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Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Typical Alentejo's cottage nestled in a 40 acre organic farm, surronded by ancient cork oak trees. The cottage sits within the National park of Serra de São Mamede, surrounded by peace and quiet. Aside from the rarely used access road, this is a traffic-free zone! 5 km away is the charming little village of Esperança, and 8km is the slightly larger, but still wonderfully quaint Arronches.This is a forgotten corner of Portugal and feels like stepping back in time. For those that want some culture, the beautiful hilltop village of Marvão is 30km away, as is the craft-centre Castelo de Vide. All modern amenities (supermarkets etc) are available 20 km away, in Portalegre.The cottage/farm's owners are a young Portuguese-Italian couple and they provide a warm welcome to this magical resting place for your holidays. There's a great natural river swimming pool just 8 km away.

The accommodation sleeps two comfortably, plus another two in the living room's bed-sofa. There is a fully equipped kitchenette, bathroom with shower,TV, DVD, central heating and a large open fireplace for the winter.

English,Italian,Portuguese,Spanish speaking.

We have sheeps,pigs and pets. Dogs and cats welcome but not inside of the house.

The rent could be without or with the breakfast (free range organic eggs,homemade jams and homemade fresh cheese and homemade charcuterie).

Fabulous dinners avalaible on request (portuguese,alentejan or italian dishes) .

Try our place for your full week's holiday or just for a couple of days , we're sure you'll be back...

Size Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential
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

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Safe, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster
Utilities Cooker, Fridge
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 3
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ
Access Secure parking

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Review 1-5 of 5

13 Jan 2014


"A hidden gem!"

We loved every thing about Monte Varandas!
The house, the location, the the comfort, the owners, the food!, etc, etc.
We definitely want to return. And probably will!
We highly recommend trying the food.

Obrigado, sr. Francisco tambem para me ter arranjado o esquentador....

29 Sep 2013


"Can't wait to go back!"

Beautiful, authentic portuguese cottage. Tranquil yet close enough to amenities, great base for exploring historic towns and sites. Susana and Alberto are warm and so welcoming. Susana should open … More

21 Aug 2013


"Peaceful country cottage in beautiful countryside with wonderful meals provided"

Monte Varandes is a newly decorated and spotlessly clean little cottage situated on the owners' organic farm in Sao Mamede natural park. The location is peaceful and tranquil - most of the time … More

Dears sirs it was very kind of you. Hope to see you here again , best wishes.

15 Jul 2013


"Een verborgen parel"

Dit huisje is een fantastische plek voor liefhebbers van natuur (bijzondere vogels( wielewaal en hop zijn bijvoorbeeld vanaf je prachtige en comfortabele terras te spotten. Jehebt er alle ruimte, er h… More

Thank you , we appreciate a lot your review, it was a pleasure to give hospitality to you. Looking forward to seeing you again here we wish you all the best.

4 Jul 2013


"Splendida location"

Un posto davvero rilassante e accogliente.Immerso in un parco naturale dove la tranquillità e la natura governano.Struttura in stile locale, davvero accogliente e pulita.I proprietari, una coppia ita… More

Grazie, per noi è stato un piacere ospitarvi.

Review 1-5 of 5

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Based in Portugal

Languages spoken
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese
  • Italian