Sintra Natural Park accommodation in Portugal

“Just 40km from Lisbon, this B&B guesthouse is in another world of the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park. If you love walking, book for a week as you'll be spoiled for choice.”


Sintra-Cascais Natural Park | Sintra UNESCO World Heritage Site | Cabo da Roca | Cascais | Walking and cycling trails | Good public transport | Bus stop 5 minutes walk | Free use of bikes

Description of Sintra Natural Park accommodation in Portugal

Ideally placed at the edge of the Sintra National Park, this environmentally-conscious Portugal guesthouse has everything you need to make the most of the ocean views, fresh air and the UNESCO cultural landscapes - just a 45 minute drive from Lisbon.

Beaches are close by (under an hour’s stroll) with the coastal resort town of Cascais and the resort historic town of Sintra, in the Sintra National Park - both just a 20min drive from the guesthouse. Portugal is blessed with some stunning hiking trails and guests will be able to take advantage of several routes starting right from the front door. You’ll also find numerous other cultural and physical activities to keep yourself satisfied in Sintra with vineyards, guided walks, veggie cooking courses, yoga sessions and relaxing massages available alongside historic sightseeing and adventure tours.

Mountain bikes can be borrowed, as well as detailed maps for walkers, and we can also provide information for surfing, cycling, bouldering, golf, tennis, festivals, events, etc. depending on which time of year you’re intending to come and stay.

This Portugal guesthouse is not suitable for kids under 14 years of age but perfect for couples on honeymoon or just wishing to get away from it all for a short or extended break. Well behaved dogs are always welcome.

More about this Portugal guesthouse in Sintra National Park:

Each en-suite room offers elegant contemporary décor with sea views and small outdoor terraces and are supplied with natural, organic cotton linens, bath robes and towels. You’ll also find English and German language satellite TV, free WiFi access and tea making facilities. For sustenance guests are invited to enjoy a wonderful organic breakfast of fresh, organic and locally sourced ingredients. We also have a weekly vegetarian meal and there’s a shared guest kitchen for cooking your own meals and enjoying them on the alfresco dining area. There’s also a swimming pool and a conservatory to make the most of the sunshine.

Rooms, food and facilities

We currently have 5 en-suite rooms: 4 doubles & 1 single (or cozy double). Delicious organic breakfast is included. Vegetarian/vegan dinner available once per week upon request. There is a shared aqua smarter treated pool, organic gardens, glassed-in sunroom/conservatory, several outdoor sitting/dining areas & a shared guest kitchen. However, we are not suitable for children under 14. Pet friendly: Well behaved dogs welcome.


Our top tip:
Travel without a car, as you can walk/cycle/ride the local bus everywhere. You aren’t a car free freak here. You are welcomed.
Room description:
1 single, 4 double en suite rooms. Min.age: 14.
Single room for solo travellers.
Shared guest kitchen available for self-catering, outdoor swimming pool, use of two bikes.
Organic breakfasts included. Rooms stocked daily with water, fruit, biscuits, organic teas. Plenty of excellent local restaurants and shops.

How to find us

45 minutes from Lisbon Airport. By car, best route is via A5 to last exit; then N9-1 to Malveira da Serra; then N247 to Pé da Serra; right onto N247-3 for 400 m. Public transport is train from Cais de Sodre Station to Cascais, then bus #403 to Pé da Serra.

Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Sintra Natural Park accommodation in Portugal


We strive to be as environmentally friendly as possible. We recycle most everything; we compost, have a low chemical swimming pool, organic garden, and use low voltage light bulbs, low energy appliances, environmentally safe cleaning products, organic cotton sheets and towels.

We heat the living/dining area and the kitchen with our own wood from pruned trees. We hope to have our solar hot water system completed in the near future. We also dream of an electric car. Towels are only changed every three days, and sheets are changed once per week. Laundry is line-dried in the sun. We have quality well water.

We have bikes for guests to borrow. A well-serviced bus stop is a 5 minute walk from our house. We offer free local shuttle service. Guests are encouraged to walk to the village shops, restaurants and beaches.


We love this community and support it by purchasing as much as we can from small local shops, local organic farmers and small food producers and by eating at local restaurants. Our village is very quaint with all the shops still owned by local families where often 3 generations work long hours to survive. We avoid big corporate-owned chain stores.

We believe in being as sustainable as possible. We believe in buying fruits and vegetables that grow here and are in-season. We belong to and support the local organic food and farm cooperative and participate in their events which are open to guests. The coop was founded 9 years to bring greater awareness for organic agriculture, sustainable living, permaculture, healing plants, composting and alternative therapeutic methods to the area. Our guests are welcome to shop there.

We support and donate to the local chapter of the Salvation Army which runs a home for senior citizens. We encourage our guests to shop locally and to eat out at the many fine local restaurants. We encourage guests to partake in the local cultural activities/workshops/music, art and village festivals.
We have local guides for guided walking, biking and adventure tours who support our ideals, who speak several languages, and who are knowledgeable about the historic lore of the area.

Vegetarian cooking classes, art classes and creative fulfilment retreat instructors are local people who have a deep sense/respect for this beautiful area.

The materials for the renovation of our guesthouse are as sustainable as available. We have been able to up-cycle most everything. We have been careful to recycle as much of the building debris as possible.


Our guesthouse is located in the heart of the Sintra Natural Park, is a beautiful unspoilt nature preserve. We love the natural beauty of our surroundings, including the spectacular nearby beaches and cliffs overlooking the west-facing Atlantic Ocean. We offer guided and self-guided walking tours. We encourage our guests to read several of our reference about this fascinating, historically rich area. We have maps, 2 mountain bikes, and miles of walking trails right at our front gate. We encourage our guests to explore this diverse paradise.

56 Reviews of Sintra Natural Park accommodation in Portugal

4.5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed on 06 Jun 2018 by

The warm welcome from our hosts, Aasta and James, and the thoughtfulness in everything they provided. This included the delicious breakfasts from Aasta in their cosy sunroom, the detailed advice on a variety of stunning walks and even being driven to and from the local restaurants by James. Read full review

Reviewed on 29 Mar 2018 by

The best memory was the view of the surrounding area from our room. The 360 degree view was just stunning that even the stormy weather failed to spoil. It was an excellent holiday as our hosts made sure that all of our needs were meet. James gave us great instructions for the walks that we went on. Read full review

Reviewed on 11 Feb 2018 by

The wonderful view from our room, 360 degrees all round. The excellent local knowledge for easy walking trails, starting from the front gate. The ease of transport with local buses, or the hosts friendly 'taxi' service. The unique breakfast, with a wide and daily changing range of food. The ever so friendly helpful advice of where to go and how to get there. Read full review

Reviewed on 18 Nov 2017 by

The hosts, Aasta and James, are simply superb. This is a lot more than just accommodation, they really go out of their way to make the stay special. The region is spectacular and James' knowledge was invaluable in helping me to make the most of my short time. Read full review

Reviewed on 08 Nov 2017 by

James and Aasta and wonderful hosts. Aasta is an amazing vegetarian and vegan cook. The breakfast is the best I have ever tasted in any hotel. Their recommendations for eating out were perfect. James has an encyclopaedic knowledge of the walks in the area and is willing to assist you at all times. Read full review

Reviewed on 13 Sep 2017 by

Its hard to choose from all the wonderful moments! The walks, the farmer's market, the tranquillity, the breakfast..... Just what was needed, such a peaceful location surrounded by a stunning landscape. Read full review

Reviewed on 12 Sep 2017 by

The contrasts between historic and interesting but crowded Sintra, peaceful but no less fascinating places like the Convent Capuchos and glorious seas and sunsets at beautiful Agrada beach - all within easy reach of accommodation. Read full review

Reviewed on 30 Jul 2017 by

The walks in the National Park were good, with fantastic views, and did start from the front door! The beaches were beautiful, with great surfing waves. Read full review

Reviewed on 18 Jul 2017 by

We felt very welcome and supported in this beautiful spot near to Lisbon but in a world of its own. Read full review

Reviewed on 18 Jun 2017 by

The historic sites in Sintra are truly amazing along with the friendliness of the locals. Simply stunning and varied surroundings and things to do. Read full review

Reviewed on 31 May 2017 by

The most memorable was the beautiful room and pool. Read full review

Reviewed on 23 Mar 2017 by

The peaceful and beautiful Sintra countryside and the warm and kind people was the most memorable. Read full review

Reviewed on 10 Jul 2016 by

A fantastic way to relax and unwind in beautiful surroundings among caring and considerate hosts. Read full review

Reviewed on 29 Jun 2016 by

Excellent. One of the best we have had. We came home refreshed and reinvigorated. Read full review

Reviewed on 04 Sep 2016 by

They are superb hosts who do not simply offer lovely rooms and food, they go beyond that to make sure their guests feel welcome in Portugal. Read full review

Reviewed on 02 Sep 2016 by

I really enjoyed staying here and I enjoyed the range of walks that are on offer in this area but the thing that really made this stay for me was the people that I met there. Read full review

Reviewed on 29 Jun 2016 by

It's a beautiful location, especially for walkers. We met some very interesting people (including the owners) during our stay and enjoyed exploring the local area, where we found people very friendly and helpful. Read full review

Reviewed on 08 Feb 2016 by

Enjoyable journey of discovery of another country. Read full review

Reviewed on 12 Jul 2015 by

We had a wonderful holiday at Colina Flora - the accommodation is beautiful, the swimming pool wonderfully refreshing, everything clean and beautifully decorated. Read full review

Reviewed on 22 May 2015 by

This was the most relaxing holiday we have ever had. The location was beautiful and there were many moderate walking expeditions to be made in the area. Travel to Cascais and Sintra was straightforward using the local bus service. Read full review

Reviewed on 22 Mar 2015 by

5 stars plus! A lovely B&B if you appreciate nature and love to walk. Accommodations and service are outstanding.Hosts very friendly and helpful. Read full review

Reviewed on 13 Mar 2015 by

Brilliant, couldn't have asked for more! Great accommodation, very welcoming and helpful hosts. Beautiful countryside with very interesting sites to visit. Read full review

Reviewed on 30 Oct 2015 by

There's plenty to see and do, lots of variety, helpful suggestions and service beyond expectation from our hosts. Read full review

Reviewed on 03 Sep 2015 by

Lovely place, lovely people and very relaxing. Read full review

Reviewed on 08 Jun 2015 by

The accommodation is a wonderful, peaceful, well-run, environmentally friendly, clean and happy place with endless opportunities to explore the area and get to know the local culture, food and people. Read full review

Reviewed on 31 May 2015 by

The accommodation is an amazingly beautiful place, highly recommended. Read full review

Reviewed on 24 Feb 2015 by

This is a lovely place to stay with lovely walks available in the surrounding countryside. It was a really relaxing stay but there is plenty to do and places to visit in the surrounding area. Read full review

Reviewed on 01 Sep 2014 by

First class!!....Owners of the property helped us plan wonderful cycling trips in the area through majestic woodland, gorgeous beaches, unspoilt villages and great restaurants. Also wonderful breakfasts. Read full review

Reviewed on 18 Oct 2014 by

We needed a break and did that in a peacefully located “green” guest house in the rural hills of the amazing Sintra Natural Park - in other words “Mission Completed” Read full review

Reviewed on 04 Oct 2014 by

We thoroughly enjoyed our break in a great place where Aasta and James were super supportive and helpful hosts. Read full review

Reviewed on 11 Sep 2014 by

10 out of 10. Perfect for relaxing....Without doubt our most memorable part has to be James and Aastas care of and help to their guests. Their expertise of all things local, historical places, restaurants, walks is second to none Read full review

Reviewed on 22 Oct 2014 by

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Reviewed on 27 Aug 2013 by

It was wonderful. We had such a relaxing time, good food, good wine...Nothing was too much trouble for James and Aasta, they made us feel so welcome. Read full review

Reviewed on 07 Apr 2013 by

The location is perfect for sightseeing in Sintra, cliff walking, forest trails, beach visits, day trip to Lisbon or Cascais, good and reasonable eating options...the perfect cocktail of good accommodation , helpful hosts, location, scenic walking, sightseeing and food. Read full review

Reviewed on 06 Nov 2013 by

We had a relaxing holiday, James & Aasta made us very welcome and gave us lots of tips, advice and information on the local area. Read full review

Reviewed on 22 Oct 2012 by

The most memorable and exciting part of my holiday was the amazing nature surrounding you everywhere. I spent amazing joyful moments in this lovely guesthouse. The owner and his wife are really helpful with the help and advice he provides every morning after the lovely and healthy breakfast. I felt home... It was unforgettable holiday. Read full review

Reviewed on 22 Aug 2012 by

The most memorable parts were the beautiful scenery, lots of interesting places to visit, lovely warm weather, warm, helpful, friendly people, the best eco-friendly guest house, James and Aasta are the most wonderful innkeepers. Read full review

Reviewed on 19 Aug 2012 by

This is the perfect guest house to spend a brilliant holiday eating lovely food, exploring a magical area and meeting fantastic people. The surroundings are beautiful and James and Aasta are the best hosts imaginable, offering help and advice, cooking wonderful breakfasts and looking after your every need. Read full review

Reviewed on 07 Aug 2012 by

The most memorable part was the beautiful views, the amazing walks, the wonderful breakfasts, the dramatic fantastic beach, eating fresh fish at the restaurant on the beach, walking to the village... Read full review

Reviewed on 11 Mar 2012 by

The birthday cakes and song I got on the last morning of my stay. A lovely way to start a birthday! ...Very friendly owners made this a wonderful place to stay. The views from our room were spectacular and almost worth the price alone! Read full review

Reviewed on 21 Feb 2012 by

We loved every minute, James and Aasta have created something very special in the heart of a very beautiful part of the world and we feel very privileged to have been able to share it. Cannot recommend this trip enough! Read full review

Reviewed on 05 Feb 2012 by

This was a really relaxing holiday in a beautiful area of Portugal. Colina Flora is in a great location and the standard of the accommodation is very high. The hosts, James and Aasta were very welcoming and quickly made me feel at home. Read full review

Reviewed on 19 Dec 2012 by

Wonderful ! James and Aasta looked after us brilliantly. Read full review

Reviewed on 01 Nov 2012 by

Excellent! Wonderful country, area and people. Our first holiday together since getting married 3 years ago and it didn't disappoint even though the weather wasn't as warm as we'd hoped. Read full review

Reviewed on 21 Sep 2012 by

Our most memorable part of the holiday was dinner in the garden served by Aasta and James, watching the sun set on the horizon...Would love to return. Read full review

Reviewed on 18 Sep 2012 by

The fabulous breakfasts and suppers Aasta served up...Everything we had hoped for! We wanted a slow-paced, relaxing week with a little bit of sight-seeing and that is what we got. Read full review

Reviewed on 23 Aug 2012 by

There cannot be one memorable part of the holiday as there were quite a few. Our hosts were extremely helpful and always willing to give advice on what to do; where to go; and what to see (and eat!) Asta's breakfasts were always a real treat. Read full review

Reviewed on 26 Jul 2012 by

The wonderful location with views of the ocean and walks from the house to the forest. Very close to such an amazing array of natural and cultural pursuits also close to a beautiful local village and excellent restaurants. Read full review

Reviewed on 12 Jul 2012 by

There were many memorable parts including: the wonderful friendliness of the Portuguese people, great food, wine, beaches. Meeting cool fellow travellers. Read full review

Reviewed on 13 Jun 2012 by

A wonderfully refreshing break. Our accommodation was spacious with amazing views and a swimming pool near the house. The hosts couldn't have been more helpful to first timer visitors to Portugal...We loved the holiday - Sun, beach, swimming pool, walks, towns, tourism and relaxation all in one short week! Read full review

Reviewed on 16 Apr 2012 by

The most memorable parts were being able to catch public transport to most places with a toddler; the fantastic location of the guesthouse; and the great innkeepers & their fantastic hospitality. Read full review

Reviewed on 13 Jan 2012 by

There were lots of memorable parts of the holiday. I loved just sitting on a cliff or a beach gazing at the wild Atlantic breakers, I loved the lush sub-tropical vegetation & flowers, and I found the excursions to Sintra fascinating. Read full review

Reviewed on 16 Oct 2011 by

Excellent. All food was sourced locally. Local restaurants recommended. Very strong focus on environmental care. Read full review

Reviewed on 09 Oct 2011 by

Really wonderful guesthouse with generous, attentive owners, set in a stunning part of Portugal. Most memorable were the beautiful location, wonderful mountain air and sea views (and yummy breakfasts). Read full review

Reviewed on 17 Aug 2011 by

Fantastic! I really couldn't have found a better place to stay, in a nicer place to visit! Read full review

Reviewed on 16 Aug 2011 by

Most memorable? It is hard to choose between: the perfect uncrowded beach, some special restaurants, the magic old convent in the forest, and our lovely home with Aaster and James. Read full review

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