Quinta Das Eiras
|Special Offers:||Late Deal||Sat 1 - Sat 29 Jun 2013||£550.00 / week|
About the home
From the moment you arrive at Quinta Das Eiras, closing the gates behind you, you're suddenly immersed in a world of privacy and peacefulness, a place where time goes by that little bit slower. Take an introductory walk around the grounds (help yourself to the many lemons, oranges and herbs you will find within) and feel life's troubles slowly drain away.
*** NEW FROM MAY 2013 ***
We offer a complimentary welcome pack and bathroom toiletries, use of bathrobes and pool slippers for the period of your stay, secure gated private pool, air conditioned lounge and bedrooms, complimentary use of wi-fi, satellite television, ipod/iphone dock, open fire, BBQ, Wii & Wii Fit & private badminton court. Why not indulge in a pre bookable spa treatment package in our very own spa room, or maybe choose from a selection of our 'own label wines' or spirits from our honesty bar? All chosen to enhace your stay at Quinta das Eiras.
Originally created as a private family home, Quinta Das Eiras will wrap it's arms around you and offer you a warm welcome every time you return - a welcome only bettered by the friendly people you'll meet in the village and the surrounding towns.
For your added protection and peace of mind, Quinta Das Eiras holds the AL - 'Alojamento Local' permit, which is issued by the local Camara (Town Hall), to ensure that certain standards are met for your safety and comfort.
We're very proud of the standard of accommodation & facilities offered at Quinta Das Eiras, and are pleased to have received 5 star feedback from all of our Trip Advisor reviews. Guest comment's include "A gem of a find", "thoroughly recommended for anyone who wants to escape the big city", "We particularly enjoyed the attention to detail that you normally do not find in your typical holiday rental" and "we have booked many villas all over the world and this has been the cleanest yet."
Don't just take our word for it and that of our previous guest's, why not enquire today and allow us to welcome you to your own little piece of heaven on earth?
|Size:||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Nearest amenities: 2km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||May take pets - please enquire|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool:||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General:||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 en suite, Solarium / Roof terrace|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seating for 6|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony / Terrace, Tennis court on site, Private garden, BBQ|
Further details indoors:
Affording a cool haven for escape during the day, the air conditioned lounge at Quinta Das Eiras is easily transformed into a snug, cosy and intimate setting for those cool Portuguese nights thanks to it's stone flag open fire. For added convenience, free wi-fi is also available within the property, along with a flat screen LCD television, a library of CDs and DVDs to entertain, a blue ray player and an iPod/iPhone docking station should our taste differ from yours!
The kitchen offers a full size fridge freezer, sink and drainer, gas hob, microwave/grill, kettle, toaster, Bosch coffee machine, cafetiere and dishwasher - although with so much fresh cuisine on offer (all within a short drive of the villa) we're sure you won't be using the facilities too much!
There's a ground floor bedroom with master bathroom on the ground level to accommodate any visitors with limited mobility,
fully air conditioned for additional comfort.
Upstairs there are two further bedrooms, each air conditioned for comfort. The first offers a spacious roof terrace for cocktails and conversation as the sun sets in the distance over the town of Ansiao. The second boasts an en-suite shower room and it's own private balcony for coffee and croissants whilst you peruse the morning news, or simply take the opportunity to watch the sun rise slowly over the pool and breathtaking vista that stretches out for miles ahead in front of you.
In fact you'll discover a different, and equally stunning view, from every room in Quinta Das Eiras.
Further details outdoors:
The private gated entrance easily provides car parking for several vehicles, privacy continues with walled grounds throughout.
The secure 8m x 4m pool, with lockable gates for your peace of mind, offers traditional ladder steps and gradual walk in steps for those with reduced mobility, in addition there's a useful outdoors shower (pool side) to freshen up before re-entering the property or to simply cool down on those hot summer days.
Lose yourself in the sprawling grounds offering shade from the olive trees... or from May 2013 why not spoil yourself a little more by booking one of our spa packages in our very own spa treatment room, which is set in the relaxing surroundings. Go on, you are on holiday after all!
There's also a private badminton court at the bottom of the garden which provides absolutely stunning views over the surrounding villages & hills of this unbelievably pretty region.
A booklet showing detailed directions to the villa, local places to visit & where to eat will be sent to you prior to your departure. We'll even throw in a couple of the essential Portuguese words and phrases to have you speaking by a local by the end of your time with us!
As a thank you from us for booking Quinta das Eiras, we provide a welcome pack, containing local products like wine, cheese, olive oil, biscuits, honey and bread.
Also, we provide complimentary sets of shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, body lotion and soap in both bathrooms and from May 2013 bathrobes and pool slippers are provided for the period of your stay . The swimming pool and pre bookable Spa treatment packages are available 12 months of the year.
We can accommodate small shop's prior to your arrival to ensure any late night arrivals have the basic requirements to get you through your first 24 hours at the villa.
The 'honesty bar' provided is chargeable and settled at the end of your vacation.
If you have any special requirements that you'd like to have prior to arrival, please contact us - we'll try our best to accommodate your every need.
Our property availability is never set in stone, we'd like to accommodate you as much as possible so - whatever your requirements - please get in touch! Unfortunately, smoking is only permitted outside the property, however ash trays are provided for our guests convenience.
The Costa de Prata/Silver Coast/Central Portugal region
In the central section of the Portuguese coastline, intense reflections on the water lend their name to this happy destination: Costa de Prata (Silver Coast).
The curative springs and the lush vegetation of secular forests have preserved all the rewards of their unspoilt nature.
The monasteries, convents, castles, churches, and museums witness the priceless historic and artistic heritage of renowned universal value.
As one of the most economically developed regions in the country, Costa de Prata is also home for famous traditional art treasures, such as its porcelain and crystal, as well as its gastronomy, strongly influenced by the sea and counterbalanced by its tasty Bairrada wines and mouth-watering sweets.
In the fishing villages or urban historic centres, the kindness of the people is but another asset to add to this bountiful area's vast list of qualities.
The Ansiao / Outeiro area
The village of Outeiro can only leave you spellbound by nature's beauty - take a journey of discovery on one of the many trails that run around the village, or why not make a picnic and take in the beauty of the sprawling vista from the historic wooden windmills - very much the landmark of the local area.
Venture into nearby Santiago da Guarda, visit it's wonderful picturesque church and spend an hour exploring it's Roman settlement with room after room of mind blowing original mosaic's. Whilst there you may meet it's curator, Claudia. She is a very good friend of ours and would be delighted to hear that you are staying at the villa - so pull up a chair and say hello! From here you might want to sample the menu @ Santiago, the village's restaurant. Boasting a modern and contemporary design, you may be surprised with the quality, taste and portions of authentic, traditional Portuguese cuisine - with service and prices to delight!
A short drive into the town of Ansiao offers you a morning to peruse the local shops offering local produce and handmade crafts, along with the Intermarche to conveniently stock up on any essentials for your stay in Portugal. In addition to this the town has an abundance of patisseries , restaurants and cafes, so you can soak up the laid back pace of life whilst interacting with it's welcoming locals. It also boasts a wonderful park along with covered indoor swimming pool.
A leisurely car journey through the never ending beauty of this under-discovered area can take you to the following additional tourist attractions:
Alcobaça- Monumental Cistercian Abbey of Santa Maria, founded in 1152 (classified in UNESCO's International Heritage list). Inside: Gothic tombs of King Pedro I and Inês de Castro; cloisters; the Chapter House and immense kitchen.
Aveiro - Famous for its lagoon, this town is criss-crossed by canals where colourfully painted moliceiro boats sail.
Castelo Branco - White Castle - rises on the slope of a hill that dominates a plateau region; thus its historical function as a defensive fortress which is confirmed by the castle, from where one can view a panorama that stretches until the frontier and the slopes of Gardunha, overlooking the upper course of the river Tagus. the city´s main attraction is the extraordinary Jardim do Paço (Bishop´s Palace gardens), created in the 18th century by bishop João de Mendonça.
Coimbra - One of Europe's oldest university towns, it has kept its secular academic traditions, as seen in the black caped students, in the soulful tones of the fado and in the Burning of the Ribbons (Queima das Fitas). Overlooking the city is the University, with its famous tower and a sumptuous Baroque library. In the adjacent quarters you will find the Old Cathedral (Romanesque) and the Machado de Castro Museum, with its Roman cryptoportico. In the ancient streets, with their medieval walls, arches and stairways, are the Santa Cruz Monastery (founded in 1131), the Church of Santiago and the Monastery of Celas (13th century). On the other bank of the Mondego stands the Santa Clara-a-Nova Convent (Baroque, 17th century).
Figueira da Foz - Summer resort on the mouth of the Mondego river (long, sandy beaches and water sports facilities). Special mention to the mother-church, Casa do Paço (17th century), Municipal Museum, Santa Catarina Fortress (16th century) and Pelourinho.
Leiria - A striking royal castle hangs above the graceful town of Leiria. Other important monuments: the Cathedral (16th-17th centuries, with an archaeology museum on its premises), São Pedro Church (Romanesque), Nossa Senhora da Pena Church (Gothic), Nossa Senhora da Encarnação Sanctuary (16th century).
Nazaré - A stunning beach, typical fishermen houses and steep cliffs over a bright blue sea have made this fishing town become a popular holiday resort, mainly due to its traditional character. Fishermen can still be seen wearing checkered shirts and black trousers, and their wives seven layers of petticoats: you can watch them mending nets or drying fish on the beach.
Obidos - Resembling an open-air museum, this walled medieval town has been preserved to look like a picture-postcard, with its monuments, narrow winding streets and whitewashed houses with windows and terraces full of flowers.
Pombal - founded in the 12th century by the Knights Templar and is dominated by a stately castle which belonged to the Master of the Templars, Gualdim Pais. According to legend, the name of Pombal (dovecote) was given to the town when the king saw many pigeons on the castle´s battlements.
How to get there
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Getting to the villa is possible by flying into either Porto or Lisbon airport which are both around and hour and three quarters drive. (If you dont mind driving further, you can also use Faro although this can take upto four hours).
Flights into Porto and Lisbon are operated by several airlines throughout the year.
The recommended option, is to fly into Lisbon either through EasyJet in the Spring/Summer months or with TAP (the national airline) all year round, book in advance and you'll find their fares similar or cheaper to the economy carriers - the difference being a generous baggage allowance, in flight meal, and the pleasure of not being sold something every ten minutes! We recommend Economy Car Hire(Rentauto) from Lisbon, they will meet you in the terminal and your car is waiting for you outside arrivals - you simply head out, around the roundabout and you are on the A1 - very, very simple, from here you'd just follow the Sat Nav to Outeiro or our very detailed map/description that is provided prior to your departure.
For car hire at Porto we'd recommend www.economycarhire.co.uk - and choose either Rentauto or Sado Rent. At Porto there may involve a short drive from the airport to their offices which is accommodated through themselves via an airport pick up.
If this is your first visit to Portugal please, please remember to collect your ticket from the A1 toll point and do not drive straight through the check points without a barrier as these are reserved for resident permit holders - if you try to leave the toll road without a ticket you will be charged the maximum toll as if you had travelled from one end of the country to the other - do not worry, it is very straight forward and you will be amazed at just how little the toll is!
Additionally, you can reach the Villa, if you enjoy driving, by navigating from your home, by road/ferry.
If you're unsure about anything related to finding us, or would like to chat about alternatives such as ferries, please call or email and we'll be more than happy to assist you.
Activities near Ansiao
Rural / countryside retreats
24 Sep 2012
What a fantastic villa and a total credit to the owners.
The villa is very spacious and is exceptionally clean, we have booked many villas all over the world and this has been the cleanest... more
Thank you so much for your feedback, we really appreciate it and are pleased to hear your experience at Quinta Das Eiras was an enjoyable one.
We always welcome feedback and its our commitment... more
01 Aug 2012
If you've ever read any of my other reviews, you'll know me as a straight talking and somewhat OCD inflicted character. My beloved girlfriend has (as usual) left this review to me. To be... more
Thank you so much much for your kind comments. We really appreciate them. We are always looking at ways of making our guests holiday an 'exceptional' one and truly memorable. We look... more
12 Jul 2012
I stayed here for a week with my wife and two adult daughters. I had never been to that part of Portugal before and was delighted to receive a guidebook from the owner about the accommodation, how to... more
Thank you so much for your kind comments. We hope to welcome you back to Quinta das Eiras again in the future.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 6|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|LOW||1 Jan 13||30 Mar 13||£ 399||£ 70||£ 70||2 Nights|
|MID||30 Mar 13||29 Jun 13||£ 699||£ 110||£ 110||2 Nights|
|HIGH||29 Jun 13||21 Sep 13||£ 849||£ 150||£ 150||3 Nights|
|MID||21 Sep 13||26 Oct 13||£ 699||£ 110||£ 110||2 Nights|
|LOW||26 Oct 13||21 Dec 13||£ 399||£ 70||£ 70||2 Nights|
|Prices for group size 8|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|LOW||1 Jan 13||30 Mar 13||£ 449||£ 90||£ 90||2 Nights|
|MID||30 Mar 13||29 Jun 13||£ 749||£ 130||£ 130||2 Nights|
|HIGH||29 Jun 13||21 Sep 13||£ 899||£ 170||£ 170||3 Nights|
|MID||21 Sep 13||26 Oct 13||£ 749||£ 130||£ 130||2 Nights|
|LOW||26 Oct 13||21 Dec 13||£ 449||£ 90||£ 90||2 Nights|
|Special Offers:||Late Deal||Sat 1 - Sat 29 Jun 2013||£550.00 / week|
The property does not have weekend tariffs.
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
20% Deposit payable at the time of booking, by either Paypal, credit card, cash or bank transfer.
Balance payable 7 weeks before departure together with security deposit.
For bookings within 7 weeks, full payment must be made. Refundable security deposit required of £100 payable with balance of booking.
Please enquire for prices if there are only 2 people, as we can offer a discount.
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Please note, for groups over 6, then there is a supplement payable of £5 per person per night
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