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Quinta do Barranco da Estrada

3.0 of 5 Guest house   |   Quinta do Barranco da Estrada, Santa Clara a Velha 7665-880, Portugal
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  • Location
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    5 of 5 stars
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Where to start? With the fabulous location, miles from anywhere, total peace and quiet; or the lovely rooms; the wonderful home cooked wide variety of meals, locally sourced food, expertly prepared by Daniella; or the excellent birding trips provided by Frank. We have returned from 2 weeks in this heavenly place. We were treated like guests but felt like family,... More

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We went to the Quinta, as part of a group and shall be returning next year without any doubt. There is so much that is good, about this hidden gem - but the over-riding message is that Frank & Daniela are a warm & welcoming couple who work extremely hard to offer a laid-back, comfortable, great value and stunning location... More

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Menlo Park, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

At the end of a four km dirt road, set in a luxuriant hillside garden overlooking a large lake, is this perfect place for nature lovers. Birding is the main attraction. Frank is the preeminent guide in this part of Portugal, and in two and a half days we saw around 90 species. But you don't have to be a... More

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Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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90 reviews 90 reviews
14 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We first visited the Quinta, Frank, his family and team 4 years ago and wondered if everything would live up to our memories. We should not have given it a minutes thought. Of course it was still wonderful. Great birdwatching, good food, excellent company and beautiful, unspoilt countryside made our weeks stay perfect. The only downside was being serenaded by... More

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
8 hotel reviews
180 helpful votes 180 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Idyllic; isolated; relaxed; oasis: all describe the amazing guest lodge that Frank and Daniela continue to run in the Portuguese Alentejo. I last visited nearly 20 years ago. Going back somewhere always runs the risk that it will not be quite as good as you remember but it is even better. It's difficult to add anything to the existing reviews.... More

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Kempston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Once you have navigated your way along the 4km track for the first time you are immediately struck by the perfect isolation of the Quinta. We were greeted by a Nightingale singing in the garden and wonderful views of the lake. This is indeed paradise and we were quickly made welcome by Daniela and Frank. Our room was lovely and... More

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Loughton, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
18 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

For once the advance publicity isn't let down by the actual experience - this is a lovely place to stay, whether you just want to chill out or, like us, you're on an organised bird-watching trip. Everything gets top marks - as one should expect here, the cabin-style rooms are not 5-star luxury but they are very comfortable and well-equipped... More

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Marlborough, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Many places promise paradise and disappoint. This is the real thing. 4km down a private road you step from your car into terraced, landscaped gardens that lead down to a lake. Flowering shrubs surround you and bird song fills the air. Daniela welcomes you with home cooked food that is absolutely delicious and owes much to the local sourcing of... More

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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

We went to Quinta do Barraco to chill out after a hectic time. Perfect in every sense. Welcoming, relaxed, beautiful surroundings - it really is paradise. We went early in May, when the flowers were out, but the clear, mozzy-free lake was very swimmable even though the days were comfortably warm, not hot. Excellent food and wine, and attentive hosts... More

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Gerrards Cross, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Frank and Daniela's haven of peace and quiet cannot truly be described, you have to be there!! The knowledge of the man himself is staggering, and the locations of various species are all well researched, so hopefully giving you success. The rooms are perfect for the location and remain cool to return to. The food provided is varied and enjoyed... More

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Address: Quinta do Barranco da Estrada, Santa Clara a Velha 7665-880, Portugal
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Location: Portugal > Alentejo > Beja District > Santa Clara a Velha
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Hotel Class:3 star — Quinta do Barranco da Estrada 3*
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Quinta Do Barranco Da Estrada Hotel Santa Clara a Velha
Quinta Do Barranco Da Estrada Santa Clara a Velha, Portugal - Alentejo

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The essence of the Quinta is a small, intimate, holiday retreat for peace and relaxation. It boasts a blend of traditional hospitality, "International home-cooking" cuisine and a friendly atmosphere with excellent, friendly service.Set in a beautiful lakeside location, the Quinta is surrounded by unspoiled countryside with a wide variety of wildlife and rare birds in its gardens and surrounding countryside. In short it's Paradise in Portugal. ... more   less 
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