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Designers property only 4 mins from Obidos

People12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 3,444 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

High end modernity in 18 c. farmhouse within own tranquil, private, 3 acres.

An oasis of tranquility set within its own 3 acres, guaranteeing absolute privacy, yet only 4 mins from beautiful, historic Obidos and 15 mins from the Silver Coasts finest beaches this unique refurbished 18th century farmhouse offers modern luxury living with a feel of the old Portugal. Original stone walls, blended with concrete, steel, and a high end modern finish sets this property apart from anything else in the area. A show house for urbanistadesign.com this architects property is furnished with a modern eclectic mix to suit the design of the property.

Outside is 2000m landscaped with a dog proof fence surrounding with the rest forest. The surrounding area is an ecological zone of eucalyptus and pine trees, very peacefull and quiet. The pool is a unique shape of 12m x 4m with steps down to a 1m deep kids section and an inbuilt seating area. It is a salt water pool, very soft with no chlorine, and has multi coloured led lights for night time use.

The owners are designers and artists previously living in Cornwall near Padstow.They had a surfing business for a number of years and can help with surf instruction and use of equipment for beginners and advanced alike.

Cycling for both road and mountain bikes is fantastic.

Table tennis, pool table and broadband are here to keep the kids happy too

The beaches at the lagoon have something unique in Europe, world class surf and safe flat water for bathing at the same location.The surf here is super consistent with waves for all abillities and tastes. Gentle breaking learner waves at Preya Norte, Peniche, Supertubes speaks for itself with the Rip Curl Pro each year, uncrowded at the Obidos Lagoon,(where the owner surfs while his wife swims in the safe flat water in the lagoon) to the biggest wave ever ridden at Nazare!

Freeview tv for all your needed uk channels and olympic coverage! Wi fi broadband for work and play.

Obidos offers festivals year round with the Chocolate festival in March, the Medieval festival in July, Opera in July and August and Christmas festival in December / January.

Golfers delight at Preya Del Rey, 20 mins, Bom Sucesso, 15 mins Campo, 30 mins and Golden Ealgle 30 mins.

Loads of other stuff to visit, Sintra is like the town in chitty chitty bang bang, Alcobaca and Mafra the historical cathedrals and palaces, and Lisbon with its wonderful narrow streets 45 minutes away.

Further safe bathing for kids at Sao Martinho Do Porto. Eat Sardines overlooking the harbours of Sao Martinho, Peniche or the beaches of Foz d Arelho and Nazare. Rick Stein talks of how good the simple Portuguese way of cooking the fantastic fish here. Very reasonable too. All the restaurants love kids so are well caterd for too. We have a detailed section for dining out in our booklet at the property.

Caldas Da Rainha has a daily fresh fruit and veg market, bowling alley, cinema and mall.

The Buddha gardens and Cava producer is 10 minutes away.

Red Kites and Cranes during the day, fireflies light up the night sky.

More Details

Owner
Matthew Farren
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, Turkish, whatever you like we'll google it
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
3 November, 2017

About Matthew Farren

We moved to the area to enjoy the surf, cycling and climate back in 2007. Previously we'd lived in Cornwall running a surf school and shop. The best surf in Europe and great food!

My wife is an artist and loved it here for its peace, views and tranquility.

Matthew Farren purchased this villa in 2007

Why Matthew Farren chose Óbidos Municipality

TRhe spot is beautiful, we lived in a caravan for a few months just enjoying being here. It's an old wine press and farm cottage which we renovated. We spent a lot of time sourcing origninal materials to use and it doubled up as a show house for our building company.

What makes this villa unique

Tranquil, original old stone walls mixed with modernity in a beautiful, private setting in an eco zone with forest all round yet only 4 mins to Obidos old town.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Óbidos Municipality in Obidos

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3444 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Luxury
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , en suite
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , family bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , family bathroom
    Bathroom 4 - Outdoor Shower , pool shower
  • bathrooms 1 and 3 are with Rain showers. Bathroom 2 is a power shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , en suite
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 4 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed
  • We have a double sofa bed available too, in the annex.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Binoculars
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda ...
  • Terrace
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Decking
  • 14 garden chairs
  • 14 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Groups
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Pets welcome. Surfing equipment available.

Reviews

3.3/5 -
(4 traveller reviews)

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Designers property only 4 mins from Obidos
average rating of 3.25 based on 4 reviews
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Terrible Property DO NOT BOOK THIS PROPERTY

  • 1 of 5

PLEASE READ THIS REVIEW TO THE END BEFORE YOU CONSIDER BOOKING - The property is AWFUL - it looks absolutely nothing like the photos. Overall the furniture is very old and tired looking throughout. One of the kitchen sinks smelled very badly of damp and when we opened the cupboard underneath it was full of mould. The toilet drain smell in two of the bathrooms was unbearable, we had to close the doors and put them out of use so we were left with one remaining bathroom. The curtain pole fell off in the main bedroom in the middle of our first night (the owner did arrange to have this repaired). The mattresses on the beds must be 100 years old as they are so soft. The worst part of this experience, on our third evening we received a phone call from the owner telling us there was a burst water pipe. Therefore we could only turn the water on for a quick shower and then we had to turn it off (too far to walk so we had to drive). He said it would be fixed the next day. I explained to him how unhappy we were overall with the property not being up to the standard we had paid for. I then asked him if he could possibly “meet us in the middle” and if it was possible for us to leave and pay for the nights we had stayed at the property. I explained we were worried the rest of our holiday was going to be ruined by staying in this place which again was nothing like we had been led to believe. He said “absolutely no way would he give us any kind of refund”. I tried to plead with him and he hung up. We packed and left the next morning at great expense and moved to a beautiful, clean apartment. We have travelled all over the world as a family and we have never felt so cheated by someone who had no sympathy for that fact that we had paid something that was “not honest”. Very importantly when I initially tried to book the property the website directed me to Contact the Owner as it was not possible to book via the HomeAway webpage. I called the number and the owner told me that to avoid paying “his” HomeAway Fees it would be better if I booked directly with him - I should have seen the warning signs. The owner needs to know he ripped off a very honest hardworking family and should not be allowed to advertise your property on a site such as HomeAway or any other web page.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fantastic villa with lovely view

  • 5 of 5

just came back stay over the christmas period. the house is very private made me feel so relaxed and is modernly built, looking at the eucalyptus trees on the other side of the valley which is tranquil to watch.

We love the fire pit at knight. Weather was amazing.. The owners tips on the restaurant were spot on and very helpful. Looking forward to coming back and we highly recommend it.

Demt

  • Review Submitted: 26-Feb-2012
  • Date of Stay: December 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Très belle maison- équipement insuffisant pour 12

  • 2 of 5

Très beau mélange architectural de l'ancien et du moderne: Bravo c'est une réussite, on se sent très bien dans ce lieu !

En revanche (nous étions 13 dont 7 enfants), l'équipement laisse à désirer: 3 casseroles et 2 poêles, vaisselle à minima. Chauffe-eau solaire (nous n'étions pas prévenus!) donc douche froide le matin assurée en avril: problématique lorsqu'on est nombreux. Difficulté également à récupérer la caution qui était encaissée avant notre séjour.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: April 2015
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for highlighting the pans, it seems over the course of last seasons lettings some went amiss and have since been replaced. We do run our hot water on a sola system and there is a back up in case, if that was an issue you could have called our property manager who would have either popped round and flicked it on or instructed how to do so, it's just a switch! Deposit was returned but went into the ether and the wasn't until highlighted by you it was rectified.
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5

Wonderful house! Quiet and with a beautiful view!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Matthews house with 5 people for a week in May and:

This is an amazing place. The house is wonderful and huge. We really enjoyed having breakfast in the sun in front of the house. The view is very nice!

The pool area and the garden is also cool.

At our arrival, the house was clean and there is everything you need for holidays. Privat holidays with all comfort, thank you Matthew!

We wanna come back!

Fabian

  • Review Submitted: 28-May-2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
83 Kilometres
lisbon
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Obidos
Nearest Ferry
700 Kilometres
Santander
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Preya Del Rey/ Bom Sucesso
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Obidos
Nearest Beach
12 Kilometres
Foz Do Arelho
Car: necessary

An oasis of tranquility set within its own 3 acres guaranteeing absolute privacy yet only 4 mins from the beautiful, historic town of Obidos with its many bars and restaurants .15 minutes from the Silver Coasts finest beaches at Foz d' Arelho and Obidos Lagoon which offer a unique mixture of world class surf and safe flat water at the same location!

This Unique restoration property is an 18th century farmhouse completely remodeled and used as a show house for urbanistadesign.com. Old stone walls, blend with concrete, steel, and a high end modern finish sets this property apart from anything else in the area.The property is furnished with a modern eclectic mix to suit the design of the property featuring Gagenau appliances, Laufen bathroom furniture and Rain showers.

Outside is 2000m landscaped with a dog proof fence surrounding. The rest is forest. The pool is a unique shape of 12m x 4m at the widest point. There are steps down with a 1m deep section. There is an inbuilt seating area. It is salt water, very soft and no chlorine. There are multi coloured led lights for night time use.

The owners are designers and artists previously living in Cornwall near Padstow.They had a surfing business for a number of years and can help with surf instruction and use of equipment for beginners and advanced alike. The surf here is super consistent with waves for all abillities and tastes. Gentle breaking learner waves at Preya Norte, Peniche, Supertubes speaks for itself with the Rip Curl Pro each year, uncrowded at the Obidos Lagoon,(where the owner surfs while his wife swims in the safe flat water in the lagoon) to the biggest wave ever ridden at Nazare!

Cycling for both road and mountain is fantastic.

Red Kites and cranes live in the valley, often putting on shows for us. Fire flies light up the darkness. There is a firepit to enjoy a safe campfire overlooking the private, ecological zoned, valley. Bags of space too if the kids want to campout on the grounds! b

20 minutes to Preya Del Rey and Bom Sucesso golf resorts. 25 mins Campo golf resort, 20 minutes Golden Eagle. Peniche

Lisbon airport 45 mins. Sao Martinho Do Porto 25 mins, Nazare 30 mins, Historical Alcabaca 40 mins,

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Óbidos Municipality, Silver Coast - Leiria Region

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£1,950
for 7 nights
£1,950
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £0
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

Rental rates include: Gas, Electricity, linen, towels (internal use only). Maid service can be arranged at additional cost. Payment can be made in Euros or GBP. A non refundable deposit of 25% is required on booking and the balance is payable 8 weeks prior to departure. A refundable damage deposit of 400 Euros is also required and needs to be added to final payment.

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