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Review of La Carapeteira

Private Pool for guest use only. Perfect for those hot days also with solar shower.
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15 reviews
Private Pool for guest use only. Perfect for those hot days also with solar shower.
Hammock in the sun
Walk to the river
A walk to the river
Sunset over the hills by the cottage.
Our donkey
Molly
Our orange blossom
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Bungalow -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Arronches, Portalegre District, Alentejo

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Very good - based on 15 reviews
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jenny W
nottingham
1 review
“Fabulous”
Reviewed 16 April 2016 for a stay in December 2015

My second visit with family- wonderful hosts Stephanie and Neil, nothing too much trouble,! The house equipped with every you need , clean ,tidy, spacious.Kids loved the pool and all the animals, especially helping to feeding them ! I can't understand previous review as many of my friends have stayed and thought review very unkind and untrue. I recommend all my friends and family. Can't wait to go out again

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Management Response
17 Apr 2016
Thank you for lovely review we so enjoyed having all your family to stay again. Already looking forward to your next visit at the end of the year.
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agapanthe...
Versailles, France
1 review
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“Disappointed”
Reviewed 31 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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We spent 2 weeks at La Carapateira in August 2015. It is just a few meters from the owner's own house (just on the other side of the courtyard), whose garden and swimming-pool you share. It is a pretty traditional Portuguese house, with thick walls that keep the inside temperature cool even when the sun is burning outside, but which keep it very dark inside too. The interior is pretty but...: we found it very dirty and poorly maintained. The WC had not been cleaned on our arrival, the washbasin was clean in the middle but there was 1-cm-large black mold around the tap-base, one could draw with his finger in the dust that covered the coffee table, the dishes were greasy and sticky and had to be washed before use, we had to fight armies of ants that attacked our supplies in the kitchen, the place is covered with spider-webs. La Carapateira is a paradise for animals: 2 gentle sheep in an enclosure directly behind the house, rooster and hens that run free everywhere even around the swimming-pool (leaving droppings there too), a nice dog (but that urinated on the flower-beds around the house each time he saw us)... The place is nice and quiet, the owner very kind, but, for the demanded price (we paid 840€ per week), one could expect cleanliness at least. We would not recommend the house to our friends.

Travelling group: En famille avec adolescent(s)
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Non.
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Management Response
20 Apr 2016
Sorry you did not enjoy your stay at our Portuguese cottage. We have just completed a 20k overhaul inside and outside the cottage and grounds to make guests stay even more enjoyable. The pool has never been shared it is only for guests use - now is fenced and gated. The ants we have no control over but assume guests put their supplies away and keep surfaces clean. The old WC - outside by the pool could have been better and the dog we are training to urinated only on one flower bed in the dark. We are confident that guests will be happy with all the improvements and will also mention their concerns while they are here so we at least have the chance to make changes during their stay.
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Carole W
Burnham on Crouch, null, United Kingdom
1 review
“Perfect location, property and hosts for a relaxing holiday”
Reviewed 31 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014

Just returned form a wonderful stay at La Carapeteira. The house is in a brilliant and peaceful location tucked away from it all. Our two children loved helping Neil with the animals including feeding them and walking Luigi the donkey. The pool is superb with ample sunbeds, umbrellas etc. We explored the area which is beautiful and went to the waterpark in Badajoz which was easy to get to and made for a cheap day out. Steph & Neil are excellent hosts, very knowledgeable, welcoming and helpful. The house is much larger than it looks, and very well equipped with every necessity. The kids can't wait to return! Being with Steph & Neil were like staying with friends, and we thoroughly recommend this holiday to anyone.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
11 Sep 2014
Pleased you enjoyed your stay with us
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Lakritzao
Golden, Canada
1 review
“Wonderful holiday stay!”
Reviewed 20 May 2014 for a stay in April 2014

Thank you Steph and Neil for making our stay at your beautiful cottage so relaxing, fun and memorable. The cottage is excellently equipped, the gardens and pool are beautifully kept and you, the hosts are so friendly and happy! There are many sights to see within easy driving distance and we would come back to stay at your place any time!!

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Liked best: The peacefulness of the location, though close to a towns and sights.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Alex L
Paisley
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“Peaceful and Relaxing, all we wanted!”
Reviewed 7 August 2013 for a stay in July 2013

Many thanks to Steph and Neil for their hospitality during our stay in the cottage.
We had a wonderfully relaxing time in a beautiful setting with the benefit of glorious weather, private pool and choice of patios.
We have rented many properties in different countries in Europe and each one has had it's own charm and things to remember.
I can honestly say that I couldn't think of anything that we needed while we were there.
The chickens (led by George) and donkey(Luigi) and sheep (Molly and Mabel), added to the charm and our hosts were discreet but at the same time careful to ensure we were comfortable and furnished with advice on the local area.
It is a quiet part of Portugal, which is what we wanted, but there are plenty of places to visit close by and a good selection of restaurants and shops within striking distance.
We had a wonderful holiday

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Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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