Visit one of the recently declared 7 Wonders of Portugal. Fabulous spacious 4 bed/3bathroom villa within 1 minutes walk to riverside beach. Ideally situated for wonderful day trips to the National Parks and their historic Schist Villages. Lovely local countryside walks, water skiing, kayaking, swimming...all within a stones throw of this well equipped and characterful home. Wi-Fi, 60+ TV channels. 10 minutes drive from nearest town.
This delightful 4 bedroom house in the beautiful medieval riverside village of Dornes, is set over two floors and has been sympathetically restored to a high standard. Whilst the house has been rebuilt to comply with EU regulations and affords the modern comforts that one would expect in the 21st Century every single part of the original fabric of the ruin has been incorporated into the building thus preserving that special sense of history and energy that permeates this medieval village. The house benefits from panoramic views towards the historic Templar tower, the characterful rooftops and the river. Not only does this house offer families and friends a retreat away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, but it is within easy reach of many historic cities, beaches and national parks. Walking groups, nature lovers, water sport enthusiasts and fishermen alike could spend endless hours exploring the glorious surroundings. It is also an inspiring location for creative pursuits. The house benefits from underfloor heating, a woodburning stove, satellite television, and Wi-Fi. There are 3 x twin bedrooms and 1 x double bedroom, 2 of which benefit from en-suite facilities, and a family bathroom. 3 of the bedrooms have patio doors leading onto terraces with far reaching views. The drawing room has wonderful views across to the village and river and the large farmhouse style kitchen leads out onto a wonderful terrace and the main garden from whence you can relax and enjoy the panoramic views.For your additional security there is an alarm system that links up to the fire services, police and ambulance. There is a restaurant in the village that serves wonderful fresh fish, locally caught, and delicious freshly baked bread rolls can be delivered directly to the house upon request. The nearest town is 10 minutes away by road. There you will find all the amenities you require to make your visit enjoyable, including supermarkets, pharmacies, restaurants and Health Centre. The renowned and historical town of Tomar, home to the Knight's Templar, is approximately 20 minutes by road from Dornes. Fast trains run from Entroncamento directly to Lisbon and Oporto, and also to the ancient University city of Coimbra. The nearest ocean beach is within 50 minutes drive and the closest river beach is within 50 metres of the house! A mere stones throw away. The river water is delightfully warm in the summer months and from here you can hire a river taxi or a rowing boat to explore the area.
Guests have full access to the house, outdoor living and garden.
Interaction with guests
My property manager, who is based in Portugal is available at all times
Other things to note
A unique property that has been restored to a very high standard
Smoking is permitted outside.
Please be respectful to the environment by recycling waste and conserving energy and water.
Children remain the responsibility of their parents at all times.
Please consult with the owner before bringing pets to the property
Please bring your own beach towels
Hello! I enjoy restoring old houses or ruins and derive great pleasure in choosing the materials and watching the project as it unfolds. I like waterside properties because they emanate a sense of calm in an otherwise chaotic world. I love the countryside around Dornes, it is very peaceful.