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Beautiful cottage in the heart of the Sao Mamede Natural Park

Sarah Lawson

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese, russian, Bulgarian
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Sarah Lawson

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese, russian, Bulgarian
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Calendar last updated:
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Beautiful cottage in the heart of the Sao Mamede Natural Park

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

Portalegre City Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedroom + bed settee in living room, sleeps up to 6.

In the heart of the Sao Mamede Natural Park surrounded by cork, pine and eucalyptus forest and over 2 acres of fully organic land with 220 olive trees, various fruit trees and an organic vegetable garden. A beautiful fully converted using natural products 150 year old cart makers cottage with 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and an additional bed-settee if necessary in the living area.

Free Wi-Fi internet access for all our guests, bring your own computer and surf for free!

Over 200 species of birds including Golden Eagle, many areas for relaxing, a refreshing and welcoming swimming pool, totally private and peaceful with only the sounds of goat and sheep bells and the surrounding wildlife. 1km from a very friendly hamlet with bar/restaurant/cafe with English speaking lady bar owner.

fully guided walks available: We provide fully guided walks through the Natural Park and to local places of interest, we also provide detailed walk guides if you prefer not to take a guided walk.

Tired of cooking?: From 2010 we provide optional evening meals, including vegetarian meals

All our vegetables and salads are fully organic from our organic garden wherever possible.

Full English Afternoon Tea available: We provide full English Afternoon tea with a range of teas, coffees even hot chocolate and horlicks and home made cakes and sandwiches including vegetarian sandwiches if required

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Sarah Lawson (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese, russian, Bulgarian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 3, 2015

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is such a special place made the more so by your magical touch. we have had a wonderful time thank you so much, until next year
Sep 2009
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 21 traveler reviews

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Beautiful cottage in the heart of the Sao Mamede Natural Park
average rating of 5.0 based on 30 reviews
5

BEAUTIFUL COTTAGE SURROUNDED BY NATURE

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful 2 months at Casa Dos Sonhos. It is situated in a totally peaceful location, yet just a ten minute walk to the very friendly local bar and within 30 minutes drive of some beautiful towns (Marvao, Castelo de Vide) and of course, Spain. The surrounding countryside is breathtaking and we enjoyed numerous walks from the doorstep. We cannot fault the accommodation, which we found to be very cosy and traditional with everything we needed for a comfortable stay. Our 7-year-old daughter loved having access to the land and the animals are a wonderful addition to the overall experience - thank you Sarah for letting her tag along at feeding time! Sarah, Vladimir and their girls are super lovely hosts who were always on hand to help if we needed it, whilst also giving us plenty of space and peace to enjoy the cottage. Thanks for a wonderful stay - we will certainly be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Le paradis existe...

  • 5 of 5

Caché au bout d'une piste forestière, on rencontre Sarah et sa famille. "ici tout est juste pour vous". Calme, nature, jolie maison, piscine et surtout un accueil anglais exceptionnel, avec des petits déjeuners faramineux.

Difficile de le quitter.

Merci pour cette si belle semaine.

Nous avons déjà commencé à faire de la publicité à nos amis.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Sehr schöne, familienfreundliche Unterkunft

  • 5 of 5

Wir verbrachten eine sehr entspannte Woche in dem Ferienhaus von Sarah und Vladimier.

Haus und Pool entsprechen ganz den Bildern und sind in einem sehr guten Zustand. Der Poolbereich mitsamt den zwei schönen Terassen ist sehr schön gestaltet. Hier kann man sich ganz nach Belieben zu jeder Tageszeit Schatten oder Sonne aussuchen. Im Wohnraum ist es vielleicht aufgrund der kleineren Fenster ein wenig dunkel (genug Lampen sind jedoch vorhanden). Allerdings macht es am meisten Spaß, die Zeit am Pool, im Garten oder dem angrenzenden Wald zu verbringen.

Interessante Ausflugsziele sind mit dem Auto alle gut zu erreichen.

Der Service ist ausgezeichnet und garantiert Entspannung pur. Die Gastgeber hatten liebenswerterweise das Haus mit altersgerechten Spielsachen und umfangreicher Kinderausstattung bestückt.

Der Service ist wesentlich besser, als man dies unter einem B&B verstehen könnte. Neben einem abwechslungsreichen und ausgezeichnetem Frühstück hat Sarah auch ein kreatives, gutes optionales Abendessen angeboten. Dazu gab es auch immer Obst oder Gemüse aus dem eigenen Garten und für 5 Euro war das ganze so preiswert, dass man garnicht anfangen möchte zu kochen. Zusätzlich hat sich Sarah auch noch um den Abwasch gekümmert und die Betten gemacht.

Sarah und Vladimir standen bei Fragen jederzeit mit Rat und Tat bereit und es ergaben sich auch immer nette Unterhaltungen. Außerdem haben sie zwei wirklich reizende Kinder.

Die Tiere am Hof (Hund, Katze, Esel, Hühner) sind allesamt sehr zahm und somit auch mit Kindern immer für eine Streicheleinheit zu haben.

Sarah und ihre Familie sind so freundlich und versuchen ihren Gästen den Aufenthalt in jeder Hinsicht so angenehm wie möglich zu machen. Dabei sind sie äußerst rücksichtsvoll, so dass man sich fast schon wünschen könnte, dass sie sich weniger einschränken und für sich genügend Freiraum behalten.

Zu empfehlen für alle Familien, Tier- und Naturliebhaber und Ruhesuchende.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Fantastic, relaxing getaway.

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic week in Portugal with Sarah, Vlad and their family. The accommodation is lovely: very comfortable, clean and child friendly, well equipped with a good kitchen, family dining area and a tv/dvd; the pool is a bonus and we had a great time exploring the sites in the local area.

Sarah provided a delicious breakfast every morning and made us feel very welcome.

If you are looking a quiet escape, I would highly recommend it. Our children are aged 3 and 5 and they didn't want to leave. Great weather, fresh food, lots of books to read and beautiful countryside all came together to make an unforgettable family holiday. Thanks again to our hosts- we will be back :-)

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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5

Gorgeous surroundings, sweet house, great hosts!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our time at Sarah's cottage! The cottage is in a remote natural area, surrounded by a fragrant Eucalyptus forest. The tiny local taverna serves excellent food but Sarah also offered us meals for a very reasonable price which was both convenient and delicious - my kids are still raving about her cottage pie! Sarah was attentive to our every need without ever invading our privacy. She even mailed my son's sandals that we forgot, all the way to us here in the U.S.A. The cabin is cute and very comfy, including the beds which are wonderful. All is located in a truly beautiful area of Portugal and there is even a pool. If you are looking for a lovely rural holiday, most highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
5

A Special Place

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week at Casa Dos Sonhos. When we visited, everything was green, growing and beautiful. The setting is of a fairytale cottage, surrounded by olive trees, forest and wild flowers. Our boys loved exploring, hunting for lizards and splashing in the pool. Sarah and Vladimir were wonderful hosts and as mentioned on other reviews, the breakfasts were a real highlight.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
200 Kilometres
Lisbon
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
In the village
Nearest Train
22 Kilometres
Portalegre
Nearest Motorway
22 Kilometres
IP2
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
In the village
Car: recommended

1km by private vehicle accessible forest track from the tiny and very friendly hamlet of Besteiros de Cima with daily village deliveries of bread, freshwater fish, cakes and mobile shop and an English speaking bar/restaurant/cafe serving delicious home cooked food and homemade organic wine as well as international and national brands. Mountain bikes available to explore the surrounding forest as well as detailed walking routes and optional guided walks available to beautiful medieval villages and ancient stone age sites. A local watercolour artist gives optional painting lessons from beginner to advanced in the cottages gardens or overlooking the swimming pool. Optional Full English Afternoon Tea and packed lunches available, delicious organic breakfasts provided each morning. BBQ with all fuel provided, perfect to watch the sunset each evening..We now have a beautiful wooden wendy house in the grounds perfect for your little ones whilst you relax in the hammocks surrounding it.

Other Activities: birdwatching, guided walks

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Rates & Availability

From £57 Per night

Portalegre City Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
all year
Jan 20 2014 - Jul 19 2015
3 night minimum stay
£400
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit £100.00
Notes Breakfast included in this rate, £100 secures the booking and dates requested.

Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Portalegre City Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telescope
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - outdoor shower , by swimming pool
  • Beautiful bathroom with unlimited hot water
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 2 - bunk bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , in living area
  • 1 large bedroom with 2 double beds both with orthopaedic mattresses and patio doors leading to the swimming pool. Separate bunk bed room again with orthopaedic mattresses and seperate living area with 2 settees one of which is a bed settee if necessary
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
Notes:
Mountain bikes available, guided walks available, full English afternoon tea available, fully organic delicious breakfast provided each morning at a time of YOUR choosing. Local artist available to give private watercolour lessons, bird enthusiast available for optional guided birdwatching. Or simply relax by the swimming pool and listen to the sounds of nature and goat and sheep bells. Evening meals available, two courses for 5 euros, using our organic fresh vegetables wherever possible. Bring your own computer and take advantage of our wi-fi access, surf for free! We now have satellite television with the full range of English channels including CBeebies,BBC1, BBC2 and ITV We also have a beautiful wooden wendy house in the cottage grounds perfect for your little ones to play in whilst you relax in the surrounding hammocks

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