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Romantic cottage in a small village five minutes walk from Obidos

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Excellent new Unlimited WiFi and Cable TV in charming cottage

Casa d'Alma is 5 minutes walk from the front gates of Obidos, a walled medieval town with its own castle, plenty of restaurants, cafes and charm. This fully restored cottage is in the village of Pinhal, and has three double bedrooms, two bathrooms (one en-suite), a kitchen and open plan lounge with Cable TV channels available in a variety of languages and unlimited WiFi. A log fire and a conservatory/dining room. In addition there is a private courtyard for sunbathing and a built in outdoor BBQ.

Fully furnished with one king size four poster bed, one double bed, and three, 2 meter long, single beds.

Also included washing machine, dryer, dishwasher and microwave.

Luxury Egyptian cotton bed linen, antiallergenic duvets and pillows and towels are provided, and on your arrival you will find juice, water and wine in the fridge along with cheese, ham, fresh bread.

Local Information: The village of Pinhal is situated just outside the castle walls of Obidos. It is an old village just 5 minutes walk from the main gates of Obidos. There are plenty of big supermarkets within 5 or 10 minutes drive, but best of all, the village mini-market/bar/coffee shop is about 30 seconds away just round the corner from the house. So if you forget anything vital, wine, matches, eggs you just pop round anytime between 09.00 in the morning and 10.00 at night.

Obidos Events: The Town of Obidos has many festivals, concerts and events each year, The International Festival of Chocolate, The Medieval Fair, usually in July a fantastic Fair, so much to see and different themes every day, what an experience, sitting at a wooden table as the sun goes down in the middle of a medieval market. Smelling the woodsmoke from the open fire over which your meat is being roasted and being surronded by jugglers, street vendors and market traders, all in costume and the Christmas Festival with 'snow', ice skating and many winter themed events.

Surfing, Golf, beaches and restaurants: Some of the best surfing in Europe can be experienced in Peniche at Baleal beach which is 15 minutes drive away.

Fantastic golfing at the Praia D'El Rey Golf Resort about 20 minutes drive.

There are many beaches and seaside resorts to visit in the local area and a huge number of restaurants to enjoy.

More Details

Rowena Goulding
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, portuguese
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 26, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

It was very nice to stay in your cottage again, we have had no problems , the comfort level is high and we send many thanks
Jul 2015
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Pinhal Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Large Family bathroom with full size bath and separate shower cubicle
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 4 Poster Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 3 twin/ single
  • Large upstairs bedroom with 3 extra long single beds, making them comfortable for children and adults alike.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Wonderfully romantic for just the two of you, or a great place for 7 people to stay, our aim is to give you a really comfortable place that you do not have to pack the kitchen sink to visit. Just walk in, help yourself to a glass of wine and enjoy.


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Romantic cottage in a small village five minutes walk from Obidos
average rating of 4.7 based on 12 reviews

a lovely stay!

  • 5 of 5

Past experience has shown that photos and descriptions don't always tell the full story, and the property or location can be a little disappointing! This is not the case with this house. the descriptions are spot on, and the photos tell it as it is.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted that you had a good holiday !
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Very convenient and comfortable place

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay here. The cottage is well located and well appointed. A very nice touch by the owner was the welcome basket, which included many excellent gluten free treats after I informed her by email that my wife has a bad gluten allergy. We really were just asking for suggestions about where to buy some GF products and when we arrived she had already procured some. Very thoughtful and much appreciated. One caution if you are going during the cold months; this place has no central heat. We did not find it to be a problem, though, since there is a good fireplace and several electric radiators to take the chill off. Overall, we were more than satisfied.

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted to hear from you Michael, and more than glad that you enjoyed yourselves at the cottage. Best Regards, Rowena
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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

A charming house in 'old' Portugal

  • 4 of 5

We very much enjoyed spending a few days in this traditional cottage, in the small village of Pinhal, close to the walled city of Obidos. The welcome package was generous, the kitchen well-equipped and the beds very comfortable. The property is conveniently located near a grocery store, restaurants as well as wonderful sights - Alcobaca, Batalha, Tomar, the coastline and Obidos.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very kind review. Really glad that you enjoyed the cottage. I hope the rest of your holiday was most enjoyable. Regards Rowena
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Very enjoyable stay

  • 3 of 5

Overall this was a great place for our stay in Obidos. Pinhal is a delightfully quiet village yet the busy Mediaeval town was only a ten minute walk away.

The cottage was comfortable and met our needs. Not so sure about "luxurious" linen.

However we enjoyed the friendly greeting, and appreciated the flexibility with our check out.

Thank you.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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charming cottage ideally located, well equiped and well decorated

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons beaucoup aimé la maison de Rowena. L'amenagement interieur est tres sympa avec la fantastique cuisine ouverte, la salle à manger donnant sur le patio, l'esprit local de la decoration. Les 2 chambres principales sont tres belles. La maison est parfaitement equipée. Le frigo etait tres bien approvisionné à notre arrivée, ce qui est tres rare (même si nous ne buvons pas de bière !). L' ensemble donne l'impression d'une renovation relativement récente et tout est tres confortable. Accueil tres efficace de Rowena. A signaler : la famille de Rowena a rédigé un guide personnalisé de la region, génialement fait, ce qui est tres precieux (meilleures plages, restaurants, etc...). Surtout : le cottage est idealement situé => énormément de choses à visiter tout autour à moins d'1 heure de route, patrimoine splendide et en tres bon etat, plages superbes (notre préférée : lagune d'Obidos à l'endroit où elle s 'ouvre sur la mer), possibilité d'aller à Lisbonne tres facilement quand il ne fait pas beau (jours de brume) bien sur le village d'Obidos absolument magnifique et tellement photogenique (même si affreusement touristique), on ne s'en lasse pas, Pinhal est vraiment situé à 5 minutes de marche et c'est preferable de loger un peu en dehors d'Obidos qui est tout de même affreusement touristique le soir...Vraiment à recommander !

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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West Midlands

A beautiful cottage

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in Obidos many times and this was the first time we had booked this cottage because we needed three bedrooms to accommodate our family. Although the pictures of the property are very nice, you cannot appreciate how lovely it is inside until you see it for yourself. I fell in love with it immediately. It is spacious, clean and beautifully furnished with lots of nice touches to make you feel welcome and to make your stay here relaxing and enjoyable. Rowena provided a welcome 'pack' of food and drink which, having arrived later than expected, provided us with a wonderful supper and breakfast for the following morning, The house is well equipped and a short walk from the lovely town of Obidos. It is walkable to the local supermarket and the village of Pinhal is quiet and charming. If you want a lovely place to stay with your family, or even as a couple, I would recommend this property without question. For people who may be visiting the area for the first time, it is probably advisable to hire a car to visit nearby towns/beaches but there is also an efficient bus service which runs to and from Obidos to neighbouring areas.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Next door cafe and bar
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
A8 Junction 15
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Foz do Arelho
Car: necessary

Easy walking distance to Obidos and easy driving to the golf in Praia del Rey, surfing at Peniche, beach at Foz do Arelho, monastaries at Alcobaca and Batalha and the wonderful safe family beach at Sao Martinho.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

To secure a booking a bank transfer of 50% of the expected amount must be made.
The balance can be paid in cash on the day of arrival.
Special Winter offer 2 weeks for Euro 1,200.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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