|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
The farm consists of a sloping area of 2.5 hectares at 1km distance from the center of Cercal do Alentejo. There are fruit trees, olive trees, cork oaks and 2 authentic Alentejo farmhouses. The houses are adapted to the comfort of today. One is inhabited by us and the other is for rent to people who like the tranquility of nature, but don't want to be too far from civilization.
The home is detached and comprises a living room, bathroom, 2 bedrooms and 2 terraces. It is modern and suitable for 4 people. The house is rented all inclusive (gas, water, electricity, wood for the stove and bed, bath and kitchen towels/linen).
The immediate surroundings of the quinta, consists of comparable parcels, mostly inhabited by genuine Portuguese farmers. Our quinta is a small two hours drive from Lisbon and Faro.
The house is located 10 km from the Atlantic coast witch is still very quiet.
Our second stay at Quinta Boavista and it did not disappoint. We never usually go back to somewhere that we have been to before but made an exception here. We enjoyed our visit as much this time if not more than before. We find Quinta Boavista perfect for a relaxing holiday. There are plenty of beaches and places to visit in the nearby vicinity.
Sabine, Dries and family are very welcoming and accommodating. Easy to visit from both Faro and Lisbon. There are plenty of restaurants to try in Cercal, Vila Nova de Milfontes, Porto Cove and Sines.
We have been back home nearly a fortnight now and can honestly say we miss Quinta Boavista and the Alentejo very much. I can see a third visit will be happening.
The farm of Quinta Boavista is set in such a peaceful, private and beautiful little valley and is the perfect place to have a relaxing holiday. Dries and Sabine and family made us feel really welcome from the start. The cottage has everything you need is tastefully decorated and was very clean and well cared for.
The small town of Cercal is close at hand and has various shops, restaurants and a supermarket. The town is untouristy and has an authentic Portugese feel to it.
There are many beautiful beaches close to hand to explore and they were certainly not crowded when we visited. The property is easily visited from either Lisbon or Faro.
We have never visited the same place twice, but may well make an exception here.
We are a family of three and we were looking for somewhere within easy reach of Villanova and all its beaches and restaurants. We couldn't have been happier with Quinta Boavista.
Sabine and Dries were great hosts - as were their incredibly friendly dogs Nelson and Lola. It felt like we were really living on a little Portuguese farm - which we were!
The main house is slightly separated from where guests stay, so you have lots of privacy. The main room is large, lovely and cool if it gets hot. The patio and garden are very pretty and there is a hammock for enjoying the sun. The bedrooms are on the small side but very cosy and any family of four would be perfectly comfortable in them. Plus there are all the farm animals - its a great place for little kids, though our son is 8 and he really enjoyed all that too.
The local village of Cercal, whilst not a major tourist destination, has all the things you might need in a pinch - cafes, supermarket etc - and is a 15 minute or 5 minute drive away.
In short, this is a great little place if you have a car and are looking for a base to jump off from to explore the Alentejo and Algarve West Coast. It's great value too.
What a great place and a wonderful location. This classic Alentejo farmhouse, set in a small verdant valley, feels so remote, in a world of its own, that you can’t believe you are a mere three minutes drive or, better still, fifteen minutes walk from Cercal and all its amenities: supermarkets, banks, cafés etc. The house, one of two buildings, is on a five acre quinta. There are a myriad of fruit trees and animals - goats, rabbits, ducks and hens - all managed by the owners, who live in the other house and are on hand if needed. The house has been recently restored; it is well equipped and has modern furniture.
Just 20 minutes drive away are the glorious beaches of the Atlantic coast, which were always deserted.. And Cercal, a typical, unpretentious Alentejo town, features amongst its many bar/restaurants one that serves what must be the best value meal in Portugal! Ask Sabina. We’ve never really gone to the same place twice in all our 30 years of traveling, but would make a real exception here - friendly and accommodating hosts - a fantastic, relaxing, holiday home.
Na 2 uur rijden vanaf Faro werden we om 1 uur 's nachts ontvangen door de gastvrouw. In de ochtend een prachtige eerste indruk. De quinta Boa Vista is gelegen in een sfeervol romantisch dalletje begroeid met verschillende vruchtbomen, begrenst aan de ene kant met een beekje en aan de andere kant een helling met bos. Daar 12 dagen verblijven was voor ons geen straf. Heerlijk!
Wandelen in de nog authentieke plattelandsomgeving met de geweldige bloemenpracht . Lekker eten daarna in het dorpje Cercal. Erg veel de nabij gelegen kust bezocht met prachtige stranden, helemaal alleen voor jezelf.
Kortom een aanrader deze plek als je van rust, ruimte en prachtige natuur houdt.
Wij verbleven begin mei 12 dagen bij Sabine, Dries en Jet na het bezoek van Jan en zijn gezin ( zie vorige recensie april 2015). Ook wij hebben genoten van ons verblijf aldaar en sluiten ons geheel aan bij de tekst van Jan en zijn daarmee "tevreden gasten".
Wij hebben de afwisselende omgeving op onze eigen manier verkend en vele mooie plekjes en weggetjes ontdekt. Niet alleen in de omgeving van Quinta Boavista maar ook in het noorden ( Sines en het schitterende strand van Sto Andre en Santiago) en het zuiden ( Odemira) en het westen ( Porto Covo en verschillende stranden). Strand, ruige kust, glooiend landschap, bloemen, kruiden, geuren en kleuren, het is er allemaal. We zijn er nog niet uitgekeken; een 2e bezoek sluiten we niet uit.
Sabine, Dries en Jet dank voor de goede zorgen en gezelligheid en tot ziens.
The Alentejo province covers over 31,000 kilometers ², and has only 776,000 inhabitants. It has a vast undulating landscape and shows many beautiful, historic villages. The Atlantic Ocean on the west coast is unspoiled with endless sandy beaches and small bays, free from mass tourism. The coastal region of Alentejo is mostly nature reserve. Cercal do Alentejo is a village with all amenities. There are cafes, restaurants and several supermarkets. There are also a pharmacy, two banks and several other shops. In the vicinity is a lake where you can swim.
Villa Nova de Milfontes is a lively seaside resort 10 km from Cercal. There are several beaches on the ocean and some river beaches on the Rio Mira. The Rio Mira is one of the cleanest rivers in Europe and flows in the Villa Nova Milfontes the ocean. There is ample opportunity in this place and beyond.
Other Activities: Sea fishing, Kayak, Rafting, Dolphin watching, entertainment
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
De prijzen zijn inclusief (gas, water, elektra, hout voor de kachel en bed-, bad- en keukenlinnen).
Wij vragen een borg van €150,- die u bij vertrek weer terug krijgt.
Voor overwinteren in de maanden november, december, januari, februari en maart: Vanaf 4 weken 20% korting op de totale huurprijs. In augustus is zaterdag onze wisseldag.
We vragen een aanbetaling van 50% van de totale huur.