We found our 'ruin' which had been a stable/barn attached to a 'quinta' (manor house). As architects/artists we restored and developed the property for our family and then later for self-catering rentals. We live on the property also run art courses in our atelier.
Casa do Celeiro was discovered by its architect / artist owners as a ruin in 1980. It had been the stable / barn of a 'quinta' (manor house and farm). The main attractions of the site were its views of the Serra(mountains) and the sea, its seclusion and intimacy due to being a courtyard built into a hill. The house today has the same basic format but is now suitable for self-catering groups of 4 to 8. There is an 8m dia. pool at the top of the property and a stone terrace with pergola and large garden in front of the Cottage. The Cottage has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a large sit-in conservatory upstairs with a view to the private courtyard. The kitchen / living room are on the ground floor. The Cottage can be rented on its own(6) or with the Annex (10 metres across the courtyard and ideal for a couple) to make up a group of 8 for both Cottage and Annex. So the prices listed on the table are for the Cottage only. If guests wish the Annex as well it is extra. The Annex has a double bed, en suite bathroom and small terrace facing the Serra and sea. The house is comfortably furnished and although not luxurious it is charming and rustic. The tranquil setting, fabulous views of sea and hills and close proximity to Almoçageme the local village make this property a magnificent retreat.
Piano: there is an old upright piano (Hoffmann) in the Cottage living room which although slightly out of tune and with worn keys is quite ok for sight reading and composing but not for recitals.
The owners live on site in separate quarters. They work as artists and offer short courses from time to time. Guests may be interested in participating in the drawing & painting or etching courses and are encouraged to indicate their interest when booking. Alan designs and makes contemporary sculpture and jewelery. Mary is a painter and a printer. Please ask owners for their website for more details / photos of house, courses, and area.
PRICING: The prices in the calendar are for the COTTAGE ONLY(max 6) are as follows:
Low season: €700
Mid season: €910
High season: €1330
Prices for COTTAGE + ANNEX ( max 8) are as follows:
Low season: €910
Middle season: €1330
High season: €1750
A Biker’s Paradise
One of the major advantages of the positioning of our house is that it is right in the Serra de Sintra with splendid views up and down the Lisbon coast. For a mountain biker this is very advantageous as we are at the entrance of one the mountain roads so you can ride directly into the Serra. From this road there are many dirt paths to take you deeper into the Serra.
garden, terrace & BBQ, pool. Owners live in separate quarters on site. By prearrangement artists may use the studio as well as organise for art lessons with Mary.
Общение с гостями
We like to give our guests complete privacy but if they need us for anything we are always available.
Другие важные подробности
The property owners are artists and Mary offers etching and/or drawing & painting workshops during the week. A friend has 2 horses and one can ride with her. Get in touch for information.
10% discount for one week in June (June 17th - 24th) €115 /night accommodates 6 in the Cottage reduced from €130/night / Cottage + Annex would be €155/night accommodating a total of 8
30% deposit when making booking / balance 4 weeks prior to arrival
NOTE 1: Listed prices are for Cottage (3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms / accommodates 6 adults), the Annex is an extra separate ensuite room which can be booked with the Cottage for a larger group of 8 adults. Get in touch for rates.
In HIGH SEASON (JULY AND AUGUST) we request that guests book from SATURDAY TO SATURDAY
NOTE 2: REDUCED RATES for Couples €500/week (off peak season)
LONGER RENTALS (month or more) get in touch with owners for details
PETS: we usually allow pets if house trained. We do have a dog and cat on the premises as well
SMOKING: No smoking in the house