Spacious House, regional cuisine, 5 mins walk into town, 40 mins from Algarve
About Michaela Tulip-Mills
Having bought Monte da Quinta in the summer of 2002 with the intention of it becoming our holiday retreat, we found it increasingly hard to return from visits to the hustle and bustle of the UK. With much planning and determination, finally in the summer of 2005, we moved to Portugal.
Michaela Tulip-Mills purchased this Chateau / Country House in 2002
Why Michaela Tulip-Mills chose Castro Verde
Project managing the build and restoration of the farmhouses, we took inspiration from some of the fantastic accommodation we had stayed at within Europe. With our love for all things rustic, traditional and the ambience of the Casa de Campo “House of the Country” life style, Monte da Quinta started to evolve. We wanted to maintain the traditions and farming practises that had taken place at Monte da Quinta for many generations. With little knowledge of our own, we enlisted the help of a former employee of the farm. Despite our initial lack of the Portuguese language, his patience with us and dedication to the land and the animals has helped us to keep farm blooming.
What makes this Chateau / Country House unique
Monte da Quinta combines modern facilities and traditional architecture with an even balance between rural tourism, farming and a unique way of life. Centrally located within the lower Alentejo region with easier access to the Algarve and the western coast line. With our continuing success, we have settled into the landscape and lives of the local people very nicely. Thanks to the fantastic support and recommendations from many of our returning guests, we now have a viable business with visitors from all over the world.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Not permitted within the property.
Children aged over 16 yrs accompanied by an adult
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Any persons other than guests staying at Monte da Quinta may not use the facilities. We do not permit “day visitors”.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Excellent villa, hosts & location
Really nice and well kept villa set in lovely grounds. The pool is perfect for a villa of this size and the local town has several decent restaurant options within walking distance despite being small enough to feel very quiet and relaxed.
Our hosts were extremely welcoming and helpful, would gladly return in future.
Peaceful and beautiful place
Very clean, confortable and tastefully decorated house
Nice owners, great hospitality and profissionalism
Fresh swimming pool
Farm animals to visit and feed
All of us love this perfect week in the burning Alentejo
The best relaxing holiday ever
6th return I think. As always it was a time to remember with friends. Great company, fun times and no better place to spend it. We love it year after year we return
Stunning Place relaxing stay
Beleive this was my fourth visit stretching back until 2011. The farmhouse is an amazing place to stay, spotlessly clean, amazing and useful "welcome back" pack on arrival, swam in the Pool everyday, enjoyed feeding the goats and pigs. Also a good place to explore from, this year we went to Evora, toured a local vineyard and did some quad biking at another one. Our wonderful hosts could not have been more helpful. With two properties there only we often had the pool to ourselves. The setting is stunning.
wonderful holiday in lovely surroundings
We arrived late at night with a small baby. It was wonderful to be greeted by Michaela and Nigel, and food !!.
Despite some rain, we were on the terrace every day from 7 when the baby woke up, to 10pm when we flaked out. The house had all the equipment we needed. The pool was a bit cold for the baby, but lovely for us. We had barbecues, ate well, and relaxed thoroughly. Highly recommended!!
It was our pleasure to welcome you to Monte da Quinta and to have three generations of your family stay for a week. I am glad you all had time to relax and enjoy the alfresco life style. Hope to see you all again. Many thanks for your review.
Amazing family holiday!
Thank you Nigel, Michaela and Bradley for a truly wonderful holiday, your are the perfect hosts, nothing is too much trouble. All 5 of us thoroughly enjoyed our stay in your luxurious 3 bedroomed cottage. We came home feeling very relaxed and united as a family again. I have recommended your cottages to our friends and family as the location is perfect. We loved the surrounding views, farm animals and of course the swimming pool and hammock. The location was superb we liked the flexibility of being able to walk into the local town and being able to have the easy drive and choice of travelling to the Algarve or the West coast - what more can a family ask for. We will be back x
5 minutes stroll into the center of town. Convenient facilities on your door step, shops, supermarkets, bars and restaurants. The farm offers space, quiet and relaxation. The Algarve and the stunning west coast are within an hour. Plenty to see and do with local vineyards, many outdoor activities and beautiful coast lines.