About the home
Carregal is a restored typical period country dwelling,part was built in the late eighteen hundreds and an upper storey added in nineteen forty two. The house retains many of the original features whilst having been restored to modern day requirements.
The house is set in a valley surrounded by mountains, and is ideally situated for exploring the surrounding countryside.The house is in a small village with a local bar/minimercado just a couple of minutes away
The house has spacious accommodation with two bathrooms . To the ground floor there is a large kitchen/dining area with exposed original beams and doors opening to the front drive area and also to the rear veranda and patio area overlooking rolling forested hillsides .
Leading from the kitchen is a glazed door to a large lounge with open fire and the mezzanine floor with study area which also has a sofa , and off to the rear is the ground floor bathroom with bath/shower , bidet ,W.C, W.H.B.
Also leading from the kitchen/dining room are stairs to the first floor where there is a double bedroom with small veranda ,a single bedroom (both bedrooms have traditional wooden ceilings and the original panel doors), and a shower room with Shower, W.C and W.H.B. Opening from the landing there is a door leading on to the upper veranda with views over the surrounding countryside.A delightful place to relax in the evening with perhaps a glass of wine watching the sun go down.
A further flight of stairs lead you up to the Sotao (attic ) with exposed roof beams furnished with two single beds
Outside to the rear is a covered veranda and patio area and portable barbecue .There is a further seating area, under the willow tree around the well, (capped for safety), and a stone path leading down to the "summer house" and threshing area which is paved with large granite slabs.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 5, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
Nearest amenities: 200m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for over 5s only|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
|Luxuries:||Log fire, DVD player|
|General:||CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Cooker, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms:||3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Single beds (3), Double beds (1), Dining seating for 5, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
Prices are quoted for units of one week,and are based on five people renting.there is a REDUCTION of £20.00 per person per week payable for a smaller number of guests
This is a guide and we are happy to quote for whatever period you may want to rent for.
The house is managed by a local firm of English People, so there is always someone just a phone call away to help if needed.
Welcome pack provided upon request.
Available all year round
You can email owners for a no obligation ebrochure, and ask as many questions as you wish.Happy to respond.
The Costa de Prata/Silver Coast/Central Portugal region
The climate can reach a little more extremes than the coast , but delightful in spring with the hot months being July and August but a good temperate climate most of the year, even having lunch on the terrace in December (Occasionally) Within an hours drive of the house there are such diverse places and countryside to see and experience.Coimbra the old University city (50 min),Tomar ,a delightful jewel of an ancient city from Templar times steeped in History, Fatima (30 min) the shrine ,Batalha (40) min Magnificent Gothic cathedral, the abandoned villages in the forested mountains near Lousa, The barragem (15min), 40 kilometres of man made lake with wonderful scenery, boating ,swimming ad deserted banks to picnic.Horse riding (4 min) Swimming (5 min) or just quiet roads winding through the countryside, ,restaurants (from 5 min) serving a variety of local dishes for such modest prices, and on it goes.
The Alvaiazere / Macas de Caminho area
Closer to home the nearest town is Alvaiazere 5 kilometres away.The town boasts two banks ,two swimming pools, several restaurants and cafes, two supermarkets, hospital , cinema,,sports centre and brand new sports stadium.
Market day is Wednesday, Cabecos (8 kilometers) market day Monday ,lovely typical rural /agricultural town,food so fresh ,and so much flavour.Many markets on Sundays .Ansiao chic compact town 12 kilometres , over some picturesque mountains ,couple of good restaurants and smart shops,cinema and so on.So much to do with so little time, or just do nothing, its still brilliant around here.
How to get there
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Arriving by air to Lisbon or Oporto is a hassle free way of getting here.Both Airports have highly competitive hire rates and both Airports put you on a motorway straight from the airport.
We always use holidayautos.co.uk to hire.Have yet to find someone cheaper and customer care is excellent.
Both airports are served by budget airlines. Porto by Ryanair, Lisbon by Easyjet.
From either airport it is an easy 180 Kilometres (just under a 100 miles) , but compared with the congested motorways of England it is "a joy" to drive on,and with the different scenery and "pit stops" it sets you up for the holiday experience.
Time should be no more than one and a half to two hours.Detailed instructions for the last few Kilometres will be given on booking.
We are quite happy to answer any specific questions you may have , all you have to do is ask.
Activities near Alvaiazere
Tennis in town
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 2|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|February||13 Feb 13||1 Mar 13||£ 241||-||-||1 Week|
|March||1 Mar 13||1 Apr 13||£ 241||-||-||1 Week|
|April||1 Apr 13||1 May 13||£ 241||-||-||1 Week|
|May||1 May 13||31 May 13||£ 241||-||-||1 Week|
|June||1 Jun 14||1 Jul 14||£ 241||-||-||1 Week|
|July||1 Jul 14||1 Aug 14||£ 241||-||-||1 Week|
|August||1 Aug 14||1 Sep 14||£ 241||-||-||1 Week|
|September||1 Sep 14||1 Oct 14||£ 241||-||-||1 Week|
|October||1 Oct 14||1 Nov 14||£ 241||-||-||1 Week|
|November||1 Nov 14||1 Dec 14||£ 241||-||-||1 Week|
|December||1 Dec 14||21 Dec 14||£ 241||-||-||1 Week|
|Prices for group size 5|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|January||22 Jan 13||31 Jan 13||£ 272||-||-||1 Week|
|June||1 May 13||1 Oct 13||£ 272||-||-||1 Week|
|October||1 Oct 13||15 Dec 13||£ 272||-||-||1 Week|
The property does not have weekend tariffs.
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
The above prices include linen, towels, cleaning .
For each additional person over two people ,please add £20.00.
We can accept cheques/cash/bank transfer in GBP or Euros.Book
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