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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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Recent Reviews

Butterflies, Birds, Buddha - perfect peace and warmest hospitality

5 of 5
This is a fantastic property in the Central Region of Portugal. The Owners Otilia Antonio and their family are so welcoming and are such generous host. We spent two glorious weeks here in June 2017 dividing our time between lazing in the lovely pool in the peaceful garden to exploring the region by car. The garden is full of flowers and herbs, with butterflies and birds swooping by as you swim. So many corners to relax in - sunbeds, swing, lounging pods, and of course the fabulous Hot Tub outside room. The Owners not only welcomed us but kept us supplied with delicious home grown fruit, veg, eggs, wine and bread - it was such a joy to make the most of this produce with added flavour from herbs picked from the garden. Nice to say thank you to the hens who supplied our eggs as they scratched around too. Though the Owners are nearby if you ever need them, they leave you to enjoy your holiday in their home in peace. I thought property and garden looked bigger than in these pictures. The standard of the villa really exceeded our expectations, everything you need is provided including good WiFi. Otillia has added so many finishing touches that make both the inside and out both attractive and comfortable. The region is so peaceful with pretty countryside, fabulous nearly empty beaches on the Atlantic coast, pretty cobbled street villages, Roman ruins, river beaches and historic towns and cities. We felt very much at home and did not want our holiday to end. Thank you Andrea David Amy and Jacob
  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017

A hidden paradise

5 of 5
Fantastic location if you want to see the real Portugal lots to see and a very informative guide book written by the owner full of useful information of places to go and places to eat. The villa is very spacious well equipped and lovely garden and pool to relax. Everything was first class and the owners are very helpful and nothing was too much trouble. We would definitely be back. A hidden paradise in Portugal Stewart and Edith Brown
  • Review Submitted: Jun 02, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017