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Beautiful Detached Villa With A Private Swimming Pool In A Stunning Location

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

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Holiday Home in Outeiro, Nr. Ansiao/Pombal /Penela, Silver Coast, Portugal - Superb Nearby River Beaches, Restaurants Bars And Shops 5 Minutes Away.

This detached villa with private swimming pool is near to excellent local facilities including Aqua Parks & many superb river beaches. It stands in a quarter acre garden of immense character with huge limestone rocks + ancient olive, fig and bay trees providing shade for long lazy days with the fridge close to hand! The 6 metre ‘Wall of Glass’ in the lounge opens onto a full length balcony with breathtaking views over the garden to the hills beyond. The villa occupies a private and peaceful location on the edge of the village of Outeiro yet is only a 5 minute drive to shops, bars, restaurants & a 40 minute journey west through a beautiful landscape of vines, orchards & olive groves to the stunning resorts of The Silver Coast. You can also venture into hidden valleys and bathe at one of the many river beaches for which this area is famous, or away into the mountains where stunning views seem endless, ancient villages cling to steep hillsides and towns nestle beneath medieval castles.

Swimming Pool environment, Garden & Barbecue:

Imagine…. relaxing on a warm summer day. Water cascades gently down a huge limestone rock, mixing with the soothing sounds of birdsong & the murmur of rustling leaves from a nearby bay tree….

To maintain the beauty of our natural landscape we worked closely with a local pool construction company to create a special environment - peaceful & tranquil. The family friendly pool area has 2 pools + 2 water features.

Our main pool is 8m long & 4m wide (26 feet long & 13 feet wide) Depth is variable 1.1m to 1.5m (3ft 6 inches to 5 feet) & is accessed via steps into the shallow end or swimming pool ladder into the deep end.

From here you can watch your children splashing around in their own separate, shallow 2.5 x 1.5m (8 feet x 5 feet) pool which has a waterfall feature specially designed to keep them happy as they play with the water which cascades down a series of small stone ridges.

Both pools are fresh & pure, cleaned throughout the day by our filtration system.

Nearby, water tumbles down a huge limestone boulder into a small pool. The whole area, illuminated after dark, is very atmospheric & wonderful for bathing in the evening.

Child safety is paramount. To achieve maximum security without spoiling the beauty of the pool we have installed a 1.1m high toughened glass safety barrier with a lockable gate.

“FAIR POOL PRICE POLICY You’ll notice that our prices are significantly cheaper in late autumn, winter & early spring. Although it can be very warm in March & November & also warm in winter, we believe that not many people would want to use a pool during those (relatively) cooler months & that you should not pay a premium for an unused pool. In essence we are offering high quality accommodation for 5 months (November to March) at non pool prices. We can however arrange to open the pool between November and March at your request (minimum 2 weeks notice required). Charge applies for opening pool during winter, please ask.

FAMILY FRIENDLY PRICING POLICY. Our children are now adults but we recall holidays we couldn’t afford because of very high prices during school holidays. We therefore decided not to inflate our prices specifically to coincide with school holidays. Inflated prices make it impossible for many families to enjoy a special holiday. Compare our prices; simple to understand & they won’t make you feel like you have been robbed!

And finally, for your peace of mind, Casa Bedrock has been awarded the Alojamento Local license number 19381/AL This is your assurance that we comply with the latest safety standards & regulations.

More Details

David & Corinne Lambert
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
28 March, 2017

About David & Corinne Lambert

My wife Corinne and I have lived in Skipton in North Yorkshire for more than 30 years and have 2 sons & 2 grandchildren. We're surrounded by beautiful countryside so when we decided to look for a property abroad we were very hard to please. Like many people, we'd watched countless episodes of 'A Place in the Sun' during long winter evenings but never believed we would do anything about it. We initially looked in Spain but whilst visiting Portugal in 2007, we fell in love with this area, it's scenery, tranquility, friendly locals and of course the great weather. We wanted a property which was detached and private but not isolated, with great views, local amenities and good outside spaces. The property had to have character but also be modern, not much to ask then!

David & Corinne Lambert purchased this villa in 2008

Why David & Corinne Lambert chose Leiria

Although we like the sea, we also love the hills and river beaches. This location provides easy access to everything we and our family enjoy including the fabulous Silver Coast. We saw Casa Bedrock and the views from the garden on the Internet whilst it was being built in 2008. It is located in a beautiful conservation area where planning laws are strict. The developer takes great pride in his work and can only build on the footprint of earlier dwellings or renovate existing buildings which he does superbly and with great care.

Casa Bedrock was designed by a local architect who has created a unique property, even managing to incorporate some limestone features whilst retaining as much of the original character and old walls as possible.

What makes this villa unique

Peace and quiet, great barbecues, family friendly pool area with lockable barrier (new in 2014), good local restaurants and lots of places to see and things to do including a few walks are what we require from a holiday. We work hard and play hard and therefore need a place to which we can retreat and feel at home. This is high on our list of essentials and we truly believe we have achieved it with Casa Bedrock. We love our 'get away from it all' villa and know that you will too!

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Thanks Dave for making our holiday so special" Calvert family from Madeira

Hi Dave

"Had a wonderful holiday in Casa Bedrock, enjoyed by all. The girls relaxed reading & sunbathing. We swam at river beaches, went sightseeing & just enjoyed the weather. Guidebook is brilliant & meant we could go straight to the beauty spots & didn't waste time finding our feet. It also gave us confidence to go walking. Thanks for all the effort you put into it. Recommended restaurants were great & eating out so cheap. My other observation is the extreme cleanliness of the villa. Congratulations!

Kane family,Ireland

Hi Dave

"We loved it! Normally we'd spend very little time in the villa but this was different. The kids even asked to spend a leisurely day to go off exploring & sunbathe in the garden. Home from home" Humphreys family

Hi Dave

"Had a most fantastic time. Such a beautiful villa in a lovely location. The guidebook was invaluable. Did most of the walks & trips!" Tressider family
Nov 2008
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Municipality of Ansião in Silver Coast - Leiria Region

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom - shower, WC, washbasin, mirror and shaver socket. House bathroom - shower over bath, wc, washbasin in vanity unit, large mirror, halogen lights & shaver socket. Huge amount of hot water for showers from a 150 Litre hot water cylinder.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
    Bedroom 3 - See 'Notes' section below for more information.
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6/7 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with King Size bed & air conditioning. Bedroom 2 with twin beds & air conditioning. Bedroom 3 with en-suite shower room, king size bed & air conditioning. Travel cot provided. We provide a hair drier.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: From the ultra modern kitchen upwards, the villa cleverly incorporates the bedrock on which it stands, into a stunning holiday home, designed to maximize the circulation of light and air. This culminates in the lounge; a fantastic living space, with high vaulted ceiling and open circulation area leading to 2 of the three bedrooms and bathroom. This cool, bright, spacious room can be transformed within seconds into an extension of your outside space by sliding open the glass doors onto the south facing full length balcony with chairs on which to relax with a cold glass of beer or wine whilst losing yourself in the spectacular scenery. An outstanding feature is the ‘bedrock bedroom'. Much loved by teenagers & those who prefer that little bit of extra privacy, this en-suite room is part of the main house and sole access is from outside. A kettle + chairs and a small table are provided to further enhance this delightfully quirky bedroom / living space. Air conditioning in all bedrooms for a peaceful nights sleep. Free unlimited use of wifi. Outside: Our family friendly private pool area has a 8m x 4m (26ft x 13ft) pool plus a separate pool for children 2.5m x 1.5m (8ft x 5ft), a shower & a secure barrier with lockable gate. Fly to our garden! (note, the image is pre pool) Key the following coordinates (or cut & paste them) into the ‘Fly to’ text field on Google Earth 39 58 05.59N/8 28 35.81W A beautiful landscape of ancient olive & fig trees with paths which meander between limestone boulders; tranquil & private with special places to relax. A door leads from the large dining kitchen onto the barbecue area with plenty of space in which to dine alfresco & enjoy views stretching across orchards, vineyards & olive groves to the distant mountains. From here it’s easy to unwind & absorb the beauty & charm of this unspoiled region. If looking at the deep blue sky from a sun lounger is what you desire, we cater for that as well! Vehicle access is easy along a short maintained track from the village with ample parking in the grounds. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The villa is thoroughly cleaned and prepared for your arrival. Fresh towels & bed linen are provided for each week of your occupancy. Other: The Portuguese authorities have awarded Casa Bedrock a Alojamento Local License. This is your assurance that we comply with strict safety regulations & offer high levels of comfort.

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website:


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(17 traveller reviews)


Beautifully kept villa, great location and gardens

  • 5 of 5

Casa Bedrock is a wonderful villa in a stunning location. We had two weeks of great weather enjoying some of the recommended walks and places by Dave and Corrine. This is our third visit to the Silver Coast and hopefully not our last, the people are very friendly and helpful even though we cannot speak Portuguese .

The villa has everything you will need for your holiday, the information book supplied by Dave and Corrine is an excellent idea that we have never come across in all the years we have been renting. It is a very comfortable villa, clean and well equipped.

I would have no hesitation in booking again.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Greig! We're happy to hear that you are such big devotees of Portugal's beautiful Silver Coast region and we're even happier to hear that you enjoyed the villa & our guidebook so much. Quite apart from the beauty of the surroundings, we believe that high quality accommodation, good service & attention to detail is primary to the enjoyment of your holiday.
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Fantastic Villa in the Portugese countryside

  • 5 of 5

Casa Bedrock is a beautiful villa located in a quiet village near Pombal. The owners, David and Corinne, really have thought of everything to ensure that guests have a fantastic holiday experience.

Firstly, David has compiled an extremely detailed guidebook of the area with several itineraries for days out, restaurant suggestions and walks of varying lengths and provides this to guests free of charge prior to their arrival at Casa Bedrock. We relied on this guide (which in my opinion is as good as commercially available guidebooks) throughout the holiday to plan our activities which had the added benefit of allowing us to relax on an evening rather than scour the internet for things to do the next day.

The villa itself is extremely well equipped. Books, DVDs and boardgames are provided, as are binoculars for stargazing. (The sky is so clear due to low levels of light pollution, it's hard to describe how many stars are visible compared even to the Yorkshire Dales). If you like listening to music, an extremely good quality hi-fi system is also provided so take along some CDs for those relaxing evenings.

Pool inflatables, beach umbrellas and bucket and spades etc, along with cool boxes are also provided - everything you might need for a day out.

The grounds of the villa are fantastic with room for the kids to play in the lower garden and an absolutely amazing pool area. Our kids (aged 2 and 6) loved the pool which was a lovely 26 degrees during our stay. (Top tip: put the cover on the pool at night to avoid loss of heat).

We will definitely return to Casa Bedrock when the kids are a little older and try out some of the walks. This region has so much to offer and Casa Bedrock is the perfect base to explore it.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We believe a great guidebook = a great holiday, especially in a beautiful & relatively undiscovered area where very little tourist information is available online or elsewhere - which is why we began writing it 8 years ago. Impossible to add anything to your wonderfully comprehensive review Simon, except how happy we are that we ticked all the boxes for a fun filled family holiday and to say a big thank you for your kind words! Dave & Corinne
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A wonderful family holiday!

  • 5 of 5

Dave and Corrine (the owner's of the property), were a delight to book with. Information was clear and helpful. The complimentary guidebook was incredibly useful - even to us, having visited central Portugal for the past 7 years. The property itself was very comfortable and clean and contained everything we required for a young family of four. Our boys loved the outdoor space, especially the swimming pool which got a lot of use! We thought the location was very good (in a lovely little village) - lots of attractions close by (within the hour) to keep the children entertained.

The house comes highly recommended by us and we hope to visit again soon!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Kim. We'd no idea you'd visited Central Portugal on so many occasions and therefore we're very flattered that you chose Casa Bedrock for your 3 week holiday. Great to hear that we have 'family appeal' because happy kids equals happy parents and we look forward to welcoming you back to Casa Bedrock!
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Fantastic villa with a great pool

  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to Portugal and staying at the Casa Bedrock just made our visit extra special. The owners, David and Corinne are so lovely and kept us updated about our planned visit and provided us with a very detailed guidebook of the area which David had written himself. We have stayed in a few villas over the years and no owner has gone to such detail ensuring our visit was extra special. There was even milk and bread provisions for when we arrived!

The kids loved the pool area and we spent the first three days at the house and enjoying everything it had to offer. When the kids had had too much sun they played the board games provided and watched the entire Harry Potter series of DVDs also provided with many other films!

Without the guidebook we wouldn't have discovered the river beaches or the amazing San Simaou swimming 'pools' a mountainous relaxing river beach with fresh water swimming pools.

We met some lovely people here but more than anything as a family we loved being at the villa.

We will definitely be returning again but if you're reading this review wondering if this Villa is worth a booking... Book it ! You won't be disappointed in either the villa or its owners! Nick,Emma, Jessica and Xander

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: A big thank you to Nick, Emma, Jessica & Xander! Reviews like yours make it all worthwhile. We constantly wonder how much our guests are enjoying their stay and love it when we receive feedback as good as this - it honestly makes our day. We look forward to welcoming you back to Casa Bedrock. Thanks!
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Beautiful property in a stunning environment.

  • 4 of 5

It is difficult to think of anything negative to write as this is a very comfortable villa where clearly the emphasis has been put on ensuring guests maximise their holiday experience. The weather was hot, the villa was cool and the pool was very well used particularly by our daughters aged eight and eleven. It is off the beaten track in an area that just begs to be explored. A car is almost essential but there is next to nothing on the roads and its easy to get about. It sounds a cliche but the portuguese all semmed very friendly and despite having no portuguese we managed to communicate easily. It is worth saying that we had a small meltdown on the first night because we had promised the girls a room each and because the 'annexe' room is completely separate from the main house we didn't feel comfortable with one of them in there. I wouldhHighly recommend this property for those wishing to explore an almost forgotten part of Europe in luxury surroundings..

  • Review Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for a great review Rob. Judging by the comments in our Visitors Book your daughters also had a brilliant time and in response to your recent email, we'd love to welcome you back! Apologies if the info re our 3rd bedroom was confusing. It is of course in our main house but has separate access. For many people it is a plus as it affords more privacy (teenagers enjoy being a little bit separate from mum & dad...) But we appreciate that in some cases parents with younger children are not as comfortable with the arrangement and children have to share the twin room. Anyway, judging by your desire to return it hasn't put you off & we look forward to welcoming you once again. Thanks!
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Off the beaten track!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Casa Bedrock. The house has a light and airy feel, and everything in it tells you this is a house that is loved by its owners. Dinner in the rockery garden on balmy evenings, the gorgeous pool that our 8 ½ year old was barely out of, loads to do in the local area - as owner Dave's marvellous guide book describes... We went to several of the local river beaches (our favourite being the one below the beautiful restored schist village of San Simao), to the towns of Pombal and Tomar (the Couvent there, the seat of the knights templar is like something out of Tolkein!), on several local walks... the house was great and it was a great area to be situated in, far from the madding crowds.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: That's a great review Jon, thanks! Love the Tolkien and Hardy references. We're on holiday, sat by the pool at Casa Bedrock at the moment and I can't see any Madding Crowds nor hear any 'maddening' traffic noise. Just peaceful tranquility and turquoise water...
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April 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
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May 2017
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
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June 2017
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
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July & August 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
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September 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
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October 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
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November & December 2017
1 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
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Christmas & New Year
23 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
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January to March 2018
4 Jan 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
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April 2018
1 Apr 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
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May 2018
1 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
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June 2018
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
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July & August 2018
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September 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
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October 2018
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
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November & December 2018
1 Nov 2018 - 22 Dec 2018
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Christmas & New Year
23 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A 20% deposit secures your booking and the balance is payable 8 weeks prior to your holiday. Directions to the villa + keys & guidebook are sent by post 1 week prior to your arrival date. Under some circumstances we can send these earlier (Please inform us if for example you're doing a 2 centre holiday with Casa Bedrock as your 2nd week.) We're knowledgeable about the area & happy to answer any questions you may have.

Notes on prices:
Any arrival/departure day & holiday duration is acceptable. Low winter rates November to March + long term rental available. Please ask!!! We accept £ or €. Price is based on 2 to 4 people & a baby. Add £5 per person per night for guest 5 & 6. Additional nights charged pro rata. Example 8 nights in March 2016 for 4 people = £350 for the week + 1 night @ £50 = £400. Discounts for 22 days or more. £100 refundable security deposit is payable with booking. Please phone or email if you need to ask any questions.

Changeover Day:
Our cleaner arrives at 10am and leaves at 4pm so please organise your arrival and departure accordingly. There may be some flexibility in this arrangement so please ask.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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