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

Bedrooms 2
Space 3,013 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


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. The other four apartments are single bedroomed and can be seen at property reference P9748.

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.

The 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 no problem with availability of safe parking for the apartments. Also although we always advise guests to be careful with their possessions during their stay,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 to be independent.

We are happy to negotiate on rates when three or more apartments are booked for your group/family for the same weeks.

If you want to look at any of our one bedroom apartments please redirect to property ref: P9748.

More Details

Tony Truss
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, Portuguese
Calendar last updated:
21 April, 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.

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.

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 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!
Apr 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Cumeeira in Central Portugal - Silver Coast

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3013 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite shower room to Double bedroom with large walk-in shower. Common bathroom has large walk-in shower and bath with shower over, Both bathrooms have large vanity units, heated towel rails and electric curtain wall heating.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 2 Sofa bed/Futon , We have often let this apartment for 6 people.
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4+2 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, Bedroom 2 with twin single beds with room for two more.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
Notes on accommodation: The accommodation offered on this and our other apartments within the same complex (see our other advert on property reference P9748) 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 (see our other advert on property ref: P9748) there is your own 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.


5/5 -
(1 traveller reviews)


Well presented, spotlessly clean roomy apartment.

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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
Early Spring
1 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
Nightly Rate
29 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
1 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
1 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
1 Nov 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
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 £42.15
Tax Rate 6.0%

Booking Notes:
Booking confirmation is by exchange of emails and receipt of a 30% deposit within 7 days.We recommend that if you do not have access to a euro account you use a company called Transferwise who give first class exchange rates and have low fees.Balances need to be paid in full within 14 days of travelling.Its worth noting that our rates are in euros.

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 sex.
Please see our other Owners Direct advert on property reference P9748 for prices for our one bedroomed apartments.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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