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'Portugal's best-kept secret.' Secluded farmhouse with stunning pool.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,399 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Converted farmhouse with 6 beds, 1 acre of private ground and stunning 12m pool

Described by one of our very happy guests as 'Portugal's best kept secret', this rustic farmhouse is a secluded get-away set in beautiful countryside. Nature lovers, birdwatchers & walkers may be drawn to the area in cooler months. In the summer, the private pool & easy access to un-spoilt beaches provide the perfect ways to relax.

The house has beam ceilings, red tiled floor, white walls & has been renovated using local materials such as slate & marble. It sleeps 6 people. 2 double bedrooms,1 bedroom with bunk beds. The thick stone walls keep the cottage cool throughout the summer months & there are oil filled heaters & an open log fire and a stove for the cooler seasons. Free Wifi connection available.

The large (12mx5m) saltwater pool has decking at one end with large canopy & a seating area complete with small fridge, cold water shower, power points & bean bags. The pool can be lit at night. There is 1 acre of private ground with a beautiful terraced garden & fruit trees & 2 large south facing terraces

The grounds: The two large south facing terraces have beautiful views of the surrounding countryside. One of the terraces has a shaded area and can be used as an outdoor dining space. There is also a BBQ.

More Details

Wolfram & Susanne
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, german, We understand Portuguese but, answer in English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Lieber Herr Leschke,

Eine wunderschöne Zeit neigt sich leider dem Ende.

Am Montag beginnt die Arbeit und 3 Wochen sind viel zu schnell vorbeigegangen!

Es war einfach nur toll.

Für ihre Oase kann man sie nur beglückwünschen.

Tolles Haus,tolles Grundstück,toller Pool.


Ganz liebe Grüße
Aug 2014
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São Luís Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1399 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , New small bathroom with shower, built in portuguese style
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , Big bathroom with bathtube and washing machine
  • Big bathroom with bathtube and washing machine , old potuguese style ( ceramics ) but with all you need.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Tall windows overlooking garden and hills beyond
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Doors opening onto terrace
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , bunk beds with views of garden and hills
  • Books
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Ample parking for cars to the side of the property. The path from the cottage to the pool is by way of steps and so is not suitable for people with mobility problems. The property is also not ideal for toddlers due to steps and a few drops.


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'Portugal's best-kept secret.' Secluded farmhouse with stunning pool.
average rating of 4.875 based on 25 reviews

So peaceful and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit and once again we left with special memories.

Will return next year.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Rural bliss!

  • 5 of 5

Set in a lovely rural area, green for Portugal at this time of year (end July) with lots of thought from the owners in making life comfortable particularly round the pool area. For me the salt water pool was a big plus as I'm not a fan of chemically treated ones. The small town of São Luis is close by with a good butcher and fish market.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned home after a fantastic 2 week holiday at Talgre. I cannot say enough about the property. The house is well appointed with everything you could need for home and the beach. The pool was our favorite and we spent long lazy hours floating in the warm water or enjoying time under the canopy in the shade. We also loved the new grill and enjoyed many meals outdoors on the lovely veranda. Thank you for Wolfram and Suzanne for allowing us to have such a memorable holiday at Talgre.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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lovely, peaceful villa. We had a very relaxing holiday and hope to return

  • 5 of 5

Tranquil setting and very comfortable villa. Garden colourful with pretty views. On the edge of a wood with an abundance of walks.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
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Fabulous house

  • 5 of 5

Talegre is everything you could want in a holiday home. Beautifully maintained, very well equipped, cosy and warm with lovely gardens and a stunning pool. This was so enticing that we even braved the cool clear waters in March!

Talegre is surrounded by lovely walks through cork groves and meadows and is of course near to some fabulous beaches. We enjoyed exploring in such a great place.

Britta and Paul were so friendly and helpful and made us feel most welcome.

We have already booked to return to Talegre in the Autumn.

So thank you Wolfram and Susanne for sharing your wonderful home.

Peter and Elaine

  • Submitted: May 1, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
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Perfect for a peaceful holiday

  • 5 of 5

Talegre and the area gave us everything we wanted for our 2 week holiday. The house is indeed secluded, with the peace and quiet only interrupted by the very occasional tractor and the local dog choir. We spent most of the time outside; the pool area is fantastic and the salt water just about warm enough for early October dips. The inside of the house was spotlessly clean and equipped with everything you'd need. Dealings with Wolfram went very smoothly and Britta, who looks after the house locally, was very helpful. The area is completely unspoilt - about 25 minutes to Milfontes along virtually deserted roads, with lots of good restaurants and beaches. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
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Nearest Airport
180 Kilometres
Faro airport or Lissabon airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Sao Luis
Nearest Golf
80 Kilometres
Algarve / Troja
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Amoeiras Gare,
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
Sao Luis
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Vila Nova de Milfontes
Car: recommended

Situated in a quiet location off the beaten track (quite literally its 600m down a dirt track!) the property offers an ideal environment for a peaceful, relaxing holiday. This is a part of Portugal which is almost untouched by tourism. Shepherds still roam the hillsides with their flocks and cork from the cork oaks is collected in the traditional way.

Although this is a rural location there are some superb unspoilt beaches within 20 to 30 minutes drive (some suitable for surfing & body boarding) . Vila de Nova Milfontes is 20 minutes by car.

Freshly baked bread, locally grown fruit and veg can be bought in the village of Sao Luis, 3 mins drive away. For a larger selection of shops, supermarkets, bars and restaurants there are the small towns of Milfontes, Cercal & Odemira 15 mins drive away. Tennis and horse riding available in Sao Luis.

A car is essential to appreciate this unspoilt corner of Portugal. Beja 1hour, Lisbon 2hours, 45mins to nearest Algarve beaches, Faro airport 1.5hours


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $305.47

20% deposit with all bookings and balance due 6 weeks before arrival. £200 refundable deposit for breakages is required with final payment. This will be refunded within 2 weeks of departure after inspection of the property.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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