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“Blissful peace in rural tranquility!”
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Portalegre, Portalegre District, Alentejo

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moseyinga...
Launceston, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Blissful peace in rural tranquility!”
Reviewed 8 January 2015 for a stay in August 2014

We had a wonderful time staying in this beautifully renovated cottage. It was well equipped and being set in a cork/organic farm we were delighted not only with the friendly chickens that visited us but also the fruit and vegetables that were freely available to us. We also purchased some of their home produced products to take with us and have enjoyed eating these and reliving our stay.
We walked nearby and also were directed to river swimming which in the heat was most welcome. There are also some cave paintings nearby to explore. If you enjoy being away from the crowds then this is a truly delightful spot to savour.

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Liked best: Warm welcome and perfect situation.
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Reviewed 13 January 2014 for a stay in December 2013
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Management Response
20 Jan 2014
Obrigado, sr. Francisco tambem para me ter arranjado o esquentador....
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spain
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Can't wait to go back!”
Reviewed 29 September 2013 for a stay in September 2013

Beautiful, authentic portuguese cottage. Tranquil yet close enough to amenities, great base for exploring historic towns and sites. Susana and Alberto are warm and so welcoming. Susana should open a restaurant, the meals were first class. Arrived home yesterday and already we are sorting out dates for our next visit, a very big thank you to them for a wonderful holiday. Excellent value.

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Liked best: Everything
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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Bamford, United Kingdom
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“Peaceful country cottage in beautiful countryside with wonderful meals provided”
Reviewed 21 August 2013 for a stay in August 2013
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Monte Varandes is a newly decorated and spotlessly clean little cottage situated on the owners' organic farm in Sao Mamede natural park. The location is peaceful and tranquil - most of the time only the distant tinkle of goats' bells can be heard - and the countryside is very beautiful. It is well situated for those who want to visit Marvao, the National Stud Farm of Lusitano horses at Alter Real, Castelo Branco, Castelo De Vide, the river swimming pool at Portagem etc and it is close to the Spanish border. Susannah and her husband were very warm, welcoming and helpful and the meals Susannah cooked for us each night were absolutely delicious - her breakfasts and evening meals are highly recommended.

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Liked best: The wonderful food and warm welcome
Liked least: We enjoyed everything about our stay.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
27 Aug 2013
Dears sirs it was very kind of you. Hope to see you here again , best wishes.
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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Liked best: De gastvrijheid en vriendelijkheid van de eigenaren.
Liked least: Het wegvallen soms van de WiFi verbinding
Travelling group: Partner
Your age range 65+
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