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

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


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
Registration Number : 29260/AL

Maria Emília / Fernando RIBEIRO
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, Portuguese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 July, 2018

About Maria Emília / Fernando RIBEIRO

Couple (ex-civil servant of the Environment General Directorate + consultant hydraulics ing.), 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.

Certificate "Quality" (AHRESP - Associação da Hotelaria, Restauração e Similares de Portugal) awarded in March 2018.


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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • 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
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Rustic
  • Lift
  • 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
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bed: 1,95 m x 1,35 m A cradle is available.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Courtyard
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Parasol
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • caves
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking


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(25 traveller reviews)

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Escoural: Country Cottage - Neighbourhood of Évora (30 km)
average rating of 4.96 based on 26 reviews

Wonderful experience

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is beautifully decorated and quite large. Everything you could possibly need is found within, There are some lovely spaces to sit and enjoy the property. The hosts go out of their way to make sure you are happy including leaving you treats on the patio. You can easily walk into Sanitiago do Escoural which is a quiet little town. There are some great restaurants in Montemor O Novo just a 15 minute drive away.. I can highly recommend this property as an exceptionally great place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: 15-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mike and Brenda, Thank you for your kind comments. It was very nice to meet you, we hope you'll enjoy the remaining days of your stay in Portugal. Come back any time. Fernando and Maria Emília
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Great place with fantastic hosts

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent six days in Escoural and had a fantastic time. Our hosts were exception - they gave us great tips on what to see and where to go as well as giving us an abundance of food products. The scenery around the area gives you a real insight into life in Portugal

  • Review Submitted: 20-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: 23-May-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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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: 25-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: 26-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 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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Vacances de rèves, dans un endroit merveilleux....

  • 5 of 5


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: 18-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
120 Kilometres
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Casa Branca
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
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.


Prices & Availability

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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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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