Description from owner
Description from owner
2 Attached (ensuites)
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.
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Book this 2 bedroom b and b in Portalegre today! A total of 4 people can sleep here comfortably.
Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 5/5 thanks to an average of 6 reviews.
The owner last updated the property’s calendar Jan 03, 2019.
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About the owner
About the owner
Tourist License: RNET 3534: TER - Casa de Campo
- Calendar last updated:
- 03 Jan 2019
- Overall rating:
Languages spoken: English, Portuguese
- Check in time:15:00, Check out time:11:00
- If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
- This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
- No smoking at this property
- Cancellation policy
Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Portalegre Attractions
- Hair dryer
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Washing machine
Phone / Internet
- Internet access
- Wireless Internet
- CD player
- Balcony or terrace
- Shared garden
- Smoking not allowed
- 2 Attached (ensuites)
– based on 6 reviews
- Very Good
“What a great stay !”
We had a wonderful stay at Quinta da Vila Maria. The owners, Ed & Jane are absolutely charming. Their constant concern is the comfort and well-being of their guests. The apartment is new, tastefully decorated, fully equipped, everything is planned to the last detail. The place is very quiet and the garden, planted with vineyard and olive trees, is really pleasant. The welcome of Ed and Jane is really friendly and attentive. The area offers many opportunities for sightseeing and excursions. The owner will give you informations. We highly recommend this rental, you'll have a great time.