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A charming cottage surrounded by gardens in a small hillside hamlet

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Space 807 sq. ft.
Property type house

Overview

About the property

Far from the crowds in a calm ecological paradise in the centre of Portugg

The Casa Aloes is a charming, furnished self catering cottage in the Quinta das Mil Flores in the centre of Portugal, w/ an organic garden, eco friendly, an orchard, pine woods & mountain view.

Escape to the Casa Aloes!! Bordering the Quinta das Mil Flores (a small residence of 2 hectares surrounded by fir trees, orchards & olive groves, on the edge of the small hamlet of Sobreiro on the green hills below the village of Pedrogao Grande, the Casa offers a pleasant balance between calm seclusion & easy access.

In the region of Leiria in the centre of Portugal, by the new expressway A13 (de Tomar à Coimbra -exit IC8 dir. Castel Branco-Figueiro dos Vinhos) , the Quinta is 1hr 35 by car north-east of Lisbon & 1hr 35 hours south-east of Porto (35 min. south-east of Coimbra). Located in the exact geographic centre of Portugal, Pombal & Serta are close to the Quinta & it’s also easy to access the sites of Alcobaca, Batalha, the village & beach of Nazare, Obidos, Busaco, Tomar & Fatima, etc.

The Quinta development is very ecologically oriented. Following the possibilities of each existing or future building, various techniques for ecological isolation, materials & natural energy resources are used: rooftop greening, solar panel, or geothermal power. Newly renovated, the Casa Aloes is designed for 4 persons, in 2 bedrooms w/ double beds, 1 in polychrome from the beginning of the 20th century, the other Louis XVI. There is a bathroom w/an old porcelain bathtub & a copper wash basin both have brass taps & a separate wc room.

The house has a kitchenette-living room w/ TV (80 channels) Wi-Fi, built in oven, fridge, kitchen vitro-ceramic plates, sink, dishwasher, cupboards & microwave, electric kettle, toaster, glassware, cutlery for 12, kitchenware, saucepans, electrical heating system, Dreamland heated electrical mattresses, linen for the kitchen, beds & bathroom. The furniture is charming & eclectic, collected on my travels all over the world.

A washing machine & clothes dryer or laundry service are also available. Private Parking.

CD's, cassettes, DVDs and books in French, English,& Portuguese are available for the pleasure of the guests.

The Casa is non smoking, but the guests can always a cigarette in the garden.

The Casa has a terrace & a small garden, and offers access to the neighbouring Pavillon de Poets Chinois as well as the garden of the Quinta with 1400+ species & recorded varieties of rare plants: gardens of rare organic vegetables, herbs, olive groves, orchards, gardens 'growing into' trees, shrubs & rare perennials, created w/the assistance of Alain Richert, landscaper & famous horticultural author.(In France, in our family estates, the Castle of Thoiry 78770 & the Castle of Colombier in Aveyron, 12330, the gardens which we have restored & created have received the label of 'Jardin Remarquable' (Remarkable Garden) from the French Ministry of Culture.

The Quinta is located 10 min by car from the beach of the dammed lake of the Zezere river & 30 min from the specially laid out river beach of Castanheira de Pera & the region is part of the tourist route of Xisto & offers many pretty routes for hiking and cycling. Pedrogao Grande, 10 min away, a covered tennis court, a fitness room, boutiques, cafés, banks, post office, 2 small supermarkets & weekly farmer's market, hairdressers, church, etc. There is also a large farmer's market on Saturday mornings in the neighbouring village of Figueiro dos Vinhos.

For those who prefer to avoid shopping on their holidays, the hamlet of Sobreiro receives daily truck deliveries of bread & pastries & weekly deliveries of fish & meat vendors so you can forget shopping, relax, breathe in the perfumed scent of the pine trees, listen to the bird songs & watch the twirling butterflies.

Options

(Added to rental price):

The gardens are completely organic & the guests can buy vegetables, herbs & freshly picked fruit on site, including many rare varieties not usually found in specialised grocery shops).

We also have our own olive oil, grape juice, fruit liquors home made as well as marmelades, jellies, preserves & chutneys.

Barragem Rio Zezere

Pedrogao Grande

IC8

Figueiro dos Vinhos

Graça

Zezere lake

The Quinta is located 10 min by car from the beach of the dammed lake of the Zezere river & 30 min from the specially laid out river beach of Castanheira de Pera & the region is part of the tourist route of Xisto & offers many pretty routes for hiking and cycling. Pedrogao Grande, 10 min away, a covered tennis court, a fitness room, boutiques, cafés, banks, post office, 2 small supermarkets & a general daily market, hairdressers, restaurants church, etc. There is also a large market on Saturday mornings in the neighbouring village of Figueiro dos Vinhos.

For those who prefer to avoid shopping on their holidays, the hamlet of Sobreiro receives daily truck deliveries of bread & pastries & weekly deliveries of fish & meat vendors so you can forget shopping, relax, breathe in the perfumed scent of the pine trees, listen to the bird songs & watch the twirling butterflies.

Options

(Added to rental price):

The gardens are completely organic & the guests can buy vegetables, herbs & freshly picked fruit on site, including many rare varieties not usually found in specialised grocery shops).

We also have our own olive oil, grape juice, fruit liquors home made as well as marmelades, jellies, preserves & chutneys.

Barragem Rio Zezere

Pedrogao Grande

IC8

Figueiro dos Vinhos

Graça

Zezere lake

More Details

Owner
Annabelle de La Panouse
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, portuguese
Calendar last updated:
November 10, 2017

Amenities

Pedrógão Grande House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 807 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Mountain
  • River
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Adventure Bedroom Open to Garden - 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 1 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • disco club
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • water sports
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Personnel, washing & daily cleaning are services to be booked in advance and at additional cost.

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A charming cottage surrounded by gardens in a small hillside hamlet
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un lieu enchanteur

  • 5 of 5

Amateurs de photos, de nature, de calme, nous avons pleinement profité de ce lieu pendant deux semaines.

Cette casa ouverte sur le jardin "La quinta das Mil Flores" permet de profiter de ce lieu enchanteur aux milles couleurs et senteurs: citronniers aux formes surprenantes, roseraie qui s'offre à notre regard depuis la casa, nombreuses tonnelles où il fait bon s'asseoir pour gouter un moment de repos...

Un grand merci à notre hôtesse Annabelle de La Panouse pour sa gentillesse, sa disponibilité, son humour et ... son rire. Merci aussi à son mari, tout aussi accueillant et qui nous a donné envie de découvrir deux livres qu'il a beaucoup aimé.

Merci aussi à Fatima, la gouvernante de ce lieu enchanteur, pour sa gentillesse et de nous avoir fait découvrir un coin de toute beauté le long du fleuve Zézère.

Merci à tous, nous irons certainement visité les autres jardins d'Annabelle.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bonjour Madame - Je vous remercie beaucoup pour votre si gentille commentaire sur la Casa Aloes et la Quinta das Mil Flores. C'était un vrai plaisir à vous rencontrer et à partager nos jardins avec vous et vos amis. j'espère que vous avez passez un bon voyage de retour vers la France et profitez des beaux paysages le long de la route. Sincerement Annabelle de La Panouse
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Map

Nearest Airport
200 Kilometres
Lisbon or Porto
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Sobreiro
Nearest Golf
48 Kilometres
Pombal
Nearest Train
48 Kilometres
Pombal
Nearest Motorway
53 Kilometres
Tomar or Cndeixa Nova
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Pedrogao Pequeno
Nearest Ski
160 Kilometres
Serra de Estrela
Nearest Beach
6 Kilometres
Zezere lake
Car: recommended

Casa Aloes is a charming, furnished, self catering cottage in the Quinta das Mil Flores in the centre of Portugal, eco friendly with an organic garden and orchard, pine woods and mountain view.

Escape to the Casa Aloes!! Bordering the ornamental gardens of Quinta das Mil Flores (a small estate of 2 hectares surrounded by fir trees, orchards and olive groves, on the edge of the little hamlet of Sobreiro in the green hills above the village of Pedrogao Grande, the Casa offers a pleasant balance between calm seclusion & easy access.

In the region of Leiria in the centre of Portugal, the Quinta is 1 hour 35 minutes by car north-east of Lisbon & 1 hour 35 minutes south-east of Porto (35 minutes south-east of Coimbra, by the new A13 express highway from Coimbra to Tomar, Exit IC8 direction Castel Branco -Figueiro dos Vinhos). Located in the exact geographic centre of Portugal, Pombal & Serta and close to the Quinta with easy access to the the sights of Alcobaca, Batalha, the village & beach of Nazare, Obidos, Busaco, Tomar and Fatima, etc.

The design of the Quinta development is ecologically orientated. According to possibilities of each existing or future building, various techniques for ecological isolation, materials & natural energy resources are used: rooftop greening, solar panel, or geothermal power. Newly renovated, the Casa Aloes is designed for 4 persons or 1 couple + 1-2 children (antique baby bed available), in 2 bedrooms w/ double beds, 1 polychrome bed epoch 1900, the bedroom in Louis XVI. There is a bathroom w/ an antique porcelain bathtub and a copper wash basin; both have brass taps & a separate wc room.

The house has a kitchenette-living room w/ TV (80 channels) Wi-Fi, built in oven, fridge, kitchen, vitro-ceramic hob, sink, dishwasher, cupboards & microwave oven, electric kettle, toaster, glassware, cutlery for 12, kitchenware, saucepans, electrical heating system, Dreamland electric heated mattress pads, kitchen, bed & bath linen. The furniture is charming & eclectic, collected on my travels around the world.

A washing machine and clothes dryer or laundry service are also available in another building & the house has private parking.

CD's, cassettes, DVDs and books in French, English & Portuguese are available for guests’ pleasure.

The Casa is non smoking, but the guests can always enjoy a smoke in the garden.

The Casa has a private terrace and two themed small gardens (Mexican & Plaid) & offers access to the neighboring Quinta gardens, Chinese Poet's Pavilion and 1200+ catalogued species & varieties of rare plants: Ornamental bio vegetables, herbs, olive groves, orchards, ' trees, shrubs & rare perennials, created w/ the assistance of the late Alain Richert, landscape architect & famous horticultural author.(In France, the Castle of Thoiry 78770 & the Castle of Colombier in Aveyron, 12330, the family gardens restored & created were rewarded the label of 'Jardin Remarquable' from the French Ministry of Culture.

The Quinta is located 10 min by car from the reservoir beach of the Zezere river & 30 min from the specially laid out river beach of Castanheira de Pera. On the "Xisto" Unesco tourist route, the region offers many pretty routes for hiking & cycling. Pedrogao Grande, 10 min away, offers a covered tennis court, fitness facilities, boutiques, cafés, banks, post office, 2 small supermarkets & a weekly farmers' market, hairdressers, restaurants, church, etc. There’s another large market on Saturday mornings in the neighbouring village of Figueiro dos Vinhos.

Guided and unguided theme tours of the Quinta Gardens - "The Making of a Garden"

For those who prefer to avoid shopping on their holidays, the hamlet of Sobreiro receives daily truck deliveries of bread & pastries & weekly deliveries of fish & meat vendors, and the Quinta bio fruit and vegetables are on sale to guests, so you can forget shopping, relax, breathe in the perfumed scent of the pine trees and flowers, listen to the bird songs & watch the twirling butterflies.

Options

(Added to rental price):

The gardens are completely organic and the guests can buy vegetables, herbs & freshly picked fruit on site, including many rare varieties not usually found in specialised grocery shops).

We also have our own olive oil, grape juice, fruit liquors home made as well as marmelades, jellies, preserves & chutneys.

Rio Zezere Dam and Lake

Pedrogao Grande

IC8

Figueiro dos Vinhos

Graça

Photos

Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $588.79

Rental prices exclude any supplementary options chosen on site or by advance reservation.

Rental terms: 50% on account non refundable on reservation and payment in full 15 days minimum before reserved arrival date for weekly and monthly rentals.
Cancelled reservations after 15 days in advance of arrival are due to be paid in full.

On arriving, guests will be asked for a refundable security deposit of 500 €. against any damages to the Casa and gardens or loss of their furnishings, keys etc.

Payments by advance bank transfers and traveler's checks accepted or credit card payments via Abritel .
La Casa Aloes and the gardens of the Quinta das Mil Flores sont aussi disposable for receptions and events, fashion and publicity shoots, cinema and télevision film shootings, and wedding photos.
Pour les informations et réservations, svp contacter quintadasmilflores@gmail.com
Guided group tours for Garden Clubs and Associations by 15 days advance reservation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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