Quinta Vale de Marmelos
Farmhouse | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 9
Beautiful Large three storey farmhouse surrounded by countryside and set in 2.2 hectares of gardens with olive and citrus orchards. Sleeps 9 (with overflow in separate cottage for 4 more). There is a swimming pool with shaded poolside area and large BBQ. Situated on the outskirts of Elvas, a UNESCO World Heritage site, with its magnificent fortifications and aqueduct and cobbled streets. The property is surrounded by countryside and is 5kms from the Spanish Visit the Pretty local towns, e.g. Marvao, Monsaraz, Vila Vicosa, Terena and Evora.. Excellent and cheap food and wine, walks (cork oaks, olives, castles). Excellent bird watching.
Our friend Anatolio looks after the grounds, maintenance and pool.and will be around from time to time.
|Size||Sleeps up to 9, 4 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Lisbon 250 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Standard||Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 4 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (5), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Swing set|
The Alentejo region
Elvas is a strongly fortified walled town just opposite Spanish Badajoz with a long history of battles. Black pork and red wine are just two of the culinary delights on offer. Film set villages nearby include Terena, Monsarraz, Vila Vicosa, Marvao and Borba. Elvas is a small town with steep cobbled streets. Outlying forts are interesting to explore. Olivenca (Spanish) just 16kms away has a magnificent Manueline Church, al lovely square that is very lively in the evenings as families come out to meet and greet. Elvas has evening summer entertainments in the main square. There is considerable Peninsular war history as Elvas/Badajoz were the key for Wellington to secure from the French.
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21 Sep 2014
"Tired, dated & overrun with pigeons"
To sum this house up, it looks like it was once a beautiful house in lovely grounds. The key issue is that 'it was once'. Now it is old, tired, and dated. The general cleanliness is poor, wi… More
This is the first year that we have run our Quinta as a holiday home. We admit that there were some teething problems and that the pigeons were a nuisance. When we received an email from Mr Wilson detailing a list of complaints I flew out to Portugal to check their validity. We have now made the balcony pigeon proof and addressed the other issues. However in Mr Wilson's email to me was the following sentence which he has omitted from his review:
'The bedrooms and bathrooms are very nice and in good condition with nice clean linen and towels.'
I would also add that the following two families, one from Belgium and one from England, loved the Quinta and have already rebooked for next year.
19 Aug 2014
"Best house that we have ever rented"
This is a fabulous place to stay. A massive property in a beautiful garden full of olive and orange trees and many other types of plants. Everywhere you look you will be delighted by the character and… More
Lovely comments. Thank you.
15 Aug 2014
dans l'ensemble bon j' ai appressier la maison bien spacieuse chaque chambre on leurs commoditer et les personne qui sont la pour la maintenance son toujours a notre disposition pour nous ai… More
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