2 bedroom farmhouse to sleep 4/5
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About Phillip Mollet
Hi, my name is Philip and I'm the farm manager of Herdade da Maroteira. The farm has three houses in a beautiful traditional cork forest, with amazing views of cork trees, olive groves and vineyards. The area is ideal for sightseeing in a scenic and historic part of Portugal, within easy reach by motorway of Lisbon (2 hours) and Spain (1 hour). If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me!
Phillip Mollet purchased this Farmhouse in 1900
Why Phillip Mollet chose Redondo
Our policy, as a family-owned farm is to farm in a manner that is environmentally sustainable and provides value to the local community through employment and resource-sharing. When you book us you will be helping us protect the cork forest and the local enviroment.
What makes this Farmhouse unique
Other than the Accommodation Herdade the Maroteira is a 540ha working farm with several activities (Cork production, livestock, Vineyards, Wine production and Olive groves). We also live in a very privileged area of Portugal with a lot of historical locations and sites. For you to be able to make the most of you stay with us we have set up some actives with a full time local guide, who would love to show you the best of what we have. Our Tours 1 Hr Visit of the farm 5km Walk of Cork Forest 10km Walk of the Cork Forest and Vineyards 20km Walk of the farm and surrounding hill Explore the Dolmens of the serra D’ossa 2hr Jeep tour of the Farm
Pool / Spa
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Outstanding cork and grape farm
We regret not having more days at this beautiful serene location. Lovely pool area with a bar and washroom!
Short distance from Evora.
The hosts are lovely and the surroundings were gorgeous. We were lucky to be there for cork harvesting! The workers were very engaging and we enjoyed watching the removal of large pieces of cork.
Lots of olive, lemon and apple trees.
Many dogs, cats, sheep. We heard how the farm brings in black pigs and allows them to roam eating large quantities of acorns to help them gain upwards up 100kg.
We enjoyed the wine produced with the grapes from the farm.
The accommodations were beyond expectations including lots of dishes, cutlery etc for preparing meals.
When we return to Portugal we will stay here again!
Even better than it looks!
we had a marvelous time at the Herdade da Maroteira in Redondo. Everything about it is as described or pictured, but even better. The house was lovely and very comfortable, and the pool was most inviting. At night, the stars were so plentiful and bright! I don't know when I have seen such a full and beautiful night sky. We enjoyed trying the various wines made by the family. They were all excellent, but the Cem Reis Syrah was fabulous. We also ordered a meal one night which was delicious and sufficient for several meals-lamb from the Herdade with potatoes, salad, gaspacho and a lovely biscuit cake.
Best of all were the people. Antonio greeted us when we arrived and could not have been more helpful. He directed us to the local grocery store, and just by chance, when we arrived for our first visit, he was there and assisted us with some local cheeses. He also took us on our tour of the cork forest and was extremely informative. Philip and Marguerita were very attentive and helpful in making suggestions for day trips and restaurants. Jezerel (?) in the office was very kind as well and even went to the trouble of writing out for us exactly what kind of Maria cookies to buy to make our own biscuit cake and printed a recipe off the internet for us. I cannot go without mentioning the wonderful dogs. They are an integral part of the operation and are ready to greet you in the mornings or upon returning and are mostly happy to go on walks with you.
The house was a great base for visiting the other towns in the area as well as the Neolithic and Paleolithic ruins. I was there for 16 days and moving on to one of Portugal's lovely pousadas but was so sad to leave Maroteira.
Beautiful house, wonderful location
We only had two nights, I wish it would have been much longer. We stayed in late September. The weather was still warm mid day, cool in the mornings. Perfect for a dip in the infinity edge pool in the heat of the day.
We went to a delicious very local restaurant, there are a number of options close by. The kitchen was well equipped and we ate in our first night not knowing there were places to go close by to eat. Redondo has a large and a small grocery store, both about ten minutes drive.
The farm house is delightful. Generations of wonderful books in English. A fireplace, AC and beautiful furniture. You are definitely staying in a family house. The bed we slept in was very hard, this may be a good thing or not depending on your preference. This is the only thing I would change.
Joseph took us on an informative, exciting and comprehensive tour of the property. Recommended.
Thank you Philip for a wonderful stay.
Restful, beautiful vacation
This well kept property is a great get away.
There is staff that cleans the grounds every day which makes for a pleasing environment. It's a working Portuguese Heritage farm, with tours available and a lot of touring which can be done in the area. The infinity pool was super!
Charming and cozy farmhouse with wonderful hosts
We were two couples staying at this property - enjoyed the wonderful views and pool after a day of seeing the sights and wine tastings. Loved the cork farm tour by jeep and the farms's produce (eggs, lamb). Accommodation was comfortable and had everything we needed. We look forward to our next visit!
This property is beautiful, the house was comfortable and the dogs were a highlight of the stay.
This stay was one of our favorite places in Portugal. We took a tour of the property, including the cork farm. It was just fascinating and the guide was very knowledgeable.
We were accompanied on the tour by the 6 resident dogs which just made my day. The pool was delightful and the night sky stunning.
I would have given 5 stars, but we arrived after a long day of driving to find only a caretaker. The owner was travelling so we felt a little lost. The property is located a fair distance from any towns or restaurants and we did not have access to coffee in the mornings. There is a kitchen there. It is just important to know to bring everything that you might need. Given that, I highly recommend this property.
Firstly thank you for your positive review and sorry we didn't get the opportunity to meet.
I would just like to say that I'm also sorry to hear that you didn't get your morning coffee, but I would just like to add that the house you rented is self-catering meaning that even if I was here, there still wouldn't have been any coffee for you in the house.
Once again thank you for your stay
Enjoy one of our cork tours during your stay.