Large, luxurious apartment, recently refurbished in the best location in Tomar!
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About Jo Davies
I currently live in rural Mid Wales and spent a good few years trying to decide where I would like to eventually buy my "place in the sun". I came across Tomar purely by accident after discussing my forthcoming trip to Portugal with a colleague, I was overheard by a young man filling the vending machine. He told me that his in-laws had just sold their house in the UK and moved relocated to a beautiful city called Tomar in the centre of Portugal. He described the castle and the extremely friendly people. I have to say, it most definitely whet my appetite to see more. When I arrived in Portugal for my first ever visit, I arrived at Nazare and soon discovered it wasn't for me, so I headed off and found that Tomar was only a short drive away. I stayed one night in the beautiful town of Obidos, set my satnav and headed off the following morning to find Tomar. I will never forget the feeling I had when I drove into the historic centre! Immediately, I knew this was the place I eventually wanted to call home and the rest as they say is history! So I found Tomar purely by coincidence and on the recommendation of a young man filling a vending machine! It was just meant to be!
Jo Davies purchased this Apartment in 2017
Why Jo Davies chose Tomar
I found Tomar completely by accident but from the minute I arrived, I fell in love with it. Not only is it a beautiful place to visit, the people are so very friendly and welcoming. For me this was the deciding factor! No matter where you go, the locals cannot do enough for you. I honestly believe Tomar truly is a hidden gem. I hope after your stay you feel the same and leave with a little piece of Tomar forever in your hearts!
What makes this Apartment unique
I have spent many months renovating and making this apartment a home from home. My aim is to ensure you have a stress free, relaxing holiday and that the property is fully equipped so you have everything you require to achieve this. I have invested in high quality fixtures and fittings to make your stay as comfortable as possible. The location of this apartment is considered to be one of the best in the city. It has all the amenities on your doorstep but is also easily accessible to all the other nearby attractions. The size of the property is also exceptional for an apartment. There is a lift in the building which is a rarity in many apartment blocks. This is great for people with minor mobility capabilities or those with children. The views from the apartment are also second to none! At night the castle is lit up and offers the most amazing backdrop. It is almost impossible to take your eyes off it! From 29th June to 9th July 2019 Tomar will be hosting the Festa dos Tabuleiros one of the best festivals in Portugal. It only occurs every 4 years and attracts thousands of people from around the world. My apartment is the only holiday rental situated along the main parade, so it has a prime location for watching the festivities! The town will be adorned with thousands of flowers all through the streets with parades of woman carrying huge trays of flowers and bread weighing over 20 kg. It is an amazing sight to behold!!!
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Tomar -Great Town
My family and I had a great time in the city of Tomar thanks to the great place And location. The rooms were large, very clean and the location was right in the middle of the city. The check-in process was the best we had on the our trip
Thank you so much for your kind comments. We're thrilled you had such a good time in Tomar and the apartment met your expectations. We very much hope you have a safe onward journey and would love to welcome you back to Vista Castelo anytime. Best wishes.
Tomar was amazing. A magical place and the apartment was fantastic. Staying in such a beautiful, comfortable, well equipped apartment made the whole holiday perfect. It had everything needed and more. The beds were especially good. Luxurious. I would love to go back and stay again soon.
Tomar is the home of the Knights Templars and is steeped in medieval history. The Convent de Cristo and castle is without doubt one of the highlights of the city and is a "must do" place to visit . There are also the many churches in the locality all of which are surrounded by multiple legends relating to the Knights Templars.
Around the end of June beginning of July every four years, there is the Festra dos Tabuleiros, considered to be one of the best festivals in Portugal. The next one is due in July 2019 and attracts thousands of visitors from all over the world. The apartment is situated overlooking the main street, which is where most of the festivities take place. This means the balcony at the property is one of the prime viewing points to watch the festival.
The town of Golega is considered the equestrian capital of Portugal and is only 29 km from the apartment. Every November, the town burst into life and hosts a 10 day, world renowned festival to celebrate the Lusitano, the native Portuguese horse breed.
Castelo de Bode lake is approximately 8 km from Tomar and provides a range of water sport activities.
The beautiful medieval town of Obidos is about 40 minutes by car and hosts many festivals throughout the year. It is also famous for its cherry liqueur and chocolate!
Tomar is only an hour from Lisbon airport and about two hours from Porto. The road network is fantastic with easy access to all major towns and cities. In fact, there are times when you may be the only car on the motorway! Most of the major roads are toll roads but this is not expensive. When hiring a car, always ask for an automatic Via Verde device for the windscreen. This means you can just pass through the tolls and the cost will automatically be debited from your credit card.
There are many, many restaurants in Tomar all of which serve fantastic food from simple "tosta mista" (ham and cheese toastie) to long, relaxed, drawn out meals with a variety of courses. The price of eating out in Tomar is exceptionally cheap in comparison to other major cities. You can buy a coffee and pastel de nata (custard tart) for less than a Euro!!!!!
Beaches are about 40-45 minutes drive away. However, there are many river beaches close by, some of which are almost deserted even on the hottest days.
There are a number of ATM's located throughout the town with one situated only 30 metres away from the apartment.
The nearest mini market is located on the ground floor of the apartment block which stocks just about everything you need. Each morning they freshly bake bread and pastries ready for the day ahead.
As part of the Convento de Cristo, there is the 16th century Aqueduct dos Pegões Altos, a 5 km long aqueduct designed to carry water to the convent. It is an impressive feat of engineering which reaches heights of 30 metres in places.
To get a whistle stop visit of all the main attractions in the Tomar, head to the main square and hire a tuk-tuk. It will be an experience you will never forget!!!
The Hotel Templarios is a Spa Hotel and offers a variety of treatments including an indoor heated pool and is only a 5 mins. walk away.
Kayaks/Canoes/Pedalo's are available to hire on the River Nabao approximately 5 mins. walk from the apartment.
For a guide to all the activities available in the area please visit "godiscoverportugal.com" or contact them on +351 918354714.
Tomar is a jewel in the crown of Central Portugal with activities to suit everyone! We hope you love the apartment and the town as much as we do!