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Detached cottage with swimming pool and optional Annex

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3 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
6 guests
3 nights minimum
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Casa dos Cavalos is a modernised cottage with all the amenities you would expect, tv, free wifi, microwave, cooker, dishwasher, washing machine, gas BBQ. The main house accommodates 4 people in 2 bedrooms with 2 bathrooms, lounge and kitchen/diner. There is also the option to rent the Annex, suitable for up to 2 people, containing 1 bedroom and bathroom for an additional €20 per night. The Annex is only available to rent as an addition to the main house. A cot and high chair are available upon request. The lounge has a traditional Portuguese stone floor and log fire, the bi-folding patio doors lead to the shaded pergola with dining table and outside cooking facilities and looks out at the swimming pool, Annex and paddocks. The sparkling pool (built within the old threshing circle) for ...Casa dos Cavalos is a modernised cottage with all the amenities you would expect, tv, free wifi, microwave, cooker, dishwasher, washing machine, gas BBQ. The main house accommodates 4 people in 2 bedrooms with 2 bathrooms, lounge and kitchen/diner. There is also the option to rent the Annex, suitable for up to 2 people, containing 1 bedroom and bathroom for an additional €20 per night. The Annex is only available to rent as an addition to the main house. A cot and high chair are available upon request. The lounge has a traditional Portuguese stone floor and log fire, the bi-folding patio doors lead to the shaded pergola with dining table and outside cooking facilities and looks out at the swimming pool, Annex and paddocks. The sparkling pool (built within the old threshing circle) for your exclusive use, is located in a lovely sunny position to the rear, it is cleaned and checked daily. There are corner steps leading into the shallow end and another set of steps in the deeper end. The depth of the pool is 1.0m at its shallowest and 1.5m at its deepest, the average summer water temperature is approximately 27°c. The pergola and patios are equipped with sun loungers, table and chairs and a gas BBQ and burners for outdoor living. The back of the property is edged by cork oaks, elm oaks and pine trees. You will be surrounded by nature, finches, great-tits, blue-tits, crested-tits, woodpeckers, nuthatches, siskins, squirrels and many other birds, there are bird baths and feeders to encourage the birds into the garden. The small forest is also full of wildlife activity. The 2 meadows are fairly flat and filled with olive and fruit trees, such as orange, lemon, cherry, fig, plum, nectarine and grape vines which you are very welcome to help yourself to if the fruit is ready to eat. Minimum stay is for 3 nights, any guests staying longer than 7 nights will receive fresh bedding and towels weekly. Check out time is 10am. Check in is from 3pm, although we will endeavour to be as flexible as possible upon request. Within 1 hours drive you can visit the larger historic towns of Tomar, Coimbra and Castelo Branco. The nearest costal town is a little over 1 hours drive away. Directly from the property you can walk in the surrounding forests using the tracks and there are many other walking routes around local towns available on the internet. Sertã is a very pretty, bustling market town nestled in the hills. It has plenty of shops, supermarkets, restaurants, bars and cafes. You can enjoy a glass of wine or your dinner overlooking the river which flows through the town. The local wine, beer and food is good value, fresh and locally sourced. It has a tourist centre, chemists with English speaking pharmacists, a library with an English section and internet access and a sports centre boasting both indoor and outdoor swimming pools. There is also a small renovated 1930s cinema. Around the area are many beautiful river beaches, which are sections of river dammed off to provide safe swimming. They are provided by the councils, free to use and most of them contain changing, shower and toilet facilities and an on-site restaurant/cafe/bar. During the summer there are many local music, culture and food/drink festivals in Sertã and surrounding towns. There are weekly markets in all local towns. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: 94467/ALMore
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About the Owner
Alison S
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:April 2019
Interaction with guests
Your hosts, Alison and Rod, are living at and renovating a neighbouring property. We respect your privacy, but you will often see us attending to the swimming pool or working in the paddocks tending to the trees, cutting grass etc. Please feel free to come and talk to us and pick any ripe fruit you may find on our property. We moved from busy lives in the UK to this beautiful part of Europe in June 2016 to enjoy a quieter, healthier life in a better climate. We are very enthusiastic about our hometown and would love to share our enthusiasm with recommendations for places to visit and restaurants to try. Each day we are still astounded by the beauty of the surroundings, culture and friendliness of the people here and Portugal has been an
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Reviewed August 24, 2019

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Date of stay: August 2019
Casa-dos-cavalos, VR Owner at Detached cottage with swimming pool and optional Annex, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2019

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Reviewed July 16, 2019 via mobile

We have just spent 10 wonderful days in Arrifana and don’t want to go home. The location is so peaceful and the house is perfect. It is a perfect get away for relaxing and soaking up the sun. We will definitely be back for another...More

Date of stay: July 2019
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Casa-dos-cavalos, VR Owner at Detached cottage with swimming pool and optional Annex, responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 2019

It was a pleasure having you as guests, we hope to see you again.

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Air Conditioning
Towels Provided
Private Garden
TV
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Secure Parking
Internet Access
Toaster
Cooker
Grill
Fishing Nearby
Central Heating
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Microwave
Balcony
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Patio
Fireplace
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Are there nightlife options close to this vacation rental? YesNoUnsure
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About the neighbourhood
Directly from the property you can walk in the surrounding forests using the tracks and there are many other walking routes around local towns available from the internet and information provided on site. Within 1 hours drive you can visit the larger historic towns of Tomar, Coimbra and Castelo Branco. The nearest costal town is a little over 1 hours drive away.
How to get there
We are located just off junction 29 of the IC8, both Lisbon and Porto airports are within 2 hours drive away. We are located in a little village called Arrifana which is 6km from Sertã, 4km from Cernache du Bonjardim and a 5 minute drive from the main road IC8. Within a few few minutes walk are two local cafes/bars and a small mini market. Your own transport is advisable as the local bus service is not very regular. We are very easy and to find located close yo main routes, but in a very quiet village.
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