The Sintra mountain range is, without a doubt, an area of outstanding natural beauty and historic interest, offering much to explore and enjoy. The town itself has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site and boasts some excellent attractions such as enchanting palaces, castles and gardens open to the public, the Museum of Modern Art and the Toy Museum.
Other suggested activities are a romantic carriage ride through the town, a tram ride to Praia das Maças (charming seaside village nearby), sightseeing in Lisbon (trains into the centre take about 45 minutes), playing roulette at Estoril Casino or shopping/dining in nearby Cascais. There is also excellent golf, tennis and riding facilities nearby and several Atlantic beaches within a short driving distance.
Situated amidst the serene and lush scenery of Sintra is the 18th century Quinta de São Sebastião, now offering two of its estate properties (each with two bedrooms) for rental. Cottage A has been converted from the old palace kitchen and attached to the main estate building, while Cottage B is detached and surrounded by a pretty garden. The cottages retain many original features and are furnished with a mix of antiques and modern pieces, making them charming but also practical for holiday use.
The grounds of the estate include a child’s swing, gardens to walk in, parking (although a car is not necessary) and a large swimming pool (approx 18 x 8 meters) which is shared between both cottages, and with the owners, when in residence. Facilities include a television (Portuguese channels only), DVD player (with small collection of DVDs) and a barbecue. Changeover days are flexible and central heating is included during the winter months.
Please note that there is no telephone at this property so guests will have to take a mobile phone.
A baby cot and highchair are available on request.
Stays of shorter duration than one week are available on request out of high season.
Cottage A (300 metres from swimming pool)
Entry through private furnished terrace with barbecue. Open plan sitting room and kitchen (gas hob, fridge, washing machine, microwave, kettle, toaster, coffee machine and juice maker). Master bedroom suite with king size bed and shower room. Twin bedroom. Spacious Bathroom.
Cottage B (500 metres from swimming pool)
Private furnished terrace with barbecue. Spacious sitting room. Open-plan dining room and kitchen (gas oven/hob, fridge/frezer, microwave, kettle, toaster, coffee machine and juice maker). Double bedroom with en-suite dressing room and en-suite shower room (also with door to exterior). Twin/double bedroom with en-suite shower room. This room also opens to a decked terrace, giving access to the garden. A washing machine is kept at the rear of the property.
Sintra (centre of the village) 5 minutes walk
Estoril Casino & Tennis 10 kms
Cascais 10 kms
Nearest Beach 15 kms
Lisbon 20 kms