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quinta d´alegria,unique holiday in nature,Portugal
quinta d´alegria,unique holiday in nature,Portugal
2 guests
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bed
1 bath
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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..

The space

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,

Guest access

Our guests can wonder around at the farm and can even help feeding the horses if wanted

Family/kid friendly
Pets allowed
Wireless Internet
Weekly Discount: 5%
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Sleeping arrangements
Common spaces
1 double bed, 1 single bed, 1 couch
House Rules
No parties or events
Check-in time is 4PM - 1AM (next day)
Check out by 11AM

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.

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Dog(s), cat(s), and other pet(s) live in the house
2 nights minimum stay

14 Reviews

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Charlotte User Profile
September 2017
Wonderful farm. Wr will definately recommemd this place for a quiet and comfortable stay. Everything you could possibly need is provided in a cosy and minimalist cottage. stunning view in a quaint village. Lovelly waking up to all the animals and the smell of the morning dew on the pines

Luis User Profile
August 2017
Awesome place! A little paradise in Portugal. Liesbet, João and all the pets are very friendly and the Alegria House is just amazing. We'll return for sure

Pedro User Profile
July 2017
We loved the farm and the hosts!

Andreas User Profile
June 2017
We just have been so happy on this beautiful place with all its habitants.... Liesje and Joao have such a peaceful way to treat animals, nature and their guests, so you just have to feel good. The whole farm is built up over the years with so much fantasy, love for details and hand made work, that it´s nearly impossible not to be excited.... Over the days we discover so many lovely corners and little places, and they try to respect nature in a very practical way (only water bottles and no plastik, ecological colors......) All in all it is just a perfect place to relax and to be in contact with horses, dogs, cats, dugs, chickens..... and close to the Quinta de Alegría you can find rivers to take a bath or to make excursions into the Serra de Estela.....

Annika User Profile
July 2016
Heaven is a place on earth - at Quinta da Alegrìa!!! At some places a three-day stay seems like a week. The Quinta da Alegrìa is one of them. Before our arrival Liesje informed us about a building site next to the apartment we booked and offered us an upgrade. Thank you so much for this. That was perfect!!! The Quinta itself is really beautiful, well-groomed and situated in a great natural surrounding. Our apartment was perfectly equipped and cosy so we felt like home from the first moment. Liesje and João are the most lovely hosts we ever met. You can really feel that they are living their dream there. You are gorgeous :)

Su User Profile
May 2016
Staying in Liesje and Joao's place was a formidable experience! We enjoyed our stay very much. The house is just lovely, decorated with beautiful blue and orange tones. The bed, sofa, couches are all very comfortable with big pillows. The horses and nature was magic, we took riding classes as well. They are a lovely couple and they created a paradise there! I am so looking forward to be back! Thank you for everything Liesje and Joao!
Liesbet User Profile
Response from Liesbet:
Thank you very much for staying with us Su! we enjoyed your company very much!
May 2016

Marc User Profile
April 2016
We enjoyed the wonderful place every second. The apartment is well equipped and there is everything you need. The sourrounding nature is very beautiful and perfect for different outdoor activities. We appreciated the provided maps for different walking-tours in the valleys around the farm. Liesje is very friendly, open-minded and hospitable. We had a really great time and looking forward to visit her place again.

Coimbra District, PortugalJoined in August 2013
Liesbet User Profile

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.

Languages: English, Español, Français, Nederlands, Português

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