Ourique holiday villa to let with shared pool, internet access, balcony/terrace and fireplace

8 reviews

From the owner

  • Villa
  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
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Key information

  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking. See Policies & House Rules
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

From the owner

COVID-19 Statement for guests

To ensure the safety of our guests extra measures have been put in place.

Cleaning - Apart from regular cleaning, all areas of the house will be sanitised before new guests arrive. This includes all high contact areas such as door handles, light switches, TV remotes, cupboard and drawer handles, as well as microwave and fridge door handles and all chair backs.

Outside - we have introduced strict social distancing between guests from the 2 houses, who all have access to the pool and pool terraces. Both the sun terrace and the shaded terrace have been split into 2 separate areas to ensure that a safe 2 metre space is maintained at all times. There are 2 extra photos showing the divided terraces.

The pool water is continuously filtered and treated with chlorine. This keeps the water clear, but also acts as a disinfectant keeping the water safe for swimming.

It is most important to us to ensure that all our guests feel safe and protected here at Vale da Cegonha.

If further clarification is required we urge everyone to please ask. We are happy to answer any questions or concerns that anyone may have.

House description

Casa Coruja is one of two adjoining, self contained houses set in almost 7 hectares of land which is Vale da Cegonha.

There is also a large swimming pool with both a sun terrace and shady pergola beside, which is shared between all guests. There is ample room around the pool area for all guests to enjoy their own space.

The views from the house and all the terraces are truly spectacular.

The house has its own front door and private barbeque terrace. It also has an exceptionally large open plan lounge/kitchen/diner. The lounge area has comfortable seating for 6 guests and there is a dining table and 6 chairs. The kitchen is fully fitted and has solid wood units with granite worktops. It includes a hob, oven, microwave, fridge freezer, toaster and electric hand blender.

A further dining table and chairs is outside on the barbeque terrace.

Both bedrooms have zip and link beds which can be made up as either a large double or 2 singles, whichever you would prefer. A small childs bed or cot can be added to either bedroom.

Within the lounge area there is a sofa bed which can accommodate 2 adults, if required. Please note that the maximum occupancy of the house is 6 in total.

Both bedrooms also have spacious 'wetroom' style shower rooms ensuite, which include an adjustable height shower, washbasin and WC.

Please note that guests using the sofa bed in the lounge will need access to one of the ensuite shower rooms.

The house comes prepared with all essentials - linen, towels, pool towels, tea towels, washing up liquid, hand soap, toilet rolls, kitchen roll, cling film, aluminium foil. Pantry items - olive oil, wine vinegar, salt and pepper and herbs.

A complimentary Welcome Pack is also provided, which includes - tea, coffee, sugar, milk, bread, butter, eggs, cheese, bottle of wine and soft drinks.

PLEASE NOTE: Clothes washing facilities. The washing machine shown in the list of facilities is not located within the house.What we offer here is a complimentary washing service for all guests who stay for 7 nights or more. Guests staying for fewer nights will be charged a small fee just to cover costs.

What makes Casa Coruja so special is that when we designed it we wanted to ensure that it was not only spacious and elegant, but that it was also completely wheelchair friendly. To this end, subtle features were included - wider doors, level thresholds, no steps to negotiate. There is ample space to turn around in all rooms including the shower rooms. These also have open spaces under the washbasins, 1m spaces beside the WC's and grabrails beside the WC's and in the shower areas. The kitchen is also wheelchair friendly as it includes an extra lowered work surface and hob both with spaces beneath plus a further space beneath the sink. Most crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils are kept in large pull out drawers with space to the side. The oven is set at 50cm from the floor.

We can either provide or hire a number of mobility aids if required. Please ask us for details.

Evenings at Vale da Cegonha are a real treat. As the sun sets behind the hills there is no better place for an alfresco supper washed down with a glass of delicious local wine. Afterwards, you will be treated to a dazzling display of starlight, thanks to our clean clear air. Truly breathtaking!

Vale da Cegonha is the perfect rural retreat where you can just relax and unwind, yet close enough to the nearby town of Ourique (4 miles) which has a good selection of supermarkets, shops, cafes, restaurants etc to cater for all your needs. Ourique also has excellent road links which makes Vale da Cegonha an ideal place from which to explore much of southern Portugal.

We want everyone to discover this lovely part of Portugal, regardless of mobility. So our invitation to everyone is to come, relax, explore and enjoy!

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Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Super King Bed
  • Bedroom 2: 2 Single Beds
  • Beds in other rooms: Sofa Bed
  • 2 Shower rooms


  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • High chair available


  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Accessible for wheelchair users — please contact the owner for details before booking


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Patio
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Fireplace
  • Staffed property
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Housekeeping Included

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Interaction with guest

Our cottage is also located within the grounds of Vale da Cegonha, so we are on hand should you need us. We will meet you when you arrive and explain everything about the house to you. Within the house you will find a folder suggesting places to eat, things to do etc, but if you need more information, have a problem or just fancy a chat, then one of us is always about. Otherwise, we will respect your privacy. Upon you arrival you will receive a welcome grocery pack compliments of Vale da Cegonha. This includes - tea, coffee, sugar, milk, bread, butter, eggs, cheese, plus local wine and soft drinks for children. If you will be arriving late and need other shopping to be done, please ask,I'll be happy to oblige.




Cancellation policy

Full refund

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

Partial refund

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

No refund

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

100% refund100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
Booking confirmed
50% refund50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.
24 hours after booking
No refundNo refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.
4 weeks before
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Things to know

Check in: 16:00 Check out: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.


This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

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Yes, smoking allowed

House rules

Guests must be 21 yrs of age unless accompanied by an adult.
Children must be accompanied at all times.
Children must not be left alone in the house.
Children under 13 yrs of age must be accompanied when using the swimming pool.
Pets are accepted by prior arrangement please.
Pets must not be left alone in the house.
Pets must not cause a problem to fellow guests.
Smoking is permitted on the terraces, but not in the grounds due to the the accidental fire risk.

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About the owner

Penny C.
Tourist Licence
Average reply time:
3 hours 6 minutes

Calendar updated:
15 May 2022

Years listed:

Based in:
Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Portuguese
This Villa has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 6. It has been listed on Holiday Lettings since 04 Jul 2017. Located in Beja District, it has 8 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from €516 to €762.
The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 15 May 2022.


8 reviews
Very Good
A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer

Aug 2020

we had a wonderful family holiday in vale da cegonha in August.It was just magic with its panoramic views over the countryside and the sunset to die for. very peaceful and relaxing place. We really en… More 

Reviewed 5 Sep 2020

Owner's reply:
I'd like to say a big thank you to Said and family, firstly for being such lovely guests and also for writing such a fabulous review for us. It is so appreciated. I'm so pleased that they had such a wonderful holiday here. I do hope that they will return again as well as recommending us to others. Thanks again, Penny
Grazyna G

Beyond exceptions.
Jul 2019

Beautiful and specious villa with great living space and well equipped kitchen. Both bedrooms are on-suite. Stunning and unspoiled view. Sunset to die for and sky with clearest view of the stars at … More 

Reviewed 9 Aug 2019

Owner's reply:
Oh Grazyna, if I had to write a perfect review myself, for here, it would certainly be this.Thank you, I am so grateful. Your detailed description of the house, the pool, the views, the sunsets and starlight, I am sure will give inspiration to others. I must also thank you for taking the trouble to describe other activities that you were able to arrange while you were here - horse riding lessons for your daughter Hanna and scuba diving for your son Alec. Finally, I must thank you for your very complimentary words about me. They are very much appreciated. It was a real pleasure for me having you all staying here. If you decide to make a return visit, I will be delighted to see you again.
Teresa C

Vale da Cegonha
Jul 2019

Passámos um fim de semana fantástico no Vale da Cegonha! Agendei com a Penny para 14 pessoas, entre casais e solteiros, idosos e adultos, a Penny foi super flexível na organiza&c… More 

Reviewed 3 Jul 2019

Owner's reply:
I'd like to thank you Teresa for taking the time to write this great review for us and for including such detail. I'm so pleased that your family celebration went so well and that everyone enjoyed being here. I hope that we will see you again in the future.
Fernando L

O melhor descanso de sempre
Jun 2019

A paz o sossego e a beleza da paisagem saltam a vista logo à chegada. As duas casas oferecem excelentes condições, todos os quartos tem casa de banho privada e as divisões … More 

Reviewed 2 Jul 2019

Owner's reply:
I'd like to express my sincere thanks to Fernando for writing such an excellent and detailed review for us. It is very much appreciated. I am so pleased that the whole family had such an enjoyable holiday here. The pleasure was mine in meeting them all and I really hope that they will return again in the future. Finally I must say thank you for the personal compliments. That too is so appreciated.
Papamoa, New Zealand

A little slice of heaven in the Valley of Storks, Cork and Pork!
Jul 2019

We loved our stay here. If you’re looking for somewhere quiet and peaceful away from the tourist areas - to relax by the pool, explore the little towns, travel to the western beaches if you feel… More 

Reviewed 2 Jul 2019

Owner's reply:
My grateful thanks to Shirley for this great review. I'm so pleased that Terry found the house so perfect for him It is so important to us to know that anyone can come and enjoy a holiday here, regardless of personal mobility. I'm well aware that NZ is a long way away, but I really hope that next time Shirley and Terry are in Europe, they will come to stay with us again.
Review 1-5 of 8


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If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your holiday booking.

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Why can't I call Penny (the owner) before booking?

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If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage my booking.

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In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

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We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage my holiday booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I retract my booking request?

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How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I edit my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Penny (the owner) a message.

If Penny (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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