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4.5 hectares of private landscaped grounds and gardens set in an Alentejo backdrop

Farmhouse | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Swimming Pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
  • Car essential
  • Nearest beach 60km

At Monte da Quinta we aim to provide a very high standard of country living and comfort with traditional architecture and modern facilities. We have achieved the classification Casa do Campo by the Ministry of Tourism of Portugal.

Providing Rural Tourism self catering accommodation for a maximum of 10 guests in 2 comfortably large, delightfully restored, self contained country houses set within 4.5 hectares of beautifully managed private grounds.

Just on the edge of Castro Verde we have the advantage of the tranquillity and beauty of this fantastic landscape, plus all the facilities of the town. Within 10 minutes walking, or 2 minutes in the car, we have several excellent restaurants, cafes, shops, supermarkets. Castro Verde hosts festivals and markets throughout the year.

This country house is furnished to a high standard. It has a large comfortable lounge and dining area complete with a Wi-Fi internet access, flatscreen TV, satellite channels, DVD player and a iPod speaker dock. A well equipped kitchen with granite worktops, a hob, oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, kettle, iron and a ironing board. Also equipped with a a 24 bottle wine cooler .

All bedrooms have en suite facilities, walk-in power showers, WC, and hand basin. Large doors open from the lounge and third bedroom onto a private covered dining terrace.

For extra comfort this country house has under floor heating for the winter months and cooling fans for the summer months. For your entertainment there are variety of DVDs, books, board games and puzzles.

This country house is finished with traditional white washed walls and beautiful brick arches. It has terracotta floors throughout with wooden shuttered windows, vaulted beamed ceilings and an open fireplace. This house is single storey and built on solid rock and therefore the room levels do vary with one step between some rooms.

The house has immediate access to a private landscaped garden: a covered terrace, a further open terrace, BBQ area and access to the swimming pool.

WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT

- Traditional RESTAURANTS, BARS and CAFES within walking distance

- A choice of 3 large SUPERMARKETS within a 2 minutes drive

- Outdoor TENNIS COURTS within a 2 minutes drive (we hire rackets)

- INDOOR PUBLIC POOL within a 2 minutes drive

- Local QUAD BIKING, HORSE RIDING, BALLOONING, ARCHERY

- VINEYARD TOURS with lunch, off roading, skippered river cruises

- We offer a range of HOLISTIC THERAPY Treatments on site

- COMPLIMENTARY HAMPER includes a selection of local produce, cheese & wine

- INITIAL SUNDRIES provided: soap, washing up liquid, terrace candles, toilet rolls, kitchen cleaner

- Comprehensive GUEST GUIDE to the region and local restaurants

- A LOCAL WEATHER FORECAST for your stay

- FRESH FARM PRODUCE: eggs, oranges, homemade preserves, olive oil & local honey

- FARM ANIMALS include: Shetland ponies, sheep, pygmy goats,

- Alentejo pigs, chickens, ducks, guinea fowl, & geese, turkeys

- BOULES PITCH within the grounds

- BUCKETS, SPADES, BEACH TOWELS and a COOL BOX for guest use

- Two adult size BICYCLES for guest use

- RECYCLING facilities

- NIGHT CLUB within Castro Verde

- CINEMA and a THEATRE

- FESTIVALS and MARKETS throughout the year

BIRD WATCHING PARADISE the perfect location for twitchers, our guests have listed some of the birds spotted at Monte da Quinta on within 10 kilometres such as: Lesser Kestrel, Red and Black Kite, Great and Little Bustard, Black Bellied Sandgrove, Corn Bunting, Eagles, Bee Eater, Egret, Storks, Marsh Harrier, Montago Harrier, Cuckoo, Strikes. resident Little Owls and we have a Nightingale for several weeks of the year.

REST ASSURED - Our holiday farmhouses were restored to strict guidelines set by the Mnistry of Tourism of Portugal. These include: mains drainage, mains electric, solar water heaters, no gas appliances and our pool water is regularly tested. There are smoke alarms on every room as weel as a fire panic button and emergency exit signs. Our kitchens have fire blankets and extinguishers.

As a registered business we are licensed operators for tourism and insured for public liability. We are regularly inspected for health and safety. We are on site to assist, manage and maintain the standards at Monte da Quinta.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Milfontes (West coast), Albuferia (Algarve) 60 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 500 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Faro 90 km, 20 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property
Pool Children's pool
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 En suites
Furniture Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

Guest Hamper

A guest welcome hamper awaits you, it includes: bottled water, local wine, cheese & bread. Our own honey, homemade preserves, homemade scones/pastries, our fresh farm eggs, freshly squeezed orange juice from our grove. Milk, butter, pate, tea, coffee & sugar. Initial sundries: terrace candles, liquid soap, toilet rolls, bin liners, & washing up liquid.

Planning "Something Special"

We can provide any or all of the following: champagne on ice, handmade chocolates, a bouquet of flowers. We will also recommend the best fine dining in the area, book a taxi, or help you arrange a special activity day.

For the Children

We provide a variety of DVD's as well as free-view sat TV channels. The houses have books, board games, pens, paper and puzzles. Night lights are provided. Buckets, spades, sun shades and boules sets for the beach.

Local festivals throughout the year, local cuisine and historical sites. Within an hour of the beach and nearest international airport.

Fresh linen is provided and includes pool towels for the use at Monte da Quinta only. All towels are replaced mid week. Mid week housekeeping and linen change can be arranged for an extra cost.

We have a cot complete with cot linen, two travel cots and a baby chair. We are happy to provide these items at no extra cost.

We have Laundry room facilities with several washing machines and a tumble dryer.

Monte da Quinta honey, fresh farm eggs and homemade preserves are available including our olive oil and oranges.

Further details outdoors

Swimming Pool – The uniquely designed and recently completed non slip pool measures 11.5 x 5 meters with roman end. The pool is situated within the landscaped areas to the front of the two rentable farmhouses, with its elevated position providing a fantastic vantage point for the stunning southerly views.

The pool uses a balance of natural salt rather than or chemical chlorines, the water contains approximately 10 percent the salt level of ocean water.

Children's Shallow Play Pool – Incorporated in the main pool is a 4 meter circular shallow children's play pool.

Pool Terrace – Special non slip pavers surround the pool area. Ample loungers, sun shades and seating are provided.

There are two adult size bikes for guest use. We have a boules court within our grounds, sets of boules for children and adults to use. Buckets, spades and sun shades for a day at the beach.

We hire beach towels and a cool box for the beach and tennis rackets for a game at our local courts.

Further details

Changeover days are set for Saturday during July & August.

Payment - We require your 40% non refundable deposit when making your reservation. Reservations are not guaranteed until we are in receipt of your deposit. The balance must be received 6 weeks prior to your arrival. All bookings made within 4 weeks of arrival must be paid in full.

The Alentejo region

Monte da Quinta in Castro Verde is situated centrally in the lower Alentejo region. A perfect location to explore in all directions and just a short distance from either Faro or Lisbon Airport. The region is steeped in history and heritage sites. To the north are the historic towns of Beja (the capital of the Alentejo province), Evora, Mertola and Lisbon. To the south are the towns of Faro, Portimao, Loule, Albufeira, and Tavira. All can be reached by car on day trips.

Alentejo Coast

Endless coast line of unspoilt coves, stunning beaches, estuaries, small fishing villages and towns. Take a walk on the wild side and appreciate the natural beauty of this coast.

Whites Lands

Although it is characterized by vast and sunny plains, with apparently endless wheat-fields, the Alentejo always offers new landscapes. The plains of Castro Verde, full of thousands of white flowers during spring, are excellent for walks by foot or by bicycle, and then you can fully appreciate the fauna and flora typical of the region's flat lands.

This vast open space is chosen by white storks to make their nests. At the Monte das Azinheiras (Holm-oaks Hill) there are more than sixty couples. Bustards, hawks and vultures also prefer the solitude of the golden plains. Some streams create the ideal environment for frogs, salamanders and tortoises. The wild boar prefers the oak-plantations, full or acorns, or scraping the soil in search of truffles.

Castro Verde

With its stunning views over the open countryside and just minutes to walk into the centre of Castro Verde this small farm with its country houses and private pool is ideally situated.

Discovering the coastlines and the historic towns is easy from this central location within the lower Alentejo region.

Rugged un-spoilt beaches along the west coast are within an hour and offer much to explore, water sports and the walking the rota vicentina coastal paths. Enjoy the fabulous fresh seafood grilled to order and sample the wines of the region. The Algarve is just 45 minutes away offering more glorious beaches, golf and aqua parks for the children.

Local activities include: vineyard tours, wine tasting and dinner, jeep safaris, motor quading and spa days. Stepped in history it is possible to visit historic towns and sites such as Lisbon, Evora, Mertola and Marvao

Delicious traditional cuisine with fantastic regional wines at incredibly low prices. We will recommend local restaurants and all importantly those that you can walk to.

The town of Castro Verde originates from a Lusitanian hill forte. An extremely well equipped town with several restaurants, supermarkets, cash points, a health centre and 24hr pharmacy and an open air market selling local produce. The town has boutiques, hardware and household shops. There is a post office, an internet cafe, night club, public swimming pools, a coach station, cinema and a cultural centre. There are also are two petrol stations within Castro Verde.

The heart of the "Campo Branco", the name given to the pale terrain of the Mediterranean ceral steppe is Castro Verde and all its well-preserved heritage.

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

Activities offered by Monte da Quinta:

* Quad bikes

* Hot Air Ballooning

* Archery

* Helicopter trips

* River Cruises

* Off Roading

* Paintball

The Alentejo Region is a uniquely fascinating and beautiful place with much to offer:

- Archaeologists

- Ornithologists

- Botanists

- Artists

- Cyclists

- Golfers

- Fisherman

- Walkers

And those that like to relax in comfort

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Review 1-9 of 9

21 Aug 2013

5/5

"Perfect place, we had a wonderful time"

We very much enjoyed our stay. We loved the house, it is beautifully furnished and very well maintained. The garden is beautiful and so very quiet. The swimming pool makes this place even more perfect. Michaela is very, very kind and helpful. She offered lemons and oranges from the garden and fresh eggs every day. Also very positive is the short distance to the village. It is easily to walk to the village to get your fresh bread in the morning or go for dinner in the evening. Without any doubt we can recommend this place. Michaela and Nigel we wish you all the best and, once again, thanks for the wonderful week.

It was wonderful to welcome you back to Monte da Quinta this year. So glad you enjoyed your second holiday here. Hope to see you again soon. x

16 Jun 2013

4/5

"Loved it, recommend it, try it. It will not disappoint and l will go again."

I really enjoyed my short stay at Casa Laranjeira and would have no problem recommending it. The owners Michaella and Nigel were very hospitable and provided us very kindly with some home produces. They have a beautiful setup, as they are a working place with a holding of animals and land and l believe done in the old Portuguese ways without being harmful to crops/animals and land. The accommodation was well equiped and thought out, everything, down to the wfi. They made sure we felt welcomed and were on hand should we need help yet discreet to allow us to enjoy our stay. Lovely and knowledgeable to chat to. I would sincerely recommend you try it out. Of course there is the beautiful area of Castro Verde/Alentejo/Cork oaks. Thank you For having us.

Thank you for taking the time to write a fabulous review on our property. So glad you enjoyed your stay here at Monte da Quinta and hope to welcome you both back soon. Obrigada M

7 Nov 2012

4/5

"A really lovely and calm family getaway!"

We had a really lovely time. Michaela was wonderfully attentive and helpful. We hope to return again. Thank you very much for making provisions for my 2 month old little boy with a crib in our bedroom.

27 Jul 2012

5/5

"very amazing"

One word to describe my vacation : AMAZING!!!!! Our vacation was relaxing
the property is beautiful and well maintained and very clean
there is everything you need, very nice rooms with bathroom, large terrace and a beautiful swimming pool.
thanks to Michaela

28 May 2012

5/5

"The most relaxing and scenic location I have ever experienced."

We have recently returned from our second visit to Casa Laranjeira and it is still as idyllic as I remember. 2 Beautiful Portuguese farm houses that have been superbly renovated to a very high standard with their own (very refreshing)pool and a superb view over the local countryside. With plenty of room for 6 people Casa Laranjeira is a fantastic location for a relaxing break with family or friends. As it is a working farm there are also plenty of opportunities to familiarise yourself with the animals!

Castro Verde itself is a small Portuguese town, with all the amenities you need; whilst retaining a very local look and feel. There are a couple of excellent restaurants, a couple of local bars to enjoy your evenings, and even a local nightclub if you are feeling particularly adventurous. There are not many English speaking locals, but actually this adds a lot to the character of the town.

We took advantage of some very quiet roads and enjoyed a number of local trips and activities; these included the waterparks, plenty of golf, quad biking, wine tasting, as well as 2 trips to the West coast of Portugal to an amazing beach (with a very nice fish restaurant) and another trip to a local lake with a man-made beach. (Very popular with locals.)

As hosts Nigel and Michaela were fantastic- happy to help in any way they could (including support for the language if you get stuck!).

Overall this is a fantastic location for a relaxing break and I could not recommend it highly enough.

21 May 2012

5/5

"Outstanding property and scenery!"

It was our second time to this property, and everything was as good as we remembered.
The great quiet location and the miles of amazing farmland scenery make this such a relaxing place to stay for a holiday.
We made the most of the week we had there. Visited some of the beaches on the West Coast (only about an hours drive away), Quad Biking at a local Vineyard, and a couple of games of golf on the Algarve (also only an hours drive away).
The local town is quiet in May, but there are a couple of great restaurants and a decent supermarket.
A great place that most will enjoy and not want to leave!

20 May 2012

5/5

"Amazing!"

This is our second time returning to Monte da Quinta and once again the week was wonderful. The villa is lovely and really is luxury. The bedrooms are decorated with a nice home feel and have their own bathrooms which are a great touch.

The welcome pack we received when we arrived was filled with everything needed to start the holiday off perfectly. Fresh eggs were also available daily. The information provided of places to go was really helpful and detailed.

The owners are so friendly and always on hand to help with any questions we had and offering further recommendations on anywhere else to go.

We will 100% be returning and would recommend this Villa to anyone we felt needed a luxury holiday without the huge expense that usually goes with it.

31 Aug 2011

5/5

"Magical Moments at Monte da Quinta"

Monte da Quinta was the perfect holiday accomodation, blissfuly calm, tasteful and very unique. The villas were clean, tidy, well furnished and comfortable, also the private terraces and pool were faultless and perfect for all swimming abilities with a deep and shallow pool. It offers exactly what the website emplies and more. Nigel and Michela were the perfect hosts unobtrusive but pro-active and charming. All the places they recommended were wonderful and there was something for everyone. Yet it was equally enjoyable to stay by the pool under the pepper tree and enjoy the views and lucious Aljento sunshine. All in all it offers a holiday to remember and a place to return to!

So glad you enjoyed your second stay at Monte da Quinta as much as the first. It was a pleasure to spend some of your precious holiday time with you at one of our favourite restaurants. Best regards and hope to welcome you back soon. M

11 Jul 2011

5/5

"lovely relaxing break"

Once again, our holiday in Casa Laranjeira was just perfect. It is so nice to switch off from real life and the hosts Michaela and Nigel could not be more welcoming or helpful.

The cottage is very well maintained and very clean. The covered terrace area is a perfect place to relax and escape the sun at midday whilst still being able to look out over the beautiful landscape and pool.

Our 3-year old loved the children's pool and feeding the animals with scraps every day. There are several different varieties of pig, chickens, geese, ducks, guinea fowl and peacocks.

Can't wait to go back.

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