The Silver Coast of Portugal has managed to avoid the over development and crass commercialisation of Portugal’s other major tourist resorts. Its beauty and charm has therefore gone undiscovered amongst visitors from Europe, but has always been popular with the Portuguese.
The soft, sandy beaches on the Atlantic coastline are cherished by the local population and provide welcome relief from the bustle of city life. As those bustling resorts have become more crowded and expensive, the distinctiveness of the Silver Coast and all that it has to offer, stands in sharp relief, by offering a real slice of Portugal, superb stable weather and great facilities / amenities at affordable prices. It is not surprising therefore; that we are now seeing large numbers of European visitors, and some from far beyond, who are discovering what the Portuguese have known all along.
The UN World heritage town of Obidos is home to some beautifully preserved medieval buildings within the walled bastion that has a history going back to the Roman occupation of the area confirmed by archaeological excavations that reveal the existence of a Roman city called Civitas near the hilltop on which the Obidos village and castle were established. This Roman settlement is most certainly the mysterious Eburobrittium.
The Obidos Lagoon and Bird Sanctuary are of national importance (a stunning location with elevated bird observatory and local bird list – accessible by travelling south along the A8 motorway) The are 78 resident species; 46 visiting species and 40 Migrants species so it is a most unusual treat for most. One other really popular use for the Obidos Lagoon, far removed from the sanctuary of course, are the many high-octane water sports it offers. You could spend the whole day water skiing, snorkelling, canoeing, paragliding or simply fishing quietly in some of the more quite sheltered spots along the lagoon. No fishing licence is required so you simply choose your spot at random and enjoy the beautiful and stress-free environment around you.
There are a number of little restaurants nestled among the trees along the shoreline where you can get refreshments and also have lunch and dinner at superb low prices. For Surfing enthusiasts, this stretch of Atlantic coastline has long been revered by the surfing community for the outstanding quality of its waves. Peniche is home to “supertubos” and the largest wave ever recorded, rose to 30 meters high near the charming fishing village of Nazaré in 2011. If Golf is your thing, then you have a fantastic selection of 18-hole championship courses to choose from. Praia D'el Rey golf course, which was voted European Golf resort of the year 2007, is a 30 minute drive away and the Atlantic Golf course located in Peniche is about a 35 minute drive due south east from the apartment. In addition, we now have the superb new golfing complex of Bom Sucesso just 6 km away from Praia D’el Rei which offers unparalleled access to a whole range of other sporting activities and some fine restaurants and dining clubs.
CASA DO SOBREIRO is set on the slope of the hill, has its own private swimming pool set in landscaped gardens and is surrounded by olive trees and overlooking the rambling vineyards adjacent to the village. About 45 minutes drive north of Lisbon, 30 minutes from vibrant Peniche and just 30 minutes from the golf courses. The villa is spacious (Over 260 sq. metres) with a stylish lounge that opens out onto the balcony with dramatic panoramic views of the valley below and the hills in the distance. The comfortable sofas wrap round the fireplace at one end of the room; whilst there is a large oak wood dining table at the other which seats 8 people and surrounded by stylish antique cabinets and wine rack. There is a modern, (25 sq metre) fully equipped kitchen with a *Large refrigerator / freezer, *Gas hob with electric oven, toaster, *Dishwasher, *Microwave oven and with its own family dining area seating 8.
Accommodation and Facilities for Casa
Property Type: Villa (detached). Floor Area: 260 m² (1 sq. metre Approx. = 10 sq. feet). Accommodation Type: Self-catering. Location Type: Rural, village. Theme: Family, romantic, group of friends. General: Central heating, Full air-conditioning, bed linen and bath towels provided – Beach towels provided at a small extra charge.
Kitchen: -4 ring Gas stove, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, oven, microwave oven, toaster, liquidiser, food processor, coffee dispenser and cappuccino machine. All crockery and cutlery provided.
Living Room: -Bright modern lounge has seating for 8 people on cream white sofas & one couch’. Coffee table, pedestal fan, LED television, all-format DVD player with collection of DVDs, elegant polished Brazilian cherry wood free-standing furniture cabinets / units, 2 up lighters and sundry decorative items. Dining: -Dining area with seating for 8-10 people. Large salmon and brown polished granite table with upholstered teak wood chairs; all with ample space and excellent ambience.
Bathrooms: -2 showers + full 1 Bath with shower + cloakroom toilet at entrance to house + toilet at the BBQ terrace. -Luxury Bathrooms 1 & 2 - Toilet, bath / Shower Enclosure, Bidet, Tuscany ceramic washbasin with marble surround. Cabinet with large beauty mirror above sink in both bathrooms.
Bedrooms: -4 bedrooms, sleeps a maximum of 9 people + additional baby cot. -Bedroom 1– Mahogany King bed with fitted wardrobes and access to balcony through French windows with en-suite shower / bathroom. -Bedroom 2-Double bed with dresser and fitted wardrobes. -Bedroom 3–Double bed with fitted wardrobe and chest of drawers. -Bedroom 4-Double bed + twin pull out beds with adjacent toilet/shower on the recreation floor by the games room.
Entertainment: -Audio stereo CD player; *DVD; *MP3 player; *radio; *Satellite or cable; *Stereo system; *TV; *Play station console and games; *Collection DVD movies; *CD'S and books to suit all tastes; *A selection of Magazines and journals. -7’x 4’ Pool table; *Darts board; *Chess board; *Monopoly; *Trivial Pursuit; *Scrabble; *Puzzles; *Wide range of children's toys etc.
Outside Areas: -Barbecue and summer kitchen with all facilities, -Landscaped auto-irrigated gardens, parking terrace for up to 3 cars, -10 garden chairs;*4 sun loungers;*smart patio furniture including elegant parasol on sun terrace. -The block granite paved pool terrace provides superb views of the vineyards and fruit orchards that go on for miles that provide the perfect opportunity for a good read or quiet contemplation.