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Riverside retreat in rural Alentejo

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The Perna Seca river
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Relax in the garden
1 of 20The Perna Seca river
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Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
2 nights minimum
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Pego do Linho is a seven hectare, completely secluded, off-grid estate in the stunning Alentejo countryside. Surrounded on three sides by a river, this nature lover & birdwatcher's paradise is the ideal place to relax and explore. The guest house is totally private, with its own entrance, sunny verandah & panoramic views. Conveniently located on the road between Lisbon (1:40 mins) and the Algarve (45 mins) and close to Ourique (10 mins) with its supermarket & many cafes and restaurants. The land consists of natural areas surrounded by a river where you can swim, walk, picnic or just sit quietly. All the seasons are different - in spring time enjoy the meadows and river banks full of amazing wildflowers, in summer, the hot days and in winter the bright blue skies and crisp mornings. Olive ...Pego do Linho is a seven hectare, completely secluded, off-grid estate in the stunning Alentejo countryside. Surrounded on three sides by a river, this nature lover & birdwatcher's paradise is the ideal place to relax and explore. The guest house is totally private, with its own entrance, sunny verandah & panoramic views. Conveniently located on the road between Lisbon (1:40 mins) and the Algarve (45 mins) and close to Ourique (10 mins) with its supermarket & many cafes and restaurants. The land consists of natural areas surrounded by a river where you can swim, walk, picnic or just sit quietly. All the seasons are different - in spring time enjoy the meadows and river banks full of amazing wildflowers, in summer, the hot days and in winter the bright blue skies and crisp mornings. Olive groves, a fruit orchard and fields full of aromatic plants provide a haven for many bird species. You can sit and read under the shade of the large holm oaks or walk around and enjoy the incredible scenery. At night time the sky fills with brilliant stars and you are free to borrow our telescope to view them more closely. In the river you will see fish, freshwater turtles and evidence of otters. The open-plan guest house has complete privacy with its own entrance and verandah, a well equipped kitchen with a washing machine and a bathroom with both shower and bath. The large living area is kept warm in the winter by a wood-burning pellet stove and in the summer, the gentle breezes keep the interior cool. From the verandah you have panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. You are welcome to explore all of seven hectares as well as all along the river bank. Our house is close by and we are happy to help you with whatever you need. Or you can be by yourselves, the choice is entirely yours. We are very happy to share our organically grown fruit and vegetable with you as well as eggs from our free range chickens. We are at the end of a 2.5km dirt track only a few minutes from the IC1 which runs between Faro and Lisbon, so although it is very accessible, it is also very remote! During your stay you can simply relax or you can explore the area around us, there are many beautiful walks as well as some historical ruins and places of archeological interest. Perhaps take a trip to the west coast beaches, have a swim in the dams of Monte de Rocha or Santa Clara or visit some of the picturesque and historical towns in the area. Only 15 minutes away is the famous Special Protection Area of Castro Verde where numerous species of birds can be found. The nearby town of Ourique has all the amenities you need such as supermarket, banks, a cinema and restaurants. At the end of our road you can find three very restaurants serving typical Alentejano dishes. Castro Verde is 15 minutes drive away where there is a regular market and other cultural activities. Please note that we have five medium sized friendly dogs who are free on the property. Please also note that our water is supplied by borehole and our electricity by solar. It is very important that we use these resources carefully. Please understand that sometimes, on dull days, we cannot use appliances such as washing machines and that sometimes we may have to switch on the generator (which is noisy). We have a rooster who may wake you up in the most countryside way!More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Smoking is only permitted on the verandah of the guest house and nowhere else on the property because of the fire risk. Unfortunately our dogs are not very accepting of other dogs so pets are not allowed. No parties or events.
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Jacqueline C
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:January 2017
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Reviewed 29 July 2019

The most amazing place to unwind and relax. The guest house is clean and inviting plus everything that you would need is there. The scenery is just delightful, the walks along the river are stunning and the resident 5 dogs just make the place complete....More

Date of stay: July 2019
Thank clairelI6837TD
Rashyroo, VR Owner at Riverside retreat in rural Alentejo, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2019

Thank you so much for your review. It was a pleasure having you here and we hope you come back soon!

Reviewed 30 April 2018

A wonderful welcome, a welcomed rest, peaceful, as only nature can be at this rich time of the year, with its birds and bright flowers: from the chirrup of African bee-eaters to the song of the nightingale and tolling of cattle bells, as they trundle...More

Date of stay: April 2018
Thank adamjuliussmith
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Reviewed 25 April 2018

Down a dusty track to be greeted by Jacqui and Neal who are creating a perfect place for calm and relaxation. Kept company by Pluto, Monty, Cuca, Mama and Fat Freddie, street dogs delivered to a charmed existence, we whiled away hours listening to nightingales,...More

Date of stay: April 2018
Thank Fiona S
Management response:Responded 27 April 2018

Thanks so much Fiona, hope to see you again soon.

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Balcony
Grill
Ceiling Fans
Suitable For Children Under 5
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Patio
Staffed Property
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
Washer
Water Views
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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