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Double bedroom accessed from the upstairs hallway. Large fitted wardrobe for ample storage. Towels are provided. Window with triple glazing and shutters. Twin double accessed from the upstairs hallway. Large fitted wardrobe for ample storage. Towels are provided. Window with triple glazing and shutters. Spare single bed available. IKEA cot available.
Pool / Spa
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 14 days before check-in.
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children allowed - The pool has steps for easy access and shallow endThe pool has steps for easy access and shallow end
No smoking - Please smoke outside only.Please smoke outside only.
Max guests: 6 (sleeps up to 6 adults) - The maximum no. is 6 people only. The maximum no. is 6 people only.
- Do not flush sanitary products, wet wipes in the toilets they will block the system. A bin is provided. MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY The maximum no. is 6 people
- Arrival time can be earlier if we have more time,please check in advance.Bag drop is fine.
All towels and bedding washed in hot water that’s at least 60ºC
High-touch surfaces cleaned with disinfectant (e.g. countertops, light switches, handles and taps)
Cleaned with disinfectant
Minimum one-day vacancy between guests’ stays
Follows industry health association: European Holiday Home Association (EHHA – Europe)
Follows regional health guidelines: Clean & Safe (Portugal)
Our guests have made the most of our location to travel around the beautiful Beiras region. For keen photographers, gardeners,lovers of history,its all here for you!
Tomar, around an hours drive from Casa Lerryn.
UNESCO world heritage site Convento de Cristo
Tomar has plenty of shops,restaurants and bars. Its a bustling town with character,charm and an unique festivals throughout the year.
The Convento De Cristo was the headquarters for the Templar knights,it has 8 cloisters,dating back to the12th century plus an amazing,large Manueline window that includes intricate swirls,ropes,vegetation, coral and more!Tomar will win you over with its unique character,relaxed ambiance, great value food and history.
Dornes- Half an hour drive from Casa Lerryn
A magical village on on the river Zezere. The clear waters reflect the church dating back to Arab rule. Enjoy a coffee ,stroll around and soak up the tranquil atmosphere. We hope this village stays relatively undiscovered, its charm is its simplicity.
A boat trip can be arranged from Dornes,discovering the river Zezere, The scenery is dramatic,peaceful and calming.
The skipper is very knowledgeable,he is local and knows the history about the surrounding villages and people. This has been a favorite excursion for our guests.
Coimbra, ,one hour drive from Casa Lerryn.
An ancient city with Europe's oldest University library. For garden lovers, beautiful formal gardens which date back hundreds of years. Coimbras trendy student quarter winds its way up ,passing quirky restaurants,fab boutiques,up to the stunning ,impressive university with great views looking across the river Mondego.The city has many regal Cathedrals,historic architecture and great food. The university has the oldest libary in europe. If you fancy something more contemporary,The Forum is shoppers heaven,with designer outlets and an international restaurants,cinema and bowling.
Aveiro is a lively city with unique canals, used originally for transporting salt. Now you can take a canal trip and discover the history & charm of Aveiros waterways ,colourful architecture culture. From Aveiro its a 40 minute drive to Aqueda, our guests have delighted in their celebration of umbrellas, colourfully displayed above quaint Portuguese alleyways. The town celebrates arts & crafts, on every corner you will find quirky,clever paintings, street art and handicrafts. 30 mins from Aveiro,along the coastline you can find Costa Nova. The seaside resort has pastel coloured beach homes, uniquely decorated in striped beach hut styles. a completely different vibe to Aveiro ,Costa Nova has a relaxed feel with its small fishing boats bobbing on the estuary. Bird lovers can take boat trips along the wildlife estuary ,its a haven for many species.
Jardim Do Paco Episcopal, Castelo Branco. For garden lovers, this incredibly beautiful place includes statues, mazed gardens, tiled pictures and the water features. Such an asset for Castelo Branco and at €2 it is a must see!
Roman Ruíns de Conímbriga Coimbra, Around an hour from Casa Lerryn. Conimbriga has one of the best Roman floor mosaic remains in Europe. The museum has clearly labelled artifacts, with lots of interesting historical information. The ruins showcase Roman architecture,engineering such as baths and heating systems and residential dwellings. A great family day out.
”Monumento Natural das Pegadas da Serra de Aire
“A Jurassic dinosaur track site containing the oldest and longest sauropod tracks known . ”
Centro Geodésico de Portugal-20 minute drive from Casa Lerryn
“The highest point in Central Portugal. With amazing views and a history museum.” The viewpoint has a stone carving detailing every village and town visible.
Serra da Estrela Natural Park is an exceptional place.
2 and a half hours drive from Casa Lerryn.
It expands over 101 thousand hectares.Here, you will find the highest spot in continental Portugal, the only ski course in the country, the spring of two important rivers and an unexpected “alpine type” landscape abounding in glaciation traces. Discover the unique Serra da Estrela cheese, made exclusively with milk from Bordaleira breed sheep, and puts all the generosity of Serra da Estrela on the table. Ancient techniques and rituals used in the making of this cheese are still unaltered, providing it with a rich touch that will make you remember its taste.
Schist Villages surround Serta. They are small hamlets housing restored stone homes,many originating from centuries before.The journey to find them is always exhilarating,winding through old hillside roads.Taste bread baked in original communal ovens and meet the locals who are always welcoming. Recommended villages are Casal de Sao Simao, Figueira and Alvaro.
Marvao, Near Portalegre. This medieval walled town has a dramatic castle showcasing medieval architecture. A wonderful place to photograph and take in the awe inspiring views.
Fatima,a famous pilgrimage town. Batalha Cathedral is nearby.
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About Lerryn Bry
In the Uk we ran music stores,selling CDs and musical instruments. In the 80s & 90s the music business was vibrant,fast moving and fun. Later in life we worked in social care.With our savings we decided to embark on a new,exciting adventure in Portugal.Mark & I moved to the beautiful central region of Portugal in 2015. We began renovating an old farm ,completing Casa Lerryn in 2016.The Portuguese life is slow,friendly and embraces fresh food,excellent wine and wonderful,welcoming locals. We love the wild birds living in our valley, they have thrived since we created a perfect environment in and around our meadow. Having so many historical places of interest, river beaches , pine covered rolling hills and affordable living offers us and our guests so much. Medieval towns and cities including Tomar, Coimbra, Porto, Aveiro, Viseu, and Castelo Branco each have their own individual characteristics. There is always something unexpected to discover. Our smaller towns cater to summer visitors using themes linked to their history and specialities. We found the Festa dos Tabuleiros in Tomar an amazing event full of colour and artistic skills. Their medieval festival showcases horsemanship, music and plain good fun ! Coimbra university gardens include ancient trees and tropical plants, originally used for medicinal science but now lovingly maintained in stunning formal gardens. Coimbras university city caters to all ages, offering trendy eateries and eclectic shops. The Jardim Do Paco Episcopal gardens in Castelo Branco with their mazes ,tiles and ancient statues guarantee great photo shots. We always enjoy our visits to Aveiro and our guests have too! The town celebrates its art deco architecture and proud history of fishing. The canal boat rides are fun, and even better, finding atmospheric fish restaurants by the waters edge. Our guests have made the worthwhile trip to the Atlantic coast on many occasions, they love surfing, quiet beaches and nature at its best.
Lerryn Bry purchased this house in 2010
Why Lerryn Bry chose Serta
Sertá is an undiscovered region,offering a retreat from the hustle and bustle of busy lives. We fell in love with Sertá because the pace of life is slow,but enriched with a passion for good food,wine,and friendly people. The town is picturesque, the large river dominates the centre of town and pine covered rolling hills surround Serta. We have some of the best restaurants in the area and Serta has a famous dish, Maranho & Bucho,which is celebrated throughout the country. Some guests want to do nothing more than to lay by the pool, light the BBQ and enjoy the local hospitality, its so easy to wind down here! But ..adventuring out and about is easy. Casa Lerryn has proved to be an ideal base to discover the region, as we are centrally located. Its easy to reach Tomar, Coimbra and other places of interest. Clear nights are amazing,thousands of stars are clearly visible due to lack of light pollution. Guests use phone apps to trace planets and stars,and watch the space station pass over. Rejuvenate and unwind. Casa Lerryn feels miles away from anywhere,nestling in a valley,surrounded by woodland and olive groves,yet is only a 2 minute drive to the town of Sertá. Our town dates back to roman times,with old ancient cobbled streets,as well as modern shops ,banks,library and health centre. Sertá has two rivers running through it,offering scenic walks and relaxed bars where you can sit for hours admiring the views and people watch.! Sertá has most facilities available,as its a regional tourist hub. The excellent road network links you to tranquil lakes,rivers and mountain trails. Sertá is close to pretty Xisto villages ,renovated ancient houses that showcase traditional living & Portuguese heritage, they are very interesting to visit, as are the bigger historic cities. Local culture is passionate and sincere. The restaurants are good value,food is fresh and wine abundant. Dont forget,you have free wifi at Casa Lerryn,so you are always connected (if you want to be!)
What makes this house unique
We love the traditional "Xisto Village houses" made of local stone. Whilst renovating Casa Lerryn we were determined to retain the rustic stone to stay in keeping with the village homes we admire. Sertá is unspoiled, a secret escape! Its also very affordable Our local supermarket is only a few minutes drive away. You can try local fish and meat,and discover local specialties. If you dont feel like cooking,you have a choice of some wonderful restaurants,only minutes away.Sabores Do Pinhal and Ponte Velha are favorites,they offer comprehensive menus showcasing the best of local produce,beautifully cooked. O Regional and Ponte Romana offer amazing value,serving hearty,tasty food,you will never leave hungry! We fell in love with the simple way of life that still exists here,locals work on their land,grow a lot of their own food and respect the beautiful land they live on.Its so peaceful here,and feels safe. The Zezere river has an amazing depth of colour, seeing it by boat is an excursion that's simple to arrange, leaving from Dornes. The natural river beaches are clean,quiet and safe,offering an opportunity to feel close to nature. The Atlantic coast boasts Figueira da Foz and Nazare where guests have surfed. The striking coastline is natural & easy to reach. Our guests have appreciated our central location. If you want to discover historic,characterful towns,the IC8 motorway links you to beautiful places such as Coimbra,Aveiro and Tomar, all around an hours drive.They are university cities with cosmopolitan vibes. We offer guided walks through traditional villages and dramatic riverside walks.Our guide has years of walking experience and shares his passion & knowledge. Casa Lerryn can also offer one day tours using our maps,taking in World Heritage sites,or why not follow the N2 road, a highway full of surprises. Horse riding and Tree top adventure can be arranged. Bike hire is available on request,advanced cyclist love the quiet ,scenic roads.
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