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Farmhouse -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Castro Verde, Beja District, Alentejo

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Simply perfect”
Reviewed 4 September 2016 for a stay in August 2016

Myself, wife and two children (10 & 4) had the best time in Portugal. The weather was excellent, the beaches and views incredible, the food, especially Michaela and Nigel's supper and the fresh fish in the Milfontes restaurants was fantastic. Casa Laranjeira was perfect and we wanted for nothing. The pool was superb, our first salt water pool and although dubious when we read this prior to booking we needn't have been as it's only slightly salty and I'm converted from the usual chlorine pools. The kids loved the pool and we certainly made the most of it! Feeding the Pigs and Chickens was great fun and they have a serious appetite so all your leftovers will not go to waste! In summary this was the best holiday we've had in Europe and at the end of our two week stay when I'm usually ready to come home, I wasn't, and could easily stayed another week. Thanks Michaela and Nigel for being so welcoming, friendly, giving great advice and supplying us with your chickens fresh eggs and home grown vegetables. We would love to return and already have our eyes on next years flights :)

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Liked best: The pool and the food
Liked least: Coming home
Travelling group: Young Children
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Management Response
9 Sep 2016
Thanks for the review. A pleasure having you and your family stay at Monte da Quinta. We look forward to welcoming you back. best regards M.
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Warwick B
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
47 reviews
20 hotel reviews
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“Better than ever!”
Reviewed 18 July 2016 for a stay in June 2016

I have stayed at Monte da Quinta on several occasions and always had a fantastic time. This year there have been some minor improvements to the properties which made our stay even more relaxing, namely a larger fridge/freezer making it easier to keep the delicious wines from the local vineyards cool and a dishwasher to avoid the tedium of washing up the glasses!

The property is beautifully clean, with fantastic views a lovely pool, loungers to sunbathe on and a shady terrace to retreat to when it is just too hot. Castro Verde is a short walk away and has a good selection of quality restaurants and bars but without the hustle and 'brits abroad' of the Algarve. There is plenty to do in the local area, whether it is vineyard tours, eating some of the best food in Portugal, hot air ballooning, quad biking, horse riding, spa's etc.

Monte da Quinta makes a wonderful base for a fantastic relaxing holiday. I am sure we will continue to return.

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Martin B
Belfast, United Kingdom
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“PERFECT!”
Reviewed 22 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016

Myself and five friends spent an amazing week on the outskirts of Castro Verde in the wonderful Monte da Quinta. We used both houses and we weren't disappointed. We are group of birdwatchers and have travelled across Europe for many years now and I can happily say that this place is well up there with the very best we have stayed in (and there have been some good ones). It is the perfect location to visit the Alentejo region of Portugal and with the coast (Algarve) only an hour's drive away and similarly the west coast, variety is easily found. The welcome, hospitality, help and guidance from Michaela and Nigel make this an absolutely fantastic place to stay. A huge thank you to you both.

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Liked best: Everything about the place met our needs perfectly.
Travelling group: Friends
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Sinead L
Co. Kildare
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“A true find... luxury accommodation in an authentic part of Portugal”
Reviewed 16 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016

Michaela & Nigel have created an amazing place, the accommodation and pool area is so well kept and the attention to detail everywhere is super. All the little extras (amazing welcome pack, the fresh eggs, flower petals, candles, real coffee machines, snuggly blankets) really make such a difference. Monte da Quinta is also pefectely located, it's in a wonderful setting in this really well maintained small holding with all the animals - chicken, pigs, goats, sheep and it's lovely orchard of orange trees yet it is just walking distance (5 mins) into the lovely town of Castro Verde with an array of super authentic restaurants (very reasonable) - go with Michaela & Nigel's recommendations - you won't be disappointed.
There are some great sites / towns & villages to visit nearby and the local vineyards also very tempting! Michaela & Nigel have a great guide book and they are on hand to help with things and overall made our stay very relaxing. All in all we (myself, husband and two boys aged 6 & 8) had a super time and look forward to visiting again soon.

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Liked best: The pool and outdoor area
Liked least: meeting a snake on the road to Castro Verde!
Travelling group: Young Children
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Warwick B
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic - I can't stop returning”
Reviewed 13 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015
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We have just returned from our third visit to Monte da Quinta and we almost never holiday in the same place more than once, so this should tell you all you need to know!

The properties, gardens and pool are beautifully maintained by Michaela and Nigel, who are the most perfect hosts. Nothing is too much trouble for them, the properties have everything you need and the views are superb. Their Quinta is in a wonderful location, far enough into the country not to be overlooked and wonderfully quiet, yet the shops and restaurants of Castro Verde are just a stroll away.

If you are a food and wine lover there are several nearby vineyards which serve delicious lunches and dinners which should not be missed.

I cannot recommend Monte da Quinta highly enough, we will be returning next year!

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