COUNTRY HOUSE WITH PRIVATE POOL 45 MINS TO COAST

Pam Pilgrim

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Bedrooms 4
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Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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COUNTRY HOUSE WITH PRIVATE POOL 45 MINS TO COAST

Ourique Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

4 bedroom 4 en-suite bathrooms sleeps 8

This single storey traditional country house is set within 19 acres of unspoilt rolling alentejan countryside. There are panoramic views from all aspects. The high vaulted ceilings and wood shuttered windows keep it cool in the hot summer months,underfloor heating and a wood burning stove for the cool winter nights enable year round use of the property.

The large airy lounge has plenty of comfortable seating, TV, satellite channels inc sports, DVD, Wi-Fi, a selection of books and DVDs. French doors open onto a covered terrace overlooking the 15m pool area with its plentiful sun loungers and shaded areas. Dine on the terrace (seating 10) watching the amazing sunsets- breakfast on the kitchen terrace catching the morning sun. The kitchen is well equipped with an extensive range of quality utensils,crockery and cutlery and has a dining area. After a relaxing day by the pool and a great meal with fantastic local wines retire to one of the 4 bedrooms each with its own en-suite bathroom.

The Alentejo is an ideal place to take a holiday- one that can be relaxing or active. The location of Monte Novo dos Cachorros makes it a perfect base from which to explore the Baixo ( lower) Alentejo with its fantastic unspoilt West coast where there are traditional Portuguese resorts. Recently The Sunday Times Travel section has mentioned one of our favorites Vila Nova de Milfontes(40 mins drive) river and ocean beaches and great seafood restaurants- details in our info book in the house. Inland there are white washed towns steeped in history,vineyards such as Malhadina, and Herdade de Grous where we have sampled the fantastic red wines but they are just 2 of many producers in the Alentejo. If you like walking there are tracks from our gate- you can walk for hours through the forest of eucalyptus up and down the rolling hills dotted with oak trees. In the spring there is an abundance of wild flowers but with the heat of the summer the landscape dries and the land becomes golden the light can be ethereal the cry of the kites echoing as you walk along. There is a large lake/ reservoir just 10mins drive where you can fish or even swim if you like. Horse riding can be arranged there's quad biking even hot ballooning at a local hotel.

Or you might simply want to relax and enjoy our home. The pool is large enough to enjoy a good swim- there are several terraces so if you want peace and quiet away from the pool you can do so.

There is a good supermarket in Ourique with a fresh fish counter. Our housekeeper will meet you and take you to the house. If there are any problems during your stay she is at the end of a mobile to help should you need it.

There are several small traditional restaurants locally serving simple cheap food- info available in the house.

We love our home in the Alentejo we hope you will too!

For large parties we have another house available 5 mins drive-prop no 1011182 Escola do Vale Guenim it sleeps 6

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Guestbook comments from the owner
In 37 years of villas in Portugal- this is the best.

The quality and style is just to our tastes and we loved our stay here in your home away from home that you are obviously and justifiably proud of.We enjoyed the larger than average pool which has prompted us to new heights of fitness.We enjoyed the nearby reservoir and a general drive through the laid back countryside( oxen pulling ploughs!) and we gambled in the Atlantic surf.

All in all a blissful holiday in delightful surroundings from very generous hosts.

Oh! and PS. Maxine is a gem.
Sep 2012
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Pam Pilgrim

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Speaks english
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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
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5
based on 9 traveler reviews

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Country house with private pool 45 mins to coast
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
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Country house with private pool 45 mins to coast
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p898088
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Ourique Beja region
5

TWO WEEKS WAS FAR TOO SHORT

  • 5 of 5
We came for a late summer holiday and, for once, chose to stay in just the one place for the whole time, two and a half weeks. It was excellent.
The house is exceptionally well designed, furnished, equipped and maintained. It's a pleasure to be there, and the 15m very private pool just invites you in. So we swam, read books, cooked and ate good food, and then swam again. We slowed down and enjoyed the peace and quiet.
The house is surrounded by open-ranging farm land with wandering flocks of sheep and more distant woodland. At that time of year all very dry and dun coloured. Sunsets were spectacular.
Ourique, the local town, is 10 km or so away, and has one useful supermarket and many little cafes which are, on the whole, quiet cheap and very welcoming. (We recommend the bus turn round kiosk for an early morning coffee and cake and the supermarket for good fresh fish and seafood.)
Ourique is an easy journey apart from the 2 km bumpy track to the house from the road. This track serves the two or three farms along the way and the timber lorries that pass by three or four times a day. Virtually no traffic, but very bumpy and dusty, though this does manage to pleasantly enhance the feeling of seclusion and distance away from the day to day world. The track is just about OK for small cars, but take care.
This part of Portugal seems to have done little to develop its tourist industry ~ you have to go out and look for things, but they are out there. Read the guides, take a SatNav and be prepared to drive for a bit. We found excellent restaurants, beaches, roman ruins and interesting old towns, all well worth visiting.
We loved the place and will be going again.
  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely comments-I'm glad you managed to have such a relaxing holiday.
The timber trucks were just about finished when we arrived after your stay-this is not a regular occurrence -the forests are well managed and replanted so I guess it will be some years before they harvest the Eucalyptus again !
I hope you visit us again-perhaps at a time of year when the landscape is completely different-green and lush and full of wildflowers in the spring.
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Country house with private pool 45 mins to coast
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p898088
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Ourique Beja region
5

A PARADISE AWAITS

  • 5 of 5
If you are looking for a welcomed break, away from your traditional holiday resort abroad then this is the place to be. The property is outstanding, furnished to a very high specification and maintained to a very high standard.

Our flight was delayed and we did not reach our meeting place with Maxine until 23:00 hrs. This however was no problem for her and we arrived at the Villa 15 minutes later with some welcomed beer provide by Maxine. Maxine took the time to show us everything we needed to know to ensure we made the most of all the Villa had to offer.

The area in which the villa is situated is of outstanding beauty. By night you can see the most amazing array of stars, we were fortunate to see the Milky Way and several shooting stars! Hope our wishes come true!

We have already recommended this property to several of my friends and family and hope to return within the next 18 months.

The owner Pam was fantastic and kept us updated along the journey to our holiday. A last minute addition to the entourage was no problem and Pam contacted Maxine who made some adjustments prior to our arrival.

The one bit of advice I would give to anyone going to Portugal and needing car hire would be to make sure you use a reputable company, as this was the only subject from our holiday we could fault.

A huge thank you to both Pam and Maxine for the best Holiday so far.

The Holders
  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello to the Holders- sorry to hear of the rotten start to your holiday -delayed flights are a nightmare especially when you have children and then there is nothing worse than not being able to find the property you are renting -thats why it is important to me that I have a reliable,helpful manager in situ -Maxine -who will meet guests show them to the property and familiarise them with the house.I am pleased that you all had a lovely holiday and hope that you return to Cachorros next year. I will be in touch to find out which car rental company you used , and the problem you had with them ,so that I can warn other guests!!
Pam
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Country house with private pool 45 mins to coast
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p898088
+44 (0)77 12090558
Ourique Beja region
5

PARADISE IN PORTUGAL

  • 5 of 5
The villa itself by virtue of its location is a small paradise of peace, quiet and stunning views.

The villas appearance hides the excellent set up inside and luxury furnishings throughout. There is everything you could possibly need to have a fantastic holiday.

Lazy days by the beautiful large pool or lounging on the sofa where just what the doctor ordered.
All the rooms are nice and spacious and bathing facilities are modern and clean.

The detail of the welcome pack and the info inside answer all the right questions and it was clear a lot of forethought went into it. Any further questions we may have had where always answered promptly by the housekeeper, Maxine, who was always on hand to help.

Modern touches such as wi-fi, iPod dock and sky tv all add to the small touches that make the villa such a nice place to be.

Overall its just a fantastic holiday villa although you do need trasport to get around.

The local town has a few shops for all the essentials and some very nice restaurants to eat in.

Portugal is such a beautiful country and the people so friendly, Tom asking Nic to marry him there will always make this holiday the most memorable (she said yes!).

Thanks for the memories Pam.

Dan, Chris, Nick, Tom, Nic, Alan and Jackie.
  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dan,
This is a first- a proposal- my congratulations to Tom and Nic- there will be a bottle waiting on ice if they decide to holiday at Cachorros again in the future!!
I have tried to make the house as comfortable as possible with the same facilities I would have in my own home- it makes it all the better knowing Maxine is available to offer advice and help should there be any queries ,and she makes sure the cleaning team keep the house up to standard.
Even though we spend time at Cachorros when it is not booked by guests we never fail to appreciate the beautiful spot that it stands on with its changing landscape through the seasons,the fabulous sunsets and the typical "Alentejan" mornings- having breakfast on the side terrace.
If we find a new place to visit or a decent restaurant I will try and add it to the folder for the guests that is kept in the house.
Once again congrats to the happy couple .Pam
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Country house with private pool 45 mins to coast
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p898088
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Ourique Beja region
5

AWAY FROM IT ALL HOLIDAY WITH A LUXURY VILLA

  • 5 of 5
The villa was amazing and the photographs don't do justice to the size of it. Very clean and well equipped, nothing to want for. Pool very refreshing, especially in the heatwave that we had. This is the ideal location for an away from it all holiday with a luxury villa.We had BBQs most evenings, there's a supermarket 15mins drive away in Ourique and the selection of fresh or frozen fish is incredible.When we arrived this is where we met Maxine who took us to the villa, she was very helpful and it was reassuring to know that we could contact her if needed.
Sitting on the outside terrace one could think that you were in Africa looking out on the Serengetti!
  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you Andrea,I am delighted you all enjoyed your holiday.Maxine and Artur are a really helpful couple to have on the team- they are at the end of a phone and its reassuring for guests to know this.Summer is dry and the landscape changes from the lush green to golden - the sunsets can be fabulous and the night skies full of stars including the shooting stars if you are lucky enough to catch them.Pam
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Country house with private pool 45 mins to coast
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p898088
+44 (0)77 12090558
Ourique Beja region
5

WONDERFUL, RELAXING, AND COMFORTABLE

  • 5 of 5
Unfortunately we only had a week in Cachorros - despite
the weather being not very warm and sunny we really enjoyed our
days there very much! We had some excursions in the neighbourhood, to the
Algarve, to Milfontes, to Mertola...a wonderful countryside and many cultural highlights - and we would have liked to stay some
more days here in this wonderful and welcoming house in this wonderful place, there is the perfect nature around..... the world seems so peaceful at this place.

We also loved the pool, the spacious and comfortable livingroom, the clean bedrooms, the kitchen with all sort of facilities....

We can only recommend this splendid villa, whenever we can, we would come back here!
Thanks to the owner who always reacted immediately to any questions I wrote per e-mail!
Thank you for your nice welcome here, Maxine is also very friendly and
open-minded, if we should ever come back here into this region we would
only like to stay here again!
  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you so much Elfriede for your lovely comments about your stay at Cachorros.It is a shame the weather was not kinder to you-it seems that we all ,in Europe have had rather a colder spring than we usually have ! I am glad that the house was comfortable and we would love to welcome you back in the future-perhaps at a different time of year-the countryside changes with the coming of the summer sun -golden landscape rather than green and verdant.
I shall be adding a page in the visitor book on Mertola-a great place for culture-Roman ruins,Islamic history-great bird watching area and an inland beach not far from the town-complete with pedaloes!!!
business
Country house with private pool 45 mins to coast
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p898088
+44 (0)77 12090558
Ourique Beja region
5

CACHORROS REVIEW

  • 5 of 5
First impressions count for a lot in life, and it was the first impressions of the beautiful house of Cachorros that set our holiday up for splendour. Not only were we astounded by the spacious interior but heart-warmed by the scrumptious welcome pack and helpfulness of the owner. Clearly a lot of thought has gone into making the holiday home a perfect place.

The owner was extremely knowleable about the area with vase information which made travel arrangements, directions, recommendations to attractions and excellent affordable restaurants, or more specifically, the constant feeling of relaxation made us appreciate how lucky we were to have found a property that was families friendly, the owner had put a lot of thought into the accommodation and its facilities!

We thoroughly enjoyed our lazy days by the pool, basking in the charm of the house and of course the spectacular views…for a relaxing and luxurious holiday, I would strongly recommend, as the balance of the unspoilt side of Portugal complimented by the owner’s value of a stylish friendly environment, truly makes it a revitalizing experience!

Thank you very much, or should we be saying ‘Muito Obrigado’


Regards

Shacklocks
  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Marcia,glad you all had a great holiday.I am pleased that you found the house file useful i will make sure i keep it updated i am still finding new places to visit! Pam
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Map

Nearest Airport
69 Miles
Faro. Car hire reasonable from www.zitauto.com
Nearest Ferry
620 Miles
Santander
Nearest Train
1.1 Miles
Funcheira
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Castro verde
Nearest Beach
31 Miles
Vila nova de milfontes
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Village of Garvao
Nearest Golf
48 Miles
Silves
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Aldeia das amoreiras
Car: necessary

With its panoramic views over the undulating alentejan countryside this country house with its private pool is ideally situated to explore the fabulous alentejo and the algarve. Easy driving to the unspoilt beaches of the west coast -surfing,walking the rota vicentina or simply enjoying the beaches of the unspoilt resorts with their great seafood. The algarve with its numerous golf courses,aqua parks and more sophisticated resorts is also an easy drive. Vineyards producing fabulous red wines and olive oil can be visited. There are lovely old towns to explore ,lakes to fish in,fantastic bird life to see. For the adventurous canoe down the river Mira or quad bike at a local estate.

Lisbon can be reached by car or even train from the local station, Evora-a world heritage site within 2 hrs.

Walk into our local village for your bread in the morning or take the car it's just a 5 min drive. The town of Ourique with all it's amenities is only a 15 min drive. Restaurants offer simple traditional food that is cheap.

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Availability & Rates

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Ourique Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Rate 2
Mar 2 2014 - Jun 28 2014
5 night minimum stay
£750
 
 
Rate 3
Jun 29 2014 - Sep 6 2014
7 night minimum stay
£975
 
 
rate 4
Sep 7 2014 - Mar 1 2015
7 night minimum stay
£750
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit £100.00
A 25% deposit secures the booking !the balance + a refundable security deposit of £100 will be due 8 weeks before arrival.
The deposit and balance can be paid by cheque or bank transfer.
Notes electricity,gas and logs for fire in winter included.unfortunately due to rocketing electricity prices there is a cost for underfloor heating..Pool heating may be available (shoulder mths - april/may/October) at a cost of £150/week(it is a large pool!) please discuss with owner.
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Amenities

Ourique Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 250 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Internet
  • Activities Guide
  • Firewood
  • Heating ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Washing Machine
  • Towels Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Alarm Clock
  • Wireless Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Paper Towels
  • Laundry Soap
  • Parking
  • Basic Soaps
  • Filtered Water
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Ice Maker
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • Blender
  • Freezer
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , space for double aerobed
  • All bedrooms have built in wardrobes,bedside lights. there is space in bedroom 4 for another double bed if needed and there will be a small extra charge for this please discuss with owner.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Books for Adults
Outside:
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Binoculars
  • Large Cooler
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
Attractions:
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • wind-surfing
  • swimming
  • hiking
  • golf
  • freshwater fishing
  • sailing
  • mountain biking
  • fishing
  • surfing
Notes:
The property will be cleaned at the end of the let-housekeeper available for extra cleaning/laundry for a small fee. Initial sundries supplied-toilet rolls,washing up liquid,dishwasher and laundry detergents, bin liners, kitchen roll and condiments,tea,coffee,sugar,olive oil and vinegar Our housekeeper will meet you and take you to the property and answer any questions you may have-she speaks Portuguese and English Pool/beach towels included,parasols for beach available ,swimming goggles.
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