have three distinct typologies, always with unique experiences for body and mind. The five villas give a touch of modernity.

At Cerca Design House guests can enjoy a garden, bar, terrace, two seasonal pools and an indoor whirlpool. Activities such as horseback riding, cycling, photography and hiking provide an unforgettable experience.

Reasons To Love It
  • The charm of other times in a unique house
  • The proximity to the Serra da Estrela
  • The tranquility and the views of the region

Important Information

  • 10 rooms and 5 villas
  • 2 seasonal pools
  • Indoor whirlpool
  • Garden
  • Bar

Cerca Design House is the result of the dream of Marta Augusto Rafael and his family in creating an elegant and contemporary refuge where you can relax in the warmth of Estrela and Gardunha mountains.

Dive in the numerous streams and tributaries of the river Zêzere, visit the various productions of fruits, namely cherries, as well as olive oil and wine. Take a visit to Serra da Estrela, the highest point in mainland Portugal.

From Lisbon Airport, follow the A1 North / A8 West / A12 South motorway, then take the A23 and follow signs for Abrantes / Castelo Branco / Torres Novas. At exit 28, head towards N18 / Fundão Sul / N346 / Penamacor. Head to the N345-4 / N532 and the Cerca Design House is on the right.

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Check-in between 3 pm and 10 pm and check-out until midday.

Reservations and Cancellation: Reservations canceled up to 3 days in advance (maximum until midday local time) do not imply any penalty for the customer; cancellations or changes made less than 3 days in advance will be charged the full amount of the reservation. In case of no-show or after check-in, the total price of the reservation will be charged.