Excellent Villa near the Sintra Beach

in Sintra
  • House Area
    455 m2
  • Land Area
    15100 m2
  • Number Bathrooms
    5
  • Number Rooms
    6
  • Garage
    No
  • Beach View
    No

1,450,000€

Ref: 749XRP

Description

Sintra is famous for it's moderate microclimate, its steep hillsides and lush forests and was once the Summer residence of the Kings of Portugal. It was once described in the 18th century by the poet, Lord Byron, as a 'Glorious Eden' due to its unique climate and lush vegetation. Sir Francis Cook made the most of this special climate when he recreated the gardens of the famous Monserrate Palace in the 19th century, using exotic and rare tress and plants from several parts of the world. Always being a few degrees cooler than Lisbon, many people travel to Sintra in the Summer months to escape the heat of the city.

There are a number of beautiful beaches to visit, some only 10-15 minutes away by car. Praia Grande, Praia da Adraga and Praia do Guincho approximately 15 minutes away, are very popular with surfers and hosts world championships each year. Sintra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, has a wealth of attractions to visit, including historical castles and palaces, a cultural centre which has regular concerts or theatre performances, and a museum of modern art.
Monserrate Palace, which can be seen from the house, was built in the mid 19th Century for Sir Francis Cook and is an example of Romantic Architecture. The house is now a museum and the exotic gardens, with species of plants and trees from all over the world, are well worth visiting
Nature
Birdwatching
Wildlife trails
The Natural Park of Sintra offers a wealth of nature trails and guided tours through the hillsides and woods.
Sport
Formula One Racing
Fans of motor sport may be able to catch events at the Estoril race track, which is about 20 minutes away.
Horse riding
There is a horse riding facility between Sintra and the next town, Colares.
Sailing
Cascais Marina is nearby where organised sails and sailing classes can be arranged.
Surfing
The local beaches are very popular with surfers. The nearby, popular beach of Praia Grande hosts surfing world championships each year Be sure to respect the safety indications given by the life-guards.
Walking
The Natural Park of Sintra offers a wealth of nature trails and guided tours through the hillsides and woods.
Golf
Golf enthusiasts are well served with a good choice of top class courses to play within a 30 minute drive. Please see below.
Name of course: Estoril Golf Club
Distance from accommodation: 5km (about 10 mins)
Comments: Founded in 1929, this established par 69 course has played host to the Portuguese Open on many occasions in the past. The newly developed 18 hole course includes the 184 metre par 3 sixteenth hole which many consider to be one of the most memorable golf holes to play in Portugal.
Name of course: Oitavos
Distance from accommodation: 5km (about 10 mins)
Comments: Founded in 2001, this 18 hole course is located in the National Park between the cosmopolitan coastal town of Cascais and the romantic hilltop town of Sintra. Spectacular sea views can be enjoyed through the pine wood forests which are a feature of this course.
Name of course: Penha Longa
Distance from accommodation: 11km (about 20 mins)
Comments: Penha Longa Atlântico is a challenging 18 hole championship course which has hosted the Portuguese Open as well as other international events.
Penha Longa Mosteiro is a 9 hole course and offers the perfect conditions for improving your game.
Both courses provide a truly unique golfing experience with the backdrop of the Sintra hills and the gently wooded slopes of the courses themselves. They are set in the spectacular grounds of a 14th Century Monastery which has since been restored.
Name of course: Quinta da Beloura
Distance from accommodation: 14km (about 30 mins)
Comments: This 18 hole course is located on flat land between the romantic hilltop town of Sintra and the cosmopolitan towns of Estoril and Cascais. It offers many water hazards and a challenging but picturesque 18th par 4 hole.
Name of course: Quinta da Marinha
Distance from accommodation: 5km (about 10 mins)
Comments: This 18 hole course plays host to some Portuguese golf events and has many challenging features including small, tight and elevated greens. It is set against a backdrop of the Sintra hills and sits on National Park land which runs along the stunning Atlantic coast near the cosmopolitan town of Cascais.
Big villa with stunning views to Sintra mountain and Monserrate Palace.
Property with 2 acres, fully fenced, with wide swimming pool, terrace and BBQ.
Six spacious rooms served by five bathrooms. Large living room and spacious dining room, conservatory useful for children's meals and fully equipped kitchen.
Bedroom 1: Double Bed
Bedroom 2: Double Bed
Bedroom 3: King Bed
Bedroom 4: Double Bed
Bedroom 5: Double Bed
Bedroom 6: Double Bed
2 Family bathrooms, 3 En suites, 1 Toilet Only

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