Holiday Apartment Alegria has a private terrace with view into the valley. Inside, the room is fitted very simply, there's a kitchen, a little lounge and dining area. All this in earthy colors which gives a warm atmosphere to the whole house. The bathroom is painted in rustic blue colors and has shower, toilet and an original old wash stand. There is a wood stove for those who want to relax in winter time.
In the" tree house" you can sleep with 2 people, this is a mezzanine with a tiny window..
You feel home immediately in our warm and cozy studio. The apartment has a mezzanine for 2, a cozy living space with woodburner for winter,
Our guests can wonder around at the farm and can even help feeding the horses if wanted
Pets are welcome if well behaved. We have chickens and free roaming cats that we like to keep :)
Additional costs 15 € / animal / week
There should be no smoking in the accommodation, ashtrays are located on the terrace. Huisdieren zijn welkom indien goed gedrag, we hebben loslopende kippen en katten die we graag houden :) Extra kost voor de dieren is 15€/week/dier
Roken is niet toegelaten in de accommodaties, buiten op het terras staan asbakken ter beschikking.
We are a small original bussiness where quality and personality is important as also the ecological green point of view. We want to be available for everyone so we offer economic prices in a
very original beautiful setting...
Liesje Vanneste grew up in the region of Antwerp (Belgium). In 1996 she and her now ex-husband left for Portugal with their truck loaded with 2 horses, 2 dogs, some chickens and their tipi setting out for a new challenge, a new life. After visiting friends in the French Pyrenees, one of their sheep came along.
When they arrived in Ervedal da Beira, in the center of Portugal, they (together with friend Jan and his family who lived there already for some years) decided to start a biological agricultural project. Grow vegetables, guarding sheep and goats, making cheese, wine, jams … The horses helped them ploughing the land and because they also could borrow two Portuguese horses, they could guide tourists through the beautiful neighborhood and had a good time. But after half a year they decided to separate from their friends. Moved 5 times in 3 years but always in the same region. Wherever they went, they guided people on the horses. Thanks to the mobile phone, people always could reach them. Finally they settled in Midões. A very beautiful and historical village nearby Tábua.
Now Liesje lives here together with her love João... they still organize horse riding along the most beautiful region of Portugal and host visitors in their enchanting guest houses on Quinta da Alegria...
Now they also organize healthy horse riding courses, natural horsemanship courses and rent mountainbikes.
João grew up in Alcantarilha-Algarve and Lisbon City. Always dreaming of setting up a farm in the Alentejo...He usualy worked as IT Manager and studies Geography....
Then he met Liesje and everything changed...
He is now living in Quinta da Alegria and he is very happy sharing his life with Liesje...
Liesje and João take care of the farm, and everything that is included, with heart and soul. The two of them is your guide on the rides and Liesje does the massages. Both are leading persons on foot when you are an inexperienced rider.
Since 1996 we organise rides through The Center of Portugal. In the beginning we just had Maxim and Trudy. This was the beginning. There came more horses and more paths, mountainbikes to rent, massages ,another guesthouse...
For all the other sport activities we work together with colleagues like, Leen Van Melle for the walking, Rob Horree for the Guided MTB tours and "Rock and River" for the kayaking and climbing activities.