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“A perfect holiday cottage in Alentejo” 5 of 5 stars
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Caixa Postal 267 | Aldeia da Serra, Redondo 7170-120, Portugal   |  
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Ranked #3 of 4 Redondo B&B and Inns
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“A perfect holiday cottage in Alentejo”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

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.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2011

Great place to explore Alentejo region. We had already been charmed by the montada trees before we even arrived at the woodlodge, driving over the Serra de Ossa and before. The lodge has a great view of this and them in the am and eve light. We took Phillips (as has been said before) very informative safari on our penultimate day, all saints public holiday before attending the bullfight at Rondo to see the horsemanship. We found plenty to do in the area despite the heavier than usual rainfall and it being end of season- Evora, Elvas had int. aqueducts, chapels, Campo Mejor Delta coffee museum, marble museum, sat market in Estremoz etc..there is a very helpful guide in the cabin of regional towns and places of interest. Lodge well-equiped and with aircon. Intrigueing march of the milked? goats past cabin each am with chocolha's ringing. Seasonal products for sale at farm-honey,cheese etc. Day we left the Pata negra pigs arrived for their 4 month feed on specially fenced off holm oak areas of the farm. As the interest in Alentejo vineyards incl. Phillip's open up I can see this more land locked area of Pg becoming more of a tourist destination. Presently the roads are very quiet.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sesimbra, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2011

"We strongly recommend this paradise for your holidays. The cabin is fully equipped, very comfortable and sufficiently isolated to allow total peace.

Philippe, Margarida, Mafalda and the rest of the staff are very friendly and welcoming. Philippe's guided tour of the estate is recommended (you learn a great deal about cork and wines). The swimming pool is located in an excellent enclosed space, surrounded by fruit trees and distant enough to be of no bother. We will certainly return."

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2011

We went as a couple wanting to have a break as well as learning more about the threat that cork oaks face from the insidious advance of plastic and aly screw-tops. We couldn't have found a better place for both. Philip and Margarida infuse Maroteira not only with their love of the place, where Philip's family have farmed for the last 100 years or so, but they also know more about cork than almost anyone we've met and their guided excursion around their land through the forests and vineyards is something not to be missed.
We stayed in an immaculate little wooden cabin set on its own in the woods and only a short stroll away from a magical swimming pool in an old orchard. We'll have to go back again earlier in the year next time as the flowers in the Spring must be stunning. As it was it was gorgeous anyway and just what was needed.
Eating out well was easy in Redondo, just a few kms away, and there were a couple of cafés doing more basic food in the village close by.
Highly recommended; you couldn't ask for a quieter place to relax in beautiful surroundings or for nicer hosts. We'll definitely be back!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2011

We wanted to have a break in a rural area to pick up on the tradition, natural history and wildlife of the Alentejo region, and couldn't have chosen a better location. If you want crowded beaches, shops, people, traffic and all the other things that go with 'holiday destinations' then this is not the place for you.

Though if you want a self-catering break in an unspoilt, quiet area of Europe with in reach of several interesting towns and villages, great local food and wine, nature on the doorstep and welcoming hosts then this is the place for you.

We stayed for just over a week in the log cabin, which is only a couple of minutes away from the main farm house and not far from the shared pool, but because of the location and view from the verandah you feel as though yours is the only building within several miles. The only noise comes from the tinkling of the goat bells, your nearest neighbours. The cabin is ideal for a couple, though there would be room for two small children, facilities basic but comfortable (small kitchen area, shower) but well appointed and all that you need really - most of your time will be spent sitting on the verandah with a glass of wine.

On arrival you will be given a warm welcome by Phillip and family, and of course the dogs, a friendly five who will be your companions on any walk around the farm. Two things you must do when visiting; a farm tour, safari style, to see the cork forest and vineyard and learn about the harvest, Iberian pigs and the wine, the second thing you must do is try the Cem Reis shiraz.

Places to visit in the surrounding area are Evora, particularly the chapel of the bones, the amazing hill top towns and views at Marvao and Castelo de Vide to the north and nearby towns of Estramoz, especially the Saturday market and Vila Vicosa.

Tips - Self catering, and not a lot near by, so stock up on suplies at Estramoz or Evora on your way. Easy to miss the small sign at the end of the drive, the main white and yellow gate post you might have seen photos of are not on the main road.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2011

My wife, son, and I stayed for four nights in the Wood Lodge and thoroughly enjoyed it. We were able to join Philip to experience cork trees being harvested, and my son even got to try his hand at it. We and three of the farm dogs took a long hike on the farm to the vineyards. The cork forests are beautiful, and I especially enjoyed the varied birdlife found there. We toured nearby sites such as the castle at Evoramonte, the town of Evora, and the megalithic stones. The market day at Estremoz was lively, with a very local feel to it. A wonderful place in a very special part of Portugal.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2011

This an underpopulated part of Portugal with plenty of historical sites to visit on roads that are half empty. The property is old style,fairly isolated, quiet and with magnificent views. The farm produces cork,olives and wine so plenty of nice walks and the owner Philip Mollet and his wife Margarite did their very best to see that our stay was a happy one.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Caixa Postal 267 | Aldeia da Serra, Redondo 7170-120, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Alentejo > Evora District > Redondo
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Redondo
Number of rooms: 9
Also Known As:
Herdade Da Maroteira Portugal/Redondo, Alentejo

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