About us

Why another life?

In 2004 Cees de Winter and Dini Olijerhoek, took a trip to Brazil and saw how the population there has a 'rich' life despite having almost nothing. A beautiful country but with a lot of poverty.  We noticed how happy the people were with just some music and a cup of coffee with friends or family. When we returned home, we often talked about this and we decided to choose a different life for ourselves. Why? Our life in the Netherlands was good. We had a nice house, both of us had good jobs, and we had a lot of family and friends around us. But the feeling of wanting another life did not go away.

B&B - A great idea!

In 2007 we saw a B&B for sale in Portugal. We got excited!!!! That would be awesome!! What did we like about the idea? It fulfilled our wish to have our own business, it provided the opportunity of meeting many people and would give us a different way of life. We were convinced that it had to be Portugal. This B&B was sold, but no worries, there were plenty more properties.

The project in a nutshell!

We visited many properties with various estate agents, but none appealed to us. Then we met a property developer and in July 2007 we received the first plans of the new B&B that we would build. A beautiful building but now we had to find a location where we wanted to build. That turned out to be Batalha! A comfortable village with nice restaurants,  shops, terraces and in the centre, the monastery of Santa Maria da Vitória.  Even better, Batalha is in the heart of the Portugal so we would have a very central location.

In 2009 our first website went live, and the construction of our building started. At the end of May 2010, we left for Portugal and in mid-July we opened the doors of B&B Casa Ceedina.

Casa Ceedina B&B

We have now been open for more than 10 years.  We offer you the chance for a short break or a long holiday. The B&B is in the heart of Central Portugal where there are plenty of opportunities to explore the region without getting bored. We have visited many places in the region ourselves and are happy to give you tips about the nicest beaches, the ancient monasteries, towns to visit or places to hike, mountain biking, surfing or canoeing. In short: an environment rich in culture and history, an abundance of nature and an incredible choice of wonderful beaches.

We place great importance on service and quality.   How? We think it is important that you feel at home and enjoy your holiday. No question is too crazy for us.  We are happy to give constructive tips from excursions to eating establishments while you enjoy a drink from our honesty bar. Your day starts with a fresh and extensive breakfast, your room is cleaned daily, and you can enjoy your time on the terrace around the swimming pool or in our wellness area.

Curious about us, the B&B and the surrounding area? Call us, send an email or look further on our website www.bedandbreakfast-casaceedina.com

Email: info@bedandbreakfast-casaceedina.com  

Phone number +351 914114733.

Welcome to Casa Ceedina Bed and Breakfast & Beauty, Cees and Dini.