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The Trapper’s TentTimes Viewed: 5,449 views
: $55 /night
: 144 Sq. Ft.
: Estr. EN
: Vila Nova de Poiares
Heating, Wireless Internet, Free Parking, Pets Allowed, Kitchen, Bathroom, Family & Kid Friendly, Washer, Dryer
A Trapper’s Tent made the traditional way. Experience a vibrant, colourful local community in one of the less travelled areas of Portugal
The Trapper’s Tent was once a common sight in the wilder places of the world, but this is now one of very few built the old fashioned way. Admittedly, when trappers were using them they probably didn’t have dangling glass candelabras in them and giant double beds, but there’s no harm in making the odd concession to modernity. Glenn & Dianne, your hosts, have built (Glenn) and furnished (it’s Dianne’s candelabra) the tent themselves as part of their creation of a camping experience they’ve been designing in the back of their minds over years of wandering. They are kind, considerate hosts who will happily leave you in peace or share a bottle of the local Vinho Verde and a tall tale or two. They have been in this little travelled area of Portugal for some years and have built up a knowledge of and connection with it that will help you not just to visit, but really understand this fascinating slice of rural, traditional life.
The tent is beautifully furnished with a big mosquito net-covered bed as the centrepiece and a collection of eclectic furniture in pale wood colours. The deck looks straight down the long valley with an ever changing view that takes in neighbouring goat fields and miles of wooded hillsides. To the immediate right is the kitchenette – a covered area with your fridge, sink and gas hobs and in the house is a room converted for your use with a sofa, chill-out bed, TV, dvds and board games. Carrying on down the garden is the shepherd’s hut bathroom, which has a flushing loo and a gas powered shower and was another project of Glenn’s, created to much local bemusement. There is also the bell tent, a lovely option for extra guests.
Location : Estr. EN