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Make a holiday rental, home or villa in Leiria, Portugal your home away from home

The Costa de Prata is the white sand lined coastline of central Portugal running from Lisbon to Oporto in North Portugal. The region offers a blissful combination of mild temperatures, beautiful white sand, excellent water sports and an endearing, calm way of life, enjoyed to the full by renting a self catering villa in Costa de Prata. It is a largely unspoilt region split into three sections, surrounding the three main towns, Aveiro, Coimbra and Leiria. Leiria is the southernmost stretch of the Costa de Prata.

Places to holiday in Costa de Prata - Area Leiria, Portugal

The city of Leiria has a long history, starting with its creation in the 12th Century as an outpost of the known kingdom of Portugal. The huge castle is fine testament to this, and can not be ignored when staying in a Leiria holiday rental. It is a charming town with narrow streets and small opportunistic homes over archways.

The famous Monastery of Batalha is just 10km away from Leiria, and was built in the 14th Century to celebrate Portugal's victory over Spain. History and culture loves taking rental accommodation along the Costa de Prata should not miss the religious shrine at Fatima or the historic Tomar either. Ourem is a small medieval town housing the 15th Century castle and tomb of Afonso, a Portuguese hero.

Things to do in Costa de Prata - Area Leiria, Portugal

The Leiria stretch of the Costa de Prata is largely unspoilt, with swathes of forests, lush vegetation and curative springs interrupted only by monasteries, convents and castles which give this area such a natural feel and casual way of life. Treasures of art and architecture are in abundance around Leiria, especially the crystal and porcelain which adorn Costa de Prata's museums.

A self catering villa in Leiria allows a full exploration of the exceptional gastronomy of the Costa de Prata. Local food and restaurants take a large influence from the sea, washed down with fine Bairrada wine.

The coast is open and wind-swept, which makes taking a holiday villa on the Costa de Prata on a Leiria holiday an essential for lovers of sailing or windsurfing.

Weather in Costa de Prata - Area Leiria, Portugal

The Costa de Prata has a beautiful climate which means swimming from the white beaches is perfect deep into October. A mild winter, rarely dipping below 10°C quickly turns into spring and warm summers, with temperatures in the mid-20s (°C) for many months.

Travel to Costa de Prata - Area Leiria, Portugal

Porto (OPO) and Lisbon Airports (LIS) receive regular flights from 20 British Airports. British Airways and Iberia provide cheap flights to the Costa de Prata fromLondonGatwick (LGW) or Heathrow (LHR), so a holiday villas in the beautiful, rural, and cultural Costa de Prata are not that far away!

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                                                                                                    Great house and location to unwind

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                                                                                                    The villa has everything we needed for relaxing, peaceful holiday. It is clean, well equipped, spacious ( for five of us) and has beautiful views of open country side, affording most privacy. Prior to our arrival owners provided exact directions to property. It was ever so easy to navigate from Porto airport to Penela and house. Excellent location for eating out, shops and exploring this interesting area. Our kids (aged 3 and 7) loved the warm pool and enjoyed large playing spaces in the garden. Nice lady cleans house every week and made sure we had all we needed. We do plan to return back soon
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 12-Feb-2017
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Jul 2016

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                                                                                                    It's difficult to find fault with either the accommodation or the host of this charming bungalow on the crest of a hill in rural Portugal. However, you won't believe this is a real review unless I do, so in December and January, when the nights dropped below zero but the house was snug and warm, there was a fair amount of condensation in the bathroom and kitchen, but that's nothing to the positives. The bungalow itself is part of a larger quinta where the owner's parents live, but it has its own gates and driveway and our privacy was respected. The house is a single story modern build, licenced as a holiday let, with a large lounge/diner, two bedrooms, a kitchen and bathroom. The kitchen is fully equipped with stove, dishwasher, washing machine, coffee machine and everything else you would want if you're not going to try any of the delicious restaurants in the area (and if you're not, why are you in Portugal?). The bathroom has a sink, shower, loo and bidet. The main room has cable TV and a hifi. The lounge has a couch, chairs, dining table and (as we were there midwinter) a very efficient pellet stove. But it's all the little extras that make you feel welcome. Ourico supplies various folders with things to do, places to see and eat and market days in the various towns. He even supplies a Tomtom with the places pre-registered in it. There's wifi, a series of DVDs and books in English and Portuguese and even some games. His English is perfect and he's keen to help further if there's anything else you need. The village is small and quiet. There are no local cafe or shops, so you will need a car (though if you're up for it, there's a fantastic restaurant, cafe adeil luis in vale florido a two mile walk away) As we were there over Christmas and New Year we even got a mini Christmas tree on the table and some Christmas goodies. Not the place for night clubbers, but I can't recommend this charming village treat for those that want to immerse themselves in Portuguese countryside.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 09-Jan-2017
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                    A quiet relaxing property with superb facilities

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                                                                                                    As a family of five (kids: 18,13 and 12) we were initially struck by the well planned layout - providing plenty of space inside and an outdoor area and pool to enjoy. The property was very well maintained. The ideally sized pool was great for us all with plenty of loungers, eating area and swinging seats too. The huge barbecue was used regularly. The poolroom was amazing - complete with fridge and stereo (the kids got to experience proper LPs!). All of this really just describes the facilities though. Chris the owner ensured we had everything we needed, from knowledge of the locality to possible days out. The weather was consistently excellent and there was a variety of places to visit and to eat out at. The area is unspoilt and yet there were opportunities to try kayaking, outdoor pursuits and swimming within a short drive. The local cafe in nearby villages and towns were great. Sitting out by the well lit pool looking out at the lights in the distance with a cold glass of something was the perfect way to end each day. The greatest complement I can give to Chris and his home is that within a fortnight of returning home we were booked for the following summer. As two busy parents, this was an ideal place to relax and spend time as a family.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 07-Nov-2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Jul 2016