The house is in a totally private location but near a village. It is newly built architect designed completed 6 years ago. All furnishings and fittings are modern.
The house is split level with terraces, gardens, patios, bedrooms and bathrooms on both levels. There is an internet connections. The kitchen is well designed with all mod cons including dish washer and washing machine.
Built on a hillside, the elevated position, with splendid views, brings cooling breezes and at night no air-conditioning or mosquito protection is necessary. Peace and quiet are guaranteed, but the pool and ample space on sunny or shady terraces, will allow everyone their own space to play.
The house has a studio for its artist owners and the house and gardens have beautifully designed features and artistic sculptural objects. The exterior and interior are beautifully designed for comfort, convenience and visual interest.
Access by car is good with a short private track leading to the house from a tarmacked village str
The owners, Ian Chapman and Gordon Cooke, are artist/designers who use the property to work and teach ceramics. Courses in 'Walking and Potting in the Alentejo' are offered every September. Details on website www.gordoncooke.co.uk. Interested in garden design also for the past six years Gordon has been trying to make a bare, hot hillside into a special garden to complement the design of the house.
Ian Chapman purchased this house in 2006
This property is a gem of comfort and beautiful design, with home comforts in the climate of your dreams. The hot days cooled with Atlantic breezes, the swimming pool for added cooling and ample shade and sunny areas to sit and totally relax.
Totally private and quiet, yet in a village with bars and cafe and within easy drive of a town, this property gives you a fully authentic Alentejo experience with all mod. cons.
Desinger and artistic surroundings a unique garden with splendid views and large outdoor spaces, terraces and pool.
A very tranquil location, with lovely views from the terrace. The house is spacious and well-equipped and would be a great place to stay at any time of year. The owner's artistic eye is very much in evidence, both inside and outside - beautiful objects, and well-considered use of local materials in the building. The pool area is lovely - brilliant place to spend time after a taxing day at the beach.
We really enjoyed staying in this beautiful property, there was plenty of room for our party, which was made up of 2 families, a granny and an extra friend. We were particularly stunned by the modernist architecture and craft based decor, quite unique to the owners, both beautiful and utterly appropriate for the landscape and climate.
The pool was really nice for morning and evening swimming, we travelled to beaches during the day, there was a good selection nearby on the incredible atlantic coast.
Ian gave us lots of information about the local area, which was very useful, we ate a lot of local produce and the young people cooked bbqs on the in built equipment at the villa.
Great holiday- I'm sure we'll be back.
Nous avons passé un agréable séjour dans cette maison confortable. La maison surplombe la vallée, les différentes terrasses offrent de très jolis points de vues. La région est calme et sauvage, c'est parfait pour se reposer. Nous avons séjourné à deux familles, l'eau de la piscine était excellente. Les plages de la côté sont juste splendides. On reviendra avec plaisir. Merci à Britta pour l'accueil et à Ian pour ses indications et sa gentillesse.
Nous avons passé un agréable séjour dans cette maison confortable. La maison surplombe la vallée, les différentes terrasses offrent de très jolis points de vues. La région est calme et sauvage, c'était parfait pour se reposer. Nous avons séjourné à deux familles. Les plages de la côté sont juste splendides. On reviendra avec plaisir. Merci à Britta pour l'accueil et à Ian pour ses indications et sa gentillesse.
Nous avons passé un excellent séjour. La maison a beaucoup de charme, la piscine a ravi les enfants (12 et 6 ans) et le village est lové dans une très belle région que nous avons eu plaisir à découvrir grâce aux indications des propriétaires. Je recommande cette maison aux amoureux de la nature qui recherchent l'authentique.
The house is in a totally private location but near a village. The summer climate is hot, but the elevated position, with splendid views, brings cooling breezes and at night no air-conditioning or mosquito protection is necessary. The peaceful surroundings will allow you to relax or venture into the completely unspoilt and authentic rural area of pine, eucalyptus and cork oak forests. Sheep, goats, pigs and other animals are around as this is an area of simple rural economy with picturesque ruins of wind mills and houses as well as the prettily painted 'low houses' of the Alentejo. Access by car is good with a short private track leading to the house and shaded parking. You can go from the house either up the hill to the back or down the fields to the village with many wonderful local walks through unspoilt countryside or a pleasant drive to the Atlantic coast which is an untouched nature reserve.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$316|
Security deposit of €300 required paid to secure booking.
Half payment paid 8 weeks before booking.
Full payment 4 weeks before booking.
Pay security deposit on confirmation of booking then monthly amounts in two/three parts prior to the rental period.