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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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                                                                                                      A little bit of paradise

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                                                                                                      We stayed here as a family of five and this is by far the very best property we have ever stayed in (and we've stayed in many!). Everything from the setting to the owners' amazing service was perfect. The house is well laid out, with everything you could possibly need for a great stay, from pool towels to a great coffee machine. The air conditioning is a great addition. The outside area is fabulous - a great pool which the kids loved, a lovely garden (with pick-your-own herbs and strawberries), a tennis court, a hot tub (great at night), multiple seating areas and even a beautiful chapel as well as a windmill. But what makes this property extra special is the owners, Ottilia and Antonio. We have never met such attentive guests - although they live next door, they are never overbearing and are only present when needed. They kept us going all week with amazing vegetables from the garden, olive oil, wine, meat and lots more. On top of that, they were a fantastic source of knowledge for things to do locally (our favourites: Osso de Baleia beach, amazing and completely deserted; the Monastery at Battalha; Fatima) and they were kindness personified! We felt like we had become friends at the end of the week and we will miss them very much.
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                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

                                                                                                      Lovely accomodation within 7 km of the beach.

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                                                                                                      We loved our stay at Casa Palmera. The property was clean and very well equipped with a nice pool. It was also very private. It is a few minutes walk from the local café bar and small grocery shop.
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                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017