One bedroom cottage in Colares with pool in tranquil settings
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Fabulous little house, perfect peace and quiet yet very close to all the sights.
We stayed for 2 weeks in September, this house was lovely, spotlesley clean and the garden a joy - so many places to sit and place your sun chair. The pool is lovely and a real bonus.
You can enjoy complete peace and tranquility which is just what we look for in a holiday and spent many hours just enjoying being there. The cottage itself is semi detached but there is no one living in the adjoining house. The bedroom is separated from the main living area by steps and a large curtain, as we were a couple this was not a problem for us.and the the panoramic view from the bedroom and the bedroom terrace is a joy to wake up to. It's a lovely bonus to have the choice of bath or shower in the bathroom and if it cools down in the evenings there is a fabulous stove to light in the living room.
The kitchen is very compact and there is no oven -just a hob and microwave ( but with the ability to barbeque so easily in the garden you don't need to use the kitchen much), The current microwave is also a grill but a combination oven/ grill/ micro might be useful).
Although you have complete peace and quiet the cottage is really not far from Colares (supermarket, great local food store, bank, pharmacy and cafe and restaurant- everything you could need + a great little flea market at the weekends). you can cycle to Colares in 5 minutes. We took our own cycles and also managed to visit Sintra, palace monsarrat, quinta palace and the monastery + the beaches all by cycling (it is hilly but if you have a decent bike it's not a problem). You can walk into the national park from the doorstep or take the tram from Colares to the beach or to Sintra. Lisbon is so easy to visit too, parking in the long stay car park at Sintra is free, the train tickets so cheap and the trains run every 40 minutes, takes only 45 minutes to get there.
The parking at the cottage is only on the roadside and it is a tight little space and you have to cross the road and there are steps up to the house so packing and unpacking the car can be tricky but it's worth the effort!
Booking with and meeting Mafalda was a really easy process and a pleasure.
Would not hesitate to recommend this property and would very much like to return, a fabulous holiday, the locals really friendly , really helpful. Loved it and loved Portugal.
Fantastic place! Calm and peaceful, away from everything but with easy access by car or uber.
Excellent. Very beautiful and clean.
Séjour très agréable
Logement parfait pour 2 personnes. Stationnement un peu délicat sur la petite route mais situé juste de face. Plusieurs escaliers pour atteindre l'entrée. Route un peu empruntée mais peu de bruit car logement bien isolé. Kitchenette avec tout l'essentiel. Chambre avec vue panoramique sur les collines environnantes. Jardin et piscine très agréables. Région qui mérite le détour, très dépaysant. Commerces un peu éparpillés mais Mafalda est de très bon conseil. Météo variable (pas rare d'avoir de la pluie) mais températures très homogènes (21-24° en journée fin juin). Il y a des chances que l'on revienne !
Kleines Paradies inmitten der wilder Natur Sintras
Das Cottage war genau so, wie wir es uns für Sintra vorgestellt hatten. Mit allem Notwendigen ausgestattet, ein wunderbarer Pool umgeben von wunderschöner, wilder Natur, abgeschieden, und doch hat man Supermarkt, Bauernmarkt, Sintra (Schlösser etc.) und das Meer in unmittelbarer Umgebung. Wir hatten wunderbare Tage und würden jederzeit wiederkommen.
Toller Ausgangspunkt für diverse Aktivitäten
Schöne Wohnung mit tollem Ausblick über die Weinberge. Sehr ruhige Lage, man ist ganz für sich. Optimaler Ausgangspunkt für Wanderungen, kulturelle Besichtigungen, Ausflüge ans Meer oder nach Lissabon. Sehr nette Betreuung durch die Verwalterin.
Silke und Michael
GITE AVEC TOUT CONFORT ET BELLE PISCINE
Le gîte de Mafalda est un endroit très beau et conforme aux photos avec de belles terrasses et un beau jardin pour profiter du soleil. Belle piscine avec carrelage vert où on peut profiter dans le calme du soleil et de la baignade. Dans ce gîte tout y est : lit fait, linge de maison, de toilettes et draps de plage sont fournis. Mafalda est une dame très attachante et de bons conseils. De plus, nous sommes à proximité des sites à visiter comme Sintra, Palais de Rena, Parques de Monserrate (au bout de la rue), Quinta da Regaleira. Proche de la mer… Marché de poissons tous les matins et beau marché tous les weeks-ends pour acheter légumes, fruits… etc. Endroit idéal pour passer de superbes vacances. On reviendra…
Colares is situated on the southwest side of Sintra on the Atlantic coast.
The village of Colares is absolutely delightful and has long been a very popular summer resort. Has all the necessary conveniences and public transports to beaches, Sintra and Cascais.
Colares is a Portuguese wine region (DOC), the Ramisco vines are some of the oldest in Portugal, known for its deep colored, full bodied red wines that are high in astringent tannins and can be tasted at the Adega Regional in a very beautiful building in the village.
The houses and imposing farms all around Colares affirm this wonderful relation with wine and its production.
Colares has mild winters, an ideal summer temperature which never gets too hot, the autumn is ideal too, is like a second spring.
Praia das Maças “Apples Beach”
The sandy area surrounded by shops, restaurants and bars and handicraft shops, in this place that has become over the years the meeting point of everybody from Sintra, and later from all the Lisboa area, specially on Sundays, either on summer or winter time.
Next to this beach there is a swimming pool with sea water, a children’s park and space for picnics.
The beach has also good facilities for sport fishing, on both sides of the sandy area. One of the main attractions is the tramcar with a lovely journey that starts in Sintra (in Estefânia, next to the Sintra’s modern art museum), has a stop in Colares and ends in Maçãs Beach.
Many other beautiful beaches lay only a short drive away: Praia Grande is a very popular beach with young surfers who come to ride its quality waves, and both national and international competitions are held. Azenhas do Mar, Praia do Magoito and Adraga each offering its own beauty and charm with sandy coves.
Cabo da Roca is the most westerly point in Europe and has magnificent views, is nearby. The coast to the north of Cabo da Roca has dramatic cliffs interspersed with rocky beaches and the natural environment is still absolutely unspoiled.
The town of Sintra is of rare historical and architectural importance. The hills are a monument in their own right, we sense the magic of Sintra Mountain, as the local people have for thousands of years; they used to call it the Mountain of the Moon.
Sintra village is known for its quaint little buildings. Up on the hills, the National Palace, the Moorish Castle, Pena Palace, Monserrate and Regaleira are all fascinating.
A wide range of sports can be enjoyed here all year round. Sports options range from extreme sports such as parachuting, paragliding, rock climbing and mountain cycling to more traditional sports such as horse riding, tennis and golf.
The whole coast has excellent facilities for water sports like surfing, windsurfing, body board, kite surf, water skiing and all types of sailing. The Cascais Marina is the main facility for sailors and there are many other sailing clubs in the area. Other activities could include ballooning, jeep safaris and horse riding tracks through the woods.
Fairs and markets are many throughout the region.
Cascais: Every Wednesday and Saturday morning in the town centre.
Sintra: 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month at S. Pedro.