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Escoural: Country Cottage - Neighbourhood of Évora (30 km)

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 839 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Private home, tipicaly of the Alentejo region – ground floor, long rectangle, door and windows exposed to east. Inserted in a 2.3 acres property, close to the owners house but completely independent.

Located in a rural environment, at the arrival at Escoural village (department of Montemor-o-Novo), on the southern slope of the Monfurado Hills. Gives the kind of confort which is supposed to find in a traditional rural house with thick old whitewhashed walls and small windows (protection against external lower and higher temperatures), where you can look the stars, footwalking, buy warm bread,...

Obs: A cradle is available, and a sofa bed allows, in exceptional cases, lodging two extra people.

More Details

Owner
Maria Emília / Fernando RIBEIRO
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French, Portuguese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
18 September, 2017

About Maria Emília / Fernando RIBEIRO

Living along the year at Cascais (Lisbon region), in principle we will be there for your arrival and leaving.

Maria Emília / Fernando RIBEIRO purchased this cottage in 2002

What makes this cottage unique

At the entry of the village and beside a road, we are not isolated and we go walking to take a coffee or so. However, the configuration of the buildings ("your" house and a small backyard protected from glances from outside) creates a little private street out of the traffic noise.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Santiago do Escoural in Montemor-o-Novo

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 839 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Rustic
General:
  • Fan
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • A cradle is available.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Courtyard
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Parasol
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • caves
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(23 traveller reviews)

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Escoural: Country Cottage - Neighbourhood of Évora (30 km)
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 24 reviews
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
5

Great, peaceful way to spend a week in Portugal

  • 5 of 5

Our hosts greeted us at the start and were very helpful with information throughout our stay. The property is rural in setting so to see sheep watching us as we drank our coffee or read was a treat. The cottage is exceptional in what it has to offer in terms of amenities and equipment and is very comfortable. To see the area a car is necessary to go to surrounding towns and villages. If we had to rate our hosts out of 1 - 10 they would be a 30. The best hosts we have encountered in more than 15 years of traveling in Europe. We would definately recommend this cottage to any of our family and friends.

  • Review Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: All the merit belongs to the guests. Splendid guests deserve friendly hosts. Thanks for your kind comment. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip in Portugal. You will always be welcome.
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5

A peaceful house in a quiet village

  • 5 of 5

We had a very pleasant stay in Escoural. The hosts, Maria Emilia and Fernando, were very welcoming and brought us breakfast treats on a couple of occasions. The village itself is quite low-key but there are a number of interesting sites and places within easy reach. A highlight was a guided visit to the local caves, where you can see images made by people thousands of years ago.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fabulous Hospitality in a Traditional Country Home

  • 5 of 5

This country cottage is beautiful and has everything! The owners kindly provided excellent information about the history, culture, and attractions of the area, generously provided a refrigerator full of food and drink, and brought a surprise breakfast treat each morning. They even offered the use of bicycles for touring the countryside. The house is full of antiques, ornaments, and fragrances which are delightful (except for people with allergies and chemical sensitivities). This home is highly recommended for intelligent travellers who want to learn about the Evora region.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comment. It was very nice to meet you, come again, you'll be welcome.
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5

Vacances de rèves, dans un endroit merveilleux....

  • 5 of 5

français

Un très grand merci à Madame et Monsieur Ribeiro pour leur gentillesse, leur chaleureux accueil dans leur maison pleine de charme décoré avec gout dans le style de cette région merveilleuse l'Alentejo, maison où rien ne manque pour passer un séjour très agréable. Les multiples petites attentions savoureuses. Les nombreux conseils pour découvrir la région.

Des vacances qui resteront dans notre mémoire, et qui nous donnent déjà l'envie d'y revenir.

À bientôt de vous revoir. Bien amicalement.

Gérard et Alain

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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5

Alojamiento ideal

  • 5 of 5

Hemos pasado nueve días fantásticos. La casa y la finca tienen mucho encanto. Cenar, por ejemplo viendo las estrellas ha sido un gran placer. Las fotografías no reflejan lo bonita que es la vivienda, la decoración esmerada y los detalles.

Los dueños son maravillosos, muy atentos (a la llegada el frigorífico estaba con los productos básicos para un par de días) y todas las mañanas nos obsequiaban con una sorpresa.

Sin duda, ha sido una buena elección.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gracias / Obrigado pelos comentários. Foi um prazer receber-vos. Lamentamos não ter sido possível prestar-vos um maior apoio, pelo motivo acidental que conhecem. Voltem sempre.
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Lisboa, Portugal
5

Paz e tranquilidade para ler, pensar e escrever

  • 5 of 5

Como fui a primeira portuguesa nesta casa maravilhosa tenho de deixar aqui o meu testemunho, em português claro está! Passei uma semana nesta casa muito espaçosa, confortável e com todas as comodidades necessárias. Está muito bem equipada. Não me lembro de nada que fizesse falta! Até excelente musica tem (Clássica, Jazz)... Sendo uma mulher e estando sozinha sempre me senti muito segura, mesmo à noite. Passei a semana a ler e a escrever sendo preciosa a tranquilidade, silencio e paz deste sítio. Trabalha-se muito bem cá fora, na mesa de refeições, com muita luz... em dias de grande calor está mais fresco dentro de casa mas a sala tem um pouco menos luz. De qualquer forma é um sitio muito bom para ler, pensar e escrever... muito inspirador! Tem ótimo acesso à internet (e é rápida). Os hosts são divertidíssimos e muito prestáveis... todas as manhãs tinha uma agradável surpresa, pequenos miminhos que nos fazem sentir tão bem...há em Montemor um excelente mercado com produtos locais e há restaurantes km zero (com produtos locais) na região, inclusivé no Escoural. Esta aldeia tem pessoas muito simpáticas, quer nos cafezinhos como nas mercearias e restaurantes. Adorei e mais do que recomendo a estadia neste paraíso a cerca de hora e meia de Lisboa :)

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mónica, muito obrigada pelos seus elogios. Esperamos voltar a vê-la, volte sempre. Maria Emília
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Location

Nearest Airport
120 Kilometres
Lisbon
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Casa Branca
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
A6
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Azinheirinha, and several others.
Car: necessary

Coordinates: 38º32,675'N - 8º10,235'W

Évora stands at 30 km, Lisbon at 115 Km.

By car(recommended): Highway A6 (Lisbon-Évora), exit nº 3 at Montemor-o-Novo, to the south, direction Alcáçovas.

By bus: to Montemor-o-Novo, leaving from Sete-Rios, in Lisbon (~1 hour).Taxi to the village of Escoural.

By train: Railway Lisbon-Évora or Lisbon-Beja, step-out at Casa Branca railstation, which is 3.5 km far from Escoural (you need a previous arrangement for transportation to the village).

In July/August, temperatures can rise up to 40ºC. A more plasant climate should be found in Autumn or Spring.

Évora is at 30 km, Lisbon at 115 Km.

Grottos with neolithic paintings at 5 km, with its Interpretation Center in the village (200 m).

Several restaurants, 200 to 400 m far from the house.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Santiago do Escoural, Evora region

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£195
for 3 nights
From
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£355
£1,394
 

Additional pricing information

Bezahlung ist abhängig von der Dauer des Aufenthaltes und von der Anzahl der Personen.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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