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Converted Shepherds Cottage in Traditional Cork Forest, Near Evora

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Last updated: 12/10/2014
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

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.

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 80 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Optional
          • Staff

          Suitability

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Low Allergen Environment
          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered
          • 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

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

              Theme

              • Family
              • Farm Holidays

              Attractions

              • Forests
              • Restaurants
              • Ruins
              • Winery Tours

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

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

              Location Type

              • Rural
              • Village

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Hiking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Swimming

              Dining

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

              General

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

              Kitchen

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

              Outside

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

              Pool / Spa

              • Outdoor Pool
              • Private Pool

              House Cleaning

                  • Housekeeper Optional
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Low Season
                  Dec 12 - Mar 31, 2015
                  1 night min stay
                  €90
                  €445 €1,780
                  High Season
                  Apr 1 - Sep 30, 2015
                  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 Not 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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                  Last updated: 12/10/2014
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                  Location

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

                  Car: Necessary

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

                   

                  Owner info


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                  Speaks: english, portuguese

                  Guestbook comments from the owner

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                  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

                  €90 - €100 per night (EUR)
                  9

                  2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 5

                  View calendar: Updated 12/10/14
                  Minimum stay: 1 nights
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                  Member since: 2005
                  Speaks: english, portuguese
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                  • Response rate: 88%
                  • Calendar last updated: 12/10/2014
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