TYPICAL PORTUGUESE COTTAGE - LARGE GARDENS - VIEWS DOWN VALLEY TO SEA

Robert Doody

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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TYPICAL PORTUGUESE COTTAGE - LARGE GARDENS - VIEWS DOWN VALLEY TO SEA

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2 Double Bedrooms + Mezzanine. 2 Bathrooms.Sleeps 6 - Quiet Village Location.

'CASA da ENCOSTA' is situated in the small quiet village of PENEDO with views to the Atlantic coast and the Sintra mountains. The cottage has a large comfortable living room with table and chairs,sofa,two armchairs and fireplace with woodburner.There are two double bedrooms,one with a double bed,the other has twin beds and there is a mezzanine platform with double mattress.The two bathrooms are located adjacent to the bedrooms.Stairs lead down to the kitchen/diner which is fully equipped and has a breakfast bar and table and chairs to seat six.Double doors lead out to the footpath at the side of the cottage.The garden,which has an abundance of flowers and trees,also has a garden house with a toilet and wash-hand basin,together with a washing machine and utility room.There are three patio areas with garden furniture,pot plants and flowers.Ideal for sitting out,relaxing and enjoying the wonderful sunsets.One of the main features of the cottage are the original hand painted Azulejo tiles.

AREA: Sintra is well known for its historic buildings, palaces and beautiful gardens. The Pena Palace is situated on top of the Sintra mountain next to the Moorish Castle. It can be reached by car, bus, horse drawn carriage or on foot! It is a very steep climb and only the very fit should attempt to walk! The town itself is a very popular tourist area and has many places of interest and a tourist office. Cascais, Estoril and Lisbon provide all that you may require in the way of shops, museums, historic

buildings, night-life and a casino.

Further north the Mafra palace and the fishing port of Ericeira are worth a visit.

Between Guincho and Adraga beaches lies the most westerly point of Europe- Caba da Roca. A monument by the lighthouse marks the point.

ATLANTIC COAST: The Atlantic coast provides wonderful surfing and boarding. Some of the Portuguese championships are held along these beaches. Several are easily accessible and have very good facilities including cafe/bars and excellent seafood restaurants.

They are very popular at weekends. Take care when swimming - the strong undertow and currents can be dangerous in the big breakers!! The beaches at Praia Grande and Praia Macas have swimming pools open to the public.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Robert Doody

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Speaks english
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
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5
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Typical Portuguese Cottage - Large Gardens - Views down valley to sea
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Colares Sintra area
5

A MARVELOUS STAY AT "CASA DA ENCOSTA"

A marvelous stay at "Casa Da Encosta"
  • 5 of 5
Dear Robert,
Time goes by and we didn't tell you the good vibes we had in your so charming cottage in Penedo last June. Everything was perfect. The kind of place in which we want to live and never leave... Congratulations for the generosity we guess behind your art of living, to the delight of all.

With our warmest thanks,

Anne Marie, Emmanuèle and Mario
  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2013
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Typical Portuguese Cottage - Large Gardens - Views down valley to sea
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Colares Sintra area
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A SLICE OF THE REAL PORTUGAL!

  • 5 of 5
I have stayed at Casa da Encosta twice - once in high summer and once in the winter - and both times were magical. This lush green part of the Portuguese coast is a lovely place to stay any time of the year, with crashing ocean surf, forest walks and loads of weird and interesting old castles and houses to look around on a rainy day.
Casa da Encosta is right on top of the hill in the beautiful village of Penedo, next to the old church. It is a classic little whitewashed village in the Sintra hills, and Casa da Encosta is probably the most idyllic cottage in the whole village.
The position is perfect for views across the forested hillsides, with occasional views of the Atlantic peeping over the horizon. The cottage is well equipped and beautifully decorated in a rustic Portuguese style. It is the perfect base for anyone who wants to live a little of the traditional Portuguese life in a relaxing environment.
It has a very grand master bedroom with en suite bathroom, a separate shower room, and a snug sitting room with wood fire. Downstairs, a traditional tiled kitchen is deliciously cool in summer with all the utensils and kitchenware to rustle up a Portuguese feast.
Outside, there is a lovely little terrace with a stone table and much greenery that is the perfect place to while away a summer afternoon on the rigours of a good book and a glass of Vinho Verde. I hope others enjoy it as much as we did!
  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
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Colares Sintra area
Helsinki, Finland
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BEAUTIFUL HOUSE IN A WONDERFUL PLACE

  • 5 of 5
The Sintra area was even better than we expected. The hills are covered in shady woods and full of magical palaces. There are any number of fascinating places to visit in the area and more within easy range, provided you have a car. For shorter trips, local taxis are punctual and friendly.

The house is beautiful (see images), with a lush garden and two patios. It is located in a pleasant little hilltop village. Ask at the local bar for taxis and such. English speakers will find plenty of light holiday reading, an interesting collection of dvd:s, and lots of travel info on Portugal.

Worth a visit,
Anni, Annukka, Ville and the kids
  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2009
  • Stayed: Jun 2009
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Typical Portuguese Cottage - Large Gardens - Views down valley to sea
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Colares Sintra area
Arnhem, netherlands
5

PLEASANT STAY

  • 5 of 5
We had a pleasant stay in the cottage. Well equipped and a great location. Definitely recommended!
  • Submitted: May 9, 2009
  • Stayed: Apr 2009
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Lisbon International
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Lisbon
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Sintra
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Sintra
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Praia Grande
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Ciclista Cafe,PENEDO
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Cascais
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Ciclista ,PENEDO (mon - sat lunch).
Car: recommended

PENEDO is in a UNESCO Conservation Area, two miles from the Atlantic Coast and six miles from the ancient town of Sintra.

The larger villages of 'Colares' and 'Almocageme' are within walking distance and have restaurants,shops,bars,cafes chemists,banks etc.

The village itself has a small shop,run by 'RUIS', with an extensive range of groceries ,vegetables,beer and wine and an excellent cafe/bar(owned by 'Paulo'- he speaks some English!), church, bandstand and village square.

There is now a Restaurant in the village, located next to the cafe (on the left-hand side through a gateway). It is run by the family who own the shop and provides excellent typical Portuguese food at very low prices.( 3 courses 5-8 euros including wine) Open lunchtimes 12 - 3.00, closed Sundays.

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Availability & Rates

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Colares Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Rate 2
Mar 29 2014 - Jun 27 2014
3 night minimum stay
£100
£650
 
 
Rate 3
Jun 28 2014 - Aug 29 2014
7 night minimum stay
£750
 
 
Rate 4
Aug 30 2014 - Sep 26 2014
7 night minimum stay
£650
 
 
Rate 5
Sep 27 2014 - Oct 24 2014
3 night minimum stay
£150
£550
 
 
Rate 6
Oct 25 2014 - Dec 19 2014
3 night minimum stay
£100
£495
 
 
Xmas / New Year
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 2 2015
3 night minimum stay
£195
£850
 

Additional information about rental rates

Payment by inter-bank transfer is required. Details will be provided on confirmation of the booking.
Any charges made by the owners bank or renters bank for the transaction are your responsibility.
Notes Rates for Bank Holidays and Half Term may differ.
Off-peak arrival/departure dates may be variable.
A non-returnable deposit of £200 per week is required to confirm the booking. The balance to be paid and cleared at least four weeks before occupation.
A Security Deposit (cash) is required on certain occasions. This must be paid to the Housekeeper on arrival and will be refunded if no damage.
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Amenities

Colares Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 90 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Mountain
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Heating
  • Wood Stove
  • Living Room
  • Alarm Clock
  • Local Maps
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Toilet Paper
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking On Street
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchenette
  • Dishwasher
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Pantry Items
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , off main bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Both bathrooms have washand basins -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom - main - 1 double
    Bedroom - 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , mezzanine
  • 1 double, 1 twin, 1 sleeping gallery(double mattress), 1 cot
Entertainment:
  • Stereo
  • MP3 Dock
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Deck / Patio
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Gated Community
  • Patio
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • surfing
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
Notes:
Towels include beach towels. Maid changes bed linen weekly. Barbecue grill in garden by woodshed. Cooking and water heating is by gas. Outside storage cupboards contain gas bottles - replacements are obtainable from the housekeeper. Limited car parking in cul de sac at bottom of street, sometimes difficult to turn and negotiate. At certain times it may be advisable to park in church square!! Public telephone located in centre of village, next to cafe. Kitchen waste and rubbish should be taken to bins situated in centre of village(by cafe)
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