Holiday House ::: Portugal - Facilities and Accessibility

Alojamento Local Number 25719/AL - registered with Turismo de Portugal
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Facilities and Accessibility

Facilities

Front view of Annexe with Tower and Main House:

Front view of Annexe with Tower and Main House

Please note: your use of the annexe/tower requires an additional disclaimer.

Rear view of House and Annexe with Tower:

Rear view of House and Annexe with Tower

Please note: your use of the annexe/tower requires an additional disclaimer.

Bedroom One:

Bedroom One

More details and photos of Bedroom One.

Bedroom Two:

Bedroom Two

More details and photos of Bedroom Two.

Bedroom Three:

Bedroom Three

More details and photos of Bedroom Three.

Bedroom Four:

Bedroom Four

More details and photos of Bedroom Four.

Bedroom Five:

Bedroom Five

Dining Room:

Dining Room

More details and photos of the Dining Room.

Plenty of parking space:

Plenty of parking space

The Annexe and Tower:

The Annexe and Tower

Please note: your use of the annexe/tower requires an additional disclaimer.

Fully Tiled Upstairs Shower Room:

Fully Tiled Upstairs Shower Room

Fully Tiled Downstairs Shower Room:

Fully Tiled Downstairs Shower Room

Fully Tiled Kitchen:

Fully Tiled Kitchen

Fully Tiled Downstairs Bathroom:

Fully Tiled Downstairs Bathroom

A bit of the large Walled Garden:

A bit of the large Walled Garden

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Accessibility

The house currently has no specific features to facilitate access by the physically less able-bodied, but access by wheelchair could be made very easy via a ramp to the side door (please let me know of your requirements in advance). Floors are smooth, and access to everywhere on the ground floor (with the one double bedroom) is easy. The garden is largely flat and laid to cobblestones, which enable easy (if slightly bumpy) wheelchair access to most areas, and the rest of the garden is flat short grass which can also be crossed easily by wheelchairs when dry. Rua Lavoiera to the side of the property has a slight slope (which you can see in the photo on the home page), and Rua do Seixo to the front of the property is flat.

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Alojamento Local (official rental licence number)

In Portugal, primarily to enable the tax authorities to keep an eye on the income of landlords and to ensure standards are kept high, a property with beds to let on a short-term basis should have this number, though it is a little-known fact that about 90% of establishments offering beds in Portugal do not. My property has Alojamento Local Number 25719/AL and meets (or exceeds) all of the relevant criteria below.

Properties with an Alojamento Local number must:

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Ground Plan

As you can see, the property is large (over 1800 square metres)! Plenty of garden to relax in and masses of car parking space for larger groups.

Click on the image for a Google Earth placemark and open it with Google Earth. Also see Why Rent This House? and Why Central Portugal?

Ground PlanGround Plan

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The Swimming Pool

Please note: your use of the pool requires an additional disclaimer.

The swimming pool is large (approx 8m x 5m) and is ready to use. It has been fully renovated as an eco-friendly hybrid bio-pool, together with a powerful direct-flow solar heating/cooling system. Early indications are that in summer it maintains between 25 and 28 degrees Celsius, day and night (there is night-time lighting). You don't need to worry about swimming with frogs, etc. because the bio-filter pond (basically a technically-advanced reed-bed system with various layers of specially-chosen aggregates) is separated from the main pool by the wall (seen in the foreground). However, some insects can fly and do make it over the wall, and also, while the filter bed is still very young and there are some nutrients in the water, you should expect some algae on the pool walls and floor (in 2017 I expect that to improve). There is a pump-driven circulation with an ultraviolet lamp to sterilize the water, ensuring that any unpleasant organisms do not survive the filtration process.

The swimming pool

You'll be delighted by not being covered with chlorine and unpleasant/unhealthy related compounds such as chloramines, and your skin and hair will emerge feeling soft and fresh.

See below for just a few links to bio-pool information, and some about the risks of chlorine pools.

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Dogs Allowed

Dogs are welcome - however... please carefully read the Terms and Conditions that form part of your contract and keep dogs off the furniture at all costs. Dogs may walk on the floor downstairs but please do not let them upstairs at all. If you can control your animals, that's fine, but if not, please consider others and leave them at home, or keep them outside in the dog kennel.

Please note that if it becomes necessary to deep-clean the property as a result of your dog's contamination, or if a dog damages the property or furniture in any way, the return of your security deposit may be seriously affected.

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WiFi

There is WiFi in the house: the main router is near the telephone. The password is to be found on the back of the router. Also, the cafés in the centre of Santa Comba Dão, Arcada and O Pão Quente both have free WiFi and friendly staff... just by the taxi rank and the Galp petrol station. In fact, cafés and restaurants in Portugal have free WiFi more often than not.

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