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Santa Rita Country House

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 3 reviews

Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Beautiful and typical rural property in Evora monte, with special views to the castle and surroundings especially on sunset. The house offers 3 bedrooms, 1 living room with fireplace, equipped kitchen, 2 bathrooms. Outside a long porch and a wonderful swimming pool, offer the chance of leaving all stress behind.

Distinguished by its historic castle, the territory was founded in 1160. The parish of Evoramonte was issued a foral (charter) in 1248. Around 1801, there were approximately 2661 inhabitants in the municipality of Evoramonte, an area that included approximately 227 square kilometres (88 sq mi). At that time, the municipality included five parishes: Evoramonte, São Pedro, São Bento do Mato, Freixo and Vidigão. After the administrative reforms that started with beginnings of Liberalism, the parish of Santa Justa was annexed to the municipal authority. In 1849, there were 3030 inhabitants in a territory of 270 square kilometres (100 sq mi).

It was on 26 May 1834, that the historical Convenção de Evoramonte (Concession of Evoramonte) was signed between the forces of Queen Maria II (under her father Peter IV), and the forces of Miguel I, ending the Liberal Wars between liberal and absolutist forces. Consequently, Miguel was forced into exile. The municipality of Évora Monte was extinguished in the reforms of 1855, and its territory partitioned among the neighboring municipalities of Estremoz, Évora, Arraiolos, and Redondo.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Lisboa 160 km, Nearest railway: Evora 25 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General Air conditioning, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Toaster
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 Shower rooms
Furniture Double beds (3), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available

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29 May 2014

5/5

"Magnifique!"

J'ai rencontré Miguel l'an dernier, et il m'a dit sur le site et sur le projet de Santa Rita, et des idées qui ont, à cet endroit! Il est vrai que l'emporter au Portugal plages,… More

19 May 2014

5/5

"Perfect place to get away and relax"

I'm returning from a 7 nights stay, and I can assure the house is a perfect place to get away and relax for a few days, near Évora, world heritage cityThe house fits perfectly any family need, i… More

19 May 2014

5/5

"A place where magic can touch us!"

In the last three months, this was my 2nd time on Monte de Santa Rita. Actually, I hope, the second of many more!Alone or with friends, this lovely place in the heart of the Alentejo is right to put o… More

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Calendar last updated:18 Aug 2014

Based in Portugal

Languages spoken
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese