This rambling Tuscan-style villa estate is within walking distance of the Sintra Mountains and the wild surf of Guincho Beach. Elegant Cascais with its busy marina and sandy beaches is just down the coast.
The split-level villa can be hired separately or altogether; breakfast is optional – continental or a full English and you may help yourself to the veg garden in season. Your eco-minded host Marcella plants a tree for each booking and can organise pretty much anything from babysitting to in-house catering if you don’t fancy going out for supper. The village is a five-minute walk and has plenty of restaurants and shops.
Several rooms have their own garden entrance, so it’s easy to spill out to the shade of the pines or have a quiet read on the terrace. Cool off in the glass-housed pool before the barbecue begins. Kids will love the football court too.