Ourique House Rental Photos and Description
3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, sleeps 6
This delightful renovated schoolhouse is set within its own walled garden and has lovely views of the tree covered hillsides. It is a very light and airy house-the original windows were replaced to their original size letting lots of light flood into this house. It has central heating making it suitable for year round lets. It has everything needed for an enjoyable holiday from its spacious terrace around the pool where there are sun loungers,shade provided by a pergola and large parasol and another pergola under which sits a dining table and 6 chairs. A gas bbq for great outdoor cooking, enjoying the beautiful sunsets and fabulous night skies-there is no light pollution here. The open plan lounge dining kitchen has seating for 6, satellite tv, DVD and WiFi a well equipped kitchen and dining table and chairs for 6 completes the picture. There is a family bathroom and 3 bedrooms one of which has an en-suite shower room. All of the bedrooms have fitted wardrobes.
The Alentejo is a very unspoilt ,undiscovered area of Portugal. It has so much to offer interesting countryside that changes with the seasons-rolling hills dotted with cork oak trees, olive groves. Fields of wild flowers in the spring, flat plains that are golden in the summer heat. There are lakes that offer great fishing opportunities- The Barragem da Rocha is only 10 minutes drive away. There are vineyards that can offer tours and tastings-some great red wines!Walkers will love this region you can walk for miles along tracks that meander through gentle rolling hills and light dappled eucalyptus forests or why not try the new Rota Vicentina a new waymarked walk along the natural park of the Alentejan coast. White washed villages and towns offer history-Serpa with its Roman aqueduct or Beja with its castle and Tile museum.
The West coast of the Alentejo has some stunning beaches and resorts. Try Vila Nova da Milfontes [it was recently mentioned in the Sunday Times travel supplement]with its safe bathing along the estuary beach, Milfontes has a number of restaurants serving good seafood.
The Algarve with its beaches and golf courses is not far away-a 50minute drive to the closest.Horse riding ,quad biking,fishing and even hot air ballooning are available locally.
Ourique with its good supermarket ,banks atm,cafes,restaurants is only a 10minute drive.
There will be a complimentary hamper for you when you arrive-containingamongst other things local eggs and soft goats cheese- if you would like more during your stay let our housekeeper know-its not very expensive.She is also available during your stay for extra cleaning/laundry for a small charge.If there are any problems during your stay she is at the end of a mobile to help should you need it.
There is an information folder in the house about local restaurants, places to visit, and activities.
We have another property locally-less than 5 minutes drive-Monte Novo dos Cachorros-it sleeps 8-10 people if there is a very big party book the 2 can be booked together.
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets considered
- wheelchair inaccessible
About Pam Pilgrim
I have lived in the Midlands since I came to Medical school in 1973! I am now retired but love to spend time in Portugal with my husband
Pam Pilgrim purchased this house in 2010
Guestbook comments from the owner
Pam and Ivor H [Wales] stayed 30/09-13/10/12
Had a fabulous 2 weeks in this pretty schoolhouse.Very quiet and relaxing and ideal for just watching the world go by or in our case watching the varied birdlife from the patio-Griffon Vultures, Red Kite, various warblers and pretty Azure winged Magpie to name a few.
Walking from the doorstep and a trip to the Western beaches a must.
Escola has everything,was spotlessly clean and very cpmfortable.