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Casa do Brasao Portugal
Cottage in Alentejo, Portugal
Property Details of Alentejo Cottage
'Casa do Brasão', The Coat of Arms Cottage is a stylish, self-catering cottage set on the edge of a typical Alentejo village untouched by time. A place of tranquility and tradition with ancient pathways, medieval round houses, cork oak trees and olive groves. Take a leisurely stroll to the local café and order 'petisco' from Manuel (cold meat side dishes) with a glass of local red wine and watch the sun set over the mountain range of the Serra de São Mamede.
Adopt the peaceful ambience of rural Portugal where the pace of life is slow and the people still have time for each other.
A self-catering cottage situated on the edge of a small typical Alentejo village with garden & plunge pool.
Sleeps 4 - 6 people (3 bedrooms - two with double beds and one with 2 children’s beds)
A three bedroom cottage composed of a spacious living room, fully equipped, modern kitchen, large, modern bathroom, a large mezzanine bedroom, and two smaller bedrooms. Outside, there is a good sized garden, sun terrace, arched patio, 5.5x3 m plunge pool with cover and off street parking.
Living room - enclosed wood burning stove, satellite TV with access to free channels and DVD player, a selection of books, games and DVDs.
Kitchen - large table for six people, electric oven, halogen hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, kettle, toaster, washing machine, iron, ironing board, all crockery, cutlery, cooking utensils and pans.
Bathroom - large step-in multifunctional shower, bidet, toilet, hand basin and heated towel rail.
Bedroom1 - mezzanine with large double bed.
Bedroom 2 - antique double bed.
Bedroom 3 - two single children’s beds.
Garden with large granite boulders, cork oak and orange trees, arched patio, a cobbled sun terrace with a 5.5x3 m plunge pool and cover, 2 sun loungers and 2 easy chairs, table and chairs for dining alfresco, a barbecue and ample parking for two cars.
Bed linen, bath towels and pool towels are provided. Wood is provided for the fire free of charge in the colder months.
Gas and electricity are included in the price.
For rental periods of more than one week fresh bed linen and towels will be provided and the cottage cleaned.
For health and safety this cottage has a no smoking policy.
In the village there are a number of small cafés and a small village shop for a few essentials. A wider choice is available at a good supermarket (Pingodoce) in Castelo de Vide - 9.5 km, and a mini market in Santo António das Areias - 2.6 km.
A bull festival is held in the village every second weekend in August (Festa Largada de Touros) when the brave men of the village entice the bulls to charge. This is followed by music and dancing well into the night.
Local Area DetailsWalks:
The region of Marvo and the Serra da So Mamede a protected nature reserve is a wonderful place for walking A mountain range with the highest point of 1025 meters is a treasure of rich and diversified flora and fauna A microclimate with thick vegetation megalithic stones ancient roman roads and pathways full of wildlife including rare birds of prey such as the vulture kite or Bonelli eagle And with a some luck you might see wild boar or deer.
The property is situated in Alto Alentejo and the “Castle Route” with fortified villages such as Nisa, Castelo de Vide, Marvão, Portalegre and Alter do Chão.
Marvão is an imposing and peaceful town on the highest crest of the Serra de São Mamede Natural park. A picturesque walled town of of white houses, narrow cobbled streets, Gothic arches, Manueline windows and the magnificent castle, with panoramic views of the surrounding countryside.
Castelo de Vide has steep narrow cobbled medieval streets, Gothic architecture, and the historical area known as the Judiaria (Jewish Quarter), one of the most important examples of the Jewish presence in Portugal makes this place a fascinating experience. The doors of many of the houses still retain their ogival gothic structure with sculpted symbols.
A few kilometers away is the region of Extremadura, Spain, with spectacular mountain ranges, fertile plains and valleys and fascinating historic cities including:
Caceres, Trujillo and Merida.
In the area there is: swimming, tennis, horse riding, bird watching, fishing, hunting, karting and ballooning.
About WalkingThe region of Marvão and the Serra da São Mamede, a protected nature reserve, is a wonderful place for walking. A mountain range with the highest point of 1025 meters, is a treasure of rich and diversified flora and fauna. A microclimate with thick vegetation, megalithic stones, ancient roman roads and pathways, full of wildlife including rare birds of prey such as the vulture, kite or Bonelli eagle. And with a some luck you might see wild boar or deer.
In this nature park there are 5 walks listed below:
- Esperança Route - 18 kms. Point of departure and arrival: Esperança. (Arronches)
- Marvão Route - 8 kms. Point of departure and arrival: Portagem. (Marvão)
- Galegos Route - 17 kms. Point of departure and arrival: Galegos. (Marvão)
- Carreiras Route - 10 kms. Point of departure and arrival: Carreiras. (Portalegre/Castelo de Vide)
- Reguengo Route - 10 kms. Point of departure and arrival: Reguengo. (Portalegre)
Casa do Brasao Portugal Property Information
|Location:||Castelo de Vide, Alentejo, Portugal|
|This Property Sleeps:||6|
|Minimum Price Per Week:||€375 (Currency Converter)|
|Maximum Price Per Week:||€575|
|Nearest Airport:||Lisbon (airport code LIS).|
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|Reserved deposit 30% sterling or euro cheque can be sent to our address or by bank transfer. Balance 70 - 30 days before arrival|
Property Features * Has a Pool
* Children are allowed
Accommodation and Facilities Summary
|Theme||Quiet yet close to local activity|
|Accommodation||Changeover Day Sat, Accommodation Type: Self Catering|
|Suitability||Non Smoking Only, Unsuitable for the elderly or infirm, Children Welcome, Family Oriented, No Pets|
|Outside||Outside Tap, Garden, Private Swimming Pool, Terrace, Parking, Patio, Barbecue|
|Location||In the Country, Distance to Airport >100km, In a Town, Distance to local restaraunts 2km, Distance to convenience store <100m|
|Local Area||The local town is Sleepy, Distance to Local Town Centre 2km, Restaurants, Quiet Bars and Pubs|
|Local Activities||Walking, Swimming, Tennis, Fishing|
|Living Room||Fireplace, Armchairs 2, Sofas 1, Seating for 4 People|
|Laundry||Ironing Board, Iron, Towels Provided, Linen Provided, Washing Machine Provided|
|Kitchen||Toaster, Microwave, Fridge, Oven, Hob, Washing Machine, Crockery & Cutlery Provided|
|Entertainment||DVD Player, TV, Satellite or Cable|
|Dining||Seating for 6 People|
|Bedroom||Twins 1, Doubles 2|
|Bathroom||Bidets, Shower Rooms 1, Toilets 1, Bathrooms 1|
Contact Information for Casa do Brasao Portugal
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Cottage in Alentejo, Portugal