Where else around Lisbon can you stop in a Quinta built in 1749 that survived the earthquake intact? The restoration is so sympathetic, keeping all original features and beautiful tiles depicting scenes from the era.
The restored furniture made for the Quinta, you get to use for the wonderful Continental breakfast.
The hosts, Tony and Penny make you so welcome and have a wealth of information on the surrounding area. They offered us lifts to the station and restaurants, using cabs for the return, about 7 euros. (In good weather the restaurants are 10 minute walk)
Excellent traditional restaurants close to the Quinta which are good value for money, we had the Fish Stew!
Don't think about driving to Lisbon, or even Sintra, such good train links, it is 25 mins to Lisbon (Rosio) the centre and all the sights.
We were unable to use the excellent outside facilities as the weather turned wet for our stay (after three months of no rain) BBQ, guest kitchen, pool, loungers and outside tables and chairs. Just look at the pics on the website!
We are looking forward to returning for more sight-seeing and maybe next time crashing out by the pool and having a bbq after a day out.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Quinta do Scoto is a very different concept in Bed & Breakfast located close to both Sintra and Lisbon with 8 spacious luxury suites most sleeping up to 6, with en suite bathrooms. Some with separate sitting rooms/2nd bedrooms; furnished with antiques; set around a pool and sun terrace or in the traditional 1746 Manor House. Good access to local typical Portuguese restaurants and public transport; local railway station is a 10 minute walk away with access to Lisbon, Sintra, Obidos. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Quinta Do Scoto Portugal/Algueirao - Mem Martins