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“A little piece of heaven!”
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Traditional architecture with modern facilities, large pool and sun terrace.
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Traditional architecture with modern facilities, large pool and sun terrace.
Shady terrace and private garden includes a herb garden and BBQ, views of the pool. Luxury country house with landscaped gardens, BBQ and immediate access to the pool.
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Traditional architecture with modern facilities, large pool and sun terrace.
Shady terrace and private garden includes a herb garden and BBQ, views of the pool.
Luxury country house with landscaped gardens, BBQ and immediate access to the pool.
Lounge dinning room
Spacious living area with stone fireplace and arches.
Cool open living area
Double bedroom with en-suite facilities and views over open countryside
Twin bedroom with en-suite facilities and double doors onto a shady terrace.
Dining area for four persons plus high chair.
Quiet corners to relax and enjoy the local wines.
Large well equip kitchen with a breakfast bar. A back doors leads to rear terrace.
Upper pool terrace with sun loungers, palm trees and amazing views.
Elevated terrace with dappled shade and a stunning Alenejo backdrop
Lower pool terrace with stunning views over the meadows and Alentejo landscape
Relax on this daybed on your covered terrace
Planning something special? we can also provide chocolates and fresh flowers.
Pool terrace and landscaped garden
Welcome hamper with home made treats our farm produce and local wine and cheese
It is the little details that make the difference to your holiday experience.
We have free range poultry, ponies, pigmy goats and pet pigs here.
We have 4.5 hectares of meadows and gardens to explore.
Fields of sun flowers
Everyone enjoys te sun.
Pretty gardens
Rolling landscapes dotted with historic villages and towns.
Adult bicycles for our guests to use
swallow tailed butterflies in our gardens
Castro Verde and its carpets of colour during spring time
Traditional farming
Beautiful walks around local lakes and dams
Explore our stunning unspoilt coastline, within an hour to the west or south
Carriage rides
regional cheeses
Local festivals
explore the local vineyard by horse and carriage.
Many activities available
Pretty towns and villages
festivals all year
Local festivals
ballooning
Amazing landscapes
Amazing birds in this special region, popular for birding
Historical sites to visit
Ancient lands and megalithic sites
Carriage rides to see the sites
Where time stands still
Try the regional food and wines.
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Farmhouse -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Castro Verde, Beja District, Alentejo

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Lesley W
London, England, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“A little piece of heaven!”
Reviewed August 13, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

We arrived at Monte da Quinta late and in the dark, but as soon as we were greeted by Michaela, Nigel and Bradley we soon relaxed into our holiday, we were made to feel like friends arriving for a stay!
Waking up on our first morning we were not disappointed, both bedrooms in Casa Oliveira overlook the farm land, and we could watch the ponies and chickens in the field at the side.
We did not need to rush off to the supermarket as the luxury hamper contained everything needed for breakfast, freshly squeezed orange juice from the trees on the farm, beautiful home made honey, eggs from the chickens, tomatoes and cucumbers from the vegetable garden and fresh bread, to name but a few!
The farm house has everything in you could possible need, equipped to 5* standard.
All bed linen and towels provided.
Our patio was lovely, overlooking our own herb garden and BBQ.
We shared the pool with the family next door, there are plenty of sun lougers and room for everyone.
Our hosts could not have been nicer, lots of advice, helping us to book tickets for the train to Lisbon, booking dinner at the local vineyard and even driving us there!
Nigel would bring a constant supply of tomatoes and cucumbers freshly picked.
Everyday we would feed the pigs, goats and chickens, which was a constant form of amusement.
Michaela's savoury supper was wonderful, great value for money and tasted delicious, well worth ordering.
We visited Lisbon, very busy, but has made us want to go back for a weekend. The beautiful town of Evora, a local vineyard for dinner. We drove to the west coast to the beach at Vila Nova de Milfontes and to the south to Gale, both beaches great, with lovely fish restaurants.
Castro Verde, 5 minute walk away, has bars, great restaurants and 3 good supermarkets.
We could not fault our stay, everything was thought of, lots of lovely personal touches.
A real credit to Michaela and Nigels hard work!

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Liked best: The view every morning eating breakfast
Liked least: Leaving!
Traveling group: Teenagers
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lelliegee
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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“A perfect place to stay.”
Reviewed July 15, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

This was my first stay at Monte de Quinta but my friends have been raving about it for years. Now I can see why. I really enjoyed my holiday.
The welcome, by Michaela and Nigel, was warm and friendly. The welcome pack included freshly squeezed orange juice from their own trees and delicious honey from their own beehives. The villa was clean, stylish and well equipped, there was even a coffee machine and a juicer. The showers were powerful, unlike those with no pressure that I've had to put up with in other parts of Portugal, and there was a fan in the bedrooms. Both villas also come equipped with a traditional barbecue.
The poolside was like an oasis, surrounded by palm trees and beautiful flowers but, just down a flight of steps was access to the surrounding fields and the pigs, chickens, goats, geese, ducks and ponies.
Michaela, Nigel and their son, Bradley, are a wealth of local knowledge and can help you with the language or can point you in the direction of inexpensive local cuisine or fine dining for that special occasion. I didn't want to leave.

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Liked best: I loved that it appeared quite rural but was only a few minutes walk away from Castro Verde
Liked least: Having to come home
Traveling group: Friends
Your age range 65+
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Reviewed June 27, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

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Liked best: The setting of the villa, pool and trees
Liked least: Mosquitoes!
Traveling group: Extended Family
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Lizzie672...
Swindon, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Perfect location, great birding and very hospitable hosts”
Reviewed June 1, 2015 for a stay in May 2015

We stayed in May this year, the owners could not have been more helpful. Brilliant location, accommodation was very good and the weather was very warm. We hope to return next year and would recommend to anyone who enjoys wonderful unspoilt scenery, bird watching and good local red wine!

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Liked best: Location
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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H0tel-Rev...
Reading, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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“Perfect place to relax and unwind.”
Reviewed May 26, 2015 for a stay in May 2015

Beleive this was my fourth visit stretching back until 2011. The farmhouse is an amazing place to stay, spotlessly clean, amazing and useful "welcome back" pack on arrival, swam in the Pool everyday, enjoyed feeding the goats and pigs. Also a good place to explore from, this year we went to Evora, toured a local vineyard and did some quad biking at another one. Our wonderful hosts could not have been more helpful. With two properties there only we often had the pool to ourselves. The setting is stunning.

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kelmscott
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21 reviews
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“One of the most relaxing holidays ever”
Reviewed May 22, 2015 for a stay in May 2015

Castro Verde is a charming, sleepy small town, so “untouristy” that we couldn’t find a postcard. At Monte da Quinta, within easy walking distance of the town, you will get a taste of the “good life” Alentejo style with welcoming and caring hosts, Michaela and Nigel. We stayed in Casa Oliveira which offered spacious, spotless accommodation with superb views from the terraces.
We usually holiday on the Algarve and wondered whether two weeks in a more remote area would be too long. We ended up having one of the most relaxing holidays ever with a great deal of time spent lounging on the terraces, soaking in the atmosphere after a morning's birding. Don’t come here if you want night life and entertainment, but if you like wide open scenery, beautiful wild flowers and birds, uncrowded roads and excellent local wines, this is the place for you.

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Liked best: relaxation
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Dave_from...
London, United Kingdom
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127 reviews
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“A wonderful place to unwind”
Reviewed October 30, 2014 for a stay in October 2014

Tucked away on the outskirts of sleepy Castro Verde, the cottages sit within the grounds of an old farm. Casa Oliveira is beautifully presented and spotlessly clean. We were welcomed by the owners Nigel and Michella and shown around the property. Delighted to find a welcome basket of cheese, milk and other essentials.
The views from the Casa are spectacular and the feeling of tranquity soon wraps itself around you. The accommodation standards are 5 star.
Using the Casa as a base for 3 days we drove to Milfontes on the coast (1.5 hour through gloriously quiet and stunning scenery). We also visited the town of Mertola to see the newly restored Castle. On the way we also saw the amazing waterfalls of “Pulo do Lobo”.
For a real taste of Portugal, Casa Oliveira is a “must stay” destination. I can’t recommend it enough.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Leaving
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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