Quinta da Barcoiça
Farmhouse | 9 bedrooms | sleeps 18
Sunset Chalet is located just 15 minutes from Tomar where the Templar Castle and the Convent of The Knights of Christ can not be missed. Fatima is well worth a visit as is Dornes. The beautiful Castelo do Bode dam with river beach (12 Km) nearby for a swim or water sports. Boat trips can also be arranged. The house has easy access to all amenities, including the local market and several restaurants for eating out.
Large living room with French door, dining room and kitchen with breakfast area.
The house has a private fenced pool, perfect for the children, and an outside furnished area for eating in the open air. On the ground floor: 4 twin bedrooms (2 ensuites) and 2 bathrooms. For larger groups we also rent the 1st floor with: 2 double bedrooms (2 ensuites), 1 twin bedroom (ensuite) and 1 large room with 2 bunk beds for 6 children with bathroom.
The villa is ideal for families, with plenty in the surrounding area to see and do during your stay.
|Size||Sleeps up to 18, 9 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||River beach 15 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car essential, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Lisbon 140 km, Nearest railway: Tomar 20 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||9 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms, 5 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (14), Double beds (2), Cots (2), Dining seats for 18, Lounge seats for 18|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Swing set|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
There are 8 bedrooms: 4 on the ground floor and 4 on the 1st floor, one of them with bunk beds suitable for 6 children.
For smaller groups we can let only the ground floor.
All together you can accommodate up to 20 persons.
The Costa de Prata/Silver Coast/Central Portugal region
The Silver Coast is an area extremely rich in History: in Tomar, 18 Km away, you have the Castle and the Convent of Christ, the heart of the Templar Knights; Fátima which is 40 Km far, is known all over the religious world; Pombal, Ourém, Leiria and Porto de Mós, all in a distance of not more than 50 Km, have their old castles very well preserved. In a distance of 80 Km you have several well known beaches, Peniche, S. Pedro de Moel, and the famous Berlenga Island, unique in Portugal for its natural and wild life. And also Nazaré and its Praia do Norte, where Garrett McNamara surfed the worldwide famous 30 meters wave! It is a region of warm temperatures which can be sometimes quite hot during the day, getting always cooler by night, but warm enough to allow you some dinners al fresco! You can find three golf courses in Óbidos 130km far from the house .http://www.royalobidosgolf.pt/pt/o-campo-de-golfe/
During Summer, several representations usually about middle age events, take place in the Tomar Castle. Also in July, every 4 years we have the Tabuleiros festival , where usually 300 boys and women carry bread and flower baskets 2 meters high on their heads, dressed in extremely beautiful dresses. Near Ferreira do Zêzere, in a distance of 15 Km, you have the longest dam in Portugal, Castelo do Bode, where you can rent a boat, fish, practice water sports, among some beautiful river beaches. Also 25 Km away there is Castelo de Almourol, a beautiful templar castle on an island, in the middle of the Tagus river.
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6 Aug 2014
"A truly magnificent house!"
We booked this holiday home as it was large enough for our group, close to Tomar and had good reviews. We were not disappointed! the house is splendid and feels like a palace with its large hallway, s… More
24 Jun 2012
"Grand property, private, tranquil - exceeded expectations!"
We are a family of four with with two kids ages 14 and 11, and we stayed here one week. The property is located in a small community in the countryside with lovely rolling hills of red earth containi… More
17 Jan 2012
"The villa was a real home from home. Very relaxing, great views, quiet location, lots of space and well equipped."
The house is lovely, even though you only stay in the ground floor accomodation it is very spacious with 4 good sized bedrooms, a large living room, dining room and a very good sized kitchen to cater for a large group of people. The house was very clean and extremely well equipped as the family use the house regularly. The house is very private, although there are properties nearby you are not overlooked. The owner was very helpful and met us at the property on arrival and gave us some advice about the local facilities and day trips. Tomar is a lovely place to visit and has nice restaurants and cafes. The Castle in Tomar is an interesting trip as is Fatima. Lisbon is not too far away for a day trip.
2 Sep 2011
"A beautiful house, set in expansive, well-kept grounds, in a scenic, peaceful setting."
My husband, 2 teenage sons and I very much enjoyed staying at Barcoica; indeed, we are planning when we can return! The house is extremely comfortable and beautifully appointed. As soon as you step inside you appreciate that it is a much-loved family home with a heart, and not just a holiday let. The surrounding views are lovely; the house has the benefit of seclusion without feeling alarmingly isolated. The grounds are well-maintained by a gardener who visits discreetly every day and who also tends the excellent pool. As keen cooks, we loved the kitchen, which had every conceivable utensil and facility! Our sons loved the pool, the space to play badminton and the two charming dogs - an optional attraction (they are kept well out of the way in a kennel) which we all greatly enjoyed.
It was such a restful place to be that we did little other than read in the garden, swim and generally enjoy being there. We visited Tomar and the Convento de Cristo, the nearby lake (where the boys kayaked) and the charming local town which has a great market on Mondays. Truly, a super house for a holiday.
21 Jun 2011
"home sweet home"
the perfect location for relaxing vacation with family and kids.
wonderful house; the place i'd like to live in.
19 Jun 2011
"A lovely, spacious family home in a beautiful location"
When we first arrived at the property we couldn't believe it was the same one we had booked. We seriously went looking for the smaller lodge around the corner!
We liked it so much we have been there twice (2009 & 2010).
This house is magnificent in it's size, presentation and location. Perfect for quiet family holidays. 8 of use went, 4 adults and 4 children. The children loved the gardens and pool area, very safe and very clean. The adults enjoyed the space inside the house, the beautiful surrounding area and the local towns.
The house is the 'star' though. It has been lovingly restored to a magnificent classical, standard and very well equipped It has a very grand entrance hall with a large country style kitchen, a dining room, a sitting room, 4 double/twin bedrooms and 3 bathrooms.
Easy to find, Jorge, the owner speaks very good English and only an hour or so from Lisbon. We loved it.
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