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Rural cottage own pool amazing views 23 acre garden with lake

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
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About the property

Xmas & New Year Escape to your own totally private cottage Please enquire

Totally tranquil rural escape in detached two bedroom cottage one en suite. Private pool . English TV and music system. You have freedom to roam the resident owners 23 acre natural garden. There is a lake where you can fish if you like or just take a stroll. Bring some sturdy shoes and climb to the Mont - still in the garden but the highest point in the area. Take in the amazing views! Birdwatchers paradise if this is your interest - over 20 species including the regions own azure winged magpie. Despite the location supermarket and restaurants are 15 minutes drive. Nearby Santa Clara Lake and Barragem de Rocha offer water sports and horse riding is minutes away. Try the Alentejo wine route round Beja and Evora - an interesting historic town with lovely buildings. The wine is wonderful! If you feel more energetic the motorway system affords easy access to the Algarve about 50 minutes drive or try the quieter west coast with as yet unspoiled beaches about 50 minutes or less. Enjoy

Michael Almond
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
3 May, 2016


5/5 -
(5 traveller reviews)

Rural cottage own pool amazing views 23 acre garden with lake
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
Viana do Castelo - Portugal

Tranquil escape

  • 5 of 5

Property in optimal conditions.From spectacular for rest and sightseeing. Nearly various localities of Alentejo to visit as Beja, Mértola, Castro green, Dam of Sta Clara and is preferred beach is the Algarve to 40 minutes.

Very well attended by the person's property and always available, attentive and fun.Single remarque is lack of some small electrical kitchen.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2008
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure providing Paula and her family with a peaceful and relaxing holiday home total tranquility is often hoped for .I hope all visitors here enjoy simply that.
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peace perfect peace

  • 5 of 5

Hi Mike, my partner and two teenage children enjoyed a fantastc stay with you last month, your holiday cottage is so homely, the views are simply stunning, and the pool is a very welcome addition, my son very much enjoyed exploring the pathway up to the mont, Amy my daughter was very relaxed lounging by the pool, following advice from you, we all enjoyed fantastic days out at Villamoura and Albufeira, you live in a beautiful area,. we all look forward to returning to your home very soon, thank you Mike for a wonderful stay. Yours sincerely Lorraine Kirby.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Lorraine for your kind words. Sometimes it is difficult to imagine any property from adverts but happily many people who have stayed here agree it does all that it says on the tin.with some previous guests saying the photographs do not do full justice to the location. It was certainly my pleasure to welcome you all and thank you for choosing to spend your holiday here.I very much look forward to seeing you again.
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Blackburn, Lancashire, UK

Comfortable cottage in a gorgeous location.

  • 5 of 5

To anyone considering renting this cottage - go ahead; you will be very comfortable and relaxed and welcomed. This isn't one of those trendy bare-walled villas that are bland and impersonal; there are pictures on the walls and large sofas to stretch out on when you just want to chill out and read,or just cool off from a hard days sun-bathing by the clean, inviting pool, which is surrounded by beautiful views and well maintained gardens. If you're lucky, as we were, there is a breeze to keep you from burning up completely, while you laze there.

The bedrooms are clean, with enough storage and firm , but comfortable beds. We slept really well every night. The shower in the en-suite is a little tricky, but you'll soon get used to controlling the temperature. Challenging, but fun. Didn't try the shower in the house bathroom, so don't know what that is like to use.

The kitchen has pretty much all you need. Plenty of cooking utensils and crockery and cutlery and a dining area with a table which will sit six easily and more, if needed. OK, the oven isn't high tech, but it does the job well and the hobs work fine. If you prefer to barbecue, there is one ouside, but we didn't try it.

This is an amazing, beatiful rural location. You are within reasonable driving distance to/from The Algarve or the completely unspoilt west coast and with so little traffic on the roads, getting around is so enjoyable and the scenery, wherever you drive, is amazing.

The owner, Michael provided us with any information that we needed: good restaurants, places to visit. All we had to do was ask.

If it wasn't for the fact that we rarely return to places, because, let's face it, it's a big world and we aren't going to get to see it all if we don't try something new - we would go back to Cassa Sossagado without a moments hesitation.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

The beautyful Cottage is spacious, very well equipped and looked after. The pool is clean and big enough to swim, very private situated and perfect to spend a whole day of recreation.

At night you have unbelievable starry skies where you can see the milky way and a lot of shooting stars.

We missed nothing, the owner is very friendly and spares no effort to make his guests feel comfortable.

The region is very sparsely populated, but you can reach everything by car without any problems. There are some idyllic little towns to visit, the Algarve Coast is easy and fast to reach on the motorway.

The nearby supermarket is well-assorted and you can buy very good regional food, there are also some good restaurants offering alentejo specialities.

So we can recommend Casa Sossagado to everyone looking for perfect recreation in a very peaceful environment.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bonne vacances

  • 5 of 5

Trés bel endroit, nous avons passés un excelent sejour, trés reposant, contacte avec la nature. La piscine est trés bien, la maison trés agréable. Le propriètaire nous a trés bien accueillis, trés attentionné. De trés bonnes vacances comme je le souhaitais.

Alice et Luis

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Faro airport
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
IC2 near Castro Verde
Nearest Beach
70 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Other Activities: watersports about 30 minutes drive


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Ourique, Beja region


  • Deposit of 30% to secure reservation balance to be paid 6 weeks before arrival. Reservations made within 6 weeks of arrival must be paid in full to secure the booking.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Ourique in Alentejo

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Tiled Stove
  • Towels Provided
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Grill
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Child Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , en suite
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Two twin bedded rooms with child bed and sofa bed if required one bedroom en suite. There is a separate shower room. Bed linen, towels and pool towels provided. There is a weekly maid service. Iron and board available.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
In addition to furniture on both terraces poolside furniture and loungers and pool towels are provided.

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