2 Bedroom, Sleeps 4 ~ 5, Separate Bathroom
- english, german
About Tania Sullivan
After taking early retirement took to travelling round Europe in a motor home eventually deciding to settle in Portugal. We loved not just the climate but the stunning and diverse countryside, and cannot put in adequate words how friendly, genuine and welcoming the Portuguese people have been.
Tania Sullivan purchased this Bungalow in 2009
Why Tania Sullivan chose Ansião
We chose this area primarily as Tania's mother lives here, but after visiting realised how unspoilt and beautiful the area is ~ having travelled extensively and owning holiday accommodation in Spain for 7 years we appreciate the non commercial and rural aspect of life here.
What makes this Bungalow unique
Love the tranquil and beauty of this area without being far from a lovely Town with good facilities, also not far from cosmopolitan Cities when the fancy takes us. The balance here is perfect.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
At our discretion...please enquire
Smoking is permitted outside only
Arrival & Departure can be flexible but when we have a guest changeover on the same day Departure is before 10am and arrival after 2pm or 4pm.
No more persons than those agreed can stay at the property
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Beautiful Rural Retreat
Well furnished and equipped, set in the heart of rural Portugal. A peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of life. There is so much to see and do provided you are happy to drive everywhere. Fortunately the road network is amazing and incredibly quiet. We would have loved some bikes to use on the quiet local roads and explore the local area a little more.
I think for us we were too far from the coast but that was a choice we made. There are river beaches locally. Tania was amazing; she went out of her way to get maps tor walking and nothing was too much trouble. Most helpful host ever!
Thank you so much for your review. It is most appreciated. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and will take the suggestion of providing bikes on board and look to provide these for future guests as you are right, our roads are so quiet and there is plenty to see.
Thanks again and lovely to have met you both
Perfect central location
A very spacious comfortable lodge with all needed amenities, it was very clean and well maintained and even had a welcome hamper with essentials including a nice bottle of wine. There is a log burner in the lounge which was really nice in the evening when it was a little chilly. Tania and Steve were very friendly and helpful and even helped us with places to visit. There is a beautiful swimming pool but it was a bit too cool for use in February. The central location was ideal for visiting local historic towns like Coimbra and Tomar and some great places to eat locally. I would definitely recommend family and friends to stay here and will certainly be returning myself.
Thank you for your lovely review and we are pleased you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you again......you can try the pool out next time !!
Urlaub in der Natur
Liebe Tania, Lieber Steve,
Euer Holzhaus ist ein Traum. Urlaub in der Natur, und doch so zentral, dass alles nah ist. Seien es Einkaufsmöglichkeiten oder auch Sehenswürdigkeiten.
Das Haus mit dem Pool, den man mitbenutzen kann, lädt einfach ein zum entspannen. Und auch wenns mal regnet, ist es schön bei Euch
Danke für einen schönen, erholsamen Urlaub.
Viele Grüße aus Schwaben
Susanne und Stefan"
Dominique (France 49)
Nous avons passé un excellent séjour chez Tania et Steve. Tania nous a fourni toutes les informations pour notre installation. La maison est très agréable avec accès à la piscine sans contraintes. Lieu calme et reposant sans être très loin de la ville et des visites.
Fabulous place, fabulous hots
Just got back from a fantastic stay in Casa de Olival. Missing it already.
The house is a lovely location, so peaceful. It is a very well equipped and clean house. The kids loved the pool and we loved the owners, Steve and Tania. They are so accommodating and friendly people. Nothing is too much trouble. Steve lit the wood oven one day and helped us cook our homemade pizzas. The dogs are lovely too.
A car is essential here to get to the house, local shops and bars but it is in an ideal location to explore lovely Central Portugal.
The house also comes equipped with TV, Wifi and DVD player. Ideal if weather not too good.
There are also some lovely walks around the area and you will find plenty of ideas about what to do in the handy resource book and pamphlets kept in the house. Their Facebook page also has some really useful tips.
Thank you so much for a lovely time.
We really appreciate the great reviews and feedback. So pleased that another family have enjoyed their stay at our Holiday home.
The weather was fantastic and great to see the pool still being used right up to the end of October.
We are always posting ideas for different days out to enhance everyone's holiday and collecting information for the House. We hope to see you all again in our peaceful and diverse part of Portugal !!
Amazing!!! Rebooked August 2014
We stayed at here in August 2013. After having a special holiday in Florida the year before with our 13 year old twin boys my husband and I wondered if we would be able to match such a good time. We need not of worried as we all had the most amazing time. The boys loved it as did my husband as we discovered the prices in the restaurants and supermarkets very reasonable.
It is set in beautiful peaceful surroundings but within easy reach of fabulous beaches (about 40 mins by car) and closer we visited picturesque country river beaches.
Not only does it have the perfect setting for a great get away from it all holiday but extras like the pool, football nets, football table, games, books and ps2 make it truely a home from home. A brilliant place for close family fun we have some lovely memories of our time there.
Tania and Steve are the perfect hosts with lots of information and always on hand to ask any questions. We had a fabulous pizza oven night and lots of tasty barbeques. Oh and we have to mention the adorable dogs who added character to this delightful place.
We had only been home a couple of weeks and we all agreed we just had to return. Can't wait for next August!
Having holidayed ourselves with a young family in past years we found we preferred to stay in self catering accommodation set in more private settings, as opposed to commercial Hotels catering for the masses. Some of the best places we have stayed in had furnishings and personal items such as DVD's, books, local and Tourist information etc which really made it feel like you were staying in a home rather than an empty, sparsely furnished apartment. So, with all that in mind this is what we have set out to provide with our Holiday home and gardens. Reading reviews like this makes us feel like it is all worth while. We hope when this family returns we will have more information and improvements to further enhance their holiday experience. Cam and Brad ~ the dogs and pool are waiting for you !!!
Casa de Olival is Registered with the local Council and holds a licence for Tourism.
Alojamento Local license ~ number 19839/AL .
This is your assurance that we comply with the latest safety standards & regulations governed by the local council.
Set in a tranquil Olive grove yet 2 kms outside of the Market Town of Ansiao, Central Portugal - with all the usual amenities. 40 mins from the beaches at Figueira da Foz and Silver Coast.
Or closer to home fabulous picturesque River beaches at stunning locations. Lively Festas throughout the summer and a good selection of restaurants and bars.
Great place for your holiday whether it is a peaceful relaxing time just lounging by the pool, or discovering the historic Templar Towns and countryside within this diverse area. The old rural way of life can still be seen and the Portuguese friendliness is second to none. The University city of Coimbra on the river Mondego is close by as are the Templar Town of Tomar and the Pilgrim Town of Fatima, to name but a few.
Also, visits to Conimbriga - the largest Roman settlement in Portugal, Grutas Mira de Aire, the largest and most impressive caves in Portugal and the longest and oldest Dinosaur track/footprints can all be discovered in the area.