Villa Pedra are 10 old stone houses turned into beautiful holiday homes with a hotel-like service, a restaurant, individual gardens and the peace and tranquility of rural central Portugal.
How would you describe Flattered Tomar in a nutshell?
In Tomar, Centro in Portugal, Flattered Tomar are three 2-room and three studio apartment rentals. The 1940s building, which was originally built by my grandfather is designed in a sophisticated but relaxed manner. Vintage pieces in front of aubergine walls, Portuguese traditional tiling, and terraces leading into the garden. Breakfast and transfers are included.
Please tell us a bit about the building and the interior design of Flattered Tomar.
The building is from the late 1940’s and sits on the grounds of an old farm. It was built by my great grandfather who was a bit of a character/maverick. Very unusual for the time he managed to buy the place in a public auction. Unfortunately I never had the chance to meet him since he died in his early forties.
The building used to stand at the city fringe but nowadays it’s right in the city centre of Tomar within its historical neighbourhood. During the renovation we aimed to maintain all the original materials whenever possible while updating the necessary infrastructure. It was definitely a challenge to keep some of the tiles and the wooden flooring. They were in such a miserable state. But it paid off. We are so happy with the final result. It’s also, in a certain way, a tribute to our heritage.
How would you describe the atmosphere of the holiday apartments?
That’s a tough question. It’s definitely relaxed but at the same time a bit sophisticated. At least in the sense of being elegant and somewhat refined. We aim to reach and please a certain kind of guest. The one that appreciates what we did concerning the renovation of the apartments but also the contemporary feeling, the vintage pieces, the art and everything else that’s involved.
What is so special about staying at Flattered Tomar?
The special feeling of staying in an old building with a modern take one step away from all the relevant places in Tomar. With the bonus of experiencing life in a small countryside town including having a true farmer’s market every Friday morning at our doorstep.
How long do you recommend to stay in Tomar and the surrounding area?
A lot of our guests choose to stay in Tomar as a base to explore a wider area that reaches from Coimbra to Fatima, Batalha, Alcobaça, Nazare and even Lisbon and some more remote places inland. Some actually consider it as the ideal place to visit the Lisbon northern territories. Of course if you come for the city itself and the close surroundings, 3 days is absolutely perfect.