Sintra - Portugal
Welcome to Quinta do Rio Touro
"Here.. Where the lands ends and the sea begins ..." Luís de Camões
Family house located in the Valley of the Touro River, in Azóia, a small village located 1 km from Cabo da Roca, halfway between Cascais (12 km) and the historic center of Sintra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site (15 km), and 35 km from Lisbon.
It is an ideal location to relax and rest in an environment that enjoys a special microclimate. In addition, it offers the possibility to discover the monuments and landscapes of the region, with large beaches of fine sand or small coves, where you can enjoy the sun and water, or go hiking on the many roads of the mountains or play golf.
The owner, Ana Reino along with her husband, José Luis del Moral decided to relaunch the business that her parents had run a few years ago.
The Quinta has been recovered from some ruins through a careful reconstruction undertaken 30 years ago with traditional materials, eighteenth-century tiles and old wood from an old family home in Lisbon.
With traditional architecture, the house offers a decoration of that same style but with modern touches. Separated from the owner's quarters, you will find three guest bedrooms. In the common areas, there is a dining room with a brick ceiling and a large living room with fireplace that gives direct access to a terrace, as well as the pool and garden, chaired by tropical trees, including several palm trees.
It is included in the price of the room and is served from 09:00 to 11:00 in the dining room of the house, or in the patio if weather permits.
It is a buffet breakfast that includes: natural fruit juice, fresh fruits from the garden or bought in local markets, fresh bread and croissants, homemade jams, cereals, cheese platter, cold meats, pastries from the region, eggs to taste, yogurts, coffees and teas.
With an area of 3,000 m2, it has several areas to relax and walk. It has several types of plants, flowers, shrubs and native and tropical trees: hydrangeas, hibiscus, bougainvillea, strelitzia, roses, coves, jasmine, agapanthus, magnolias, orange, lemon, plum, fig, pear, apple and banana trees, among others, give color and fill the garden with different aromas. There is also an organic garden, where different seasonal vegetables are grown: tomato, cucumber, lettuce, garlic, onion, leek, beet, pepper, green beans ...
In the living room there is a TV and a fireplace.
WiFi available in common areas..
Interior zones and rooms are non-smoking.
Exterior zone for smokers.
Pets not allowed.
Parking in the exterior area.
We speak Portuguese, Spanish, English and French.
Daily house-keeping of the rooms.
Touristic Information of the region.
Transfer service to/from airport.
Bar & meals service
Coffee and tea are complementary during the day.
Happy hour cocktails.
Light meals on request.
Built in a traditional style. It is treated with salt, it has a thermal floating blanket that keeps the water at a pleasant temperature.
WHAT TO DO
Sintra: a UNESCO World heritage site where we can visit palaces, castles and quintas.
Cascais: Situated close to the sea and traditionally a fishing village; nowadays, is a very lively and cosmopolitan town.
Lisboa: On the right bank of the broad Tagus river estuary, the capital of Portugal graciously reclines over rolling hills.
Óbidos, Mafra, Ericeira are other places you can visit from the Quinta at less than 2 hours.
In the region you can go surfing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, playing golf, hiking, biking, 4x4 tours through the mountains, cooking classes, visiting wineries and wine tastings.
In the area there are beaches of all kinds: Adraga, Praia Grande, Praia da Maçãs, Guincho and those that go from Cascais to Estoril, in what is known as the Portuguese Riviera. We can also organize an exclusive sailing boat trip from in the Tagus estuary from which you will have a very different and unusual perspective of the city of Lisbon.
We can book yoga classes, meditation sessions or Ayurveda massages.
Visit to the Almoçageme market
On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a local market where products from the region and Portuguese are sold: fruits, vegetables, cheeses, jams and honey, breads and sweets, compotes, wines, ceramics and other handmade items….