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Make a holiday rental home or self catering accommodation in Central Portugal your home away from home

Central Portugal is a large, varied and mainly rural region of Portugal, consisting of towering mountains, stunning rivers and a coastline which rivals that of the Algarve for rugged beauty. Tourism in Central Portugal is very low key, allowing visitors to take a rental home in Central Portugal and explore the open countryside and enjoy the hospitable welcome without tourist crowds, high rise hotels or any ‘English pubs’ anywhere to be seen. This is traditional Portugal at its best.

Things to do on holiday in Central Portugal

The forested hills of Central Portugal are a wonderful place to walk. The pure natural beauty of the area could inspire even the most blasé of visitors. Rambling in Central Portugal is a very popular activity, as well as mountain biking and hiking. The hills are a maze of walking and biking trials, and the unspoilt nature of the countryside means that there are still some wonderful animals roaming here, including wild boar and even lynx. A holiday rental property in Central Portugal is a haven of peace for any lover of the great outdoors and nature.

The rivers which cross the region are attract visitors from around Eur¬ope, especially the River Zezere, which is the longest in the area. Fishing and rambling holidays along the rivers forested banks thrive, whilst much of its course is can be navigated by canoe, which provides a magnificent days entertainment from any self catering accommodation in Central Portugal, allowing you to see the beauty of the region from the most natural of angles.

There is a long history in Central Portugal. You can explore Roman ruins, Moorish Castles, Peninsula battlefields, Romanesque churches and ancient Celtic standing stones from self catering accommodation in Central Portugal.

Much of the joy of taking a holiday rental home in Central Portugal is the warm welcome you receive from the locals. The undiluted culture of Central Portugal means that you are welcomed into your self catering Central Portugal accommodation with open arms, and often a bottle of local wine, which is quite simply delicious.

Places to visit on holiday in Central Portugal

The town of Avo lies in the heart of Central Portugal. Property here is built in the traditional way with white washed walls topped by terracotta tiles, giving the town a wonderfully picturesque image. Located in the valley of the Alva River, Avo is a wonderfully relaxed place to stay, with excellent rambling opportunities.

The skyline of Penela is dominated by the walls of the dominant Moorish castle around which the town stands. Taking a Central Portugal property in Penela will give you a great sense of the history of Central Portugal, and there are magnificent shops, markets (Wednesday) and sporting facilities here. You can enjoy swimming, tennis, motocross, parasailing, fishing, horse riding and walking from a Central Portugal property in Penela, as well as relax on a river beach when the temperatures rise.

Weather in Central Portugal

Central Portugal benefits from long, hot summer in which temperatures average 24?C from May until September, and daily temperatures can soar into the high 30’s. In the winter, rain is not uncommon, and temperatures average only about 4?C in the coldest month, meaning that if you are going to take self catering accommodation in Central Portugal during the winter, pack a jacket!

Flights to Central Portugal

The main airport which serves Central Portugal is the Francisco Sa Carneiro Airport (OPO) in Porto. However, there are only a few flights from the UK direct to Porto, provided by TAP Portugal. Lisbon is only an hour from Central Portugal, and receives many daily flights form the UK.

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Apartment #522433
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Wonderful! 4.9/5
(16 reviews)
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  • 5 BR
  • 5 BA
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Villa #8038429
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Excellent! 4.6/5
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House #3889033
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Wonderful! 4.8/5
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Wonderful! 4.9/5
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House #1419512
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Multiple rentals Villa #1878455
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  • 3 BR
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Multiple rentals Villa #1878455
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  • 4 BA
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Villa #6475526
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Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.6/5
(45 reviews)
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  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 8
House #6262514
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Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.5/5
(6 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
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Apartment #6813276
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Exceptional! 5/5
(18 reviews)
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Villa #1678292
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Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(7 reviews)
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Villa #1919732
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Apartment #1620720
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
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Apartment #6855062
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Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(35 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
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Farmhouse #6298896
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Excellent! 4.7/5
(9 reviews)
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House #1191797
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Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(9 reviews)
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  • 1 BA
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  • Sleeps 6
Apartment #6522601
9
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Apartment #1095319
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Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(6 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 8
House #903173a
6
Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(9 reviews)
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  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
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Villa #1678874
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Apartment #6788710
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  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
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  • Sleeps 6
House #1483730a
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Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(25 reviews)
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Apartment #6233070
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Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
Very Good! 4.2/5
(6 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
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Multiple rentals House #756156
6
Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(7 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
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Villa #1771626
7
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  • 3 BA
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House #6723491
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  • 1 BA
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Apartment #6815337
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
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Apartment #1548785
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Apartment #1682685
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Excellent! 4.4/5
(7 reviews)
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Apartment #6069321
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  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
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  • Sleeps 6
Villa #8191652
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  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Villa #1104826
2
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(5 reviews)
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Apartment #1324768a
5
Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
  • 7 BR
  • 6 BA
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Villa #1907510
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House #8093348
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  • 3 BR
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Multiple rentals Apartment #756156
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Apartment #6493154
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  • 2 BA
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Multiple rentals House #6908965
1
Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(21 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
House #6421961
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Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
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  • 5 BR
  • 4 BA
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Villa #1987096
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Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Bungalow #1152271
1
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  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Multiple rentals House #6908965
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Apartment #6599000
2
Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
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  • Studio
  • 1 BA
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Apartment #2431232
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Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(5 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #6808652
5
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  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Apartment #1504638a
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  • 3 BR
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Villa #6067276
2
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(12 reviews)
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  • 6 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Sleeps 10
Villa #884968
12
Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #1377947
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Holiday Rentals in Central Portugal - Silver Coast (277)

 

Recent Reviews

Excellent villa for all the family

5 of 5
We all had a fantastic time at the Villa. There were 10 of us in total 8 adults and 2 children and we fitted comfortably in the villa. The heated pool was fantastic as it meant we could go in the pool all day every day. Carlos (the owner) was incredibly helpful and always available when needed. The supermarket was a 10 minute drive and had everything we needed. There were inflatables for the pool at the villa which the little ones were really pleased with. Little ones also loved the fact they could get cbeebies. The pool gate was fab as meant we could keep the children in the shallow end although my 5 year old could stand up in just over half the length of the pool which was great. Amazing views,amazing villa, amazing communication with owner. Thank you Carlos!
  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

Great house, fabulous view and great welcome

5 of 5
We've just spent a great week in this beautiful house with a really amazing garden (even nicer than shown on photos). The house is well located with a fabulous view on the Atlantic Ocean. We had an amazing time (as a family with teenagers). Manuel gave us a very warm welcome and spent time giving us advice about things to see in the region, etc.... The house is very well furnished with bikes we rode everyday to visit this beautiful region. Really a great place!
  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017