Relaxing on the terraceBeautiful shades of green and blue as the light changes over Dornes
Magical Setting on the Dornes Peninsula - Sleeps 8
Magical Setting on the Dornes Peninsula - Sleeps 8
8 guests
4 bedrooms
7 beds
3 baths
8 guests
4 bedrooms
7 beds
3 baths
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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.

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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.

Guest access

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


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House Rules
No smoking
Check in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 10AM

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


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

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31 Reviews

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Jim & Catharina User Profile
September 2017
Dornes is a fantastic place to spend a tranquil holiday Our stay in "Casa de Lis" was perfect
Propriedades User Profile
Response from Propriedades:
Dear Jim and Catherine, I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back maybe some time in the future. Best wishes, Liz
September 2017

Ian User Profile
August 2017
Beautiful house and setting, lovely small historic village in the rural north of Portugal, within easy travel distance of a good number of tourist/visitor attractions. Very easy to get to from Lisbon.

Helene User Profile
July 2017
Probably one, if not the best, accommodation we have had! For people looking for a calm environment, off the beaten track, in a beautiful, charming, well decorated, super comfortable (with all modern amenities) house, Liz's house is perfect. The village of Dornes is pretty and the view from the house's multiple terrasses is amazing. The lake is beautiful and the water is great to go swimming and kayaking. Wonderful stay. We would most definitely go back. Thank you to Liz, Astrid and Franz for the warm welcome!
Propriedades User Profile
Response from Propriedades:
Helene, Thank you so much for your kind words. I'm so glad that you enjoyed your stay in Dornes. Kind regards, Liz
July 2017

Anette User Profile
April 2017
Fantastic place! Beautiful, quiet, and all the facilities you need. Hope to visit again some day

Oscar User Profile
April 2017
Wonderful place!!!! Beautiful, fully equipped and quiet, so nice that we decide to cancel one of our day trips just to enjoy the whole day at the house!!! Thanks for the opportunity!!

Liubov User Profile
February 2017
Great place to stay during vacations in Portugal. It is off the main touristic roads, but at the same time not far away from main attractions. You live in a small village feeling the history of this ancient pjace and enjoying calm and nature. Will definetely come back here!!! Charming house, wonderfull service resulting in great memories of our family vacation in Portugal.

Ana User Profile
February 2017
The host canceled this reservation 27 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
Propriedades User Profile
Response from Propriedades:
I cancelled this instant book reservation on Ana's behalf because she wanted to prolong her stay and check out at 4:00pm instead of the listed check out time of 10:00am. I had guests scheduled to check in at 4:00pm on the day of Ana's departure and was therefore, sadly, unable to meet her request. I am usually fairly flexible on check in and check out times if no-one is scheduled to arrive on the day of departure.
February 2017

Lodsworth, United KingdomJoined in November 2012
Propriedades User Profile

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.

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Business name: Propriedades Ribeirinhas Lda

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