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Centrally Located to all Historic Places in the Centre of Portugal

Bedrooms 2
Space 807 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

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!

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, german, portuguese
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About The Owner

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 The 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!

Guestbook comments from the owner

“Thank you for the pleasant stay in Portugal. We enjoyed the house very much as well as the surroundings and the little town Pedrogao-Grande. It’s always too soon to leave when you’re having a nice time. I hope we can do this again in the near future.”Leo, Lennart, David and Alice, UK

“A wonderful experience….excellent view. Lovely inside the cottage…I most enjoyed the hammock….Thanks again.” Kirsty and Al, UK

“Thank you for your hospitality, you truly have a great place. Hope to see you again…soon.” Alexander and Lorna, Merida, Venezuela
Sep 2010
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Municipality of Sertã Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 807 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
  • 2 bathrooms with shower, WC and washbasin.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 2 bedrooms with 2 twin beds. Additional there is a double.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • roller blading
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Outside: The cottage, set in grounds of 1.500 sq.metres, has a large patio area and covered parking for your car. On the private roof terrace (40 sq.m) with a gorgeous view you can enjoy sipping on a glass of port, while the setting sun paints the sky. There is also a dining area for 6 and sun loungers. Surrounded by bananas and flowers is a dining area for 6 and BBQ in front of the kitchen, a hammock and a swing are in a big and old lime tree, surrounded by flowers and fruit-trees. Enjoy the beautiful nature and leave all stress behind! Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are provided and changed weekly.


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average rating of 4.909091 based on 12 reviews

Lovely, quiet rural retreat

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is in a beautiful country location and is comfortable with a great swimming pool. The hosts are very friendly and helpful.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Great visit.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Just perfect!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic location for a great holiday!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
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Vacances de rêves à Arrochela

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
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Wonderful Holiday

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
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Nearest Airport
180 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Nearest Train
60 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
35 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
8 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
90 Kilometres
Car: necessary


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).

Further Details:

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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $123.06

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.

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.

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