Large apartment with a lift in the heart of the historic Templar City of Tomar! The property has three big bedrooms, two kingsize and one twin room with plenty of storage. The largest bedroom is ensuite and has a balcony which overlooks the main street in the town with a small mini market on the ground floor of the apartment block. Ideal for buying bread and pastries which are cooked fresh every morning. There is a spacious lounge/dining room with a "real" fire perfect for the cooler months. There is seating for six people with satellite SMART TV showing a wide variety of programmes. The floors are laid with beautiful wooden parquet flooring which adds character to the apartment and compliments the high quality, solid oak furniture adding a touch of luxury to the property.
The kitchen is fully equipped with a washing machine, tumble drier and dishwasher. It also has a coffee machine, toaster, microwave oven and electric hob/oven as well as all the utensils necessary to make the apartment feel like a "home from home".
There are two full bathrooms, one with a jacuzzi bath and shower the other is a shower only.
The balcony has tables and chairs for six, perfect for enjoying a cold glass of Vino Verde on those beautiful, warm evenings. It is also overlooking the main street which hosts the many festivals that take place throughout the year. The Festa dos Tabuleiros takes place every four years with the next one due in July 2019. The main parade takes place in the street directly below the property making the balcony one of the best places in Tomar to watch it.
The apartment is overlooked by the Castle and historic Convent de Cristo which is beautifully illuminated at night and creates the most magical outlook ideal for a romantic getaway or an exciting family holiday. The castle was built by Gualdim Pias the fourth Grand Master of the Order of the Knights Templars and founder of the city of Tomar.
There are various restaurants and bars all within easy walking distance from the property as well as a public swimming pool and tennis courts which are approximately 5 minutes by car. The historical centre lies on the river Nabao, perfect for an evening stroll on a warm summers evening. If you're feeling adventurous, hire a canoe or pedalo and explore the river first hand.
There is a lift to the apartment but this is accessed via a small flight of six steps, which may not be suitable for all wheelchair users. Other than that, the apartment is all on one level.
The district of Santarém is a relatively undiscovered gem of Central Portugal. The region has something to suit everyone from beautiful Castles and Churches to amazing walks with stunning vistas. It is also a food lover's heaven with fantastic Portuguese food served everywhere you go which is exceptional value for money. A list of recommended restaurants and cafés is situated in the apartment but really this is a non exhaustive list as we have never had a disappointing experience in any of the places we have visited.
Even though this property is in the heart of the historical centre, it also offers a peaceful, relaxing place to put your feet up after a busy day exploring.
There is paid parking on the street outside the apartment which is around 6 Euros per day between the hours 9 am to 7 pm Monday to Friday. Parking on the street is free Saturday afternoon and all day Sunday. There are several free car parks around a 2 minute walk from the property. The apartment is situated in the historic centre which means parking is limited. We are lucky to have street parking and free car parks neaby.
Our aim is to ensure you leave Tomar having had the most amazing experience exploring the beautiful region feeling relaxed and refreshed. We hope Tomar finds a special place in your heart as it has ours. Happy holiday!