Very attractive private family-home villa with private pool, within 15 minutes drive to five lovely beaches (with great surfing) and near various golf courses. Casa do Cedro is set in its own large garden, with a fantastic location on the lower slopes of the hills running up from the sea, with a marvellous view up to the wooded mountain of Sintra. The villa is large, with spacious living rooms and lovely old furniture. The huge tiled terrace looks onto the lawn and the private pool. Casa do Cedro is 45 minutes drive from Lisbon and Lisbon airport and is 20 minutes from the historic town of Sintra and from various beautiful World Heritage site palaces. Tennis courts, mountain biking, golf courses and riding facilities are also all within 15 minutes drive. There are great restaurants nearby, especially for seafood.
Accommodation Summary : 7 double bedrooms: 3 double beds and 4 twins beds. 2 rooms have bathroom en suite 2 of the beds in one room are smaller sized, suitable for children. There is also a baby cot.
Pets Allowed, Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm, Children Welcome
Notes on Amenities :
Great beaches just 15 minutes away
Huge terrace with fantastic view to mountain of Sintra
Lovely lawn sloping down to pool in a small orchard, with child-proof fence around it. 10+ deck/outside chairs.
Ping-pong, barbecue, dvd, TV etc
Sleeps 12 plus two children and a baby cot.
The rental rate includes taxes, maid cleaning service three times a week plus gardener and pool maintenance man.The house is complete with all necessary furniture and cooking facilities including cable TV/DVD and wireless internet access. Bed linen and towels are supplied. Electricity, gas and local telephone calls costs are included in rental price.
Full payment is required two months before arriving, after a deposit made on booking.
BEACHES AND RESTAURANTS The local region is famous for its beaches, restaurants (especially sea-food, palaces, walking and golf. And the spectacularly special Lisbon is only 30-40 minutes away ...
The BEACHES of Sintra's coastline are famous: Praia Grande (great for surfing), Praia das Maηγs, Praia da Adraga (just below Praia Grande) and Magoito (further south), all from 10 to 20 minutes car trip from the house. There is another really big beach called Guincho south west of the house, where the surfing European championships have been held. Another great beach is called Praia da Ursa, which is about 30 mins away.
RESTAURANTS Execellent restaurants are everywhere nearby, especially in Praia das Macas, Praia Grande,Colares and Sintra. The house information book has full details.
CASTLES, PALACES AND SIGHTS Sintra town (15 minutes from the house) is a great place to visit. The old town was is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Scattered on the hillside there are many buildings and sites of great historical and architectural interest - fun too for children. These include the Palαcio da Pena, a 19th Century folly built at the very top of the hill; several very good museums; the fabulous folly and gardens of Montserrat (just 1 km from the villa); the well-preserved medieval Palacio Nacional do Sintra, in the old town; the Castelo dos Mouros, an Arab fort dating from the 8th Century.
There are many handicraft and antiques shops (also in nearby San Pedro, which has various antiques shops). The modern art gallery in Sintra is genuinely good. The house information book has full details.
GOLF Sintra region is very good for golf: there are 5 courses within easy reach. The Penha Longa course (home of the Estoril Open) is 10 km away and hosts several championships. It has an excellent level of maintenance and beautiful panoramic views over the Sintra hill (Serra de Sintra). Also nearby are Estoril Golf, Quinta da Marinha Golf, Quinta da Beloura Golf, Belas Golf all about 30 min. drive from the villa. Finally, there is a golf driving range only about 2k from the house. The house information book has full details.