Enjoy a family holiday at Quinta da Luz which is a mansion house estate that has been in the Luz family for seven generations. The whole property covers two hectares and guests are encouraged to roam on it at will. A large pool and pool area, beautiful gardens, vegetable plots and orchards in a green secluded valley, all make for an enchanted visit. Ideally situated in the old village of Rio de Mouro, just a ten minute drive to fabulous Sintra with its fairy castles and wonderful walks, World Heritage Site. Also within a twenty minute car ride to stately Lisbon, the coast, also twenty minutes, with its beautiful beaches and old fishing towns. Close to several world class golf courses, a riding school, bicycle hire, surfing beaches, good restaurants and a gym. Also close by, convenient supermarkets, post office, bank and medical centre. A qualified masseuse will come to the villa and also a baby sitter can be arranged. The owners, who are English, are usually on site to provide any assistance, advice and suggestions. Guests will be provided with spare organic fruit, vegetables and herbs from the garden, and Elisabete, our English speaking maid will come in on week days to do some cleaning as necessary. Guests usually divide their time by relaxing by the pool and visiting the attractions within easy access from the Quinta.
The guest villa itself is for a maximum of five persons with a good cot with cot sheets, a blender, stair gate and a selection of toys for the little ones. On two floors, the whole villa covers approximately 120 sq.m. with a good living area with a wood burning stove, a tv with satellite reception and over two hundred channels and a good selection of novels. There is a dining area on a split level and the kitchen is also large with an eating area, also leading directly onto a private patio with a BBQ and table and chairs for eating al fresco. There is a closet with an ironing board and oven downstairs. Upstairs are two bedrooms, one very large en suite with four windows and plenty of closet space. The second bedroom is a also of a good size also with good closet space and two windows. The whole villa is light and airy with ten windows and with wi-fi throughout. The old caretakers house has been completely refurbished and tastefully decorated with comfort in mind. Paintings from the owner adorn the walls, and there is also a painting studio on site with materials should you be tempted to sketch or paint.
Described as an oasis by many visitors, enjoy a traditional experience in the old Portuguese style. We have three very friendly dogs who enjoy having a fuss made of them.