'A HIDDEN GEM' - TRULY BEAUTIFUL 'QUINTA' WITH STUNNING POOL

Joanna Mollet

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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'A HIDDEN GEM' - TRULY BEAUTIFUL 'QUINTA' WITH STUNNING POOL

Evora City Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

Spacious and elegant country house sleeping up to 12 in 6 bedrooms -priv pool.

Passareiro is a truly beautiful and much loved historic home with an authentic feel of times gone by.

Elegant and informal, this large whitewashed home extends over one level, with long vine-shaded terraces running along the length of the bedrooms and living areas. Antiques and rustic pieces are scattered throughout, adding to the rich sense of character and history of the house. There are lovely gardens and an outdoor dining area to totally relax in well as a spacious living room, dining room (both with giant fireplaces) games room and study inside.

Set two minutes from the house, the stunning pool is fed by a natural stream and is a great favourite with all our guests. It is the perfect place to totally unwind and enjoy the prefect views over vines and citrus groves. At night, eat out under the stars by lamplight and if you like, spot the constellations in the incredible night sky with our telescope.

GREAT LOCATION - Remote yet totally acessible

Passareiro is within easy reach of Lisbon (about 1hr), Sintra and the coast by motorway so you can easily get do a day trip and have the best of both worlds! You will need to rent a car to get around and explore the area, although most find their good intentions evaporate once they get near the pool!

 

There is plenty to do in the area. The Alentejo is extremely beautiful and you will be in the heart of its stunning landscapes and rural pace of life. Nearby is the famous town of Evora - a Unesco World Heritage jewel, with a splendid Roman temple and Roman remains  which can be seen throughout the whitewashed cobbled streets. There is also a range of great restaurants and wineries in town as well as closer to home.  

You will  also be welcome to walk on the estate and soak in the beautiful scenery of ancient cork forests and vineyards. There are some great spots for picnics and if you are lucky you might spot eagles and other bird life. We are located within a Natura 2000 area for natural biodiversity and wildlife and actively participate in local conservation schemes.

 

EXCELLENT SERVICE - self catering at its best - and you can cheat if you want to!

 

Most of our guests book Passareiro on a self catering basis, but it's worth remembering that even as such, we offer a very high level of service. As described below, maid service is included in your stay but in fact you can have as much service as you like.  

Sandra our housekeeper will be there every (bar Sundays) to do a general tidy up throughout the house and pool, replenish the wood (or coal for the bbq in summer) and make your bed made for you. She can also be booked for extra hours to help in the kitchen to prepare meals or babysit if you want to go out. We find this option takes the pain out of catering for large groups without adding too much to the cost.

 

For those who really don't want to lift a finger, we work with a great private chef  who can be booked for you during your stay, or to arrange a special meal. He can also give informal cooking classes in the kitchen for those who are interested. 

Simple home cooked meals on arrival are also available, arranged in advance.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Guestbook comments from the owner
A beautiful house in a wonderful location. Fantastic attention to detail, the owners have thought of everything. Perfect if you want to share with other families as every master has its own spacious en-suite. 10/10 all round!



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Joanna Mollet

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This is a photo of our family (well almost all of us!) watching the cork strip in late July this year. The Alentejo's beautiful oak forests produce most of the world's cork and stripping is a fascinating process, done entirely by hand by local workers using skills that haven't changed for hundreds of years. We love walking out into the forest and watching them work. It's just one of the things that makes Passareiro special for us as a family, aside from the main house and the world's most relaxing pool, we love the space one has to roam and the sense that here, time stands still.

Joanna Mollet purchased this chateau / country house in 1905

Passareiro has been in our family for 5 generations and so there's a rich sense of tradition about the place. It's been a favourite spot for our family to get together and enjoy the company of friends in a totally relaxed atmosphere for over 100 years.

Our aim is to provide top notch accommodation with total privacy and a great level of service. Our house is beautiful in an understated, simple way and extremely comfortable. There's plenty of space to stretch out here, take a book to a quiet corner of the garden, explore the vineyards or soak up the last golden rays at the pool.

We want guests to relax and enjoy Passareiro for what it is and not have to worry about cooking and cleaning, it's a holiday after all! Although most people do like to cook for themselves, we've designed our service to be flexible to your wishes and budget. You can have as much or as little help as you like and we are happy to discuss what works best for you.

Passareiro is so much more than a gorgeous house, it's the feeling that once you arrive, you seem to leave the world behind you.

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 23 traveler reviews

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'A Hidden Gem' - Truly beautiful 'Quinta' with stunning pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews
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'A Hidden Gem' - Truly beautiful 'Quinta' with stunning pool
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p419295
+44 (0)7930 993183
Evora City Evora region
5

Welcoming, comfortable, tasteful, clean, well run

  • 5 of 5
Decor just right - not too rustic, not too elegant. Has great vibes. Good for diverse ages and tastes. Meals in the large dining room or al fresco a delight.
We felt very secure and left window open, the key on the door, and grandchildren wandered round the property to the swimming pool (Roman as our 9 year old described it) totally at ease. Good value for money restaurants in nearby Escoural. Well organized kitchen, comfortable beds and friendly staff. We very much enjoyed our stay.
  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review, we are so happy that you enjoyed your 40the wedding anniversary celebrations with us and look forward to welcoming you back at any time! Regards
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'A Hidden Gem' - Truly beautiful 'Quinta' with stunning pool
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p419295
+44 (0)7930 993183
Evora City Evora region
5

Lovely home in central Portugal

  • 5 of 5
My family (me, my husband, our 20 year old daughter and her 21 year old boyfriend) spent 6 days at Passareiro recently and can't say enough positive things about the property and the surrounding area. Our goal was to find a home base from which to explore the Alentejo region of Portugal. In searching various vacation listings in the area, I came across the listing for Passereiro and had to check it out because the photos of the house and property are beautiful (and quite an accurate depiction). From the very first contact, I was impressed with how efficiently and pleasantly my inquiries were handled. Joana Mollet was exceptional in taking care of everything we asked about and providing extensive house notes prior to our arrival so that we knew what to expect. One takes a bit of a risk booking over the internet, but the booking was handle through Paypal and we were not disappointed in any way with the house or the property. It's location 20 minutes from Evora and within a 1-2 hour drive of most of the small hill towns of the area made it a perfect spot.

The house itself is quite large, open, airy and well-kept. The patio facing the back of the property was a lovely place to relax or have a meal. The pool is beautiful and well stocked with towels and lounge chairs. The peace and quite of the pool area is remarkable. Indeed--the entire property is serene. We would walk the road through the cork trees in the evening and were repeatedly awed by the natural beauty.

Although we could easily have spent every day relaxing at Passareiro and never setting foot off the property, we spent a lot of time exploring the area. We loved the city of Evora with its mix of architecture and periods. And there were several lovely small villages and larger towns that we enjoyed exploring. It is a fascinating and beautiful area well worth spending time learning about. We loved the food, the handmade ceramics, rigs, tiles, wine, olive oil. So, the property offers a vacation that is the perfect mix of relaxation and great opportunities to discover new and interesting places.


We have stayed at vacation homes in Italy, Greece, France, etc. and Passareiro is truly first rate. It is a well cared for family home that feels like your home for the time you are there. We wish we could have stayed longer.
  • Submitted: May 23, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review. We are passionate about Passareiro and so it's good to hear that you enjoyed your stay and seemed to get into the spirit of things! Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you are ever in our area again, we'd be delighted to welcome you back! Best wishes
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'A Hidden Gem' - Truly beautiful 'Quinta' with stunning pool
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p419295
+44 (0)7930 993183
Evora City Evora region
5

Fim de semana em familia inesquecível

  • 5 of 5
Da primeira vez fui com um grupo de amigos e ficou uma recordação muito boa (mesmo com tempo de chuva).

Agora com a família foi um fim de semana inesquecível.

A beleza de casa, a herdade, a piscina, o descanso que proporciona, o convívio, a partilha, o campo, os passeios pedestres, a proximidade de Évora, a hospitalidade da Sandra que pela segunda vez nos recebeu tão bem são razões de sobra para que fique de novo a vontade de voltar.

Muito obrigada
  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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'A Hidden Gem' - Truly beautiful 'Quinta' with stunning pool
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Evora City Evora region
5

Peaceful Passareiro

  • 5 of 5
What an amazing place! We arrived just wanting to unwind completely and there's no better place to do it. Great to get off the tourist trail and stay in a traditional farmhouse, nestled among cork trees and vineyards.

Barbecues during the warm evenings, local wine, a maid to help out and the sound of silence - what more could we ask for!

The local town of Evora is beautiful and thanks to the owners for their recommendations on where to eat and what to see.

Hugely recommended - a must stay!
  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
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'A Hidden Gem' - Truly beautiful 'Quinta' with stunning pool
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p419295
+44 (0)7930 993183
Evora City Evora region
5

Lovely place to relax and enjoy Alentejo

  • 5 of 5
Passareiro offers great facilities and the house is very comfortable, respecting Alentejo's spirit. The rooms are big and most of them have private bathrooms.
The kitchen is spectacular, reminding the old times, but with all the furniture and machines one might need. The location is great, near Évora and near A6.
Additionally the owner was very kind in responding to all our specific needs.
Will come back!
  • Submitted: May 22, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
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'A Hidden Gem' - Truly beautiful 'Quinta' with stunning pool
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p419295
+44 (0)7930 993183
Evora City Evora region
5

Amazing Alentejo getaway!

  • 5 of 5
We were 8 of us who went to the Passareiro farm for a weekend getaway. The farm is spectacularly set in the beautiful Alentejo countryside. It is very easy to get to from Lisbon (only about a 1 and a quarter hour drive - all motorway) and very well located if you decide to explore the local area: 15 minutes drive from the UNESCO town of Evora and many other local villages with their typical "gastro" restaurants.

But most of the time we simply enjoyed relaxing and taking advantage of the wonderful house. The house has all the modern comforts one can require, without compromising the simplicity and authenticity of a countryside retreat. This is, in fact, a fully operational farm and you can walk around and see the vineyards, cork trees and sheep! We went on several walks in the farm which was great fun! We also enjoyed the wonderful pool and dining facilities.

I can thoroughly recommend Passareiro to anyone looking to get away from it all and return to society with your batteries recharged, but without having to travel a million miles to get there.

Thank you - we will most certainly be back!
  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
130 Kilometres
Lisbon
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Casa Branca
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
Evora N6 - Junction 6
Nearest Beach
120 Kilometres
Comporta
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Several
Car: necessary

Alentejo offers visitors a glimpse of life in one of Europe’s most unspoiled regions. From ancient cork forests to fortified medieval towns, stunning vineyards and great cuisine, there is lots to keep visitors busy. The attactions of Lisbon, Sintra and some of Europe's best beaches are all only just over an hour away, so easily reached for a day trip! At Passareiro, you can have the best of both worlds!

As a working farm, Passareiro also offers a chance to see traditional farm activities. In late May you can see the unique process of cork stripping and September is time for grape harvesting. Spring is lambing season and the fields come alive with wildflowers. Guests are welcome to walk on the estate.

Nearby is the World Heritage town of Evora with its Roman ruins, including the famous Temple of Diana. Evora is a charming university town with plenty of shops and restaurants.

The area also offers horse-riding, biking, nature walks and Go-Karting. Wine tastings can be arrang

Other Activities: historic towns, prehistoric ruins, wine tastings, birdwatching

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Availability & Rates

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Evora City Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 28 2014 - Sep 5 2014
7 night minimum stay
€2,800
 
 
Fall/Autumn
Sep 6 2014 - Nov 7 2014
2 night minimum stay
€450
€2,500
 
 
Winter
Nov 8 2014 - Dec 19 2014
2 night minimum stay
€400
€1,950
 
 
Christmas 2014
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 2 2015
3 night minimum stay
€500
€2,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
€400
€2,520
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit €500
Notes Please note that we offer reduced rates for groups of 6 or less outside peak season. Please email for details.

Monthly rates available on request.

A security deposit will be required on arrival which will be returned immediately on departure pending no breakages etc.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Evora City Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (detached)
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 800 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Luxury
General:
  • Mobile Phone
  • PC
  • Activities Guide
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • fax
  • Telescope
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace
  • Telephone
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Broadband Access
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Sunbed
Kitchen:
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , Ensuite
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , Ensuite with second door - can be shared
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Ensuite
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , Shared
  • All bathrooms are decorated with traditional hand-painted blue tiles and are provided with basic amenities and towels. Bathroom 3 is en suite to the Red Room, however a second door leads to the corridor for shared access, but this can be locked for more privacy.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Ensuite, Fireplace, French Windows
    Red Room - 1 queen , Ensuite, can be set up as twin
    Blue Room - 1 queen , Ensuite, can be set up as twin
    Yellow Room - 1 twin/ single , Large singe. Additional bed can be set up
    Green Room - 1 queen , Can be set up as double or twin
    Pink Room - 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Connects to Master Bedroom
  • There are six bedrooms, sleeping to 10 comfortably, with additional cots for children. However it should be said that because of the layout of the house, smaller groups will find themselves equally at home. All rooms are decorated with antiques and rustic pieces and are provided with fine quality cotton bed linen, towels and bathrobes for adults Seriously comfortable beds for peaceful sleeping!
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Large Cooler
  • 12 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • tennis
  • swimming
  • cycling
Notes:
Pool: A two minute walk from the house, the large pool is fed by a natural spring. The pool has a spacious platform area, with sun loungers and an elegant shaded area where there are hammocks for relaxing and a table for meals and drinks al-fresco. Outdoor Dining and Garden Area: Under the shade of vines outside, you will find the outdoor dining area, perfect for barbecues, a light lunch, or dinner under the stars.
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