During a holiday in Portugal, we stayed for 1 week at the main farm house at Herdade da Maroteira. This week brought us the necessary peace and quiet in a very spacious holiday cottage with 2 bedrooms and ensuite bathrooms. The views from our private terrace were stunning. The farm consists of more than 500 hectares of land, so the location is very quiet.
The main farm house is the original building of this farm, established in 1702, according to the date at the chimney. It is filled with original features and breathes authenticity.
The kitchen is fully equipped, with dishwasher, oven, etc.
Philip, his wife and his brother were prefect hosts, but we really loved the 5 dogs, 2 of which always kept us company. Both the dogs and the swimming pool were a big hit with our children.
We visited several cities and villages, like Evora, Estremoz, Monsaraz. Our personal favourites were Castelo de Vide and Marvao. This part of Alentejo has a lot of historical villages and cities to offer.
What we didn't like ? Nothing really, maybe just the distance to the pool.
The swimming pool was a 5 minute walk from the holiday cottage, which, in summer temperatures, seemed a bit far.
- Also Known As:
- Herdade Da Maroteira Portugal/Redondo, Alentejo