Castro Verde chateau / country house rental - Large upper pool terrace with loungers and sun shades. Fabulous views.
Large upper pool terrace with loungers and sun shades. Fabulous views.
 
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • 3 Bathrooms
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
 

Castro Verde Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description
Self catering rental Alentejo, Portugal. Stunning views and traditional cuisine.

We aim to provide a very high standard of country living and comfort with traditional architecture and modern facilities. Monte da Quinta sets a high standard and has been approved and officially licensed by the Ministry of Tourism of Portugal, Classification CASA de CAMPO.

This unique retreat comprises of two country houses which are beautifully furnished to a high standard, set in 5 hectares of private estate land. A large natural salt water swimming pool and children’s play pool (no chlorine or chemicals). Just on the edge of Castro Verde we have the advantage of the tranquillity and beauty of this fantastic landscape, plus all the facilities of the town.

Within 10 minutes walking, or 2 minutes in the car, we have several excellent RESTAURANTS, CAFES, SHOPS and SUPERMARKETS, Festivals and Markets throughout the year.

Located within 45 minutes easy reach of the West coast and the Algarve.

WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT:

Traditional restaurants with live music, bars & cafes within walking distance & a choice of 3 large supermarkets within a 2 minute drive. Local outdoor tennis courts & indoor public swimming pool within a 2 minute drive. Local quad biking, horse riding, ballooning, archery, paintball, vineyard tour with lunch, off roading, skippered river cruises. We can offer a range of Holistic Treatments.

Our GUEST HAMPER includes local produce, cheese & wine & initial sundries provided, liquid soap, toilet rolls & bin liners.

Pre-order a bottle of CHAMPAGNE on ice.

A comprehensive GUEST GUIDE to the region & local restaurants. Buckets, spades & sun shades for the beach.

A LOCAL WEATHER FORECAST for your stay.

We hire TENNIS rackets for the local courts and BEACH TOWELS and a COOL BOX for the beach.

FRESH FARM PRODUCE, eggs, oranges, local honey, homemade preserves, olive oil & small souvenirs, gifts & our postcards.

FARM ANIMALS include: Shetland ponies, pygmy goats, Alentejo pigs, various poultry. A boules pitch & two guest bicycles. A local cinema, theatre & night club.

We have RECYCLING facilities.

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES:

Working with a preferred partner we are able to offer the following outdoor activities at a very special rate. Monte da Quinta will handle the booking for you and make all the necessary arrangements.

VINEYARD TOURS (lunch optional), QUAD BIKING, HOT AIR BALLOONING, ARCHERY, HORSE RIDING.

Various activities are available from Monday to Friday throughout the year. Please consider the Alentejo climate, some may be more appropriate than others depending on the time of year.

BIRD WATCHING PARADISE the perfect location for twitchers, our guests have listed some of the birds spotted at Monte da Quinta on within 10 kilometres such as: Lesser Kestrel, Red and Black Kite, Great and Little Bustard, Black Bellied Sandgrove, Corn Bunting, Eagles, Bee Eater, Egret, Storks, Marsh Harrier, Montago Harrier, Cuckoo, Strikes. resident Little Owls and we have a Nightingale for several weeks of the year.

REST ASSURED: Our farmhouses are maintained to a very high standard of cleanliness and are inspected on a weekly basis. Our holiday houses were restored to strict guidelines set by the Ministry of Tourism Portugal. These include: mains drainage, mains electric, solar water heaters, no gas appliances and our pool water is regularly tested.

All rooms have smoke alarms these are connected to a central alarm system. Fire panic buttons and emergency exit signs. Kitchens are fitted with extinguishers and fire blankets. As a registered business we are licensed operators for Rural Tourism and insured for public liability. We provide a basic first aid kit in each house and we are regularly inspected for health and safety. We are on site to assist, manage and maintain our standards 'Our reputation along with your recommendation is our future'.

Details for Casa Laranjeira (3 bedrooms) 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 3 Bathrooms

This country house is furnished to a high standard. A large comfortable lounge & dining area, complete with Wi-Fi internet access, flat screen TV, satellite, DVD player & a iPod dock. A selection of DVD's, books & board games. A large well equipped kitchen with granite worktops, a hob, oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, kettle, toaster, coffee machine, electric juicer, iron & a ironing board. All three bedrooms have en suite facilities, walk-in showers, WC, hand basin. Large doors open from the lounge onto a large private covered dining terrace, with cane furniture & lounger's & southerly views for miles over the unspoilt Alentejo plains. For extra comfort this house has under floor heating for low season. Oringinal dry stone walls keep the house cool & we provide cooling fans for high season. The house is finished with traditional white washed walls & beautiful brick arches. Single storey with terracotta floors throughout, shuttered windows, vaulted beamed ceilings & a fireplace.
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Having bought Monte da Quinta in the summer of 2002 with the intention of it becoming our holiday retreat, we found it increasingly hard to return from visits to the hustle and bustle of the UK. With much planning and determination, finally in the summer of 2005, we moved to Portugal.

Michaela Tulip-Mills purchased this chateau / country house in 2002

Project managing the build and restoration of the farmhouses, we took inspiration from some of the fantastic accommodation we had stayed at within Europe. With our love for all things rustic, traditional and the ambience of the Casa de Campo “House of the Country” life style, Monte da Quinta started to evolve.

We wanted to maintain the traditions and farming practises that had taken place at Monte da Quinta for many generations. With little knowledge of our own, we enlisted the help of a former employee of the farm. Despite our initial lack of the Portuguese language, his patience with us and dedication to the land and the animals has helped us to keep farm blooming.

Monte da Quinta combines modern facilities and traditional architecture with an even balance between rural tourism, farming and a unique way of life. Centrally located within the lower Alentejo region with easier access to the Algarve and the western coast line.

With our continuing success, we have settled into the landscape and lives of the local people very nicely. Thanks to the fantastic support and recommendations from many of our returning guests, we now have a viable business with visitors from all over the world.

18 Reviews of Property 85479 in Castro Verde, Portugal

Casa Laranjeira (3 bedrooms)
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
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Casa Laranjeira (3 bedrooms)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p85479?uni_id=70696
+351 286322001
Castro Verde Beja region
5

Wow, Wonderful Find

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
I have spent a long time considering this review, not because I couldn't think what to write, but because I have so much to say. Firstly - the welcome you receive is wonderful - Michaela is there waiting for you to show you round, the photos on the website do not do it justice - lovely spacious, homely feel. In the kitchen is a fantastic hamper with freshly squeezed juice, homemade jams and marmalades, milk, wine, bread and a lovely sign with our names on. The cupboards have a stock of some basics, like cooking oil, tea, coffee, herbs and spices, which again was a pleasant surprise. The property inside and out is well maintained, lovely and clean. You also have your own herb bed outside to help yourself too. Michaela, Nigel and Bradley also supplied us with fresh veg from their garden and eggs from their hens, which was such a delight and delicious. The children loved the animals and went every day to feed them. The pool was a great hit and perfectly laid out with sun loungers and big umbrellas. Michaela has put together great information folders in the house, with recommendations not only from her, but from other visitors and I have to say we weren't disappointed with any of the trips we did or the restaurants we visited. We also had lovely people staying next door which enhanced the holiday no end, sharing BBQs, going to local restaurants and up into the town to enjoy the Fiesta. I would highly recommend this property if you are looking for an idyllic, quiet, relaxed place to stay. It is about hour and half, to Lisbon, Algarve and to the west coast, so you are central, without the hustle and bustle, but you need a car. We will definitely be booking a return visit. Just as a final point if you needed any more reasons it was my birthday when we were there and I received a lovely card from Michaela, Nigel and Bradley. It was such a thoughtful and kind gesture.
Owner's Response: Thank you once again for making a three week reservation with us this summer. It was a pleasure to get know you all and enjoy a cold beer together at the festa in Castro Verde. Thank you for spreading the words "Monte da Quinta". Hope to see you all again soon. M x
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Casa Laranjeira (3 bedrooms)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p85479?uni_id=70696
+351 286322001
Castro Verde Beja region
5

A perfect, lovely place to stay!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
We loved the place; had a wonderful week. The house is beautiful and very well maintained. We loved the gardens and the animals. The owners did everything to make you feel "at home". We visited several cities, e.g. Beja and Lisboa. We can highly recommend this place!
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Casa Laranjeira (3 bedrooms)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p85479?uni_id=70696
+351 286322001
Castro Verde Beja region
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Little Ones Very Welcome

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
Weve had a really lovely holiday, with everything we might possibly of wanted was provided. especially appreciated all the children's things, buckets and spades, books, games and movies. The little ones are so obviously welcome. Our 1st family holiday, many happy memories and Ella learnt to swim. xx
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Casa Laranjeira (3 bedrooms)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p85479?uni_id=70696
+351 286322001
Castro Verde Beja region
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Peace in a hectic world

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
Wonderful times had. West coast day trip is a must and fresh fish cooked over coals on the beach. Monte da Quinta is a pocket of peace in a hectic world.
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Casa Laranjeira (3 bedrooms)
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+351 286322001
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Was As Magical As Ever

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
Yet again a blissful holiday. perfect hosts, unobtrusive but thoughtful and friendly. The casa's, pool, farm and grounds are imaculate and tasteful. Castro Verde is steeped in history, well equipped and we loved the local market.
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Casa Laranjeira (3 bedrooms)
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Our Second Visit

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
The only time we have ever chosen to holiday in the same place twice (two years running) and now I cant imagine choosing another holiday destination.It will be impossible for anywhere else to live up to Monte da Quinta and this part of Portugal. We have made friends and found a truely special location.
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Casa Laranjeira (3 bedrooms)
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By far the very best

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
WE have stayed in lots of villas over the years but Casa Laranjeira is by far the very best. Beautufully furnished, well equipped and authentically decorated. The hosts are also fabulous - attentive but discreet. We have visited beaches, castles, cathedrals and sat outside local cafes watching the world go by.
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Fabulous for Foodie & Wine Fans

Fabulous for Foodie & Wine Fans
  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
Excellent.... Local vineyard is a must try. Fabulous for foodies and wine lovers.
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Casa Laranjeira (3 bedrooms)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p85479?uni_id=70696
+351 286322001
Castro Verde Beja region
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Our Third Visit

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
As we had hoped our third visit (now in summer) has been definately the best. Lovely house (lots of space!)super weather and we used the pool everyday. Beatrys was able to have her first pony ride. Your kind hospitality as always. Farm eggs, oranges for juicing and tomatoes left as little gifts !!! we will be back in 2012.
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Casa Laranjeira (3 bedrooms)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p85479?uni_id=70696
+351 286322001
Castro Verde Beja region
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A Wonderful Vacation

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
We have had a wonderful vacation at Monte da Quinta. Very kind and helpful hosts. We mae trips to the west coast and Mertola. Free fresh farm eggs and tomatoes left at the door everyday, fabulous. We look forward to returning.