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Casa Sulo Portuguese Chalet Apartment

Apartment with 2 bedrooms and shared pool in Beiras, Portugal

From £257 per week

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Apartment to rent in Beiras, Portugal

  • Apartment
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Shared pool
  • WiFi
  • Parking
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Washing machine

Apartment overview - owner's description

2 x fully equipped chalet apartments. Peace & tranquility-but close enough for beaches & towns. Sleeps 4-5, conjoined up to 10.

Casa Sulo, Alombada, your holiday destination, is situated in an idyllic rural working village at the top of a mountain surrounded by the refreshing fragrance of eucalyptus forests and uninterrupted views over the distant mountains of the Serra de Arada.

It is suitable for all age groups, families, reunions or just couples who want a relaxing break. However, there is no wheelchair access.

The two self-catering chalet apartments are of the highest standard with your comfort in mind.

From Porto airport take the easy drive southwards along the A1 / E1 over the river Douro towards Aveiro. This takes you into the real Portugal with its spectacular scenery, and people who are famed for their traditional way of life and hospitality.

The 2 chalet apartments each sleep 4-5. There is a double insulated connecting door between the two chalets for larger parties if required or group bookings, e.g. yoga, meditation, painting, walking, birdwatching, fishing, etc. Each comprises one double and one twin bedroom, both with en-suite and shower. All bedding and towels are provided except beach towels. There is also a double sofa bed in each lounge area.

The fully fitted kitchen includes a fridge / freezer, gas cooker, oven and washing machine. Cooler bags and ice blocks are provided for use during your stay. For your convenience we keep a limited supply of groceries which can be purchased. We also have available for purchase home made jams, local honey, yoghurt, bread and our own wine, jeropiga and port style wine, when available.

For your entertainment a free-to-view UK satellite television is included for TV, radio and music programmes. There is also a DVD player for your favourite DVD’s and CD’s. Each apartment has a range of books and games. Free wi-fi is available, subject to PT connectivity!

The 10M x 5M salt water pool has a telescopic cover.


The Local Area
There is plenty to do and see throughout the region with local markets supplying everything from fresh fish, meat, vegetables and dairy produce to pottery and livestock. Try your bartering skills!

A car is essential for your stay. Albergaria a Velha is our closest town (10 minutes drive away) with several good cafés en route. It has plenty of first class traditional restaurants at prices we can all afford a two course meal for two people with wine €20 approx., or try the prato do dia at lunch time in a small café and reduce the cost to around €12
Aveiro, known as the Venice of Portugal, boasts every modern amenity but still retains its old charm. Take a boat trip in a traditional brightly painted moliceiros (fishing boat). Or relax over an al-fresco meal watching the world go by before wandering through the myriad of narrow cobbled streets bustling with life throughout the day and long into the night. Costa Nova boasts miles of beautiful unspoilt golden sandy beaches with the North Atlantic Rollers waiting to be discovered.

Visit the 12th century city of Porto on the banks of the River Douro, a city proud of its status as the founder of the Portuguese nation. There is a strong English influence there with port wine being “created” by two Englishmen in the 17th Century who added brandy to preserve the local wine. Port. Visit the world famous port wine cellars for a tasting followed by a boat trip along the river Douro.

Later, return to Casa Sulo and prepare the food bought fresh that day. Take a dip in the pool, have a cold beer or a vinho do porto branco – fresco (white port, chilled) as a pre-dinner aperitif and afterwards chat long into the night surrounded by the stars (no light pollution), the odd owl hoot and the occasional grunt of a wild boar going about its business in one of the neighbouring fields.



Driving and Finding
For golfers, the Curia golf course at Curia Spa Town, or the Montebelo Golf and Leisure Club at Viseu, which is one of the best golf courses you can play. For the non-golfers why not make use of its extensive leisure and club facilities. There is also a horse riding stables within the same complex.

If you enjoy “driving and finding” take the back roads over the mountains to Viseu a walled and ancient city full of character, charm, hospitality and old fashioned service – we bought a pack of aspirin in the pharmacy. They gift wrapped it in tissue before handing it over - we still haven’t opened it!

There are too many experiences in the region to mention in detail. Space and time do not permit but it would be remiss not to mention the regional dish of leitão (roast suckling pig) served with green salad and a garafe of chilled white wine in a small local café Visit the ancient and beautiful university city of Coimbra Vouzela for the delicious pasteis – a flaky sweet pastry to die for fishing for bream, trout and barbell on the rivers Vouga, Dão, or Paiva. Or just spend quality time by the pool unwinding while time drifts by.

We are off the beaten track, secure and safe.

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2 out of 2 people recommend staying here

From Northwich, United Kingdom Aug 2008

Owners Sue and Ken provide excellent hospitality and detailed information that enables you to make the most of your stay.

Casa Sulo is in a wonderful tranquil location surrounded by Eucalyptus forests yet within 20 mins of the cost and nearby local towns. The ideal place to get rid of all that stress from our busy life at home.

Sue and Ken have an excellent vegetable garden and allow you to use their excess produce. We enjoyed fresh strawberries, oranges, onions and tomatoes which were within yards of our patio. Also dont miss out on the opportunity to sample their Portofino wine which is made on the premises from their own vines.

David

From N Wales

hosts couldn t be nicer or more help full. location quite. pool fab. scenery great. accomadation good with all ammenities. 30 mins from very nice beaches.


1 other review

Visitors Comments 2004:"Very comfortable, and in such beautiful surroundings" David, Michael, Amy and Olivia - Banbury"Lovely, well equipped place with awesome countryside, very hospitable hosts"John and Sharon - Chesterfield"A lovely place, kept in peace. The silence in Alombada we will keep as a warm souvenir"Griet and friends - Brussels"Great food, great culture and a great place to put paradise"Chris - Maidstone"Had a fantastic time - thanks for the company and memories."Andy - Weymouth

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Location

This apartment is:

25km from the nearest beach 3km from the nearest bar 5km from the nearest restaurant 5km from the nearest supermarket 70km from Porto airport 230km from Lisbon Airport

Local activities

Boat hire 25km Cycling 15km Fishing 3km Golf 30km Horse riding 8km Mountain biking 2km Sailling 25km Sports center 15km Tennis 15km Water skiing 25km Wind surfing 25km

Sights and attractions

Historic site 8km Local food market 5km Museum 8km Shopping 8km Theatre 20km Cinema 20km

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Outside this apartment in Beiras, Portugal
This apartment is in a quiet area near the mountains. It has a shared pool, a barbecue, outside lighting and a garden. Car hire is necessary as the renter will need a car to get about for shopping, eating out and the beach; however parking is available if required.

Prices and availability

Updated 1 December 2016

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Facilities

Bedrooms

2 bedrooms, Sleeps 5:

  • 1 double bed and en suite
  • 2 single beds and en suite

There is also 1 double sofa bed in Lounge/diner, 1 cot

Swimming pool

Shared pool

Entertainment

CD player, DVD/Blu-ray player, Internet / WI-FI, Radio, TV Languages in English, Local, Satellite / cable

General

Living area seats 5, Hair dryer, Iron / board, Towels / linen, Washing machine, Car hire essential

Kitchen

Cooker, Crockery, Cutlery, Fridge, Freezer, Glassware, Kettle, Microwave, Oven, Pots / pans, Toaster

Outside

Barbecue, Outside lighting, Parking, Private garden

Suitable for

Infants

Extra information

On arrival park your car off the road and the guests will find a complimentary welcome pack when they enter the chalet apartment. This usually comprises cheese, ham, bread, milk, fruit, a bottle of red and white wine - in the fridge, chilling. Also in the chalet apartments the visitors will find everything they require including sauces, tea, coffee, salt, soap powder, washing up liquid, toilet rolls, etc. We adopt an honesty policy - if an item runs out, please replace just that one item with a similar product. This means all our guests need to bring are their own personal clothes, toiletries and beach towel if required

Sue

Average rating from 3 reviews

Private Owner From Macinhata Do Vouga, Agueda, Portugal Member since Nov 2004

Past bookings: 12 bookings

Last logged in: a month ago

Number of properties: 2