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Villa / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6 Home 233291

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Casa do Limao - villa with inground swimming pool! Villa

3bedrooms
6sleeps
7nights min stay

Villa / 3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 6

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 69 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Cot available

Description from owner

Description

The light and airy lounge diner has a TV with DVD player, and Google Chromecast (download the App to your phone or laptop) so that you can stream films etc.There is comfortable seating and a selection of books, games and DVDs to help in relaxing over a glass or two of local wine! There is internet access for those who need it and the house has central heating, operated by a log fire.

There is seating for 6 people at the refectory table and the kitchen has a double oven and gas hob, an integrated dishwasher, large fridge and ample crockery and cooking utensils. There is also an oak larder unit for glass ware and food storage.

Upstairs, the property has 2 double rooms, one with a kingsize bed, the other with an antique mahogany double bed. Bedding is provided for use during your stay.

The remaining bedroom has a bunk bed; on request there is provision for a further bed with a single 'guest' put up bed and spare bedding. With this extra fold out bed, the property will

The light and airy lounge diner has a TV with DVD player, and Google Chromecast (download the App to your phone or laptop) so that you can stream films etc.There is comfortable seating and a selection of books, games and DVDs to help in relaxing over a glass or two of local wine! There is internet access for those who need it and the house has central heating, operated by a log fire.

There is seating for 6 people at the refectory table and the kitchen has a double oven and gas hob, an integrated dishwasher, large fridge and ample crockery and cooking utensils. There is also an oak larder unit for glass ware and food storage.

Upstairs, the property has 2 double rooms, one with a kingsize bed, the other with an antique mahogany double bed. Bedding is provided for use during your stay.

The remaining bedroom has a bunk bed; on request there is provision for a further bed with a single 'guest' put up bed and spare bedding. With this extra fold out bed, the property will sleep 7. We also have a travel cot, suitable for babies and toddlers.

The double room is ensuite with a large shower, two wash basins and toilet, and has a double door to the small outside balcony from which there are pretty views of the village and distant mountain range of the Serra d'Arganil - a perfect place for eating breakfast and watching the world go by.

The family bathroom on the same floor has a bath, over-bath shower, a wash basin and toilet. Both bathrooms are provided with towels for use by guests.

Outside, through either of the double patio doors, there is a large cobbled courtyard area with a variety of trees, garden furniture for eating 'alfresco', and a large barn which, apart from providing shade in the summer months, has a large and original bread oven, a games room complete with pool and football tables, and a utility room with a washing machine. There is outside lighting for both the house and barn making it possible to use the courtyard as an additional living space in the evenings as well as the daytime!

There is a freestanding BBQ in the courtyard for guests to use. The courtyard area itself is completely enclosed, and has steps to the garden area below, which from Easter 2016 will have an 8x4 metre swimming pool, complete with pretty patio surround (complete with patio furniture) which can be illuminated at night. The rest of the garden is laid to grass and has a variety of fruit bearing trees including oranges, figs, peaches, pears and of course olives.

Location description from owner

Northern Portugal region

Casa do Limão is 20 minutes away from the famous Spa town of Luso, which nestles at the edge of the beautiful Bucaco National park (complete with Palace) and 30 minutes away from the vibrant and historic city of Coimbra. The wonderful city of Viseu in the famous Dão wine region is forty five minutes to the north.

There are numerous 'river beaches' in the area, and the Silver coast - Figueira da Foz, is an hour away - very popular with surfers and sun seekers.

The house provides a perfect base for those who love walking, beautiful scenery, varied sporting activities, and a rich and varied cultural experience.

Mortagua

The villa is situated in a peaceful, pretty village with mountain views. There are plenty of things to see and do in Beira Litoral, which is known as an area of outstanding beauty. The nearby market town of Mortagua (Just a 10 minute drive away) has all of the amenities you could need including a train station, shops, banks, supermarkets and a selection of restaurants serving a very high standard of food.

This rural retreat is a fantastic place to relax and unwind, the enclosed cobbled courtyard at the villa is perfect for BBQ's and al fresco dining. There is an 8x4 metre in ground swimming pool.

There are several local markets where you can purchase cheeses, meats and sample some of the best piri piri chicken in the world! During the summer months there are frequent Saints Day Festa's in the various towns and villages locally, these are a great way to experience the local customs and the incredible friendliness of the Portuguese people.

The local area is perfect for a large range of outdoor pursuits including walking, cycling, canoeing, fishing and horse riding. There is also the amazing 'sky garden' experience, set within the beautiful botanical gardens in Coimbra old town - some of which is ideal for beginners, and others a definite challenge for thrill seekers!

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Bed & bathroom

  • bedroom 1: double bed
    bedroom 2: king bed
    bedroom 3: bunk bed
    beds in other rooms: single bed
  • 1 family bathroom, 1 en suite

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Private garden
  • Swing set
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Pool or snooker table
  • Games room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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About the owner

Marta V
Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated:
29 Apr 2016
Years listed:
3
Based in:
United Kingdom

Languages spoken: English

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“A well-equipped comfortable home from home”

Reviewed 31 Dec 2012

We had a very enjoyable break at Casa do Limao in December. The house was equipped with everything we might need and was very comfortable. The central heating was welcome on wet days. The peaceful country situation of Casa do Limao was perfect, and the location made a good base for exploring this interesting part of Portugal. We would certainly recommend Caso do Limao to amyone who likes a rural retreat in a quiet location that is also not far from amenities.

Thank you for endorsing what we feel about this lovely and undiscovered part of Portugal! We really appreciate your positive feedback, and hope that you will come again! Marta

“Unspoilt haven of tranquility”

Reviewed 28 Jul 2012

Fabulous country house in a beautiful unspoilt and largely undiscovered area of Portugal. The house has all the modern creature comforts, dishwasher, Internet, satelite TV, washing machine etc and is extremely comfortable and superbly equipped to a very high standard. It is in a stunning and naturally beautiful scenic area. Highly recommended.

Thank you so much for your lovely review, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and you are very welcome back any time! Marta.

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