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Charming Villa facing the Ocean!

Azóia, Sintra
Where the land meets the sea… Charming Provencal style Villa located in a private and quiet area of “Azoia”, a little village at “Cabo da Roca”, the western point of Europe. Only 15 minutes drive to Cascais, Sintra and the highway to Lisbon, this enchanting rebuilt single-floor property features an entrance hall leading into the living room, with its welcoming fireplace, the dining room and the fitted kitchen, with a cozy shaded terrace as well as a surprising indoor garden. Outside, a patio, a beautiful refreshing garden, not to mention the upper terrace, where the view is inspiring!

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Features & Amenities:
3+1 Bedrooms and 3 Bathrooms
440 m2 / 4736 ft2 Land area
300 m2 / 3229 ft2 Built area
Property Type:
Single Family Home
Ocean / Beach * Sea View * Country Living * Privacy
1 km / 0,6 mi from Ocean
12 km / 7,5 mi from beaches, Cascais and Lisbon, Portuguese capital
20 km / 12,4 mi from nearest airport of Tires
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€ 395 000.00 / $ 494 342.50 (2013-03-03)
Please ask us for more information. Thank you!


“Where the land ends and the sea begins…”

Cabo da Roca, Sintra
The most western point of Europe’s most westerly country.

A ponta mais ocidental do País mais ocidental da Europa.

Cabo da Roca (Cape Roca) is a cape which forms the westernmost extent of mainland Portugal and continental Europe. The cape is in the Portuguese municipality of Sintra within the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park, 42 kilometres from Lisbon,18 kilometres from Sintra and 15 kilometres from Cascais.
The 16th century Portuguese poet Luís de Camões described Cabo da Roca as the place “where the land ends and the sea begins”, in “Os Lusíadas, Canto III“:

“Here, almost top of head
Throughout Europe the Kingdom Lusitano,
Where the land ends and the sea begins
And where Phoebus in the Ocean lies. ”

O Cabo da Roca é o ponto mais ocidental de Portugal continental, assim como da Europa continental. Situa-se na freguesia de Colares, concelho de Sintra e distrito de Lisboa.
Luís Vaz de Camões descreveu-o como o local “Onde a terra se acaba e o mar começa”, in Os Lusíadas, Canto III:
“Eis aqui, quase cume da cabeça
De Europa toda, o Reino Lusitano,
Onde a terra se acaba e o mar começa
E onde Febo repousa no Oceano.”

Cabo da Roca seen from Guincho, Cascais

Cabo da Roca visto a partir do Guincho, Cascais
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