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Rowena Goulding

Member since: 2008
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Speaks english, portuguese

Romantic cottage in a small village five minutes walk from Obidos

7 Reviews
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this Pinhal holiday cottage

Excellent new Unlimited WiFi and Cable TV in charming cottage

Casa d'Alma is 5 minutes walk from the front gates of Obidos, a walled medieval town with its own castle, plenty of restaurants, cafes and charm. This fully restored cottage is in the village of Pinhal, and has three double bedrooms, two bathrooms (one en-suite), a kitchen and open plan lounge with Cable TV channels available in a variety of languages and unlimited WiFi. A log fire and a conservatory/dining room. In addition there is a private courtyard for sunbathing and a built in outdoor BBQ.

Fully furnished with one king size four poster bed, one double bed, and three, 2 meter long, single beds.

Also included washing machine, dryer, dishwasher and microwave.

Luxury Egyptian cotton bed linen, antiallergenic duvets and pillows and towels are provided, and on your arrival you will find juice, water and wine in the fridge along with cheese, ham, fresh bread.

Local Information: The village of Pinhal is situated just outside the castle walls of Obidos. It is an old village just 5 minutes walk from the main gates of Obidos. There are plenty of big supermarkets within 5 or 10 minutes drive, but best of all, the village mini-market/bar/coffee shop is about 30 seconds away just round the corner from the house. So if you forget anything vital, wine, matches, eggs you just pop round anytime between 09.00 in the morning and 10.00 at night.

Obidos Events: The Town of Obidos has many festivals, concerts and events each year, The International Festival of Chocolate, The Medieval Fair, usually in July a fantastic Fair, so much to see and different themes every day, what an experience, sitting at a wooden table as the sun goes down in the middle of a medieval market. Smelling the woodsmoke from the open fire over which your meat is being roasted and being surronded by jugglers, street vendors and market traders, all in costume and the Christmas Festival with 'snow', ice skating and many winter themed events.

Surfing, Golf, beaches and restaurants: Some of the best surfing in Europe can be experienced in Peniche at Baleal beach which is 15 minutes drive away.

Fantastic golfing at the Praia D'El Rey Golf Resort about 20 minutes drive.

There are many beaches and seaside resorts to visit in the local area and a huge number of restaurants to enjoy.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Rowena Goulding (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Speaks english, portuguese

Guestbook comments from the owner

It was very nice to stay in your cottage again, we have had no problems , the comfort level is high and we send many thanks
Jul 2015
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Reviews

4.7
based on 7 traveller reviews

Romantic cottage in a small village five minutes walk from Obidos
average rating of 4.714286 based on 9 reviews
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Very enjoyable stay

  • 3 of 5

Overall this was a great place for our stay in Obidos. Pinhal is a delightfully quiet village yet the busy Mediaeval town was only a ten minute walk away.

The cottage was comfortable and met our needs. Not so sure about "luxurious" linen.

However we enjoyed the friendly greeting, and appreciated the flexibility with our check out.

Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

charming cottage ideally located, well equiped and well decorated

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons beaucoup aimé la maison de Rowena. L'amenagement interieur est tres sympa avec la fantastique cuisine ouverte, la salle à manger donnant sur le patio, l'esprit local de la decoration. Les 2 chambres principales sont tres belles. La maison est parfaitement equipée. Le frigo etait tres bien approvisionné à notre arrivée, ce qui est tres rare (même si nous ne buvons pas de bière !). L' ensemble donne l'impression d'une renovation relativement récente et tout est tres confortable. Accueil tres efficace de Rowena. A signaler : la famille de Rowena a rédigé un guide personnalisé de la region, génialement fait, ce qui est tres precieux (meilleures plages, restaurants, etc...). Surtout : le cottage est idealement situé => énormément de choses à visiter tout autour à moins d'1 heure de route, patrimoine splendide et en tres bon etat, plages superbes (notre préférée : lagune d'Obidos à l'endroit où elle s 'ouvre sur la mer), possibilité d'aller à Lisbonne tres facilement quand il ne fait pas beau (jours de brume)...et bien sur le village d'Obidos absolument magnifique et tellement photogenique (même si affreusement touristique), on ne s'en lasse pas, Pinhal est vraiment situé à 5 minutes de marche et c'est preferable de loger un peu en dehors d'Obidos qui est tout de même affreusement touristique le soir...Vraiment à recommander !

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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West Midlands
5

A beautiful cottage

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in Obidos many times and this was the first time we had booked this cottage because we needed three bedrooms to accommodate our family. Although the pictures of the property are very nice, you cannot appreciate how lovely it is inside until you see it for yourself. I fell in love with it immediately. It is spacious, clean and beautifully furnished with lots of nice touches to make you feel welcome and to make your stay here relaxing and enjoyable. Rowena provided a welcome 'pack' of food and drink which, having arrived later than expected, provided us with a wonderful supper and breakfast for the following morning, The house is well equipped and a short walk from the lovely town of Obidos. It is walkable to the local supermarket and the village of Pinhal is quiet and charming. If you want a lovely place to stay with your family, or even as a couple, I would recommend this property without question. For people who may be visiting the area for the first time, it is probably advisable to hire a car to visit nearby towns/beaches but there is also an efficient bus service which runs to and from Obidos to neighbouring areas.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Excellent cottage in an excellent situation

  • 5 of 5

This was the best equipped cottage we have ever stayed in, very generous with cheese, ham, butter, bread, milk, fruit and wine and beer to greet us on arrival. It was a bit chilly because so early in the season, but a lovely log fire with plenty of fuel and plenty of heaters to use, so we were comfy.

Loved the fact that it was a short walk to the supermarket (where you could get a nice coffee), there was also a little bar literally round the corner who also did great coffee and finally it was also a short walk into Obidos itself. We had a very relaxed holiday, strolling to the s/market, back home for a coffee and feet up then later stroll into Obidos. We were lucky enough to catch the moving candle lit religious parade in town on Good Friday.

Plenty of nice restaurants in town and all in all a most enjoyable holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Cork Ireland
5

'A Gem'

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Casa D'Alma for two weeks in June. We flew into Lisbon airport and approx 50 min drive, motorway all the way.This property ticks all the boxes. We were met on time by the lovely Rowena who was very informative. A very generous welcome pack was also at hand. The cupboards were full of all the little things that normally you need to buy when selfcatering. The house is full of character. It is spotlessly clean with very good quality bed linens and towels. The house was lovely and cool even when it was hot outside. We had many lovely walks on the nearby rural quiet roads watching farmers with their pear, lemon and orange trees. The location of the house is excellent, just a short walk to the town of Obidos. Obidos is fantastic. When we didn't cook in we dined in some of the many excellent restaurants in Obidos.We also enjoyed the local wine and fresh produce. It is well worth hiring a car as we were spoilt with the amount of fantastic beaches within 20-30 min drive. The locals celebrate the Saints feast days with great food, music, wine etc, very enjoyable evenings. We intend to return to Obidos and would book this house again. We really loved it. We would recommend it to anyone looking for a great house and great value.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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York, UK
5

A Beautiful Hideaway

  • 5 of 5

Just had a thoroughly romantic long weekend at this truly delightful cottage nestling in the village of Pinhal just below the historic city of the Queens - the tiny walled city of Obidos. My 4th visit. Great as a romantic getaway or for groups of friends and also for families with older children. This little house has everything you could need; the comfy kitchen/living area with satellite TV - keeps teenagers amused - and all the kitchen equipment you could need, leads through a light airy dining room to the sunny, private courtyard complete with barbecue, raised flower beds, tables/chairsand sun loungers. A wonderful spot for lazy breakfasts. The romantic downstairs double bedroom has a fourposter and it's own bathroom. Waking up to watch swallows through the skylight is a delight. A large main bathroom is also downstairs and has washing machine and a tumble dryer - great after days on the beach. Upstairs one bedroom has three beds and plenty of room for teenage lads to spread their stuff. My daughter has previously languished like a princess in the pretty other double bedroom - period furniture and crisp Egyptian cotton sheets under dark wood beams. The location is superb for exploring the beautiful and historic Obidos with its medieval walls, narrow streets, tumbling flowers, restaurants and bars plus all the region. Orchard strewn countryside hills take you to Peniche's long white sand surf beaches, bustling Foz do Alreho or the quiet sandy lagoon at Salir Do Porto, all only 20 minutes away. A little shop is just next door for essentials and a supermarket 5 minutes drive up the road. All this and it's just an hour from Lisbon.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Lisbon
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Next door cafe and bar
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
A8 Junction 15
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Obidos
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Foz do Arelho
Car: necessary

Easy walking distance to Obidos and easy driving to the golf in Praia del Rey, surfing at Peniche, beach at Foz do Arelho, monastaries at Alcobaca and Batalha and the wonderful safe family beach at Sao Martinho.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Pinhal, Portugal

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Late Autumn
1 Nov 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
A$287
A$1,004
 
 
Christmas/New Year
17 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$287
A$1,291
 
 
Winter
3 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$2,152
A$1,004
 
 
Spring
1 Apr 2017 - 31 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$215
A$1,004
 
 
Summer
1 Jun 2017 - 16 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$287
A$1,291
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
A$179
A$1,004
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

To secure a booking a bank transfer of 50% of the expected amount must be made.
The balance can be paid in cash on the day of arrival.
Special Winter offer 2 weeks for Euro 1,200.

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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Pinhal, Portugal

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • Large Family bathroom with full size bath and separate shower cubicle
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , 4 Poster Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 3 single bed
  • Large upstairs bedroom with 3 extra long single beds, making them comfortable for children and adults alike.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • books - kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • video player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • patio
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Wonderfully romantic for just the two of you, or a great place for 7 people to stay, our aim is to give you a really comfortable place that you do not have to pack the kitchen sink to visit. Just walk in, help yourself to a glass of wine and enjoy.