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5-bedroomed holiday house with private freshwater pool and large garden

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,690 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 6 nights


About the property

7-bed (3 double, 4 single) villa with freshwater pool, in village near town

Spacious, private, 5-bedroomed holiday house in central Portugal, with large private freshwater bio-pool and large walled garden.

"Alojamento Local" Number 25719/AL - registered with Turismo de Portugal to guarantee standards

Three double bedrooms

Two twin bedrooms

Large eco-friendly swimming pool

Large walled and gated garden with fruit trees and vines

Three bath/shower rooms

Living room, dining room, hall and large kitchen

Mains water, sewerage and electricity

Double glazing, central heating, shutters

Plenty of off-road parking

Barbecue and bread oven

Large annexe and 4-storey tower

Friendly English-speaking neighbours, peaceful village location near town

Easy access from the motorway

Many activities nearby


Large 5 bedroomed main house

10 bed spaces (12 with additional sofa bed), no maximum camping

3 double bedrooms, one with fully tiled ensuite shower room

2 twin bedrooms

Dining room for up to 10 people

Entrance hall

Living room, with extra sofa-bed available from summer 2016

First floor veranda

First floor box room

First floor coat hanging areas

First floor fully tiled shower room and WC

Large fully tiled ground floor bathroom with shower, WC and bidet

Anti-slip foot mat and grab handle in all showers

Sheet and summer duvet bedding, extra-filled soft pillows, spare blankets

700gsm Royal Egyptian Luxury double yarn cotton towels and face cloths

Powerful 3-speed 14 inch desk fans in each room

Wooden shutters for light and additional temperature control

Bedside cabinet for each bed space plus various other furniture

Large full length mirror per bedroom and large mirror in the hall, other smaller mirrors

Large annexe with tower for games (table tennis table), extra camping and storage

Swimming pool

Lockable garage

Two-car car port with verandah above

Large cobbled area for additional parking

Fully walled and gated garden

Mains utilities: water, electricity, sewerage, phone, internet

Large fully tiled kitchen with many units

Breakfast table and five bar stools

Additional raised eating area (view of pool)

Microwave oven with grill and convection functions, 30 litres capacity

Electric toaster

Electric oven

Gas hob

Whistling kettle

Citrus juicer

Small food blender

Washing machine


Oil central heating in the main house

Well for additional water

Three outside taps


Windows PC and 19 inch LCD monitor with guest access and internet

WiFi connection to the internet (~2.5MB/s, access key printed on underside of router)

WiFi repeater for whole site coverage

Two bicycles

Bicycle helmets and fluorescent tabards

Barbecue pit

Wood-fired bread oven

Wine cellar and bottle store

Storage areas

Granite barbecue table and bench

Dog kennel

Additional outbuildings

Fruit-bearing eating-grape vines

Fruit-bearing orange, lemon, persimmon, peach, and olive trees

Total property footprint over 1300 square metres

More Details
Registration Number : Alojamento Local 25719/AL

Andy Sanderson
Member since: 2016
Speaks English, Portuguese, Written French and Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 July, 2018

About Andy Sanderson

My name is Andy Sanderson, I am English, a semi-retired Physics teacher and tutor. Having visited Portugal a number of times over the years I decided to buy a property here and renovate it as necessary to create a nice place where I could happily live myself, but also rent out when not there. At the moment I spend about half my time in the UK and half at the house.

Andy Sanderson purchased this villa in 2014

Why Andy Sanderson chose Municipality of Santa Comba Dão

I bought this property because of its size and the peaceful but not isolated location, near a large freshwater lake. Between the mountainous north where it can rain a lot in winter, and the flat Alentejo where it is too hot for me in summer, I think I found just the right climate. Also the property had a disused pool which seemed just right for renovation as an ecologically-friendly bio pool, and at the moment it's fully working and the reed-bed filter is settling down nicely. Freshwater swimming is much more pleasant than going in the sea or a chlorine-filled pool, I think. There is an additional annexe which can be used as a games room, with a table tennis table, and I intend to develop this further in future.

What makes this villa unique

The spacious nature of the house and gardens, the ecologically-friendly swimming pool, and the unusual annexe with 4-storey tower, together with the peaceful village location next to a town with all amenities... all of these combine to make the house a great place to stay. Friendly locals too, some of whom speak some English.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Municipality of Santa Comba Dão in Viseu District

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2690 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Main Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , Large main bathroom, near the bottom of the stairs
    Upstairs Shower Room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Upstairs shower room near the top of the stairs
    Ensuite Shower Room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Ensuite shower room for ground floor bedroom 5
  • The main bathroom has a bath (with shower fitting and curtain), WC, bidet and wash basin. It is fully tiled. The upstairs shower room has a shower (with curtain), WC and wash basin - please try to avoid flooding the floor. The en-suite shower room in the ground floor bedroom has a shower (with cubicle), WC and wash basin. All showers have anti-slip mats.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , Upstairs bedroom, two single beds
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed , Downstairs bedroom, one double bed, with en-suite shower/WC
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , Upstairs bedroom, one double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Upstairs bedroom, two single beds
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , Upstairs bedroom, one double bed
  • All bedrooms contain a variety of furniture to help make your stay as comfortable as possible. Some have dressing tables with stools and mirrors, each bed space has a bedside cabinet, and all bedrooms have a chair, large and small wall mirrors, a 14-inch three-speed fan, and external wooden shutters for light and temperature control. Bedding in all bedrooms is sprung mattresses with fitted bottom sheet, luxury filled pillows, and a 4.5 tog summer duvet. Spare bedding and radiator central heating is available in case of cold weather. All windows are double-glazed. The four upstairs bedrooms share a shower/WC, the downstairs bedroom has an ensuite shower/WC, and everyone can use the large bathroom/shower/WC which is at the bottom of the stairs. All bedrooms have easy access to a nearby 6kg powder fire extinguisher. The downstairs bedroom has its own wardrobe, and the upstairs bedrooms have areas where clothes may be hung, just outside the door at each end of the landing.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • paragliding
  • swimming
The main things that will attract people to this property are the size of the house and garden, the large private bio-pool, the quiet yet not isolated village location with supermarkets and fuel and motorway and railway all less than five kilometres away, the friendly locals who see fewer tourists than elsewhere in Portugal, and the excellent climate. As a place to live, I love it myself, so I am sure that other visitors will.


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Nearest Airport
164 Kilometres
Porto (OPO)
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
624 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
29 Kilometres
Montebelo Golfe
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Santa Comba Dão (Vimieiro)
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Delicias do Dão, R. José Saramago, Santa Comba Dão
Nearest Ski
85 Kilometres
Torre, Serra da Estrela
Nearest Beach
19 Kilometres
Senhora da Ribeira (Lake Beach)
Car: recommended

Please see for some ideas for your stay (far too much to post here).


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £132.47
Pet Fee £44.16
Refundable Damage Deposit £264.95

Please visit and and for the full details of the terms and conditions under which I agree to provide and you agree to take this property rental.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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