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Stunning villa with private pool in beautiful woodland surroundings.

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

A spacious self catering villa, close to the river with modern furnishing.

Welcome to our luxury, secluded villa in the heart of Portugal. Our aspirations, when we purchased this property, were to have a place were we could enjoy the superb climate away from the crowds in a totally unspoilt, beautiful environment.

The air conditioned villa has two double ensuite bedrooms. Downstairs the villa has a bedroom with two single beds, and a further shower room with WC. The villa's living area is large and open plan with a modern kitchen including a fridge freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. The dining table has 8 chairs. There is a flat screen TV with sky reception and a DVD player. The sofa converts to a 3/4 sofa bed. There is a DVD and book library. Also, there is a cosy open fire for those winter evenings.

Outside there are many areas to enjoy the stunning views or laze by the pool. If you prefer something more energetic there is a volleyball/beach tennis court and a 10m x 5m freshwater swimming pool with the latest ultraviolet cleansing system. We also have a kayak for you to use in the lake near by.

More Details
Registration Number : 410562


Municipality of Tábua Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , downstairs
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , ensuite
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , ensuite
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , ensuite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , ensuite
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • sofa double bed in lounge
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Sand Box
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • skiing
  • swimming


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Stunning villa with private pool in beautiful woodland surroundings.
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Clean and well appointed villa with fantastic pool in a beutiful part of Portugal

  • 5 of 5

Very few issues with the villa and contents and generally just minor wear and tear. Overall the place is clean and well maintained. An internet connection would have been a useful addition as well as owners' instructions for the satellite TV (since we only managed to play DVDs using the manufacturers' separate leaflets!) The short dirt-track driveway up to the villa can be tricky (our people carrier struggled with grip).

Pool was the best we have had in any rented villa - a reasonable size, no chlorine and excellent all-round seating area offering sun and shade. The pool cleaning robot was a sight in itself and worth the effort of setting up. Recommend putting the pool cover on overnight to keep up water temperature.

The 2-3-seater kayak was easy to blow up and transport - we had a couple of fun days down by the river and decided not to bother with an organised canoe trip. Managed pine/eucalyptus/oak forest around the house offers excellent walking/running and blackberry picking.

Local bar was walking distance and amenities in Tabua an easy 10min drive. Beautiful surroundings with plenty of towns and villages to visit within 40mins. Eating out was very cheap though menus perhaps lack the range and variety of French cooking. Pastries however are excellent everywhere and the wine and coffee always good.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Tranquil rustic heaven

  • 5 of 5

Pool lovely, weather perfect. Locals friendly, villa homely

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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A beautiful peaceful villa in fab location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Sardineiro for a week in May and had a wonderful family holiday. We were a group of 8; 4 adults,1 teenager, 1 child and 2 toddlers/babies and the villa was clean, comfortable and well equipped for all of us. The older children loved the fantastic pool and the babies loved the outdoor shower!! We enjoyed great days out to local towns (not a British tourist in sight, yippee!) and trips on the kayak on the river - clean for swimming too! Our evenings were spent in the peace and quiet with plenty of local wine on the balcony!! We had a barbeque most days and the local Lidl supermarket was a god-send for our family! The villa is surrounded by picturesque countryside, friendly locals and sounds of tranquillity. We cannot recommend this villa enough for a quiet family holiday in 'real', rural Portugal - definitely worth a visit, a lovely place.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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A beautiful holiday home

  • 5 of 5

Very impressed! The villa was comfortable, clean and ideal for a family getaway without any other tourists! The house is surrounded by stunning views and is only a short walk from the lake which is ideal for canoeing or swimming. We spent hours lazing by the crystal clear pool and ventured into the local town to the supermarket and the town BBQ on a Sunday morning which I would strongly recommend.

All in all a very relaxing stay and we were lucky enough to have blue skies and sun all week - a perfect getaway.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2013
  • Stayed: September 2013
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A lovely relaxing holiday.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in Sardenheiro, it was wonderfully relaxing yet fun at the same time. We had great weather so made the most of out the excellent pool and inflatables. The house itself was very well equipped with good facilities.

The surrounding areas are breath taking with amazing views of the mountains, and the house only being a 5 minute walk to the lake, which we swam in!

The village is so interesting, and we were lucky enough to meet the local farmer who lives nearby, and was kind enough to show us around and give us some of his produce.

All in all one of the best holidays we have ever had. WIll definitely want to return!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2013
  • Stayed: September 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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My Amazing Holiday

  • 5 of 5

Where do I begin. WIth the beautiful mountain views to the cool fresh swimming pool, this house has it all. I arrived there late at night so didn't see many of the surroundings or the pool area, however, when I woke up the next morning I flung open the shutter and was amazed by the rolling moutnains in the distance. Then my next surprise was the spacous, light environment of the downstairs area. With a TV, DVD player, PS2, more DVDs than I could wish for and enough books to fill a library there was far from enough to keep the whole family happy. I took a look around the outside area and came upon the secluded pool area, with a table and chairs to relax on and both relaxing and playful inflatables, and was pleased with what I saw. And just behind me was the volleyball/ beach tennis course which really appealed to me and my family. I must say all the things I've been describing all made the holiday increcdible, however I recommend to hire a car as there are many activities to enjoy and places to see outside of the stunning village. Which brings me on to my next point: the village and the locals. The village is so far behind with technology is exciting to see how they live their lives. Also, the locals may seem astonished to see such people in their village however a cheery bom dia/ boa tarde (good day/ good afternoon) will put a smile on their face and they may even try and talk to you. The area really is a beautiful place, unspoilt by any of the modern world. The best part of the village, and I'm sure everyone who visited will agree, is definitely Rui's 'bar'. WIth the same locals in there everynight you can count on them to cheer you up or if you're ready for some charades (its the only way of communication) to lighten the mood. If you're looking for a night off form the cooking there are so many restaurants in the local town of Tabua and if you haven't got a car, there is alway the handy cooking of Dawn. Dawn is an English lady who will prepare food, at her house, then serve it to you (at Sardinheiro), her cuisine is exquisite. If you still haven't taken enough culture and amazing views you can always take a walk up from the hosue and look over the small fields of crop being grown by locals. It really gives you a sense of central Portugal and how they work. If you'd like to get even further away, the city of Coimbra is always a nice day out and a good place for restaurants and cafes. I recommend this the all of you! It should be shared with everyone! :):)

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2009
  • Stayed: July 2008
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John Copley and Phil Noon
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
February 4, 2018

About John Copley and Phil Noon

My name is John and I grew up in Grantham Lincs. I am married to Lynn and we have 5 Children. I am a self employed builder, and my passion is cricket. My friend Phil is married to Jeanette and has 3 children. He is a sales manager for a farm machinery company and a drummer in a local band.

John Copley and Phil Noon purchased this villa in 2006

Why John Copley and Phil Noon chose Municipality of Tábua

Myself and Phil and our respective families, wanted somewhere unspoilt, peaceful, and that was not spoilt by modern lifestyles, but it also had to be close enough to reach, so our families could enjoy it. We stumbled upon Sardinheiro almost by accident, and we both agreed that it was the perfect spot.

What makes this villa unique

The only way to experience the unique benefits is ......... To stand on the wooden decking at sunset and see the mountains on the horizon. To open the shutters in the morning to bright sunshine. To have a lazy breakfast on the front patio while listening to the chatter of the local farmers. To have an afternoon stroll to the lake and wonder at the tranquility of the setting. To spend an afternoon by the pool immersed in a good book. To enjoy the peaceful walks through the vineyards and terraces. To treat your guests to one of Rui's suckling pigs. (Rui is the next door farmer)

Guestbook comments from the owner

What an amazing beautiful place this is. We have had a wonderful time.the villa is immaculate and the views are incredible. Such a chilling quiet place. The walks are so beautiful. I would recommend this place to anyone. Just fantastic.
Aug 2013
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Nearest Ferry
400 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
50 Kilometres
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Santa Comba Dao
Nearest Motorway
40 Kilometres
Coimbra A1
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
100 Kilometres
Serra da Estrela
Nearest Beach
90 Kilometres
Figeiro De Foz
Car: recommended

Other Activities: canoeing,kayaking, Mountain Biking, Walking, Sailing


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $280.74


This is based on 6 people sharing for extra people there is a surcharge of £50 / person / week to cover the extra cleaning and laundry costs.

A returnable security deposit of £200 is required on booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.