Train Spot

Top choice guesthouse in Marvão

Some 11km north of Marvão in the tiny village of Beirã, this extraordinary place offers lodging in a beautifully converted building that was once part of the now inactive train station. It’s a designer’s dream with lovely tile-work, a spacious lounge with fireplace and intriguing details (including a bicycle dangling from the ceiling).

The rooms are bright and quite comfy. The patio faces on to the old train tracks. The guesthouse makes a fine base for exploring the area. There are lesser known megaliths and lovely walks (or horse rides) in the countryside nearby.