Spacious house, local cuisine, 5 minute walk into town, 40 mins from Algarve
About Michaela Tulip-Mills
Having bought Monte da Quinta in the summer of 2002 with the intention of it becoming our holiday retreat, we found it increasingly hard to return from visits to the hustle and bustle of the UK. With much planning and determination, finally in the summer of 2005, we moved to Portugal.
Michaela Tulip-Mills purchased this Chateau / Country House in 2002
Why Michaela Tulip-Mills chose Castro Verde
Project managing the build and restoration of the farmhouses, we took inspiration from some of the fantastic accommodation we had stayed at within Europe. With our love for all things rustic, traditional and the ambience of the Casa de Campo “House of the Country” life style, Monte da Quinta started to evolve. We wanted to maintain the traditions and farming practises that had taken place at Monte da Quinta for many generations. With little knowledge of our own, we enlisted the help of a former employee of the farm. Despite our initial lack of the Portuguese language, his patience with us and dedication to the land and the animals has helped us to keep farm blooming.P
What makes this Chateau / Country House unique
Monte da Quinta combines modern facilities and traditional architecture with an even balance between rural tourism, farming and a unique way of life. Centrally located within the lower Alentejo region with easier access to the Algarve and the western coast line. With our continuing success, we have settled into the landscape and lives of the local people very nicely. Thanks to the fantastic support and recommendations from many of our returning guests, we now have a viable business with visitors from all over the world.
Pool / Spa
Not inside the property
Over the age of 16, accompanied by an adult
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Any persons other than guests staying at Monte da Quinta may not use the facilities. We do not permit “day visitors”.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Lovely location, family friendly, close to local amenities
We really enjoyed our stay, our kids 8+10 loved feeding the pigs and chickens with scraps, swimming in the amazing pool, relaxing in the Hammocks and visiting local attractions.
The cottages are very well provisioned, all you need for a self catering holiday with a few nice extras such as fresh eggs and veg.
will be recommending to Friends and Family.
Second visit to Monte da Quinta with my husband and we enjoyed it every bit as much as the first time. We both love the peace and tranquillity at this time of the year, the views from the Casa, visiting and feeding the resident animals. Days seems to pass by doing hardly anything. A walk into the nearby town, a drink, people watch, late lunch on the terrace, more relaxing, reading, gazing at the scenery, dinner on the terrace, a game of cards (which we never do at home!). We did venture out to the beach one day, through the national park; wandered around the town adjacent to the beach, had a cool beer, lunch on the beach, walked on the beach. Perfect day really. Can't fault the Casa - like a home from home but in Portugal! Planning to go back again next year.
Excellent séjour dans l'Alentejo
Maison très bien entretenue par Michaela & Nigel.
Super cuisine équipée.
très belle vues.
Myself, wife and two children (10 & 4) had the best time in Portugal. The weather was excellent, the beaches and views incredible, the food, especially Michaela and Nigel's supper and the fresh fish in the Milfontes restaurants was fantastic. Casa Laranjeira was perfect and we wanted for nothing. The pool was superb, our first salt water pool and although dubious when we read this prior to booking we needn't have been as it's only slightly salty and I'm converted from the usual chlorine pools. The kids loved the pool and we certainly made the most of it! Feeding the Pigs and Chickens was great fun and they have a serious appetite so all your leftovers will not go to waste! In summary this was the best holiday we've had in Europe and at the end of our two week stay when I'm usually ready to come home, I wasn't, and could easily stayed another week. Thanks Michaela and Nigel for being so welcoming, friendly, giving great advice and supplying us with your chickens fresh eggs and home grown vegetables. We would love to return and already have our eyes on next years flights :)
Excellent location for a relaxing holiday
I have stayed at Monte da Quinta on several occasions and always had a fantastic time. This year there have been some minor improvements to the properties which made our stay even more relaxing, namely a larger fridge/freezer making it easier to keep the delicious wines from the local vineyards cool and a dishwasher to avoid the tedium of washing up the glasses!
The property is beautifully clean, with fantastic views a lovely pool, loungers to sunbathe on and a shady terrace to retreat to when it is just too hot. Castro Verde is a short walk away and has a good selection of quality restaurants and bars but without the hustle and 'brits abroad' of the Algarve. There is plenty to do in the local area, whether it is vineyard tours, eating some of the best food in Portugal, hot air ballooning, quad biking, horse riding, spa's etc.
Monte da Quinta makes a wonderful base for a fantastic relaxing holiday. I am sure we will continue to return.
Myself and five friends spent an amazing week on the outskirts of Castro Verde in the wonderful Monte da Quinta. We used both houses and we weren't disappointed. We are group of birdwatchers and have travelled across Europe for many years now and I can happily say that this place is well up there with the very best we have stayed in (and there have been some good ones). It is the perfect location to visit the Alentejo region of Portugal and with the coast (Algarve) only and hour's drive away and similarly the west coast, variety is easily found. The welcome, hospitality, help and guidance from Michaela and Nigel make this an absolutely fantastic place to stay. A huge thank you to you both.
5 minutes stroll into the center of town. Convenient facilities on your door step, shops, supermarkets, bars and restaurants. The farm offers space, quiet and relaxation. The Algarve and the stunning west coast are within an hour. Plenty to see and do with local vineyards, many outdoor activities and beautiful coast lines.