Marvao Barn Rental Photos and Description
The perfect relaxing location for two people
Sleeps 2, Our comfortable studio has twin beds, a well equiped kitchenette and separate bathroom. Outside is a BBQ area, large terrace with a small garden and a smaller terrace by the pool.
Our property is located on the edge of the quiet village of Ramila,in the natural park of Serra de São Mamede and just a few minutes away from the the fortified village of Marvão wich has been a site of significant strategic importance since the earliest human settlements. The property is along side a walking route, and very close to the border with Spain.
What can you see in 20km radius? Fortified village of Marvão. Romantique village of Castelo de Vide. Roman city of Ammaia. Marvão museum. River pool at Portagem. Smugglers route between Portugal and Spain during the Franco dictatorship. What can see in 60km radius? Mérida (Capital of the Roman province, Lusitania). Fortified city of Elvas and Forte da Graça. (biggest military fortification in the world from de 18th century). Alter do Chão village where you can see thefamous lusitania horse breed, and the famous portuguese equestrean school.
- pets not allowed
- non smoking only
- wheelchair inaccessible
About Vanessa Lucie
I live in the village of Ramila with my husband, two dogs and three cats. We have lived in Portugal for seven years and have loved every minute. The people are so lovely and the countryside is amazing. We lived in Spain for three years before coming to Portugal so this area is fantastic for us, we have the best of both worlds as Spain is only ten minutes away. My passion is cooking, and I have learned a lot about Spanish and Portuguese cooking from friends and neighbours. I also love painting and drawing, books, films and music.
I want my guests to experience a holiday where they have peace and tranquility and so a low profile is what I aim for, although I am always available for questions or advice.
My life motto would be go with the flow.
Have a great holiday...
Vanessa Lucie purchased this barn in 2008
Why Vanessa Lucie chose Marvao
We loved the property as soon as we arrived, although there was a lot of work to be done we could see the potential. The grounds are fantastic, half being cork trees and the amazing rock formations that are found all over this area, and half is used for gardens, horta and fruit trees. Ramila is a small peaceful village with lovely neighbours.
What makes this barn unique
One of the photos on the estate agents website was a cork tree which overhangs the pathway to the back of the property. It was so pretty. The cork tree is still there and when you arrive you will walk underneath this tree to get to the barn. Also the rock formations are amazing with cork trees dotted in between. We also love the cobbled pathway between the house and the outbuildings, the outbuildings being the barn, and room housing a working bread oven. The stream which runs along the side of the property and the sound of the goat bells tinkling in the next field. All these things attracted us to this wonderful place.
Guestbook comments from the owner
Não podemos sair sem deixar um agradecimento sobre a magnifica semana que passámos neste encanto de comodidade, paz e muito descanso, um obrigado a Vanessa e ao Paulo pela simpatia e pela disponibilidade que demostraram toda a semana.
Os nossos parabéns e obrigado.
Certamente iremos voltar.