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Make a self catering villa or holiday rental in Pombal, Portugal your home away from home

The town of Pombal on the Silver Coast of Portugal is tucked between the Atlantic Ocean and the mountains. It was founded in the 12th century by the Knights Templar and is dominated by a stately castle which was built by the Master of the Templars, Gualdim Pais. According to legend, the name of Pombal, which means “dovecote”, was given to the town when the king saw many pigeons on the castle’s battlements.

Things to Do in Pombal, Portugal

Holiday rentals in Pombal are well situated within easy reach of the beaches of the Figuera da Foz, Cabedelo, Whale Bone Beach and Pedrogao. The coast is famous for its surfing beaches with many surfing contests being held in the area during the summer months. Sunbathing, windsurfing and other watersports can all be enjoyed in this unspoilt area where local fishermen can still be seen dragging their boats up the sandy beach. Surrounded by pine forests and sunny fields which are full of spring flowers, Pombal is popular with walkers, cyclists and outdoor lovers. Fishing can be enjoyed in the nearby Oura River and the Ancos River. Extreme sports enthusiasts will find plenty of thrilling sports in the Sierra de Sico Mountains including caving, abseiling and quad biking.

Places to Visit Around Pombal, Portugal

Pombal has an ancient castle which is one of the best preserved military fortresses in the country. The Church of the Convent of Lourical and the small but charming Chapel of Nossa Senhora da Guia are just two examples of the rich ecclesiastical treasures in the area. The Tower of the Old Clock, the Pillory of Lourical, the Barn of the Marquis and the Manueline Arch are worth seeking out during your stay in Pombal. The historic city of Coimbra is 25km from your holiday rental in Pombal and is a cultural university city with many monuments and museums. The Fatima shrine and the Roman remains at Rabacal are all interesting attractions.

Weather in Pombal, Portugal

Holiday rental homes in the Pombal area 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 with temperatures generally above 14°C (57°F) even in January and slightly more rain.

Travel to Pombal, Portugal

The nearest airport serving Pombal holiday rentals is the Lisbon Portela (LIS) Airport which is about 160 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. Other airports include the Francisco de Sa Carneiro (OPO) International Airport at Oporto, 148km away. A hire car is useful for exploring the local area and can be picked up from the airport.

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                                                                                                      It is hard to find more words to describe how great this holiday home and, moreover, its owners - Otilia, Antonio and Miguel, are. We can only agree with all other reviews - the house is great, location perfect and the hosts are the best. We enjoyed literally every minute we spent there. If one is looking for a quiet countryside holiday, look no further. Although it's located in a peaceful and quiet location, it is close to the Atlantic ocean (fantastic beaches - 35 km), Lisbon and Porto is 1,5 hours away, different activities and supermarkets are close by. The house itself has 3 great bedrooms, excellent wi-fi, private pool and big hot tub. The house is obviously meant for 6 people to sleep in, but the outdoors and living area are great for entertaining. Everything works great, kitchen has every imaginable appliance and you will never run out of plates, glasses or utensils. But, as all other reviewers said, the best about this house is its owners - they are honest and hard-working people with true hospitality in their hearts. All three of them met us despite us arriving late at night and had purchased food for our family - it was so touching and thoughtful! They respected our privacy during all stay, but we could notice they had been taking care of all the little things to make our stay as comfortable as possible. Thank you, Otilia, Antonio and Miguel for letting us stay in your beautiful home! Many houses are great, but they lack a true heart. It was you who added to our much needed holiday something more than we could have expected. Thank You and may God bless you!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Oct 2017

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                                                                                                      Why would You stay in a five star hotel at their prices when You can stay at Marias for a fraction of the price and have better company and wonderfull suroundings our hosts were fantastic Thank You both Claud and violet Australia Maria I never recived the photoes
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                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2017