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Historic village along the river, river beach, canoeing, sailing, archeology, hunting

Bedrooms 2
Space 85 m²
Property type house


About the property

2 bedrooms on the top floor, seating five people, terrace overlooking the river

Typical house in the historic center of the village on the edge of the Guadiana River on the border with Spanish village, two entrances and terrace overlooking the river. Kitchen and two rooms on the ground floor, 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom upstairs. 50 m from the castle, 200m from the river beach with Blue Flag and Nautical Center (with gym and conditions for the practice of canoeing and sailing) 30 km from the extensive Atlantic Beach front with access from the highway IC 27, 30 km from village of Mértola, away from the tourist centers of Alg the coast. The area has museums, important archaeological sites, hiking, bird watching, observation of plants and insects, 13 tourist hunting reserves, rich cuisine and local production and sale of handicrafts. The 100m from the health center, 50 meters from the pharmacy, tourist office, library, video library, internet room and wirless zone, ATM / banks, restaurants, shopping and services. Haven of tranquility between the Serra do Cauldron and the Guadiana River

Historical and Cultural Heritage: Alcoutim Village - Castle, built in the reign of King Dinis, enlarged in sec. XVII, military functions until 1878. Church - expanded in 1538-1554, the first Renaissance. Our chapel Senhora da Conceição-rebuilt beginning of the century. XVI (Manueline portal) and century. XVIII, baroque altarpiece, escadatório exemplary Baroque scenography. Capela de Santo António - Sacred Art. Old Castle - Ruins. Menhirs of Lavajo - Megalithic monument from the Neolithic period, 3500 BC. Pereiro, Parish Church - century. XVI. Regions, Church - 1565; Chapel of Nossa Senhora da Oliveira - late medieval. Martilongo, Church - 1518-1554; Chapel of the Holy Spirit - 1500; Chapel of St. Sebastian - late medieval, rebuilt in 1565; Chapel of St ª Justa - late medieval. Cowboys, Church - 1565; Hermitage of S. Bento - century. XVII. Mound of Orange-'Villa 'Roman Christian Church century. 6/7 period and Byzantine Monastery century. 13. Poplar-'Villa 'Roman, Visigoths and Moors. Warriors Rio Guadiana River Museum.

Natural Heritage: Rio Guadiana - Excellent for observation of spontaneous, indigenous vegetation, stressing herbs and medicinal plants, including huge diversity of plants and trees, riverbank cultivation edges, the excellent state of preservation of Habitats for many species of birds , animals and insects and small villages. Navigated by the Phoenicians in the century. VIII AC was trade route to successive peoples. Water Sports Centre - canoeing and sailing (with periods of strong currents) and Marina - boat trips. River beach, guarded in Cadavais Stream, B. Blue, accessible beach with picnic area, park geriatric, volleyball court, Beach Support. 8 Pedestrian Walks, which take us on a journey to the past and dazzling encounter with nature. Serra do Cauldron - 300 000 ha of hills, weather continental / Mediterranean characteristics. Hunting - 13 tourist bookings in this area abounding in game - rabbits, hares, partridges, wild boars. Guided Tours - P. Tourism. Between the Natural Park of the Guadiana Valley and the Natural Park of Ria Formosa.

Attractions, activities of interest: Ecological Tourism. Almond blossom in February, early spring and warm days, cool nights. Parties, Fairs and Pilgrimages, ethnography, crafts, regional cuisine. 9 Nuclei museum and gallery exhibitions. river transport to the Spanish Village. Freshwater Fishing - sugarcane. Crafts - can buy to craftsmen. Metalwork, carpentry, hardware, basketry, weaving, pottery, embroidery and wooden artifacts. Figurative - jute dolls and flowers of corn stover. A 20 minutes from Atlantic Beach front (IC27) of Vila Real de Santo António and Ayamonte. Regular cultural events during the summer period, live music in the Village Square every 4th fairs. 6 restaurants, 5 cafes with outdoor seating, two store / supermarket.

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Anabela Fernandes
Member since: 2011
Speaks english, french, spanish, portuguese, russian
Response time
Within 2 days
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
17 April, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Alcoutim, Portugal

Property Type:
  • house (semi-detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 85 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • River
  • Village
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking On Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Quarto 1 - 1 double bed
    Quarto 2 - 1 double bed , 1 single bed
  • Crib if requested.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • games - kids
  • Stereo
  • Toys
  • Outdoor Grill
  • patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Juice machine for citrus, blender, kettle. Sun Hat and terrace table. It may be agreed extra cleaning service during the stay.


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Historic village along the river, river beach, canoeing, sailing, archeology, hunting
average rating of 4.571429 based on 7 reviews

Very old cottage in the centre of Alcoutim.

  • 4 of 5

The property could do with a bit of modernisation. The bathroom is poorly laid out and would not suit someone with a large frame. Having said that, we enjoyed our stay. It was clean and tidy, well equipped and good value. There's not really enough room for four to eat on the small terrace. Alcoutim is a delightful town with lots to see and do nearby and about 1 hour from the excellent beaches on the coast.

  • Review Submitted: 26/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely Portuguese house very cosy and close to all Amenities.

  • 4 of 5

Very cosy well equipped house, Alcoutim a very lovely village well worth a visit. Great night out in Shiva Indian Restaurant.

  • Review Submitted: 12/04/2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Casita muy acogedora

  • 5 of 5

Hemos pasado un par de noches en esta casa y no nos ha faltado de nada. Un pueblo precioso y tranquilo.

  • Review Submitted: 15/04/2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Schöne Ferienwohnung in einem wunderschönem Dorf

  • 5 of 5

Die Wohnung ist sehr schön und man fühlt sich superwohl!!

Ideal gelegen im schönem Zentrum von Alcoutim.

Die Wohnung ist gut ausgestattet und mit Liebe eingerichtet.

Hilfsbereite ,nette Vermieterin und eine gute Vorortbetreuung.

Wir kommen gerne wieder

  • Review Submitted: 22/03/2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Fico muito grata pela opinião sobre a Vila de Alcoutim e a casa. Por saber que tiveram uma boa estadia e que ficou a vontade de regressar. Esta região tem muito para descobrir e oferece condições excelentes para férias. Até breve!
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parabéns pela sua casa D. Anabela

  • 5 of 5

É uma boa escolha passar uns dias relaxantes nesta casinha tão acolhedora.

Tem tudo aquilo que se precisa, uma situação excelente a limpeza muito boa.

Estive no carnaval gostei, na Páscoa segunda estadia e em Junho será a terceira.`

Isto prova que vale a pena, recomendo a quem quer sossego, ar puro e para quem não conhece terá oportunidade de conhecer esta pequena vila à beira do rio Guadiana

  • Review Submitted: 22/04/2014
  • Date of Stay: April 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cara Maria Palma, Fico muito grata pelo comentário que dedicou, quer em relação à casa, quer ao facto da Vila de Alcoutim ser um lugar especial para uns dias de férias, em que impera o sossego e a ampla possibilidade de disfrutar desta paisagem de serra à beira do Guadiana. Tive um gosto imenso em recebê-los, constatar que regressaram e que pretendem voltar em breve. Espero que venham a disfrutar sempre de ótimas férias nesta casa e nesta Vila. Voltem sempre e até breve.
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Dans la maison, typique d...

  • 5 of 5

Dans la maison, typique de la région, nous avons trouvé tout dont nous avions besoin pour un séjour de quelques jours: cuisine bien équipée, assez d'espace, jouets pour enfants. On se trouve au centre de la petite ville, à deux pas de la rivière et il y a un bar/resto tout près si l'on n'a pas envie de cuisiner. Propriétaire toujours disponible, région calme, mais avec beaucoup d'endroits à découvrir (château, rivière, villages, plages pas trop loin, l'Espagne à côté.

  • Review Submitted: 14/06/2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Aeroporto de Faro
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Riverside Tavern
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
Vila Real de Sto António
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Vila Real de Sto António
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
IC 27 - Via do Infante
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Restaurante Cadavais (entre 7 restaurantes)
Nearest Beach
30 Kilometres
Monte Gordo, Praia Verde, Cabanas de Tavira
Car: recommended

Away from the hustle and bustle of tourist centers, enjoy absolute tranquility in the picturesque village of Alcoutim, 30 km (fast road - IC 27) from the extensive beaches of the Atlantic and 50 km from the city of Faro. In this mountainous area the Guadiana river, excellent for canoeing, sailing (Nautical Center with all conditions) and freshwater fishing, and its Cadava stream, provide breathtaking scenery. The River Beach located on the river 200 m from the house is supplied by water from the Alcoutim Dam. Adjacent to the Guadiana Valley Natural Park, 1 hour from the Southwest Alentejo and Vicentine Coast Natural Park, Donana Nature Reserve and Alqueva Dam, 1:30 from Sagres and Sevilla, 2:30 a.m. from Lisbon and Évora. There are 13 Touristic Hunting concessionaires in the Municipality, important archaeological vestiges, museums, churches, pedestrian walks, handicrafts, traditional gastronomy. Routes and information available at the Tourist Office of the Village. Inland waterway transport between Portugal / Spain

Other Activities: boating, freshwater fishing, hunting


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$72.41
Pet Fee AU$32.18

Pode ser acordado serviço de limpeza adicional durante a estadia.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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