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Typical Portuguese House - Pretty Gardens, Sunny Terraces, Views To The Sea.

Bedrooms 2
Space 968 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Double Bedrooms + Mezzanine 2 Bathrooms.Sleeps 6 - Quiet Village Location

'CASA da ENCOSTA' is situated in the small quiet village of PENEDO with views to the Atlantic coast and the Sintra mountains.

The cottage has a large comfortable living room with table and chairs,sofa,two armchairs and fireplace with woodburner.

There are two double bedrooms, one with a double bed and is en-suite, the other has twin beds. A separate shower room & toilet is close by.

There is also a mezzanine platform with double mattress.

Stairs lead down to the kitchen/diner which is fully equipped and has a breakfast bar and table and chairs to seat six.

Double doors lead out to the footpath at the side of the cottage.

The garden,which has an abundance of flowers and trees,also has a garden house with a washing machine and utility room.

There are three patio areas with garden furniture,pot plants and flowers.Ideal for sitting out,relaxing and enjoying the wonderful sunsets.

One of the main features of the cottage are the original hand painted Azulejo tiles.

AREA: SINTRA is well known for its historic buildings, palaces and beautiful gardens.

The Pena Palace is situated on top of the Sintra mountain next to the Moorish Castle.

It can be reached by car, bus, horse drawn carriage or on foot! It is a very steep climb and only the very fit should attempt to walk!

The town itself is a very popular tourist area and has many places of interest and a tourist office.

Cascais, Estoril and Lisbon provide all that you may require in the way of shops, museums, historic

buildings, night-life and a casino.

Further north the Mafra palace and the fishing port of Ericeira are worth a visit.

Between Guincho and Adraga beaches lies the most westerly point of Europe- Caba da Roca. A monument by the lighthouse marks the point.

ATLANTIC COAST: The Atlantic coast provides wonderful surfing and boarding.

Some of the Portuguese championships are held along these beaches.

Several are easily accessible and have very good facilities including cafe/bars and excellent seafood restaurants.

The beaches at Praia Grande and Praia Macas have swimming pools open to the public.


The pretty village of Penedo sits high up in the Sintra mountains, overlooking the Atlantic coast and views to the Pena Palace.

There is a cafe bar that is open all day, serving good coffee & cakes, and a good range of beers, wines & spirits.

There is a fantastic restaurant that serves delicious traditional Portuguese food at lunchtime (closed Sunday) - 3 course lunch costs between 6-8€ including wine/beer !

There is a church, village bandstand and water fountain.

More Details
Registration Number : SM28305


Penedo Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Alarm Clock
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , off main bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Both bathrooms have washand basins -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom - main - 1 double
    Bedroom - 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , mezzanine
  • 1 double, 1 twin, 1 sleeping gallery(double mattress), 1 cot
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Towels include beach towels. Maid changes bed linen weekly. Barbecue grill in garden by woodshed. Cooking and water heating is by gas. Outside storage cupboards contain gas bottles - replacements are obtainable from the housekeeper. Limited car parking in cul de sac at bottom of street, sometimes difficult to turn and negotiate. At certain times it may be advisable to park in church square!! Public telephone located in centre of village, next to cafe. Kitchen waste and rubbish should be taken to bins situated in centre of village(by cafe)


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Typical Portuguese House - Pretty Gardens, Sunny Terraces, Views To The Sea.
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We are the owners.It was a very enjoyable visit.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
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Wonderful experience

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic family time with our 3 kids. Everybody in the family loved it. The house is just perfect, cosy, warm with lovely terraces, plants and flowers and very well decorated. You just feel you are at the end of the world, even with a rainy weather, and at the same time well integrated within the village. So quiet and charming. Real Portugal.

I highly recommend it for any season.

Thank you so much

Patricia Roy

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
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Beautiful cottage

  • 5 of 5

Robert's cottage is gorgeous. The village is very sweet and well located (you'll need a car) for the many sights of Sintra. Highly recommended - we loved it.

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
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Very nice

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful holiday in the Casa da Encosta in Colares. A beautiful house, fully equiped, lovingly decorated and furnished. The flowers, the terraces, the views on the valley, the friendly help from the village people: we hope to come back here someday!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
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cosy comfortable a real home from home

  • 5 of 5

this is a lovely place to stay in a very picturesque area. The views from the 4 terrace areas are gorgeous and you can follow the sun all day. There is everything you need to live like a local a fully equipped kitchen to cook up your produce from the local market . Only 10mins from sintra and beautiful beaches by car and access to lisbon by train means great variety staying in Panedo. I fell in love with the place im coming back next year.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2014
  • Stayed: October 2014
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A marvelous stay at "Casa Da Encosta"

  • 5 of 5

Dear Robert,

Time goes by and we didn't tell you the good vibes we had in your so charming cottage in Penedo last June. Everything was perfect. The kind of place in which we want to live and never leave... Congratulations for the generosity we guess behind your art of living, to the delight of all.

With our warmest thanks,

Anne Marie, Emmanuèle and Mario

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2013
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Ian Doody
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2018


Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Lisbon International
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Ciclista Cafe,PENEDO
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Ciclista ,PENEDO (mon - sat lunch).
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Praia Grande
Car: recommended

PENEDO is in a UNESCO Conservation Area, two miles from the Atlantic Coast and six miles from the ancient town of Sintra.

The cosmopolitan towns of Cascais and Estoril are a short drive away, offering good seafood restaurants, shopping and beaches.

Lisbon, Portugals capital city, is only a 30 minute drive, and easily accessible by train from Sintra or Cascais.

The larger villages of 'Colares' and 'Almocageme' are within walking distance and have restaurants,shops,bars,cafes chemists,banks etc.

The village itself has a small shop with an extensive range of groceries ,vegetables,beer and wine and an excellent cafe/bar(owned by 'Paulo'- he speaks some English!), church, bandstand and village square.

There is a Restaurant in the village, located next to the cafe and provides excellent typical Portuguese food at very low prices.( 3 courses 5-8 euros including wine) Open lunchtimes 12 - 3.00, closed Sundays.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Rates for Bank Holidays and Half Term may differ.
Off-peak arrival/departure dates may be variable.
A non-returnable deposit of £200 per week is required to confirm the booking. The balance to be paid and cleared at least four weeks before occupation.
A Security Deposit (cash) is required on certain occasions. This must be paid to the Housekeeper on arrival and will be refunded if no damage.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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