A detached converted barn with mezzanine bedroom. Enter to an open plan fully equipped kitchen/dining area. Living space is light and airy dominated by a large panoramic window offering magnificent views across valleys and forests heading down toward the River Tejo. Upstairs, twin beds with the finest quality egyptian cotton sheets and towels provided. The bathroom is located on the ground floor with toilet, shower and wash hand basin. With the scarcely populated area the roads are extremely quiet and driving is a pleasure when getting out and about. Tumbleweed Barn is situated in a rugged hamlet of terracotta roofs, white washed stone cottages,set among ancient Oak and Olive Trees. Silveira's population, of just 9 residents enjoy a rural life of tranquillity surrounded by lush valleys running down to the River Tejo. Here, you explore the many tracks and trails leading from our village or delve a little further afield to the limestone shards of the Serra de Estrela's 2000m peaks, where you can experience challenging walks leading to a craggy paradise of mossy waterfalls, granite caves and river estuaries fit for summer swimming. Or you may like to take in another country while you are here, just an hours drive and you can cross the boarder into Spain and enjoy the local Tapas and Rioja. Awake refreshed from the clean, clear, low polluted air and the glorious smells of citrus, jasmine and eucalyptus which grow in abundance here. Or the sound of birdsong or the pleasant sound of goats bells as they pass by on their way to graze. Life is slow here, a time for relaxation and meditation, a time for reflection and opportunity. If you are looking for total escapism out of the rat race to relax in peace, quiet and tranquility this is the place for you. It’s arguably the most quintessentially Portuguese part of the country little touched by outside influence.
- Barn430 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay2 nights
Open Plan Barn with Mezzanine Bedroom and Stunning Countryside Views
- Calendar last updated:
- Aug 5, 2018
About lynn pattinson
Lynn and John are described as unencumbered intellectual drifters with a passion for music, arts and travel. We settled in rural Portugal from Preston Lancashire early in 2008. We adore the rustic charm of the area and the peaceful way of life. Both our properties have been lovingly restored and upgraded to a style described as a cosy home from home where perhaps hobbit's once lived. We both love continually developing new ideas and have fully embraced a way of life unhindered by 21-century living. We esteem to provide you with a warm welcome and create an environment of comfort, peacefulness and relaxation. We both love meeting and getting to know our guests often enjoying a glass of wine on a warm evening sharing stories and adventures in our teensy corner of paradise. We look forward to meeting you.
lynn pattinson purchased this Barn in 2008
Why lynn pattinson chose São Matias
The sparsely populated plains of the area are what first attracted us to this astounding location. Imagine walking for miles without seeing a soul, being at one with nature with just the sound of your own breath. Memories of childhood when life was less demanding abound and yet the ease of dipping into Lisbon City life on occasion reminds us why this is home. The properties are located just a mile and half from the main A23 highway which provides easy access to many local beauty spots and attractions, including the Portas de Rodao, just 10 min drive away where 116 species of birds can be observed from the viewing platform that overhangs the river Tejo. Alternatively, a leisurely boat trip on the Tejo allows a totally different perspective to experience one of Portugal's 7 natural wonders.
What makes this Barn unique
The area offers an abundance of exciting adventures to suit a whole variety of pursuits and pastimes. There are many nearby river beaches for those who like to swim or sunbathe. Nearby lakes and rivers offer an abundance of carp, barbell and black bass for fishing or hiking/skiing in the Parque Natural de Serra da Estrela. Step outside the door of Tumbleweed Barn or Sunflower Cottage and begin your own unique quest to explore the many trails in the area, seeking to identify the richness of wildlife, flora and open spaces in total tranquility. Just a ten-minute walk down to the banks of the river Tejo you can watch river eagles, snipe, goshawk, black stork, woodpeckers, hawks and griffin vulture’s circle above or luxuriate back home in pure relaxation with a good book and a glass of vinho.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
wonderful place, beautiful nature
It was a wonderful one-week-stay in a tiny village. The house is very welcoming and the british owners very helpful. We highly recommend it.
Los dueños de la casa muy amables. Acogedora en plena naturaleza. Ideal si buscas tranquilidad.
Our Holiday lets are within a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Outstanding scenery and protected site.The area offers an abundance of exciting adventures to suit a whole variety of pursuits and pastimes. There are many nearby river beaches, pools and lagoon/waterfall less than 10 minuets drive for those who like to swim or sunbathe. Nearby lakes and rivers offer an abundance of carp, barbell and black bass for fishing or hiking/skiing in the Parque Natural de Serra da Estrela.
Wonderful isolated waterfall and lagoon ideal for summer swimming in Zimberia, a 10 min drive away.
Swimming Pool 4k away in Fratel. Open June to September, open;10.00 to 20.00.
Low non tourist prices. Typical restaurant 3 course meal with wine and coffee under 10 euros.
Routed walks from the property.
Fresh produce, eggs, goats cheese and milk. Fruit and vegetables in are available from villagers in season.
The area offers an abundance of exciting adventures to suit a whole variety of pursuits and pastimes. There are many nearby river beaches for those who like to swim or sunbathe. Nearby lakes and rivers offer an abundance of carp, barbell and black bass for fishing or hiking/skiing in the Parque Natural de Serra da Estrela.