The original stone dwelling was a farm in the 1900s. In 1999 it was rebuilt around the two remaining original stone walls. The final result is a charming stone cottage with a private garden.The house is fully equipped and very comfortable. It is a short walk from the lake which is wonderful to swim in in the Summer and Autumn. This is a great place for serious R&R. You can catch up on your reading in the garden or get on one of the bikes and explore the countryside.There is a BBQ and a terraced area where you can dine al fresco.The house is ideal for couples and for families as the area offers something for everyone, from the countryside to interesting towns such as Tomar, Abrantes, Fatima and the walled town of Obidos.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Lisboa 130 km, Nearest railway: Tomar 12 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Fireplace, Internet access|
|General||CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Double Beds (1), Single Beds (4), Cots available (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Access||Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
|Further details outdoors|
The garden leads you to a paved area up a couple of steps. The stone floor is in keeping with the rest of the house.This is an ideal area for outdoor dining (tables and chairs in the garage), chilling out (deckchair in the garage) or catching up on your holiday reading.
The Ribatejo region has traditionally been an agricultural area with many vineyards. The river Tagus and Zêzere flow through the area and the latter was flooded in the '50s to create Castelo do Bode, a huge reservoir that provides water to most of the Lisbon area.Above the dam the Castelo do Bode lake lies nestled in a valley full of pine and eucalyptus forests dotted with isolated villages.The valley is a secluded area popular for boating, fishing and watersportsBeing Portugal, it can be quite wet but the climate is generally quite mild although July and August can get quite hot.
The house is right by the Lake Castelo do Bode (Castle of the Billygoat) .The area is very green and the countryside is extremely peaceful. There are plenty of fluvial beaches - the water is very clean, ideal for swimming and certainly good for cooling off in the summer. There are also many tracks ideal for cyclists and walkers and certainly a good way to explore the surrounding area.Tomar, the historical town of the Order of the Templars is a short drive away. The Convent of Christ on the hilltop is a must. The Sanctuary of Fátima, holy place of pilgrimage is around 30kms away. Castelo de Almoural, set on a tiny island of the Tagus was built as a fortress in 1171. Lovely spot for a picnic.Torres Novas has many fine churches within its castle walls.The house is a great base for those wishing to visit the Marion Shrine of Fatima (30kms) or attend the annual Horse Fair in Golega in November.