Villa | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 11
Unique 550m2 country house built in 2007 to an exceptional standard with authentic pieces and materials (marble, wood etc). The owner comes from a family of antique dealers. The house has modern design and architecture (and comforts) but includes amazing works or art and antiques.
Whilst the exterior is green and lush (amazing lawn and huge swimming pool), the interior is beautifully cool. There is a little annex which has a veranda perfect for a cocktail at the end of the day.
The house, all located on one floor, is entered via a stone entrance with a little stone pond. The door is one of the ex libris of the house. The large corridor is just outstanding and leads to the large reception rooms which outlooks into the garden. The brand new modern kitchen is very spacious and fully equipped, with access to a lovely covered outside table. There is a very practical pantry next to the kitchen. Satellite wide screen TV with international channels, internet access, and stereo system enhance your enjoyment.
There are 5 spacious bedrooms, 4 in the main part of the house and the other is near the kitchen. Two of the bedrooms have bunk beds, the master bedroom has a double bed and the guest room has twin beds. All bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms. There is also guest loos. All the 4 main bedrooms are very spacious and have generous storage space. They are all extremely quiet and have pretty leafy views over the gardens.
The garden and the swimming pool:
The house is set in a 1 hectare private garden (in an excellent condition) where the vegetation is very green and lush. The garden has been stunningly landscaped. The pool is equipped with shower. The pool was built in 2009 by a technical firm using natural stone and the best materials. It is 14mx5m. There are many children amenities such a wooden little house, a trampoline, a swing and an old “manege”. Visiting children can use our children's toys and our bicycles.
|Size||Sleeps up to 11, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Portinho Arrabida 15 km|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car essential, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Lisbon's airport 40 km, Nearest railway: To Lisbon 4 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, Video player, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms of which 4 Family bathrooms, 2 En suites and 2 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (11), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 14|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private garden, Swing set, Trampoline|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
The Costa de Lisboa/Lisbon region
Natural reserve: Quinta do Picao is located in Brejos de Azeitao, close to Vila Nogueira de Azeitao - a small historic village surrounded by the national park and well known for its vineyards and wine cellars open to the public.. It is just 5 kms away from the wonderful Parque Nacional da Serra da Arrabida, which is a natural reserve (established to protect the beautiful landscape and the rich wildlife). It is just 6Kms away from beautiful beaches and close to
Beaches: The Portinho da Arrabida is considered one of the most beautiful bay in Portugal, and boasts beaches with calm waters, ideal for swimming and snorkeling (please see pictures above and below). Sesimbra, Caparica, Meco and Troia beaches are all easily accessible.
Lisbon and other towns: The property is 7 kms away from the motorway that will take you to the centre of Lisbon in 35 mns (through the Ponte 25 de Abril). Lisbon airport is just a 30 mns drive though Ponte Vasco da Gama.
Apart from Lisbon, 30km away, Azeitão, Setubal, Palmela and Sesimbra are easily reached, making the villa an ideal base for unforgettable daily excursions.
Sesimbra, a short drive away, is a quaint fishing town, famous for its castle, beach and beautiful sea front. Palmela has a towering very well preserved castle. Setubal has excellent fish restaurants by the sea front and a ferry to the nearby resort of Troia. Boat trips are organized to watch the dolphins living in the Sado estuary.
Golf Information: Quinta do Peru just 3 Kms from the villa, Tróia (10 kms and a ferry away) a difficult course but one of the most beautiful in Portugal, Aroeira is 15 kms away, and Riba Golf (40 Kms away)
Gastronomy and wine tasting: The region of Azeitão is famous for its gastronomy (cheese, torta de azeitao, wine and fish) and even the local supermarket, Intermarché, has a mix of gourmet and standard products. There are 3 types of supermarkets, a market and a farmer's market near the house. The local gastronomic festival is held from June to September. Fresh grilled fish is an inexpensive delight. Five formal wine routes have been devised in the Setubal peninsula by the 'Rota de Vinhos' association, combining wine tasting with sightseeing, arts and nature. The villa is ideally situated to take best advantage of these delights of the area.