In The Heart Of Sintra Mountain, 15 Minutes Drive From The Beach And The Golf Course
A property suspended in the magic and fragrance of a place full of history, surrounded by Sintra’s most luxuriant greens, at Pena Palace road, a privileged set that has always been a beloved destination of royalty, poets and writers ... Byron's Glorious Eden at its best!
Sleeps 18. 7 bedroom house with 3 suites, 3 double rooms and a bunk bedroom for 6. Designed by well-renowned architect Luis Possollo, this is a charming and elegantly-decorated house with a spacious living and dining-room full of sunlight, from where you can look at the sea on the horizon, at Sintra village and valley sprawling below or at the Moorish castle hanging over you, and enjoy absolute peace and quiet "away from it all" in the middle of the luxuriant green slopes of the Pena hillside.
Apart from the front garden with its exuberant views of the hills, castle, Sintra valley and the sea, this 3-hectare property is covered in exotic trees, fruit trees and flowers, and interspersed by mysterious paths lined with bushes and rocks, caves and water springs and semi-romantic semi-challenging uphill pathways. Ideal starting point for promenades where nature and history meet in a way that will surprise you at every turn of the road. A world-heritage site, Sintra village is a short walk down the road and the Pena Palace and Moorish Castle a few kms up the road. Or drive by Seteais and Monserrate palaces to the village of Colares and the sandy beaches of Praia Grande, Adraga and Praia das Maçãs, or the fishing villages of Azenhas do Mar and Ericeira, famous for their seafood restaurants. Alternatively, take the old typical, newly-renovated, tramway. For golf lovers, the perfect place to rest after playing at nearby golf courses, and to practice their putting on the front lawn.
The entire accomodation - bedrooms, living-room, etc. - are very comfortable. Extremely inviting for evenings of family games, reading, and relaxed conversations by the fireplace.
1 suite with double bed, 2 suites with twin beds, 1 room with double bed, 2 rooms with twin beds, 1 bunk bedroom for 6 plus 2 cot beds. All rooms with built-in exotic-wood wardrobes, and breathtaking views.
6 bathrooms. 3 en-suite bedrooms to bathrooms with bathtub, shower, toilet and bidet. 1 Bathroom with bathtub, shower, toilet and bidet. 1 large bathroom with 2 separate wc's, 1 bath, 1 separate shower, 2 bidets and 3 washbasins.
1 full-equipped kitchen, wall-tiled, served by a pantry area and a larder. Provided with cooker, hob, fridge, freezer, microwave, toaster, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, iron, iron board, etc. Door and window opening onto the backyard.
Lounge, elegantly-decorated spacious living-room, with fireplace, and dining-room, all full of sunlight. Amazing garden and mountain views. 3 sofas, 2 armchairs, 4 chais, TV and video. Separate dining-room with a large table that sits 18.
The house is also suitable to host people with reduced mobility. Despite having stairs to the upper floor, you can find all you need for a restful and enjoyable holiday on the ground-floor, comprising large divisions with wide doors: living-room, dining-room, kitchen, bathrooms and bedrooms, as well as a nice porch and gardens.
The Sintra village is famous for its embroidery and bed- and table-linen shops, pottery shops, leatherwear, jewellery, and not least its pastry shops.
A visit to the village Palace is a must, as well as to the unique Toy Museum.
The areas of São Pedro and Várzea are famous for their typical restaurants.
Nearest AIRPORT - Lisbon airport : 30 Kms
Nearest TRAIN - Sintra: 1 Km
Nearest BEACH - Praia Grande: 14 Kms
Nearest BARPUB - Sintra Village: 800 mts
Nearest GOLF - Penha Longa: 10 Kms
Nearest RESTAURANT: Sintra Village: 800 mts
Golf courses within 15 kms distance: Penha Longa Golf Club, Estoril Golf Club, Quinta da Beloura Golf Club, Academia Internacional de Golf Estoril Sol
20 Kms: Quinta da Marinha and Oitavos Dunes
25 Kms: Belas Clube de Campo and Lisbon Sports Club
Changing booking time is possible depending on availability. Refundable guarantee deposit on arrival: 500 €.
In case of cancellation, fee will be: up to 21 days prior to arrival: 40%, up to 15 days: 70%, and up to 7 days: 90% (all of the 70% payment). Prices may be negotiated on an individual basis for shorter accomodation periods and/or number of occupants. For any support required, owner lives nearby.
All towels and linen will be provided as per number of occupants. Prices include a weekly house cleaning with towel and linen changing. Additional maid service available on request.
"We were part of a large party staying in the house in July 2012. It was perfect for us. The photos tell the whole story. I only need to add that the area is wonderful for a holiday with extremely interesting castles, palaces, parks and gardens to visit, many of them within walking distance. The local restaurants are great, (do not miss the pastry shop in Sintra village). Lisbon is a short drive away, as is the beach with the most exciting kite surfing and wind surfing opportunities and viewing. The resort towns of Estorial and Cascais are also within easy driving distance. The Sintra area is one of those very special corners of Europe that highly deserves its status as a UNESCO world heritage site. Lastly, I can highly recommend the maid service and the meals provided were simply delicious."
Rosie and Rainer Bischoff, Berlin, Germany
“In the evening we could have our drinks on the terraces and look up to the centuries old Moorish castle. We even found a way to walk up through the woods to the castle and the royal Palace!”
Greg and Cory Ross, Ashland Oregon, USA
"A fantastic house in one of those extraordinary parts of Europe which despite being a UNESCO World Heritage Site few people seem to know. The house is brilliant for a large party with great communal spaces and a well equipped kitchen, only a short, leafy walk from the lovely village of Sintra with its restaurants, castle and mad palaces. Don’t miss out!"
The Everalls, London, UK