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Casa Coruja, Vale da Cegonha

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A perfect place to top up on the suntan followed by a cooling dip in the pool
Casa Coruja front entrance
All the thrills of the Portugal rally passing nearby.
1 of 22A perfect place to top up on the suntan followed by a cooling dip in the pool
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2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
3 nights minimum
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COVID-19 Statement for guests To ensure the safety of our guests extra measures have been put in place. Cleaning - Apart from regular cleaning, all areas of the house will be sanitised before new guests arrive. This includes all high contact areas such as door handles, light switches, TV remotes, cupboard and drawer handles, as well as microwave and fridge door handles and all chair backs. Outside - we have introduced strict social distancing between guests from the 2 houses, who all have access to the pool and pool terraces. Both the sun terrace and the shaded terrace have been split into 2 separate areas to ensure that a safe 2 metre space is maintained at all times. There are 2 extra photos showing the divided terraces. The pool water is continuously filtered and treated with chlorine...COVID-19 Statement for guests To ensure the safety of our guests extra measures have been put in place. Cleaning - Apart from regular cleaning, all areas of the house will be sanitised before new guests arrive. This includes all high contact areas such as door handles, light switches, TV remotes, cupboard and drawer handles, as well as microwave and fridge door handles and all chair backs. Outside - we have introduced strict social distancing between guests from the 2 houses, who all have access to the pool and pool terraces. Both the sun terrace and the shaded terrace have been split into 2 separate areas to ensure that a safe 2 metre space is maintained at all times. There are 2 extra photos showing the divided terraces. The pool water is continuously filtered and treated with chlorine. This keeps the water clear, but also acts as a disinfectant keeping the water safe for swimming. It is most important to us to ensure that all our guests feel safe and protected here at Vale da Cegonha. If further clarification is required we urge everyone to please ask. We are happy to answer any questions or concerns that anyone may have. House description Casa Coruja is one of two adjoining, self contained houses set in almost 7 hectares of land which is Vale da Cegonha. There is also a large swimming pool with both a sun terrace and shady pergola beside, which is shared between all guests. There is ample room around the pool area for all guests to enjoy their own space. The views from the house and all the terraces are truly spectacular. The house has its own front door and private barbeque terrace. It also has an exceptionally large open plan lounge/kitchen/diner. The lounge area has comfortable seating for 6 guests and there is a dining table and 6 chairs. The kitchen is fully fitted and has solid wood units with granite worktops. It includes a hob, oven, microwave, fridge freezer, toaster and electric hand blender. A further dining table and chairs is outside on the barbeque terrace. Both bedrooms have zip and link beds which can be made up as either a large double or 2 singles, whichever you would prefer. A small childs bed or cot can be added to either bedroom. Within the lounge area there is a sofa bed which can accommodate 2 adults, if required. Please note that the maximum occupancy of the house is 6 in total. Both bedrooms also have spacious 'wetroom' style shower rooms ensuite, which include an adjustable height shower, washbasin and WC. Please note that guests using the sofa bed in the lounge will need access to one of the ensuite shower rooms. The house comes prepared with all essentials - linen, towels, pool towels, tea towels, washing up liquid, hand soap, toilet rolls, kitchen roll, cling film, aluminium foil. Pantry items - olive oil, wine vinegar, salt and pepper and herbs. A complimentary Welcome Pack is also provided, which includes - tea, coffee, sugar, milk, bread, butter, eggs, cheese, bottle of wine and soft drinks. PLEASE NOTE: Clothes washing facilities. The washing machine shown in the list of facilities is not located within the house.What we offer here is a complimentary washing service for all guests who stay for 7 nights or more. Guests staying for fewer nights will be charged a small fee just to cover costs. What makes Casa Coruja so special is that when we designed it we wanted to ensure that it was not only spacious and elegant, but that it was also completely wheelchair friendly. To this end, subtle features were included - wider doors, level thresholds, no steps to negotiate. There is ample space to turn around in all rooms including the shower rooms. These also have open spaces under the washbasins, 1m spaces beside the WC's and grabrails beside the WC's and in the shower areas. The kitchen is also wheelchair friendly as it includes an extra lowered work surface and hob both with spaces beneath plus a further space beneath the sink. Most crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils are kept in large pull out drawers with space to the side. The oven is set at 50cm from the floor. We can either provide or hire a number of mobility aids if required. Please ask us for details. Evenings at Vale da Cegonha are a real treat. As the sun sets behind the hills there is no better place for an alfresco supper washed down with a glass of delicious local wine. Afterwards, you will be treated to a dazzling display of starlight, thanks to our clean clear air. Truly breathtaking! Vale da Cegonha is the perfect rural retreat where you can just relax and unwind, yet close enough to the nearby town of Ourique (4 miles) which has a good selection of supermarkets, shops, cafes, restaurants etc to cater for all your needs. Ourique also has excellent road links which makes Vale da Cegonha an ideal place from which to explore much of southern Portugal. We want everyone to discover this lovely part of Portugal, regardless of mobility. So our invitation to everyone is to come, relax, explore and enjoy! Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: 33460/ALMore
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Guests must be 21 yrs of age unless accompanied by an adult. Children must be accompanied at all times. Children must not be left alone in the house. Children under 13 yrs of age must be accompanied when using the swimming pool. Pets are accepted by prior arrangement please. Pets must not be left alone in the house. Pets must not cause a problem to fellow guests. Smoking is permitted on the terraces, but not in the grounds due to the the accidental fire risk.
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About the Owner
Penny C
Languages spoken:English, Spanish, Portuguese
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:February 2010
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Reviewed September 5, 2020

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Date of stay: August 2020
Navigate371739, VR Owner at Casa Coruja, Vale da Cegonha, responded to this reviewResponded September 30, 2020

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Reviewed August 9, 2019

Beautiful and specious villa with great living space and well equipped kitchen. Both bedrooms are on-suite. Stunning and unspoiled view. Sunset to die for and sky with clearest view of the stars at the night. Good size pool on site for private use. The location...More

Date of stay: July 2019
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Navigate371739, VR Owner at Casa Coruja, Vale da Cegonha, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2019

Oh Grazyna, if I had to write a perfect review myself, for here, it would certainly be this.Thank you, I am so grateful. Your detailed description of the house, the pool, the views, the sunsets and starlight, I am sure will give inspiration to others....More

Reviewed July 2, 2019

We loved our stay here. If you’re looking for somewhere quiet and peaceful away from the tourist areas - to relax by the pool, explore the little towns, travel to the western beaches if you feel like it - this place is ideal. And if...More

Date of stay: July 2019
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Navigate371739, VR Owner at Casa Coruja, Vale da Cegonha, responded to this reviewResponded July 4, 2019

My grateful thanks to Shirley for this great review. I'm so pleased that Terry found the house so perfect for him It is so important to us to know that anyone can come and enjoy a holiday here, regardless of personal mobility. I'm well aware...More

Reviewed September 19, 2018 via mobile

Wonderful villas, adapted to a very good standard,for wheelchair users . Lovely views across the country side, very peaceful and quiet, a wonderful welcome pack on arrival , bottle of wine , cheeses and various other useful items, the village itself is traditional with friendly...More

Date of stay: September 2018
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Navigate371739, VR Owner at Casa Coruja, Vale da Cegonha, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2018

I'd like to thank Jayne for writing this very detailed review for us and for being so complimentary. I am particularly pleased that her son James, who is an adult wheelchair user, found that the villas were so suitable for him. It is so important...More

Reviewed July 3, 2019
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Date of stay: July 2019
Navigate371739, VR Owner at Casa Coruja, Vale da Cegonha, responded to this reviewResponded July 4, 2019

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Reviewed July 2, 2019
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Date of stay: June 2019
Navigate371739, VR Owner at Casa Coruja, Vale da Cegonha, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2019

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Reviewed August 27, 2018
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Date of stay: July 2018
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Reviewed September 10, 2017
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Date of stay: August 2017
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Balcony
Grill
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Garage
Highchair
Housekeeping Included
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Patio
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Secure Parking
Shared Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Staffed Property
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
Horse Riding Nearby
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighbourhood
The Alentejo is an unspoilt paradise, home to a vast array of wildlife and birdlife including magnificent birds of prey. All regularly seen at Vale da Cegonha. Spring is lovely as wild flowers carpet the land along with the heady fragrance of cammomille. If you love 'the wild' then you'll love it here! The Alentejo is also famous for its food and wines. There are a number of excellent local restaurants. The black pig (preto porco) is superb and many nearby vineyards offer tasting tours as well as traditional meals.
Getting around
The lower Alentejo is spectacular and large. The roads are relatively traffic free so getting around by car is easy. Alternatively you could take a day trip to Lisbon, by train. Funcheira station is only 10 minutes away. Closer to home, Ourique has an excellent and inexpensive taxi service. So if you're planning to visit one of the nearby restaurants, no-one has to drive.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Casa Coruja, Vale da Cegonha

Casa Coruja, Vale da Cegonha is able to accommodate up to 6 guests. See all property details.

Casa Coruja, Vale da Cegonha has 2 bathrooms available. See all property details.

Casa Coruja, Vale da Cegonha has 2 bedrooms available. See all property details.

Stays at Casa Coruja, Vale da Cegonha must last at least 3 nights. See all property details.