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Villa | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 11
Passareiro is a charming and traditional working estate located in the heart of Portugal’s unique Alentejo region. The house itself dates from the 18th Century and is elegant and informal, with long vine-shaded pergolas running along the length of the bedrooms and spacious living areas. Antiques and rustic pieces are scattered throughout, adding to the rich sense of character and history of the house and its surroundings.
Guests have private use of the beautiful swimming pool, which is fed by a natural stream and overlooks vineyards and citrus orchards - true bliss!
Perfectly located to explore all the area has to offer, Passareiro is within easy reach of Lisbon airport (1hr15mins). The UNESCO World Heritage town of Evora is 25mins away and guests are welcome to walk on the estate, exploring the vineyards and cork forests or to just relax by the pool and take in the atmosphere.
Passareiro sleeps 10 in six bedrooms and is available for private stays year-round on an exclusive basis only. Accommodation is offered on a self catering basis, but chefs and childcare can be arranged in advance.
REDUCED RATES FOR SMALLER GROUPS IN LOW AND SHOULDER SEASON.
|Size||Sleeps up to 11, 5 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Lisbon Portugal 110 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms of which 4 Family bathrooms and 3 En suites|
|Furniture||Double beds (4), Single beds (5), Cots (2), Dining seats for 14, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
|Further details indoors|
- A truly unique country house with a sense of history and stunning location
- All bedrooms are provided with fine quality cotton bed linen, towels and bathrobes for adults.
- Living and Dining Rooms decorated with antiques and rustic pieces, with huge traditional fireplaces.
- Large indoor Dining Room and outdoor dining areas and barbecue.
- Stunning pool with viewing platform and shaded areas. The pool is fed by a natural spring and looks out onto vineyards and citrus groves.
- Excellent walking on private estate, with vineyards, ancient cork forests and olive groves.
- Fully equipped kitchen with all mod-cons.
- Home cooked meals available as extra on arrival. Optional Chef for full catering and extra maid hours available.
- babysitting available
- Daily maid service 4hrs except on Sundays.
|Further details outdoors|
There are shady gardens and an outdoor dining area at the rear of the house, as well as a spacious living room, dining room, games room and study inside.
Two minutes from the house, the large pool is fed by a natural spring. The pool has a spacious platform area, with sun loungers and an elegant shaded area where there are hammocks for relaxing and a table for meals and drinks al-fresco. Towels, an icebox and tableware are provided for use at the pool.
- Owner not on site but easily reachable
- Farm tours can be arranged
- Full maid service 4hrs daily - high standard
- Private chef on request
- REDUCED RATES FOR GROUPS UNDER 7 PAX - PLS ENQUIRE
About this location
The Alentejo region
The Alentejo is a beautiful and diverse area, offering visitors a glimpse of rural life in one of Europe’s most undiscovered regions. From cork forests to fortified medieval towns, vineyards and great cuisine, there is lots to keep visitors busy.
The Alentejo is an excellent year-round destination and the landscape changes dramatically throughout the year. In spring, the fields come alive with wildflowers, summer days are long and hot with the landscape taking on golden tones until late autumn, when it is wine harvesting time. Winters days can be very sunny and warm, although the nights can be chilly, but cosy if spent by a roaring fireplace!
As a working farm, Passareiro also offers a chance to see traditional farm activities. In late May you can see the unique process of cork stripping and September is time for grape harvesting. Early spring is lambing season and the fields come alive with wildflowers. Guests are welcome to walk on the estate, exploring our vineyards and cork forests.
Nearby is the World Heritage town of Evora, with its white-washed houses and Roman ruins, including the famous Temple of Diana. Evora is a charming university town with plenty of shops and restaurants. Other historic towns such as Estremoz and Reguengos are nearby and there are several prehistoric sites to be explored. The area also offers horse-riding, biking, nature walks and Go-Karting. Wine tastings can be arranged.
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16 Jun 2013
"Beautiful house, ideal for large groups, everything thought of!"
A beautiful large house perfect for young children to play, run and hide. Wonderfully sociable pool area far enough away from the house so as not to be worrying if you have young kids. The option of a chef is fantastic, it was a treat to have a meal on the table after a long journey and it was utterly delicious! Each master has a en-suite which is great for large groups and there are bottles of delicous local wines available which you can pay for at the end. The owners are on hand if you need anything but it is very unlikely you will as everything has been thought of! Perfect!
4 Apr 2013
"Outdoors and indoors a feast for your eyes."
Quite a unique working farm. With luxurious swimming pool. Large cork forest, vineyards. Outdoors and indoors a feast for your eyes. Close to Evora, nice place to visit. Great little villages with lit… More
8 Feb 2013
"A chance to recharge your batteries"
I have stayed at Passareiro on several occasions over the years and I return over a over again. At a reasonable driving distance from Lisbon is this peaceful space where you can get away to recharge your batteries from one's day to day life.
The property has great grounds to enjoy long walks, siestas by the pool are a must, as are long lazy lunches and glasses of wine under the stars.
The perfect get away with friends and family.
7 Feb 2013
There is no point in going on holiday if you are less comfortable than at home. Wonderfully, a stay at Passareiro feels like being at home... but better. There is space for everything inside and out - the lovely eating area looking out over the vines; the glorious swimming pool with shade for the babies and plenty of loungers for the sun-worshippers; the enormous dining table, if you can bear to eat inside; the cosy sitting room for relaxing with a book (or an ipad!); gorgeous bedrooms with plenty of storage to unpack ; enough bathrooms for everyone to wallow. Then there are the large, comfortable beds, that get made for you each morning; the fabulous produce available to make wonderful meals; stunning countryside that you can explore on foot within the estate...
The experience at Passareiro is a rare and joyous thing. A beautiful house and farm in which to relax and soak up the good things in life - family, friends, food, drink, sun. I couldn't recommend it highly enough.
6 Feb 2013
"Ideal place for a group of friends with children"
This is my 4th time back to Passareiro and I love this place! This time we were with 4 couple friends who also have young children. All the children in the group were between the ages of 1 and 4 yrs, and they adored the place. It is very easy to get to from Lisbon (only about a 1 and a quarter hour drive from the airport - all motorway) which was perfect - any longer the kids would start to moan! The farmhouse has all the modern comforts you want, but maintains the appeal and beauty of a countryside retreat. The kids loved running around outside and swimming in the swimming pool. We went on several walks in the farm which were great fun! It is also a fully operational farm and we walked around to see the vineyards, cork trees and sheep - which the kids loved! I think we were all happy that our kids managed to spend some time in a fresh-air countryside environment, as we all live in central London. When the kids would have their afternoon "siesta" we (the adults, of course!) took the opportunity to relax in the swimming pool area. In the evening, when the kids were asleep we had fabulous dinners accompanied by delicious Alentejo red wine. For most of the time we simply enjoyed relaxing and taking advantage of the wonderful house. We also managed to go one day to the spectacular UNESCO town of Evora which is a 15 minute drive away. I cannot think of a more ideal place to spend a week with friends if you all have young children. I already miss it and will be booking again for 2013!
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