|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
We have a fully refurbished rental apartment in a building owned and built by our family. The current owners are the third generation of the family to manage the property, even the wood used in the building came from trees grown by our great-grandfather.
The apartments are on the edge of the recently redeveloped town square boasting a new fresh produce market, cafés, restaurants, and bars to one side and a sub-tropical park to the other side. An underground car park is located under the town square.
The apartment has two double bedrooms, a large lounge and dining room, bathroom, and a fully fitted modern kitchen with oven, hob, refrigerator, dishwasher, and washing machine.
We can provide cot, high chair, and baby bath for infants.
NO ON-SITE PARKING There is a public car park beneath the square in front of the property currently €5 / 24 hours. Free on street parking.
We are a Portuguese family with strong connections to England. Most members of our family have lived in both countries, some are Portuguese by birth, others are English, one could say we are a true Anglo-Portuguese family, with great affection for both countries.
Will purchased this apartment in 2012
The apartment is in a family property originally dating from 1935. We are the third generation of the family responsible for the building and have fully modernised the property whilst maintaining its original character. We love the proximity to Lisbon without actually having to be in the city itself. We love the ease with which we can get to some of the finest undeveloped beaches in Portugal with their mountain backdrop.
Over the passing years, our family has witnessed many transformations in this important town. Some things have stayed the same, the fresh food market at our doorstep, the wonderful park and the treetops at our windows. The recent reincarnation of the town has transformed it into the perfect location for visiting Lisbon whilst avoiding all the noise and bustle of actually being in the capital city. The apartment is a great place to relax, wonderful for 'people watching' at the pavement cafés or in the park. It's is great to have everything at your doorstep so that your holiday is exactly that, a rest, a recharging of the batteries, something completely different from the routine in a complete Portuguese setting.
If you are a nature lover, this really is the perfect location. Four major Nature Reserves are within 30 kilometres offering wetland, estuary, and mountain range flora and fauna. We have exotic birds, dolphins, and rare plants. We even have a fossilized forest. Most unique of all is the rarest bird in Europe. The Crested Myna, a Chinese bird, can only be found in and around Barreiro. This rare bird actually roosts in the trees of the park outside our apartment. This the kind of rare gift that makes a place exceptional.
'My husband and 2 young children stayed at this apartment in Spring this year. We had a fantastic time, the apartment was beautiful, spacious and well equipped with everything we required for a family like ours! Great location,being in the centre of the market square with its beautiful well kept gardens my children particularly enjoyed the amazing playground directly opposite the apartment. The local indoor market offers everything you need in terms of food but local supermarkets are within easy walking distance too. Barriero is a fantastic location close to Lisbon without all the hustle and bustle and also close to some of the most beautiful beaches i have ever come across in Europe! Would most definitely recommend hiring a car and exploring the region.'
We stayed here for a month and absolutely loved the space and location. The home is exactly as it appears in the photos, is well provided for, and Will, the owner, is very responsive. We went for jogs along the Barreiro shoreline, which we highly recommend for the breathtaking views of Lisbon, and made full use of both the local grocery store and the daily farmers market. Great sightseeing and home cooked dinners accompanied by wonderful Portuguese wine--so much better than staying in a hotel!!! Loved it!
We, two adults, mother and son spent 32 days in Barreiro in April and May 2015.
The apartment was light and nicely furnished with Ikea furniture. There stairs up
there were rather steep. The Barreiro people were friendly even if they did not speak
much English, and we did not speak Portuguese. Still, we managed very well.
The buses in Barreiro and the ferries to Lisbon were in time, and Lisbon was
charming as usual.
We had some troubles with changing the linen at first and with kitchen sink at
the end of our stay. The TV did not work. Wi-Fi stopped working two days before
our departure. But the overall impression was quite satisfactory.
Two adults from Finland
We were lucky enough to be one of the first guests in the 2D apartment in September 2012 where we stayed a week for our first ever visit to Portugal.
We found the apartment light, airy, spotlessly clean and well equipped. We enjoyed people watching across the square and the easy proximity of cafes, park and market made mornings a pleasure.
The market was cheap and friendly with good fruit, vegetables and fish and stallholders ready to tolerate our sign language and poor attempts at Portugese. Our son(3) loved playing with local children in the playground and late at night in the lively square. There was also a lovely little green and white striped hut with newspapers for adults and books and drawing things for children, open every morning.
We spent a lot of time in Lisbon centre, commuting from Barreiro by bus and ferry across to the Placa de Commercio,(about 1hour) and then walking or tramming around the beautiful city, where we found a mix of old traditional eateries alongside a newer scene of cafes etc, beautiful old streets, traditional shops, a Sunday flea market, fabulous historic art gallery with a Bosch painting and some fabulous architecture.
We also took trains from Lisbon along the coast to Estoril and Cascais (which had two sweet town beaches, great ice cream parlour and a hip rooftop cafe for a sunset cocktail).
The later part of the week we hired a car for a couple of days to explore the coast of Arrabida Natural Park which was stunning, warm sea, white sand, and at that time of year, not so many people.
(It would be potentially cheaper and more efficient to get a car for a whole week if you are thinking of using one to explore, and for easy arrival and departure from the airport).
The Barreiro location makes the experience a very different one to a stay in central Lisbon. You feel more connected to a local working community and a day to day life that is not created for tourists.
The owners were supportive and gave advice where it was needed, but equally let us freely do our own thing, which was a perfect approach.
Bien equipada. En el centro de la ciudad. A 10 minutos del ferry. Con ambiente en la plaza.
The appartment has 2 bedroom, a big diner room, a bath-room and a full-filled kitchen. It was very clean and the landlord answers very quickly, when we had questions.
The appartment is in the centre of barreiro, just 10minutes away from the beach, 5 minutes away from a shopping center with supermarket (pingo doce) and 13 minutes away from the ferry-way. So you reach everything with your feets.
So I would recommend the appartment. Thank you for all.
Gros problèmes!! Pas de code et pas de clés pour ouvrir l' appartement. Nous avons du appeler le propriétaire en Angleterre avec beaucoup de difficultés car il ne parlait pas le français.Aujourd'hui nous n' avons pas toucher la caution malgré maintes réclamations.Nous pouvons rajouter vaisselles insuffisantes ,pas de congel, pas de micro ondes etc....
The apartment is in the centre of Barreiro, a suburb of Lisbon, and is ideally placed for access to Lisbon and the historic towns and cities of the Alentejo - the plain or steppes separating Lisbon from the Algarve.The town is 15 minutes by fast catamaran ferry into the historic heart of down town Lisbon. Barreiro is a Lisbon commuter suburb, with a ferry instead of a train.
The centre of Barreiro has recently undergone a transformation with the building of the new market and the new town square, both directly outside the apartment. A large park is a few metres away with a children's play area and an ornamental pond with fountains. The newly laid patterned pavements are in the traditional Portuguese style, and a new shopping centre, Barreiro Forum, is at the end of the main street less than 500 metres away. The waterfront, with wonderful views across the river Tejo to Lisbon is 200 metres distant. Added to the recent upgrading of the ferry terminal with its high speed catamaran ferries and an electrified railway link, it is the essence of a modern Portuguese town. Yet old Barreiro is never far away.
The location is excellent for visiting Lisbon, yet provides a splendid retreat away from the bustle of the capital city. It is also the perfect spot for visiting Nature Reserves - there are four reserves within 25km drive where it is possible to see flamingos, storks, egrets, heron and a wide variety of estuary birds. The Crested Myna, the rarest bird in Europe, can only be found in Barreiro and the immediate surrounding area. This unique bird actually roosts in the park outside the apartment.
A host of pretty towns and villages edge the estuary east from Barreiro to the town of Alcochete.
Rosario boasts a very pretty church on a promontory overlooking the estuary, as well as an excellent waterfront restaurant and 19C 'patio' of beautifully maintained social housing. One can walk from the church, past the old oyster washing and packing factory, and follow the coastline onto the marshes for excellent bird watching.
Sarilhos Pequenhos is a typical Alentejo style village. Follow the road to the park and beach at the waterfront. The Club Naval (signposted from the centre) is an excellent location for birdwatching.
Montijo - a large town with a fully restored tidal water mill and several very pretty churches.
Alcochete - a very important town in the history of Portugal. During Portugal's Golden Age of the Discoveries, the King had his summer palace in Alcochete. The Treaty of Tordesillas that divided the New World between Portugal and Spain was presented to the King at his summer palace. A monument to the discoveries rests just at the entrance to the village, near the end of the old ferry pier. The king's palace was adjacent to the monument where a 'mansion house' sits behind metal gates. The small church on the opposite side of the road is a museum containing magnificent 15C and 16C paintings from the time of the Golden Age.
Today's Alcochete is mixture of old and new. The old heart of the village is by and large beautifully maintained with many fine buildings that speak of the town's past opulence. The church in the town centre was once a mosque dating from the time when the Moors ruled southern Portugal. The town boasts many fine restaurants supported by the new commuter homes being built all around the old.
The August summer festival sees the streets and shop-fronts boarded for the running of the bulls, a festival that long pre-dates Pampalona. The history of bull fighting in Portugal is celebrated in the excellent restaurant Barrete Verde (Green Beret) which is the headquarters for a brave group of men called Forcados who challenge the bull, on foot and unarmed, as the climatic end to a Portuguese bull fight. On the northern out skirt of Alcochete is Europe's largest Outlet Shopping Village with all the famous brands represented, and as you might expect to find in Portugal, it boasts a host of restaurants.
It is almost impossible not to 'bird watch' in Alcochete, the salt pens and marshes on the western outskirts teem with wildlife. Just at the northern edge of the village, the road forks left down to a small reserve area which is a good starting point for exploring the shoreline. The Nature Reserves office is located on Rua do Norte overlooking the estuary.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£43|
MONTHLY RATES ARE FOR A MINIMUM 3 MONTH STAY.
A cleaning fee of €50.00 will be charged if the apartment is left with unwashed crockery, un-cleared of refuse or excessive dirt eg: sand, bottles, etc.