Sintra-Cascais Natural Park | Sintra UNESCO World Heritage Site | Cabo da Roca | Cascais | Walking and cycling trails | Good public transport | Bus stop 5 minutes walk | Free use of bikes
DESCRIPTION OF SINTRA NATURAL PARK ACCOMMODATION IN PORTUGAL
Ideally placed at the edge of the Sintra National Park, this environmentally-conscious Portugal guesthouse has everything you need to make the most of the ocean views, fresh air and the UNESCO cultural landscapes – just a 45 minute drive from Lisbon.
Beaches are close by (under an hour’s stroll) with the coastal resort town of Cascais and the resort historic town of Sintra, in the Sintra National Park – both just a 20min drive from the guesthouse. Portugal is blessed with some stunning hiking trails and guests will be able to take advantage of several routes starting right from the front door. You’ll also find numerous other cultural and physical activities to keep yourself satisfied in Sintra with vineyards, guided walks, veggie cooking courses, yoga sessions and relaxing massages available alongside historic sightseeing and adventure tours.
Mountain bikes can be borrowed, as well as detailed maps for walkers, and we can also provide information for surfing, cycling, bouldering, golf, tennis, festivals, events, etc. depending on which time of year you’re intending to come and stay.
This Portugal guesthouse is not suitable for kids under 14 years of age but perfect for couples on honeymoon or just wishing to get away from it all for a short or extended break. Well behaved dogs are always welcome.
More about this Portugal guesthouse in Sintra National Park:
Each en-suite room offers elegant contemporary décor with sea views and small outdoor terraces and are supplied with natural, organic cotton linens, bath robes and towels. You’ll also find English and German language satellite TV, free WiFi access and tea making facilities. For sustenance guests are invited to enjoy a wonderful organic breakfast of fresh, organic and locally sourced ingredients. We also have a weekly vegetarian meal and there’s a shared guest kitchen for cooking your own meals and enjoying them on the alfresco dining area. There’s also a swimming pool and a conservatory to make the most of the sunshine.
ROOMS, FOOD AND FACILITIES
We currently have 5 en-suite rooms: 4 doubles & 1 single (or cozy double). Delicious organic breakfast is included. Vegetarian/vegan dinner available once per week upon request. There is a shared aqua smarter treated pool, organic gardens, glassed-in sunroom/conservatory, several outdoor sitting/dining areas & a shared guest kitchen. However, we are not suitable for children under 14. Pet friendly: Well behaved dogs welcome.
HOW TO FIND US
45 minutes from Lisbon Airport. By car, best route is via A5 to last exit; then N9-1 to Malveira da Serra; then N247 to Pé da Serra; right onto N247-3 for 400 m. Public transport is train from Cais de Sodre Station to Cascais, then bus #403 to Pé da Serra.
RESPONSIBLE TOURISM: SINTRA NATURAL PARK ACCOMMODATION IN PORTUGAL
We strive to be as environmentally friendly as possible. We recycle most everything; we compost, have a low chemical swimming pool, organic garden, and use low voltage light bulbs, low energy appliances, environmentally safe cleaning products, organic cotton sheets and towels.
We heat the living/dining area and the kitchen with our own wood from pruned trees. We hope to have our solar hot water system completed in the near future. We also dream of an electric car. Towels are only changed every three days, and sheets are changed once per week. Laundry is line-dried in the sun. We have quality well water.
We have bikes for guests to borrow. A well-serviced bus stop is a 5 minute walk from our house. We offer free local shuttle service. Guests are encouraged to walk to the village shops, restaurants and beaches.
We love this community and support it by purchasing as much as we can from small local shops, local organic farmers and small food producers and by eating at local restaurants. Our village is very quaint with all the shops still owned by local families where often 3 generations work long hours to survive. We avoid big corporate-owned chain stores.