About the property
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
3 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom, 9 Sleeps
When you arrive at Quinta da Várzea in Colares, you just feel this small farm has a wonderfully beautiful vibe…Not only the garden is magic, but the house feels very cosy and comfortable to be in. Can´t describe it, just feel it.
It is in fact, a very charming place in the heart of Colares, Sintra. It is very well located: on one side you have some coffees and a mini market just 3 minutes, walking distance, from the house, on the other side you can feel the silence of nature that surrounds the place.
At night, you can listen to the crying of some little owls which live in the property …It is also very relaxing when you can hear the sound of the river coming down, passing right in front of the front of the gate.
The house belonged for 3 generations to an English/Danish family, and was recently bought by a young Portuguese couple, Madalena and Francisco who are passionate about this area for over 18 years…The actual owners try to make it a really special place, always available, trying to make the stay of all clients, both memorable and enjoyable.
The house was rebuilt in 1994, and was recently refurnished and redecorated by the owners. The decoration is really a good surprise! The house consists of 4 bed-rooms for two, a fully equipped kitchen, dining room with a table and 6 green chairs and 2 bathrooms with a bath tub. You will also find a very light and whitened living room, decorated to create a pretty space to enjoy conversations with friends and family.
You find a separate entrance to get into the house, though a very large porch with the most beautiful view at the Serra the Sintra, its Palace and Castle. There is a cosy and homelike seating at this veranda, where you can spend some quiet relaxing moments.
If Sintra has a microclimate and often when it is overcast this side of the hills it is sunny and warm on the Cascais side and vice versa, one can also confirm that Quinta the Varzea has its own microclimate itself.
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- Response time:
- within two days
- English, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
- Calendar last updated:
- May 27, 2018
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
We had a lovely time staying here in early February with our two young children. Its a very comfortable and spacious apartment, with a lovely, cosy feel about it and charmingly decorated. Our hosts were very nice and friendly, though we didn't see much of them. The house is ideally placed for both Sintra and the coast, as well as Lisbon not far away. Its in a semi-rural position, with a couple of little superettes down the road, and a cafe 50 yards away. Our two year old son enjoyed watching the ducks and heron on the river, from out of the window. We very much enjoyed Sintra's beautiful gardens and palaces, and when we wanted a change of scenery we went to the coast, only 5 or 10 minutes away. You could be in a glade of tree ferns in a sumptuous garden one moment, and then watching crashing Atlantic surf twenty minutes later. Wonderful. Thank you Madelena.
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Groceries:There is a mini market just 3 minutes from house called Pomarinho da Várzea.There is an excellent fruit and vegetable market on the roadside on the way to Almoçageme on weekends; There are various restaurants within walking distance from the “Quinta da Várzea”;