Pedrógão Grande? – Moving to Portugal – Expats Portugal Community Forum
Share:
Notifications
Clear all

Please feel free to view our Forum, but you must either LOGIN or REGISTER to join in the conversation.

  • spartan Fx
  • Serenity Banner

Pedrógão Grande?


Posts: 193
VIP Member
Topic starter
(@christopherdouglas)
Estimable Member
Joined: 13 years ago

Hello All,
Long time no post :?
After previously looking for a farm around Portugal we have toyed with the idea of Languedoc-Roussillon, France for a couple of years. It's not necessarily a no but we're now veering back towards Portugal again. It's the people. They are more willing to chat to anyone in Portugal. And they need to be when we turn up!

Anyway, getting to the point of this post:

We trecked around twice to a number of areas but we only spent one day in Pedrógão Grande and, maybe it was a bad day but, we didn't get a 'feel' for the place. Can't put my finger on it but I just remember it as quiet and empty. Maybe it was a Sunday?
We are now looking at a place nearby and wondered if anyone out there knows the area well and can tell us good things (or bad) about it.

Ta, can't wait to hear

4 Replies




Posts: 275
VIP Member
(@shepherdess)
Reputable Member
Joined: 11 years ago

Hi,

We live in Graça - about 5 minutes from Pedrogao Grande.
I think you may have visited on a quiet day. It is a small town, but has plenty to offer. There is a large market on a Monday, a cinema, a football stadium, a couple of schools, banks, parks, shops, cafes, restaurants, post office, pizza takeaways, library, nightclub, internet cafe and more. That said, we prefer Serta and Figueiros dos Vinhos (the two nearest towns to Pedrogao). Coimbra is only 40 minutes away - as I'm sure you know. Other towns we really like are Tomar and Penela both within a half hour drive.

Hope that helps

Reply




Posts: 33
VIP Member
(@suegrahamellis)
Eminent Member
Joined: 10 years ago

Hi,
We have been living close to Figueiro dos Vinhos for the past two and a half years, and really like the area. It is fairly quiet, but there is plenty to do and see in the surrounding area. Tomar and Coimbra are great, but we also use Ansiao and Pombal a lot for shopping and other activities. You can get pretty much all you need nearby. The locals are mostly very friendly, and there are enough English speakers around to provide some social activities, but without being swamped like the Algarve. The river beaches are excellent - take a look at Fragas San Simao for example.
Property prices are very reasonable, and there are plenty to choose from. The local agents are pretty good:
Fernando at Esfera Real in Pedrogao speaks good english and is very helpful, as is Kevin Ormston at PSP in Mirando do Corvo, and Sarah at PerfectPortugalProperty in Ansiao.
Good luck with your search.
Feel free to drop in for a chat if you are in this area.
Cheers
Graham

Reply




Posts: 193
VIP Member
Topic starter
(@christopherdouglas)
Estimable Member
Joined: 13 years ago

Many thanks Shepherdess and Sue & Graham.
All a bit positive, definitely worth another look then.
Yes, Figueiros dos Vinhos was good as was Tomar. Stayed at Tabua the first time and Campo, Porto last year but preferred the southern middle areas.
As it happens it's a couple of places on Esfera Real that have piqued our interest in the area again! Hmmm. Just need a bit of free time to get back over. Not expecting anything to come up (sensible and do-able) we're off on holiday in four weeks so unfortunately not a good time to wander round Portugal.

Must do it before Christmas, maybe even over it and the New Year.

Not thought of it before but would either of you know the length of festering holiday that agents tend to take?

Reply




Posts: 25
VIP Member
(@siamsabai)
Eminent Member
Joined: 15 years ago

Sorry this is a bit late but only just spotted it. We live quite close to Pedrogao Grande, it is a small town but as others have said there are things to do and places to eat. The praia fluvial at Mosteiro is nearby for a refreshing swim in the summer. The area is easily accessible from both Porto and Lisbon and the new motoway to Coimbra and Tomar makes it easy to get to big shops. In fact as an ex Isle of Wighter, its quicker to get to Coimbra than it was to Southampton, and cheaper!
We have been here for a year and a half and run a bed and breakfast (alojamento local) near to PG.

Hope you find what you are looking for!
P.s. Christmas break is much shorter over here, portuguese people dont even have Boxing Day off!

Reply




  • Serenity Banner
  • Reis & Pellicano International Lawyers
  • Sovereign Group Leaderboard
  • EI Banner

To post a reply, sign up and become a member!

Premium

By becoming a valued Premium Member today, your support will help the team continue to bring you useful content about life in Portugal. You can also:

JOIN TODAYOnly €25 per year
Share:

Free

Sign me up as a Community Member today for access to the forum and social meet-ups.

SIGN UP

 

NEW Premium Plus

All the benefits of Premium Membership

PLUS unlock the Expats Portugal Plan, our comprehensive, interactive, step by step, “move to Portugal” online course hosted by Carl Munson.

JOIN TODAY

 

Premium

The first year’s donation is only €47. By becoming a valued Premium Member today, you will unlock some great privileges, freebies and perks.

Less than €4 per monthJoin Today

Copyright © 2021 Expats Portugal

Marketing by Unity Online