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Converted Shepherds Cottage in Traditional Cork Forest, Near Evora

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Last updated: 07/18/2014
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Evora cottage description

Converted Shepherd's cottage with family shared swimming pool, available for weekends and short term lets. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, Living room, kitchen and private terrace. Situated in beautiful countryside of cork trees, olive groves and vineyards, on the foothills of the Serra D’ Ossa 20 km south of Estremoz. Ideal for sight seeing in a scenic and historic part of Portugal and within easy reach by motorway of Lisbon (2 hours) and Spain (1 hour), the farm itself offers good opportunities for country walks, bird watching and quiet country life. Historical tours of Evora can also be arranged through a private guide.


There are a myriad of activities to enjoy on the farm. For the walkers or mountain bikers there are kilometers of footpaths around the 540 hectare farm for you to explore and for those wishing to venture further afield, the nearby peaks offer unrivalled views of the surrounding countryside. Serra d’Ossa lies at 500 metres above sea level and boasting one of the driest climates in Europe. The absence of light pollution makes this an astronomers’ paradise.

Twitchers can enjoy seeking out over 70 species of birds in the unique habitat provided by the cork forest, several of our past guests are members of the RSPB and have made lists of the birds they have seen / heard. Here is a list of a few: White Stork, Booted Eagle, Red Kite, Kestrel, Cuckoo, Tawny Owl, Hoopoe, Red-Rumped Swallow, Great Bustard, Little Bustard and Bee Eater. Visitors to the local damn include black winged stilts and the occasional avocet. Very occasionally, bustards can be seen in the lower plains.

Within a one-hour drive from the farm, you can also explore nearby towns including Evora (a UNESCO World Heritage site), Estremoz famed for its Saturday morning market, Vila Viçosa with its two royal palaces, Reguengos and even neighbouring Spain.

Vineyards : While predominantly a hilly cork forest , a vineyard has recently been planted in an open valley producing Alicante Bouschet, Aragonêz, Touriga Nactional and Syrah quality grapes. Most of the grapes are sold; however a selection of the best quality grapes are retained for the production of a high quality red wine sold in Portugal under the Cem Reis label, and in the Netherlands under the Het Tientje name. This wine has been awarded silver medals in Wine Masters Challenge (Portugal), Mundus Vini (Germany), and Challenge Du Vin (France). Next year a white wine will also be produced from viognier grapes.

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 80 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Optional
          • Staff

          Suitability

          • Pets Considered
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Low Allergen Environment
          • Children Welcome
          • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5

          • Bedroom: 1 queen

            ...moreless

          • Bedroom: 3 twin/ single, 2 baby crib

            Bunk beds...moreless

          • 1 double room, 1 room with 1 single & 2 bunks beds

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Other Amenities

              • Family shared swimming pool a short walk away

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • Books For Adults
              • Video Library
              • Audio Tape Player
              • CD Player
              • Radio
              • Stereo
              • Television
              • VCR
              • DVD Player

              Theme

              • Family
              • Farm Holidays

              Attractions

              • Forests
              • Restaurants
              • Ruins
              • Winery Tours

              Leisure Activities

              • Walking
              • Horseback Riding
              • Sight Seeing
              • Scenic Drives
              • Bird Watching
              • Eco Tourism

              local services and businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Medical Services

              Location Type

              • Rural
              • Village

              sports and adventure activities

              • Swimming
              • Cycling
              • Mountain Biking
              • Hiking

              Arrival Day

                  • Flexible

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                      Dining

                      • Dining Area
                      • Child's Highchair
                      • Seating for 5 people

                      General

                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Internet
                      • Wireless Internet
                      • Alarm Clock
                      • Firewood
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Telephone
                      • Fax
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Fireplace
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Parking
                      • Linens Provided

                      house cleaning

                          • Housekeeper Optional

                          Kitchen

                          • Toaster
                          • 4 Ring Stove
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Kitchenette
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven

                          Outside

                          • Terrace
                          • Barbecue
                          • Lawn / Garden
                          • Bicycles
                          • Outdoor Grill

                          Pool / Spa

                          • Private Pool
                          • Outdoor Pool
                           

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          High Season
                          Apr 1 - Sep 30, 2014
                          1 night min stay
                          €100
                          €495 €1,980
                          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • Pet Fee €25
                          • Taxes Included

                          Notes:

                          Meals, Welcome Packs, Wine Tastings and *Guided farm tours can be informally arranged.

                          3 course Dinner €17,50/person Excluding Wines

                          Welcome Pack €20 ( Bread,Eggs,Milk,Fruit,Butter,Bacon,Yogurt and Orange Juice)

                          Farm Tours €12,50/ Person

                          Wine Tastings €20 + The price of the wines opened.

                          * Please note that farm tours are subject to Philip's availability


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                          Calendar

                          Last updated: 07/18/2014
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                          23 Available
                          21 Unavailable
                          22 Today
                          23 Selected dates
                           

                          Location

                          170 Kilometres
                          Nearest Airport
                          Lisbon Airport
                          35 Kilometres
                          Nearest Train
                          Evora
                          25 Kilometres
                          Nearest Motorway
                          A6 Estremoz
                          150 Kilometres
                          Nearest Beach
                          beach
                          2 Kilometres
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          Aldeia da Serra

                          Car: Necessary

                          Other Activities: Bird watching, walks, vinicultural tours, visits to places of cultural and historic interest.

                           

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                          Speaks: english, portuguese

                           

                          Photos

                          • Front door and porch

                            Front door and porch

                          • The main bedroom

                            The main bedroom

                          • Kitchen

                            Kitchen

                          • The corkstrip

                            The corkstrip

                          • Cork Strippping

                            Cork Strippping

                          • The Vineyard

                            The Vineyard

                          • Great place for a classroom

                            Great place for a classroom

                          • Tasting

                            Tasting

                          • Enjoying the result

                            Enjoying the result

                          • The Bee Hives

                            The Bee Hives

                          • Maroteira

                            Maroteira

                          • Black Pigs

                            Black Pigs

                          • The living room

                            The living room

                          • Onsuite Bathroom

                            Onsuite Bathroom

                          • The Swimming Pool

                            The Swimming Pool

                          • Loading the Cork

                            Loading the Cork

                          • Checking the trees

                            Checking the trees

                          • Its a family affair

                            Its a family affair

                          • It takes time

                            It takes time

                          • Finished Product

                            Finished Product

                          • Our Sheep

                            Our Sheep

                          • Our Wines

                            Our Wines

                          • Walkers Paradise

                            Walkers Paradise

                          • Our Cattle

                            Our Cattle

                          €100 per night (EUR)
                          10

                          2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 5

                          View calendar: Updated 07/18/14
                          Minimum stay: 1 nights
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