FARMHOUSE COTTAGES - HISTORICAL MONSARAZ-EVORA-ALENTEJO

Jane Doody

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Sleeps26
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms6
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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FARMHOUSE COTTAGES - HISTORICAL MONSARAZ-EVORA-ALENTEJO

Reguengos de Monsaraz Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

1 to 8 bedrooms 1 to 6 bathrooms (sleeps 2 to 26)

MONTE BRANCO consists of farmhouse cottages set around a garden full of palmtrees and flowers bordering the lawn, an oasis of green amongst the summer dryness, when a dip in the pool is necessary to cool off. The spring displays the most spectacular countryside full of colour and wild flowers. A nature lover and birdwatchers paradise. The house has a big open fireplace, making winter breaks possible...a great place to get a group of friends of family together (sleeps up to 26 people) to spend Christmas or New Year, or just beat the the 'winter blues'. The pool area has a covered barbecue and dining area, and has wonderful panoramic views to the ancient fortified town of Monsaraz, which is dramatically illuminated at night. The recently restored animal barn The Celeiro provides a large open space (100m2) with a large covered varandah (50m2) for guests to get together, sit by the big fireplace in the winter, or to enjoy the shady cool of the open varandah in summer. Great meeting space.

MONTE BRANCO consists of two properties set around a garden full of palm trees and flowers bordering the lawn; an oasis of green amongst the summer dryness. The spring displays the most spectacular countryside full of colour and wild flowers. The pool area has wonderful panoramic views to Monsaraz, especially at night when the town is all lit up.

THE BARN/CELEIRO

The recently restored barn’s have been converted to a big open-space (100 m2) and covered terrace (50m2)

Ideal for meetings, workshops or just for guests to get together. There are 2 WC's and cloakroom, a bar-kitchen, and a big cosy sit-in fireplace.Lots of books, puzzles, games

Whatever your specialty is - yoga, painting, music...bring your own group and create your own workshop

CASA ANTIGA/SUITE AMARELA/CASA FORNO/STUDIO...this ancient house dating back 300 years with its old domed ceilings, sit in fireplaces, and old bread oven (still working) is furnished in simple rustic farmhouse style, two fully equipped kitchens with old slate counter tops. 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms,two living/dining rooms, ....(can sleep 6/10/14/18 people)

Outside dining patio shaded by Wisteria with large slatestone table, covered Barbecue and old breadoven

POOL HOUSE - (sleeps 2/5) next to the barbecue, with covered dining area - large slate table....the spot for gathering all the guests together .....or sit in the archway watching the sunset with a cold glass of 'something' and some nibbles.

Living/dining room with big sitin fireplace (circulates underfloor heating in the winter - very cosy),sofa bed, fully equipped kitchen including dishwasher, one bedroom with hand painted Alentejo furniture, double bed, with single bunkbed above, one full bathroom with pretty hand painted tiles

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Details for CASA ANTIGA/SUITE AMARELA/CASA FORNO/STUDIO 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 26, 6 Bathrooms

CASA ANTIGA/SUITE AMARELA and CASA DO FORNO/STUDIO - The old farmhouse dating back more than 300 years, each with the original old baking oven, and still features the domed ceilings, and the original sit-in fireplaces. CASA ANTIGA (sleeps 4/6)- Living/dining room, full Kitchen, 1 bedroom with large double bed, 1 bedroom with 2 single beds, and 2 pull-out single beds(sleeps 4)1 bathroom; adjoining (optional) SUITE AMARELA (sleeps 2/3) double bed, child's bed, ensuite bathroom, breakfast maker unit. Outdoor dining terrace and barbecue CASA DO FORNO (sleeps 4/6) Living/dining room, full Kitchen, 1 bedroom 2 twin beds/double, 1 bedroom 2 single beds, 2 bunk beds in alcove, 1 bathroom; adjoining (optional) STUDIO (sleeps 2/4) double bed in alcove, 1 bathroom, spiral stairs to open mezzanine with double bed, breakfast maker unit. Outdoor dining terrace and barbecue. Rented together can sleep 12/19 people. Plus CASA PISCINA sleeps 4/5 Plus CASA JARDIM sleeps 2/4 TOTAL 20/25 people
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • pets considered
Guestbook comments from the owner
What a wonderful place to celebrate New Year with all my friends and family. Lots of cooking in the well equipped kitchens, big room with a huge fireplace and lots of firewood supplied. The children loved the distant fireworks at midnight see from the varandah....great place to party!
Jan 2012
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Jane Doody

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Speaks portuguese, english
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Sleeps26
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms6
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights
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Farmhouse Cottages - Historical Monsaraz-Evora-Alentejo
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
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Farmhouse Cottages - Historical Monsaraz-Evora-Alentejo
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p59751
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Reguengos de Monsaraz Evora region
Lisbon, Portugal
5

IDEAL FAMILY GATHERING BETWEEN MARCH AND NOVEMBER

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We had an excellent long WE in Monte-Branco from November 8th to 11th. 7 adults and two young children (2 years old) stayed in Casa Forno.
The weather (still summer like) really helped, but here are the highlights of our stay and the accommodation:
- stunning location in the quiet countryside with direct view to Monsaraz castle (which makes a really nice visit for a day), easy access (by car) for a day or more to the Unesco's world heritage city of Evora, near-by walks and sightseeing of ancient dolmens&menhirs.
- charming old farm house (still fully equipped) with fire place, outdoor swimming pool and wide relaxing terrace.
- excellent reception and service, with nice possibilities to have delicious catering/diner (e.g. when you arrive or for last evening).
In a nutshell, highly recommended between March and November (winter months may be a bit cold considering it is an old farm house).

other things to mention:
- you need a car to go there (a bit more than 2h from Lisbon airport) and enjoy the sights around. The owner gave us really good indications how to reach the place (even by night).
- This is an old farm house, clean, fully equipped and with a charming style and atmosphere. Still not for those looking for fully modern apartment/villa.
  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2009
  • Stayed: Nov 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Map

Nearest Airport
150 Kilometres
Lisbon (or Faro)
Nearest Ferry
150 Kilometres
Lisbon
Nearest Train
40 Kilometres
Evora
Nearest Motorway
40 Kilometres
Evora
Nearest Beach
100 Kilometres
beach
Car: recommended

Description: The monte/farmhouse is situated on the edge of a little hamlet in the heart of typical Alentejano countryside, with its ancient olive trees, corn and sunflower fields. Peace and tranquility is only interrupted by the sound of birds and goat bells. The nearest village Motrinos is 1 km away, a short walk for local shopping, fresh bread, and fresh goats milk cheeses. The historical World Heritage town of Monsaraz set within its ancient fortified walls high on the hill, is about a 5 km drive; there are several excellent restaurants, craft shops and a castle dating back to the 11th century. S.Pedro Corval, the biggest pottery center in Portugal is a 10 minute drive. Nearby is the newly formed lake, Alqueva, the biggest in Europe, a natural reserve with fishing and boating. There are two ancient neolithic burial chambers dated back to 3,000 BC just a 10 minute walk away.

Visit the ancient olive trees - 1,000 to 3,000 years old

The well-known city of Evora is a 40 minute drive

Other Activities: archeology, birdwatching, pottery making, wine tasting.

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Reguengos de Monsaraz Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer - 6/10 pax
Jun 1 2014 - Aug 31 2014
5 night minimum stay
€175
€4,000
 
 
Autumn - 6/10 pax
Sep 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
2 night minimum stay
€160
€1,000
€3,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

30% Reservation Deposit immediately to confirm
70% 30 days before arrival
Payable by bank transfer in € euros or £ pounds
or by PayPal
Refundable security deposit payable upon arrival in cash
Notes the above rates are for 6/10 peopleCasa Antiga/Suite Amarela sleeps 6/9 in 3 bedroom cottage
Casa Forno/Studio sleeps 6/10 in 3 bedroom cottage
Casa Piscina sleeps 2/5 in 1 bedroom cottage
Casa Jardim sleeps 2/4 in studio cottage
Studio sleeps 2/4 in Suite
Suite Amarela sleeps 2/3 in Suite

Oct -May - 4/6 people...840€ week/140€ night
- 2/4 people...560€ week/80€ night
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Amenities

Reguengos de Monsaraz Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
General:
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Fireplace
  • Parking
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Oven
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 16 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , Antigua
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Amarela
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Forno
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Studio
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , Jardim
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , Piscina
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 26
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Antigua
    Bedroom 2 - 4 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Antigua
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 child bed , Suite Amarela
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Forno
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , Forno
    Bedroom 6 - 2 double , Studio Suite
    Bedroom 7 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , Jardim
    Bedroom 8 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Piscina
  • CASA ANTIGA(sleeps 4/6) 1 spacious double bedroom with original domed ceiling and ceiling fan stays cool in the summer, glass doors open to own covered private patio with table and chairs; 2nd Bedroom - ideal children's bedroom, again with domed ceiling, has two single beds with two drawer-type pull out beds; 1 full bathroom . SUITE AMARELA Optional as independent(sleeps 2) a double bed alcove, a small sitting area (child's bed), a breakfast maker unit (small fridge, tea/coffee maker, toaster-mini oven,sink),ensuite bathroom. CASA FORNO-sleeps 6/8 in 1 twin/double bedroom,1 - 2 single beds, 2 bunk beds in alcove, 1 bathroom, STUDIO Optional as independent(sleeps 2/4) double bed in alcove, spiral stairs to double bed on mezzanine, ensuite bathroom, breakfast maker unit. CASA PISCINA/JARDIM - sleeps 2/5 1 Bedroom cottage, Living/diningroom with sofabed and fireplace, fully equipped Kitchen, Bathroom
Entertainment:
  • Games
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • 16 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • fishing
  • cycling
  • wind-surfing
  • sailing
Notes:
MONTE BRANCO is a peaceful country haven.....ideal to rest and unwind from the hectic life....but for those active souls.....there's plenty to do. Wonderful walks through the olive groves, to visit ancient neolithic monuments (burial chambers from 3,000 BC), visit the historical village of Monsaraz, a pedestrianized walled town with its ancient Roman arena, Churches and chapels, craft shops and very good inexpensive restaurants. The newly formed lake Alqueva provides great spots for picnics,fishing,boat trips. The town of S.Pedro Corval is a pottery shoppers paradise, being the largest pottery centre in the Iberian peninsular with 40 different family potteries selling their handmade painted wares. If birdwatching, or stargazing is your passion...this is the place. Children can run freely, visit the neighbours' farm with goat's, chickens, rabbits CEILERO (Old Barn) - Perfect for residents to get together, wine, dine, relax or party. Ideal for meetings, parties, weddings.
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