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Moita Raza Luxury Farmhouse, near Marvao, Sao Mamede Natural Park - Raza Farmhouse

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 4,305 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Description

Raza Farmhouse

Raza (3 bedrooms, sleeps 6)

Open plan fully equipped kitchen with eating and comfortable sitting area and large log-burner stove, all under a vaulted chestnut wood ceiling.

Raza is a three-bedroom farm house between Marvão and Castelo de Vide within the São Mamede Natural Park. Situated in its own 60 Acres of pastures, oak forest, organic orchard and olive grove, the ground behind the house rises steeply to a rocky hill ridge. Wild boar are endemic to the area as are a wide range of birds of prey. The house sleeps 6.

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About the property

Luxury Farmhouse

Situated in the beautiful Vale de Rodam, near Marvao and Castelo de Vide and within the Sao Mamede Natural Park.

'Montinho' farm cottage and 'Monte Raza' farmhouse are totally independent adjoining properties which can be let together or separately. The properties share a 12m (1.8m deep) swimming pool with lawn and gardens. Together they comfortably sleep 10, ideal for a large family or 2 family groups.

Activities: Birdwatching:

Guests at Raza will be given advice on the best spots in the area to see the different bird species, and you can arrange with Peter to go on a guided tour. A half day trip will cost you the price of the fuel and lunch! You can see a wide range of birds including egrets, vultures, eagles, great and lesser bustard, black-shouldered kite, azure-winged magpie, hoopoe, blue rock-thrush, bee-eaters and many more.

Walking:

Walking the medieval tracks through the hills is a must, and we will provide you with details. Some tracks start from the house.

Guided walks can be organised as well as self-guided walking maps and notes, with lunches or picnics.

Mountain biking:

There are 8 mountain-bikes for guests use. The area has many quiet tracks to explore, and maps and advice can be given.

Cycling:

This area is very suitable for serious cycling with good road surfaces, quiet traffic free roads, good and long hill climbs and all amongst the wonderful scenery of the Sao Mamede hills, combined with a good climate and delicious local food and wines.

We can meet groups with their own equipment at Lisbon airport with a minibus and provide backup as required.

Swimming - besides the swimming pool a stones throw from your room, river bathing is available on the River Sever at Portagem and at various lakes in the area, the most convenient being Apartadura (6km) and Barragem do Póvoa (10km). There are superb municipal swimming pools at Castelo de Vide including an indoor heated pool.

Fishing - Bass and Carp fishing on the Caia and Apartadura lakes. Private fishing can be arranged on a 4 hectare Alfarofia lake near Elvas where the Portuguese record carp was caught this year, weighing 24kgs or 52 lbs! You will need a licence which can be obtained in Portalegre.

Horse Riding - Cordero the mule and Improvisto the donkey are residents of Raza and Montinho properties and can be ridden to explore the farm. Riding can be organized locally and a visit to the National Horse Stud at Alter do Chão cannot be missed.

Rock climbing and abseiling under supervision can be arranged nearby.

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Owner
Peter Eden
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
2 September, 2017

About Peter Eden

Peter and Rosemary have lived in the Alentejo for many years and very much enjoy the local culture, wonderful landscapes, delicious food and wines, warm and sunny climate and the unique castles and villages of Marvão and Castelo de Vide, just voted the best place to live in Portugal 2016.

Peter Eden purchased this farmhouse in 2000

Why Peter Eden chose Santa Maria de Marvão

the most beautiful and unspoilt area and just the perfect place to get away from it all.

we grow our own olive oil for us and our guests, and have a flock of black sheep and two horses.

Guests here can enjoy exploring the olive groves and woodlands as well as a large area of wild rocky land for the more adventurous.

followed by a glass of local wine or beer by the pool.

what more do you want?

What makes this farmhouse unique

we love the walking on ancient tracks surrounded by totally unspoilt scenery. also amazing wildlife and flowers and exciting birds (over 70 species seen here).

this valley, Vale de Rodam, has a very special view of Marvão castle on its craggy mountain.

peace and quiet, but very easy to get to Marvão and Castelo de Vide by car or by foot on ancient tracks.

also Spain is only 10 mins away to enjoy a change of culture and tapas!

no wonder our guests keep coming back and want to buy property here!

Available Rentals

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Notes

Moita Raza Farmhouse: 3 double bedrooms 2017

Price for up to 4 guests per week
2 January - 16 June - 800 €
17 June - 16 September - 960 €
17 September - 21 December - 800 €
22 December - 2 January - 960 €

Price for up to 6 guests per week
2 January - 16 June - 960 €
17 June - 16 September - 1.200 €
17 September - 21 December - 960 €
22 December - 2 January - 1200 €
Montinho: 2 bedrooms

Price for up to 2 guests per week
3 January - 16 June 550 Euro
17 June - 16 September 660 Euro
17 September - 21 December 550 Euro
22 December - 3 January 660 Euro

Price for up to 4 guests per week
3 January - 16 June 750 Euro
17 June - 16 September 860 Euro
17 September - 21 December 750 Euro
22 December - 3 January 860 Euro

Infants under 2 are free of charge - 2 cots available.
Prices are in Euro - exchange rate conversion calculated at time of booking
Prices include Portuguese VAT at 6%.
To confirm your booking, a 50% deposit is payable via bank transfer or a cheque. The remaining 50% is payable 15 days in advance.

For booking address and further information:

Peter and Rosemary Eden,
Monte da Moita Raza,
Vale de Rodam,
Bloco 3, Caixa 7,
7330-151, Marvao,
Portugal


Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Santa Maria de Marvão in Municipality of Marvão

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 4305 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Honeymoon bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Wren bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Oak bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Honeymoon - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , spacious en-suite
    Wren - 2 Single Bed , spacious en-suite
    Oak - 2 Single Bed , spacious en-suite
  • Raza farmhouse (3 bedrooms, sleeps 6) Honeymoon suite: large double bed with very confortable mattress. Double doors lead onto a private balcony with views of the Rodam valley and Marvão castle. ensuite bathroom with large bath and raindance shower. Wren suite: two extra wide single beds with very confortable mattress. door onto private patio. bathroom with standalone bath and raindance shower. Oak bedroom: two single beds with very confortable mattress. all furniture hand painted Alentejana with flowers. Bathroom with raindance shower.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 8 bicycles
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
full seasonal price range for 4 or 6 people at Raza in Notes on price page. Raza (3 bedrooms, sleeps 6) Open plan fully equipped kitchen with eating and comfortable sitting area and large log-burner stove, all under a vaulted chestnut wood ceiling. Monte Raza farmhouse and Montinho farm cottage are totally independent adjoining properties which can be let together or separately. The properties share a 12m (1.8m deep) swimming-pool - both combined comfortably sleep 10 - ideal for a large family or two family groups. The houses have spectacular views of Marvão castle and are situated in 60 Acres of pastures, oak forest, organic orchards and olive groves.

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average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
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Peaceful and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and our poodle Jodie had a wonderful week here. The weather was kind but we enjoyed staying in in the evenings beside a blazing fire. It is so quiet here and Peter and Rosemary are the best of hosts. We loved picking sweet tangerines off the tree. If you love nature and good walks this is the place for you. it was just us this time but it is three bedroom and very spacious, plenty of room for six. Thoroughly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
220 Kilometres
Lisbon
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
excellent selection in Marvao and Castelo de Vide
Car: recommended

The houses have spectacular views of Marvão castle and are situated in 60 Acres of pastures, oak forest, organic orchards and olive groves within the Sao Mamede Natural Park.

Other Activities: birdwatching, guided walks.

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