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Attractively Restored Country Cottage With Pool And Garden - Casa de Portão (The Gate House)

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Internet



Casa de Portão (The Gate House)

Accommodation 2+1.

This carefully restored cottage comprises a spacious double bedded room with a large en-suite shower-room.

The living and dining room is comfortably furnished and leads off to a well equipped kitchenette.

The cottage is light and airy, and gives on to the central courtyard of the property which, in turn, leads on to the garden and pool areas.

About the property


These are a pair of rural cottages that have recently been restored by their Anglo-Portuguese owners in this delightful country property about 50 minutes north of Lisbon airport on the main A1 motorway. The cottages are both tastefully decorated and comfortably furnished with plenty of space. There is also an ample garden with fruit (when in season) from the trees for the guests to enjoy. There is a good size swimming pool and large sun deck together with a Barbecue area and tennis table and other games in a traditional open sided barn. There are several bicycles and other equipment necessary to complement an excellent holiday. The cottages are on the edge of a small hamlet with two cafés and a small general store all within 100 metres of the property. Fresh bread can be delivered daily to the house by the local baker, and the fresh fish supplier also calls once a week to the village. Close by (10km.) on the banks of the Tagus river is the famous castle town of Santarém. The cottage is fully licensed with the local Council under the Alojamento Local scheme which ensures compliance with safety standards.

Registration Number : 4030/AL

Property Manager
Member since: 2004
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 June, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

We couldn't have asked for more from our stay at this beautiful property. Our little cottage was perfect for two of us and the grounds and pool exceeded all expectations. It is very well looked after, full of character and the gorgeous garden and pool were the perfect place to let go and cool down.

Sinterra is a friendly, tiny village in a great location from which to visit lots of interesting and breathtaking spots in central Portugal and on the coast. Santarem is very close by and well worth a visit. It is definitely worth having a car/your own transport when staying here.

Helena, the owner, was kind and helpful from the outset and was quick to respond to any queries and made our stay even more relaxing and enjoyable. I would happily recommend this property. And will definitely be spending more time in lovely Portugal!
Aug 2016
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Booking Notes:
We request a 50% deposit to confirm the reservation, and the rest to be paid not less than 4 weeks before arrival. An extra bed will be charged at 10% of the daily rate. We are here to help make your holiday enjoyable, and will happily try to provide you with any additional information possible to help you plan your visit.

Changeover Day:
We prefer Saturday changeover days but are flexible - please contact us. Access is after 5pm. on your arrival day, and departure by 10am. on the final day of your holiday, unless specific alternative arrangements have been agreed meantime.

Notes on prices:
We ask for 50% of the total value to confirm booking and the remaining at least 4 weeks before arrival. An extra bed will be charged at 10% of the daily rate. Special prices for long lets out of peak season - please contact owner.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Tremês in Municipality of Santarém

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 17:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Notes on accommodation: Both cottages have fully electric kitchens and water heating systems. They are reasonably cool in the summer due to their traditional thick walls, and are heated when necessary by permanent wood burning stoves located in the living rooms. Electric oil filled heaters are also provided. Internet access is available. The location is excellent for touring, for walking, bird watching and other rural pursuits. Bicycles, games and other equipment are available to help add to the pleasure of this property for family holidays. The properties are in the "real" countryside and there maybe tractors ploughing neighbouring fields and other countryside situations which we can't control. Outside: The large south facing lawn is the focal point of the garden which leads on to the small olive orchard. The garden has several trees and guests are welcome to eat the fruit when in season. The swimming pool (10m x 5m) which is shared by the two cottages is adjacent to the lawn and has its own spacious sun deck area, which is furnished with lounging chairs and small tables, together with sun shade. There is also ample additional garden furniture for sitting and eating outdoors. The Barbecue area with its own large table and bench seats is in a traditional open sided barn which also houses the tennis table, darts board etc.


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Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Rio Maior
Nearest Train
11 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
9 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
50 Kilometres


This is an excellent area for touring. It is strategically located for access to the West coast beaches and resorts yet is close to the historical monuments and beautiful countryside of central Portugal. Santarém is a particularly beautiful thriving market town with a good supply of historical monuments, cultural activities, shopping centre, cinemas, swimming pool and waterslide park etc. The twice monthly market is also well worth visiting. Close by are several important sites to visit.


Lisbon airport is about 80km. away with very simple motorway access. The car journey shouldn’t take more than about 50 minutes.

A rental car is recommended unless you intend to stay put in the village.


Santarém is about 10km. away, and the centre of Lisbon 100km.

Further Details:

We have provided a good information package of local sights, monuments, restaurants and things to do, which is available in the cottages.

For safety reasons (the swimming pool is not fenced) parents may want to consider the suitability of this property for young children.

House towels and linen are provided. Swimming pool/beach towels are NOT provided. Internet access is available.