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“Peace and relaxation in a beautiful rural setting.”
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Portalegre, Portalegre District, Alentejo

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Larraine2
St Annes
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Peace and relaxation in a beautiful rural setting.”
Reviewed 4 May 2016 for a stay in April 2016

Susana and Alberto looked after us really well. We had read the reviews and purchased some food in Apponches on the way, because the cottage is quite secluded. Susana was lovely and had left us some bread,jams, orange juice and also came around with a bowl of eggs. It went a little cool in the evenings and we made a fire which facinating enough, heated the other rooms as well as the lounge. Beautiful wild flowers surrounded the cottage and fields. A perfect getaway to unwind.

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Liked best: the beautiful surroundings
Liked least: the kitchen,but it was authentic.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Ennymania...
Thuringia, Germany
Level 6 Contributor
108 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Unbelievable quiet place!”
Reviewed 14 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015

Alberto and Susana created a piece of paradise. Thank you. We will come back for sure. The place is an original place of quietness and nature. I think the owners live a dream. We liked it very much, the oak trees, the cat, the sheeps and all again the nature.

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cribmaker
Stroud, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Perfect for nature lovers”
Reviewed 21 June 2015 for a stay in May 2015
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Absolutely loved this place. It's in deep countryside, in Serra de Sao Mamede National Park,amidst Portugal's wonderful cork oak woodlands, one of Europe's most diverse environments. Woke up every day to cuckoo, hoopoe, golden oriole, nightingale. Wildflowers to the doorstep. Slept to (faint) sound of goat bells. Simply furnished from ( I think) IKEA.Plus usual home comforts like wifi and DVD. Yes, it's small but manages two people very well. Comfortable bed, seating etc.Decent shower and washroom, generously sized for such a small house. Based on an active small farm. Owners, widely travelled, helpful and friendly with good English, Italian and, of course, Portuguese.Amongst other things they are ready to supply you with unlimited eggs! A large and amiable dog which, if you're not a dog lover (I am), the owners will keep contained. Several miles from any shops and cafes but easy enough to reach with car. Wider range of shops and restaurants within an hour's drive at Portalegre and (our favourite) Estremoz, with its unmissable Saturday market. The only shortcoming was the kitchen facilities, adequate but limited. Two (not very easily controllable) gas rings, no oven (but a microwave). And I'm sure if you wanted specific kitchen items Susanna would find them for you.
We stayed seven days and look forward to returning for longer

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Liked best: location, peace and quiet
Liked least: cooking facilities
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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moseyinga...
Launceston, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Blissful peace in rural tranquility!”
Reviewed 9 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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