Wooden Lodge in Cork Forest with Stunning Veiws, in Redondo, Near Evora(13 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:1 night
- Property type:Cabin
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Sleep 4 in two bedrooms - 1 double and bunk beds
Surrounded by cork forest, vineyard and beautiful hills you can wake to the sound of birds, you are only a short drive to shops and local amenities and within 2hrs of Lisbon or Spain 1 hour drive.
The Cork Lodge is ideally suited to writers, nature lovers, bird watchers, star gazers, romantics and those seeking tranquility and simplicity with modern conveniences fitted, and yet within walking distance of main farm house or pool . Feel free to roam the farm tracks or ask for a guided farm tour in our truck.
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.
Bird watchers 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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Member since: 2005
- 50 m²
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Low Allergen Environment
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Considered
- Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
- A cot and high chair are available at no extra charge
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Away From It All
- Farm Holidays
- Tourist Attractions
- Coin Laundry
- Water Parks
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Seating for 4 people
- Activities Guide
- Air Conditioning
- Basic Soaps
- Hair Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Local Maps
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Mobile Phone
- Paper Towels
- Sofa Bed
- Toilet Paper
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- 2 Ring Stove
- Cooking Utensils
- Mini Refrigerator
- Outdoor Grill
- Outdoor Grill Gas
- Wood Deck
- Housekeeper Optional
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jan 9 - Feb 28, 2017
1 night min stay
Mar 2 - Sep 30, 2017
1 night min stay
Oct 1 - Dec 15, 2017
1 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Pet Fee $26.45
- VAT Tax Rate 6%
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
Owner's cancellation policy:
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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Year Purchased: 1900
About the owner: Hi, my name is Philip and I'm the farm manager of Herdade da Maroteira. The farm has three houses in a beautiful traditional cork forest, with amazing views of cork trees, olive groves and vineyards. The area is ideal for sightseeing in a scenic and historic part of Portugal, within easy reach by motorway of Lisbon (2 hours) and Spain (1 hour). If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me!
Why the Owner Chose Estremoz, Portugal:
Our policy, as a family-owned farm is to farm in a manner that is environmentally sustainable and provides value to the local community through employment and resource-sharing. When you book us you will be helping us protect the cork forest and the local enviroment.
The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Other than the Accommodation Herdade the Maroteira is a 540ha working farm with several activities (Cork production, livestock, Vineyards, Wine production and Olive groves). We also live in a very privileged area of Portugal with a lot of historical locations and sites. For you to be able to make the most of you stay with us we have set up some actives with a full time local guide, who would love to show you the best of what we have. Our Tours 1 Hr Visit of the farm 5km Walk of Cork Forest 10km Walk of the Cork Forest and Vineyards 20km Walk of the farm and surrounding hill Explore the Dolmens of the serra D’ossa 2hr Jeep tour of the Farm
- Primary: +351 266909823
- Secondary: +351 966548697
Cork Lodge Kitchenette
Great place for a classroom
Enjoying the wines
Loading the cork
Days end as sunsets over the local village
The view from wood lodge
Its a family affair
It takes time
The finished product
A new day at Maroteira
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