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Large High Specification Ground Floor Apartment, With Swimming Pool And Gardens

People7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,937 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bedroomed apartment in Cumieira, Penela, typical small village location,set in beautiful gardens

Two bedroomed high specification apartment with a large amount of floor space within a complex of five apartments,set within beautiful upper and courtyard gardens. Our other four apartments are single bedroomed and sleep 2-3 guests. If you want to view these please return to search and enter 8243353 or 8243393 or 8243419 or 8243411 in the search bar, I.D.This is particularly useful in circumstances where this apartment is not available for the dates that you want, as we may be able to offer you 2 other apartments at a reduced cost, depending on demand.

There is a swimming pool and a large barbecue of typical Portuguese design in the upper garden.

The apartments are fully centrally heated and available for all year round use. Three of the apartments have typical Portuguese log burners.

Cumieira is a typical working village in a rural setting of about 200 people. In the village itself you will find a 16th century Mother Church, a junior and infant school, a day centre, a cemetery, a cultural centre, and a bar that knocks up a three course lunch for €7.00

We are a comfortable 50 minutes drive from some of the best beaches on the West coast. Our location is rural but certainly not isolated and we are only a 5 minute drive from Avelar, for supermarkets, hot food takeaways, a hospital, post office, restaurants, pharmacy, hairdressers, beauty saloons and essentially all things associated with everyday living. The historic town of Penela is a 15 minute drive, as is Ansiao.

We are within 30 minutes drive from major railway stations at Coimbra B and Pombal….Train or road journeys to either Porto or Lisbon are achievable within two hours, The historic cities of Tomar, Fatima and Coimbra are more like 30 minutes.

There are exciting water theme parks in both Pombal and Castenheira de Pera, both can be reached within a 30 minute car journey.

This area is blessed with many rivers and river beaches (Praia Fluvials) and more information on these is available within the apartments.

Relatively inexpensive family orientated restaurants, exist in abundance in this part of Portugal and can make regular dining out an enjoyable part of your stay with us.Again there is plenty of information about these in the apartments and we are only to happy to advise and assist with the language, booking of taxi's etc.

There is plenty of safe and free parking available very close to the apartment. We always advise guests to be careful with their possessions during their stay even though the apartments exist within a gated and secure environment.

If you are looking for a group or large family holiday, our apartments are perfect for this as they give you both the opportunity to be together and also to be independent a the same time.

We are happy to negotiate on rates when three or more apartments are booked for your group/family for the same weeks, to look at these, please return to search and enter 8075487 in the search bar.

Here below are what some guests have written about their experiences here in our apartments.....

"What a wonderful place fulfilled all that we needed + more, relaxing, peaceful welcoming, quiet, everything we needed. Loved the beautiful church bell a good reminder to turn every half hour !!! Beautiful pool + gardens, great to jump into when it gets too hot+restful to be in the gardens. Loved Melissa and Rui, you two are great + also Josie and Jessie. this is the most tranquil place in the World and we've loved being here. Pure bliss and don't want to leave. Best holiday ever," Susan and Poppy. Mother and Daughter.09/08/2016

"We had a great time in this very peaceful house. We enjoyed all: nice garden, swimming pool and comfortable apartment, stunning view. Every day we spent time between relax and visiting towns around, We went to walk on the beach (Figueras). We felt like at home! Holidays as we like!! Thank you for your welcome" Nathanaelle and Sebast e.u. 17/08/2016

"The whole place was really nice and we all felt we could finally relax here. We visited Coimbra and Cominbraga, both beautiful and worth seeing. The pool was really nice! Thank you for such a great holiday" Emma 12/08/2016

"Thank you for a wonderfully relaxed holiday. The garden, pool and apartment facilities have been great. We have explored locally -Fragas de Sao Simao, Castles at Pombal and Leiria, coast Sao Pedro de Moel and Coimbra. We have taken advantage of the '4 person train sharing scheme' Mid-week travel fron Pombal Train Station €25 return each. We therefore spent 2 days in Lisbon in our first week and 2 days in Porto for our second week.Two very different cities. We have eaten (many times) at the local Restaurant and quickly learnt to share meals as there was so much!! The manager knows his Port!! O Terrier do Lagar in Cabeça Redondo.We have enjoyed our time here very much and would like to thank Melissa and Rui for their help and welcome" Paul, Karen, Jennifer and Sophie.06/08/2016

"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 an amazing surprise.We 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! Nicola and Colin 02/04/2016

"What a great place to stay!

We enjoyed our apartment very much.We didn't stay for a long time but those few days were very nice.

We visited Coimbra and Fatima, those are both worth seeing!

Thanks to our hosts :Rui and Melissa! we felt really comfortable here"

Dagmarc and Arnie (The Netherlands) 02/09/2016

"Aprieciamos muito a formo como Tony & a sua esposa nos acolheram neste espaço táo confortável & tāo calmo.

Esperamos voltar nos mais quentes de verão para aproveitar melhor & piscina.

Obrigado pela nossa hospitalidade!

Happy New Year"

Joāo, Jéssica. 01/01/2017

"I came for a short visit, just two nights,but had a wonderful time!

Quiet area, nice views & comfortable rooms everything that you need to relax.

Went for a lovely bike ride through different towns, friendly communities.

I was well looked after by my host Simon, who ensured the apartment was nice and warm during the night.

Thank you for a great stay...17/01/2017-19/01/2017 Storm"

2016 Sep-Dec

"Had a great time here in Central Portugal. This is a very good base for travel to any direction, from Lisbon to Porto. Highways are very good and not much traffic. The river valleys to the North are spectacular. Cabril Dam, to the east near Pedrogao is a nice place for swimming as are the many beaches on the riverbanks at all the nearby towns.

The towns we liked the best are Serta,Tomar and Coimbra.The Templar Castle in Tomar and the aqueduct behind as well as the plaza, were very pretty. The view from the University of Coimbra of he River below was very nice.Most of all we really enjoyed staying here. Everyone was so kind and friendly,Coming back soon... Dennis and Betty Spain"

Feb 2017 " It was a relaxing stay! Peace, silent and with very nice company! Thank you to you all to host us and our two uneducated dogs. This is the perfect place to start visiting the area and have beautiful to be back soon.

Alex and Maria" (Italy)

6/3/17

"As always a wonderful stay. Lots of cuddles with Josie.Beautiful area to stay in. Our apartment (1) was perfect and spotlessly clean. Sheila and Tony are wonderful hosts and Sheila makes a mean Chicken Curry.

We will be back" Steve and Suzy, New Zealand.

19/03/2017

" Thank you for a wonderful stay. We loved the apartment and the way i was decorated. The garden and the village are wonderful. Tony and Sheila you were great hosts, very nice and welcoming and kind. We will definitely come back!!

Thank you for everything.

Catarina and Mira"

P.S. Our dogs had a lovely stay too.

"We loved staying here with Tony and Sheila & Simon and Ika and of course Josie!!

Lovely attractive apartment and village. Walks in the village are great for dog walking. Great stay.Thanks everyone.

All the best from David, Diane & Sally the dog" April 2017.

"We had a wonderful time minding our own business, mooching around this beautiful part of Portugal, being well looked after by our hosts Tony and Sheila and by Simon and Ika.

Mines of useful information. Great internet to boot-a rare find"

Vicente &Yael.

9.4.17.

Spring 2017

"Ika and Simon are the perfect hosts. They build a pleasant atmosphere in an amazing house.

We were looking for a peaceful and quiet place. We have to study and telework but we wanted enjoy few days outside big city.

This is the place. Beautiful garden swimming pool,restful village..... Running across the field or riding to the next village to drink a lovely!! With great company.

Fran & Mat... Madrid...Thank you.

More Details

Owner
Tony Truss
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, Italian
Calendar last updated:
22 June, 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.

All the renovation and remodelling works carried out on the property was by local tradesmen, who I have to say were a pleasure to work with.

Staying with us here in Cumieira provides you with the opportunity to enjoy our apartments and gardens in comfort, but to also absorb the easy going nature of typical Portuguese rural village life.

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

See what our guests think about the unique benefits of staying here in:

Florença Jardins & Apartamentos.

"What a wonderful place fulfilled all that we needed + more, relaxing, peaceful welcoming, quiet, everything we needed. Loved the beautiful church bell a good reminder to turn every half hour !!! Beautiful pool + gardens, great to jump into when it gets too hot+restful to be in the gardens. Loved Melissa and Rui, you two are great + also Josie and Jessie. this is the most tranquil place in the World and we've loved being here. Pure bliss and don't want to leave. Best holiday ever," Susan and Poppy. Mother and Daughter.09/08/2016

"We had a great time in this very peaceful house. We enjoyed all: nice garden, swimming pool and comfortable apartment, stunning view. Every day we spent time between relax and visiting towns around, We went to walk on the beach (Figueras). We felt like at home! Holidays as we like!! Thank you for your welcome" Nathanaelle and Sebast e.u. 17/08/2016

"The whole place was really nice and we all felt we could finally relax here. We visited Coimbra and Cominbraga, both beautiful and worth seeing. The pool was really nice! Thank you for such a great holiday" Emma 12/08/2016

"Thank you for a wonderfully relaxed holiday. The garden, pool and apartment facilities have been great. We have explored locally -Fragas de Sao Simao, Castles at Pombal and Leiria, coast Sao Pedro de Moel and Coimbra. We have taken advantage of the '4 person train sharing scheme' Mid-week travel fron Pombal Train Station €25 return each. We therefore spent 2 days in Lisbon in our first week and 2 days in Porto for our second week.Two very different cities. We have eaten (many times) at the local Restaurant and quickly learnt to share meals as there was so much!! The manager knows his Port!! O Terrier do Lagar in Cabeça Redondo.We have enjoyed our time here very much and would like to thank Melissa and Rui for their help and welcome" Paul, Karen, Jennifer and Sophie.6/4.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a wonderful place fulfilled all that we needed + more, relaxing, peaceful welcoming, quiet, everything we needed.

Loved the beautiful church bell a good reminder to turn every

half hour !!!

Beautiful pool + gardens, great to jump into when it gets too hot+restful to be in the gardens.

Loved Melissa and Rui, you two are great + also Josie and Jessie.

this is the most tranquil place in the World and we've loved being here.Pure bliss and don't want to leave.

Best holiday ever,
Aug 2016
  • 1 of 5

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Cumeeira in Central Portugal - Silver Coast

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1937 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Parents must ensure the behaviour and the safety of their children at all times. Younger children, non-swimmers and weak swimmers must be supervised.
  • Only responsible adults are allowed to use the barbecues.No inflammable liquids. No glasses or bottles to be used anywhere near the swimming pool.
  • Smoking is only allowed in outside areas providing it is not to the annoyance of non-smokers. Please use the sand-filled pots provided.
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • En-suite bathroom. - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Large walk in shower, central and electric wall heater.
    Family Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Large walk in shower, central heating + electric wall heater
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Child Bed , There is a full size sofa bed in the kitchen/reception room.
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4+3 (2 Bedrooms plus large sofa-bed in reception room. Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, Bedroom 2 2-3 single beds.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: The accommodation offered on this and our other apartments within the same complex, is of high quality and we have attempted to tick all of the boxes. As we have a number of apartments within the same complex, we are able to cater for individual couples or for group and family bookings for people that want to holiday together, but also maintain their own space. We have fast fibre optic wi-fi which is free to our guests anywhere within the complex. Each apartment has flat screen satellite televisions some with free view and sky sports channels.All apartments have dvd players and radio/cd players. There are also a large number of books and cd's that you are welcome to read and play. Outside: As can be seen from various photographs, there are two gardens. The upper garden is where the swimming pools is located and also a large barbecue of traditional Portuguese design and a dining area is sited. There is a combination of paved areas around the pool and lawned areas suitable for soft play. There are a number of garden table and chair sets spread around as well as sun loungers and recliners. The lower 'Courtyard' garden has a gazebo with a dining table and chairs for 6 settings.There is also a bistro table and chairs outside apartment 4 and a portable barbecue. Outside apartment 3 there a private sun terrace complete with outside dining and relaxing table and chairs and another barbecue. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and linen are included in the price.Bed linen is changed weekly as are towels, although more frequently on request. The apartment is cleaned weekly during your stay. The apartment is equipped with implements for your own occasional cleaning. Other: The lounge/reception room is 'L' shaped and incorporates a formal dining area with 6 settings.There is a large wall mounted satellite television. There are two large black leather sofa's and a bookcase with a vast selection of books and cd's for your use.

Reviews

5/5 -
(1 traveller reviews)

5

Well presented, spotlessly clean roomy apartment.

  • 5 of 5

Tony,

I trust that this e-mail finds you well.

Just touching base prior to our departure from the apartment.

Firstly to let you know that we had a really enjoyable time and the facilities available to us were 1st class.

Pippa and Kevin have been wonderful hosts and we would have no hesitation in recommending the accommodation to both family and friends in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Spring/Summer 4 guests.
1 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£253
for 3 nights
From
£84
£590
£1,516
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season 4 guests
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
5 night minimum stay
£505
for 5 nights
From
£101
£707
£1,684
 
 
Summer/Autumn 4 guests
1 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£152
for 2 nights
From
£76
£531
£1,516
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter 4 guests
1 Nov 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
£152
for 2 nights
From
£76
£531
£1,137
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£152
for 2 nights
From
£76
£531
£1,516
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £42.11
Tax Rate 6.0%

Changeover Day:
In an ideal world we would prefer all arrivals and departures to take place on a Saturday… However, we realise the need to be as flexible as possible to meet guests flight dates.
Departure times are dependent on next guest arrival times.

Notes on prices:
Please note that we quote our rates in Euros… many of our competitors quote in £ sterling.Our rates cover all utility services including central heating and or fuel for the log burners, linen,towels and cleaning.The rate is for 4 people regardless of age or gender.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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