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Modern self-catering property in a prime position just outside the city walls of Obidos, recently voted one of the 7 Wonders of Portugal. With two bedrooms sleeping 4 people, and a double sofa-bed in the sitting room, the house offers comfortable furnishings to make staying here as pleasant as possible for up to 6 persons. There is secure parking for a car behind electronic gates, and a sunny south facing terrace that is a complete suntrap in order to enjoy the wonderful climate. We have a local agent who will assist you whilst staying at the house if you wish. The property is within 1 hours drive of bustling, cosmopolitan Lisbon, and 15 minutes drive from local beaches at Peniche and Obidos Lagoon. This part of the Silver Coast is easily accessible, and the house is centrally located to visit World Heritage Sites such as Tomar, Alcabaca, Batalha and Sintra. There is always something to do in Obidos, numerous festivals and concerts are held within the city throughout the year.
Local information: This part of the Silver Coast is easily accessible, and the house is centrally located to visit World Heritage Sites such as Tomar, Alcabaca, Batalha and Sintra. Obidos has numerous restaurants and bars to whet your appetite, ranging in cost and variety and is famous for its local drink Ginga, which is served in chocolate cups! There is always something to do in Obidos, numerous festivals and concerts are held within the city throughout the year. A large Supermarket, municipal swimming pool and leisure facilities are within a 2 minute drive as is free Internet access. There are several other supermarkets in Caldas da Rainha. Within Obidos, there is a Pharmacy, several banks, and local grocery stores offering fresh daily bread and supplies. Try a Pastais de Nata (a kind of custard tart) with a coffee for a mid morning treat. There is a daily flower and produce market in Caldas, and a weekly market. We have a favourite Sunday market in Pateias, up the coast towards Sao Pedro de Moel.
Beaches and festivals: There are many beaches within 30 minutes drive of Obidos: Peniche, Baleal and Supertubes for surfing fun and wonderful fish restaurants (15 minutes) Foz de Arelho with numerous water sports on Obidos Lagoon and wide open golden sand (20 minutes). You can windsurf, water ski, hire a rowing boat or try paragliding on the lagoon. Baleal beach hosts several international surf competitions during the year. Sao Martinho de Porto with it's safe crescent bay, family atmosphere (30 minute drive) shops and waterfront cafes. Look out for the traditionally dressed women in Nazare, along with a dramatic rocky backdrop to a buzzing seaside resort (40 minutes). Park at Sitio, overlooking Nazare, and take the funicular railway down to the town. Driving South from Obidos you will find Santa Cruz, which is a popular little resort with a beautiful beach. There are music festivals held on the beaches during the summer months, and more events celebrating Rocha pears, grown locally, and the sea.
Travel and distances: The use of a car is recommended. Lisbon is 1 hour (70km) by car. There is a regular bus service between Lisbon and Obidos, or the railway from Caldas de Rainha. Scheduled airlines include BA, TAP (Portugal Airline) BMIBaby, Monarch, and Easy jet. Porto airport is 2.5 hours (150km) by car. Scheduled airlines are TAP and Ryanair. If you have time to spare, take the cross channel ferries to Bilbao or Santander. The distance from Bilbao is approx 450 miles through Spain (we've done it a few times). Caldas da Rainha 7km / 10 minutes. Foz do Arelho 17km / 20 minutes. Sao Martinho do Porto 27km / 22 minutes. Nazare 41km / 33 minutes. Sao Pedro de Moel 65km / 50 minutes. Batalha 69km / 48 minutes. Alcabaca -40km, 30 minutes Fatima - 94km, 57 minutes. Sintra - 97km, 65 minutes Lisbon - 100km, 66 minutes (Center). Constancia 98km / 56 minutes.
Downstairs, bedroom 1 has a large-size bed (160cm x 200cm) and fitted wardrobes, full length mirror and chair whilst bedroom 2, also on the ground floor has two large single beds (90cm x 200cm), chests of drawers, full length mirror and stool.
All beds have 28cm thick mattresses and mattress toppers to make them more comfortable. A hairdryer is also available for your convenience....moreless
The main bathroom is downstairs and is fully tiled. There is bath with shower, toilet, bidet and handbasin, heater and shaver socket.
The cloakroom is on the upper floor, again fully tiled with shaver socket....moreless
The seperate sitting area contains a large 3 seater leather sofa bed, two further leather chairs and the dining area has an extending dining table and 6 chairs. A 32 inch Sony Bravia TV, a Sony PlayStation 2, Sony DVD player and a Sony hi-fi system that plays MP3 discs.
The fitted kitchen includes electric fan oven, extractor fan, child safe ceramic hob, large fridge/freezer, microwave, toaster and kettle, as well as a washer/dryer and dishwasher.
The large south facing terrace is accessible from the kitchen, and contains a dining table, 6 chairs, parasol and two sun-loungers. There is also a traditional charcoal BBQ.
There is secure parking accessible by electric gates, and pedestrian access to the lower level using a videophone entry system. The secure parking is great to have during busy tourist events as parking can become difficult.
Towels and linen are included. The property is cleaned prior to arrival. Please bring your own beach towels....moreless
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Obidos has been voted one of the 7 Wonders of Portugal and it is very special to the Portuguese people. The Villa Natal transforms the village into a Winter Wonderland at Christmas. A Chocolate Festival is held annually, as is a Medieval Festival in the Summer months. There are numerous cultural activities, such as Fado concerts, piano concerts and exhibitions held in the local museum. Within an hours drive, you could dive off Belenga Island, canoe in Constancia, surf and windsurf on the local beaches, discover a local Wine Route, explore the mountains and national parks, or visit UNESCO World Heritage sites such as Alcabaca, Tomar, Batalha and Sintra. There are several large shopping centres in Lisbon which you could combine with a visit to Belem, a boat ride ride on the Tejo, a tram or bus trip around the historic centre. Historians can discover the history of the Peninsular Wars and the importance of the Duke of Wellington in nearby Terres Vedras and locality.
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