Bungalow | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Welcome to our relaxing self-catering cottage, with private pool and guest garden, in Arronches, Portugal. On arrival you will receive a complimentary pack of eggs, fresh bread, bottled water,and bottle of Alentejo wine. We have Olive Oil, Marmalade made from our own olives and oranges plus extra eggs should you wish to buy. Please help your self to any fruit - figs, apples ,pears,grapes, pomegranates and nespros.
This is set in 2 hectares of land bordered by the River Caia. Numerous fruit and olive trees with an abundance of wildlife. This area is known as the Alentejo; a hot dry area of Portugal with fields of cattle, wild flowers, cork trees and grape vines. In the field are chickens, and the donkey Luigi, Molly and Madge the 2 tame sheep and family dog.
Just 1 km away is a sports centre with tennis courts, football pitch,baseball pitch and jacuzzi. In Badajoz the nearest Spanish town 20 mins away there is a water park with flumes for that family day out.
It is our aim to make your stay in Portugal at our cottage comfortable, interesting and peaceful so anything we can add to enhance your holiday-please do not hesitate to ask.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Lisbon 200 km, Nearest railway: Badajoz/Portalegre.|
|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|
|General||TV, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Private fishing lake or river|
|Further details indoors|
The cottage is detached and benefits from one king size bed the other bedroom has 2 single beds, 2 more single beds can be added sleeping up to 6 persons at £5 per person per night.
All linen, towels and poolside towels are provided. Bedding/towels are changed weekly and cleaning of the cottage.Any extra bedding/towels can be provided please just ask. Hair dryer and straighteners provided.
A lounge with seating for 6 persons, a wood burning stove, TV, DVD player and CD player. The kitchen boasts all the usual facilities you would expect in a modern kitchen and there is also a wetroom bathroom.plus a poolside loo and shower.
|Further details outdoors|
The cottage has its own private guest garden overlooking the countryside and sole use of the swimming pool.
Garden tree hammock, sun brollies, tables and chairs at the front and back of guest house for private use. Also sun beds with soft covers and sun brollies at the poolside.
Welcome pack on arrival with our fresh eggs, bread, butter, bottled water, fruit and local wine.
Booking in on day of holiday is anytime after 2pm .Vacating time on departure day 11am.We do ask these times are stuck too unless prior arrangement.
Poolside towels are provided
Smokers -please smoke outside the cottage--ashtrays are provided to cut down the risk of fire.
2 extra single beds are possible in the cottage at £5 per person per night.
Also if anyone is driving from UK please could you tell us as we miss some things that if you did not mind-you
could bring out for us--such as salad cream and recent newspaper!
The Alentejo region
The River Caia, which inhabits much wildlife,is a short walk through the donkey's field.
Herons, kingfishers, crayfish, tree frogs can be seen at different times of the year with the possible sighting of otters playing on the riverbank.
The Bonelli eagles, Cattle Egrets from March, and the storks nesting are all a common sight.
Also been spotted is the colourful Hoopoe and for the lucky, the rare Black stork and as dusk settles, a small family of bats.
Praying mantis and salamanders are seen around the property in summer months.
There are many bars and good restaurants in the village. To look out for is the "Prato de Dia"--dish of the day; where a 3 course meal can be had between 6 - 12 euros.
There are 2 supermarkets, cinema, 1 takeaway(Portuguese style) multibank, doctors surgery, various shops for knick-knacks, tourist information office and taxi service. Most bars open early morning and some stay open until 5am - almost around the clock. Arronches church, which is bathed in lilac, green and white lights at night, is a beautiful sight.
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7 Aug 2013
"Peaceful and Relaxing, all we wanted!"
Many thanks to Steph and Neil for their hospitality during our stay in the cottage.We had a wonderfully relaxing time in a beautiful setting with the benefit of glorious weather, private pool and choi… More
5 Sep 2011
"Absolutely outstanding, everything we wished for and more."
We were looking for a quite unspoilt location for our family holiday this year. We have always gone for locations that are quieter than the normal large hotels and beach bars. In La Carapeteira we found everything that we could have wished for. The cottage is perfect in every way, from the welcome pack of essentials, including local wine! to the accommodation. Both bedrooms are a very good size my wife and I had one bedroom and the other easily catered for our two lively children aged 8 and 13.Outside of the cottage are two patios and a barbecue. The pool is fantastic, and I will not forget lying on my sun lounger as a flock of chickens wander past closely followed by three peacocks! Neil and Stephanie, our hosts were the most welcoming and helpful owners that I have met. Nothing was too much trouble for them, they offered useful advice of where to go, where to eat and help with the local language and customs. Our children were very taken with the animals. It was such a benefit that Stephanie allowed the children to get actively involved in walking Louigi the donkey, rounding up the two very friendly sheep, Molly and Mabel and taking Noddy the dog for a walk. The nearest town of Arronches is a sort walk, about 25 minutes or an even shorter drive. The town has everything that you need from a supermarket to bars and and excellent restaurants especially Estalagem, which is meat eater paradise. The larger town of Portalegre is about a 20 minute drive away where there are many larger supermarkets. The surrounding area is completely unspoilt and when we were there, in the height of summer the beautiful towns and villages were easy to negotiate as I felt we were the only tourists. If you are looking for a wonderful, relaxing location, with superb hosts, great food, friendly animals then this is the place for you.
11 Jul 2011
"Lovely place - suited us perfectly"
We were very happy with this rental. Although it is next to the owners' home, the cottage is completely private and peaceful with its own garden and patio. Convenient for trips to Evora, Elvas,… More
So pleased these guests had a lovely break at our place. It is a lovely undiscovered part of Portugal and only minutes from Spain.
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