Casa Do Vale
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Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
A luxurious and distinctive detached stone villa, with breathtaking views over beautiful unspoilt countryside.
Inside, rooms are spacious and light with cool tiled floors, high ceilings and a decor of the very highest standard mixing rustic and contemporary design. The thick stone walls maintain a cool interior even on the hottest of days, whilst the open fire will keep you warm during a winter visit.
On the ground floor, the accommodation comprises three bedrooms, each opening out onto a large balcony. Two of the bedrooms have double beds, the third has two singles. Each bedroom has its own private bathroom, with bath, shower and wc. The fourth bedroom and bathroom are on the first floor. The first floor also contains a large open plan living area and a fully equipped kitchen, leading to a second terrace that overlooks the private 10 by 5 metre swimming pool. The upper floor houses the extensive games room where you will find a pool table, a casino table and a cinema area.
With over 400 square metres of living space, this fully eqipped villa will provide everything you need for a wonderful holiday in the middle of the lush Portugeuese countryside. Peaceful river beaches are only a five minute drive, whilst the busy city of Tomar with its wide range of restaurants are only fifteen minutes by car.
Within an hours drive, several five star golf courses can be reached, or if you prefer, the heritage sites of Fatima and Abrantes are only a short drive. Lisbon is just over an hour by car.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||River Beach 500 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Lisbon 95 km, Nearest railway: Tomar 12 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, DVD player|
|General||Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 4 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (3), Cots (3), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
All bedrooms feature individual hand carved beds and spacious fitted wardrobes.
Bathrooms all include full size baths, shower, toilet and sink.
The large open living room and dining area has an L shaped sofa, and comfortable leather chairs. Open fire for cooler nights. Large patio doors which open onto terrace. Dining table and chairs to accommodate eight people for dinner.
Comprehensive kitchen overlooking the rear garden and pool, featuring six ring gas hob, large oven, extractor fan, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, kettle and toaster. Patio doors lead out onto the terrace.
Games room complete with casino table and full size pool table. Cinema area with projector and surround sound. A wide selection of English speaking DVDs. Selection of board games and books.
|Further details outdoors|
Two covered terraces both extending the whole length of the property with fantastic views. Outdoor table and chairs and BBQ are provided.
10x5 metre private swimming pool. Outdoor sun loungers for the pool area with plenty of space for sunbathing.
Large private garden with olive trees, oak trees, fig, orange and apple trees.
Ample car parking to the front of the property.
Local shop, butcher, post office and cafe/bar in nearby village just a 20 minute walk or 5 minute drive. Larger supermarkets and many restaurants serving typical Portuguese food can be found in Tomar within a15 minute drive.
High chair and cot available on request.
The villa is positioned on a hillside and the pool is reached via steps, so possibly not suitable for people with mobility problems.
The Costa de Prata/Silver Coast/Central Portugal region
The Ribatejo is the most central of the traditional provinces of Portugal, with no coastline or border with Spain. The region is crossed by the river Tagus (Ribatejo = "Shores of Tagus") and is home to some of the richest agricultural lands in the country. The region has many vineyards and produces a wide range of exceptional Portuguese wines.
Throughout the summer, the surrounding villages hold local festivals, often with live music and entertainment and always with plenty of barbequed chicken and fresh fish on offer. There are castles, potteries and beautiful caves plus many vineyards see. For the more adventurous, watersports, horse riding and golf can be arranged. The Castelo do Bode river beach is 0.5 km - 5 mins by car.
www.castelodobode.com (site showing the lake and surrounding areas)
http://www.eurotourism.com/PT/EN/map.asp?region=5&symbol=11 (golf courses in the Ribatejo area)
www.cm-tomar.pt (local site showing the Tomar area)
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3 Feb 2014
"Stunning Villa in a Beautiful Spot"
We needed a get away for two families and wanted somewhere that we could chill and relax without neighbours or noise. This beautiful villa provided that with its fantastic pool and stunning location w… More
26 Feb 2013
"Peaceful, beautiful setting......"
We stayed at Casa Do Vale last July for almost a week. We have a 3 year old son and we were joined by friends with and without young children. The villa is in a very unspoilt part of Portugal and we e… More
23 Feb 2013
"A wonderful 'getaway' from it all....."
My wife and I stayed at Casa Do Vale last September for a week. We basically wanted some sunshine after the miserable UK summer - and we were not disappointed.
The villa is large and well equipped. The kitchen has everything you need to self cater, and we also made good use of the BBQ there.
We spent plenty of time lazing by the pool, which is huge, but also made use of our hire car to explore. The owners have left a folder at the villa of suggested trips - so we just chose a couple of those. Tomar is a must-see, and is only 20 minutes drive away - with cobbled streets, restaurants, shops and a couple of big supermarkets (excellent fish for the bbq!). We also took a picnic to a local lake, which was a great afternoon out.
Everything about the holiday was really enjoyable - except we only had one week. We are returning later this year - for two!
21 Feb 2013
"Look no further than Casa Do Vale"
I have stayed at Casa Do Vale four times now, and each time it is more lovely. We always arrive to a hamper full of goodies, and have our first alfresco meal sitting on the terrace, glass of wine in hand, looking at the amazing views.
Last time we holidayed with extended family, so there were 7 of us, but there was still plenty of space with each bedroom having its own bathroom.
The pool is gorgeous with a large patio to enjoy the sunshine. The gazebo provides welcome shade in the middle of the day for little ones to enjoy an afternoon nap.
The teenagers that were with us spent plenty of time in the games room, watching dvd's and playing various games. They also enjoyed strolling into Serra for lunch (the cafe does wonderful toasties, aswell as eveing meals).
If you are looking for bright lights and nightclubs, then then this is not the place for you, but if you are looking for a luxurious villa, a pool of your own, some sunshine, and complete peace - I can highly recommend Casa Do Vale.
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