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- 4 bedrooms
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Type: VillaStunning villa, 1.5 acres, pool, parking, privacy!
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Lisbon and the Silver Coast are becoming an increasingly popular holiday destination. Lisbon is the the closest European capital to the United States and just around a 2 hour flight from all the other major European cities. From the UK it's just over 2 hours, in the same time zone and is served by all major UK airports. The climate, fantastic heritage - it's the second oldest city in Europe, after Athens - coastal location and compact size make it a perfect destination for a city break or relaxing getaway. .
The Silver coast (Costa da Prata) itself is a more authentic alternative ...Read more
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There are a huge number of attractions in the area, here are a few:
1. SALIR DO PORTO (2.5 miles)
Salir do Porto is one of the undiscovered treasures of the Silver Coast. It's located just minutes away from São Martinho do Porto and connected by a decked pathway, popular with cyclists, dog walkers, runners and amblers. Here is where the river joins the ocean, providing warm, calm waters, perfect for swimming. Rich in culture and heritage Salir do Porto is home to some of the Silver Coast's oldest churches and chapels. Visitors will be charmed by the architecture and picturesque cobble streets that lead to stunning and more secluded beaches. There are plenty of restaurants, bars and cafe's to cater for all tastes. The large public pool complex is open from 10am 'til 7pm every day through the summer. The pool will form part of some further exciting developments that will include a dam, sports complex and more restaurants and shops. A quick hike up the steep sand dune (an absolute favourite with kids) on 'Salir' beach rewards you with breathtaking views and an introduction to the beautiful forests, hiking trails and secluded sunbathing spots beyond.
2. SÃO MARTINHO DO PORTO - a jewel in a form of a bay (3 miles)
The bay of São Martinho do Porto is shaped like a closed shell, providing calm, tranquil swimming conditions, perfect for families. It has been frequented for years by the same families who return again and again. 'São Martinho' comes alive during the summer, when it turns into a truly cosmopolitan holiday resort. São Martinho offers beautiful scenery, restaurants, bars, sporting activities and exciting night life.
3. CALDAS DA RAINHA - the Queens SPA (3.5 miles)
The town owes its name to the thermal spring that was much appreciated by Queen Dona Leonor, wife of the 15th century King Dom Manuel I. In the late 19th and early 20th century it became fashionable to take a holiday in a spa resort and Caldas da Rainha was one of the more popular places chosen by the nobility and aristocracy for such luxury. Today, 'Caldas' is an artistic hub and shopping hotspot, with exciting street-shopping and fantastic parks.
4. FOZ DO ARELHO & OBIDOS LAGOON - the biggest salt lake in Europe (8 miles)
On the confluence between the Óbidos Lagoon and the ocean, Foz do Arelho Beach creates the choice between two different types of beach. On one side the Lagoon, a place of great natural beauty, its banks covered in thick vegetation and warm, gentle waters. Ideal for children and windsurfing, benefiting from the breeze that normally blows here. On the other side, the open ocean, rough but without any significant undercurrents creating excellent surfing conditions. The lagoon and beach are lined with a plethora of dining and entertainment opportunities. It's vast size means there is always plenty of space for sunbathing, swimming and relaxing.
5. ÓBIDOS - the medieval town (9 miles)
Obidos, once a wedding present to a Queen, is a preserved medieval town, less then 80 km north of Lisbon and is, without doubt, one of Portugal's most interesting walled settlements. Recognised as an important national treasure and recently nominated as one of the Seven Wonders of Portugal, Óbidos has been carefully preserved and is today a place where you can step back in time. Travellers will have a magical experience, steeped in history. The castle and town of Óbidos is rich in archeology, painting, museums and religious art with various churches. Throughout the year, Obidos hosts several events which include the Chocolate International Fair, the Medieval Market, the Opera Festival and the Óbidos Christmas Village..
6. THE GOLF TRIANGLE - The golfers dream (11 miles)
This area boasts 7 championship golf courses, including Praia d'El Rey (14 miles) ,voted best golf course in Europe in 2007. Portugal's great weather and diverse terrain makes it a great golfing location and it is fast becoming one of the most popular places to play golf in the world. Other well known resorts in the area include Bom Sucesso (11 miles), Royal Óbidos golf course - designed by Seve Ballesteros (16 miles), Botado (23 miles), Golden Eagle - designed by Bernard Langer (29 miles), Campo real (36 miles) and Vimeiro (40 miles). São Martinho do Porto itself has also had the go head to have a new course built.
7. NAZARÉ - fishing village, beach and home to the biggest wave ever surfed (11 miles)
A popular fishing town and a beach resort. The Nazaré inhabitants connection with the sea is reflected in the local handicrafts, in particular the nets, buoys, baskets and traditional puppets dressed in the typical costumes. A host of fine restaurants, bars, clubs and shops line the long, wide coastline. Combined with stunning views it caters for all tastes. Nazaré recently hit the national news with surfer Garrett McNamara tackling the the biggest wave ever surfed at 100ft. Popular with the young and old alike.
8. Waterparks (12 miles)
Norpark (12 miles) and Sportágua (23 miles) are local waterparks that are in easy reach. Norpark features views over the Atlantic, water slides, a giant jacuzzi, lap pool, hydro pool and a children's pool. Sportágua has a variety of slides from steep inclined chutes to multi-track chutes and mini hills.
9. BUDDAH EDEN (16 miles)
A beautiful managed garden intended as "a place for reconciliation." Buddha Eden is 35 hectares (86 acres) of natural fields, lakes, manicured gardens and Buddhist statuary. The story of how the garden came into existence is both intriguing and endearing. In 2001, wealthy Portuguese investor and art patron José Berardo was shocked by the Taliban government's destruction of the Giant Buddhas in Afghanistan. In response to the destruction of these masterpieces, Berardo initiated the Buddha Eden in an homage to the cultural and spiritual monuments. In addition to the Lake for Contemplation there are six tons of marble Buddha's and figures installed throughout the garden. Walkways, piers and gazebos provide access to areas for contemplation. In additional to these features is a life size replica of the Terra Cotta Army from China. The non-profit Berardo Foundation manages the facility with the aim of creating a space for all people, regardless of religious affiliation, ethnicity, national origin, sex, age or social standing. They call for unity, communication and meditation as a way to discover happiness. Perhaps this aspiration counterbalances the destruction in Afghanistan, and instead, spreads a culture of peace.
10. LOURINHA AND AREIA BRANCA BEACH - Dinosaurs land (26 miles)
Inhabited since ancient times, it was in the Lourinhã region that the most important evidence of dinosaurs in Portugal was discovered. Besides the fertile valleys and highly productive farmland, with large vineyards and orchards, there are also excellent beaches, some almost inaccessible and practically deserted, and others very busy and cosmopolitan.
11. PENICHE AND BERLENGAS ISLANDS - World wide heritage (23 miles)
Peniche is a traditional fishing village protected by the dunes and solid rock of "Cabo Carvoeiro". Fishing is still an integral part of Peniche, and people love to watch the boatloads of fish coming into port. The regional gastronomy takes full advantage of the abundance of fish in the sea. Perfect waves and west wind creates absolutely fantastic conditions for surfers, kite board and wind surfers, who flock to the area during the summer.
12. LEIRIA - 29 miles
A modern city overlooked by an ancient castle. As well as being a site of great historical significance, the Castle of Leiria provides a venue for cultural events . Situated close to the castle, the Church of Saint Peter (Igreja de São Pedro) is used as the venue of Leiria's annual festival of music. Leiria is also home to m|i|mo, Portugal's only Museum of the Moving Image and the Paper museum (Museu do moinho do papel) situated at the site of Portugal's first paper mill. The Theatre Miguel Franco in the market Sant'Ana (Mercado de Sant'Ana) and The Theatre José Lúcio da Silva are venues for theatre, music, film and dance performances.
13. SANTARÉM - the Gothic capital (35 miles)
The capital city of the Ribatejo province is known by its gastronomy, its dedication to bull fighting and its productive agricultural land. Santarém is also the capital city of "tejo" wines, one of the oldest wine regions in Portugal.
14. LISBON - Second oldest capital in Europe, after Athens (54 miles)
Portugal's bright capital spreads along the north bank of the River Tagus, which meets the ocean. One of the few European capitals with both a river and a coastline, Lisbon is an ancient city, rebuilt after the 1755 earthquake that devastated downtown. The city boasts scenic vistas from every angle and is the only European capital that can claim sunset views over the sea. One of the world's largest state-of-the-art aquariums, numerous world heritage treasures, an extremely low crime rate, a moderate climate and a compact easy to navigate size, all ensure Lisbon is an ever popular holiday destination.
15. TOMAR - the city of templars (55 miles)
Tomar is the town of templars with an interesting culture, traditions and national heritage. 15 minutes from this town, is one of Portugal's biggest artificial lakes, sustaining natural life both in an out of the water.
16. ERICEIRA BEACH - the meca of surf (56 miles)
This traditional fishing village is one of the few villages left with a local economy driven by fishing. It's proximity to Lisbon soon transformed this picturesque little town into a summer resort - now one of the most popular beach areas of the Silver Coast. Ericeira is widely recognised for having the best surfing waves in all of Europe.
17. GOLEGÃ - the horse capital (64 miles)
This village is known as "The National Horse Capital" and it's visited yearly by thousands of tourists and horse dealers. People come to Golegã from all over the world, enjoying not only the horses exhibited, but also the local cuisine, Portuguese wine and night events.
18. SINTRA - a land of Queens and fairy tales (65 miles)
A beautiful town at the foot of the mountain range of the same name. Classified by UNESCO as a World heritage site, from early times, Sintra has been the settlement region of choice for the aristocracy. Appreciated by kings and nobles as a country resort and praised by writers and poets. Lord Byron called it "a glorious Eden". Sintra has a wealth of cottages and manor houses, some of which now provide accommodation in the form of country-house tourism.
19. CASCAIS & ESTORIL - the Portuguese Riviera (65 miles)
The Portuguese Riviera is an area full of glamour and charisma. The region can be defined in two words:- Romantic and Cosmopolitan. Full of entertainment and with a unique character, the home of Portuguese aristocracy is an exciting pace to visit, with beautiful resorts, fantastic golf courses, a casino, restaurants and shopping - all of this just 20 minutes from Lisbon.
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