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Linda Bosworth

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

Secluded lakeside property with spectacular mountain views

9 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

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This is a perfect holiday for singles, couples, families or groups

Alojamento Local (Tourist Licence) No: 11930

Our villa, Casa da Roda, is situated near Arganil in the Beiras region of Central Portugal.

The villa overlooks a lake with spectacular views of the mountains and is surrounded by a conservation area.

This is a perfect holiday for singles, couples, families or groups and is an ideal setting for workshops and retreats.

Why not try painting, bird watching, walking, fishing and more.

Taste the wines and cuisine of Portugal and enjoy nearby facilities which include horse riding, canoeing, etc.

You will be spoilt for choice with the selection of destinations to enjoy on your trips out which can include the University City of Coimbra (for shoppers and lovers of architecture), the broad white sandy beaches of the western coast and, to the east, the highest mountains in Portugal at Serra da Estrela.

If you prefer to relax at home, you can take in the views from the shaded verandahs and sunny patio with salt water swimming pool

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
Linda Bosworth (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a special place. As soon as we walked in and saw the view from the verandah, we were instantly “chilled”.



The view to the lake is absolutely stunning and one you would never grow tired of

The villa is superb with every attention to detail taken care of. It’s like home from home but better equipped!



The weather was a bit changeable this time of year but still warm enough for T shirts – end September/beginning October



Tomar is an absolute must for a visit. Without doubt, the best national monument we’ve ever been to. Just Euros 6 to get in and real value for money. Would go again and again if we could.



Bobi and Cleo were gorgeous and were both regular visitors – we were tempted to leave our belongings behind and smuggle them into each of our suitcases!



As our fortnight progressed the weather got worse – went to Piodao on a rainy day – not the best of weather to visit a village made of slate and granite but absolutely fascinating just the same – would like to go again on a sunny day



Of all the places we have visited, we enjoyed going to Arganil the most. The town is lovely with some quaint little gift shops spread around. Don’t forget to look around the quiet back streets where there are some hidden shops and café bars



We have had a lovely relaxing two weeks and are heading home to our own menagerie tomorrow. We will definitely be coming back to see the dogs, explore some more places and try our luck at fishing again – no luck this time!



Thank you Geoff and Linda for creating such a lovely place to holiday, for giving us privacy but being there if we needed you



Thank you too to Bobi and Cleo – will always remember you two with fondness.
Sep 2013
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4.8
based on 9 traveler reviews

Secluded lakeside property with spectacular mountain views
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 42 reviews
5

A wonderful house with beautiful river views

  • 5 of 5

The house is perched above a wooded valley with views of the large river that flows through it. Sitting on the shaded terrace watching the wildlife including the birds and butterflies was a highlight of our stay. In the house everything is provided with excellent standards of cleanliness and decoration. The welcome pack - was just that - most welcome and generous.

We had a marvellous time on the property and visiting local attractions. Linda made us most welcome and helped us out when our understanding of Portugal wasn't up to it.

I would completely recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Wish it was mine!

  • 5 of 5

This was our third visit, we love it so much. The villa is very secluded and has everything there to enjoy. There is a log fire for chilly evenings, fabulous views, a local hotel that serves good food, bikes, boats, local horse riding and beautiful places to walk. The owners, Geoff & Lin, are out of sight but on hand if you need them. They are friendly and incredibly helpful, and really made sure we had a wonderful week there. It's a great place for adults or for families alike. The motor cycle rides along those twisty, mountainous roads were breathtaking! I'm sure we will be back.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Genieten in Casa da Roda

  • 4 of 5

Wij verbleven één week in Casa da Roda. Voor wie houdt van rust, stilte en de natuur is dit een heerlijke verblijfplaats met een fantastisch uitzicht! 's Morgens ontbijten op het terras met zo'n uitzicht en de dag kan niet meer stuk! Het huis was heel proper en alles wat aanwezig. Bij aankomst kregen we van de eigenaars een welkompakket met fruit, melk, brood, eitjes, spek... Linda en Geoff zijn heel vriendelijke, lieve mensen. Zij wonen in hun eigen huis, eveneens op het domein maar niet zichtbaar vanuit het vakantiehuis. Onze kinderen (en wij ook) genoten van het zwembad, een heerlijke verkoeling op de warme dagen! Vanuit de villa kan je eveneens een aantal mooie uitstappen maken : Serra da Estrela, Podao, Coimbra,... In het nabijgelegen Arganil kan je lekker eten of een gezellige bbq op het domein zelf is ook mogelijk. Bedankt Linda en Geoff voor jullie gastvrijheid, wij hebben een heerlijke vakantie gehad!!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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A little piece of heaven

  • 4 of 5

This house is a little well hidden pearl. It is private and tranquil with a lovely view and lots of cozy spots in and out of the sun. Our children loved the gated pool, which was cleaned several times during the week, and I enjoyed daily walks/runs along the river..The house is well equipped and well maintained and more than lived up to our expectations. The owners Linda and Geoff were very kind and helpful with tips and good ideas for towns and places to visit.

On the down side the house is a bit far from the nearest supermarket. About 15-20 minutes drive. But the village Arganil is very nice, so often we made a trip out of it. And there is no wifi, satelite tv or the possibility of hooking up your ipad to watch downloaded movies at the house. Instead we found wifi at cafes/restaurants and watched downloaded movies on the ipad.

I would definitely recommend this house! It is among our top vacations so far. It was just a lovely and very easy vacation place. And the owners let us walk their two very friendly and playful dogs, which also made the house our childrens favourite so far.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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A little piece of heaven in the mountains

  • 5 of 5

This is our seventh time to visit Casa Da Roda so that must tell you something.

The villa is superb with all the facilities you would want. The swimming pool is ideal for floating around and relaxing. The views are superb across the hills down onto the river and lake. The owners, Lin and Geoff, are in their house in the grounds, but can not be seen, but are nearby should you need them. They are also a font of knowledge of the area, recommending places to see and places to eat. A holiday here, is like stepping back in time, but with modern amenities at the villa. The locals are extremely welcoming and friendly and we have spent many an hour in the village cafe/bar with the locals. , All together, this is the ideal place to relax and chill out. I am now in the process of booking again for next year, I would recommend that you do the same, you will not be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
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Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Having arrived in Portugal on the previous Saturday to find our original place was not as expected we spent the next 48 hours lokking for alternative place to stay. Casa Da Roda was just what we needed as we had quite a busy two weeks ahead. Peaceful, private, excellent accommodation, lovely terrace and swimming pool area, brilliant views, we really did not get the opportunity to fully experience this lovely place and area. Linda and Geoff were great. They both went that extra step to make us welcome at short notice after our other experience. Variety of food stocked for us including wine. If we needed any help or advice they were on hand but they also respected our privacy (they live next door but you can't see them). You do need a car. We would certainly recommend this place and have already done so to our friends. Thank you both for everything we really hope to see you again.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
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Map

Nearest Airport
160 Kilometres
Porto
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Sarnadela
Nearest Train
55 Kilometres
Coimbra
Nearest Motorway
55 Kilometres
Coimbra
Nearest Restaurant
7 Kilometres
Arganil
Car: recommended

The Beiras is an area of contrasts, both ancient and modern with villages perched on mountain outcrops and endlessly appealing views of terraced olive groves and cool forest streams.

The villa is situated 7km from the town of Arganil and is a 2 hour drive from Porto and 3 hours from Lisbon.

The nearest café and shop is less than 2 miles away in Sarnadela; there is a Post Office less than 2 miles away in Pombeiro da Beira. The nearest supermarkets are in Arganil which is about 15 minutes drive from the villa – Intermarche and Lidl are the main supermarkets but there are also many cafes, restaurants and small shops including take away pizza, etc.

You will be spoilt for choice with the selection of destinations to enjoy on your trips out which can include the University City of Coimbra (for shoppers and lovers of architecture), the broad white sandy beaches of the western coast and, to the east, the highest mountains in Portugal at Serra da Estrela.

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Rates & Availability

Penacova Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jul 1 2016 - Jul 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
$804
 
 
High Season
Aug 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
$938
 
 
Late Summer
Sep 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
$804
 
 
Autumn
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
$603
 
 
Winter
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
$536
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

The weekly prices are for up to 4 persons. For larger groups and special offers please contact the owners direct

NB: Prices quoted for December and January do not include Christmas and New Year - please contact owners for rental prices during these periods.
Terms are 50% non refundable deposit on reservation, the balance is payable 28 days before commencement of your holiday

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Amenities

Penacova Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 240 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet , Double bedroom ensuite
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 baby crib , Cot provided on request
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Can be converted into kingsize double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Double sofa bed in lounge
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Open plan upper level can be converted into sleeping area
  • The villa comprises 1 double bedroom (with ensuite shower room) 1 twin bedroom (which can be converted into a king-size bed) with a separate bathroom. A large lounge with wood burner can be used as a double bedroom using the double sofa bed. A cot and high chair are supplied. The upper level of the villa is open plan and can be converted into a sleeping area with 2 single beds or a double sofa bed with clothes hanging facilities.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Boat
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 2 bicycles
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis

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