Your Holidays in Central Portugal
Quinta da Cerejeira
CAMPSITE, STUDIOS & APARTMENTS
Ferreira do Zêzere – Portugal
"Quinta da Cerejeira: the place to see, to stay and to return"
Quinta da Cerejeira is open again at March 15, 2021, following the guidelines of the Directorate-General of Health, in adhering to the certification of Turismo de Portugal – with the Clean&Safe stamp.
Staying at Quinta da Cerejeira?
It does include: an oasis of quietness, surrounded by nature and the friendly Portuguese way of living. And we are delivering hospitality already for more than 15 years.
Our campsite facilities and accommodations are very suitable both for staying overnight during your round trip though Portugal as well as for a longer stay to enjoy your holidays and just to relax.
The campsite has pitches in the old fruit garden of our Quinta as well as on other plain terraces, adding up to about 30 large and small pitches. All pitches are easily accessible, even with larger caravans and motor homes. The trees will give you enough shadow.
Obvious we offer you all the services you need: electricity with 6 ampere, free hot showers, free hot water for dish and cloth washing, waste water drain for toilets. We also offer facilities for people with disabilities.
The nice views, the small scale and the charming atmosphere will certainly make your holiday camp in Portugal a big pleasure. In the evenings, do not forget to enjoy the overwhelming starry sky together with a good glass of wine …
Small tent, two persons and car
€ 15.00 p/n
Caravan or large tent with car (or motor home), two persons and electricity
€ 20.75 p/n
ANWB CKE Card
All-in discount rate in low season
€ 18.00 p/n
Our Studio or Apartment
In a separate building at the Quinta we have three fully equipped holiday accommodations for 2-4 persons.
The luxoury studio has an open space of almost 40 m² with a kingsize bed (twin or double), a seating area, a bath room with a separate toilet and a fully equiped kitchen
The apartment with the same size has a living room with a fully equipped kitchen, a seperate bath room with toilet and shower and a 2-persons bed room. It has an additional 2-persons sleeping sofa in the living room.
The studio and apartment are spacious and offer everything you need. The kitchen has a refrigerator, induction (studio) or gas (apartment) hob, microwave and coffee machine. The studio also has a dish washer and AC. All accommodations have a TV and their own terrace with garden table and chairs.
Bed- and bath linen are included. A cot or additional bed can be added on request.
Studio for 2
Luxury open space studio for 2 persons
€ 65.00 p/n
Apartment for 2-4
Fully equiped apartment for 2 to 4 persons
€ 55.00 p/n
The Templar Region
The development of Tomar is closely linked to the Order of the Templars, which received these lands in 1159 as a reward for the assistance they gave Dom Afonso Henriques (the First King of Portugal) in the Christian reconquest of the territory.
It was Dom Gualdim Pais, the first Grand Master of the Order in Portugal, who founded the castle and the remarkable Convent of Christ inside. Enlarged and altered over the centuries, this retains the influences of various architectural styles; it is the centrepiece of the city and classified as a World Heritage site by UNESCO.
Tomar, known as the city of the Templars, reveals other traces of their influence, particularly the Sete Montes Park, where traditionally rites of initiation are said to have taken place, and the Church of Santa Maria do Olival, founded by the Templars in the 12th century and containing the tombs of various Masters of the Order.
The Order of the Templars was suppressed in France in the early 14th century, but in Portugal it was transformed into the Order of Christ on the initiative of King Dom Dinis. This was subsequently approved by the Pope, and it was decided that the immense wealth they possessed should pass to the Order of Christ, which came to play an important part in the historic Portuguese Discoveries.
The Jews, after being expelled from Spain, founded a colony here in the narrow streets of the historical centre, in which one of the oldest synagogues in Portugal is conserved, complemented by the Abraão Zacuto Luso-Hebrew Museum.
The spectacular Festas dos Tabuleiros (a procession of white-clad “virgins” carrying headdresses made of bread loaves) are held every four years in July. Their origin is associated with the cult of the Holy Spirit.
With its origins deep in history, it was during the Arabian occupation that this settlement developed and was named.
According to legend, during the Christian Reconquest, the Templar knight Gonçalo Hermingues, also known as Bringer-of-Moors, fell in love with Fátima, a Moor captured in the course of an ambush. Reciprocating the love, the young woman converted to Christianity and adopted the name Oureana.
In the sixteenth century, the settlement became a parish in the collegiate church of Ourém within the Diocese of Leiria.
Its subsequent development dates from the events known as the Apparitions of Fátima, in the early part of the twentieth century. It has become one of the key centers for the Cult of the Virgin Mary in Portugal and has been recognised world-wide by the Catholic Church.
The first apparition took place in 1917, in Cova da Iria, at the site of the current Sanctuary. The most important celebrations are held on 13th May (including the Candlelit Procession on the night of the 12th and the Farewell Procession closing the event on the 13th) and 13th October. Furthermore, the 13th of every month between these two dates is also a day of devotion.
For those interested in the historical context of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fátima, visits can be made to the houses of the shepherd witnesses in the village of Aljustrel.
In the gardens of Casa de Lúcia, there is a monument commemorating the second apparition of the Angel of Peace and the end of the Via Sacra which begins in the Sanctuary. Along this route, there are 14 chapels donated by Hungarian Catholic refugees in the West. Of particular note is Valinhos, 400 metres from the village where monuments commemorate the fourth apparition in 1917 as well as the place chosen by the angel. Here, in 1916, the shepherds saw the Angel of Peace for the first and third times.
The Zêzere Lake
Located in the River Zêzere, in a zone of great beauty, Castelo de Bode Dam has one of the largest reservoirs in Portugal. It extends across a total distance of 60 kms, spanning the municipalities of Tomar, Abrantes, Sardoal and Ferreira do Zêzere.
Surrounded by leafy vegetation, especially pine trees, the reservoir offers ideal conditions for practising nautical sports or leisure activities in contact with nature. Anyone who wants a more detailed experience of this huge lake may go on a boat trip to visit spectacular landscapes within the reservoir – such as the Island of Lombo, a small patch of land that contains an inn that is ideal for spending a few days in complete tranquillity.
- Swimming allowed
- Wakeboard installations
- Rowing boats
- Sailing boats
- Motor boats
Please contact us
We are at your disposal for any further information! Please contact us by telephone or e-mail us or use the contact form below.
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Quinta da Cerejeira
Teunie & Gert Verheij
Rua D. Maria Fernanda da Mota Cardoso nº 902
2240-333 Ferreira do Zêzere
- (+351) 249 361 756
- (+351) 918 248 925
- (+351) 916 183 847
GPS: N 39° 42′ 2.4” W 8° 16′ 41.1”
In 2021 is the campsite open from 15 March until 1 October.
Outside this period you can make your reservation for a studio for 2 people.
Our reception desk is open from 9am till 9pm every day of the week. New guests can enter outside the opening hours but only after previous request.