Casa Lamarosa

  • Location: Countryside
    Convent of Christ, Tomar (Unesco World Heritage): 12km (20 mins by car)
    Castle of Almourol: 15km (20 mins by car)
    Castle of Torres Novas: 10km (15 mins by car)
  • Entroncamento Train Station: 8km (10 mins by car)
    Lisbon Airport (LIS): 116km (1h 15 mins by car)
    Car recommended
    Free parking
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An introduction to Casa Lamarosa

How would you describe Casa Lamarosa in a nutshell?

Casa Lamarosa is an old family house that has been completely renovated in a contemporary and minimalistic architectural style. It has a special attention to design, details and the open relationship between the interior and exterior spaces.

It’s a retreat from everyday urban life that invites a “slow living” and contemplative lifestyle. Casa Lamarosa is also an excellent base for discovering the mid-Tejo and central region of Portugal.

What is the story behind Casa Lamarosa, what was your inspiration to create it?

It’s an old family property where my grandfather and mother were born and raised. When it was passed down to me, it had been abandoned and in ruins for a long time.

When I was a child and spent time with my grandparents, I liked to go to the “quintal” (backyard), as it was called. At that time, the house only served to support the vegetable garden and as a shelter for a small rabbit and chicken farm. I’ve always liked its long, narrow, walled-in backyard setup.

How would you describe the atmosphere and the interior design of Casa Lamarosa?

Raw and minimalist. Essential and with a strong connection to the outside.

To you personally, what is so special about Casa Lamarosa?

When I visited in 2019 (when the house was still in ruins) my eldest son, who was then 2 years old, was playing in the backyard and I had a vision of happiness. I saw that it could be a great refuge from daily urban life, with the long-walled yard a clear space for children to run and play. Meanwhile, my second son was born and Casa Lamarosa became a place where we loved to spend time.

What’s your policy on children?

Children are welcome but they must be supervised carefully around the pool. We also welcome pets but ask that guests don’t allow them to climb onto the sofas or beds and ensure they clean up any traces of poop in the yard.

Courtyard with plunge pool
Lounge
Courtyard
Dining area
Lounge
Kitchen and dining area
Kitchen and dining area
Bedroom 1
Bedroom 2
Bedroom 3
Bedroom furniture
Bathroom
Toilet
Lounge work space
Interior
Interior
Interior
Courtyard
Plunge pool
Garden
Garden views
View from street

Casa Lamarosa rooms & rates

From the original construction, only a few walls and stone corners were preserved. While the volume remained unchanged, the internal organisation was totally transformed.

The kitchen works as the central “pivot” of the house, with direct connections to the bedroom area, the garden-facing living room and the patio, which can be accessed through a glazed double door. Under the pergola, there is a smooth transition between the interior and exterior spaces.

The house has one bathroom with shower and another separate toilet.

  • Casa Lamarosa for 6 people / 176 m²
    280 / night
    • 2 Twin bedrooms
    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Bathroom
    • 1 Living room
    • 1 Kitchen
    • 1 Other rooms
    • 1 Baby cot (on req.)
Included in the rates
Rates include linen and bedsheets and final cleaning.
Children & Extra beds
Children of all ages are welcome but they must be supervised carefully around the pool. A baby cot is available on request.
Minimum stay
4 - 5 nights (check calendar for dates)
Check in time
after 15:00
Check out time
before 12:00

Facilities & services

  • Terrace
  • Children welcome
  • WiFi
  • TV
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Courtyard
  • Whirlpool/Plunge pool
  • Pets welcome
  • Hair dryer

The entire property is for the exclusive use of guests. With each reservation, guests have exclusive access to all areas of the property, including the house, patios, garden, pool and outdoor parking area.

The pool is a small, decorative water element more than a pool, but it’s a great place to refresh in the summer. It is three metres in diameter and 85 centimetres deep. The pool is not heated.

Things to do in Central Portugal & Olaia

  • Art / Culture
  • Hiking
  • Cycling
  • Boat trips

Casa Lamarosa is a great base for discovering Central Portugal. Less than 30 minutes away by car are Torres Novas, Constância and the railway museum at Entroncamento, as well as the contemporary sculpture park at Vila Nova da Barquinha.

Also nearby is Almourol Castle, Ferreira do Zêzere and Ourém, not to mention the UNESCO World Heritage-listed convent of Tomar. Water sports are available at Castelo do Bode and you can go canoeing on the Tejo River while the caves of Santo António and Mira de Aire are waiting to be explored.

The location of Casa Lamarosa

Casa Lamarosa is located in the village of Lamarosa (Torres Novas). Despite its rural setting, the house has several useful amenities less than 200 metres away, including a mini-market, a cafe, a pharmacy, an ATM, a health centre and a post office. There are no restaurants within walking distance of the property.

Central Portugal remains off the beaten track and away from Portugal’s more crowded tourist areas. That being said, it’s only one hour away from Lisbon and the beaches of Nazaré.

The house has a great location to discover the region of Central Portugal. Some places of interest are less than 30 minutes away by car:

  • Torres Novas
  • Constância
  • Entroncamento (railway museum)
  • Vila Nova da Barquinha (contemporary sculpture park)
  • Almourol Castle
  • Tomar (world heritage)
  • Castelo do Bode (water sports)
  • Ferreira do Zêzere
  • Fátima (shrine)
  • Ourém
  • Santo António and Mira de Aire caves