close to beach, private pool, view, calm, 5min to shops
This beautiful detached villa (local lodging license AL 26068) s located on the edge of the village of Almoçageme, 500m from the sea, 15 minutes from either Sintra or Cascais and 35 minutes from Lisbon. It enjoys a beautiful relaxed open view of forest covered hills with the sea in the background. A two minute walk takes you to restaurants, cafés and shops. A ten minute walk takes you to Praia da Adraga beach voted one of the most beautiful in Europe. From the beach there are walks along the coastal protected area with breathtaking views of the cliffs and the sea. The house has a very large living and dinning area opened to a wide veranda with no buildings in front. It has 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, 1 belonging to the ensuite bedroom, a full kitchen with eating table, barbecue area, cable TV, wireless internet, table tennis and parking for 3 cars. The view can also be enjoyed from the pool and BBQ area.
Close to various beaches and Sintra Unesco sights
Besides de nearby beach other beaches include Praia das Maçãs (4km) with its various seafood restaurants, cafés and craft shops, Praia Grande (3km) with cafés by the sand and surfing schools and Azenhas do Mar (6km), with traditional houses hanging on a cliff. Two giant seawater swimming pools with all facilities including kid´s pool can be found by the beaches. Colares wine cellar is only 3 km away. Cabo da Roca, Europes most western point is 4km away. Sintra is 15 min away and offers such sites as the National Palace, Pena Palace, Quinta da Regaleira, Seteais Palace, Moorish Castle, Monserrate Palace, Capuchos Convent and many botanical gardens. In Lisbon, 35 min away, one can see the Alfama Moorish area with live fado music, the Bairro Alto quarters and the riverside area of Belem. Cascais night-life and Estoril casino are 12km away.
We loved this property and have no negatives except a very minor one which is the pillows are awful, filled with toy stuffing or kapoc!
The house was spotless, spacious and really well equipped and the kitchen had everything you would need to cook up a feast - plus a barbecue
The pool is lovely though not big and quite deep at the shallow end for children but has lovely un-chlorinated water
My only negative about the facilities is the pillows! Awful Kapoc filled - hopefully they can be upgraded!
The village is great and has an excellent mini market shop plus a lovely butcher (who speaks perfect English) and several restaurants
The owner was lovely, very relaxed and helpful and lives only a few minutes away
The sea is a twenty minute walk / few mins drive down a steep hill but the beach there is wonderful and theres a very good cafe on the sea front
Almocagene seems to be twenty minutes from everywhere you might want to visit eg Sintra and Cascais and only forty minutes from Lisbon and the airport but once in the house its tempting not to do too much and enjoy the peace and quiet (though sometimes the village dogs did have a barking fest at night!) And the views of the sea and the horizon from the terraces are just amazing
alun from bridgend
this is a lovely property in a very original portuguese village. which was very cheap to purchase your every day needs. we went in may and the swimming pool was not heated so a bit on the chilly side. the owner lilia is an extremely nice person and was very helpful and lived close by i would go back to this property ,
DENISE from BEDFORD UK
The property was exceptionally clean, spacious and private. There was a group of 8 girls who came here for a week of relaxing. And that is exactly what we did. The view was stunning from the balcony looking over to the ocean. The village itself is very small and quiet but lovely and the locals were very friendly. If you are looking for a bit more nightlife then Cascais is the place to go. The landlady was lovely, very helpful. The only thing I would say is that the beach is a bit more than 500m away, more like a 25 min walk downhill which makes it a struggle coming back up in the heat but worth the visit. I would recommend renting a car if staying here though buses do run and are usually on time. The villa was huge, clean and lovely. Would defo recommend. Thank you!