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Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Typical country house located in a little country village in the Alentejo prairie. Century old but completely restored. Great back view of a wine vineyard. Calm and relaxing environment. Close to Alqueva dame with water sports and touristic activities. The typical towns of Redondo, Mourão and Reguengos de Monsaraz are just a few kilometers away, placed in the wine route of Alentejo were you can visit the famous vineyards of the region. The house has 3 independent bedrooms, the entrance hall has a centennial dome ceiling which leads to a corridor with a centennial cradle vaulted ceiling. The Kitchen has a typical chimney. Back yard with olive tree, orange trees and lemon tree. Driveway for car parking.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car essential, Wheelchair users|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
The Alentejo region
The sparsely populated plains of the Alentejo are overwhelmingly agricultural, dominated by vast cork and olive plantations. The region covers a huge area, almost a third of the whole country, stretching south from the Rio Tejo to the northern mountain ranges of the Algarve – the name derives from the words além do Tejo, beyond the Tejo River.
Though the interior can be unexciting, the region repays exploration, offering unexpected surprises – from superbly sited castles and remote walled towns to Roman ruins and sweeping Atlantic beaches. Much of the population make a living from the huge agricultural estates known as latifúndios. Handed down from generation to generation, many have been in place since Roman times.
For most visitors, the region's major draws are its towns and cities, with the outstanding attraction being Évora, whose Roman temple, medieval walls and cathedral have put it very much on the tourist map.
In Alto Alentejo (Upper Alentejo), there is much to see and enjoy: the spectacular fortifications of Elvas; the district capital of Portalegre; the hilltop villages of Monsaraz, Castelo de Vide and Marvão; and the marble towns of Estremoz and Vila Viçosa, where even the humblest homes are made of fine stone from the local quarries. This region is also scattered with prehistoric remains, including over a dozen megalithic sites with dolmens, standing stones and stone circles.
(Adapted from: http://www.roughguides.com/destinations/europe/portugal/alentejo)
Redondo is a Portuguese wine region centered around the Redondo municipality in the Alentejo region.
The region is bordered by the Borba subregion to the northeast, the Evora subregion to the west and the Reguengos subregion to the southeast. The area is known predominately for its fruity red wines.
Reguengos is a word from old Portuguese and it means 'something belonging to the king's patrimony; rights that belonged to the Crown'. In this case it is the land around Reguengos and Monsaraz.
Reguengos is in central Alentejo and is the main town of the municipality of the same name. The municipality is conspicuously agricultural with the main economic activities being wine-growing, olive oil production and a strong rural tourism component. Today Reguengos is the unequivocal capital of Alentejo wine.
It is one of the oldest towns south of the River Tejo and its founding can be traced back to pre-history. It was once a castro (a hill fort, typical of the mountains in the north-west Iberian Peninsula, from the Bronze Age and Iron Age, which from an early stage shows signs of implementing a 'stone civilisation'). It was later occupied by the Romans, Visigoths, Moors and, in the 12th century, by the first king of Portugal, Afonso Henriques.
One of Portugal's most beautifully preserved medieval towns, Évora is an enchanting place to delve into the past. Inside the 14th-century walls, Évora's narrow, winding lanes lead to striking architectural works: an elaborate medieval cathedral and cloisters; the cinematic columns of the Roman Diana Temple (near the intriguing Roman baths); and a picturesque town square, once the site of some rather gruesome episodes courtesy of the Inquisition. Aside from its historic and aesthetic virtues, Évora is also a lively university town, and its many attractive restaurants serve up hearty Alentejan cuisine. Outside of town, Neolithic monuments and rustic wineries
(Adapted from: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/portugal/central-portugal/evora)
Grand work placed in the heart of the Alentejo, the Alqueva Dam, is set in the hydrographical basin of the River Guadiana and since 2002 is becoming the biggest artificaial lake in Europe.
This Big Lake is an attraction pole to the development of tourism and leisure. The open-air activities as the sports, fishing and the use of the space as a bathing-zone; or the walks in nature, the bird watching, recreational sailing (motorized or not) are more and more expressive activities in this region.
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4 Jun 2014
"Great place for an extended stay"
Was stationed in Evora for work for three months and stayed here the whole time with my wife and three young kids. It worked out very well for the kids since the house has a nice backyard and basicall… More
30 Aug 2013
"Remote for visiting Evora"
Overall the atmosphere is great for this house, but as a base to visit Evora and around it is quite remote, except if you only intended for nature.… More
18 Aug 2013
"Nice little cottage to relax"
A nice little cottage in the country side, nice to relax and be in touch with nature.
The house is located in a little rural village close to some nice historic landmarks.
It is a typical house from Alentejo that was completely renovated which makes for a comfortable stay. Everything was very clean and tidy.
14 Aug 2013
"A very nice place to spend a quiet holiday and get to know one of the most typical Portuguese regions."
A very nice and well maintained house in a very typical Portuguese region. Having a car is a must to move around. You can easily drive to great gastronomy, wine, nature and even water sports at the Alqueva. Spain is also close if you want to pay a visit to the Portuguese neighbor. The region is very quiet and is excellent for a hike or for cycling through beautiful landscapes.
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