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Moita Raza Luxury Farmhouse, near Marvao, Sao Mamede Natural Park - Raza Farmhouse

Bedrooms 3
Property type farmhouse
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Castelo de Vide Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

Farmhouse renovated to a high standard with pool

Situated in the beautiful Vale de Rodam, near Marvao and Castelo de Vide and within the Sao Mamede Natural Park.

'Montinho' farm cottage and 'Monte Raza' farmhouse are totally independent adjoining properties which can be let together or separately. The properties share a 12m (1.8m deep) saline swimming pool with lawn and gardens. Together they comfortably sleep 10, ideal for a large family or 2 family groups.

Activities: Birdwatching:

Guests at Raza will be given advice on the best spots in the area to see the different bird species, and you can arrange with Peter to go on a guided tour. A half day trip will cost you the price of the fuel and lunch! You can see a wide range of birds including egrets, vultures, eagles, great and lesser bustard, black-shouldered kite, azure-winged magpie, hoopoe, blue rock-thrush, bee-eaters and many more.


Walking the medieval tracks through the hills is a must, and we will provide you with details. Some tracks start from the house.

Guided walks can be organised as well as self-guided walking maps and notes, with lunches or picnics.

Mountain biking:

There are 8 mountain-bikes for guests use. The area has many quiet tracks to explore, and maps and advice can be given.


This area is very suitable for serious cycling with good road surfaces, quiet traffic free roads, good and long hill climbs and all amongst the wonderful scenery of the Sao Mamede hills, combined with a good climate and delicious local food and wines.

We can meet groups with their own equipment at Lisbon airport with a minibus and provide backup as required.

Swimming - besides the swimming pool a stones throw from your room, river bathing is available on the River Sever at Portagem and at various lakes in the area, the most convenient being Apartadura (6km) and Barragem do Póvoa (10km). There are superb municipal swimming pools at Castelo de Vide including an indoor heated pool.

Fishing - Bass and Carp fishing on the Caia and Apartadura lakes. Private fishing can be arranged on a 4 hectare Alfarofia lake near Elvas where the Portuguese record carp was caught this year, weighing 24kgs or 52 lbs! You will need a licence which can be obtained in Portalegre.

Horse Riding - Cordero the mule and Improvisto the donkey are residents of Raza and Montinho properties and can be ridden to explore the farm. Riding can be organized locally and a visit to the National Horse Stud at Alter do Chão cannot be missed.

Rock climbing and abseiling under supervision can be arranged nearby.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Peter Eden
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese
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Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
November 20, 2016
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Nearest Airport
220 Kilometres
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
6 Kilometres
Car: recommended

The houses have spectacular views of Marvão castle and are situated in 60 Acres of pastures, oak forest, organic orchards and olive groves within the Sao Mamede Natural Park.

Other Activities: birdwatching, guided walks.


Rates & Availability

Castelo de Vide Farmhouse Rental Rates


  • Moita Raza: 3 double bedrooms

    Price for up to 4 guests per week
    1 January - 16 June - 760 €
    16 June - 15 September - 900 €
    15 September - 19 December - 760 €
    20 December - 3 January - 900 €

    Price for up to 6 guests per week
    1 January - 15 June - 960 €
    16 June - 15 September - 1.100 €
    15 September - 19 December - 960 €
    20 December - 3 January - 1100 €
  • Montinho: 2 bedrooms

    Price for up to 2 guests per week
    7 January - 15 June 550 Euro
    15 June - 16 September 660 Euro
    16 September - 19 December 550 Euro
    20 December - 3 January 660 Euro

    Price for up to 4 guests per week
    7 January - 15 June 750 Euro
    15 June - 16 September 860 Euro
    16 September - 19 December 750 Euro
    20 December - 3 January 860 Euro
  • Prices are in Euro - exchange rate conversion calculated at time of booking
    Prices include Portuguese VAT at 6%.
    Infants under 2 are free of charge - 2 cots available.

    To confirm your booking, a 50% deposit is payable via bank transfer or a cheque. The remaining 50% is payable 15 days in advance.

    For booking address and further information:

    Peter and Rosemary Eden,
    Monte da Moita Raza,
    Vale de Rodam,
    Bloco 3, Caixa 7,
    7330-151, Marvao,
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Castelo de Vide Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Farm Holidays
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Honeymoon bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Wren bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Oak bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Honeymoon - 1 king , en-suite
    Wren - 2 twin/ single , en-suite
    Oak - 2 twin/ single , en-suite
  • Montinho (2 bedrooms, sleeps 4) Double bedroom with hand painted double bed and furniture and en-suite bathroom with bath and shower. Double doors lead onto a private patio with views of the Rodam valley and Marvão castle. Twin bedroom with hand painted Alentejana furniture and adjoining bathroom with rain dance shower.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • swimming
  • tennis
Raza (3 bedrooms, sleeps 6) Open plan fully equipped kitchen with eating and comfortable sitting area and large log-burner stove, all under a vaulted chestnut wood ceiling.

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