We invite you to come and stay at our RIVER COTTAGE , a beautiful villa in a very quite, picturesque pine tree area called Banzão (being part of the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park), set in the ridge of the Sintra's mountains. The villa has a very pleasant landscaped garden, beautiful flowers and trees, a barbecue and a terrace overlooking the swimming-pool (9 x 4 meters).
So, why not enjoy a nap or a nice book, under the plan tree or by the swimming pool or on the terrace ?
We provide pool/beach towels for your free usage during your stay.
Afterwards you can profit from a barbecue , to prepare some delicious grilled food for your family or friends, always enjoying the wonderful atmosphere and quite surroundings.
And for a change, visit the delicious local restaurants which offer fresh fish and seafood and bars in 5 min drive;
Inside the spacious villa you will feel at home, appreciating a lovely and spacious living and dining room . The house has a fully equipped kitchen and an outdoor breakfast area, as well as 4 bedrooms (2 twin bedrooms and 2 double bedrooms ) We can provide a cot and a highchair for children.
Situated between Sintra and Cascais , the RIVER COTTAGE holiday house is a perfect location to stay, if you want to explore the area of Lisbon, Sintra, Cascais .
Early in 1996 UNESCO included Sintra in its list of world cultural heritage sites. During the next few years increased efforts have been made to restore the town's unique architectural character.
During your stay and around the RIVER COTTAGE, you can :
++Walk on the cliffs of the nearest beach (Praia das Maçãs over to Praia Grande) over mountain trails,
++Visit Quinta de Santa Maria wine cellars of Casas Novas, nearby
++Enjoy a typical portuguese food restaurant at Casas Novas, with fado music once per week
++visit Cabo da Roca the most western point of continental Europe with splendid Atlantic views
++get surf or bodyboard lessons at PRAIA GRANDE beach
Reach the following amazing beaches by car, in approx. 5-20min driving time:
++Praia da Adraga with a gorgeous Restaurant overlooking the beach
++Praia Grande (the Big Beach) - ideal for surf, longboard and body board , lessons available. You can find several restaurants with delicious portuguese food/appetizers and/or bars with terraces in front and overlooking the beach and sea.
++Praia das Maças - ideal for surf, bodyboard, lessons available. Nice sandy beach with very renown seafood restaurants overlooking the sea. Next to the beach you also can visit an public salt water pool with tennis courts. Fresh fruit, vegetables and fish can be found in the small market hall nearby. From here you can also take the little picturesque tram to Colares or Sintra !
++Guincho beach - known for many international surf, windsurf- and kite contests. ideal for kite surf, windsurf, surf, lessons available. The biggest beach in the area, visited by many international surfers and kite surfers. Very nice restaurant/bar with paid parking place on the northern side (Abano).
Visit the mystic Unesco World Heritage Village of Sintra and please do not miss the delicious "travesseiros" pastry served in typical coffeeshops or more elaborate tearooms. Some main touristic sights nearby are worth visiting , reminding you of (Pena Palace, Monserrate Palace, National Palace, Seteais Palace, Quinta da Regaleira, Moorish Castle. Capuchos Convent):
++Pena Palace - approx. 20 min,
++Monserrate Palace - approx. 14 min,
++National Palace and Seteais Palace - approx. 18 min,
++Quinta da Regaleira - approx. 19 min,
++Capuchos Convent - approx. 10 min,
++Moorish Castle - approx. 20 min.
Cascais has a great shopping center (Cascaishopping) and Marina, which you reach in about 25 min. Estoril (23kms) has a fantastic gambling casino.
If you like Golf there are several golf courses nearby including the famous Penha Longa, the Quinta da Marinha, the Oitavos and Estoril Golf course.
++Penha Longa - approx. 15 min,
++the Quinta da Marinha - approx. 20 min,
++the Oitavos - approx. 20 min,
++Estoril Golf course - approx. 30 min.
Profit from your stay to visit the charming Lisbon city , with its various districts, such as the typical moorish quarters of Alfama, Mouraria and Bairro Alto and discover and enjoy wonderful restaurants, bars and Fado houses (typical Portuguese music).