- Swimming Pool
- Internet Access
- Linen provided
- Washing Machine
- Horse Riding
With its stunning veranda, mountain views, large lush garden and traditional terracotta tiling, Casa Branca is the ultimate rural retreat in the heart of the Portuguese countryside.
Spacious, stylish and surrounded by spectacular scenery, Casa Branca is a perfect example of an authentic yet contemporary Portuguese country cottage. The house itself is tasteful and homely, with cool living spaces and all the home comforts you could want. The gardens, part private and part shared, are truly gorgeous. And the setting is wonderful, with walks, swimming spots, beaches, market towns and outdoor pursuits all at your fingertips. Whether you’re here as a family or a group of friends (there are three additional houses on site) you’re sure to relax and unwind here.
The pretty village of Salgueiro da Lomba is a haven of peace and tranquillity, but it is also the ideal jumping off point for discovering the many sights and activities of Central Portugal. There are lots of beautiful walks which start directly from your doorstep, there are mountains and valleys all around you or you can swim in the spectacular gorge just a few kilometres away. If you want to venture a little further it is still only a short drive to the long sandy beaches of the Silver Coast and the historic university and Templar towns of Coimbra and Tomar. Or you could wander round some of the closer neighbouring towns – Avelar (5km) offers all the essentials, Ansião and Pombal have good supermarkets, and Figueiró dos Vinhos (15 minutes) has a great Saturday market.
Lisboa and Porto airports are 190km away and the nearest train station, Pombal, is 25km from the house. The owner can arrange transfers but it is advisable to hire a car so you can get around during your stay. Detailed driving directions can be provided.
Lisboa and Porto, 190km
Nearest Train Station:
Figueira da Foz, 60km
Figueiró dos Vinhos
The house has three ground floor bedrooms, one of which is en-suite and two of which have French doors that open out onto a veranda. Also on this floor you will find a large family bathroom and a utility area, and upstairs there is a magnificent vast living and kitchen area which opens out onto a terrace with breathtaking views.
Casa Branca has a private courtyard and terraced gardens and it also shares access to extensive grounds and a beautiful eco swimming pool surrounded by water lilies.
If you would like, the owners are very happy to shop and stock the kitchen with basics (at cost). If you stay more than a week then housekeeping and laundry is included in the price. Linens and towels are provided but please bring your own beach towels. There are three further properties on site so up to 30 people can be accommodated overall.
Conditions of Rental
No smoking or pets. Not suitable for children under the age of 2. Check in between 4pm and 10pm, check out by 11am. To access the house there is a short walk up a steep cobbled street.