First of all, Mary and Alan were the most welcoming hosts - full of warmth, giving you space to do as you please, yet always available to give advice about where to go, must-sees etc. They have a pure passion for what they do and deserve credit for that. Alma, their dog, is also a special addition to the family!!
We spent a week at Casa do Celeiro and it went far too quickly. The house is wonderful, filled with art and sculptures created by the two hosts making you feel at home. Set in a beautiful location in the hills, overlooking the town of Almocageme and of course the ocean. Although the cottage is part of the house shared with Mary and Alan, set apart by the porch/entrance/courtyard, it feels completely separate (as it once was). The courtyard and garden are beautiful with the added bonus of a pool, perfect for the family.
As for the surrounding area, this place is magical. It is great for walking, eating and brilliant for sports including surfing, cycling and golf. An evening stroll along one of the many smaller beaches is a must after a tasty meal (must try the bacalho!).
Another must for us tourists is a visit to Pena Palace and the Castelo dos Mouros - both very much worth the trip.
All in all this was a perfect getaway for my family and I. I hope that we can return again to Casa do Celeiro in the future. Thank you again to Mary and Alan. Great place, highly recommended.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Stay in a spectacular setting in the Serra de Sintra (World Heritage site) one hour from Lisbon / lovingly restored & converted 17th century farmhouse in wooded hills overlooking Atlantic by architect/artists owners / Self-catering accommodation sleeps 8 adults(4 bedrooms) / B&B / Art courses optional / built into a hill enclosing a cobbled courtyard / front garden & fruit trees sloping down from terrace with pergola / pool at top of property all with panoramic views. ... more less