Casa do Zé Sapateiro, the house of the shoemaker, is a highly recommended B&B in the Schist Villages of Central Portugal.
A family-run bed and breakfast, the Casa do Zé Sapateiro offers a fine mountain breakfast made from local ingredients. The family will prepare dinner for you as well, if you request it—and this family can cook! (I highly recommend their version of roast wild boar!)
A twin room for two persons is 60 Euros at time of writing, the suite, which you see in the picture, will run you 80 Euros. There is free wi-fi in the common room. Very good mountain biking facilities and trails are found nearby.
You can find out more information on the Casa do Zé Sapateiro site, where you’ll find good English information.
More on the Region
- Portugal Region Map with Schist Villages location marked.
- Coimbra Weather and Historic Climate (nearest city)