Montinho is a fully renovated farm cottage with two double bedrooms and bathrooms, open-plan fully equipped kitchen and eating and sitting areas. It is situated in 60 acres of pastures, oak forest, organic orchard and olive grove.
Montinho is a luxurious farm cottage surrounded by nature on a 25 hectare farm, with organic olive groves, pastures and oak forest, run by Peter and Rosemary Eden, who have been here for more than 25 years. They produce olive oil and also have a black sheep flock, a horse, donkey and mule which graze around freely. Wildflowers, butterflies and varied birdlife abound. This is a paradise for walkers, mountain bikers, bird-watchers and explorers. From the farm, there are views of the medieval fortified village of Marvão, perched upon its craggy hill-top.
Montinho Cottage has 2 comfortable double bedrooms with bathrooms, open-plan fully equipped kitchen and eating and sitting areas with log burner, and shady patio with barbecue. Montinho combines comfort and a charming rustic Alentejo style. Outside there is a large saline swimming pool (shared with Moita Raza) with green lawns and garden, and many peaceful corners to read a book and dine al-fresco.
- The main bedroom is furnished with hand-painted pine furniture and has a very comfortable double bed and ensuite bathroom. Double doors open onto a private patio with stunning views of Vale de Rodão and Marvão castle.
-The twin bedroom features red Alentejana hand-painted furniture, a separate bathroom with a Raindance shower.
-There is space for an additional bed if needed and cots are available.
A complimentary welcome pack is provided on arrival including a bottle of local wine, freshly baked bread, fresh fruit and home grown organic olive oil. Firewood is provided in the winter and there is full central heating.
Montinho has wireless internet and a dvd player. There is no TV so that guests can focus on soaking up the sun, the scenery and the fresh air of the Natural Park.
There are mountain bicycles for guests to explore the local quiet roads and tracks and excellent riding stables close by.
We provide maps for walking in the hills with instructions for some of the
local tracks, as well as advice about the best places for birdwatching.
Marvão and Castelo de Vide, both 5km, have various restaurants and cafes,
and there is a Pingo Doce supermarket in Castelo de Vide.
The nearest airport is Lisbon, a 2 hour drive on good roads to
Castelo de Vide.
relax and enjoy!
Peter and Rosemary have been farming sheep and olives in the Alentejo for more than 25 years. We have a rural tourism business and are involved in Nature Conservation in the Natural Park. They enjoy the sunny Portuguese weather, the very special nearby towns of Marvão and Castelo de Vide, and delicious local produced food and wines. Marvão is very scenic and a wonderful area for exploring by foot or bike or by car. Its fun to cross the nearby border and enjoy the Spanish culture and tapas!