Cantinho do Outeiro
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Bungalow | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
'Cantinho do Outeiro' is a self catering accommodation, for holiday rentals (also short breaks, business trips, etc.), located in the beautiful and unspoilt village of 'Outeiro', in the heart of Sicó region, in central Portugal. With two bedrooms and a capacity of four people, 'O Cantinho' offers unmatched comfort, privacy and tranquillity! Inserted in a rustic farm, 'O cantinho' offers large parking space, beautiful gardens and a swimming pool full of character! Other amenities include: BBQ, fully equipped kitchen, cable TV, free Wi-Fi internet, and air conditioning. With a good selection of restaurants in the area, and several shops close-by, we also offer useful touristic information about the region, activities and a small surprise!
Lounge/Dining area: sofa-bed, dining table with chairs, centre table, lounge furniture, TV, DVD player, cable TV, mini Hi Fi with CD player, free Wi-Fi internet, air conditioning, books, DVD's, boarding games, decoration, etc.
Kitchen: Kitchen units with granite top. Equipped with sink, gas hob, electric oven, extractor, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge/freezer, micro-waves, toaster, kettle, coffee machine 'Delta Q', regular coffee machine, mixer, several kitchen tools, tableware, glasses, pots and pans, garbage bin, etc.
Bedroom 1 (double): double bed, 2 bedside tables, wardrobe with draw, chair, lights, bed linen, pillows, bath towels, pool towels, air conditioning hot & cold, blinders, decoration, etc.
Bedroom 2 (twin): 2 single beds, one bedside table, wardrobe with draw, chair, light, iron, ironing board, bed linen, pillows, bath towels, pool towels, air conditioning hot & cold, blinders, decoration, etc.
Bathroom: vanity unit with mirror, water proof plug, bidet, shower cubicle, toilet, towels, carpet, hair dryer, soap, first aid kit, ventilation system, etc.
Exterior: Parking for several cars, large garden, swimming pool, sun loungers, resting areas, outside tables and chairs, BBQ, etc.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Osso da baleia 45 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car essential, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Lisbon, Porto 160 km, Nearest railway: Pombal 20 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
The Central Portugal region
Central Portugal is the place where you can get a little of everything; from high mountains sceneries to fantastic white sandy beaches. The green is a constant presence. You can see green everywhere; you can see it in the mountains, often contrasting with beautiful streams and waterfalls; you can see it in the plains where every day sheep, goats and donkeys walk around free in nature; you can even see it near the beaches, in the vast forest planted hundreds of years ago by a Portuguese king.
The water from the rivers, streams, lakes, dams and fantastic waterfalls, together with the fresh green of forests and grass, make this area unique; so unique that if you come from Algarve or Alentejo in the dry south, and keep going north, when you reach central Portugal you might have a shock and think you're in a different country!
But central Portugal is not only made of green sceneries, beautiful streams, fantastic beaches and sunny landscapes. Central Portugal is made of people too. Central Portugal is mainly rural, and in these areas people are very friendly and like to welcome and receive people, especially foreign. In these areas the gastronomy is very rich, and I'm sure you will love some typical meals and desserts.
If you travel East, central Portugal will turn even more rural and more mountainous. This is where you can find Serra da Estrela, the highest Portuguese mountain. If you go west, you will find many cities, for example Coimbra. Coimbra is the 3rd Portuguese city and the main one in central Portugal. Coimbra is known for the rich cultural patrimony. It's full of museums, century buildings, old churches and monasteries and the most important thing in Coimbra - The University. The oldest university in Portugal and one of the oldest in Europe is here, in Coimbra. With 20.000 students from all over the world, It is a place to visit. If you like big student parties don't lose 'Queima das Fitas' in May.
But if you travel west, you will find one of the best things in Portugal - the sea and the miles of white sandy beaches, clean skies, pleasant sun and believe it or not, desert roads!
In summer you can go to Silver Coast beaches and enjoy many hours of sun and hot temperatures (sometimes it reaches upper 30ºC on seaside and around 40ºC inland), with a fresh breeze coming from the sea. But, if you do not wish to travel that further you can always do a touristy trip around central Portugal. Stay alert to touristy signs (the brown ones), they always lead into fantastic landscapes or historical places where you often find medieval castles, roman ruins, local views, river beaches and other great things that should be visited. You can, for instance, visit Lousã castle, where you will also find a beautiful natural swimming pool in a fresh stream, or you can visit Castelo de Almourol (south from Tomar) build on a rocky island in the middle of Tejo river (biggest river crossing Portugal), and many other castles in Tomar (world heritage), Ourém, Pombal, Penela, Montemor-o-Velho…the list goes on and on.
The flora in central Portugal is very rich and it's a mix of Mediterranean trees with trees from other parts of the world. You can easily find vast plains covered with olives &vineyards and forests of oak, pine, chestnut, eucalyptus, etc. Near houses you normally find a huge range of fruit trees of all kind, yes including oranges! The weather in Portugal normally behaves as follow: Very hot in summer (30ºC to 40ºC) with little or no rain, usually no wind, and clean sky. In winter the temperature is usually around 10ºC to 20ºC during the day, but at night it can turn cold with occasional frost (no snow, except for high mountains like 'Estrela'). There is some rain in winter, but it's also frequent to have many sunny days, with temperatures much lower than summer. Autumn is medium hot, same as spring, and the rainy season usually takes place during this time but rarely for a long consecutive period.
These are just a few highlights of central Portugal, but it is much more than this. If you don't believe come and see for your own eyes. Central Portugal is forest, mountain, sea, beaches, rivers, lakes, waterfalls, sun, history, culture... in one sentence, central Portugal is where you want to be on your next holidays!
Ansião is an area full of history, culture, patrimony, beautiful landscapes and rich gastronomy. Once an area full of windmills of which very few remain intact; luckily some of them are really close here in our village of Outeiro. An area full of ancient Sheppard's tracks great for walking and cycling, and ancient road lines such as roman roads from Coimbra to Tomar and the very ancient pilgrim's route to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. There are many villages with old churches, castles and even Roman Ruins. The biggest roman ruins site in the whole Peninsula is only 15 minutes away in Conimbriga, but you don't need to travel that far because there are more interesting roman ruins in Santiago da Guarda (3km) and Rabaçal (5km). An area full of cliffs and unspoilt canyons; if you are into climbing then don't miss 'Poios valley', 'Sra. Da Estrela' or 'Buracas valley'. Even if you're not into sports you can still visit those places for the views and beautiful landscape. If you love castles, then you will love our region; there are many from small ruins to huge intact ones. Don't miss castle of Penela, Pombal, Germanelo and a bit further Montemor-o-Velho. Local views are great! In some places you can see as far as the sea (45kms) or the high mountains inland. Don't forget to visit Coimbra, Leiria and Tomar as well if you need a bit more than countryside.
But if all this touring makes you hungry then you came to the right place! Gastronomy is very important for the Portuguese and especially in these rural areas. With many traditional meals, soups and desserts I'm sure you will love some or all of them; together with a good local wine and a slice of Rabaçal cheese (famous local cheese). As said before food is really important for the Portuguese so you will easily find many restaurants nearby. If you prefer to eat at home then you can still try some of the local products that you can buy in local shops or at weekly markets. Ever wondered how bread was done in the old days? Well, in Ansião you can learn by doing the 'Ciclo do Pão'; you will be taken in a tour to see how flower was made in traditional windmills, then how bread was done and yes, at the end you can taste and keep your own bread!
As a town Ansiao has made a huge effort to renovate the old centre and also the riverside into large gardens, so if you have time it's worth visiting. Much more can be told about the area but you need to discover and experience yourself, and you can only do that if you are here so don't wait much longer and book your holiday; we will be waiting for you!
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6 Nov 2014
"Great little house in a spectacular location with a stunning pool"
The Cantino has a private entrance and car parking area and plenty of space to sit outside. Inside it was spotlessly clean with a very well equipped kitchen, excellent television and dvd player in the living room and comfortable good sized bedrooms opening off the living room. The house is heated and cooled by air-conditioning units in the living room and bedrooms.
The pool area is away from the house and is stunning with beautiful views across the valley.
Outeiro is a pretty little hill village, unfortunately without a cafe/shop but with spectacular views and interesting windmills to visit. It has easy access to various interesting places such as Santiago do Guarda - Roman ruins, a medieval tower and fortified palace.The nearest large town - Ansiao has a very good Intermarche supermarket and many restaurants, cafes and shops. Alvorge is also close with good local shops. Eurico, the owner of the Cantino is very helpful and has compiled several files of excellent information about the area and its attractions.
We visited in October and were fortunate to have lots of sun and temperatures of 29 degrees. It was a bit of a shock to return to the UK!
Thank you for your review. We're happy that you enjoyed staying at Cantinho do Outeiro and found the information to be useful! The area is beautiful with plenty to do and visit such as the great examples you mentioned. Good that you were fortunate to enjoy our spectacular October 2014 temperatures! We're looking forward to welcoming you again at Cantinho do Outeiro with more great weather and more things to do and places to explore! Thank you.
14 Sep 2014
"Peaceful and relaxing"
Our stay at Cantinho do Outeiro was perfect we had everything we needed and more, the bungalow was very spacious, modern and clean, we had our own patio area and the use of a pool which was lovely , there was lots of information to restaurants, tourist attractions etc and even the use of a GPS. Eurico was the perfect host very kind and helpful, we will definately be staying here again.
Thank you for your opinion. Guest reviews are very important feedback for us. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and got to use the information and other features, important for guests to fully experience and get to know our beautiful area. We enjoyed having you here as well! We look forward to receiving you again at our 'Cantinho do Outeiro'. Thank you for everything!
30 Aug 2014
"Perfect Relaxing Vacations"
We had a great time (me, my boyfriend, our friend couple and my dog) at "Cantinho do Outeiro"!
Since the first message where i showed my interest in renting the house, Eurico was really helpful, answered my questions really fast !
It was a plus that we could take our dog with us!
He sent us information of places to visit, restaurants, etc, before we went there (awesome detail!!)
The house was really clean, we had everything we needed in there! The pool was a dream (really clean too) !
It was Eurico's parents that gave us the key to the house and they were really really nice and every time we needed they helped us!
We met Eurico at the end of our journey and he was really nice too!
The pictures correspond with the real thing and in person it's even better!
We had one perfect and relaxing week in there and we will definitely visit again!
Thank you for everything !!
Thank you very much for your kind words! They mean a lot to us and that's what make us work harder and better everyday so that all guests can fully experience 'Cantinho do Outeiro'. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay at our property and we look forward to seeing you again in future. Thank you for everything!
11 Aug 2014
"Très bon séjour"
Très bon acceuil d'Eurico et de sa famille.Nous avons passé un excellent séjour mais trop court (3 nuits).La piscine est agréable avec une vue spendide sur la campagne environnante.Le gite es… More
Merci pour vos mots. Nous sommes heureux que vous avez apprécié votre séjour à Cantinho do Outeiro et nous nous réjouissons de vous accueillir à nouveau dans l'avenir.
1 Jul 2014
"Portugal at it's best"
The holiday accommodation is a recently renovated building with all modern appliances. It is built on land owned by the owners but they have ensured that your stay is as private as possible. The pool is the best part. Not the biggest but the view is stunning. It looks southwards over the olive groves and is as good as it gets.
The Carocol restaurant is nearby and the food is fantastic.
If you are looking for a peaceful, safe and rural holiday that is in easy driving distance of the areas beaches, this is the place.
Thank you very much for your review. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.
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