Cottage in Fontanelas, 10 minutes from Praia das Maçãs (3.7 km) and from Azenhas do Mar (2 km), 15 minutes (8 km) from Sintra, 2 double rooms, living and dining room, utility room, equipped kitchen, 2 bathrooms, garage, garden, fruit trees, portable gril, sleeps 4 adults + 2 children, self catering.
Villa, Vacation House
Detached cottage in Fontanelas, in rural environment still very close to magnificent beaches and with good restaurant including take away, mini-market and shopping facilities 500 meters distant. Very quiet location, 10 minutes from Praia das Maçãs (3.7 km) and from Azenhas do Mar (2 km), and 15 minutes (8 km) from Sintra historic centre, by car or public transportation. It is 30 minutes from Mafra, and 30 km from Lisbon.
The single floor house comprises 2 double rooms, large living and dining room, utility room, equipped kitchen and 2 bathrooms. Outside there is a garage, large garden with fruit trees and a portable grill.
Sleeps 4 adults + 2 children, self catering.
kitchen Amenities and facilities
2 Double beds
1 Double sofa/extra beds
1 Shower rooms
1 Guest WC
terrain Outside Facilities
radio Inside Facilities
kitchen Kitchen Equipment
Elderly or infirm Suitable
rowing Sports and outdoor
streetview Sights and attractions
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Introduction to Sintra
Essentially romantic in character this town was poetically described by Lord Byron as "this glorious Eden". It was declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
Original Sintra is not large to visit but it now encompasses two outlying areas named Estefânia and São Pedro. As the older part sits on a granite slope it is best seen on foot or by a horse-drawn carriage.
Abounding in history the town is dominated by the two conical chimneys of the Palácio Nacional da Vila that was the summer home of the royal family since the 15th Century.
Scattered on the hillside are several historical creations openly showing the diverseness of each original owner’s taste in architecture. The most outstanding example is possibly the Palácio da Pena, a 19th Century recreation of different styles admired by Dom Fernando II, the husband of the young Portuguese Queen Maria II, often regarded as a failed attempt to create his own romantic revival. This castle stands high on the southeast side of the mountain range whilst overlooking the village are the ruined ramparts of the Castelo dos Mouros, a fort dating from the 8th Century. Within it is an ancient Moorish cistern and the panoramic view from its walls is impressive.
There are several churches in the town and the most interesting is the 12th Century Igreja de Santa Maria rebuilt in 1755 after the earthquake.
Several private palaces are open to the public amongst which are the Palácio de Seteais, a magnificent 18th Century home converted into a five star Hotel, Casa dos Ribafrias, a 16th Century building once belonging to the Marquês de Pombal, Quinta de Pena Verde, another 16th century palace.
Another place of interest is the Convento dos Capuchos, an unusual hermitage with tiny dwarf cells cut from the rock.
Within the old town there are two museums, Museu de Brinquedo showing only toys from the past and present, and the Museu Regional retelling the history of the area with items and relics an sometimes also holding art exhibitions.
Airport distance Lisboa (LIS) 31 km
Beach 2 km
Shopping 500 m
Restaurant 500 m
Bar 500 m
Museum 8 km
Minimum rental (days) 3
Deposit due 5 Days after booking, Amount 30.00 %
Balance due 35 Days before arrival
Earliest arrival time 15:00:00
Latest departure time 11:00:00
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35 Days before arrival Deposit + 100 %