Casa do Alpendre is a charming, traditional house located in the beautiful, rolling hills of the region west of Lisbon. The house has been carefully refurbished in a comfortable, country style with all modern amenities. Situated on 500m2, Casa do Alpendre provides the perfect rural retreat and offers paths for hiking, biking, and exploring.
Also available to guests are a swimming pool (open June through September),and a barbecue area for al fresco dining. The house is located in the heart of the small village of Carvalhal where everything is at an easy walking distance, and further afield are larger towns for essential shopping needs.
Casa do Alpendre features a large, sunny, open-plan living area with beamed ceilings, tilde floors, comfortable sofa and chairs, fireplace, and dining table for eight. The five bedrooms are nicely appointed and three of them have glass windows that lead to a large varanda overlooking the swimming pool and the surrounding hills. Two outside terraces (one covered) provide perfect venues for enjoying an after-dinner aperitif and lively conversation. Characteristic stone and ancient wall, divides the property from the neighbours and bring extra charm to this rural property.
Casa do Alpendre consists of two floors, all recently renovated with authentic details. The lower floor consists of a large, tiled living area with fireplace and comfortable furniture, dining-room with an amazing mix of colors, a well-equipped kitchen (stove, oven, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, coffee maker), and a room with bunk beds and ensuite bathroom with shower. There is also a guest bathroom. The front door opens onto a large entrance hall. The top floor offers both triple and a single bedrooms sharing a complete bathroom with bathtub. On the same floor but in a separate spacious area there is a zone with a desk, the main suite has a double bed, and a beautiful bathroom with bath tub and shower. Over the window we can see a glicínia tree from the property in front, with marvellous violet flowers. The last room consists of a family/media room offering a DVD and CD player with a sofa bed.
Dotted with medieval towns like the unmissable Óbidos and silent hermitages, this area has just as much to offer as other regions that may be more famous. In the area you only need to travel a few kilometers to discover places of unspoilt wilderness, beautiful beaches like Baleal, or "quintas" that can be visited famous for their wine production, like "Loridos" which also has an impressive recent built garden called "Budha Eden" www.berardomodern.com
At the end of the journey, one thing is certain: the west coast is beautiful, and is becoming fashionable but without becoming overcrowded. It has much to offer visitors: sport, culture, museums, epicurean delights, blue ocean waters, sandy beaches and internationally famous musical events.