We stayed for five nights and enjoyed every minute in this eco-friendly guest house, beautifully situated in a natural reserve surrounded by trees and hills with views of the nearby coast. The situation is ideal for visits to the surf beaches or the quieter waters of Caiscias, and the local places of interest in Sintra Park - don't miss the convent at Capuchos. The bus stop down the lane is very handy if you don't have a car for trips to the beach or Sintra.
The house is lovely; the room we stayed in, Marigold, has a large verandah with a fireplace which was very cosy in the evening for having a drink.
The hosts, Aaste and James, are magnificent. They go out of their way to help, providing all sorts of information on local walks, places to visit, restaurants and events. Breakfast is wonderful with fresh local produce and we had a superb dinner cooked by Aaste. James is very helpful with transport, he collected and delivered us from the airport and was always willing to take us to local towns or beaches so we did not need to hire a car.
A gem of a place and a very relaxing holiday - and they have a lovely little dog, Lucca.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Comfortable, "Green" country guesthouse with 5 lovely, individually styled en-suite rooms, peacefully located, Off the Beaten Track, in the beautiful rural Sintra Natural Park (paradise for walkers/cyclists), ocean views, 1.5 Km to the quaint village of Almocageme with its small shops, restaurants and cafes. 5 Minute drive to amazing Adraga beach, sight seeing, 16 minutes to Sintra and Cascais, 40 minutes to Lisbon, organic vegetarian/vegan breakfast, delicious vegetarian meals, special dietary requests accommodated, airport and beach shuttle service, swimming pool. Nearby surfing, golf, tennis, horseback riding, hiking, kyacking, snorkling, wine tours, mountain biking. Yoga, Chi Kung, art classes and therapeutic massage upon request, weekend wellness workshops, winter specials ("stay 7 nights pay for 6 from 1 November to 28 February"), walking vacation week specials and retreats. Guest kitchen for self-caters. We strive to take care of the planet by recycling, composting, organic gardening, organic ingredients for our meals, supporting local farmers, low energy appliances, hanging the laundry and going slowly!!! Vegetarian/vegan friendly!!! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Quinta Colina Flora Portugal/Colares