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La Carapeteira

Bungalow -
2 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 6
Arronches, Portalegre District, Alentejo
Welcome to our relaxing self-catering cottage, with private pool and guest garden, in Arronches, Portugal. On arrival you will receive a complimentary pack of eggs, fresh bread, bottled water,and bottle of Alentejo wine. We have Olive Oil, Marmalade made from our own olives and oranges plus extra eggs should you wish to buy. Please help your self to any fruit - figs, apples ,pears,grapes, pomegranates and nespros.

This is set in 2 hectares of land bordered by the River Caia. Numerous fruit and olive trees with an abundance of wildlife. This area is known as the Alentejo; a hot dry area of Portugal with fields of cattle, wild flowers, cork trees and grape vines. In the field are chickens, and the donkey Luigi, Molly and Madge the 2 tame sheep and family dog.

Just 1 km away is a sports centre with tennis courts, football pitch,baseba...
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Listing #HL86984
About the Owner
Steph and Neil K
Languages spoken:Portuguese, English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:April 2009
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Reviewed 8 September 2018

La Carapateira is a real haven! We spent 2 weeks at this traditional Portuguese cottage and loved every minute. Steph and Neil are the kindest hosts we have ever met - nothing was too much trouble for them and they became good friends during our...More

Date of stay: July 2018
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stuffy532017, VR Owner at La Carapeteira, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2018

Thanks for your very kind words. We enjoyed having you here and hope to see you again.

Reviewed 29 April 2018

We arrived to calling Nightingales, Series, and Corn Buntings and as we were there to write an article on Birding in the Alentejo what a lovely welcome. Neil the owner came to meet us and his dogs Chippy and Dolly he also had sheep, pigs,...More

Date of stay: April 2018
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stuffy532017, VR Owner at La Carapeteira, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2018

Thanks for the kind words. Glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again.

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Reviewed 15 September 2016

This is a wonderful place to stay if you like peace and tranquility, we enjoyed watching the antics of the animals during the day and settling to a cool drink under the incredible night skies. The cottage is very clean and lacks for nothing that...More

Date of stay: July 2016
1  Thank alr436
Management response:Responded 16 September 2016

Wonderful guests whom we enjoy their visit enormously and always look forward to their return.

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Half Baths (1)
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Private Fishing Lake/River
  • Private Garden
  • Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Refrigerator
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
Additional amenities & feature info
The cottage is detached and benefits from one king size bed and the other bedroom has one double ,2 more single beds can be added sleeping up to 6 persons at £5 per person per night.
All linen, towels and poolside towels are provided. Bedding/towels are changed weekly and cleaning of the cottage.Any extra bedding/towels can be provided please just ask. Hair dryer and straighteners provide, fans in all rooms..
A lounge with seating for 6 persons, a wood burning stove, TV, DVD player and CD player. The kitchen boasts all the usual facilities you would expect in a modern kitchen and there is also a wetroom bathroom.plus a poolside loo and shower.

******** We are happy to pick up and return Guests to and from Lisbon Airport for those Guests not wanting to hire a car --- by prior arrangement....
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
There are animals at the property but none near the cottage . There are 2 dog's belonging to the owner both well behaved and not on chains so if you dislike dog's-?? Please use...
    1 Full bath
    1 Half bath
    1 Full
    2 Twins
    1 King
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Additional Rate and Availability Information
It is possible to put one/two extra single beds in the cottage (sleeping then 5/6 persons) at £5 per person per night.

Cancellations must be 6 weeks before holiday date or we are unable to make any refunds.
Payment methods are a UK bank account transfer OR through PayPal.
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About the neighbourhood
There are many bars and good restaurants in the village. To look out for is the 'Prato de Dia'--dish of the day; where a 3 course meal can be had between 6 - 12 euros.

There are 2 supermarkets, cinema, 1 takeaway(Portuguese style) multibank, doctors surgery, various shops for knick-knacks, tourist information office and taxi service. Most bars open early morning and some stay open until 5am - almost around the clock. Arronches church, which is bathed in lilac, green and white lights at night, is a beautiful sight.
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Lisbon: 200.0 km
Flights to Lisbon from Manchester and Luton are available through Easyjet and BMI baby. Car Hire from the airport is recommended through one of the airport operators such as Europcar.

Co ordinates of our cottage--La Carrapeteira-----N 39o 8.236
W 7o 16.751
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, Horse Riding Nearby.
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