'CASA da ENCOSTA' is situated in the small quiet village of PENEDO with views to the Atlantic coast and the Sintra mountains.
The cottage has a large comfortable living room with table and chairs,sofa,two armchairs and fireplace with woodburner.
There are two double bedrooms, one with a double bed and is en-suite, the other has twin beds. A separate shower room & toilet is close by.
There is also a mezzanine platform with double mattress.
Stairs lead down to the kitchen/diner which is fully equipped and has a breakfast bar and table and chairs to seat six.
Double doors lead out to the footpath at the side of the cottage.
The garden,which has an abundance of flowers and trees,also has a garden house with a washing machine and utility room.
There are three patio areas with garden furniture,pot plants and flowers.Ideal for sitting out,relaxing and enjoying the wonderful sunsets.
One of the main features of the cottage are the original hand painted Azulejo tiles.
AREA: SINTRA is well known for its historic buildings, palaces and beautiful gardens.
The Pena Palace is situated on top of the Sintra mountain next to the Moorish Castle.
It can be reached by car, bus, horse drawn carriage or on foot! It is a very steep climb and only the very fit should attempt to walk!
The town itself is a very popular tourist area and has many places of interest and a tourist office.
Cascais, Estoril and Lisbon provide all that you may require in the way of shops, museums, historic
buildings, night-life and a casino.
Further north the Mafra palace and the fishing port of Ericeira are worth a visit.
Between Guincho and Adraga beaches lies the most westerly point of Europe- Caba da Roca. A monument by the lighthouse marks the point.
ATLANTIC COAST: The Atlantic coast provides wonderful surfing and boarding.
Some of the Portuguese championships are held along these beaches.
Several are easily accessible and have very good facilities including cafe/bars and excellent seafood restaurants.
The beaches at Praia Grande and Praia Macas have swimming pools open to the public.
The beautiful hilltop village of Penedo is set high up in the Sintra Mountains over looking the Atlantic Coastline.
From the village square you can take in the beautiful views to the Pena Palace, Moorish Castle & Mayra Palace.
The dramatic Atlantic coastline stretches out with views as far as Eiriceira.
The stunning sunsets are breathtaking.....
The pretty village square is edged by pretty whitewashed traditional houses. In the centre is a band stand and ancient church - worth a visit to see the beautiful colourful tiles (azulejo)
The water from the Sintra Mountains gushes from the village fountain (font) - the water is fresh, clean and drinkable, people come from miles around to collect it.
The village Cafe is open daily (closed Sunday) and serves a good selection of coffee/tea, pastries, beers, wines & spirits, and is a real local meeting point.
Behind the Cafe is a restaurant Refugio Cyclista - which serves good lunches daily (closed Sunday)
3 courses with wine & beers ranges between €6 -8
Open 12.00 - 15.00hrs
The village shop, located next door to the village cafe, serves a wide range of groceries, and fresh bread can be ordered the day before for morning collection
Open daily 8.00am - 11.00 (Closed Sunday’s)
Casa Da Encosta is set in the beautiful hilltop village of Penedo - ideal spot for mountain walks.
Ideally you will need a hire car to get around, to explore the beautiful coastline, mountains & beautiful monuments of Sintra.
There is a good regular bus service which runs between Sintra and Cascais - the nearest bus stop is in the village of Almocageme - a 10 minute walk from the house.
A local Taxi driver is available in the village.