Casa do Ferreiro
House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Casa do Ferreiro is an imaginative restoration of an 18th century former blacksmith's house with many unique features. The house is spread over three floors with hand painted murals in many rooms and original artwork on the walls.There are three bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms and 2 separate living rooms on the upper floors.
The dining room and kitchen area are on the ground floor.There is a small internal courtyard off the kitchen with steps up to the first floor alfresco dining terrace.Conveniently located just off the church square in the picturesque and historic village of Colares within the Sintra UNESCO World Heritage site.Colares has many amenities to hand including restaurants,cafés,bank,chemist,grocery stores,bakery,butcher and post office. The local beaches include Praia da Adraga,Praia Grande and Praia das Maças are all within a 5 minute drive.There are more beaches near Cascais and Estoril which are a stunning 15 minute drive away along the Atlantic coast road.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Praia Grande 5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Lisbon 35 km, Nearest railway: Sintra 8 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
|Further details indoors|
Casa do Ferreiro is a deceptively large house and has an internal built area of 240 sq.m ( 2,600 sq.feet ) divided equally over three floors.The ground floor has a feature stone floor for the hall, dining room , wc and kitchen area. The large wooden dining table seats ten people under the feature faux chandelier. This large living area is great for entertaining.
First floor living room is comfortably furnished with two sofas,armchair and chaise-longue. There is an open log fire and flat screen TV with DVD. The second floor living room has a sofa-bed (to sleep the 7th and 8th guest) and two armchairs.
The modern fully equipped kitchen is of an island design with wall units and a pantry behind. Fridge/freezer, 4 ring gas hob, electric oven with grill, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, kettle, juicer, iron and ironing board.
Bedroom 1 in on the first flloor with double bed,en-suite bathroom with shower and bath, and french balcony with mountain view.THe other two bedrooms are on the second floor and share a fully fitted bathroom with shower and bath.Bedroom 2 with twins beds and westerly facing sunbathing terrace.Bedroom 3 has a double bed.
|Further details outdoors|
There is an internal patio with access from the first floor living room and from the kitchen for alfresco dining.The second floor bedroom has a small sunbathing balcony.
Linen and towels are provided and the house is clean on arrival. Bookings for two weeks will have a linen and towel change for the second week.
Changeover day in July and August is on Saturdays only and the minimum stay is 7 days. Changeover day in June and September is flexible. Prices and conditions for April,May and October are available on request - please email the owner.
Bookings across two pricing periods will be calculated pro-rata.
Languages spoken : Portuguese, French and English.
The Costa de Lisboa/Lisbon region
Praia da Adraga is one of the nearest beaches with a good fish restaurant is 5 minutes drive. Praia Grande is also 5 minutes drive and offers more facilities and more restaurants. It is a popular surfer beach but it is spacious and good for everyone.Praia das Maças is about 10 minutes drive and offers sea-water pools and tennis as well as numerous restaurants in this coastal village. Praia do Guincho is a 15 minute drive on the coast road to Cascais and has a spectacular setting.
Monserrate Palace - 4kms.
Sintra Town - 8kms - Moorish Castle, Pena Palace, Quinta da Regaleira.
Cascais - 15kms - Guincho beach, dining, shopping, golf, marina, Estoril Riviera. Ericeira - 30kms - Coastal resort and fishing port - visit Mafra en-route.
Lisbon - 35kms - Bairro Alto, Alfama, Sao Jorge Castle, Belem, Jeronimos.
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29 May 2012
"Wonderful house in center of old village near Sintra"
The converted blacksmith's house was a delight. We found the place in good order, well-equipped and as-advertised. The village is attractive with a few helpful amenities: a butcher; a mini-mart; and a bakery but we needed to visit the supermarket in Portola (about 7 miles distant) for some additional supplies.There are many good places to eat in the surruonding area and we particularly enjoyed the beach bar at Praia de Adraga and Estalagem de Colares.
The location is convenient for Sintra - with the railway connection into Lisbon - and the Atlantic beaches but a car is essential. Colares is also an excellent base for longer trips to visit the monasteries in Alcobaca and Batalha, Fatima and Obidos.
The house may be unsuitable for the elderly because of steep internal stairs.
Our time in Casa do Ferreiro was regretfully too short but we enjoyed a wondreful holiday and have no hesitation in recommending the house to prospective renters.
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