About this listing
Enjoy a fresh house in summer and a wood heated house in cold days, a shelter to rest from your nature and culture visits. Our poultry, dogs and cats and the space around the house please children and adults .
Barra Mansa offers shelter in two houses standing in front of the sea, surrounded by a land kepted with the natural vegetation . The main house is a family country house with a cosy interior for some hard winter days (not many in Portugal but we have some). In this house you will find an unmatched and graceful space, distant from Sintra's residential areas.
The main house was the first one to be built in 1981. Its interior reflects the owners character, by keeping the family memories and the inspiration from those who have lived in it.
It has a big and versatile lounge, that usually is used for gatherings, feasts or specials ocasions, but is also appreciated by individuals for personalized
moments. In the cold days of December, January or February a fire place enlivens and warms the atmosphere.
There are two bedrooms, one with a double bed, another one with two single beds, and a third small room with a wonderful view to the sea is equipped with a bunk and a dresserbut. There is also a large kitchen and a bathroom. The house suits perfectly for 4, 5 or 6 persons.
The place is ideal to rest, to enjoy nature and the country side. On the terrace the view dominate the sea vastness, the patio permit enjoying the sun in the windy days. The small woods around invite to rest retire or is used as a natural playgound for children. These ones enjoy our poultry. In a small orchard are cultivating by bio principles some fruit tree and vegetables. Ideal to rest all day or a good complement after a visiting progam or beach time .
The actual owners live next door with their three friendly female dogs and one cat. They offer a possibility of having Portuguese culture and language lessons Their main concern are preserving natural and cultural aspect of the area, taking part in the culture of the region, they act to reduce the ambient footprint, look for enrich and share their point of view.
Near nature: The house is located in the natural park Sintra-Cascais where are kept large zones of natural vegetation and fauna . These landscapes can be enjoyed immediately from the house by foot, following the paths and tracks . Some like to rent bicycle or horse to do them.The house is situated 100 meters from the magnificent cliffs interrupted by beaches. Some of them are isolate and hard reaching, others more cosmopolite invite surfers, bathers and coast watchers. The region has geological and archeological interess in a more or less short range which make the place attractive for its diversity. We are situate in the northern part of Sintra region in the plateau where are the rural areas from where emerge Sintra mountain forming a green and luxuriant scene.
Near culture: All the natural richness of this area presents itself to be rich in culture. The natural beauty and pleasant weather invite populations and attract most exigent and fortunate people . For all times people make here their home since pre-historic times to our times incuding the 19 century whish legate us the romantic town of Sintra (now part of the World Heritage) , most beautiful palace, cottages and monastery scattered in the mountain. This lovely town is distant 15 Km from the Barra Mansa who is situated by the coast in the rural zone between two typical villages Azenhas do Mar and Fontanelas. Many more typical vilages can be found around preserving the saloia architecture mainly by chapels, houses, fountains, washing-places, watermills and windmills. Each village has proper characteristics which is part of the local culture one can discover through feast, activities, festival, gastronomy, sports and diversion. The activities possible are walking, beach activities, bodyboard, fishing, surf, horseriding, enjoy typic restaurants. Other places have to be visited like, Monserate, Capuchos, Cabo da Roca, Mafra, Odrinha Museum. Lisbon, distant 40 Km offer modern and old Portuguese history. For more information : (URL HIDDEN)
Interaction with Guests
The owners live next door and can help or exchange ideias about the place.
Arrival and leaving hour can be fixed with the lanlord.
We ask to the tenant:
- to leave the property in the same clean state and condition it was at the begining.
- to keep in good and clean conditions all the contents of the property and replace or pay for any items which became broken and damage during the term.
- not do anything that which may be or become a nuisance or annoyance to the landlord.
- advice the landlord if there is any pet coming with the tenants.
- not sublet the property or any part of it.
The tenants must have personal insurance if they wish.The landlord is not responsable for personal belongings.