Casa de Convento
House | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
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|
Features and Facilities
|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|
|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
The Costa de Prata/Silver Coast/Central Portugal region
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.
Mercado Medieval de Obidos (July 11th - August 4th, 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 20th - 22nd March - 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.
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20 Jul 2013
We stayed for two weeks in this townhouse which is really well located just outside the walls of Obidos. We used it as a base to explore the region and were lucky enough to be there for the Medieval F… More
4 Sep 2012
"Modern Convenience in a Medieval World"
My wife and I stayed at Casa de Convento last year during Medieval week (so much fun and probably the busiest time of the year) in Obidos. On arrival we were stoked straight away, the “Convent” as we nicknamed the joint has it's own private parking area which made it super easy for us to come & go as we liked. Not having to worry about the lack of street parking when we returned from our exploring was a major bonus. The Casa has two big bedrooms (a twin and a double) downstairs and the living room and kitchen upstairs with a great view of the Sanctuary in the distance and Obidos town centre to the left. Which is, literally only a fifty metre walk before you are inside the impressive stone walls of Obidos, the centre of all the history and action. There were events most days and evenings which was full-on and it was so good to be able to pop back to the house whenever we needed a rest or for something to eat. You can easily walk to the Pingo Doce supermarket just up the road for more Super Bok & Chorizo, the bigger Intermarche supermarket is only kilometre or two up the road to Caldas but Pingo had everything we needed. To be honest we didn't spend much time inside but it was clean and comfortable and had everything we needed. There's a big private terrace out the back with a great “barby” which being Aussies we loved and used almost every day. We had one problem with the key to the side entrance which meant we had to go in and out of the parking area gate for a while, using the remote control and waiting for the big gate to swing open, but we called the agent, Mick, who came over the same afternoon and sorted the key for us. As an avid surfer the European surfing mecca of Peniche is only 15-20 minutes away by car (unfortunately no surfing this time) but we are already planning a return trip in October 2013 to surf and see the Rip Curl Pro. We will definitely be staying at the “Convent” then as it was the best accommodation we had the whole trip and is a very convenient base to explore the stunning Silver Coast. Come on 2013 now we know our way around a little bit I can't wait to get back.
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