1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
- english, portuguese
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
A Hidden Gem tucked away and only a short walk from the centre of Sintra
A perfectly situated little cottage with a stunning garden overlooking the valley, only a few minutes walk from the centre of Sintra.
The property is tastefully furnished with modern facilities and everything you could possibly need to make your stay comfortable is provided.
The garden is a riot of colour with flowers in abundance and has many little seating areas. Our highlight of the stay was regular visits from a male Redstart and watching the birds of prey soar high above the valley.
Our hosts Carole and Stuart made us so welcome and were on hand if needed but at the same time respected our privacy. Carole kept the breakfast items topped up and provided fresh bread every day.
There are lots of information leaflets in the property and ideas for days out, Carole also suggested some other places such as Tapada National Park near Mafra which we thoroughly enjoyed. It is a short walk into the town and Sintra train station is about 15 minutes on foot where you can catch a train to Lisbon, many buses also leave from outside the station and some can be caught in the town without having to walk too far. There is so much to do in Sintra and the outlying areas, there is a regular bus which does takes you to the palaces and castle but I would suggest if you are staying in Sintra to take your time and visit one attraction a day as you need time to fully appreciate each place.
There are also lots of places to eat out which cater for every budget, the waiters are friendly and most speak English, we tried different restaurants and were never disappointed.
There are lots of shops in Sintra, many sell traditional tourist items but you can buy food from the little grocery stores. There are also places where you can buy freshly made sandwiches and beautiful pastries.
It was certainly a holiday we will look back on as one of our best, we took so many lovely photos to remind us of our stay and can certainly recommend Sintra as a holiday destination and the beautiful little cottage as the perfect place to stay.
Thank you Carole and Stuart for making it happen.