|Minimum Stay||5 - 7 nights|
Casa Dos Moinhos is tastefully decorated and designed equipped to a very high standard. Located as it does just south west of Obidos, the villa is within walking distance of all the amenities. The nearest beach is a mere 5 miles away at Foz do Arelho whilst surfing beaches at Peniche are just 15 minutes away. There are several supermarkets, banks, loads of restaurants and plenty of shops just minutes away in Caldas da Rainha. The front of the villa has a modern stylized garden that leads to the main entrance. The rooms are all spacious and ideally laid out with a well equipped, bright airy kitchen that seamlessly connects to the rest of the house. The lounge, that faces out onto the front garden gets plenty of natural light through two large French windows with a dining area for 8 to the far side for those sumptuous meals enjoyed with friends and family. There are also some fine restaurants serving international cuisine in the heart of Obidos.
Other Facilities: Just outside the kitchen towards the front of the villa is a little patio that is absolutely ideal for taking breakfast and tea al fresco whilst you enjoy the superb morning and evening sunshine. The other outside area that is really inviting is the pool area. The lovely private pool to the rear of the villa has ample room for 8 loungers and seating room for at least 6 others and is very secure and private.
To one end of the pool facing the setting sun, is the traditional Portuguese style brick BBQ that serves as the perfect place to enjoy an evening meal and companionship of friends and family late into the night.
Attractions & activities: For the younger crowd, the town of Foz do Arelho sports the area’s largest and best know night club 'Greenhill', whilst further up the coast in the town of Nazare you will find a vibrant night life of fine restaurants, cafés and bars.
The renowned towns of Fatima, Alcobaca, Bathlha and Tomar are all about an hour’s drive north from the villa and are most enjoyable for their architecture and colourful history. Fatima houses the world’s third most holy Catholic shrine and Basilica after St Peter’s in the Vatican and Lourdes in France.
Tomar has a magnificent old Templar fortress on the hill surrounded by acres of terraced gardens, natural springs and orange groves.
-The driveway lies to the right of the front gate that stretches towards the rear of the house providing ample parking for 3 cars. The end of the front drive descends directly onto the rear pool / BBQ area to the rear of the property.
-Modern 8m x 4m pool with paved patio area that is ideal for getting gentle sun tan or simply for quiet relaxation. The pool can be lit up after dark providing the perfect spot for enjoying the evening BBQ.
Cleaning / towels / linen:
-The property is cleaned every changeover day which is usually Saturday. For guests staying more than one week, the cleaners will arrive for light cleaning, providing fresh bed linen and towels, turning beds and freshening up bathrooms. Midweek cleaning available at extra charge. Please note that bath towels are for sole use in the house and not for use at the beach or swimming pool. We can provide beach / swim towels for a small extra fee of GB £1 (EU €1) per towel per week.
We enjoyed a lot our week in this house. There a lot of close place very nice to go to: Obidos, the ocean, Fatima, Lisbon. And when you just want to relax in the house, there is the swimming pool and a lot of games to entertain yourself. 1 week is definitly not enough to enjoy the region and the house.
This Villa was much more nicer than we expected. The pool with relaxing area was perfect for our children. Playroom with all the games was nice suprise. Sure you need a car but all the nice places like Obidos Old Town, Peniche and beaches were near. Local people in this area are really friendly and always ready to help. This was first time we rent a house for our holidays in Europe and this experience encourage to do same in future.
Sobral da Lagoa affords the most amazing views over the Obidos valley lying as it does in the shadow of this famous medieval castle. Obidos has World Heritage status with the United Nations and attracts tourists from all over the world to its magnificent medieval streets and dwellings. This is a living, breathing town of a couple of thousand or so inhabitants and has been in constant habitation since the 13th century. What is truly remarkable is the state of preservation that has been maintained. During the summer each year, the castle attracts visitors to its wonderful medieval fair and opera season. If you happen to be staying at the villa, then make sure to pay a visit. The other noteworthy town is that of Caldas a Rainha that was also founded in the medieval period by Queen Eleanor and it is renowned for its old Thermal baths that were established by the queen in the 14 century. The spa is still fully functional today.
Golf: Golf Enthusiasts:
- There are 2 complete sets of golf clubs at the villa for use by the guests. The Internationally renowned 18 hole championship golf course at Praia Del Rei is just 10 minutes away by car so you can enjoy the best that the course has to offer.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£260|
Rates do not include cleaning and laundry after visit so there is an extra charge of Euro 85€ that will be added to your bill at the time of booking. If additional maid services are required during your stay, this can be arranged at an additional cost. Electricity and water are included in the rates. During the winter or cold spells during at other times, a central heating surcharge of Euro 25€ per night will apply.