The original old cottage has been lovingly restored and extended. Contemporary design blends with the original features of wooden beams and exposed walls.
It is situated in the friendly village of Salir do Porto - just five minutes drive from the lively seaside town Sao Martinho do Porto. The location gives our guests the best of both worlds - a taste of real Portugal , tucked away from the tourist scene but within easy reach of the beach, clifftop walks, cafes, bars, restaurants & shops.
There is a well equipped kitchen diner which leads into the living room with a small study. The sun room overlooks the garden and pool with views reaching over the valley to the distant hills of the national park. Both living areas have wood burning stoves. (for winter bookings, we will provide a starter supply of logs & firelighters, wood is available at supermarkets for top up if necessary)
There are 3 bedrooms and bathrooms. The bedroom on the ground floor is opposite the bathroom, it has twin beds. Upstairs is the romantic loft bedroom with ensuite facilities and walk in wardrobe. The third bedroom is in the detached annexe cottage overlooking the deck and pool. It has ensuite facilities & kitchenette.
The garden is landscaped with flowerbeds around the lawn, newly rendered plunge pool & deck areas. There is a patio area ideal for el fresco dining plus a barbeque and off road parking .
The whole property is accessible to guests with exception of a locked storage room upstairs and the garden shed.
We try to welcome all our guests personally & are located just 10 minutes from the cottage.If you need any information or help just call the number in the guest book. On the occasions we are away, there is always a person to contact in case of emergencies.
We have a comprehensive guest book with information about the property, the region, best places to eat, beaches, amenities etc etc.
On request, with 48 hours notice, we are able to provide an evening meal/snack tray for late arrivals for a small extra charge....just ask!
The Silver Coast is the perfect place to discover Portugal. If you enjoy outdoor activities - there are wonderful coastal walks and cycle tracks.Caving and water sports can be arranged locally and there are 3 golf courses just 45 minutes drive away. Go bird watching,horse riding or take a boat trip or canoe around the Obidos Lagoon. Or simply lay your towel on one of the sandy beaches and soak up the sun.
Visit historical sites and places of interest such as the walled medieval town of Obidos, the monasteries of Alcobaca and Batalha. The charming fishing town of Nazare is just a short drive up the coast. The world record for surfing the highest wave was made broken in 2013! The lively capital city, Lisbon is well worth a visit too.
Experience culture and folklore - from village festivals to fado nights there is always something happening around and about .
From bull running to medieval fairs, candlelight processions to chocolate festivals!
New Year celebrations in Sao Martinho do Porto start with a bang with midnight fireworks over the bay followed by a beach party with live music - dance till dawn!
Taste the flavours of Portugal and the excellent wines. There are many good restaurants serving traditional fare, fish and seafood plus international restaurants, Indian, Chinese, Italian and Thai in the area. Wine tasting is an excellent way to spend an afternoon. If you are here in the autumn you can experience the harvest too!
The house will be cleaned before you arrive. Please leave it neat and tidy.
Guests with children are responsible for their safety. They must be supervised by an adult at all times in the pool area. Please note that the plunge pool is approx 5ft deep.
The bathroom towels provided are not to be removed from the property. Guests should provide their own beach towels. Thanks.
We retired to Portugal in 2006 and really enjoy life here with our 2 horses, dogs and chickens. We live just ten minutes away from the holiday cottage in Salir do Porto, so usually available if any help is required.
We know a lot about the region, places of interest, the best beaches, restaurants, what's going on etc and always happy to advise and give recommendations.
We meet and greet our guests in person whenever possible, usually with a bottle of wine! One of the best things about holiday rentals are the people we get to meet along the way...