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Canoeing in the lake

Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car essential
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Holiday home inside a private property bathed by Portugal's largest artificial lake and the Castelo do Bode Dam, situated 15 minutes driving from the Templar city of Tomar (Portugal).

The house is detached from the property's main residence and welcomes up to 6 people. It comprises 1 master bedroom with double bed, 1 second bedroom with 2 beds, 1 bathroom, 1 dining room with open fireplace and 1open kitchen (fully equipped).

1 bedroom for 2 with en-suite facilities is located on the ground-floor.

In the balcony you can enjoy the great views while taking your meals.

A barbecue area is in exclusivity reserved for visitors.

Visitors may spend time relaxing in the garden or benefit from direct access to the lake to enjoy the excellent conditions which enables them to bath, canoeing, fishing or practise other water sports.

Casas d'Azinheira is the right place for couples or families who wish to enjoy peaceful and unforgettable holidays.

Long term lets are also considered.

The Templar city of Tomar,15 minutes by car, is one of Portugal's historical jewels as it houses, amongst others, the Castle and the UNESCO World Heritage Convent of the Order of Christ, the Synagogue of Tomar, the Aqueduct of Pegões and the Museu dos Fósforos (Museum of Matches). The Festa dos Tabuleiros (Festival of Trays), unique in the world, is one of the most important features of Tomar.

Casas d'Azinheira is the perfect gateway to discover the unique atmosphere of the region as it is located 35 minutes away from Almourol Castle and Constância (the house of the Portuguese epic poet Camões), 45 minutes away from Our Lady of Fátima Sanctuary and 1,15 hours away from Coimbra, known as the ”City of the students”. The University of Coimbra is one of the world's oldest universities founded in 1290 by the poet king Dinis.

The village of Golegã (the Portuguese capital of the horse with its well known Horse Fair in the first week of each November is only 30 minutes away.

The Batalha Gothic monastery is less than 1 hour driving.

Lisbon and its international airport is only 1,15 hours by car and Portugal's second city Porto, with its international airport, is only 2,30 hours by car.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Direct access to the lake from the house
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential, Wheelchair users
Nearest Amenities 5 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Lisbon 140 km, 15 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Boat available
General TV, CD player, Table tennis, Satellite TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer
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 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Private fishing lake or river
Access Parking, Wheelchair users

The Costa de Prata/Silver Coast/Central Portugal region

Situated in central Portugal, the Barragem do Castelo do Bode dam is the largest Portuguese artificial lake with more than 60 km length.

Here you can enjoy the pleasures of the nature and of the water sports ( swim, canoe, fishing among others) and enjoy the sun all over the year. Proximity to historic cities and some of the most important historical monuments make it an ideal holiday destination for families and experienced travellers.

The world Heritage Knight's city of TOMAR, 15 km away, stands on the banks of the Nabão River. The city is dominated by the Knights' Templar castle containing one of the country's most significant and impressive Portuguese monuments, the Convent of Christ.

Tomar is well known for its gastronomy. There is a bullring and bullfights during the summer months.

The city has train to many cities in the country and bus stations, hospital, health centres, a Municipal Sports Centre with an indoor swimming pool. There is also a Ten Pin Bowling alley, several banks, many coffee bars and restaurants, shops, art galleries, hotels, post offices, pharmacies and several schools. It also has an University.

The Festival dos Tabuleiros (Festival of the Trays) unique in the world brings thousands to town.

The village of Golegã is 30 minutes away by car. The world well known Feira Nacional do Cavalo (Portuguese Golegã Horse Fair) takes place here every 1st week of November.

Constância with its Memory House of Camões, the Portuguese epic poet, and the Almourol castle are only 30 minutes away by car.


Coimbra, the students city, and its University built in 1290 by the poet king Dinis: 1 hour

Batalha Monestery: 45 minutes

Nazaré and Peniche beaches: 1 hour

Leiria and its castle: 45 minutes

Alcobaça Monestery: 45 minutes

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15 Jun 2013


"A paradise by the lake"

We travelled with our 2 children and found a really beautiful "cosy" house with gorgeous views.
Very nice and peaceful garden. We had there several al fresco meals cooked in the BBQ. All breakfasts were taken in the balcony facing the lake's water.The house was very clean. Our children loved the canoeing.
Congratulations and thanks to the nice couple. They were very friendly and very helpful.
We will be back again.

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