A recently built town house, situated just 100m metres outside the medieval walls of Obidos. The property offers spacious and comfortable accommodation on two floors plus a large terrace with sun loungers and barbeque. With two bedrooms, the house can sleep up to four people in comfort. Views from the property are of Obidos and of the surrounding countryside. During busy festivals, secure parking at the rear of the property and easy access from the road make this the ideal base from which to see one of Portugal's seven wonders and enjoy nearby attractions.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Obidos Lagoon / Foz 8 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Lisbon 80 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Bedroom 1 with double bed,built in wardrobes
Bedroom 2 with twin beds, built in wardrobes
Double pull out sofa bed in lounge.
Main bathroom with bath, shower, WC, bidet and basin.
Further separate WC.
Spacious and fully equipped modern kitchen with oven, hob and fridge, microwave, washing machine, etc. Door leading out onto terrace.
Comfortable and airy lounge / diner with views over countryside and Obidos. Couch and armchairs plus TV and stereo system. Dining table with seating for six.
Linen and towels [not beach towels] are included.
Notes on accommodation
Accommodation is arranged on two floors with the bedrooms and main bathroom on the ground floor
|Further details outdoors|
Large terrace leading off from kitchen equipped with patio furniture, sun loungers and views of the town. Built in BBQ
Secure, remote controlled access to parking at rear of property
Obidos is within easy reach of numerous golden sandy beaches including; Foz de Arelho [8km], Obidos Lagoon [8km] Praia d'el Rey [10km], Sao Martinho [15km]. Peniche [20km]. Excellent surfing at Peniche. Variety of watersports such as scuba diving, rowing and windsailing at Obidos Lagoon.
Golf at Praia d'el Rey, rated as one of the best in Europe, and just 10km away. Peniche [20km] Also Golden Eagle, Rio Maior, a 20 min drive. Numerous other courses within easy reach.
Obidos offers a wide choice of friendly bars, cafes, restaurants and gift shops. Once the wedding gift to the Queens of Portugal, Obidos (meaning Citadel) also has a Roman, Moorish and Viking past and is set to become a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Walk the ramparts with a perimeter of just over 1.5km for the excellent views or visit some of the town's beautiful 17th century churches.
Obidos plays host to numerous cultural events throughout the year. Not to be missed are; the International Chocolate Festival in March, Holy Week celebrations (March / April), Medieval [Medieval week] (July / August) and the Christmas lights / 'Vila Natal (Christmas Village) from early december to year end.
Obidos is famous for its 'ginjinha' [brandy flavoured with morellos]. Local handicrafts include hand-painted chinaware, aquarelle and oil paintings, painted calabashes, coloured ceramics and wickerwork-like ceramics. For the more active, the area is ideal for cycling and walking as well as for its watersports.
2014 /2015 EVENTS
Mercado Medieval de Obidos (July 10th - August 3rd 2014, Thursday - Sunday)
The town of Óbidos travels back and time and recreates the customs and spirit of medieval Europe. Flowing vibrant banners and heraldic flags, wizards, jugglers, court jesters, wandering minstrels, musicians and mimes provide the vivacious merriment. Craft demonstrators and some 100 food, beverage and merchandise vendors take visitors to a time that has long passed. The afternoon concludes with jousting knights on horseback.
Entertainment activities take place in all three stages of the Old Arms Square and in random areas of the fair. Visitors will also come upon two civil and military camp sites, replicas of assault weapons, surgical and domestic tools, and different animals, such as horses, ponies, donkeys, falcons and snakes.
Visitors can also enjoy a “medieval” style meal. Hearty soups, grilled meat and sausages, snails, cod, quail, rabbit, hog, lamb and squid are only some of the tasty delights offered by almost 20 taverns spread throughout the marketplace.
Whoever wishes may also exchange Euros for the local currency of the fair: the TORREÃO. This coin was created especially for this event and is equivalent to the Euro. There is no exchange rate and you can take these coins home as souvenir.
International Chocolate Festival 2nd - 25th March 2015 - dates unconfirmed
Anyone with a sweet tooth shouldn't miss the chance to take part in the International Chocolate Festival in Óbidos. During several days the medieval town's narrow streets will be transformed into genuine showcases of cakes and sweets that everyone can sample and purchase. For younger visitors, the “Kids' Chocolate House” offers recreational and pedagogical activities and a kitchen where they can prepare several recipes. Adults can attend culinary classes where chocolate is always the base ingredient and also watch competitions involving professional pastry-makers, such as the “Chocolatier of the Year” and the “International Competition of Chocolate Recipes”, and also marvel at an array of chocolate sculptures – genuine works of art.