2 bedrooms, 4 people, large fireplace, garden, marble bathtub
- english, french, german, portuguese
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
My girlfriend and I loved our stay here. It was everything we hoped for and more. The house is full of charm owing greatly to the timeless feel of the space. The large fireplace is great, the bathroom is wonderful and the bedroom with its windows looking out both sides to the garden feels really romantic. The garden is really special with so many beautiful plants and flowers carefully laid out by Marco and his family. Its really a very charming place and we would definitely go back.
Nice little cottage
We stayed with two adults in the cottage during Christmas 2018. Marco had warned us that the there is no central heating. We had to make a fire every night and every morning to keep the cottage warm. This was no problem for us, but is hard work if you are not used to making fires! We found the kitchen a little bit lacking in cooking facilities (there is a cooker with two gas hobs and a small oven) but made do with what there was. We used the fireplace a couple of times to bbq/ grill fish and meat, that was a lovely experience! The cottage is comfortable for two, but a bit small for more people unless you can spend time outside. In summer that is of course the way to go! There is a beautiful garden and no neighbours to be seen! The area is very convenient for daytrips, plenty of culture and nature. Marco is an excellent host and knows the area like his back pocket! We had a fabulous week in this area of Portugal!
Great place for our family vacation!
We loved this cottage and garden! It was in a great location for sightseeing in Sintra, beach-hopping, and exploring the coastline. Marco was the most generous host! He and his wife met us in Lisbon a few days before our stay and treated us to drinks at a top-of-a-parking-garage bar that had great views and that we never would have found on our own. He even helped us out with returning our rental car when the company opened after we needed to board our flight. His recommendations for local restaurants, day trips, and even Fado in Lisbon were top notch. The weather was cool at times, so we would often play games by the fire in the evenings. One day it was warm enough to eat outside under the arbor enjoying the great view. We are used to country living and always tidied up well, so while we had some ants we never had any rodents!
A charming step back into Portguese life.
We spent a week in this lovely old house that has plenty of character.
The rooms are all spacious and all areas are well catered for.
The garden is absolutely beautiful, interesting plants and lay out, a little quiet haven.
The owner is very friendly and helpful, he has some interesting tales about the house!
Only one slight negative, the second bedroom is on a mezzanine level and you have to bend double to get into and out of the room. Ideal for kids but a bit of a challenge for grown ups!
Communication with owner leading up to our visit was excellent and very clear but directions could be a little more concise.
Would we stay again- yes!
Glad you had a wonderful stay.
Will shorten the detailed directions a bit. However google maps is also great option and help.
Would be nice except for the rats
A well-established family of rats detracted somewhat.
Thank you for your feedback!
Sorry for your detraction!
Although pest control is done on a regular basis, a cottage standing alone in the countryside is always subjected to attracting mice and ants. They are attracted by the smell of any human activity like cooking or just litter. Sometimes leaving the door open to the garden is enough. It is always recommended to guests to keep any litter in the closed waste baskets and whenever leaving the house for the day to drop the waste in to one of the green containers alongside the road to the next village.
Due to the gardens' greener grass and the freshly blossomed hydrangeas, some of the neighbours sheep got in to the garden. A call was enough and they were taken away. Fortunately not all hydrangeas were eaten.
As established with all guests, me or the housekeeper are minutes away from the cottage and ready to take action on any issue to make your stay as pleasant as possible, provided we get a call.
All you could wish for (and more)
The property provides a combination of an authentic historical building, tastefully furnishings, a beautiful and quite location and a modern day version of the garden of eden.
We really enjoyed learning from the genuinely friendly owner about the interesting history of the place, and if you are botanically inclined (as I am) he can share his extensive knowledge on what is growing in his beautiful collection of mostly local plants. And he is a great source for all the local insider tips.
You can enjoy the view from under the vine covered pergola, while collecting some pine nuts for dinner.
It is for these rare places of beauty that the German language came up with the word "Fernweh"
Casa das Figueiras ...
is an isolated cottage with garden from the late 18th century in the countryside by the coast within the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park and near Lisbon, Cascais, Sintra and Mafra.
The house was the home of farmers for many generations.
Within 20 minutes by car you will have 5 beaches within reach as well as the cultural town of Sintra at the mountains, with its museums, palaces, castles and gardens, a stronghold of the romanticism of the 19th Century. Nearby the famous Colares wine is produced.
The area is suitable for extensive field, mountain, and coastal hikes as well as enjoying the beach and swimming in the refreshing ocean.