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Monte Varandas

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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
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Susana O
Languages spoken:English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:January 2013
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Reviewed 3 June 2020

We had a wonderful few days on the farm. The cottage was lovely! Very cosy and clean. Our two year old son had the best time meeting all the farm animals and running around all day. Very peaceful and relaxing with beautiful scenery. Susana and...More

Date of stay: June 2020
Thank Classic P
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
1  Thank Larraine2
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
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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
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Reviewed 13 January 2014

Date of stay: December 2013
Management response:Responded 20 January 2014
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Reviewed 29 September 2013

Beautiful, authentic portuguese cottage. Tranquil yet close enough to amenities, great base for exploring historic towns and sites. Susana and Alberto are warm and so welcoming. Susana should open a restaurant, the meals were first class. Arrived home yesterday and already we are sorting out...More

Date of stay: September 2013
Thank sunshinesenora
Reviewed 21 August 2013

Monte Varandes is a newly decorated and spotlessly clean little cottage situated on the owners' organic farm in Sao Mamede natural park. The location is peaceful and tranquil - most of the time only the distant tinkle of goats' bells can be heard - and...More

Date of stay: August 2013
1  Thank BobatBamford
Management response:Responded 27 August 2013

Dears sirs it was very kind of you. Hope to see you here again , best wishes.

Reviewed 8 August 2015
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Date of stay: August 2015
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Balcony
Grill
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Fireplace
Refrigerator
Highchair
Internet Access
Kettle
Linens Provided
Private Garden
Safe
Secure Parking
Shared Garden
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Wi-Fi
Hiking Trips
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Monte Varandas

Monte Varandas is able to accommodate up to 4 guests. See all property details.

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