Casa do Pomar
House Ref: 00622
- Sleeps 6
- Self Catering
- 3 Bedrooms
- Smoking Allowed
- 1 Bathrooms
- No Pets
- Hillside retreat
- Car essential
Nearest Airport: Lisbon (190km)
Not suitable for infirm
For further information please visit our website at www.centralportugalvillagerentals.iowners.net
The accommodation consists of two double bedrooms and a double sofa bed in its own room. The living area contains an open plan kitchen plus a large living area with dining table, wood burning stove, sofa, coffee table, etc. This leads through French doors to a covered veranda and built-in BBQ. There is a small walled garden ideal for sunbathing.
Leading off the first floor French doors is a large balcony with amazing views, great for dining. There is a bathroom with bath / shower, toilet and bidet, etc and an additional toilet on the first floor. Throughout the floors are covered in traditional terracotta tiles. Lighting is via dimmer controlled spotlights .
The beautiful 50x10m chemical free Bio swimming pool is boarded with water plants.
Cooker / ventilation hood
Fridge / freezer
Electric oil heaters
kettle / toaster
Dvd player / cd / radio
Location of holiday rental near Figueiro dos Vinhos, Leiria District, Costa de Prata/Silver Coast
|Holiday Type:||Rural, Mountain, Family|
|Local Activities:||Swimming/Watersports, Walking, Golf, Fishing, Climbing, Horse Riding, Tennis, Cycling/Mountain Biking|
|Nearest Railway Station:||Pombal||50km|
|Nearest Beach:||Osso da Balea, Pombal,||60km|
Situated in the small mountainside village of Salgueiro da Lomba ( Willows on the Hill) with its stunning views near the charming town of Figueiró dos Vinhos, are five properties rebuilt by English designer Robert Conway who over the last few years, together with a small team of local craftsmen has lovingly restored these properties.
One of the properties, Casa da Lomba has been featured in Portugal's leading house design magazine, Casas de Portugal.
The village is situated in the very centre of this beautiful country. The location offers a great jumping off point to explore so much that Central Portugal has to offer. Lisbon and Porto are approximately one and a half hours by car or train from the local station, 20 minutes away, thereby making daytrips easy and overnight stays need not be expensive . The trains are great and very cheap. For those wishing to potter locally there are a wealth of interest and activities. The Costa de Prata (Silver Coast) is an easy 40mins drive and has mile after mile of golden sand backed with pine clad dunes. Beira Litoral is the name of this region which spans inland as far as Pedrogăo Grande and adjoins there the regions of Beira Alta and Beira Baixa, all three areas are now known as Central Portugal.
The west of the region contains more or less flat countryside and then gradually climbs eastwards as far as the spectacular Serra da Estrela, Portugal’s highest mountains with a peak of just under 2000m, and this just two and a half hours away.
Figueiro dos Vinhos Area
Locally is the historic world heritage city of Tomar (30 mins), and Ňbidos the medieval walled city (90mins) deserve a visit. Then there is Coimbra (45mins) Portugal’s University City with Conimbriga, Portugal’s Pompei on route. The countryside in this area and eastwards is cloaked with a variety of trees including eucalyptus, cork oaks, mimosas, wild cherry, sweet chestnuts and pine making for a heady mixture. Our nearest town is Avelar (5km) offering the essentials and Pombal (30mins) has good supermarkets and mainline railway station. Figueiró dos Vinhos (15 mins) the local administration centre has a great Saturday market and it’s backstreets are worth a wander .
Activities in the Area
Rockpool swimming (10 mins)
River swimming with sandy beaches (20 mins)
Municipal indoor pool (15 mins)
Water park (30 mins)
Horse riding (45 mins)
Fishing / sea and river
Canoes / kayaks
Power / hang gliding
Fauna / Flora
Painting / photography
Sea sports / great winds and waves
All of the above and more can be arranged for you.
The alternative being just a rural / countryside / beach relaxation.
So if you are looking for stimulation of both body and mind this area offers all.
VENUE FOR ALL SEASONS
Activities / Nature / Relaxation
Most people when considering Portugal for a holiday think Summer / Algarve. Having lived in Central Portugal for the last six years I’ve discovered that this country has so much more to offer, and having made my home in the very centre of this beautiful country I know that I have so much that is an offer on my doorstep.
Yes High Summer is great but there are the wonderful periods of SPRING and AUTUMN which offer very different types of vacation. ‘GOOD WEATHER’ normally starts in APRIL and MAY can be so lovely, remember the seasons here are at least one month ahead of the south of the UK. The countryside is so fresh and green and alive with herbs and spring flowers. The skies are crystal blue and temperatures are warm enough to eat out of doors. Yes early mornings and evenings can be chilly but nothing compared with what you have endured back home, plus evenings around a log fire can be great.
It’s also a quieter time to visit cities such as Lisboa and Porto, both of which can be a days visit by train or car and overnight stays need not be expensive. We also offer to escort you so you discover the ‘locals’ cities.
SPRING is also a great time to drive through Portugal’s highest mountain range, maybe even with snowcapped peaks. Then there’s the coast just 40mins easy drive (Portugal’s road network is very good with light traffic) Here you may even have some sunbathing weather on the mile after mile of deserted golden beaches, backed by pine forested sand dunes. Not that you will encounter many Portuguese as they consider any period either side July / August as winter !
Then there is FUN AUTUMN, feel like taking your UK frustrations out by ‘beating olive trees’ !!!
All part of the traditional way of olive picking which takes place during the end of OCTOBER / early NOVEMBER. You can even take home a bottle of your own pickings. But before that in late SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER comes the grape harvest . So if you feel like helping with the picking and sampling some of Portugal’s great and inexpensive wines (avoiding we suggest the locals homebrew !) just get picking.
But the AUTUMN season offers so much more, whilst you can squeeze lemons all year and make marmalade both in summer and winter – did you know that orange trees produce twice a year ? How do you fancy eating figs straight from the tree, and have you ever picked a pomegranate?
Sweet chestnuts abound in OCTOBER, great for log fire evenings.
Whilst this all sounds very charming don’t forget that most of the local people live off the land, cultivating small areas between the rocks, it’s hard and they are amongst the last of a dying breed as the youngsters head off to the cities – shame.
Then there are the other outdoor pursuits ranging from rock climbing to 4x4 offroading and even Lisbon’s famous Mini Marathons across the two beautiful bridges in March and September.
Throughout the year there are Festivals of all sorts in cities and most towns. Full details of all the above on request.
THEN THERE IS CHRISTMAS / NEW YEAR
How about getting ‘Away from the Madding Crowd’ Log fires, country and beach walks and maybe Christmas lunch on the terrace in warm sunshine. Just avoid the locals invitation for Christmas Eve dinner – boil salted cod!
So for whatever season we will do our best to help you tailor a fantastic holiday, just get in contact.
If needed, available on request.
Accommodation, Facilities and Services
|Suitability:||Not suitable for infirm, Smoking Allowed, No Pets|
|General:||- smokers welcome in exterior areas only, - not suitable for children under 5|
|Bedrooms:||3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
2 Double/s, 1 Sofabed/s
|Lounge:||Seating for 6 people
CD Player, Radio, DVD Player
|Dining Area:||Seating for 6 people|
|Kitchen/Utility:||Oven, Grill, Fridge, Freezer, Kettle, Toaster, Coffee maker, Washing machine, Ironing board, Iron
|Outdoors:||Swimming Pool, BBQ, Private garden, Terrace, Sunloungers, Patio table, Patio chairs, Sunshade
Linen provided, Towels provided
- The house is serviced once per week with change of linen etc, more often can be arranged.
A beautiful spot ...
A beautiful spot, a warm welcome and one of the best equipped self catering homes, what more could you want . Forts and castels have been explored, twisting roads and places found, time taken and shared, we return home refreshed and relaxed. Thank you for sharing this corner of Portugal and taking time to enhance it's charm. LBD ( little brown dog ) with is winning ways and soulful eyes has claimed many a tummy rub and ear scratch. He adds to the welcome and charm of this spot.
... the best of our holiday in Portugal
We all had very much enjoyed our holiday in here. This house had been the best of our holiday in Portugal. You had been a very, very kind person for us. When we are in Cartagena we speak about this place very good.
Starry Starry Nights!
Starry Starry Nights! With the sky wide and ever changing. Swimming has been diverse, cold wild sea, hot sand, river rock pools, diving life guards - beautiful ! Cool deep pool! So welcome at any time of day in any state of dress or undress .......! Evening toasts on the roof terrace with port from Porto. Dancing to the music of the house, lovely jazz. Lots of thank yous Robert for your welcome, as wide as the sky, a corner of Portugal reclaimed as only you could do. Knowing when to help and when to leave alone, providing everything we needed.
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|All year 2 people||€645|
|All year 4 people||€840|
|All year 6 people||€1,020|
Please Note: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion. Currency conversions are not guaranteed to be accurate.
Prices for 3 / 5 / 7 people on request.
- There is a 10% reduction on the second and consecutive weeks of bookings.
- Prices subject to variation due to exchange rates and mix of ocupancy eg. double / singles.
- Additional accommodation available via our other properties see nş 613 ref - Casa Branca and nş 610 ref - Casa da Lomba & Annex
- 25% deposit required with booking, balance 14 days prior to arrival by euros or sterling equivalent. No credit cards.
- Welcoming meal / drink supplied subject to time of arrival.
- For those looking for something special/romantic for 2 people please look at the Main Annex on our property nş 610 ref.Casa da Lomba & Annex
- Weekend rates and longer stay prices on request.
- Our Mission Statement- if we have forgotten to provide anything, we will within reason put this right.
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English, German; Portuguese
Preferred Contact Method:
Owner joined website:
4 December 2008
Property listed since:
8 December 2008
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Owner Name: Robert Conway
Property Ref: 00622
Languages Spoken: English, German; Portuguese
Preferred Contact Method: Enquiry Form
Primary Telephone: +351 918643001
Secondary Telephone: +351 236621916
Owner joined website: 4 December 2008
Property listed since: 8 December 2008
Link to owners website: www.authenticportugal.co.uk
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