Quinta Azenha/Log Cabin
Log cabin | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
This log cabin is set on a small hill in tranquil unspoilt Alentejo. The log cabin is on a small farm which has
free rangeing pigs,chickens,guinea fowl and ducks. Free range orgainc eggs are offered for sale at a small cost. We grow a variety of vegetables and salad ingredients which you are free to use as you wish during your holiday with us. Down at the farmhouse we have a 13metre x 6metre swimming pool which you are also free to use as and when you wish.
The theme of this holiday is peacefull,tranquil and laid back go out and explore on foot or by car or just laze by the pool or on the verandah of your log cabin and marvel at the peace and tranquility and 360 degree view of unspoilt countryside set before your eyes. We are also close to several very large fishing lakes to.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Albufiera/Algarve & Vila Nova de Milfontes/west co 70 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Faro|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Boat available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (1), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Swing set, Private fishing lake or river|
|Further details indoors|
The log cabin has a generous lounge area with seating for 6 people. There is a groundfloor double bedroom at one end of the lounge whilst off the other end is the kitchen area which has fully fitted kitchen units a sink ,cooker,microwave,kettle,toaster and pots pans and cutlery. Through the backdoor of the kitchen and outside is a larger than average shower room, with a toilet and a large sink area. Back in the lounge of the log cabin is a small staircase which leads up to a small loft bedroom which has a double bed. The log cabin also has a log burning stove for the winter time to keep you extra warm and cosy.There is under stairs storage. Outside and at the front of the log cabin is a verandah with table and chairs. Approximately ten yards to the left of the log cabin is a day cabin and a bbq area for your use. In the day cabin there are some children's toys also. Extra beds are available for larger family groups. There is a swing and a slide and a sand play area.
|Further details outdoors|
This is a small working farm where we welcome some hands on help if you feel the urge. Such as collecting the eggs and feeding the animals.
We offer fishing trips to the local lakes.
ATV trips into the forests and mountains, finishing with a BBQ and drinks
ATV trip into the local hills with a drink at the local cafe on return.
Full English breakfasts cooked and served by the poolside.
Evening meals cooked to order.
Child minding, for you to have an evening to yourselves!
Although we are inland we are infact only 40kms from the beautiful west coast resort of Vila Nove de Milfontes which is a Portugese gem and not to be missed.
All bedding and shower towels are provided all you need to bring are your own pool/beach towels.
However should you require bread then it must be ordered in advance for the day that you arrive. There is a large supermarket just a short drive away. In the next village 6kms there are all facilities. Pharmacy, banking, post office, supermarket etc etc.
The Alentejo region
Very rural nice villages and towns.
Just a short distance to the west coast resorts which are unspoilt by mass tourism and are generally uncrowded.
Several large fishing lakes in the area, fishing permits can be obtained locally.
Ourique is a small town which has shops,banks,pharmacies,cafes,bars,restaurants,hospital,doctors and vets.
There is a large supermarket as you enter the town.
Aldeia das Amoreiras is just a very small village with approximately 300 residents, most of them elderly as the younger people leave to find better work in the large cities or in tourism.
There are many festivals and bank holidays in Portugal so you are almost sure to find something going on in the locality during your stay.
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27 Sep 2013
"A Hidden Gem"
The perfect getaway if you want to really get back to the country. We spent a peaceful, relaxed week and a half in Julie and Glynn's log cabin. Set in beautiful surroundings it was the perfect place to unwind and forget about work. Although it was an ideal setting for exam revision. Julie and Glynn are exceptional hosts.
Ps - I passed the exam this morning!
18 Sep 2013
"spoilt by our hosts in an unspoiled natural landscape"
The farm is situated in a beautiful unspoilt valley. The log cabin is perched on top of a hill and from the deck you can sit back and enjoy the surroundings. From sunrise to sunset the shadows and colours change constantly. Or you can join in, Glynn and Julie welcome traveling farm helpers as well as holiday makers.
The children adjusted very quickly to the temperature and tempo of life and entertained themselves building huts and checking in on the animals and spotting gecko's and salamanders. The weather governs what can be done; some mornings start overcast and cool - a good time to go food shopping or go for a walk, the sun burns off the cloud cover and its then time to seek shade, swim in the pool, or read a book. A welcome warm breeze blows in late afternoon and depending on what everyone is doing BBQ together by the pool or walk into the village for a drink or meal. Eating out is affordable and therefore very enjoyable - not a luxury as it is at home. We ate out regularly and appreciated eating genuine local produce and the local hospitality. Olives, wine, bread, vegetables are all served in generous portions and as said in the other reviews and in tour books, the Portugeuse make children feel very welcome which meant we could relax.
Glynn and Julie also have an apartment to rent on the south coast. If its available why not book that for 1 week and have a week on the farm! Glynn and Julie are very flexible and generous and open to ideas and when the sun gets too fierce also enjoy time out and to hang out.
8 Sep 2013
"the best holiday we have ever had , brilliant"
we stayed here for one month in aug 2013, my self and three children. we had never visited Portugal before. we arrived early hours ,after following directions kindly given to us by Julie. on arrival t… More
14 Apr 2013
"Peaceful with beautiful views :-)"
We arrived pretty late at night and were greeted at the airport by our hosts, Glynn and Julie. As we hadn't hired a car we relied upon Julie and Glynn to carry us about in their car which worked out wonderful for us. Upon arrival at the cabin we had fresh groceries already there that we had requested via email. As we arrived quite late at night we couldn't see anything but oh my after waking the next morning and opening those curtains, what a view! 360 degrees of unspoilt landscape.
The village is a 15 minute walk away along dirt tracks that contains two cafe's/bars which you can get a meal for around 25 to 30 Euros for a family of four with drinks, with all other shops a 15 minute drive away.
We arranged day trips with Julie and Glynn to the zoo, beaches and local markets and all had a wonderful time.
The variety of animals on offer at their farm were wonderful for our children to interactive with, we even tried our hands at sheep herding-how fun!
Overall we had a great experience being at one with nature and being away from all the hustle and bustle of the city life.
I cannot recommend this accommodation or hosts enough and we are looking forwards to going back soon
15 Aug 2012
"Simple accommodation, great location, super pool, lovely people"
The log cabin is simple accommodation with lovely views across the Portuguese interior. The farm is located in a pretty valley and the cabin is on top of a small hill and a very short walk from the ma… More
15 May 2012
After visiting this couples apartment recently i was invited to stay at the log cabin on their farm.... |t was a truly lovely place to stay, glynn and julie are obviously very proud of the area in which they live. they were perfect hosts. The views from the log cabins were fantastic and being able to get involved on the farm made this a truly magnificent trip.
8 May 2012
Never done a rural holiday before but needed a relaxed a way from it all break. For Febuary the weather was exceptional with very warm sunny days but the nights were freezing cold!! Thank goodness for the log burning stove and the free supply of logs which made for cosy relaxed evenings. Our hosts Glynn and Julie ensured that we had everything we needed to keep warm, including cosy duvets. They were very attentive and thoughtful throughout our stay. They even had a cooked meal waiting for us on our arrival which was very welcome.
They have a lovely large swimming pool which we did not sample this time but rest assured we will be back and we will go in that lovely pool. It was enlightening to meet such a friendly and fun loving couple and the locals are`nt either!!
2 May 2012
"Friendly,relaxing stay,beautiful pool"
This was a very relaxing holiday ,Glynn and Julie were wonderful hosts ,the salad and eggs from the farm were delicious.The children loved the collection of animals and the trip out to woodland in the jeep with Glynn .The pool was cool and welcoming as the weather was scorching.The food at the Texas Bar was fantastic quality and value for money so would definately recommend.A car is a must to take in all the local sites and days out to the beautiful beaches.The accomodation is basic but comfortable and the views are fantastic ,all in all good value for money with the most welcoming and helpful hosts.
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