Casa Do Lago
Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 6
This spacious brand new three bedroomed apartment has living accommodation of approximately 166 sq. metres (1650 sq. ft). Roughly the same size as a large 4 bedroomed detached house in the UK. There is a private lounge, with a 42" LCD television with free view channels, a fully fitted kitchen with ample crockery, cooking utensils, cutlery, a table and chairs that can seat six people and balcony furniture. A 32" LCD television is also located in the kitchen.
The master bedroom has a double bed with an en-suite bathroom and built in wardrobes and a 32" LCD television. The second and third bedrooms also have double beds and built in wardrobes. Each of the bedrooms have patio sliding doors and all the beds are king size. There is a family bathroom which comprises of a bath/shower, wash basin, toilet and bedet.
The views from the balcony are breathtaking and the swimming pool area (Pool 12 x 5 metre) has ample seating as does the BBQ area.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Nazare 110 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||300 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Lisbon 130 km, Nearest railway: Santa Cita 6 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, Staffed property|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
Please note that this property comprises of a 3 bed roomed apartment which can be rented as a 2 or 3 bed roomed self contained apartment
Therefore 6 guests would pay for the 3 bedded apartment and 4 guests would pay for the 2 bedroom option.
The Costa de Prata/Silver Coast/Central Portugal region
The beauty of the area with many sites of historical interest, and beautiful lakes to visit and swim in or enjoy the water sports, means it is highly recommended that you hire a car to make the most of your stay here. There are many places of natural beauty and interest around Casa da Pedra Nova.
There is also the Holy Shrine of Fatima, the Knights Templar castle of Tomar, the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Convento De Christo, Constancia and Castelo Do Bode. Portugal's largest caves at Mira de Aire, a Dinossaur Footprints and the Gothic Monastery at Batalha are also a pleasant drive away, as is the walled city of Obidos.
The coast is a little over an hour away with the beautiful beach at Nazaré, the walled town and fishing port of Peniche, and the lively Figueira Da Foz with its superb beaches and surf, café bars and casino.
In the ancient city of Conimbriga you will find some of the largest Roman ruins in Portugal.
Pombal is a 75 minute drive west. It is a small city and provides an excellent modern train service to the main cities and to the north, south and east of Portugal.
The castle sits on a hill surrounded by woodland overlooking the town below and was built originally in 1161 by Gualdim Pais, Grand Master of the Orders of the Knights Templars.
Coimbra, Portugal's 3rd city, is a 75 minute drive and home to one of the world’s oldest universities, founded in 1290 by King Dinis.
Coimbra sits on the edge of the River Mondego. In the old town narrow cobbled streets lead to hidden squares with cafe bars, shops and ancient churches.
Portugal there is a deep-rooted respect throughout the country for ancient traditions, which is often reflected in religious festivals or festas
Festas are held all over the country throughout the year and can celebrate all manner of things including saint's days, pilgrimages, traditional dances, wine, music, gastronomy, sporting and harvest events.
Portugal has a remarkable number of spectacular festivals and celebrations, including the Holy Week Festival; the Festas de São João (June). In addition, towns and villages will hold their own unique festas.
Carnival: occurs in February during the three day period before Ash Wednesday. In Portugal, this period is called "Entrudo", the commemorative name of the beginning of Lent. In Tomar, the Carnival is celebrated with costumes, parties, dances, spectacular and colourful parades of costume.
Domingo de Ramos: is celebrated the Sunday before Easter Sunday. This festival is celebrated in remembrance of the offer made to Jesus Christ by his followers, when Christ came down the Olive trees Hill, after having stayed there, in solitude, for 40 days in meditation. People get a small bunch of olive tree branches and rosemary, they then go to the church in procession. Then, in the church, the priest blesses the branches with the holy water and says Mass.
Portugal's National Day and Camões Day: takes place on the 10th of June. This day celebrates Portugal's independence, as well as, its epic poet, Luís Vaz de Camões, who told the story of the nautical discoveries in 'Os Lusíadas' in 1572. This day has emphasis on cultural events with traditional celebrations.
St. Martin's Day and Women's St. Martin: takes place on the 9th-10th of November. St. Martin's Day begins in the afternoon on the 10th, where people eat grilled chestnuts and drink jerupiga and água-pé. Children paint their faces with the coal used to grill the chestnuts as a playful way. It begins in the afternoon -- people eat grilled chestnuts and drink "jerupiga" and "água-pé". Some also paint their faces with the coal used to grill the chestnuts. On the 9th,Women's St. Martin Day is celebrated with only women taking part in the festivities. The women eat the grilled chestnuts and enjoy the celebrated beverages.
Portuguese Golegã Horse Fair (Feira Nacional do Cavalo) 4th – 13th November The roots of Golega horse fair, originally called "Feira de São Martinho", are back to the XVIII century. It started intending to promote the trade for agriculture products from the region since Golega has very fertile soils. In addition, the Lusitano horse became part in the fair due to the location of important Lusitano breeders in Golega fields.
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27 Aug 2013
"Well worth a visit"
In a beautiful location, overlooking a lake (dammed river) and dam. Bill (the owner) was only too willing to help in any way he could, but left us to ourselves unless we needed him. The place is a lit… More
21 Jul 2013
"Fantastic apartment with private pool"
We loved our stay at the Casa do Lago, which is spacious, very well equipped, super clean and comfortable. The best feature however for us was the private pool and bbq, set in a nice garden with a gre… More
29 Sep 2012
"Fabulous Apartment, the photographs don't do it justice."
We had a wonderful holiday. The views are fabulous. The apartment is fully equipped, very spacious and peaceful. Having sole use of the pool and outdoor bbq comes with the apartment as standard, was a… More
24 Aug 2012
"Wonderful place to unwind with the family!"
Fantastic apartment - beautifully furnished with all our needs catered for. We were presented with a very generous " welcome pack" on our arrival.(much appreciated Judy!) Stunning views of t… More
19 Jun 2012
"Laid back and spoiled"
Bill and Jude Thanks very much for sharing your idyll with us during our stay. We arrived as strangers and left as firm friends.
The welcome pack left us with little shopping to do making more time for leisure pursuits, and the accommodation was faultless from the well equipped studio to the BBQ and pool. For the first time ever we truly did not want to leave.
The area itself is beautiful - mountains, trees, clean air and that amazing view of the river everyday. All of which is taken in your stride with no rush and friendly, generous locals you really are spoiled. Long may it continue.
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