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Casa Antiga/Suite Amarela or Casa Forno/Studio
MONTE BRANCO MONSARAZ
CASA ANTIGA(sleeps 4/6) 1 spacious double bedroom with original domed ceiling and ceiling fan stays cool in the summer, glass doors open to own covered private patio with table and chairs; 2nd Bedroom - ideal children's bedroom, again with domed ceiling, has two single beds with two drawer-type pull out beds; 1 full bathroom . SUITE AMARELA Optional as independent(sleeps 2) a double bed alcove, a small sitting area (child's bed), a breakfast maker unit (small fridge, tea/coffee maker, toaster-mini oven,sink),ensuite bathroom. CASA FORNO-sleeps 6/8 in 1 twin/double bedroom,1 - 2 single beds, 2 bunk beds in alcove, 1 bathroom, STUDIO Optional as independent(sleeps 2/4) double bed in alcove, spiral stairs to double bed on mezzanine, ensuite bathroom, breakfast maker unit. CASA PISCINA/JARDIM - sleeps 2/5 1 Bedroom cottage, Living/diningroom with sofabed and fireplace, fully equipped Kitchen, Bathroom
Pool / Spa
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 14 days before check-in.
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children allowed - Yes ... but always supervised near the poolYes ... but always supervised near the pool
No pets - By previous arrangement only in Casa FornoBy previous arrangement only in Casa Forno
No parties/events - Events/Parties only by previous agreement Events/Parties only by previous agreement
No smoking - Smoking outside only pleaseSmoking outside only please
Max guests: 24 (sleeps up to 20 adults)
Minimum age of primary renter: 30
- Please respect the peace and tranquility of Monte Branco. No loud music. Parties by arrangement only No mobile phones around the pool please
- Please leave house reasonably clean and tidy or extra cleaning will be charged Please take rubbish to container nearby, recycling bottles/plastic
Description: The 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 interrupted by the sound of birds and goat bells. The nearest village Motrinos is 1 km away, a short walk for local shopping, fresh bread, and 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 km drive; there are several excellent restaurants, craft shops and a castle dating back to the 11th century. S.Pedro Corval, the biggest pottery center in Portugal is a 10 minute drive. Nearby is the newly formed lake, Alqueva, the biggest in Europe, a natural reserve with fishing and boating. There are two ancient neolithic burial chambers dated back to 3,000 BC just a 10 minute walk away.
Visit the ancient olive trees - 1,000 to 3,000 years old
The well-known city of Evora is a 40 minute drive
Other Activities: archeology, birdwatching, pottery making, wine tasting.
- english, portuguese
About Jane Doody
Born in England and having travelled the world extensively, I am so priveledged to have discovered the wonderful life in Portugal. Living in Sintra and bringing up my two sons Anthony and Francis...Monte Branco became our weekend and summer home. Bought in 1985 the Monte was abandoned so first priority was to install a bathroom and running water in Casa Antiga... second priority was to build a swimming pool to refresh from the summer heat...and plant palm trees to creat a little oasis! Monte Branco then grew slowly each year, converting another building and becoming a fun meeting place for friends and birthdays. The last conversion was the old animal barn ...now the Celeiro a large communal room ideal for events, weddings, yoga workshops or just for guests to gather and relax. Monte Branco guests are made to feel at home and even when full (20 - 25 guests) there is always a quiet shady corner! It is wonderful to now be able to share this hideaway with others!
Jane Doody purchased this Farmhouse in 1985