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Make a self catering villa or holiday rental in Ferreira do Zezere in Portugal your home away from home

The municipality of Ferreira do Zezere has around 9300 inhabitatnts. The old village is the perfect place to discover the culture and charm of “real” Portugal in this popular tourist area of Santarem. The village was founded in the 13th century and named after the founder, Pedro Ferreira and the nearby River Zezere. The small town now has plenty of convenient shops, bakeries, banks, a petrol station, schools, local government offices and a Ecomarche.

Things to Do in Ferreira do Zezere

A walk around the town of Ferreira do Zezeres will reveal its pretty pedestrianised town square. It has a number of cafés for sitting outdoors and people watching. There are also some good local restaurants for wining and dining. The town has a local market once a week which is worth browsing for hand crafted jewellery as well as locally grown produce. Close to holiday rentals in Ferreira do Zezere is the Castelo do Bode Lake, also known as Lake Azul, which is Portugal’s second largest reservoir. This is the main attraction in the area and offers scenic walks, fishing, boating, sailing, kayaking and a host of other watersports. Close to the lake is a hotel, marina and a scattering of houses along with a café.

Places to Visit Around Ferreira do Zezere

Visitors should find time to visit the mediaeval Vila de Dornes on a day out from their holiday villa in Ferreira do Zezere. It has excellent views over the Zezere River and there is a historic 12th century Templar Castle nearby at Tomar. The UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Convent of Christ is also at Tomar. Explore the main shopping street, the scenic Nabao River and the 15th century Church of Sao Joao Baptista on the elegent main square. Museums in the town are the Match Museum – a collection of matchboxes from all over the world – and the Jewish Museum with sacred items donated by Jews worldwide.

Weather in Ferreira do Zezere, Portugal

Holiday rental homes in the Ferreira do Zezere area of Portugal enjoy hot dry summers with average temperatures ranging from 21-28°C (70-83°F) during the day. The area is very pleasant off-season. In the winter temperatures are generally above 14°C (57°F) in January but with more rain.

Travel to Ferreira do Zezere, Portugal

The nearest airport serving Ferreira do Zezere holiday rentals is the Lisbon Portela (LIS) Airport which is about 140 km drive away. There are many budget airlines serving Lisbon Airport including easyJet, British Airways and Air France making it a cheap and easy destination to get to. A hire car is useful for exploring the local area and can be picked up from the airport.

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Superb hospitality in a quiet mountain village.

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We cannot thank Virgilio and Fatima enough for their welcome and the continued hospitality shown throughout our stay. Grandma's House has everything you need for a peaceful holiday. There are three spacious bedrooms , a comfortable living area and kitchen, whilst outside there is an enclosed garden , complete with barbeque area , where you can pick your own oranges from the tree . There are numerous walks in the area and the local town of Proenca A Nova is only five minutes drive away. It was our first visit to the area and it will not be the last.
  • Review Submitted: 02-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017

Two weeks in September - What it says on the tin & more

5 of 5
Casa Marques is a charming holiday cottage nestling on a south facing hillside with uninterrupted views stretching as far as the eye can see over wooded hills and valleys. A large swimming pool with comfortable loungers is where we spent most of our days taking turns to climb the dozen steps to replenish glasses of gin and tonic with ice from the freezer and lemons and limes plucked from trees in the garden. Shopping presented no problem whatsoever there being a well stocked supermarket with helpful staff, including a butcher who advised us on the best choice for the barbecue,only a few miles away. We also topped up our provisions when stopping at our "local" minimarket/café for a coffee or beer. Here despite their English being on a par with our Portuguese we always came away with a smile and exactly what we needed! The villa's purpose built barbecue we found invaluable being so easy to light and to cook on. We found driving in this part of Portugal no bother at all with motorway access about 100metres from the airport, stretching to about 15 minutes to Marques itself and minor roads practically devoid of other users. All in all a great holiday for chilling out and one that we wished we had stayed longer
  • Review Submitted: 28-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016

An ideal holiday

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This place is ideal for a fantastic holiday. It is beautifully presented and equipped and is the ideal location for quiet lazy days by the pool with a chilled beer and something sizzling on the bbq. It is also well located for days out - during our stay we sampled the buzz of Lisbon, the culture of Coimbra, the excitement and beauty of kayaking on the Mondego river and the affordable and often excellent local restaurants. The holiday achieved the near impossible - leaving adults, teenagers and young children all agreed that they had a great time and keen to go back. Thanks very much.
  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016