The castle is located in Serra d’el Rei, 70 km north of Lisbon between the cities Obidos and Peniche. The castle was built in 1350 by the King D.Pedro I. It was exclusively used for hunting and the raising of peacocks and falcons. His son D. Fernando hunted there accompanied by up to ninety mounted Falcon hunters.
Later went to the D.Joao I, who stayed here with his wife D. Felipa de Lencastre. Also the window in the tower which offers a good view comes from that time (XVI. Century.)
Great house and host! Ricardo was very helpful with sorting out activities (surfing etc) and practical stuff, and is a great guy as well. The house itself was perfect for us, with the refreshing swimming pool, lovely garden, amazing bbq location and time consuming pool table! The location was great; close to surfing at several spots, golf and tennis. The little town of Serra del Rey is not so exciting, so we were happy to have a car. Nearby Obidos and Peniche are great to visit.
The castle was fabulous! Wonderful site and the location was perfect. Across the road from the castle is a restaurant, Banho Maria with spectacular food and service- a must go to place. Anna met us on our arrival, she is a gem. Thanks for a perFect visit
Beautiful place, very unique. Calm and peaceful surroundings, with plenty of things to see around. Ricardo was very charming, doing everything to help us with our stay and even finding us very nice accommodation for after our visit with him.