CONVERTED SHEPHERDS COTTAGE IN TRADITIONAL CORK FOREST, NEAR EVORA

Phillip Mollet

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage

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CONVERTED SHEPHERDS COTTAGE IN TRADITIONAL CORK FOREST, NEAR EVORA

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2 Bedrroms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 5

Converted Shepherd's cottage with family shared swimming pool, available for weekends and short term lets. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, Living room, kitchen and private terrace. Situated in beautiful countryside of cork trees, olive groves and vineyards, on the foothills of the Serra D’ Ossa 20 km south of Estremoz. Ideal for sight seeing in a scenic and historic part of Portugal and within easy reach by motorway of Lisbon (2 hours) and Spain (1 hour), 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:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only

Phillip Mollet

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Speaks portuguese, english
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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
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Reviews

Reviews

5
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Converted Shepherds Cottage in Traditional Cork Forest, Near Evora
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Converted Shepherds Cottage in Traditional Cork Forest, Near Evora
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p51050
+351 266909823
Redondo Evora region
Charlottetown, Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada
5

Wonderful Vacation

  • 5 of 5
We spent a wonderful 5 weeks at Herdade da Maroteira - exploring the vineyards, the cork and olive trees, "walking" the dogs, observing the birds, sheep, goats and chickens, and relishing the scenery.
The cottage is clean, well-maintained and very comfortable with everything provided - just like home! The location is perfect to explore the Alentejo region; along with visits to Lisbon, the Algarve and the Douro Valley.
Our hosts were very friendly, warm, sincere and extremely helpful. We felt very welcome and comfortable at Herdade da Maroteira with its peaceful and breathtaking scenery.
Our only regret was we had to return home after 5 weeks of peace, tranquility and warm bliss.
Thank you to Philip, Margarida, Mafalda, Bea and all for making our holiday wonderful and a dream come true!
  • Submitted: May 12, 2008
  • Stayed: Apr 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Converted Shepherds Cottage in Traditional Cork Forest, Near Evora
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Redondo Evora region
Montreal
5

Wonderful place

  • 5 of 5
This is a wonderful place to spend some time. Relaxing, great views and the dogs. Take them for a walk and you'll have friends for life. Especially Trash. Phillip is an unbelievable host. Enjoyed talking to him. And his wines are excellent. If you go spend some time walking around the property. It is really worth it. And the Cottage is a great place to stay. I'm a big VRBO user and this is one of the best places that I have stayed in for the overall experience. Thank you Phillip for your hospitality.
  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
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Converted Shepherds Cottage in Traditional Cork Forest, Near Evora
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+351 266909823
Redondo Evora region
5

Til's Cottage

Til's Cottage
  • 5 of 5
A delightful two week stay; we were later than expected arriving but Phillip had a meal of soup, seafood pancakes and fruit salad waiting, with a bottle of his very good wine. (Later we discovered he had even more delicious reds and whites.) The cottage is spacious, with free supplies of logs for the fire; the separate bath and shower rooms are an asset (even more so with children). It stands high in a beautiful, inspiring landscape that deserves every support tourism can offer to protect it from monoculture that seems to have encroached on flatter areas.
Although the weather was mixed we managed to go out every day, sometimes for several hours at a time. Footpaths lead in many directions. The wild flowers were a delight and the birds we had hoped to see were almost all present. The dogs were great company and would not trouble any child. Phillip offered to keep them in kennels in case they warned off the birds but that wasn't necessary.
Cleaning and linen change were done as promised: this: even the fire was cleared. There was plenty of local crockery to use as well as mugs, wine glasses, cooking pots, cutlery and - something we have missed in some properties - several cork screws. We were delighted to support the cork industry, as we heard also that a film and a sculpture would be doing at the end of May. This came from the driver who was taking a load to David Nash for a commission at Kew Gardens, and we were privileged to watch this being loaded before Phillip took us on the fascinating farm tour.
Our bird watching highlights included two sightings of hoopoe, the second right outside the cottage as we prepared to leave, meeting a little owl perched on a fence post as we drove in one afternoon, and getting really close to cattle egrets and storks near the wonderful fortified town of Monsaraz, which miraculously seems to have avoided being a typical tourist trap.
We must add a word about Redondo, which seems to do nothing to promote itself. We went several times, finding something new each time.
Phillip provided excellent information and was very interesting to talk to. The holiday was, as we wrote in his guest book, more a home from home than a holiday property. It was like visiting a friend; in fact we feel we have made a friend and will certainly return, not least to bring away more of the excellent wine. Needless to say we recommend it highly.
  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Converted Shepherds Cottage in Traditional Cork Forest, Near Evora
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Redondo Evora region
England
5

Herdade da Maroteira

  • 5 of 5
This is a lovely cottage that was fully equipped, clean and comfortable, set in a beautiful location with fabulous views, very peaceful, Phillip and his wife and staff were all very friendly and helpful, we enjoyed having the farms dogs welcome us each time we arrived back at the cottage from our trips out, my wife was a little upset to be leaving the dogs behind as she grew attached.I would definately stay there again if I am in that area on my next visit.
  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Converted Shepherds Cottage in Traditional Cork Forest, Near Evora
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+351 266909823
Redondo Evora region
Hampshire, england
5

Farmhouse in the cork forest

  • 5 of 5
The extremely comfortable farmhouse and its location ticked all of our boxes for the perfect holiday: a peaceful away from it all location; stunning landscapes; great wildlife; history and archaeology; friendly and informative hosts; excellent wine. All of this in a country where, as one person put it, the only access law seems to be 'shut the gate behind you!' Miles and miles of tracks provide endless opportunities for walking and some great off road cycling, which we managed to combine with birding, but next time we'll take a compass with us. It's very easy to get lost!

Birding highlights within 50 miles of the location included: Booted, Short-toed and Bonelli's eagles, Azure-winged magpie, Black-winged Kite, Black-bellied Sandgrouse and Griffon Vulture.

We'd definitely recommend this property to people wanting to enjoy the wildife associated with the traditionally managed cork forest of the Alentejo region.
  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2009
  • Stayed: Jun 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Converted Shepherds Cottage in Traditional Cork Forest, Near Evora
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p51050
+351 266909823
Redondo Evora region
Berlin, Germany
5

beautiful place

  • 5 of 5
We spent 4 wonderful days on Philip´s and Magarita´s cottage - what a pitty we could stay longer!! It´s a beautiful, absolutely peaceful place, close to interesting cities like Evora and Estremoz in the middle of oak wood trees. If you like quietness of nature with cultur nearby and if you get along with dogs (they´re very lovely!), it´s definitvely one of the most beautiful places to be in Portugal. We highly recommend it!
  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2009
  • Stayed: Jun 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
170 Kilometres
Lisbon Airport
Nearest Train
35 Kilometres
Evora
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
A6 Estremoz
Nearest Beach
150 Kilometres
beach
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Aldeia da Serra
Car: necessary

Other Activities: Bird watching, walks, vinicultural tours, visits to places of cultural and historic interest.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Redondo Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
High Season
Apr 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
1 night minimum stay
€100
€495
€1,980
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee €25
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
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Amenities

Amenities

Redondo Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 80 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Wireless Internet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Firewood
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • fax
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Toaster
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 3 twin/ single , 2 baby crib , Bunk beds
  • 1 double room, 1 room with 1 single & 2 bunks beds
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Video Library
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Bicycles
  • 5 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • eco tourism
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • hiking
Notes:
Family shared swimming pool a short walk away
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