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Attractive Rural Cottages in Santarem, Central Portugal - Gate House (Casa do Portão)

4 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 nights


Minimum Stay
5 nights


Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday cottage in Tremês

Wall House - sleeps 4+1 Gate House - sleeps 2+1

These two recently restored rural cottages are in a delightful country setting about 50 minutes north of Lisbon easily reached from the A1 motorway. The property has beautiful uninterrupted open country views to the South yet is located on the edge of a small hamlet with 2 cafés and a small shop only 100 metres away to the North; an ideal situation. There is an ample garden and you can also enjoy the fruit from the trees, when in season. There is a large swimming pool shared by both cottages, a sun deck area and a barbecue. There are several bicycles, a tennis table, croquet set and other equipment to add to the pleasure of your stay. Internet access is available – on request we will provide you with a pre-paid mobile broadband USB.

It is a great centre for touring, and Santarém (known as the Gothic capital) is 10km. to the South with plenty of shops, cinemas etc. There is a straight motorway link to the coast about 40 minutes away and good restaurants all around. Thecottage is fully licensed with the local Council under the Alojamento Local scheme which ensures compliance with safety standards.

Linen: House linen and towels are provided. Swimming pool/ beach towels are not provided.

Internet access is available – on request we will provide you with a pre-paid mobile broadband USB.

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Details for holiday cottage Gate House (Casa do Portão), 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, 1 Bathroom

Casa do Portão (The Gate House).

Accommodation 2+1.

This carefully restored cottage comprises a spacious double bedded room with a large en-suite shower-room.

The living and dining room is comfortably furnished and leads off to a well equipped kitchenette.

The cottage is light and airy, and gives on to the central courtyard of the property which, in turn, leads on to the garden and pool areas.

  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Maria Helena
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
21 October, 2016
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Guestbook comments from the manager

Superbe séjour, cadre exceptionnel, dépaysant, relaxant, on y reviendra. Ne changez rien!
Aug 2014
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based on 4 holidaymaker reviews

Gate House (Casa do Portão)
average rating of 4.5 based on 7 reviews

Perfect Rural Relaxation

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have asked for more from our stay at this beautiful property. Our little cottage was perfect for two of us and the grounds and pool exceeded all expectations. It is very well looked after, full of character and the gorgeous garden and pool were the perfect place to let go and cool down.

Sinterra is a friendly, tiny village in a great location from which to visit lots of interesting and breathtaking spots in central Portugal and on the coast. Santarem is very close by and well worth a visit. It is definitely worth having a car/your own transport when staying here.

Helena, the owner, was kind and helpful from the outset and was quick to respond to any queries and made our stay even more relaxing and enjoyable. I would happily recommend this property. And will definitely be spending more time in lovely Portugal!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pleasant rural cottage near Santarem

  • 4 of 5

We visited this cottage to explore central Portugal for a week before heading south for more of a beach centred week. The cottage itself is classically restored in the local style lying on the edge of a small village 15 minutes outside Santerem, It backs onto farmland offering a superb view to go with your breakfast on the patio. Although rural, the village has a couple of Cafe's where locals sit outside and watch the world go by. We found them to be very friendly as we exchanged greetings whenever passing. A decent pool set in an established garden was perfect for cooling down after the morning run or when the family returned from exploring and a table-tennis table in the barn triggered nightly family competition.

Things we did... walked local tracks/trails, visited Lisbon by train, discovered an impressively large cave system, went to the surfing town of Peniche and (although not particularly religious) toured some of the large monasteries. We ate at a number of restaurants but particularly enjoyed the local choices where the phrase book, some sign language and much smiling was rewarded with some excellent meals.

It turned out to be a perfect contrast to the second weeks beach lounging. The major roads are largely unused so travel is quite stress free and during our time here we felt we discovered the "real" Portugal rather than that of the highly developed southern coastline.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
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Peaceful, beautiful rural location

  • 5 of 5

This beautifully rural property more than met our expectations. Perfectly situated for visiting several of Portugal's most stunning Unesco World Heritage sites, as well as Lisbon and the coast. We loved the beautiful garden with its views over the surrounding fields and olive groves. Simply but adequately equipped. Very good value for money and excellent information and instructions in advance.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
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Central to our trip itinerary

  • 4 of 5

We where excited about this location, as it was central to many of the things we wanted to see in central Portugal even though there had not been a recent review of the location. We had spent 25 day traveling the country and had planned that this would be more of the relaxing part of our month stay in Portugal as it has a pool. Unknown to us, we found the beds so hard we actually found it difficult to sleep. We finally moved the cushions from the outdoor furniture on top of the mattress which helped. The sheets needed to be replaced as they are completely worn out. The shower was so pathetic we took the shower head off to get some water flow. We know the owners have paid help to look after the place and probably do not have any idea about these complaints. We loved that we had the use of a beautiful well equipped little kitchen and the use of a brick barbeque as we cooked many of our meals. The little village was lovely and many of the locals tried to have a conversation with us, it just felt safe. With some updates I would return to this place.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 11, 2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Stuart, Thank you for your rating 4/5, although yours is the first negative comment in our long list of visitor book entries over the past 8 years and it is a shame to have this blemish. Beds are very personal things and nobody has ever complained before about the hardness of the bed. It is a good quality sprung mattress and, from our experience, firmer beds are normally better in warmer climates. However, I take your point about the sheets and we immediately replaced them after hearing your comment last week – sorry about that! The water pressure is controlled by rotating the swivel head of the shower, and we have checked again that it is working properly. I wish you had called me so I could have explained this. Kind regards. Helena
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Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Nearest Train
11 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
Santarem A1 - Junction 6
Nearest Beach
70 Kilometres
Car: recommended

The property is in the Ribatejo region, on the Tagus river north of Lisbon. It is known for its farming, horses, bull-fighting and wine production but is also a region steeped in historical monuments.

The countryside is ideal for walking and cycling. This is not an area of mass tourism. The people in this region are very honest and friendly and you are assured of a warm welcome.

The regional food is excellent.

There are open markets every weekend somewhere close by, and the towns have large supermarkets and all the other likely needs for your stay. 4030/AL


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Tremês, Santarem City

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 7
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking notes -
We request a 50% deposit to confirm reservation and the rest to be paid at least 4 weeks before arrival.
Minimum rental period of 5 nights.
There is a 10% surcharge for use of the sofa-bed as extra sleeping capacity.
There is no surcharge for use of the baby cot (no sheets provided). Payment by bank transfer - all bank transfer charges are the clients responsibility. During Winter

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Tremês in Santarem area

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 65 m²
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Firewood
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Tiled Stove
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom with natural light
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom - 1 Double Bed
  • 1 very large double bedroom and a Sofa Bed in the living room
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
Both cottages have fully electric kitchens and water heating systems. They are reasonably cool in the summer due to their traditional thick walls, and are heated when necessary by very effective permanent wood burning stoves located in the living rooms. Electric oil filled heaters are also provided. Internet access is available – on request we will provide you with a pre-paid mobile broadband USB. The location is excellent for touring, for walking, bird watching and other rural pursuits. Bicycles, games and other equipment are available. We provide a good information pack in the cottage detailing local sights, monuments, restaurants and things to do. The swimming pool is NOT fenced. Parents should bear this in mind if considering bringing small children. Please bring your own towels for use in the pool or on the beach. There are several golf courses in the area. Óbidos (40 mins.), Rio Maior (30 mins.) and 6 courses in Lisbon (50 mins.) The beaches are about 45mins

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