Quinta do Covanco
Category: Bed and Breakfasts
Rental Type: Short Term
Rental Character: Countryside
Rates From: € 70.00
For a double room (2person) for a night.
Region / Area: Lisbon
Town / City: Alenquer
Nearest Important City: Lisbon
Nearest Airport: Lisbon
The 'Quinta do Covanco' is an estate with several centuries of history, situated in the historic municipality of Alenquer and characterised by a rural architectural style, deriving from the farming activities first developed here in the past, most notably the growing of vines....
Vila de Alenquer, well known as Vila Presépio, belongs to the Western Region, a region of extensive vineyards and hills crowned with mills between a maritime coast with extensive beaches and the beauty of the Tagus River.
Quinta do Covanco's excellent location – at the entrance to Vila de Alenquer and 30km from Lisbon – allows you to have a thoroughly deserved few days' break as well as getting to know other historic sites that are worth visiting such as Lisbon, Sintra, the Mafra and Queluz Convents, Óbidos, Nazaré, Tomar, Fátima…
Quinta do Covanco dates back to the XIX century and is marked by a rural architectural style derived from the agricultural activities my grandfather performed in the past, namely vines. This imposing infrastructure was adapted to provide every comfort and a family atmosphere to those who visit us...
The farm is able to offer you the pleasure of comfortable accommodation, the tranquil surrounding countryside and a relaxed family atmosphere where you will have the chance to experience tasty home-cooked meals.
The farm features 6 double rooms (each with en-suite bathroom, telephone, heating and satellite TV), a lounge with open fireplace, a piano and bar and a games room.
After a lovely night's sleep, there's nothing like a lovely breakfast where mother Teresa's homemade cakes and jams are the highlight – cannot be missed.
A stroll through the Quinta could be the next part of the day, or a visit to the historic town Alenquer and Montejunto Mountain, or enjoy some of the best Portuguese wines on the Wine trail or the West's beautiful beaches like Peniche, Santa Cruz, Nazaré and the Berlengas islands – a maritime nature reserve of rare beauty - are particularly noteworthy.
To bring such a lovely day to an end, you can enjoy a lovely home cooked meal, have a drink in front of the fire place or even adventure out to sample the good gourmet cuisine of the municipality's restaurants.
"Quinta do Covanco” besides a good night's sleep, allows you to realise the following " healthy mind in healthy body ", these are some of our suggestions (must be book in advance):
Massage (relaxing, shiatsu)
Tagus Boat trip
Paintball, other games ...
Also available these tourist routes:
Vineyard and wine route- taste some of the best Portugal wines.
Mills route – visit the windmills and the landscape of the county.
Churches route - there are many churches in and around Alenquer, from different times between XIII to XVIII centuries.
Fairs, festivals and pilgrimages suggestions:
Santa Quiteria and Ascension Fair(May)
Horse and Wine Fair(September)
Soup Festival (April)
Quail 1st half (September)
Agriculture Fair (Santarém-June)
Colet Incarnate Festival (Vila Franca de Xira-July)
Month shad (Vila Franca de Xira, March / April)
Alenquer is a privileged space between the Tagus Valley region and West Coast of Portugal, where there are several old farms and solar, with green fields covered with vineyards. Here we produce the best wines of the country; their homes on steep amphitheatre make Alenquer known as Vila Presépio, and their natural points of reference Montejunto Mountain and Tagus River.
So many places are worth visiting in Alenquer, like:
Town Hall (medieval style)
Ruins of medieval castle
Serra de Montejunto (protected landscape)
Royal Ice Factory (century XVIII)
Church´s S. Francisco and Meca
Hipólito Cabaco Museum (archaeology)
João Mário Gallery
Gastronomy is characterized by pork and hunting dishes and excellent wines.
Other places nearby:
• Sintra / Queluz
• Cascais / Estoril
• Alcobaça / Batalha
• Nazaré / Peniche
7 double room (matrimonial beds)
3 Twin room (2 beds)
6 Extra beds
Quinta do Covanco is located at the entrance to Alenquer, only 3 minutes from the A1 motorway and 20 minutes from Lisbon.
- Coming from Lisbon or Porto along the A1, you must take the Alenquer/Carregado exit.
- After the toll, carry straight on toward Alenquer, across the IC2.
- At the first roundabout, near Alenquer, take the first exit to the right, then left and right once again.
- Quinta do Covanco is the first property on the left (there are two centenary plane trees at the entrance).
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Rates From: € 70,00
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