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Sunshine, Wisteria and Orange blossom

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

A rural retreat for those seeking peace and quiet

Monte das Sesmarias is a delightful converted farmhouse, the home of an Anglo-Portuguese family currently living abroad. Our guesthouse located close to the main building has a huge double bedroom with en-suite bathroom/shower giving onto a private colonnaded terrace with a water pond. A private sitting room with a double sofa (sofa bed) can be used as a second bedroom for extra children or friend. There is a second full bathroom for the extra guest. For those wishing to cook at home, a kitchenette built in an old bread oven room can be used to prepare light meals.

The guesthouse is a stone's throw from a large pool, shared with the owners, surrounded by orange and lemon trees.

Sesmarias is set in an olive grove surrounded by cork forests. Its silence is broken only by the occasional visit of the local shepherd and his sheep. It is a paradise for walkers and bird watchers. Visiting ornithologists have logged 100+ species including the great grey shrike, hoopoe and black-winged kite.

More Details
Registration Number : 17389/AL

Property Manager
Ines Mollet
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french, portuguese
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 6, 2017


Estremoz Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
  • One bedroom with one master bed. One double sofa-bed in the sitting room.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • swimming


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Sunshine, Wisteria and Orange blossom
average rating of 4.0 based on 1 reviews

Rust en afzondering middenin de natuur

  • 4 of 5

Prachtig afgelegen woning met meerdere amers en groot erf. Eigen zwembad vlakbij. Wijds uitzicht op kurkeikgebied. Goed om tot rust te komen.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
184 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Aldeia da Serra
Nearest Motorway
17 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Aldeia da Serra
Car: necessary

The farm is called Monte das Sesmarias and is an idyllic spot to get away from our busy lives and just enjoy the sounds of nature, have a swim in the pool and distill in the sun. The house has internet, plenty of books to read and board games to play. Bird life is wonderful to watch and going for walks is a must. The village close by is called "Aldeia da Serra D'Ossa" or just "Aldeia da Serra" (±200 inhab.) and is at 3km from the farm on the N381 road between Extremoz and Redondo. It has a couple of restaurants, one more expensive and highly sought out by Lisbon people, and another cafe/restaurant "Restaurante Serra D`Ossa" where you can eat at or order a few very typical dishes to take home for dinner. Close by is the convent of São Paulo which is now a hotel (worth visiting, has beautiful azulejo covered walls). The closest town Redondo (9 km, ±5000 inhab.) there is a good supermarket and all amenities including an medical center. Redondo is a beautiful medieval town famous for its pottery and you can watch it being created on potter's wheels and try it out yourself, kids love it. The two closest cities where you can find anything under the sun are Estremoz (25min drive) with its famous Saturday morning open farmer's market which is a must. You can also go up to the Estremoz Pousada and climb the tower for spectacular views. From there you can take a 1h highway drive to Spain, and visit Merida's Roman museum and the Roman circus. Evora (35-40min drive) is a larger city (1h drive from Lisbon) with many monuments to visit, and very culturally active, summer concerts, a beautiful theatre (Teatro Garcia de Resende), Roman ruins, museums, exhibitions, etc. For a special sunset dinner we recommend Reguengos de Monsaraz (37 km) on the spectacular Guadiana river lagoon bordering with Spain (Albufeira do Alqueva) with magnificent views.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $9.82
Pet Fee $12.28

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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