Sertá is a secret retreat from the hustle & bustle of busy lives!
Casa Lerryn is surrounded by olive groves and pine hills,yet only a 2 minute drive to the town of Sertá.
Mark and I are passionate about our undiscovered gem. We send you a guided tourist map & have compiled our own guide ,listing scenic,fun places to discover,nearby & easy to reach inc. map coordinates.
Casa Lerryn is an Alojamento Local. We comply with Portugal's Tourism guidelines.
Casa Lerryn has Certificate of Excellence
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, Free WiFi, DVD, microwave ,oven, a dishwasher, washing machine and two showers & a bath.You can watch Satellite TV, all UK channels, plus German ,French, Italian, Spanish, Turkish, Portuguese and others.
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,exclusive use.
The house is spacious, cool in the summer and warm in the winter.
The house has wheelchair access to the ground floor, with a bathroom and a sofa bed, and access to the pool area.
The lounge and kitchen are open plan,with double french doors leading to the outdoor terrace.
We have a bathroom on the ground floor with a walk in shower,bath,toilet and sink.
On the first floor you have a king size double bedroom with lots of wardrobe space.The twin single bedroom also has wardrobe space,and an additional annex with a spare bed and extra storage.You have a bathroom on the first floor with a sink ,shower and toilet.
We clean Casa Lerryn to a high standard before every guest arrives. Fresh,clean linen and towels are provided,the beds are made up for your arrival.
Access to all amenities is easy and quick.
Parking is free and onsite.
Your pool is safe and private,with steps leading to the shallow end. The deepest is 135cm
Mark cleans your pool daily,he keeps it wonderfully crystal clear and clean throughout the year. The pool is available for use from January to December. Its situated in a sunny,open position which means the water is warm all summer long.
For your lunches and dinners there is BBQ with sink/running water, and large dining table in a rustic style.
Simply step outside to your BBQ shaded terrace for alfresco cooking.Eating with friends and family has never been easier,as everything is on hand,even the supermarket is a 2 minute drive away.
The pool and surrounding patio has sun loungers,beach towels and parasols.
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.Serta has bars, restaurants and cafés, with delicious Pastel de Natas!, some are just 10 minutes walking distance from the house.
You have use of our garage for your car.
Your meadow is flat,ideal to kick a ball around or play boules/badminton.
2 minute drive to the main link road,IC8. The roads are quiet and lead to major towns such as Coimbra and Tomar
We live nearby and meet & greet guests.
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. 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.
Our local chemist is walking distance with English speaking staff.
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.
There are three restaurants that have recommendations on Trip Advisor,they cater to international clients and have varied menus. Ponte Velha has elavated views over the town. The Marcal family have created many dishes which have become famous across Portugal,including the fish soup and Maranho. Both their restaurants have smart interiors and good service
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 O Palheiro, a patio bar right beside the river. Throughout spring & summer this is a perfect spot to enjoy the river location. Relaxing,chilled,the "in place "in town, OPs offers great value for all. Wine & beer is cheap, the local cheeses are a great snack,served with local chorizo & ham. Prawns in garlic,or fried prawns are filling. Ask for sardines,they are usually available and delicious.Highly recommended the regional restaurant,located beside the river.
Sabores do Pinhal is nearby.Jorge is the head waiter and owner,he speaks wonderful English and is always very helpful.
The restaurant is tastefully decorated with large tables and a good atmosphere.
A speciality dish is Naco Na Pedra,(steak on the stone)you will have to ask for it as its not on the menu,but well worth it,. A tender,delicious steak.
Tiger prawn and fish stew has to be ordered in advance,its no problem for me to phone Jorge on your behalf if you wish.
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 endeavor 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.
You will benefit from our central location.
Its so easy to drive along dramatic winding mountain roads where you may not see anybody for hours.The scenery is is breath taking and natural.
The clear water river beaches are clean,quiet and safe,offering an opportunity to feel close to nature.
If you fancy lively,characterful towns,the IC8 motorway links you to beautiful,historical towns such as Coimbra,Aveiro and Tomar, all around an hours drive.
Our guests have driven to Figueira da Foz and Nazare where they have surfed.
Other guests have taken mapped trails along the picturesque Rio Zezere.
We find many guests are happy to stay at Casa Lerryn throughout their stay,as its so relaxing!
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 BBQs. Praias are natural, clean and easy to reach.
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.
Car rental is available in Sertá .
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 Convento Do Cristo,built by the Templar Knights.
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.
Aldeias do Xisto( Schist villages) have picturesque stone houses,the villages showcase the way of life lived for over 100 years,step back in time to an era of self sufficiency and simple country living.Schist” is a type of crystalline metamorphic stone. It is easily split, creating a flat surface. For centuries, this “horizontal” stone became the ideal building material to create weatherproof, secure houses. Today, many original homes made of schist still stand and remain occupied by the residents of the village.Indeed, schist homes are quite appealing to see, yet it is the rich rural village life that is a delight to discover. Whether it’s the type of bread baking in the community oven or the style of linen woven on a wooden loom, each village has its own distinct character and allure. Religious festivals and traditional celebrations take place throughout the year…and everyone is welcome.
Alvaro schist village is a serene 34 minute drive. The mountain road offers breath taking viewpoints,with wildflowers,heavy floral scents and pure air. The village has a museum and artisan shop.
Venice of Portugal!" the pretty city of Aveiro has charming canal boats that offer pleasant trips along its ancient waterways. Aveiro is vibrant, colourful with plenty of fish restaurants offering their fresh catch of the day. Hire a bike ,the city is flat with pedestrian areas.Just over an hour to reach on motorways.
Fátima is home to the Sanctuary of Fátima,a major catholic pilgrimage site.1 and a 1/2 hour drive from Casa Lerryn.
Batalha Monastery is near Fátima,its an important Gothic site, the Manueline architecture doesn't fail to impress.
Praia Das Rocas- Children love waterparks!,near Sertá we have a fun filled resort that offers waves,boating ,zip wiring and safe swimming.Its been a favourite for families staying at Casa Lerryn,and only under a 30 minute drive through scenic olive groves and Portuguese villages.
Trisio is a short 26 min drive from Casa Lerryn. You will not regret discovering this secret hideaway.
The beauty and seclusion offers a relaxing beach day trip.Sunbeds are available.Great bar meals.
Trisio is a short 26 min drive from Casa Lerryn.Serta/Vila De Rei- N2 to EM534-1
Dornes,this unspoiled,cobbled village has a centuries old church built during Arab rule and later by the Templar Knights. The church towers over the breathtaking river,which curves around the town.
Delight in the peace and natural beauty by strolling around the village, two restaurants serve food,coffee and wine. A 30 minute drive on the N238 towards Cernanche do Bonjardim, through typical Portuguese villages.Half an hour from Casa Lerryn
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 .
Sertà, Castelo Branco, Portugal