Farmhouse | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
At Monte da Quinta we aim to provide a very high standard of country living and comfort with traditional architecture and modern facilities. Due to our high standards and attention to detail we are approved and officially licensed 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 a Quinta of 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.
The farmhouse is furnished to a high standard. It has a large comfortable lounge and dining area complete with Wi-Fi internet access, Flat screen 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. Both bedrooms have en suite facilities, a walk-in power shower or bath, WC, and hand basin.
Double doors open from the bedrooms onto private side terraces. Double doors open from the lounge onto a private covered dining terrace at the front. For extra comfort this cottage has under floor heating for the winter months and cooling fans for the summer months. For your entertainment there are a variety of DVD's, books, board games, pens, paper and puzzles.
The farmhouse 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 Farmhouse 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 which include: mains drainage, mains electric, solar water heaters, no gas appliances and our pool water is regularly tested. 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.
We offer working holidays at Monte da Quinta. We provide free accommodation with lunch and an evening meal. See our website for more information or email us for details.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Milfontes (West coast), Albuferia (Algarve) 60 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|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, DVD player, Staffed property|
|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||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors|
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 and homemade preserves are available for purchase from the farm office.
|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 cottages, 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.
Change over 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.
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.
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.
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.
Activities offered by Monte da Quinta:
* Quad bikes
* Hot Air Ballooning
* Helicopter trips
* River Cruises
* Off Roading
HOLISTIC THERAPY TREATMENTS
At Monte da Quinta, within the comfort of your own cottage, our holistic practitioners and healers are able to offer you a range of unique complementary therapies.
* Reiki Healing and Massage
* Bach Fower Remidies
The Alentejo Region is a uniquely fascinating and beautiful place with much to offer:
And those that like to relax in comfort