Sertá is an undiscovered region, a retreat from the hustle and bustle of busy lives,somewhere to unwind.
Casa Lerryn feels miles away from anywhere,nestling in a valley,surrounded by woodland and olive groves,yet is only a 5 minute drive to the town of Sertá.
Sertá has ancient cobbled streets,and two rivers ,offering scenic walks and relaxed bars.
Historic cities and beaches are easily reached.
Dont forget,you have free wifi at Casa Lerryn,so you are always connected (if you want to be!)
Casa Lerryn is a new location with lots to discover and the reassurance of having all the familiar home comforts
Your holiday home is a "home from home" with Satelite TV, WiFi, DVD, microwave ,oven, a dishwasher, washing machine and bath.
Once your booking is confirmed we can send you a free tourist guide of Serta and the region.
Your location is private and peaceful but within minutes of the town centre by car,or easy walking distance.
You have the whole house to yourself.
The house is spacious, cool in the summer and warm in the winter.
Access to all amenities is easy and quick.
Parking is on site and free.
The pool is safe and private.
Outside we have a large shaded patio area.
Casa Lerryn is set in a peaceful valley, close to nature with countryside views of pines, olive groves and vines.
The pool and surrounding patio has sun loungers and parasols
For your lunches and dinners there is barbeque with sink/running water, and large dining table in a rustic style.
Our secluded valley is a haven of tranquility, appreciated from the pool, terraces and outdoor summer kitchen.
Casa Lerryn is surrounded by wild birds, including eagles, jays, woodpeckers, tits siskins, wagtails and finches.
Butterflies and dragonflies adorn the meadow throughout the seasons.
Relax by the pool, enjoy local restaurants and soak up the friendly, local culture ,unique to this unpretentious region.
There is a large supermarket just a 2 minute drive or walking distance from Casa Lerryn, a delicatessen in town, bars, restaurants and cafés, some are just 10 minutes walking distance from the house.
You have exclusive, private use of the whole house and pool.
The house has wheelchair access to the ground floor, with a bathroom and a sofa bed, and access to the pool area.
The self contained house includes a fully fitted kitchen for self catering,accommodating up to 6 people.
Outside we have a large shaded patio area and sundeck with far reaching countryside views.
The pool and surrounding patio, with sun loungers and parasols
Barbeque with sink/running water.
Garage for a car.
The meadow and public walkways.
3 minute drive to the main link road,IC8
Quick 5 minute drive into Serta town
We live nearby and would be happy to welcome guests and offer any information and guidance.
If required, we can reserve a restaurant, or book excursions.
Sertá is a bustling market town. It has plenty of shops,supermarkets , restaurants, cafes and bars.
There are three restaurants that have recommendations on Trip Advisor,they cater to international clients and have varied menus.
Maranho & Bucho are local dishes that are made with chicken, pork, lamb, local herbs, mint and citrus fruits.
Casa Lerryn offer free tasting of these unique and delicious dishes at a popular and renown local restaurant.
We also recommend the regional restaurant,located beside the river.
The local river bar/cafe has free wifi and local tapas.
Sertá has a public swimming pool,an outdoor gym, cinema and a large playground and park.
Our house is a 3 minutes drive to the main motorway ,IC 8, linking you to all major towns and cities.
We can arrange a wine tasting tour just 1/2 an hour from Casa Lerryn, the adega is set in a tranquil valley and the owners informative tour is inspiring.
Boat trips can also be arranged from the nearby picturesque village of Dornes, where the boat meanders along the river Zezere.
Sertá has a cycling club and biking activities, fishing and hiking tours, all of which we can endeavour to signpost/book on your behalf.
From springtime onwards, Sertá and the surrounding villages host many festas and themed events which are well organised and great fun.
They include the annual artisan beer festival,Provart, showcasing local beers and food, and the Maranho Food Festival, celebrating our individual local speciality dishes. Both these major festivals include live music(rock, pop and traditional) and other local arts and crafts.
Nearby Trizio and Largo Azul, host an annual Wakeboarding events in conjunction with MTV, its lively with fast food stalls and live music.
Close to Casa Lerryn are Praias, family friendly river beaches set amongst trees and hills ,offering safe swimming, peace, beauty and crystal clean waters. on site facilities such as toilets, cafes, changing facilities and barbeques. Praias are natural, clean and easy to reach.
Serta is a gateway to adventure and discovery, offering characterful towns, clear rivers, dramatic mountains and fresh, eucalyptus scented air.
The location offers relaxation, adventure and new experiences, in a rustic idyll .
In Sertá centre we have a tourist information centre.
Buses have a daily service from Sertá that link to many major cities such as Porto,Lisbon,Coimbra and Tomar.They use modern coaches with free wifi.
Main Link Roads to Sertá:
A1 Porto to Serta/Lisbon to Serta-Toll
A13 (toll)from Entroncamento to Avelar, then take IC8 to Serta, exit on Zona Industrial ,exit 30 Oeste
A23(toll) from Entroncamento to Abrantes look for exit to N2 Sardoal/Vila de Rei follow mountain road (N2)to Vila de Rei-Serta
Car rental is available in Sertá =Europcar Serta A: Pr.da Republica,28-r/c Esq., Serta,
Tourist routes-Great Route Of Zezere
Grand Tour through the centre of Portugal
N2 739 from Faro in the South to Chaves in the north, passing through the Beiras region, including Sertá
They use modern coaches with free wifi.
Serta is around 45 minutes to an hour from the historic cities of Coimbra and Tomar. The buses travel daily.
Coimbra is a vibrant university city with an eclectic mix of old and contemporary. Coimbra has a large shopping forum with international food chains and designer outlet's. It also has historic churches, one of the oldest libraries in the world and endless hidden squares. World heritage city,Tomar ,has cobbled streets leading to individual boutiques, cafes and bars. The town is atmospheric and full of character, it is famous for its magnificent medieval castle built by the Templar Knights.
We also love Leiria, closer to Sertá, Leiria has a large plaza leading to a maze of local bars, restaurants and boutiques.
White sandy seaside beaches are easily reached from Sertá.
For unpretentious resorts, Praia Pequeno and Praia Vieira have natural charm, easy, free access and friendly locals. The resorts serve amazing seafood, restaurants place tables on the beach where you can eat, drink and relax the day next away next to the Atlantic ocean.
Figueira Da Foz is a larger resort that offers comprehensive seaside activities, a gorgeous seafront promenade with endless white sandy beaches.
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Serta has some of the best restaurants in the region, they all proudly serve locally sourced ingredients in their regional and international dishes.
You can people watch whilst sitting at the river bar ,discover local wines and stroll around our historic town.
Serta has chemists with English speaking staff, a library with internet access, an indoor swimming pool and outdoor adults and child swimming pools.
Entertainment is big on the agenda here, Serta has a cinema, theatre and live music from local and international bands.
Supermarkets include Intermarche, Pingo Doce and Mini Preco
Serta is a tourist town and has a tourist centre open daily throughout the week.
We have guided mapped tours for walking and driving,and would be happy to arrange activities.
We can signpost prospective property buyers as we have good knowledge of buying and setting up a home.
Casa Lerryn has Satellite TV, all UK channels, plus German ,French, Italian, Spanish, Turkish, Portuguese and others.
The whole house,pool area,meadow and driveway.
Interaction with guests
We will be on site for your arrival,ready to meet and greet.
Other things to note
Guests who have booked 10 nights or more are provided with extra bedding and towels.
Lerryn and Mark will have a brief check up in the cottage.
We also offer a cleaning service if desired.
Please bring specialist foods if required.
If you prefer food brand labels and cant live without them!, bring your own, as Portugal have a limited selection of brands, or they could be expensive.
All supermarkets stock their own brands.
We work alongside a massage therapist,Terapia Arrifana,who offers Swedish Massage or Warm Bamboo Massage,please enquire for further info.
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MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY- The maximum number of guests is limited to six(6) persons.
No smoking indoors. Please use the ashtray provided in the outdoor area.
Please use plastic cups and plates provided,around the pool area.
Please use the outdoor shower before using the pool.
Do not dive into the pool.
Supervise young children at all times.
Please do not flush sanitary products or wet wipes in the toilets, they will block the system. A bin is provided.
My husband Mark & I have started a new life in Central Portugal.
Previously we ran CD stores in the UK for over 20 years,and then worked in social care.
We love the culture and pace of life in Sertá,plus the sun,beautiful scenery and friendly locals.
Theres nothing better than relaxing in a local bar with a glass of wine ,good cheese and chorizo!
There are many restaurants in Sertá, all independently run using good local produce. Eating and drinking here is not expensive.
We love meeting people ,recommending places to visit and hearing life stories, but also understand that some people are happier doing their own thing.
Life is short, we have embarked on an adventure,everyday is different.
Try Central Portugal,discover the unexpected!