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Quinta do Scoto is a very different concept in Bed & Breakfast or Self Catering with spacious suites set around a pool and sun terrace or in the Manor House and has a long historic past. Originally built for the Marquis de Pombal's Chaplain in 1746 and located in the village of Melecas. Within walking distance of 8 cafes and 8 restaurants in and around a very friendly village with many more just a short drive away. A train station 10 minutes walk provides links to Lisbon, Sintra, Mafra and Obidos. Sintra is a 10 minute journey by car and a vast selection of beaches can be found within a 1/2 hour drive, some using public transport. On a B&B basis, the continental breakfast comprises freshly baked bread, cereals, fresh fruit, cheese, ham, freshly squeezed orange juice, tea and coffee. If guests prefer, a basket of breakfast goodies can be delivered to their room for enjoyment either in the comfort of the suite or at one of the many tables around the pool or in the grounds of the Quinta.
Please ignore the erroneous cost shown by Owners Direct and e-mail us to confirm prices which are based on 2 guests sharing a suite with additional rates for further guests in the suites up to the maximum number shown below; we will respond with costs and availability. Rates shown in the text for each suite are low season and high season. Detailed rates can be found on our website quintadoscoto.com
Payment of a deposit is only taken through a secure website link from our own website page that we provide you with on confirmation of a reservation.
Tony, Penny and Charlotte are from the UK although we moved to Portugal from the States, where we spent nearly 5 years in Philadelphia.
You couldn't ask for a better life style than in Portugal, with its sunny climate, safe environment and low cost of living - just visit the restaurants and cafes to see!
We didn't realise just how enjoyable having the Quinta would be and have made so many friends since we opened in 2008.
Penny Ross purchased this chateau / country house in 2006
Quinta do Scoto, which was built in 1746 for the Chaplain of the Marquis de Pombal, had not been lived in for over 25 years and was in need of complete refurbishment and tender loving care. Being part of the heritage of Portugal, with so many historical features, the facilities provide spacious accommodation that is naturally a fascinating and luxury environment for visitors to relax and enjoy.
Located in a rural community with typical Portuguese Restaurants and good public transport, conveniently close to many palaces, heritage areas and attractions in Sintra, Lisbon and the surrounding areas. The Quinta is ideally situated to visit places of great interest and then to return to spend time relaxing around the large pool.
The needs of our guest are foremost. We provide drinks upon arrival, and in the suites, a complimentary minibar containing beers, sodas, milk and water, tea, coffee and biscuits, plus a bottle of wine, pool/beach towels, room safe, good wireless internet, restaurant translations, train timetables, information about the area, heating in the winter and cooling in the summer through the thick stone walls and ceiling fans, and a guest kitchen and of course a BBQ.
We provide a continental breakfast with no end time, which is not only flexible but allows you to wake up in the morning without thinking that you have missed it.
Our suites are large and luxurious and furnished with antiques, most sleeping families and groups of up to 6 people. All sofa beds sleep 2 guests.
We treat guests as friends and become friends with our guests but are respectful of their privacy.
"We felt very welcome in your home and found you all very generous of your time. We enjoyed our stay with you thoroughly and will return and recommend you to our English relatives." Steve and Kerrie McElroy, New South Wales, Australia
"Thank you for a great time. We really enjoyed our stay with you and will definitely return - next time we will stay longer!" Reiner and Karen Pelzer, Philadelphia, USA
"Friendly and helpful. Appreciated advice and assistance on restaurants, sights etc. Will recommend to friends and colleagues. Thanks you for making our stay enjoyable." Wayne and Maureen Curran, Diddillibah, Australia
Special interest holidays:
Horse riding is available within a few minutes walk. Clay pigeon shooting is available 5km away and a local sports club for tennis and other games is available a 10 minute walk away. For walkers there are local walks into the hills with long distance views of the coast and much much more in the Sintra and Coastal areas together with Lisbon. Photography Weekends and Art and Painting Weekends are available on request.
A vast selection of beaches can be found within a 1/2 hour drive, including Guincho, Cascais and Carcavelos. Some beaches can also be accessed either by bus or by taking the train to Sintra and then the a San Francisco type streetcar down to the coast.
Lisbon airport is 22km away - 20 minutes drive without traffic. With Car hire you can visit more places but is not essential as bus and train services are excellent. From Airport by Metro to Oriente station is a 5 minute journey and then a direct train to Rio do Mouro station (30 minute ride - €1.85) where we can collect you.
Lisbon is 15km and Sintra is 6km away and both can be reached either by car or by train from the local railway station (the fare is less than 2 euros each way). Cascais and Estoril are a 30 minute drive. The Quinta is located in village of Melecas where there are 8 cafes and 7 restaurants within walking distance or a short drive away. Local Restaurants are extremely inexpensive and typical Portuguese cuisine.
The Casa and Celeiro is available to rent in it's entirety to provide accommodation for up to 46 people. The Dona Maria and Marquis de Pombal Suites and Count Redondo and Dom Fernando Suites both have adjoining doors and can be rented together. Please e-mail for rates and information.
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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
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Booking Notes for B&B and Room only reservations excluding group bookings:
A deposit of one nights stay is required with a booking on a B&B or room only basis. Credit card facilities are available for the deposit payment with the balance due on checkout. Just in case, should you need to cancel your visit, there is the loss of one night's deposit. There is no loss for rescheduling dates before an arrival date. E-mail for requirements for rental of the whole property.
Changeover day is flexible.
Notes on prices:
Suite prices are for 2 guests and include continental breakfast. Additional persons 2 to 15 years old are €20 per night each, 16 years old and over are €30 per night each. Children under 2 are provided with a cot free of charge. Rates are for the Sr Miguel Suite, other Suites vary from €10 less to €20 more per night. Please e-mail for details.
For self catering only rates, or single occupancy, deduct €5.00 per person.
A 10% discount on a stay of more than 4 days.
A 1 night deposit is required which can be paid by credit card.
The balance is payable upon check out except when the property is booked by large groups where the balance is due 30 days before arrival and is non refundable. A security deposit may be required for bookings by large groups.