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Spacious, Quiet Apartment with Countryside View, Serra Sao Mamede Natural Park

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Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
1 night minimum
Private Room
Quinta da Vila Maria is a former wine maker’s country estate, located in the beautiful and unspoilt countryside of the Serra de São Mamede Natural Park, near to the historic towns of Portalegre, Marvão and Castelo de Vide. Built around 1900 this country house, with its unique style and striking architecture, has been lovingly restored and modernised and offers comfortable accommodation to guests seeking peace and quiet, nature, a restful atmosphere, a friendly welcome and great hospitality. Apartment “Kiwi” is for 2 guests. It is spacious and quiet with countryside views. The apartment comprises of a large, light and bright bedroom with a large double bed (160 x 200cm), an en-suite bathroom with shower, a living area with sofa, LCD TV and stereo system, and a well equipped kitchenette/din...Quinta da Vila Maria is a former wine maker’s country estate, located in the beautiful and unspoilt countryside of the Serra de São Mamede Natural Park, near to the historic towns of Portalegre, Marvão and Castelo de Vide. Built around 1900 this country house, with its unique style and striking architecture, has been lovingly restored and modernised and offers comfortable accommodation to guests seeking peace and quiet, nature, a restful atmosphere, a friendly welcome and great hospitality. Apartment “Kiwi” is for 2 guests. It is spacious and quiet with countryside views. The apartment comprises of a large, light and bright bedroom with a large double bed (160 x 200cm), an en-suite bathroom with shower, a living area with sofa, LCD TV and stereo system, and a well equipped kitchenette/dining area with breakfast bar, hob/stovetop, fridge with freezer compartment, microwave oven/grill, toaster and kettle. Apartment “Kiwi” has high ceilings and big windows giving it a light and airy feel and contains everything you need for a comfortable holiday. The apartment has free WiFi. A continental breakfast is provided every day in your apartment so you can have breakfast at any time you want, either in your apartment or outside on the front terrace. A breakfast suitable for vegetarians or vegans can be provided on request. There are also tea and coffee making facilities in the apartment. There is a large terrace at the front of the house - the perfect place to have dinner or enjoy a glass of wine in the evening. During the day you can sunbathe and relax on the terrace beside the pond, accompanied only by birdsong and the gentle burble of water or, if you prefer shade, under the trees of the “linden tree terrace” or beneath one of the many olive, cork or fruit trees. Guests are welcome to walk around the Quinta’s 7½ acres/3 hectares of vineyard and land. The vineyard, which is organic, has many grape vines that are in the region of 100 years old. Being a traditional Alentejo vineyard the vines are not on wires but grow freely like a bush and there are olive and cork trees growing amongst the vines. One of the olive trees is reportedly over 1000 years old. The old adega, which is now reception, still has the large “talha” or clay wine pots, some of which date to the 1920s, that many years ago were used to make red wine. If you are interested in nature various animals and birds can be seen at the Quinta with many more species to be seen in the surrounding area of the Natural Park. The barns and other outbuildings are full of old agricultural implements and wine making equipment. We are happy to show guests round if they are interested and share some of the history of this estate. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: RNET 3534: TER - Casa de CampoMore
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About the Owner
Edward/ Jane S
Languages spoken:Portuguese, English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:July 2013
Interaction with guests
We live at Quinta da Vila Maria so are always here to welcome our guests on arrival and can offer you our personal attention throughout your stay. Whether you need advice on places to visit, walking trails, restaurants or local events, we are here to help you.
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Reviewed May 3, 2018

Very Nice, peacefull place with really great people, Jane and Ed. The rooms are super clean, super decorated, also the breakfast was outstanding! Best place ever to de- stress! Jane bakes the bread and the homemade cake and jam. Our childeren were also very happy...More

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank Robbiecoco
Reviewed October 11, 2016

Regrettably my wife and I only spent two nights at Serra Sa Mamede. We have rented vacation properties all over Europe and North America and this property is at the top of the list to return to. The photo's on the website do not do...More

Date of stay: September 2016
Thank NorthStar641936
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Reviewed October 24, 2014

My husband and I scoured the internet looking for the perfect spot to spend a few days in the country side of Portugal to start off our honeymoon. When we came across Quinta da Vila Maria, we knew immediately that this was the place for...More

Date of stay: October 2014
Thank Katharine P
Reviewed September 30, 2014

My husband and I have just returned from Portugal, where we spent three delightful days in the Kiwi appartment at Quinta Vila Maria. We travelled with two other couples who stayed in one of the other apartments in the vila and had a similar wonderful...More

Date of stay: September 2014
Thank Tereza H
Reviewed August 19, 2014

The hosts, Jane and Ed, are remarkably gentle and welcoming people who cannot do enough for their guests' comfort and well being. From the very first moment to the last we received a genuine generosity and warmth that one rarely experiences. The property itself is...More

Date of stay: August 2014
Thank David B
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Local Guides/Maps
Refrigerator
Alarm Clock
Washer
Towels Provided
Freezer
Paper Towels Provided
Cycling Trips
Books
Iron
Ceiling Fans
Hairdryer
Stereo System
TV
Hiking Trips
Parking
Shared Garden
Microwave
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Balcony
Linens Provided
Horse Riding Nearby
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Internet Access
Terrace
Toaster
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About the neighbourhood
Quinta da Vila Maria is in a peaceful location on the edge of the village of Reguengo, in the unspoilt Serra de São Mamede Natural Park. The Park is a protected nature reserve, lying along the border with Spain, noted for its quiet, beautiful landscape and nature. Barely touched by tourism, this part of Portugal is steeped in history and the Quinta is ideally situated for exploring historic towns and villages or walking, mountain biking or bird watching in the Park. For walkers, bird watchers and mountain bikers there are quiet trails and roads through the hills to explore, leading you through open countryside, pine forest and groves of chestnut, olive and cork trees. In spring and early summer wild flowers carpet the meadows. Self-guided walking maps for the various walking trails are ...
Getting around
To get the most from your visit to this area a car is recommended. It is possible to travel around using the local buses but sometimes the time you can spend in a place will be restricted due to the bus timetables.
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