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Lodao Cottage - Horta Vermelha

Sustainable tourism
Sustainable tourism
Lodao Cottage
The two cottages together
Our most appreciated eco-friendly tank
The area around our eco-friendly tank
The area around our eco-friendly tank, from the oak's point-of-view
The area around our eco-friendly tank, under the shade
Fresh clean water, for a summer refreshment
Fresh clean water, for a summer refreshment
The area around our eco-friendly tank. A lie-down?
The area around our eco-friendly tank, another view
Fresh clean water, for a summer refreshment
Lodao living room
Lodao twin-bed room
Lodao double room
A detail in a room
From one room to another
Lodao kitchen
Kitchen detail
Unique furniture
Good things in the farm
Nice extras
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2 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 4
Borba, Evora District, Alentejo
You will immediately feel Horta Vermelha's energy, character and personalised detail. From salvaging used or old furniture, maintaining the whitewash and original pigments, to keeping the Mediterranean weeds instead of planting an artificial high-maintenance lawn, dedicated effort and care were put by both Sónia and João.
The result is a genuine diversity of colours, textures, organic and authentic housing features, while being connected to all beyond the Horta. The surrounding space offers inviting spots under great cork and fig trees, the Japanese Medlar, amidst the century-old olive grove, or by the old natural spring under the oldest walnut tree, and the most appreciated eco-friendly refreshing tank. You may walk up the meadow, scent the wild garlic, the spontaneous lavender flowers, and a multitude of other herbs, while spotting...
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Listing #HL5144170
About the Owner
João M. Gil & Sónia M
Languages spoken:Portuguese, English, French, Spanish
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
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  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(1)
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Private Garden
  • Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Garden
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    1 Full bath
    1 Sofa
    2 Twins
    1 Full
    1 Crib
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EUR 100
EUR 100
EUR 540
Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to Australian Dollars and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
  • Damage Deposit: AU$156 / stay - Deposit
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About the neighbourhood
You are in the country, but not isolated. You will be in control of your time and your feelings, whatever you decide to do. You may choose to relax in the private comfort of a centuries-old cottage, with surrounding olive and walnut groves. You may take a day out, exploring the region's beautiful landscape, world heritage, towns and castles. Or you may go winery hopping, savouring the renowned quality wines.
We invite you to take in the richness of the area with independent spirit, at your own pace. Even if you are in a working mood. Have you imagined being linked to the world under the trees?
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How to get there
Airport: Lisbon: 180.0 km
Horta Vermelha is located in the immediate outskirts of the town of Borba. Matriz is one of the two parishes (freguesia) of Borba.
On the roundabout on the north-eastern entrance of town (on the Spain side), turn towards the road along the supermarket. You are 800m from Horta Vermelha.
You have the supermarket on your left, an old wall on your right (Quinta do General). Carry on along this country road, always straight ahead.

Borba is well served by frequent and comfortable intercity National Express Bus. The bus stop is around 1km from us. For journey planning and timetables we suggest Rede Expressos (also in English).
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