Loveable Alentejo Cottage
Loveable Alentejo Cottage
7 guests
3 bedrooms
6 beds
3 baths
7 guests
3 bedrooms
6 beds
3 baths
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Located in a peaceful picturesque setting, this attractive property offers comfortable accommodation and is tastefully refurbished while retaining its original charm. Set in a region of natural beauty this is the ideal retreat for couples or families

The space

This countryhouse is in the middle of the countryside, 10 minutes from the city of Portalegre. Located in my private property.

Guest access

Guests will have access to the rented house and all its amenities.
There is also a ridding centre working in the farm so you can have lessons or go for a ride in the country with previous arrangements.

Interaction with guests

I am always around on the property and provide guests with a lot of information about the region, and every so often I organize some evening BBQs with typical local Portuguese food.
I also like to take walks in the countryside with the guests and explain about the cork and the trees that surround us. On the property there is a Roman bridge which is a lovely walk both in Summer or Winter and where we can have contact with nature and animals living in the wild.

Other things to note

This is also the perfect place for the more energetic with plenty of activities near the area such as mountain biking, tennis, bird watching, swimming, fishing, walking and horse riding.


Amenities
Wireless Internet
Kitchen
Free parking on premises

Prices
Extra people $25 NZD / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee $68 NZD
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House Rules
Check in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

Please smoke only on the outside of the house.

You must also acknowledge
Cat(s) and other pet(s) live in the house

Cancellations

Safety features
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

Availability
3 nights minimum stay

7 Reviews

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Gene User Profile
September 2017
Joana's farm is a wonderful place to stay. The lodging is in what is probably an old Portuguese style layout of the rooms. One long building with adjoining rooms; nicely furnished and much character. Joana was thorough in explaining things when we checked in and was always available if we needed her. The sound of sheep and cows and the sight of majestic horses was very relaxing. That is about all one heard!!!!! And there is a swimming pool and a tennis court. Location is great for travelling to Evora; EvoraMonte; Estremoz; Marvao castle (an absolute must!). And if you want to take a day trip to Spain both Badajoz & Caceres are close enough for a nice day trip. The beds were harder than either of us liked, but how would a host please everyone? It is not possible! It took me one night to adjust and then it did not bother me. I would certainly stay at Joana's again if I travelled to that general area. Give it a try!!!!
Joana User Profile
Response from Joana:
Thank you Gene it was really a great pleasure to have you both at the farm... I hope to meet you again in a near future... Love from Portugal!
September 2017

Dagfinn User Profile
December 2016
We liked Joanas place. Especially the farm and the scenic landscape just inviting you for a walk. It is close to Portalegre with all you need of shops and restaurants. The house is nice with a good atmosphere and history. We stayed there for 3 days in the end of December. The temperature in the night is close to zero so the house cold turn cold inside. A tip is to bring warm clothes to wear in this time of the year. Even if Joana heated the house with a pellet burning stove it is hard to keep it warm. The Wifi didn't work due to router problems, but I am sure Joana will fix this to the next visitors. All together a nice experience and we will definetly revisit when we go back to this part of Alentejo.
Joana User Profile
Response from Joana:
I am sorry to hear just now that the house was not warm enough, because as I explained to your wife it was a brand new equipment which was been used for the first time and I also explained how it was important for me to know your feed back about the warm inside the house. I put the heating 24h before your arrival and I put it in 5 maximum temperature then the next days I put on 2 to keep warm but if it was cold I could have put on 3, 4 or 5 ... pity you did not say anything at the time. .. forgot to say that the beds had electric blankets as there was an electric heater in each room and also there was an electric towel rail in the bathroom ... and by the way at your stay in the farm the outside temperature was maximum 15 and minimum 7 in all the 3 days ... The internet always worked only the rooter had a wrong code to use inside the house which I didn't fix because you said you didn't need as you had your own internet... You should come back on Spring or Autumn when the temperatures are much more pleasant...
December 2016

Pedro User Profile
August 2017
O espaço é muito agradável e permite uma experiência única de "viver no campo". Muito amplas as divisões e com todas as comodidades necessárias. O ambiente é ótimo para comer descansado na rua e descansar na piscina.
Joana User Profile
Response from Joana:
Obrigado Pedro fico contente que tenham gostado do ambiente da quinta e da vida no campo ao ar livre... sempre que o tempo o permita...voltem sempre para descansar e descontrair do stress da vida na cidade...
August 2017

Pierre User Profile
July 2017
La maison est très grande, très agréable avec une salle de bain pour chaque chambre. La cuisine est très bien équipée. Joana parle parfaitement français et est à l'écoute. Nous avons passé un très bon séjour, loin du bruit, à part ceux des oiseaux et des quelques animaux au loin. C'était reposant
Joana User Profile
Response from Joana:
Merci Pierre et peut-être à une autre fois, vous serez toujours bienvenus...
July 2017

Ana Isabel User Profile
July 2017
Adoramos a experiência! Obrigada Joana por toda a atenção A wi-fi livre foi uma excelente surpresa!!! Ficávamos 2 meses se pudéssemos!!!
Joana User Profile
Response from Joana:
Obrigada Ana foi um prazer tê-los cá espero que voltem de novo para uma estadia mais prolongada... já que 3 dias passam num instante...
July 2017

Bertrand User Profile
August 2016
Nous avons passé un magnifique sejour à 5 (2 adultes et 3 enfants) dans ce cottage typique, tres spacieux, et tres bien aménagé, de l'Alentejo, une region que nous ne connaissions pas du tout et que nous avons pris beaucoup de plaisir a decouvrir. Tres jolis petits villages, nombreux chateaux medievaux, plages fluviales. Les paysages de l'Alentejo evoquent, en été, ceux de la savane, avec des etendues vallonées d'herbe et de chenes lieges, habitées par d'enormes troupeaux de "vaca alentejana". Nous avons recu un accueil tres chaleureux de la part de Joana, attentive a nos demandes, riche en conseils et informations dans un francais parfait, sur la ferme, la region, les activités aux alentours. Le cottage est constitué de plusieurs batiments typiques et d'une belle piscine (grande et profonde) agreable et utile pour se rafraichir tout au long de la journée. L'ensemble dessine un lieu harmonieux, propice au repos et aux vacances. Bref, nous avons passé un super moment dans un tres charmant endroit. Je le recommande vivement!! Merci Joana.
Joana User Profile
Response from Joana:
Merci Bertrand c'était un vraie plaisir de vous accueillir à tous chez mois dans ma ferme. J'espère vous avoir ici une autre fois... parce qu' il y a encore tant de choses à faire et à voir... à bientôt!!!
August 2016

Christophe User Profile
August 2016
Nous avons passé 4 jours magnifique chez Joana, au cœur de l'Alentejo à 8 km de Portalegre. Nous y accédons par un petit bout de chemin de terre bien entretenu, à partir de le la route IP2 au sud de Portalegre. La maison est très spacieuse, décorée avec charme et fonctionnelle. En maintenant les volets fermés dans la journée côté soleil, la maison aux murs épais garde bien la fraicheur récupérée la nuit en laissant ouvertes les fenêtres (toutes équipées de moustiquaires utiles pour garder les mouches à l'extérieur!) Joana est adorable et nous a accueilli de la meilleur manière en nous indiquant quelques précisions sur la ferme ainsi que sur les choses à ne pas manquer aux alentours. Elle parle un français impeccable et a été à la fois discrète et disponible. Nous recommandons au minimum la visite de Marvão et d'Alegrete aux alentours. Vous pourrez trouver un très bon restaurant local (Alveiro) au petit village voisin d'Urra ainsi qu'un très bon vin local (Casa d'Urra) Nous recommandons sans réserve ce lieu si vous cherchez un peu de calme et des paysages à couper le souffle au milieu des chênes lièges ainsi qu'une hôte exquise!
Joana User Profile
Response from Joana:
Ce fut mon plaisir de vous avoir ici. J'aime bien avoir ici des gens intéressés et désireux de connaître les endroits et les coutumes de la région. Dommage que votre séjour était un peu court, car il y avait encore beaucoup de choses à voir et à parler. J'espère vous avoir ici une autre fois pour un séjour plus long ... Bonne continuation des vacances et embrasse tout le monde pour mois...
August 2016

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Joana User Profile

Hello everyone!

My name is Joana and it's me who takes care of the farm since 2000. I live in Lisbon, but I often come to the farm and I assure you that this is a magical place where I always find peace. Here, I invite you all to dive into nature. To look at the sky at night and see the glare of the stars. Feel the silence of the soul occasionally interrupted by a cry of the owl and the birds singing. See the swallows play in the pool. See females protect their children with affection. Breathe clean air. See beautiful orange sunsets and the full moon that rises to illuminate the night. Smell the flowers ... the earth ... the air ... Let the breeze gently touch your face, close your eyes and feel the fullness and harmony of peace in your soul.
Thank life and experience joy because you just log into total union with the Universe!

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