Set in the hilly countryside just east of Caldas da Rainha, Cortém winery offers a self catering guest suite for holiday accomodation where you can enjoy the best of Portugal.
The suite is ideal for the small family and has two big rooms, bathroom and separate kitchen. The kitchen is completely fitted out with sink, cooker, washing machine, refrigerator, microwave and all cutlery, glasses and crockery.
The top room is set out as a living room with wood stove, sofa, chairs, desk etc and one large double bed with a view through double doors, leading out to a balcony and terrace with fantastic views of Cortém valley and the surrounding countryside. The terrace is in full view of the sunset and is ideal for eating outside or enjoying an evening drink.
The ground floor room has an eating area with table and chairs and three separate beds, ideal for children or friends. On the ground floor is also the bathroom with large shower, and the kitchen. The apartment leads directly to the pool area which has a garden and different places to relax with hammocks and swing chair. The guest suite has a separate entrance by way of the pool area with access from the road and parking. The pool will only be used by you the guests and is a private pool and garden. To get a better impression see the pictures.
Seen from its position in Portugal Cortém is very central and many historical sites and cities can be visited in a day. Motorway access is 3 km away and Lisbon is only one hour away. The picturesque spa and ceramics town of Caldas da Rainha can be reached in 10 minutes and in addition to its daily fruit, vegetable and fish markets, has all amenities and international supermarkets, including Leclerc, Lidl and Aldi where one can buy french and german produce as well. An hourly economical express bus service from Caldas to Lisbon centre and many other towns provides an alternative way to visit the capital city and other places of interest. Obidos one of the most visited castles in Portugal is 15 minutes away.
Not widely talked about but certainly very important is that Cortém is definitely warmer, less humid and has more sun than the coast, which often has fog even in the summer months. Cortém is 18 km from the coast and all the beautiful beaches of the Silver Coast from Peniche, Baleal to Nazaré and Sao Martinho do Porto can be reached in half an hour. Our nearest beach, Foz D'Arelho, is at the mouth of the Obidos Lagoon and has a beach on the inside of the sand bar which is much safer for children. Baleal, an international surfing venue, offers calm shelving beaches as well as the high surf.
Cortém countryside offers great opportunities for walks and excursions, and with the pool area provides a holiday atmosphere which can become addictive with good wine on tap!
We of course would be delighted to give you a wine tasting and show you our winery. We can also offer not just our own wines but those of neighbouring wineries which we also know and like. So if you are wine lovers this is the place to get to know interesting wines in Portugal which are not seen on supermarket shelves!
Included in the price of the apartment are gas, electricity, wood for the wood stove, and Wifi network. There is also a welcome bottle of one of our prize winning wines and the opportunity to buy our and local wines at reduced cost during your stay.
Cost of the apartment:
High season: 650 Euros/week
Middle season: 500 Euros/week
Low season: 400 Euros/week
Cleaning and service charges are included in the prices above.
Accomodation “Vinhos Cortém” is registered with the Portuguese Board of Tourism. Nr. 11178/AL.
© Vinhos Cortem - Chris Price & Helga Wagner