|Property type||chateau / country house|
Secluded in a forest of its own, Quinta da Boiça offers you a peaceful and private refuge in the heart of Portugal’s enchanting Sintra World Heritage Cultural Landscape. The house belonged to the Franciscan monks and is in fact an ancient hermitage transformed into a home over the last decades. From every window of the house a particular view opens before your eyes, and every shade of green is offered by the multiple varieties of trees, shrubs and bushes extending to the far off horizon of the distant coastline. Breathtaking views of Monserrate Palace and Pombal Manor House can also be enjoyed from various points of the Quinta.
This property with 10 hectares of woodland, ideal for hiking, walking or simply relaxing, is only 30 minutes from Lisbon airport, 15 minutes walk to Sintra historical centre with its collection of palaces, castles and manor houses, and in another 15 minutes you can find yourself in the colorful busy seaside towns of Estoril and Cascais with their lovely beaches, restaurants, shops and famous casino.
The house can be described as a 3 storey cottage comfortably furnished with period antiques and modern amenities. It has a large high ceiling living-room, 2 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms and a kitchen with all the modern appliances. There is a sofa bed in the large livingroom allowing for five people in total to use the house.Far from the stress and hectic routine of everyday life, Quinta da Boiça offers you sanctuary and peace making your stay a veritable holiday.
Keywords: Self-Catering Cottage with service
We had a wonderful time at Casa de Boica. The house is clean, welcoming, and handsome. The grounds (once the site of a monastery) are exquisite, with picturesque views and unforgettable sunsets. After a day spent touring Sintra and the surrounding areas, it was refreshing to come back to the house and take a dip in the pool, hang out in the lemon grove, or walk along one of the many trails. Inside the house is comfortable; we took advantage of the nice-sized kitchen and prepared many meals (which we ate outside). And even during the height of summer the temperature inside stayed cool.
The house is conveniently located right outside of Sintra but feels miles away. With a very long unpaved driveway and no neighbors in sight, you’ll think you’re the only ones on this side of the mountain.
Our host Marta greeted us upon arrival with a delicious lunch and fresh fruit and vegetables from her garden. She made herself available to answer any questions we had about the house or sites nearby. We were traveling with our 18 month old son, which proved to be a bit of challenge, as the house isn’t the most toddler friendly (there was a crib and some toys), but we managed to make it work rather quickly. Suffice it to say, he had a great time as well.
If you’re looking for an unforgettable stay with convenience, space, and fantastic scenery, look no further than Casa de Boica.
This glorious house nestles on the steep side of a wooded valley with tremendous views to the west and northwards to the Atlantic coast. The weather patterns are forever changeable because of the topography and the fabulous quality of the light is a constantly-changing photographer’s delight.
The house is accessed by a narrow lane to the estate gate and then a steep gravel drive down to the house itself. The woods are dense, steep and full of great variety of ancient trees. There are a few paths & tracks available but it is hard to judge the full extent of the property due to the terrain. Nevertheless there are plenty of lovely, well-kept spaces and terraces around the house to enjoy the location to the full. It is a truly remarkable place.
The house is well-kept and beautifully furnished with antiques, painting etc and has a fantastic homely quality. All the facilities worked well and our 10-day stay was utterly trouble-free in all respects. The owners left us a comprehensive welcome package of food and the efficient and polite cleaners appeared twice a week. We wanted for nothing and the quite luxurious environment meant we were tempted to just stay in the quinta for the whole holiday.
However the local historic gardens and architecture of Sintra beckoned and we found that we could easily walk to the town centre in 15-20 minutes with the local attractions and restaurants right on hand or nearby. Sintra is very busy during the day with day-trips from Lisbon, but lovely and quiet in the evenings. We had some good meals out and the moonlit walks back to Quinta da Boica to the magical background of fireflies and the singing frogs were just magical.
We have over the years tried to find special places with some sense of individuality for our family holidays with a good balance of comfort, practicality and easy access to local interests. It is never an easy task each year and now it will be so much harder as Quinta da Boica has just raised the bar so much.
It is simply the best place we have ever stayed.....
Large living room , 2 convenient gauches, wifi works well. Kitchen well equiped. First and 2 nd floor are the bedroom each with an own modern bathroom with toilet. Beds sleep well and rooms are romantic
Swimming pool is larger as it looks on the website, water is clean and well temperatured. Total garden is over 1 km by 1 km with great sights.
So all possitive, had a great time with 2 adults and our son and dog
Quinta da Boiça is set amidst its own woodland with total privacy while nevertheless in 10 minutes you can be in the heart of Sintra village within easy reach of all the beautiful palaces and gardens
Rates can vary according to occupancy (2,4 or 6 people)