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Casa Branca, Pereiro de Alem, near Vila Nova de Poiares

Cottage -
2 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 4
Vila Nova de Poiares, Coimbra District, Central Portugal
Casa Branca is a traditional Portuguese country dwelling that has recently been renovated while still retaining much of its 1800's original charm.

It is ideally suited for families taking a vacation or couples seeking a relaxing well-earned break to unwind.

Swim or just lounge by the private pool and have your meals “al fresco” on the terrace accompanied with your choice of the many excellent Portuguese wines, beers and fruit juices.

Smoking outside only please.

Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: 11079/AL
Listing #HL121100
About the Owner
Bruce & 'Bella M
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:85%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:March 2010
Interaction with guests
The owners live next door so are on hand to hand visitors their keys and to give advice. A folder with places to visit is supplied. Towels, both for the pool/beach and for washing, are supplied as is a welcome pack.
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Reviewed 28 September 2017

We spent a perfect week in August in Portugal. The pool is really good for swimming/playing and Bruce and Bella are the perfect hosts. We even had our fridge filled with necessities upon arrival. The villa was comfortable for a family of 4 with good...More

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank Andrea681
Management response:Responded 22 July 2018

Thank you for your review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. Best wishes 'Bella and Bruce

Reviewed 9 August 2017

Our family had a fantastic, relaxing 2 week stay at Casa Branca. The villa itself is clean, accommodated the 3 of us, and had satellite TV and more importantly, a swimming pool (we used it everyday). The owners Bruce and Bella are a lovely couple...More

Date of stay: July 2017
Thank LB_Howard
Management response:Responded 9 August 2017

Thank you very much for a lovely review. We enjoyed having you visit us and in particular for Abigail, inviting us to her tea party. Very best wishes, Bruce and Bella.

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Reviewed 2 July 2017

The cottage stands in lovely grounds in a small hamlet, surrounded by other dwellings and beautiful views of the hills. The amenities in the cottage were perfectly suited to our needs of four adults. The outside space was so welcome and private, where we ate...More

Date of stay: June 2017
Thank DavidS20892
Management response:Responded 2 July 2017

Thank you for your kind words, we really enjoyed having you stay with us and hope to see you again.

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
Smoking allowed only outside, not in the cottage. No glass to be used around the pool, however, we do provide plastic beakers. Please inform us should there be any breakages so...
    1 Shower
    2 Twins
    1 Full
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Additional Rate and Availability Information
Deposit of 20% to secure booking to be paid in Euros, balance to be paid on arrival in Euros.
Long term bookings, please contact us for rates.
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About the neighbourhood
Vila Nova de Poiares is a typical rural market town about 3 Km away from the cottage, with numerous shops, 3 supermarkets, banks and post office, the local market is held each Monday morning. Local activities include canoeing on Mondego River, fishing (licence costs €7), swimming, Go-kart, cycling, walking..

Many of the surrounding towns and villages hold festas, particularly throughout the summer, with traditional songs, food and dancing.

Languages spoken: English and Polish.

Vila Nova de Poiares is well serviced by excellent roads and motorways giving access to many places of interest, notably the magnificent Buccaco Palace Hotel, once the property of the Portuguese Royal family, where you can stroll in the gardens and explore the woodland pathways. Swim at the river beaches at Go...
Getting around
A car is essential as the cottage is located in a hamlet some 3 kms from a market town.
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Porto: 158.0 km
Railway: Coimbra B: 25.0 km
Ferry: Santander Port: 777.0 km
Fly BA, Easy Jet or TAP to Lisbon or Easyjet, BA, TAP or Ryan Air to Porto.
There are also other European airlines who fly into these airports.

From Porto the drive takes about an hour and a half, Lisbon around two hours. Alternatively relax on the excellent Intercity or the Alphapendula train from either city to Coimbra (approx €20 pp), collect your pre-booked hire car and take the N17 road to Vila Nova de Poiares then about 2 KM to Pereiro de Alem village.

We will send directions to help find us prior to you leaving home but if unsure of directions to Pereiro de Alem village call from Vila Nova Poiares town and we will meet up with you.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, Nearest Beach: 5.0 km.
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