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Discover the Heart of Portugal at Quinta dos Sobreiros: Holiday homes with private Swimming Pool

Villa | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Holiday home in Central Portugal. Pedrogao Grande

Discover the true Portugal in this rural but not isolated location, with easy access to main routes, villages, towns and attractions.

'Casa Carvalha' is a renovated 2 bedroom part stone built cottage, with a double and a twin bedroom sleeping 4 persons.

In the dining kitchen there is a full size gas cooker and fridge.

Also downstairs, off the living area, is the shower room.

It has a separate balcony area for alfresco dining or just relaxing with a glass of something.

There is also plenty of room for suit cases etc.

The 10M x 5M swimming pool is located close to the cottages and the south facing sun terrace has sun from early morning until early evening.

It is a salt water pool with an automated filtering and conditioning system.

The shallow end is Approx 0.8M and the deep end Approx 1.8M

Beside the pool is the 'communal room'. Inside there is a fridge freezer, with a variety of drinks, and a coffee machine. Also in here you will find a washing machine for the use of the guests and a TV. You will also find an assortment of board games (including a Dart Board) etc.

The TV can receive UK Freesat channels including the BBC red button.

The internet is limited, but good for email, facebook etc

There is a barbecue area close by.

In the summer months the pool is available during daylight hours only. Guests are reminded that swimming is at your own risk, there is no lifeguard present and a responsible adult should accompany minors in and around the swimming pool at all times.

Pool towels and bath robes are available on request.

Casa Carvalha is located at Quinta dos Sobreiros.

Quinta dos Sobreiros is a 3 acre site set mainly to fruit trees in a peaceful rural location, surrounded by woodland in the heart of the beautiful Portuguese countryside.

An ideal location where you can explore historical towns and enjoy stunning views of the Zezere Valley and mountainous regions. There are numerous opportunities for walking, cycling, swimming at the 'river beaches' general sight seeing or even more adventurous activities. Soaking up the sun and just relaxing by the private swimming pool is also an option.

Location & Access

Quinta dos Sobreiros is located approximately 1km from the nearest village which is about 5km from the town of Pedrogao Grande. The road to Quinta dos Sobreiros is a metalled road, this road gives access to the forest areas but only goes as far as the next Quinta. Therefore, there is very little (almost none) traffic passing the property.

Quinta dos Sobreiros has been the home of Tony & Liz since April 2011. We were looking for a retirement property in central Portugal when we found this and realised this was our opportunity to move before retirement age and work for ourselves. It still gets very busy and demanding but it's much more rewarding when you work for yourself. We have no animals or pets at the Quinta but along with vegetables and vine, we have nearly 200 hundred fruit trees which provide us with numerous crops during the year. We have had a great deal of help from our Portuguese neighbours who farm nearby. They have extended a warm friendship from the day we arrived. It hasn't always been easy as they speak no English, luckily now our Portuguese is improving but we still have a long way to go.

When we first saw the site we fell in love with it. There were 2 stone buildings on it and a green field full of fruit trees. We were able to renovate the stone buildings into 2 rustic style letting properties with a modern feel, plus build a house for ourselves to live in. The location is rural, tranquil and set in the commercial forest area. The smell of eucalyptus and pine is refreshing. With no near neighbours the quinta is secluded yet not isolated.

A south facing sun terrace by the pool allows all day sunbathing if you wish, plus shaded areas when you need to cool down. Easy access to towns and major routes. Local walks to cafes and river beaches direct from the property. We have explored the local area and are happy to impart any knowledge we have gained including some guided walks.

Town: Portugal, Central, Pedrogao Grande

Pedrogao Grande is a small market town offering all of the basics requirements, including shops, bars, restaurants, library, and cinema. It also has many nice gardens and also sports amenities (most free).

Just 14km in either direction from Pedrogao Grande you will find plenty of larger supermarkets so getting your supplies will never be a problem. Should you still need more choice then you can be in the city of Coimbra in less than 1 hour.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 5 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Lisbon or Porto 200 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General TV, CD player, Games room, Satellite TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1)
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available
Access Parking

The Costa de Prata/Silver Coast/Central Portugal region

The Central region is one of Portugal's most surprising and beautiful areas. It remains one of those 'secrets' that the British love, it reminds us of the Lake District ...but with a much better climate!

It is an area of outstanding natural beauty and full of deep contrasts. From the sandy beaches on the west coast, this landscape is one of rolling hills covered in pine and eucalyptus forests; lush green valleys; and the high mountain peaks to the north. Numerous rivers slowly meander through the towns and villages. This is a region bursting with breathtaking views, characterised by soothing colours and enhanced by the wonderful scents of Mimosa in the late winter and Eucalyptus and Pine in the summer.

Life in Central Portugal is relatively inexpensive and those who relish good food will discover that the local bars, restaurants and cafés offer tasty, wholesome Portuguese fare which, when washed down with very palatable local wine, is so affordable that there really is no better excuse for not cooking at home!

Pedrogao Grande

Quinta dos Sobreiros is a 3 acre site set mainly to fruit trees in a peaceful rural location, surrounded by woodland in the heart of the beautiful Portuguese countryside.

An ideal location where you can explore historical towns and enjoy stunning views of the Zezere Valley and mountainous regions. There are numerous opportunities for walking, cycling, swimming at the 'river beaches' general sight seeing or even more adventurous activities. Soaking up the sun and just relaxing by the private swimming pool is also an option.

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Review 1-5 of 5

24 Feb 2014

5/5

"Perfect for peace and quiet and the great outdoors"

Stayed here a few times now and a friendly welcome from Liz and Tony is always guaranteed. Pool is fantastic - you could use the pool all day as the pool house has drinks which you can purchase from t… More

23 Jan 2014

5/5

"A perfect rural retreat"

What a lovely place to stay so clean and quiet with everything you need to explore the lovely area or just spend a restful day reading and painting There are some great local places to eat just ask Li… More

20 Jan 2014

5/5

"Beautiful rural Portugal"

Liz & Tony gave us a very warm welcome to their lovely area of tranquillity in the Portuguese country-side when we visited Casa Carvalho in October 2013. Casa Carvalho has lovely facilities, was spo… More

11 Jan 2014

5/5

"A piece of real Portugal"

We have stayed here twice now and on both occassions have had a thoroughly relaxing time. If you want to experience real Portuguese countryside this is the place for you. The owners were great at sugg… More

9 Jan 2014

5/5

"A piece of paradise a best kept secret."

We visited Casa Carvalho in July 2013.On arrival we where met by the owners Liz and Tony who welcomed us to there piece of paradise. The cottage is very clean and well equipped. The pool and surroundi… More

We are glad that we could share our bit of paradise with you, and look forward to welcoming you again soon.

Tony & Liz

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