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Make a holiday cottage in Arganil your home away from home

Southern Portugal is known for its fine beaches and medieval charm. Places like Vilamoura are renowned for offering golfers the holiday of their dreams. But what about Central Portugal? Visitors here can expect more stunning monuments boasting the eccentric architecture of yore. There are also many museums that provide further information on the region’s rich history. Visitors should also prepare for a heavy dose of Portuguese culture and music. As they revel in the bountiful attractions of the Coimbra region, visitors can rely on HomeAway to provide them suitable holiday accommodation. The range of holiday cottages in Arganil, one of the municipalities in Coimbra will warm the cockles of any traveller’s heart with their woody surroundings and spectacular views. Some of them even have swimming pools complete with parasols and loungers for those lazy summer afternoons. Tenants of these Arganil holiday rentals should also expect such facilities as barbecues and satellite TV.

Things to do

-Monuments: Among Coimbra’s most celebrated monuments is the Biblioteca Joanina at the Paco das Escolas. You don’t have to be a bookworm to fall for the charms of this beautiful library. Its construction began in 1717 under the watchful eye of architect Gaspar Ferreira. With ceilings covered in intricate murals and lavishly decorated doorways, it’s little wonder this centuries-old library is considered one of the prettiest in the world.

-Ancient churches: As evidence of the strong bond between religion and Coimbra’s history there are several medieval churches dotting this part of Portugal. The Igreja e Mosteiro is one of the more fascinating of these edifices and has been made a national monument. Visitors will be enchanted by the lovely arches and ribbed ceiling of this 12th century monastery. The Old Cathedral of Coimbra is one of Portugal’s most important Romanesque churches.

-Museums: More on this region’s heritage can be found in the museums of Coimbra. Materials used to teach Mathematics and other subjects in the 17th century can be seen in the Cience Museum. These materials mainly consist of Azulejos, decorated square tiles. The Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro contains a lot on Roman history.

-Concerts: To get a taste of Portuguese culture, residents of Arganil holiday homes will want to visit the fado houses of Coimbra. These are places where they can enjoy live music by talented local artists as well as rub shoulders with locals in a lively atmosphere. One of the more popular of these establishments is the aCapella on Rua do Corpo. As they snap their fingers to the captivating tunes, revellers can also feast on bitings and sip their choice poison.

-Nature: Coimbra has its fair share of greenery and those who are nature lovers or just need the verdant serenity of trees to relax can visit the Choupal National Forest. Here they can walk through the trails at a leisurely pace drinking in the peaceful ambiance or stop at the cafeteria and have a drink. Another place in this locality that can serve the same purpose is the Jardim Botanico. This park is particularly popular with romantic couples.

Weather in Arganil

For most of the year Arganil basks in glorious sunshine, only subdued in the months between November and February. This is, of course, winter and it is mild by any standards. Temperature averages at this time usually fall between 14 and 18°C. Showers can be expected at this time as well though October is the rainiest month. Summers are hot and dry and sun-seeking travellers destined for Arganil holiday cottages and villas should not forget their sunscreen and hats. Temperatures above 30°C are not uncommon, especially between July and August.

Travel to Arganil

Thanks to its capacity to serve several destinations across Europe and from other parts of the world, the Lisbon Airport is the preferred point of entry for visitors coming from outside Portugal. From there arriving visitors can travel to Coimbra by train. There are trains that make this trip every hour from the Lisboa Oriente station. To get to the station there are subway metro trains from the airport.

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An amazing villa - more like a boutique hotel complex

5 of 5
I'm loathed to review Clive's villa, as want to keep this hidden gem to myself for fear he'll get too booked up. We are seasoned travellers and have stayed in some pretty fantastic places worldwide; this is the first time I have rebooked to go back to the same place EVER. I think the wow factor of this property speaks for itself when I say I rebooked within 10 minutes of arriving. This is a beautiful and large house which works well for families travelling together as two bedrooms are in one side of the house and effectively self contained and the other two are in the other side. All rooms open onto gardens and are all very large and beautifully decorated. Our master enjoyed grand dimensions, a walk in robe and a luxury ensuite; our daughters were sharing a room the size of a small apartment! The gardens and grounds are spectacularly kept and the large swimming pool, bar / pool table area (with lots of games) and outdoor kitchen (when lit up with fairy lights it reminded me of a greek taverna) keep everyone entertained. This villa is nestled away in a rural setting which suited us, as this meant the cost of eating out locally was competitive and who needs to venture far when you have beautiful views and an amazing place to stay. The grounds at night, adorned with lanterns are spectacular. The real plus for me however, was the efforts Clive and a whole team (all speaking English) put into preparing for our stay and welcoming us! I am very much looking forward to returning next August. Thank you Clive (and also Lucy and Nick). One word of caution - take your insect repellent if bugs like nibbling on you as I did suffer a bit, so will go fully armed next year (this is a minor bug bare if you pardon the pun for such an amazing place).
  • Review Submitted: Aug 08, 2018
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2018

Fantastic holiday villa

5 of 5
Have just spent two weeks at this villa with my family and grandchildren. All had a fantastic time and was lovely to meet the owners on arrival and a very welcome welcome pack in the villa. Will definitely be visiting Casa Mondora in the future.
  • Review Submitted: Aug 05, 2018
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2018