LUXURIOUS TRADITIONAL FARMHOUSE ON ALENTEJANO CORK FARM

Phillip Mollet

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse

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LUXURIOUS TRADITIONAL FARMHOUSE ON ALENTEJANO CORK FARM

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2 bedroom farmhouse to sleep 4

A 200 year old traditional Alentejano farmhouse on a 540ha working Cork Farm, with shared family swimming pool a short walk away available for weekends and short term lets. The farmhouse has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a large living room with open fireplace, kitchen & a terrace with spectacular views over the surrounding plains.

Situated in beautiful countryside of cork trees, olive groves and vineyards. In the foothills of the Serra D’Ossa 20km south of Estremoz and 40km west of Evora. Ideal for sightseeing in a scenic and historic part of Portugal. Within easy reach, by motorway, of Lisbon 2hrs and Spain 1hr. The farm itself offers good opportunities for country walks, bird watching and quiet country life. Historical tours of Evora can also be arranged through a private guide.

There are a myriad of activities to enjoy on the farm. For the walkers or mountain bikers there are kilometers of footpaths around the 540 hectare farm for you to explore and for those wishing to venture further afield, the nearby peaks offer unrivalled views of the surrounding countryside. Serra d’Ossa lies at 500 metres above sea level and boasting one of the driest climates in Europe. The absence of light pollution makes this an astronomers’ paradise.

Twitchers can enjoy seeking out over 70 species of birds in the unique habitat provided by the cork forest, several of our past guests are members of the RSPB and have made lists of the birds they have seen / heard. Here is a list of a few: White Stork, Booted Eagle, Red Kite, Kestrel, Cuckoo, Tawny Owl, Hoopoe, Red-Rumped Swallow, Great Bustard, Little Bustard and Bee Eater. Visitors to the local damn include black winged stilts and the occasional avocet. Very occasionally, bustards can be seen in the lower plains.

Within a one-hour drive from the farm, you can also explore nearby towns including Evora (a UNESCO World Heritage site), Estremoz famed for its Saturday morning market, Vila Viçosa with its two royal palaces, Reguengos and even neighbouring Spain.

Vineyards : While predominantly a hilly cork forest , a vineyard has recently been planted in an open valley producing Alicante Bouschet, Aragonêz, Touriga Nactional and Syrah quality grapes. Most of the grapes are sold; however a selection of the best quality grapes are retained for the production of a high quality red wine sold in Portugal under the Cem Reis label, and in the Netherlands under the Het Tientje name. This wine has been awarded silver medals in Wine Masters Challenge (Portugal), Mundus Vini (Germany), and Challenge Du Vin (France). Next year a white wine will also be produced from viognier grapes.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome

Phillip Mollet

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Speaks portuguese, english
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse

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4.7
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Luxurious Traditional Farmhouse on Alentejano Cork Farm
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Luxurious Traditional Farmhouse on Alentejano Cork Farm
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p430479
+351 266909823
Redondo Evora region
5

LOVELY, FRIENDLY PLACE ON A FARM

  • 5 of 5
We stayed in the farmhouse with 2 children (2 and 5). Lovely, characterful place to stay, well-equipped and very clean. Good space on the terrace for playing, with panoramic views. Mollet family very welcoming and helpful. Dogs very friendly and lively - might just be a bit too lively for little ones (or others) who are not comfortable with dogs. (Our two little ones loved them 95% of the time and were just a little bit over-awed by them on rare, brief occasions). Our 5 year old loved exploring around the farm. The estate's own wines are very fine and mummy and daddy loved exploring those. The area around has loads to see - castles, delightful medieval towns, markets, megalithic sites etc. Would heartily recommend.
  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
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Luxurious Traditional Farmhouse on Alentejano Cork Farm
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Redondo Evora region
Lincolnshire UK
5

THE MOST RELAXING ALENTEJO STAY.

  • 5 of 5
Maroteira turned out to be everything we had hoped for and more. We were looking for a place where we could centre ourselves to explore the Alentejo and yet have a quite base to relax on the days when we just wanted to chill out and read books. The farm house is about a mile from the perimeter of the farm on a private road which winds up through cork trees. The only sound to be heard is the occasional tinkling of goats bells.
The beautifully furnished and extremely well equipped stone built house is well over a hundred years old and it is easy to imagine life when the only transport was pulled by a horse or donkey. The house was very clean and its construction ensured it was always comfortably cool even when the outside temperature was baking hot.
The nearby small town of Redondo has a small supermarket locked in a 1960’s time warp where essential supplies can be obtained. A large, modern, more customer orientated supermarket can be found thirty minutes’ drive away on the outskirts of Estremoz. The roads in the Alentejo are well surfaced and completely deserted of vehicles making driving a real pleasure.
Philip and Margarite are excellent hosts always ready and willing to help with advice when needed but equally quite happy to leave their guests to their own devices, if that are what they want. The wines produced by Philip are very good with the red being excellent, make certain to try some.
We are looking forward to staying at Maroteira again in the future.
  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Luxurious Traditional Farmhouse on Alentejano Cork Farm
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+351 266909823
Redondo Evora region
Bath UK
5

A GREAT 10 DAYS

  • 5 of 5
March is not the warmest time but we appreciated Philip's central heating and unlimited supply of logs. The view is magnificent and the farm is full of interest,cork trees,vines,sheep,goats,hens,not to mention five friendly dogs. No shortage of lemons and oranges either! Too cold for the swimming pool but beautifully situated away from the house but not too far to walk.

There has not been the enormous amount of building development in the Alentejo that exists in some places in Portugal. Traffic is minimal by our urban standards and all the historic locations can be reached easily without getting lost in the suburbs.

Philip and Margarite were as helpful and friendly as they could possibly be and we look forward to going back.
  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2011
  • Stayed: Mar 2011
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Luxurious Traditional Farmhouse on Alentejano Cork Farm
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+351 266909823
Redondo Evora region
Brisbane AUSTRALIA
4

GREAT PLACE TO STAY

  • 4 of 5
My wife and I stayed here in October 2010 and had the best time. It is off the beaten track but easily accessable to lots of world class attractions ie Avora, monoliths 2000 years older than stonehenge, largest man made lake in Europe and more. But the best bit was when Philip took us on a farm tour and explained about the cork trees, the black pigs and the winery. The accommodation was sensational and really comfortable. I would highly recommend this farmhouse for a self catering holiday where you can fall in love with the real Portugal.
  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2010
  • Stayed: Oct 2010
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Luxurious Traditional Farmhouse on Alentejano Cork Farm
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+351 266909823
Redondo Evora region
England
4

SPRINGTIME IN ALENTEJO

  • 4 of 5
We have been regular visitors to Alentejo over many years and this was our second visit to Herdade de Maroteira, this time staying in the farmhouse rather than the cottage.

Despite the chilly and wet weather we enjoyed revisiting this peaceful and idyllic location. The farmhouse is beautifully furnished and presented, giving a real sense of traditional country estate life, although it felt rather big for just the two of us! – overall the cottage has a more cosy atmosphere for a couple.

The spring wildflowers were fantastic once again and we never tire of this beautiful landscape with its cork oaks, traditional villages, castles, colourful birds and wide-ranging views across rolling countryside.

Phillip & Marge are thoughtful and welcoming hosts and on our previous visit Phillip helped translate when we needed new tyres in Evora, which was much appreciated.

This is a great place for a relaxing stay in a lovely setting where you can really feel part of traditional rural Portugal.
  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2010
  • Stayed: May 2010
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Luxurious Traditional Farmhouse on Alentejano Cork Farm
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p430479
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Redondo Evora region
Engelthal near Nuremberg Germany
4

WONDERFUL DAYS ON YOUR RESIDENCE

  • 4 of 5
Dear Margrete,
dear Phillip,

we have been searching a farmhouse away from tourist centers and the seaside. Your destination is a wonderful farmhouse for families and it is a perfect location to discover the nature, cities around. Your warm welcome was excellent and there was no different between you and our home. The next supermarket is only a few minutes away from your house and you find all necessary goods for breakfast, lunch, dinner, toilet articles and everything you need. If we asked for recommandations our something else you were always present and feed us with all needs. So we had dinner in a lot of different restaurants in the surroundings. The best recommandation we got is from our sun (13 yrs.) "dady once a day after my study I will invite you all to this fine restaurant in Estremoz". Believe me, we'll do it and come back to enjoy dinner once again.

It was very well that our little daugther played with your toyes. By the way the photos has given a real view / impression about all the rooms.

If you searching for a fine calm country side destination I think this framhouse is the best choice you can find.

Mikel
  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2010
  • Stayed: May 2008
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Recommended for:  Families with Young Children
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Map

Nearest Airport
170 Kilometres
Lisbon
Nearest Train
40 Kilometres
Evora
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
Estremoz
Nearest Beach
140 Kilometres
beach
Car: necessary

Other Activities: Redondo (7km Away)

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Availability & Rates

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Redondo Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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High Season
Apr 1 2014 - Oct 1 2014
1 night minimum stay
€125
€625
€2,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee €25.00
Notes Meals, Welcome Packs, Wine Tastings and *Guided farm tours can be informally arranged.
3 course Dinner €17,50/person Excluding Wines
Welcome Pack €20 ( Bread,Eggs,Milk,Fruit,Butter,Bacon,Yogurt and Orange Juice)
Farm Tours €12,50/ Person
Wine Tastings €20 + The price of the wines opened.
* Please note that farm tours are subject to Philip's availability

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Redondo Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 140 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Parking Off Street
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • fax
  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
  • Max sleeping is 4 adults and a baby.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Sand Box
  • Binoculars
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountain biking
  • cycling
  • swimming
  • hiking
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