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  • Former Smuggler's headquarter right on the border between Portugal and Spain
    Former Smuggler's headquarter right on the border between Portugal and Spain
    Former Smuggler's headquarter right on the border between Portugal and Spain
    2 selfcatering apartments in 2 seperate buildings
    romantic patio
    little swimming-pool on the patio
    kitchen-dining area in the apartment
    Property description
    Valencia de Alcantara
    Condo/Apartment – 
    2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
    Casa Salto del Caballo, situated in the small village of La Fontañera, offers stunning views towards the Natural Park Serra de São Mamede and the Castle of Marvão in the Alto Alentejo of Portugal. For this is a historic building dated from the late `19th century with the added bonus of having some unique characteristics: Firstly, it is slap bang on the Spanish Portuguese border. You can literally come in from the Spanish side and walk out through the other doors onto the magnificent São Mamede Natural Park in Portugal.

    Not surprisingly, this strategic position has lent it a past always connected to the smuggling trade between Portugal and Spain.Up until 1992, when the borders opened mainly coffee and leather boots, but also bread, garlic or whatever was wanted on the other side...
  • Amenities & details
    • Air Conditioning
    • Balcony
    • Cooker
    • Dining Seats (4)
    • Double Beds:(2)
    • Fireplace
    • Grill
    • Kettle
    • Linens Provided
    • Refrigerator
    • Shared Garden
    • Shared Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
    • Terrace
    • Toaster
    • Towels Provided
    • TV
    • Washer
    • Wi-Fi
    • Wheelchair Access:
    • Elder Access:
    • Pets Allowed:
    • Smoking Allowed:
    • Suitable for Children:
    Listing #HL1083671 by: Holiday Lettings
  • Rates
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  • Property location
    Car recommended
    How to get there
    Airport: Lisbon: 220.0 km
    Ferry: Santander: 600.0 km
    Guests may use Lisbon, Faro or Madrid airports. The roads are good and have very little traffic.

    Distances from the airports:

    Lisbon to Casa Salto del Caballo: 250 kms / 150 miles - 2.5 hours
    Faro to Casa Salto del Caballo: 360 kms / 225 miles - 3.5 hours
    Madrid to Casa Salto del Caballo: 450 kms / 280 miles - 4.5 hours '
    Activities nearby
    Fishing Nearby, Horse Riding Nearby.
    Nearby cities
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Hoogeveen, The Netherlands
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 August 2014 for a stay in July 2014

We visited 'Salto del Cabalho' in july for only one week with our two kids (14 and 11). The old but very nice renovated house is something special with a very nice atmosphere, the small pool is nice and refreshing, the garden end terraces offer enough space for evryone. If there is anything you need, just ask the very nice and helpful owner Eva.
There is a very large natural and a normal swimming pool in Portagem, 8 km. Visiting the village and Castle of Marvao (on a mountaintop) is something you wouldn't miss, as well as horse-back riding at 'Caballos de Marvao' or renting a mountain bike at the reception of the swimming pool in Portagem. Ride to the lake at the Barrgem (dam) nearby (look at the map) and swim in clear and fresh water. (cheap) diners at Valencia or Castelo de Vide. Don't expect Disco's, French cuisine or night-life, everything even in the mid-season very quiet and easy. But even the Kids loved it. A week is just to short ..we hope to come back.


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Listed since : Nov 2013
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Calendar Updated: 20 days ago
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