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MONTE BRANCO MONSARAZ

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8 bedrooms
6 bathrooms
26 guests
2 nights minimum
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MONTE BRANCO (monte/farmhouse) is situated on the edge of a little hamlet in the heart of typical Alentejano countryside, with its ancient olive trees, corn and sunflower fields. Peace and tranquility is only interupted by the sound of birds and goat bells. The nearest village Motrinos is 1 km away, a short walk for local shopping, (fresh goats milk cheeses.) The historical World Heritage town of Monsaraz set within its ancient fortified walls high on the hill, is about a 5 minute drive; there are several excellent restaurants, craft shops and a castle dating back to the 11th century. Nearby is the newly formed lake, Alqueva, the biggest in Europe, a natural reserve with fishing and boating...and a sandy beach The well-known city of Evora ia a 40 minute drive, and within easy reach ar...MONTE BRANCO (monte/farmhouse) is situated on the edge of a little hamlet in the heart of typical Alentejano countryside, with its ancient olive trees, corn and sunflower fields. Peace and tranquility is only interupted by the sound of birds and goat bells. The nearest village Motrinos is 1 km away, a short walk for local shopping, (fresh goats milk cheeses.) The historical World Heritage town of Monsaraz set within its ancient fortified walls high on the hill, is about a 5 minute drive; there are several excellent restaurants, craft shops and a castle dating back to the 11th century. Nearby is the newly formed lake, Alqueva, the biggest in Europe, a natural reserve with fishing and boating...and a sandy beach The well-known city of Evora ia a 40 minute drive, and within easy reach are the towns of Vila Viçosa, with the King's Palace, Borba, Estremoz, Elvas and Badajoz in Spain. MONTE BRANCO consists of four houses,(sleeps 20/26) set around a garden full of palm trees and flowers bordering the lawn; an oasis of green amongst the summer dryness. The spring displays the most spectacular countryside full of colour and wild flowers. The Celeiro varandah and Pool have wonderful panoramic views to Monsaraz, especially at night when the town is all lit up. CELEIRO (Old Barn) has recently been converted into a large (150 m2) communal room, with large fireplace for cosy winter relaxing. This is an ideal room for workshops - yoga, painting, dance, etc; for small business meetings; or just to relax or party with friends. CASA ANTIGA (sleeps 4/6) The old farmhouse dates back 300 years, has a living/dining room with huge sit-in fireplace, a Kitchen with old slate countertops, two bedrooms which have the original domed ceilings; one Bedroom has two single beds, with two extra drawer-type pull-out beds, another bedroom has a large double bed; one bathroom with full bath/shower. plus adjoining SUITE AMARELO (sleeps 2/3 ) bedroom with double bed, sitting area (small single bed) with breakfast-maker unit, en-suite bathroom with shower. CASA PISCINA (sleeps 2/4) The Pool house next to the covered BBQ area, has a living room with big sit-in fireplace and domed ceiling, a fully equipped kitchen - microwave, dishwasher, etc.; one bedroom with double bed and single bunk bed above; one bathroom with full bath/shower. The living room has a double sofa bed. CASA JARDIM (sleeps 2/4) The garden house, on the other side of the lawn, has a living room with kitchenette and fireplace; there is an alcove with a double bed and a single bunk bed above (and a 2 single beds in the livingroom); one bathroom with full bath/shower. There is a covered terrace for outside dining. CASA DO FORNO (sleeps 4/6) Adjoining house dating back 300 years, entered independently directly from theroad, recently restored as simple farmhouse accommodation. Livingroom/dining with big sit-in fireplace, small kitchen, one bedroom with double/twin beds, one bedroom with two single beds, two bunk beds in alcove outside the bathroom which has small bath/shower plus adjoining THE STUDIO (sleeps 2/4) (optional) entrance from Living room or directly from outside, has an alcove with double mattress and lots of cushions, bathroom with small bath/shower, a spiral staircase leads up to open mezzanine with double bed and breakfast-maker unit. More
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Jane D
Languages spoken:Portuguese, English
Response Rate:80%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:November 2013
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Reviewed November 19, 2019 via mobile

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Date of stay: November 2019
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Cooker
Grill
Suitable For Children Under 5
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Refrigerator
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Washer
Highchair
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Dishwasher
Freezer
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Hairdryer
Parking
Corporate Bookings
Microwave
Balcony
Linens Provided
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Internet Access
Terrace
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