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Make a holiday rental villa or accommodation in Sintra, Portugal your home away from home

The city of Sintra is hugely famous in Portugal. For centuries, Sintra has been the royal city in Portugal, and the stunning skyline of the town prompted Lord Byron to describe it as a ‘glorious Eden’, and forced UNESCO to name the whole town on the World Heritage List. If you ever get the chance to stay in Sintra accommodation, it will immediately become obvious what all the fuss was about. Picturesque situated between rocky crags on the Sierra de Sintra range with views over the coast, Sintra is an absolutely stunning town in countryside that would rival any region for beauty.

Things to do on holiday in Sintra, Portugal

There are very few people who can resist taking a horse drawn carriage through the old part of Sintra. Walking is another great option, but it is hard to concentrate on where your next foot will fall as you gaze around the buildings, monuments and palaces which make up the centre! The conical chimneys of the Palacio Nacional da Vila which dominate the skyline pinpoint the centre of town if you loose your bearings after a quick tour from your Sintra villa rental. There are a range of lavish palaces throughout the town, each designed to show off the owner’s wealth, the most impressive of which is possibly the Palacio da Pena. The Castelo dos Mouros and the ancient Moorish cistern are worth exploring, but there is so much of value to visit within the town centre, the best way to explore is to simply take to the streets with a good camera and a guide book from the Sintra tourist information office. The pre-historic tombs which can be found throughout the surrounding countryside may not be as visually captivating as the buildings of central Sintra, but they are no less impressive.

The Museu de Brinquedo toy museum is a wonderful collection of toys from throughout the years, displaying some truly remarkable items. There are also art galleries of note in Sintra, including the Casa Museu Leal de Camara, the Galeria de Arte Municipal de Sintra and the Museu de Arte Moderna. In fact, there are so many top class museums in Sintra, that whatever your interests, there should be one to enthral you during your stay in a self catering Sintra holiday rental property.

Sintra is a wonderful place to eat, drink and relax. The cuisine is renowned throughout the region and Sintra is home to many top class restaurants which were attracted by the quality of local ingredients and the wines which are produced from vineyards clearly visible from Sintra accommodation.

Places to visit on holiday in Sintra, Portugal

If you can bear to leave Sintra for just a few hours, the amazing Atlantic beaches of Portugal’s Costa do Estoril await. There is even a tram service which whisks residents of accommodation in Sintra from their villas and holiday rental properties in Sintra to the villages along the coast. Praia Grande is a very popular beach where the young surf crashing Atlantic rollers and elder inhabitants relax on the soft sand, soaking in the sun and absorbing the joyful atmosphere. There are also some great cliff walks to enjoy, including those which take in Cabo da Roca, Europe’s most westerly point.

Weather in Sintra, Portugal

Summer in Sintra is wonderful. Monthly averages stay around 27˚C in the summer, meaning that whilst the beaches are a huge asset, you can happily wander the streets surrounding your Sintra villa without getting too hot.

Travel to Sintra, Portugal

Lisbon International Airport (LIS) is the closest to any Sintra villa or holiday rental property. Sintra has always benefited from its proximity to Lisbon, and the transport networks from the Portuguese capital mean that reaching a Sintra holiday rental villa is very painless. There are a huge range of airlines providing services, by easyJet provide the largest range.

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                                                                                                      A lovely big house with a heavenly terrace

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                                                                                                      We stayed at Quinta da Matalva for 10 days in April 2017. Communication from the English owner by email was good, and when we arrived we were met by a member of his family who was friendly, relaxed and helpful. There were beautiful fresh flowers and fruit in the house, picked from the garden, as well as bread, milk and wine - a wonderful welcome. During the stay the house and pool were looked after by the friendly and helpful Ana. The house was clean and very spacious, and the terrace is wonderfully secluded - you can barely see any other houses as you look out on a fabulous view over the mountains to the sea. The balcony off the main bedroom is gorgeous in the evening as the tiled bench warms up in the sun during the day. The Sintra area is absolutely amazing. The nearby palaces and gardens provided many days of exciting discovery. Though they got busy, we found it was easy to escape the crowds as their grounds are so vast. Our children enjoyed exploring them - especially the tunnels at Quinta da Regaleira. Although the driving along the nearby steep and narrow roads was a little challenging at first, we got used to it quickly, and found other drivers to be patient and understanding. We were able to manage without a car on a few days, walking to Quinta da Regaleira and down into Galamares to catch the vintage tram to the beach at Praia das Maçãs. Monserrate Palace is also wonderful and walkable from the house. We also spent a day in Lisbon (parked and rode the Metro from Reboleira) and one of the highlights was our catamaran trip from Setúbal to see the dolphins who live in the Sado estuary, driving back through the stunning Parque Natural da Arrábida. An amazing holiday and Quinta da Matalva was a delight.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

                                                                                                      Beautiful cottage with a great host

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      The property is in a fantastic location, peaceful, on a private estate but in easy reach of Sintra. Its been renovated to a high standard and tastefully decorated - it was a pleasure to stay there, just wish we could have stayed longer and explored more!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Mar 2017