About the property
- Cottage807 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
Cottage near Pedrogao-Pequeno, Beira Baixa, North Portugal - Peaceful Location, Sunny, Quiet, Rural, Pool with salt water, Garden, BBQ, Terrace, Lake and River
Cottage with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps up to 6 people, sunny, quiet, rural, big pool with salt water, garden, BBQ, panoramic-terrace with 40 sq.m, internet access. The house is on a private property of 1 ha, surrounded by old cork oaks, pines and eucalyptus. Near to Pedrogao-Pequeno and the damned Rio Zêzere. Centrally located to all historic places. Canoeing, hiking and mountain biking nearby!
- Response time:
- within a few days
- english, french, german, portuguese
- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
We are a Swiss and German married couple who moved to Portugal to change our life. Leaving stress behind, doing our own thing and enjoying it. And we do.
Why Owner chose Municipality of Sertã
It is a beautiful, tranquil part of Portugal with friendly people and lovely villages and towns. Rivers, creeks and the nearby lakes of the Rio Zêzere make this a perfect area for fishing, boating and swimming, with river beaches (praia fluviais) providing safe swimming for all the family. And of course, there are the historic schist villages of Centre of Portugal to explore along with the bigger towns of Coimbra and Tomar.
What makes this Cottage unique
Peaceful location, sunny and quiet, rural, garden, big roof terrace with panoramic views, river beaches and lakes nearby, centrally location. Perfect for relaxing and sightseeing, whatever you want. We would love to greet you here!
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Lovely, quiet rural retreat
The cottage is in a beautiful country location and is comfortable with a great swimming pool. The hosts are very friendly and helpful.
We really enjoyed our visit to the casa, and in particular the beautiful garden with colourful flowers, mature plants and trees. Monika and Jean Claude have done a great job in providing a place to rest and relax in the sun or shade. The pool was great fun on these long summer days.
I was impressed by the many trails in the area, all well signposted. The walks down to, and around the old bridge are interesting in many ways.
Pedrogao Pequeno and Pedrogao Grande are nearby, and have restaurants, cafes, bakeries and supermarkets. So many pastries, so little time!
Monika and Jean Claude were great hosts. They provide a high level of privacy, but are there for advice or a conversation if required.
Stayed with a friend to get away from it all. No wives to drag you to shop for clothes, bags and trinkets. No kids to look after. This place was just perfect! Surrounded by trees and no other neighbours to worry about either. You can play your music, chat and sunbathe by the pool in total privacy and seclusion. You have the option to take a walk to the lake or cycle around if you bring your own bikes.
Nearest supermarket is in Serta (Intermarche) which is about 30 minutes drive away. Get everything you need and take it back to cook in a fully equipped kitchen with stove, oven and microwave.
We were greeted upon arrival by the owner, Monika, who was very gracious, kind and accommodating. Her dog was very sweet.
Fantastic location for a great holiday!
Monika and Claude's cottage is a really lovely property in a beautiful location. Our two children aged 12 and 9 thought the pool was great! A very relaxing place to holiday and with perfect hosts.
Vacances de rêves à Arrochela
La description de la maison de vacances à Arrochela sur le site correspond entièrement à la réalité. La maison est très propre, maison ainsi que le jardin sont très bien entretenus. Les propriétaires sont très aimables et prévenants.
La finca est à recommandée aux familles avec enfants ainsi aux personnes aimant la nature et le calme.
This cottage is in a wonderful rural setting with towns close by and is exactly as described. Both the house and Pool are very clean and all the essentials are provided, even good size shower heads.
Monika and Claude are fantastic hosts, and genuinely care about their guests without being intrusive.
We had a very relaxing holiday and enjoyed exploring the local area and larger towns an hour away. Our 12 year old enjoyed the pool and the country walks near by as well as boating on the lake.
Approximately one hours drive to the Atlantic coast (Costa da Prata) with miles of sandy beaches and dunes.
The cottage is located in the heart of Portugal halfway between Lisbon and Porto, approximately two hours from either. Rail links to Pombal and bus/coach links to Pedrogao-Grande or Serta. A car is recommended.
8km to Pedrogao-Pequeno with historic village center, Roman stone bridge and a vantage point to Rio Zezere and surroundings. Mark of Rio Zezere, a lot of possibilities for swimming (Praia fluvial) and for fishing. Pedrogao-Grande, 12km, invites you with historic centre, a church from 12th/13th century and the dammed Rio Zezere (8km). Serta (17km) is a small lively town with narrow and steep lanes, a castle and Roman stone bridge. Restored, traditional villages (Aldeias do Xisto) S.Simao (22km).
This part of Portugal is rich with old castles, churches and monasteries. You can find Roman ruins (Conimbriga is most famous with beautiful mosaics), ancient stone bridges, and centuries old walled villages. If you like to experience a lively, young city with old traditions, go to Coimbra. Its university, high above the banks of the Rio Mondego, is one of the oldest in Europe and has a priceless library and botanical garden. End the day people-watching in one of the Cafés at the down town square - it's fun!
Another place of interest is Tomar. Above the town is the Castle of the Knight Templars with the fabulous additions of King Manuel's church and the renaissance cloister. Nearby is Fatima, the famous place of pilgrimage. Or leave all the culture behind and drive to the Atlantic coast with miles of sandy beaches and dunes. Water-sport, fishing, swimming, mountain biking, walking is possible nearby.
We would love to greet you here!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
The prices are up to 4 people. Please, ask price for 5-6 people. Long term rental from November to April. WiFi: 10 hours are free, additional 10 hours cost 10 € 25% non refundable deposit requested with booking, balance 15 days prior to check-in, please Payment via bank transfer in Euros, please Refundable damage deposit of 100 € requested with arrival Changeover Day: Changeover day in July and August is Saturday. In off-season we are flexible on this. We ask guests to arrive after 4pm and vacate the cottage by 10am.