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Self-Catering Apartment/B&B, Serra Sao Mamede Country House:Quinta da Vila Maria

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Quinta da Vila Maria viewed from the vineyard
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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5 reviews
Quinta da Vila Maria viewed from the vineyard
The front of Quinta da Vila Maria with its unusual architecture and Art Deco features
Enjoy a good night's sleep in the light and airy main bedroom with its large, comfortable double bed
The main bedroom has its own en-suite bathroom
En-suite bathroom to main bedroom with walk-in shower. Shower gel, soap and hair dryer also provided
The second bedroom is bright and airy and has two single beds, ideal for children or adults
The second bedroom also has its own en-suite bathroom - no having to share!
The view from the apartment over the vineyard and across the valley
En-suite bathroom to the second bedroom with walk-in shower. Shower gel and soap are also provided
Apartment Hoiho's  living area with comfortable sofa, easy chair, TV, stereo system and free WiFi
The well equipped kitchenette and dining area
Beautiful views from the apartment over the vineyard and across the valley
Start the day with a great breakfast! Enjoy it in the sunshine on the terrace or in your apartment
The front terrace, a great place to have dinner or a glass of wine on a warm summer evening
Reception is in the old adega/winery which has the old clay amphora and wine making equipment
Have a refreshing drink with us in reception when you arrive
The pond terrace - relax accompanied by birdsong, the gentle burble of water and croaking of frogs
Or if it gets too hot, relax in the shade of the "linden tree terrace"
Guests are welcome to walk around the vineyard and enjoy the restful atmosphere
Many of the grapevines are very old, around 100 years of age, and there are many different varieties
We have lots of olive, fruit and cork trees at the Quinta so there is always a shady place to sit
Our very old olive tree - in the region of 1000 years old we are told
Another view of the house. Reception is through the large doors.
Autumn colours at the Quinta
Keeping an eye on things at the Quinta - a Little Owl in one of the olive trees
The beautiful village swimming pool with picnic area (seasonal) is a short walk from the Quinta
The stunning hilltop village of Marvão with its castle, gardens and panoramic views
The medieval town of Castelo de Vide seen from the main tower of the castle
Walk in the Serra de São Mamede Natural Park, this springtime view is on the Reguengo walk
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Overview
Private Room, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Portalegre, Portalegre District, Alentejo
Quinta da Vila Maria is located in the beautiful and unspoilt countryside of the Serra de São Mamede Natural Park, near to the historic towns of Portalegre, Marvão and Castelo de Vide. Built around 1900, the architecture of this former wine merchant’s country house is unique for the area. It has been lovingly restored with modern and comfortable facilities but it still retains its original Art deco and other period features, such as the beautiful tile floors, large rooms, high ceilings and wood shutters.

The 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom apartment “Hoiho” is for 4 guests and has wonderful panoramic views over our vineyard and across the valley. It has two double bedrooms – one with a large double bed (1.6 x 2m) and the other with twin single beds, two en-suite bathrooms both with showers, a living/dining area and a well equipped kitchenette with...
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About the Owner, Edward S
Languages spoken: Portuguese, English
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 8 days ago
Listed since : Jul 2013
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 14 reviews and 2 properties
Interaction with guests
We live at Quinta da Vila Maria so are always here to welcome our guests on arrival and can offer you our personal attention throughout your stay. Whether you need advice on places to visit, hiking trails, restaurants or local events, we are here when you need us.
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VeraLfc
Lisbon, Portugal
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015

Ed and Jane, the owners, are fantastic couple, very generous: they help you with your bags, they help you to find a nice place to have dinner and prepare a delicious breakfast! The house is wonderful! We stayed at hoiho apartment, a very comfortable and very well decorated space. Vila Maria is suitable for all ages! My senior parentes love...

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Phil B
Province of Malaga, Spain
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015

We stayed overnight in Ed and Jane's Quinta da Vila Maria and could not have been more pleased with every single aspect of our stay. Ed and Jane have created a little paradise in the Portuguese countryside. From their warm welcome to the cool airy apartment, to the building with many original features retained, to the extensive grounds with shady...

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Maria C
Aveiro District, Portugal
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015

Very nice apartment, comfortable, well decorated, with all needed to feel at home. Very good breakfast , with variety and quality. Wonderful hosts, did all to make us welcome. We intend to go there again for a holiday, as soon as possible.

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Amenities
  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Books
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • En Suite Rooms (2)
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Garden
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Kid-friendly
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
The maximum number of guests for apartment “Hoiho” is four (4) persons (including children). Please note that extra beds are not available for this apartment. Daily housekeeping...
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Per night
Default 1 night
£86
€100
28 Apr 2017 -
30 Jun 2017
Spring 2017
1 night
£86
€100
1 Jul 2017 -
17 Sep 2017
Summer 2017
1 night
£95
€110
18 Sep 2017 -
31 Oct 2017
Autumn/Fall 2017
1 night
£86
€100
Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to British Pounds and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
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About the neighbourhood
Quinta da Vila Maria is in a peaceful location on the edge of the village of Reguengo, in the unspoilt Serra de São Mamede Natural Park. The Park is a protected nature reserve, lying along the border with Spain, noted for its quiet, beautiful landscape and nature. Barely touched by tourism, this part of Portugal is steeped in history and the Quinta is ideally situated for exploring historic towns and villages or walking, mountain biking or bird watching in the Park.

For walkers, bird watchers and mountain bikers there are quiet trails and roads through the hills to explore, leading you through open countryside, pine forest and groves of chestnut, olive and cork trees. In spring and early summer wild flowers carpet the meadows. Self-guided walking maps for the various walking trails are...
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Getting around
To get the most from your visit to this area a car is recommended. It is possible to travel around using the local buses but sometimes the time you can spend in a place will be restricted due to the bus timetables.
Access
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Lisbon: 228.0 km
To get the most from your visit to this area a car is recommended. Lisbon airport is about a 2¼ hour drive away, Badajoz airport about 1¼ hours, and Faro airport is about a 3½ - 4 hour drive. The ferries at Santander or Bilbão are about an 8–9 hour drive away.
Quinta da Vila Maria has good access from a tarmac road. It is 6.2 kms (a 10 minute drive) from the centre of Portalegre and 7 kms from the IP2 main trunk road.
Private off-road car parking is available through the main gate at the Quinta. For those travelling by bicycle or motorbike we have undercover, secure parking available.
GPS coordinates or detailed directions will be forwarded to guests after confirmation of booking.
Please contact us if you have any questions about travel.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, Horse Riding Nearby, Nearest Beach: 15.0 km.
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