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Stylish Holiday Apartments - Apartment 4: Large, stylish ground floor apartment

People3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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People
3
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

Description

Apartment 4: Large, stylish ground floor apartment

Apartment 4 on the ground floor of the property has an L-shaped open plan lounge/kitchen/dining area and features a fully equipped modern kitchen with washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, gas cooker and hob. The bedroom offers a double bed and generous wardrobe space. The bathroom enjoys a large walk-in shower and vanity unit. For your entertainment there is a flat screen TV in the lounge with DVD/radio player and a selection of satellite channels. Central heating and a typical log burner are available for use in colder winter months. A fold up ‘Z’ bed can be provided for an additional guest at a supplementary charge of €15 per day.


About the property

Stylish Holiday Apartments

Florenca is a beautifully restored, traditional farmhouse, which has been converted into 5 fully furnished and equipped apartments in the peaceful, rural village of Cumieira (for details on Apartment 5 please refer to property ref: 8171868). You will enjoy all the comforts of home in our fully equipped, tastefully decorated self-catered apartments making Florenca the ideal base for your stay in stunning central Portugal.

We invite you to relax by the pool and take in the fantastic views set in charming, landscaped gardens and enjoy the traditional Portuguese outdoor BBQ area, perfect for dining ‘al fresco’ on those warm summer evenings. Escape the heat of the midday sun under the shade of our living relic, a magnificent ancient olive tree believed to be over 600 years old! Keep in touch with family and friends with complimentary access to fast fibre optic Wifi, available in all areas of the property.

Here in Cumieira you can experience true Portuguese rustic living so don’t be surprised if you bump into one of the local shepherds herding their sheep whilst you’re out walking in the village! Explore the numerous delightful river beaches, which are dotted around the area or alternatively head out to the coast, an easy 50 minute drive to the breathtaking silver coast. For the more active and adventurous there are an abundance of hiking/mountain bike trails and plenty of historical sites to discover in the region. You won’t need to go far to enjoy typical traditional Portuguese food as there are plenty of excellent, reasonably priced restaurants within easy reach.

Although the village is set in a quiet, rural location, major road links to the larger towns and cities like Coimbra, Porto, Lisbon, Aveiro, Tomar and Fatima are easily accessed, helping you to get as much sightseeing out of your trip as you can.

We look forwards to you staying with us here at Florenca and are happy to help you with any enquiries you might have so do get in touch!

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Owner
Tony Truss
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, Portuguese
Calendar last updated:
16 February, 2017

About Tony Truss

Having had an affinity with Portugal for several decades, buying a property and living there, was very definitely at the top of our wish list.

The idea of actually building a business there really evolved rather than forming part of some master plan.

As I had worked as a Building contractor for many years specialising in the renovation, extension and refurbishment of houses and gardens, I was able to put these acquired skills and knowledge to good use when I bought the disused and run down former working farmhouse, that is now Apartamentos e jardims de Florenca.

Of course working in a new country without knowledge of the language,working practices, different materials,planning and local council approvals etc was to prove challenging, but nevertheless they were challenges to be overcome.

Tony Truss purchased this apartment in 2006

Why Tony Truss chose Coimbra Region

When we started to look for a property of our own in this part of Portugal, the one that we bought was the very first one that we downloaded from the internet and although we looked at a few more, it was very much a question of love at first site.

We loved the feeling of space, the beautiful views and the simplistic way of live in this small village of 200 or so. Somehow we instantly knew that we had to buy this run down ramble-shack of a Farmhouse, as it offered so much potential and take up the challenge of restoring it into something that could also be shared with others.

What makes this apartment unique

Having lived in London for the majority of our lives, we fell in love with the much slower pace of living in a typical rural village, like here in Cumieira.

Having said that, although you would never know it, we are only minutes from main road networks that will take you all over Portugal and into Spain.

We are also equally well positioned for train journeys from either Pombal or Coimbra and a 90 minute train journey will find you in either the centre of Porto or Lisbon, for those much loved sightseeing tours.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is a wonderfully comfortable place to stay. We loved how tastefully decorated everything is and we particularly loved the sunny garden. We used the property as a base for exploring the area, visiting Coimbra, Leiria,Oporto, the ruins at Conimbriga and the coast at Sao Pedro de Moel. The drive through the endless pine forest west of Leiria was amazing surpriseWe also spent the day in Lisbon: a two hour drive, but well worth it. The best restaurant that we found is 'O terrier do Lagar,in Cabeca Redondo (a five minute drive from the apartment)which is very reasonably priced but serves delicious simply prepared meat and fish with excellent wine. Our host Shirley was extremely kind and attentive. Thank you!
Apr 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for Apartment 4: Large, stylish ground floor apartmentin Cumeeira in Central Portugal - Silver Coast

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 40 m²
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Large walk-in shower. Vanity unit with good storage,close coupled push button w.c. and cistern.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Large double bed within attractive metal and timber frame. Matching bedside tables and table lamps. Full wall, floor to ceiling sliding wardrobes with integrated hanging, shelving and cupboard space. Long wall fixed dress mirror
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Apartamentos e Jardims de Florenca are in a small working village named Cumieira which is a village typical of this part of Portugal. The village comprises of a nursery and infant schools, a Mother Church dated from the 15th century complete with time chimes, a day centre for the elderly, a bar which doubles up as a restaurant at lunch time and finally a cemetery. As far as we know we are the only non-Portuguese in the entire village. The property is detached and is a corner plot.The accommodation exists over two floors and the property is fully walled and gated. All apartments face the gardens at the rear of the property. A double gated entrance exists at the front of the property directly into the courtyard garden, from where all apartments can be accessed. A second entrance is available via a single gate on the East elevation which takes you directly into the upper garden, again all apartments can be accessed from here. There is a flight of stairs connecting both garden areas. Outside: There is a private pool in the upper garden also a brick built traditional style barbecue for client use, additionally there are a couple of gas fired mobile barbecues available. There are 6 metal garden tables each with 4 chairs, chair cushions and parasols. Around the pool area there are about 10 assorted loungers and reclining chairs. In the courtyard garden there is a garden set consisting of a glass topped table and 6 dining chairs, under a covered and curtained gazebo. There is also a bistro table with 2 chairs outside apartment 4.

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