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Lourinha - Lourinha Reference: PRCV58
Superbly appointed newly refurbished 1950s fully air-conditioned villa overlooking the square in Bombarral town and within easy driving distance of all the amenities and the beach at Peniche, on Portugal's Silver Coast. There are 6 bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms; and another toilet cloakroom adjacent to the kitchen dining room. The dining room leads out onto the pool terrace where guests can make full use of the outside space and the garden furniture provided. Rising just above the pool is a large terrace with seating for 5 people. There is also a portable BBQ below on the side terrace for guests to use and enjoy. There is a large games room with snooker table, board games etc. just below the elevated terrace and can be accessed directly from the kitchen diner and also the pool terrace. The stylishly decorated bedrooms are all fitted stand-alone clothes racks, comfortable beds, bedside tables and ambient lighting that are in keeping with the overall ambience of the property. Each bedroom has air-conditioning and it equipped with satellite TV. The interior of the property has been completely refurbished with modern décor and perfectly reflect the minimalism of the Art Deco period in which the villa was constructed. Located within a short 20 minute drive of the bustling beach at Peniche and Baleal, where you can take your afternoon lunch in one of the many restaurants lining the beach or just chill out from all the sun with refreshments from one of the bars. There are also many wonderful sandy beaches at Peniche and various well known surfing spots in that area too, amongst them the very well known "Supertubos". A short 15 minutes away from the villa a must see is the Buddha Eden site at Quinta dos Loridos. This haven of tranquillity provides a space for meditation that is simultaneously an open air art gallery: within the 35 hectares of the Buddha Eden Garden are roughly 200 statues representing cultures from all around the world. The exhibition includes Asian terracotta statues, representations of Buddha (a tribute to the Giant Buddha of Bayman, in Afghanistan, which were destroyed during that country’s war), African sculptures and also an area dedicated to contemporary art with works by Portuguese and foreign artists. 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. Caldas da Rainha, the historically well-known thermal spa town, can be reached within a 20 minute drive and here you can shop in the daily fruit market where you'll find the best the region has to offer in terms of fresh produce. There are also many supermarkets in the area to stock up on daily provisions. Bombarral has at least 3 reputable outlets to choose from for your supplies. If golf is your thing, then you can reach the internationally acclaimed five star golf courses at Praia del Rey within 30 minutes by car. Lisbon airport is only a 45 minute drive. Don't forget to visit the medieval castle of Obidos which is a short 15 minute drive from the villa and which is fast becoming known as the chocolate Mecca of Portugal with the annual chocolate festival taking place each year. Obidos also holds the medieval festival from mid-July onwards for a month. Here you can don medieval attire and enjoy some jousting, sword fencing and other pageants.
Sleeps: 12 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 6 Pool: Private Internet: Yes
From GBP£ 795

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