Welcome to Villa Helene
This property is available for both short and long term rental starting from £150 / Euro 180 per week for up to 8 people
Villa Helene is a well equipped ‘home from home’ with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps up to 8 guests very comfortably. As well as providing guests with a fantastic base for a sun-soaked holiday – our large log burner, which drives the central heating, makes the property a great choice for a winter break too! Popular as a family getaway, we also attract many house hunters in the off peak months.
Villa Helene, which has recently been renovated to a high standard, lies in the heart of Central Portugal, on the edge of a small quiet village called Vale de Vide; surrounded by forests and is the perfect place to get away from it all and completely unwind.
The property has a modern interior with a kitchen with a separate dining area, spacious lounge, one double bedroom and bathroom all on the ground floor. The kitchen and lounge both have doors giving direct access to the balcony which runs the full length of the building. This a great space to dine and relax, equipped with a large log burning stove, flat screen TV, DVD, and Wi-Fi with unlimited internet access.
Downstairs there is a double bedroom with a door leading directly to the courtyard. There is also twin bedroom. These two bedrooms share a Jack & Jill bathroom.
There is a private access to the villa, which has three doors opening onto the walled courtyard.
The courtyard is entirely enclosed and creates a safe and private place. Here the children ( and adults ) can play without supervision. It is also an ideal place to sunbathe and eat al fresco. The courtyard has an above ground plunge pool. Access to the barn comes from the courtyard, where amongst other things the wood for the wood stoves is stored. Under the barn there is a room where all the leisure facilities are stored, e.g sun loungers, umberellas, tables, chairs etc.
The gardens contain a number of mature fruit trees, we have figs, olives, cherry, peach and persimmon. You are welcome to pick any ripe fruit to eat or cook!
As our guests you will enjoy exclusive use of all of the property, the courtyard and the gardens.
A car is essential to explore and enjoy everything this area has to offer and there is sufficient parking space at the villa for three cars.
Vale de Vide is 7 km away from Mortagua where you will find all of the amenities you could need. Train station, banks, swimming pool, supermarkets, restaurants, shops, bars and parks. While, hopefully, you will not need them, it is reassuring to know that there is both a medical and dental centre in Mortagua.
A ten minute walk [uphill] or a 2 minute car ride takes you to Barracao where there are three restaurants, a bar and a general store. These are truly local establishments i.e. you will need a little Portuguese or your phrase book handy to order anything!
Villa Helene is an ideal base for a wide range of activities and sightseeing opportunities. You will be spoilt for choice with the selection of destinations to enjoy on your trips out, including the University City of Coimbra (for shoppers and lovers of architecture), the broad white sandy beaches of the Silver Coast to the west and to the East, the highest mountains in Portugal at Serra da Estrela. Details of these and many other destinations can be found on the Places to Go page.
Activities in the area include swimming, tennis, cycling, canoeing, hiking/walking etc. Again details of these and many other activities can be found on the Things to Do page.
Villa Helene can be accessed via Porto [1.5 hours by car] or Lisbon [ just over 2 hours by car] Airports.
Rental costs for Villa Helene start at £150 per week
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