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Family Apartment with Vineyard and Valley Views in Serra Sao Mamede Natural Park

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2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
4 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. The 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom apartment “Hoiho” is for 4 guests and has wonderful panoramic views over our vineyard and across the valley. It has two double bedrooms – one with a large double bed (160 x 200cm) and the other with twin single beds – and two en-suite bathrooms both with showers, giving everyo...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. The 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom apartment “Hoiho” is for 4 guests and has wonderful panoramic views over our vineyard and across the valley. It has two double bedrooms – one with a large double bed (160 x 200cm) and the other with twin single beds – and two en-suite bathrooms both with showers, giving everyone their own space. There is also a living/dining area with sofa, LCD TV, stereo system and dining table and a well equipped kitchenette with hob/stovetop, fridge with freezer compartment, microwave oven/grill, toaster and kettle. The apartment is light, bright and airy 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 July 14, 2018

The residence is ideal for travellers wanting luxurious and relaxing surrounds, where renovations have been mindfully performed to an exceptionally high standard (beyond 5 star), without sacrificing the rich history of this estate. Each apartment has everything you will need in order to feel at...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank Camille K
Reviewed July 29, 2015

Ed and Jane, the owners, are fantastic couple, very generous: they help you with your bags, they help you to find a nice place to have dinner and prepare a delicious breakfast! The house is wonderful! We stayed at hoiho apartment, a very comfortable and...More

Date of stay: July 2015
Thank VeraLfc
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Reviewed July 14, 2015

We stayed overnight in Ed and Jane's Quinta da Vila Maria and could not have been more pleased with every single aspect of our stay. Ed and Jane have created a little paradise in the Portuguese countryside. From their warm welcome to the cool airy...More

Date of stay: July 2015
1  Thank Phil B
Reviewed May 9, 2015

Very nice apartment, comfortable, well decorated, with all needed to feel at home. Very good breakfast , with variety and quality. Wonderful hosts, did all to make us welcome. We intend to go there again for a holiday, as soon as possible.

Date of stay: May 2015
Thank Maria C
Reviewed August 18, 2014

Friendly knowledgable hosts, beautiful setting and luxurious spacious accomodation - what more could one ask for. This is a good central point to explore this region of Portugal with magnificent castles and vineyards galore.

Date of stay: August 2014
Thank Fedds
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Grill
Suitable For Children Under 5
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Local Guides/Maps
Fishing Nearby
Refrigerator
Alarm Clock
Washer
Towels Provided
Paper Towels Provided
Freezer
Cycling Trips
Books
Iron
Ceiling Fans
Stereo System
Hairdryer
TV
Parking
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Shared Garden
Balcony
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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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