Quinta dos Pombais

A casa

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The Space

QdP is the ideal place to switch off from the fast pace of our busy daily lives.

The most serene moments at QdP can be appreciated in Spring and Fall, when you can enjoy nature at its fullest, away from extreme summer temperatures.

In springtime, you can enjoy the splendour of gorse in bloom (spontaneous vegetation of the farm), and other wild flowers. If you like birdwatching, you will enjoy the intense activity of several indigenous birds nesting in the cork oaks.
If you feel thrilled by the autumn colours, you will enjoy the colour change of the leaves of the oak trees and the nature getting prepared for the winter.

In  cold days you may choose to stay inside by the fireplace, where you can always pick up a book to read from the library, while listening to Radiohead, appropriately singing “Hey man slow down”, or any other type of music you might prefer.

Guest Access

Our house has two bedrooms with individual bathrooms for the exclusive use of guests.

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You are welcome to use our dining/living room, where breakfast and eventually meals will be served and where you can sit and relax, enjoying the landscape, or just reading a book by the fireplace.

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The awesome landscape of Quinta dos Pombais makes it a unique place deserving a visit.

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In any season you can toggle between the old oak trees and paths that lead to impressive rocky outcrops, some of which been used as foxes dens. In the early morning and evening you can hear the wonderful sound of sheep bells, indication that the sun is rising or the sunset is approaching.

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The NEIGHBOURHOOD

If you like hiking, you will love taking the numerous paths marked around Castelo de Vide, some right on the doorstep of the QdP.

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Some of these paths will lead you to some megalithic monuments of the region, including the Meada menhir, the largest in the Iberian Peninsula, or the Correleiros park, around 12 km distant from the property.

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Getting Around

Castelo de Vide and Marvão are two beautiful medieval small towns, located not far from QdP (5 and 17 km respectively). Castelo de Vide history is closely linked to the Jewish history in Portugal in the fifteenth century, being a unavoidable place for Jewish history lovers.

Perched on a granite crag at the heart of “Serra de São Mamede”, Marvão was cited in the New York Times bestselling book, ‘1000 Places to see Before You Die ‘. Since 2014 this amazing fortress /castle hosts an annual  nternational classical music festival, under the artistic direction of German conductor Christoph Poppen.

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OTHER THINGS TO NOTE

If you like modern architecture which tries to minimize environmental impact, this is the place to visit. You will be thrilled by this project carried out in three levels, with the aim of getting integrated as much as possible in the landscape, following the natural inclination of the plot. The beautiful external stone walls were built with the extracted foundation stones. A green roof covers part of the villa to cool down the temperature inside and the third level is protected by a “wood box”, made of thermowood, a natural and low maintenance cladding.

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BOOKING

To make a reservation please  send an e-mail to info@quintadospombais.pt with your name, address, phone and dates of check-in and check-out.

Reservations are only valid after our confirmation to your e-mail within 24 hours.

Closing period:

From 1 to 15 August; from 15 December to 2 January;

Prices 2016/ 2017

Low season (November – April): 70 euros

High season (May – October) – 100 euros

Breakfast is included, using local products as much as possible. Juices, smoothies, yogurts, jam, muesli and bread are in general home made.

If you feel too lazy to go out for lunch or dinner, Miguel will be delighted to prepare you a light meal.