Casal Santo Antonio
Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Standing on the side of the highest hill in the vicinity of Colares, in the village of Penedo, with the Serra da Sintra mountain range, a World Heritage site and National Park, in the background, this villa boasts stunning views over the valley and the sea towards the local beaches.
It features traditional architectural designs to complement the local setting and has an interior which has been designed for modern living in a classical style. Although private and peaceful, it is nevertheless within easy driving distance of the local amenities.
Stunning views down the valley to the coast.
Small, well-landscaped garden catches the sun most of the day and has night lighting.
Unheated swimming pool 6 x 4 metres and 1.5 metres deep.
Garden dining furniture with parasol, pool recliners, portable BBQ,
Bright halllway leading to the 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and a wide staircase to the lower floor where the dining/sitting room, well-equipped kitchen and cloakroom can be found.
Master bedroom has en-suite bathroom with 4-piece bathroom suite and exterior window, queen-sized bed, satellite TV and DVD player and a french window leading into a terrace with outstanding views; outdoor furniture available.
Also, another 2 bedrooms, each with twin beds, and shared bathroom containing 4-piece bathroom suite and exterior window.
Spacious sitting/dining room with a dining table for up to 12 people.
The sitting room area has seating for up to 10 people, HD satellite Plasma TV with DVD player and recorder and 4-column stereo sound. Also telephone with wi-fi internet access. Two French windows lead to the garden and swimming pool area.
Fully equipped kitchen - American two-door fridge/freezer with ice and water dispensers, dishwasher, washing machin and tumble dryer, double wall-oven, gas hob, microwave, kettle, toaster, snadwich toaster, radio/CD player and other electrical kitchen gadgets.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Praia Grande 2 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Lisbon 35 km, Nearest railway: Sintra 10 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
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, 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||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
You will find the spacious, relaxing master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, king-sized bed, satellite TV with DVD player, a window overlooking the surrounding landscape and a French door leading into a sunny terrace with a breakfast table and chairs and sublime views.
There are also two comfortable twin bedrooms served by a family bathroom.
A wide and easy staircase leads to a 72 sq.m sitting/dining room area with a window and two French windows leading into the garden and swimming pool.
The sitting room is a light and airy living space with a large screen, HD satellite TV with DVD/video player and recorder and 4-column stero sound. There is also internet access.
The dining room has seating for 12 and has a double-sided, glass-enclosed log fire serving both the dining and sitting rooms.
There is a family wash-room.
The kitchen is fully equipped with an American two-door fridge/freezer with water and ice dispenser, dishwasher, washing and drying machines, double wall-oven, gas hob, microwave, kettle, toaster, electric coffee machine, various electrical kitchen gadgets and a large selection of china, glass, cutlery and cooking utensils. There is also a radio/CD player.
|Further details outdoors|
Tthe garden and swimming pool area has frontal views down the valley to the coast and, apart from attracting the sun for most of the day, can enjoy glorious sunsets. You will find garden dining furniture with a large parasol and several cushioned and pool recliners. ; also an automatic awning.
A BBQ is available. The small but well-landscaped garden has mature flowering shrubs and plants, including bougainvillea and roses, and is regularly maintained by a gardener.
The swimming pool, 6 x 4 metres and 1.5 metres deep, is surrounded by decking with a beach-style heated shower next to it and is also maintained weekly by a gardener.
Bookings must be confirmed by a non-refundable deposit of 30% of the total rental and an email will be sent confirming receipt of the deposit. The remainder is payable no longer than 30 days prior to the commencement of the stay; at the same time, a damages deposit of €500 is also payable, refundable within 7 days of departure, dependent upon inspection.
During the high season, changeover days are on Saturdays; during off-peak seasons, please check with the owner.
A cleaning service is provided on change-over days and each Wednesday. Any extra service can be arranged between the client and the cleaning lady at the clients' cost.
Bed linen, towels (not beach towels) and kitchen linen are provided. Bed linen is changed every Saturday of a stay; towels and kitchen linen are changed every Saturday and Wednesday.
The Costa de Lisboa/Lisbon region
Approximately 10 minutes' drive away is the World Heritage, historical and elegant town of Sintra, once the holiday haunt of Portuguese and European nobility. William Beckford, Lord Byron as well as several illustrious Portuguese writers have lived there and written extensively about its beauties. Visits to the National Palace, Palacio da Pena, Moorish castle, Rigolera palace, Monserrate palace with its exoctic gardens designed by English landscapers of the Victorian era, historical churches, ancient convents and other sites of inestimable beauty and cultural and natural interest are highly recommended.
There is also a music festival each summer.
Also, within a 15 minutes' drive, alongside the National Park with its impressive, scenic views of mountain and sea, you pass Cabo da Roca, the most westerly point in Europe, and Guincho, with its array of restaurants, ancient fortresses and sandy beaches, before arriving at Cascais and Estoril, two bustling towns boasting excellent restaurants, cafes, shops and nightlife as well as, in Estoril, the world famous Casino.
Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, as well as being accessible by frequent trains from Sintra station, is also an easy 30 minutes' drive away. It is considered one of the loveliest of all European cities and, with its historical past combined with a vibrant present, makes it a must to visit.
Lisbon airport is approximately a 45 minutes' drive away from Penedo.
Within minutes of driving, you will find a choice of sandy beaches, namely Praia Grande with its surfing facilities (home of surfing world championships) and Praia das Macas, where there is a selection of shops and restaurants, specialising in local dishes, especially fish and shellfish etc. Both beaches have Olympic-sized sea-water swimming pools with faciliies for chldren. Also, there is Praia da Adraga, the nearest to the villa, a small sandy and rocky beach with a good restaurant.
A good selection of golf courses can be found within approximately 15 -20 kms distance. As well as golf, a driving range can be found much nearer. Some local activities are available including surfing and riding etc. Nearby, over the weekends, there is a colourful and friendly street market selling fresh fruit and vegetables and other foods.
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