Casa do Limao
Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
The light and airy lounge diner has a TV with DVD player.There is comfortable seating and a selection of books, games and DVDs to help in relaxing over a glass or two of local wine! There is internet access for those who need it and the house has newly installed central heating.
There is seating for 6 people at the refectory table and the kitchen has a double oven and gas hob, an integrated dishwasher, large fridge and ample crockery and cooking utensils. There is also an oak larder unit for food and wine storage.
Upstairs, the property has 2 double rooms, one with a kingsize bed, the other with an antique mahogany double bed. Bedding is provided for use during your stay.
The remaining bedroom has a bunk bed; on request there is provision for a further bed with a single 'guest' put up bed and spare bedding. With this extra fold out bed, the property will sleep 7.
The double room is ensuite with a large shower, two wash basins and toilet, and has a double door to the small outside balcony from which there are pretty views of the village and distant mountain range of the Serra d'Arganil - a perfect place for eating breakfast and watching the world go by.
The family bathroom on the same floor has a bath, over-bath shower, a wash basin and toilet. Both bathrooms are provided with towels for use by guests.
Outside, through either of the double patio doors, there is a large cobbled courtyard area with a variety of trees, garden furniture for eating 'alfresco', and a large barn which, apart from providing shade in the summer months, has a large and original bread oven, a games room complete with pool and football tables, and a utility room with a washing machine. There is outside lighting for both the house and barn making it possible to use the courtyard as an additional living space in the evenings as well as the daytime!
There is a BBQ in the courtyard for guests to use and a small above ground pool providing a welcome break on hot summer days!
The courtyard area itself is completely enclosed, and has steps to the garden area below, which is laid to grass and has a variety of fruit bearing trees including oranges, figs, peaches, pears and of course olives.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Figueira da Foz 68 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||8 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Porto 115 km, Nearest railway: Mortagua 8 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Games room, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Swing set|
|Further details indoors|
The property has recently been renovated and has a wonderful, fully equipped, kitchen. The outside barn has a wonderful traditional bread oven which is perfect for making your own fresh pizza!
There is a lovely enclosed log fire in the front room for cooler evenings, providing full central heating for the winter months.
Satellite television and internet access are available.
There is a strict non smoking policy anywhere in the house, but you can of course smoke outside in the courtyard area.
|Further details outdoors|
There is sufficient parking for two vehicles off road at the rear of the barn.
A small games room is available with a small pool table and table football. Under the shade of the barn roof you will find a swing. There is also a 'plunge pool' available which is 2.2 metres in diameter - perfect for cooling off on hot days!
A 20% deposit will secure your booking. The remainder will need to be paid in full, 6 weeks prior to your arrival date.
The Costa de Prata/Silver Coast/Central Portugal region
Casa do Limão is 20 minutes away from the famous Spa town of Luso, which nestles at the edge of the beautiful Bucaco National park (complete with Palace) and 30 minutes away from the vibrant and historic city of Coimbra. The wonderful city of Viseu in the famous Dão wine region is forty five minutes to the north.
There are numerous 'river beaches' in the area, and the Silver coast - Figueira da Foz, is an hour away - very popular with surfers and sun seekers.
The house provides a perfect base for those who love walking, beautiful scenery, varied sporting activities, and a rich and varied cultural experience.
The villa is situated in a peaceful, pretty village with mountain views. There are plenty of things to see and do in Beira Litoral, which is known as an area of outstanding beauty. The nearby market town of Mortagua (Just a 10 minute drive away) has all of the amenities you could need including a train station, shops, banks, supermarkets and a selection of restaurants serving a very high standard of food.
This rural retreat is a fantastic place to relax and unwind, the enclosed cobbled courtyard at the villa is perfect for BBQ's and al fresco dining.In the hot summer months there is a small splash pool to take a dip in and cool off.
There are several local markets where you can purchase cheeses, meats and sample some of the best piri piri chicken in the world! During the summer months there are frequent Saints Day Festa's in the various towns and villages locally, these are a great way to experience the local customs and the incredible friendliness of the Portuguese people.
The local area is perfect for a large range of outdoor pursuits including walking, cycling, canoeing, fishing and horse riding. There is also the amazing 'sky garden' experience, set within the beautiful botanical gardens in Coimbra old town - some of which is ideal for beginners, and others a definite challenge for thrill seekers!
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25 Aug 2014
We stayed here for two weeks, it was a perfect villa so many say their kitchens are fully equipped but are not, this one is; the flattened screens on the ground floor speed and Windows gives good air … More
9 Aug 2014
What a delightfully out of the way spot, very comfortable little house with plenty of room for four people. The kitchen was very well appointed with plenty of equipment, some of which we had no idea … More
Jonathan - thank you for your lovely review! We are delighted that you and your family loved the house and area, and agree about the lovely forest walks, though we quite like the smell of eucalyptus! We know the restaurant you mention - the owners are really friendly, and the food is fresh and very traditionally Portuguese - otherwise the restaurants in Mortagua are usually open, though a little later than English restaurants. Thank you also for the tips about good Portuguese wine - now we feel obliged to see if we agree with you!! We hope that you will come again any time! Marta
5 Apr 2014
"Casa do Limao - Simply the Best!"
Casa do Limao is a hidden gem. We stayed in the house early March and it provided all the comfort and modern conveniences we needed to relax and unwind within a peaceful country setting - a small rura… More
Hi Gill - thank you for your lovely review - we love Casa do Limao and its always a pleasure to read reviews from guests who do too! Thank you also for drawing our attention to the attractions of Batalha - we haven't been yet and so feed back for us, and future visitors is very welcome! You are welcome back anytime! Marta
11 Mar 2014
"Beautiful, peaceful Rustic Portugese retreat - heaven!"
I had good email correspondence with the owner mail prior to our stay the communications were lovely - we were given excellent directions to Casa de LimaOn arrival there was a welcome basket with esse… More
Thank you for letting us know how much you enjoyed your stay - via the review, and personally via email! We are so pleased that you had such a great stay and that you enjoyed exploring the numerous local attractions - please do come and stay again! Marta
9 Mar 2014
"Lovely house, beautiful location"
My boyfriend and I have just stayed at Casa do Limao for a week. The house itself is lovely – traditional to look at, but inside modernised and re-configured to become comfortable three bedroomed ac… More
Hi Charlotte - thank you for your lovely review! I am so glad that you and your boyfriend enjoyed your time at Casa do Limao so much! You are absolutely right to assume that each season brings different delights, and you would both be more than welcome to use the house for a return visit! Marta
21 Oct 2013
"Comfortable, stylish home"
A beautifully restored old house in a blissfully peaceful setting. The scent of the pine and eucalyptus trees was our first impression - and the quiet... Yet the hamlet is alive with villagers tending… More
I am so pleased that you had such a good stay at the house - the village is always bustling with winter preparations at this time of year, and the weather still good enough to do plenty of sight seeing. Thank you for the lovely review - we hope to see you again! Marta
30 Jul 2013
"Absolutely fabulous - home from home. Perfect family destination!"
We had a fabulous two week stay this summer with my husband and two sons (aged 9 &13). The house was very well kitted out, especially the kitchen. The house is in a lovely rural location, with wonderf… More
It sounds like you got to do some of the things that our family love to do in the area too - thank you for the additional information about the cycle path/bike hire which we now look forward to exploring ourselves later this summer! Thank you for the great review - you would all be most welcome to use the house again any time!
17 Jun 2013
"Excellent property and ideal getaway"
We spent just under 2 weeks in Casa do LImao with our 1 year old son in November and had a simply magical time. The house came equipped with everything you could possibly need or want, all very tastef… More
Just the way we love to use the house too - though things are considerable more active in the summer! Thank you for your lovely review, and do come again!
1 Jan 2013
"A well-equipped comfortable home from home"
We had a very enjoyable break at Casa do Limao in December. The house was equipped with everything we might need and was very comfortable. The central heating was welcome on wet days. The peaceful country situation of Casa do Limao was perfect, and the location made a good base for exploring this interesting part of Portugal.
We would certainly recommend Caso do Limao to amyone who likes a rural retreat in a quiet location that is also not far from amenities.
Thank you for endorsing what we feel about this lovely and undiscovered part of Portugal! We really appreciate your positive feedback, and hope that you will come again!
28 Jul 2012
"Unspoilt haven of tranquility"
Fabulous country house in a beautiful unspoilt and largely undiscovered area of Portugal. The house has all the modern creature comforts, dishwasher, Internet, satelite TV, washing machine etc and is extremely comfortable and superbly equipped to a very high standard. It is in a stunning and naturally beautiful scenic area. Highly recommended.
Thank you so much for your lovely review, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and you are very welcome back any time!
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