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A stylish and secluded villa with a pool, beautiful gardens & views - Matalva Cottage ( No Pool)

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking



Matalva Cottage ( No Pool)

Matalva Cottage is part of Quinta Matalva connected to the Main house via a collonade. The villa sleeps up to four people and has two bedrooms, one bathroom, additional downstairs toilet, a large downstairs living room/dining area, terrace and galley kitchen. It has access to a terraced citrus garden shared with the Main House.

About the property

A stylish and secluded villa with a pool, beautiful gardens and views

Set in the beautiful, historic, UNESCO protected mountain range of Sintra, Quinta Matalva is a spacious and private villa located in a secluded valley with pine forest backdrops and views of the sea. The Quinta is accessed down an off-road track that leads to only 4 Quintas ensuring seclusion and calm.

Quinta Matalva has three bedrooms in the main house and a further two in a cottage so it's perfect for a small group renting the main house only or a group of 10 who can rent the cottage too. The main house has a wide terrace which is ideal for barbecues, drinks and outside dining. Through a gate from this terrace are steps down to a private swimming pool with another terrace and sun lounges. From the main house, walk through a colonnade to the cottage which has a separate kitchen, sitting room and terrace with a dining area, ideal for anyone in the group requiring privacy such as a family with young children or grandparents. From the entire property there are superb views of the historic botanic gardens of Monserrate and terraces of oranges, lemons and fig trees. For more information and photos, visit: www.matalva.com.

For larger parties, the neighbouring house, Quinta Sao Bento, with 5 bedrooms and a pool can sometimes be made available www.saobentosintra.com

Golf details: The following golf courses are approximately 15-30 minutes drive from Quinta Matalva. Golf do Estoril, Estoril is one of the most traditional and classic clubs in Portugal, host to Portuguese Open. 18 hole, par 69, 5238 metres 9 hole, par 34, 2350 metres. Tel: 351-1-4680176 / 4680054. Fax: 468-2796. Golf Estoril-Sol, Linho 'One of the most beautiful 9 hole courses in Europe.' 9 holes, par 31 - 1749 metres. Tel: 351 1 924 03 31. Fax: 351 1 924 03 31.

Penha Longa Golf Club, Sintra. A quality course with spectacular scenery. 18 hole par 72 championship course, 6228 metres; 9 hole, par 35, 2550 metres. Tel: 351 1 924 00 14. Fax: 351 1 924 90 22. Quinta da Marinha, Cascais. Beautiful location overlooking Atlantic Ocean. 5 par 5's, 6 par 3's 18 holes par 71, 6014 metres. Tel: 351 1 486 9881/9. Fax: 351 1 486 9032 486 9159. Quinta da Beloura, Sintra. Designed by William Roquemore Jr. Six lakes on course add to interest. 18 holes par 73, 5817 metre.

Guide and Catering services: These are available upon request.

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Calendar last updated:
20 April, 2018

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1 large gas bottle per house and a supply of wood are provided for central heating in winter. Any gas or wood requirements above this will be charged to the tenants. Electricity costs between November and April are not included in the above.

Housekeeping is provided prior to arrival. We ask that you kindly leave the house in the same condition as you found it in.


Accommodation and facilities for Matalva Cottage ( No Pool)in Galamares in Sintra

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Upstairs Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Downstairs toilet - Toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Twin Bedroom - Two single beds, wardrobe, chest of drawers
    Double bedroom - 1 Double Bed , Wardrobe
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Terrace
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
In August, Matalva Main Main house and Cottage are only rented out on a joint/combined basis.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Einzigartige Lage, schöne Architektur

  • 5 of 5

Die Anlage hat eine perfekte und fast einzigartige Lage zur Besichtigung der Region um Sintra. In den Hügeln gelegen ist es stets angenehm warm aber nicht heiss. Alle Sehenswürdigkeiten sind ebenso schnell zu erreichen wie das Meer. Restaurants, Cafés und Geschäfte sind nur wenige Kilometer entfernt. Der Tagesausflug nach Lissabon ist mit der Bahn sehr entspannend.

Wir bewohnten das kleinere der beiden Häuser, Matalva Cottage: gelungene Architektur im Grünen, schöne Ausblicke, viel Raum, geschmackvolle Einrichtung. Wie wir hörten, sollen die Matratzen in Kürze ausgetauscht werden. Dies wäre auch wirklich nötig, da sie nicht durchgelegen, sondern vielmehr steinhart sind. Auch Töpfe und Küchengeräte könnten ergänzt werden.

Der gezeigte Pool ist dem grösseren der beiden Häuser zugeordnet. Doch wir hatten die Möglichkeit, den Pool und den wunderschönen Garten der nahegelegenen Villa Sao Bento zu benutzen. Vermutlich ist dies aber nicht immer möglich.

Internationles TV (auch deutsches) und Internet waren sehr angenehm (das Signal ist nicht immer perfekt, darauf hatte man uns aber vorher hingewiesen).

Die Haushälterin Ana ist bei allen Fragen und Problemen sehr hilfreich und stets äusserst freundlich. Die Beschränkung auf Portugiesisch war dabei fast kein Problem.

Danke für eine sehr schöne Woche im Juli.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Lisbon Airport
Nearest Ferry
40 Kilometres
Lisbon Port
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Sintra Railway Station
Car: necessary

Quinta de Matalva is located 2 miles from the small historic town of Sintra and within the UNESCO protected Sintra mountain range. Lisbon is 30 miles to the south, and the Atlantic coast is approximately 5 miles to the West.