- 3 BDR
- 2 BR
- Sleeps 7
Villa with garage. Two double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, lounge / dining room, kitchen and multipurpose room.
Countryside near to several beaches: Azenhas do Mar, Praia das Maçãs, Ericeira.
Very quiet location with ample space with various fruit trees.
The garage has a bathroom and small workshop equipped with equipment for grilling outdoors.
Local attractions: Sintra (Vila, Palaces, Forest, Sweets), Mafra (Hunting Reserve, Convent), Ericeira (fishing village), Cabo da Roca (the western most point of continental Europe), Guincho Beach (Surf), Cabo Raso (landscape ), Boca do Inferno and Cascais.
Ideal occupancy: 4 adults and 3 children
Azenhas do Mar is a coastal village, in the municipality of Sintra , Colares parish. Extending along a river / waterway which flows into the Atlantic between the cliffs of the coastline, in which there were mills ( hence the name ) is underpinned by a beach where there is an ocean pool.
Beyond the picturesque natural landscape, there are several buildings in Azenhas of interest, particularly in the Portuguese Style, particularly with tiles on the facades, such as school and residence for the teacher.
Presence in all tourist itineraries Portugal , is now the site of many second homes, where their resident population stands at 800 people. Traditionally, the main occupation of Azenhas, is agriculture, with emphasis on wine making and some fishing and collecting shellfish.
The memory of the people of the sea became devotion to Our Lady of the Sea , but above all celebrated St Lawrence, patron saint and protector of the land of vineyards , whose procession is held every year in August , making the people in the holy faith carries them to the seaside for the spectacular " blessing."
The development of Azenhas as a seaside resort occurred in the mid- 30s when the January 31, 1930 , it opened a line of Tramway Banzão to Azenhas do Mar. According to local tradition, was involved in opening big party , with one of lovers men of the earth , the " Tota " to place the fountain in the pommel to throw the famous " Colares Wine " .
For the production of wine Necklaces, cultured in Azenhas grapes " Ramisco " , which were planted in holes in soil or sand (to make the holes , farmers protected themselves with wicker baskets around the hole , was not the collapse taking the life of someone ) , to get to the wet clay pits that came to have 10 or more feet deep , and it was there that put the rooted cuttings to within years began to sprout to the surface , reaching this stage would have wait a few more good 6-7 years fondly guiding the vineyard close to the beach so the heat just accelerate the ripening of the grapes in vineyards facing the sea , on small plots of rubble walls .
Easy access to Lisbon by road or rail (30 km)
Easy access from Lisbon (IC19 + N375) or from the North by the A21 or N247
500 m, in the village, mini market, restaurant with takeaway, pharmacy, stationery, cafes