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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
4 guests
1 night minimum
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Typical Alentejo's cottage nestled in a 40 acre organic farm, surronded by ancient cork oak trees. The cottage sits within the National park of Serra de São Mamede, surrounded by peace and quiet. Aside from the rarely used access road, this is a traffic-free zone! 5 km away is the charming little village of Esperança, and 8km is the slightly larger, but still wonderfully quaint Arronches.This is a forgotten corner of Portugal and feels like stepping back in time. For those that want some culture, the beautiful hilltop village of Marvão is 30km away, as is the craft-centre Castelo de Vide. All modern amenities (supermarkets etc) are available 20 km away, in Portalegre.The cottage/farm's owners are a young Portuguese-Italian couple and they provide a warm welcome to this magical resting plac...Typical Alentejo's cottage nestled in a 40 acre organic farm, surronded by ancient cork oak trees. The cottage sits within the National park of Serra de São Mamede, surrounded by peace and quiet. Aside from the rarely used access road, this is a traffic-free zone! 5 km away is the charming little village of Esperança, and 8km is the slightly larger, but still wonderfully quaint Arronches.This is a forgotten corner of Portugal and feels like stepping back in time. For those that want some culture, the beautiful hilltop village of Marvão is 30km away, as is the craft-centre Castelo de Vide. All modern amenities (supermarkets etc) are available 20 km away, in Portalegre.The cottage/farm's owners are a young Portuguese-Italian couple and they provide a warm welcome to this magical resting place for your holidays. There's a great natural river swimming pool just 8 km away. The accommodation sleeps two comfortably, plus another two in the living room's bed-sofa. There is a fully equipped kitchenette, bathroom with shower,TV, DVD, central heating and a large open fireplace for the winter. English,Italian,Portuguese,Spanish speaking. We have sheeps,pigs and pets. Dogs and cats welcome but not inside of the house. The rent could be without or with the breakfast (free range organic eggs,homemade jams and homemade fresh cheese and homemade charcuterie). Fabulous dinners avalaible on request (portuguese,alentejan or italian dishes) . Try our place for your full week's holiday or just for a couple of days , we're sure you'll be back... Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: 33564/ALMore
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Susana O
Languages spoken:Portuguese, English, Italian, Spanish
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:January 2013
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Reviewed 28 August 2016

Nice rural location and welcoming owners. The cottage is small and simple but everything is there for two people if they are to sleep in one bed. Just remember that in the summer is going to be very hot also in the cottage however this...More

Date of stay: August 2016
Thank Elizabeth G
Reviewed 4 May 2016

Susana and Alberto looked after us really well. We had read the reviews and purchased some food in Apponches on the way, because the cottage is quite secluded. Susana was lovely and had left us some bread,jams, orange juice and also came around with a...More

Date of stay: April 2016
Thank Larraine2
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Reviewed 13 October 2015 via mobile

Alberto and Susana created a piece of paradise. Thank you. We will come back for sure. The place is an original place of quietness and nature. I think the owners live a dream. We liked it very much, the oak trees, the cat, the sheeps...More

Date of stay: October 2015
Thank Ennymaniac
Reviewed 21 June 2015

Absolutely loved this place. It's in deep countryside, in Serra de Sao Mamede National Park,amidst Portugal's wonderful cork oak woodlands, one of Europe's most diverse environments. Woke up every day to cuckoo, hoopoe, golden oriole, nightingale. Wildflowers to the doorstep. Slept to (faint) sound of...More

Date of stay: May 2015
1  Thank cribmaker
Reviewed 8 January 2015

We had a wonderful time staying in this beautifully renovated cottage. It was well equipped and being set in a cork/organic farm we were delighted not only with the friendly chickens that visited us but also the fruit and vegetables that were freely available to...More

Date of stay: August 2014
Thank Martin V
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Cooker
DVD Player
Grill
Suitable For Children Under 5
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Refrigerator
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Central Heating
Highchair
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Towels Provided
Private Garden
TV
Hiking Trips
Shared Garden
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Balcony
Linens Provided
Secure Parking
Wi-Fi
Kettle
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