About the property
- House807 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Mininum StayNone
Far from the crowds in a calm ecological paradise in the centre of Portugg
Annabelle de La Panouse
- Member Since 2012
- Response time: within a few days
- Speaks: english, french, portuguese
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100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
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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