Townhouse | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Our townhouse is located just two minutes' walk from Obidos high street. Quiet and peaceful, yet only fifteen minutes from the wonderful local beaches, the townhouse has easy access to all amenities, including the daily local produce market in Caldas Da Rainha and many excellent restaurants within walking distance for eating out.
The house benefits from a large south facing terrace, furnished with a table and chairs to enable you to dine al fresco. With one double and one twin bedroom, the townhouse is ideal for couples or families, with plenty in the surrounding area to see and do during your stay.
Central to all the Silver Coast has to offer including top class golf courses, fantastic coastline, historic towns and delightful restaurants. Peniche beach and golf at Praia d'el Rey 15 minutes drive, as is Obidos Lagoon and the new golf course at Bom Successor.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Peniche 20 km|
|Will consider||House swap, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Lisbon 70 km, Nearest railway: Caldas da Rainha 7 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||TV, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, 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 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Downstairs, bedroom 1 has a king-size bed and fitted wardrobes, whilst bedroom 2 has two large single beds and chests of drawers. Both have full length mirrors and a hairdryer is also provided.
The sitting area contains a large 3 seater leather sofa bed, two further leather chairs and the dining area has an extending dining table and 6 chairs. A 32 inch Sony Bravia TV, a Sony Playstation 2/DVD player and a Sony hi-fi system that plays MP3 discs.
The bathroom is downstairs and has a bath/shower over, bidet and vanity area.
There is a separate wc on the upper floor. Both include shaving points
The fitted kitchen includes electric fan oven, extractor fan, child safe ceramic hob, large fridge/freezer, microwave, toaster and kettle, as well as a washer/dryer and dishwasher.
We have an English speaking agent who will meet guests at the property on arrival to ensure all is ok.
The house is stocked with plenty of information to help you get the most out of your stay, including local restaurant recommendations.
|Further details outdoors|
The large south facing terrace is accessible from the kitchen, and contains a dining table, 6 chairs, parasol and two sun-loungers.
There is also a traditional charcoal BBQ. There is also access to a residents social area and BBQ area via steps from the terrace on the upper floor.
There is secure parking accessible by electric gates, and pedestrian access to the lower level using a videophone entry system.
English-speaking representative on hand to answer any questions.
No smoking or pets please.
Mobile electric radiators available.
The secure car parking is great to have during busy tourist events ie Villa Natal at Christmas, Chocolate Festival in March, Medieval Festival in July and the Opera in August as parking can become difficult.
Free Cyber Cafe available within a 5 minute walk in Obidos itself.
A sports centre including an indoor swimming pool is situated behind the local supermarket.
The Costa de Prata/Silver Coast/Central Portugal region
Obidos has been voted one of the 7 Wonders of Portugal and it is very special to the Portuguese people. This part of the Silver Coast is easily accessible, and the house is centrally located to visit World Heritage Sites. Within an hours drive, you could dive off Belenga Island, canoe in Constancia, surf and windsurf on the local beaches, discover a local Wine Route, explore the mountains and national parks, or visit UNESCO World Heritage sites such as Alcabaca, Tomar, Batalha and Sintra. Historians can discover the history of the Peninsular Wars and the importance of the Duke of Wellington in nearby Terres Vedras and locality.
The weather is usually mild throughout the year, we regularly eat breakfast and lunch on the terrace during February and October.
Obidos has numerous restaurants and bars to whet your appetite, ranging in cost and variety and is famous for its local drink Ginga, which is served in chocolate cups! There is always something to do in Obidos, numerous festivals and concerts are held within the city throughout the year.
A large Supermarket, municipal swimming pool and leisure facilities are within a 2 minute drive as is free Internet access. There are several other supermarkets in Caldas da Rainha. Within Obidos, there is a Pharmacy, several banks, and local grocery stores offering fresh daily bread and supplies. Try a Pastais de Nata (a kind of custard tart) with a coffee for a mid morning treat. There is a daily flower and produce market in Caldas, and a weekly market. We have a favourite Sunday market in Pateias, up the coast towards Sao Pedro de Moel.
Beaches and festivals: There are many beaches within 30 minutes drive of Obidos: Peniche, Baleal and Supertubes for surfing fun and wonderful fish restaurants (15 minutes) Foz de Arelho with numerous water sports on Obidos Lagoon and wide open golden sand (20 minutes). You can windsurf, water ski, hire a rowing boat or try paragliding on the lagoon. Baleal beach hosts several international surf competitions during the year. Sao Martinho de Porto with it's safe crescent bay, family atmosphere (30 minute drive) shops and waterfront cafes. Look out for the traditionally dressed women in Nazare, along with a dramatic rocky backdrop to a buzzing seaside resort (40 minutes). Park at Sitio, overlooking Nazare, and take the funicular railway down to the town. Driving South from Obidos you will find Santa Cruz, which is a popular little resort with a beautiful beach. There are music festivals held on the beaches during the summer months, and more events celebrating Rocha pears, grown locally, and the sea.