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Overview of Olive Tree Cottage set in the Quinta de Evoramonte

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1 bedroom, Internet
Living room

Entire home

1 bedroomSleeps 3

4.4/5 Excellent

Popular amenities

  • Outdoor Space

Explore the area

    Popular LocationEvora Monte Castle5 min drive
    Popular LocationCastelo da Rainha Santa Isabel20 min drive
    Popular LocationTorre das Tres Coroas24 min drive

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Olive Tree Cottage set in the Quinta de Evoramonte

Adults-only cottage in Estremoz
Capacity: Up to 2 Guests

Set in 12 hectares located on the north slope of the Castle of Evoramonte, the “Olive Tree Cottage” was built in the same style as part of the old olive press complex dating from 1586!

“Olive Tree Cottage” has one double bedroom (a double bed), bathroom with bathtub, comfortable sitting/dining room, well equipped kitchen and outside sitting area with amazing views.

Quiet and calm… and a spectacular infinity pool. Our pool offers the perfect spot to relax after a long day of riding, hiking or sight-seeing. Relax with a drink in hand to soak up the sunshine, cool off, or watch the sun go down.


The “Quinta de EVORAMONTE” was built long before 1951, the point of first land registry in Portugal, and served for centuries as the active olive press for the immediate area surrounding the village of Evoramonte. The olive press mill fell into disuse and very poor condition, having been restored by the previous owner, and we are continuing this effort of restoration, respecting the old construction methods whilst upgrading the level of comfort expected nowadays.

During the initial restoration, a coin dating from 1582 is the oldest relic found amongst the bricks of the original patio oven – an old tradition of placing a coin from the construction year to date the building, and to bring prosperity to its dwellers! The “Quinta de EVORAMONTE” has existed through many centuries, encompassing a period of great and rich history, which can be witnessed by visiting the historical sites or attending the several popular harvest and medieval feasts in the surrounding area.

The olive press room was of an early design with two beam presses, each with a retaining counterweight linked by a wooden screw. A fine example of the counterweight still rests in the main “Lagar” room, which has been adopted as the breakfast/dining room. The property was registered by the previous owner for Rural Tourism and promoted as “Quinta do Serafim”, providing a simple experience to enjoy its rustic character. As “Quinta do Serafim”, the property ceased its Rural Tourism activity in 2012.

As the present owners, we purchased the property from the previous owner in September 2015 with the intention to re-develop the Quinta - both with its Tourism activity as well as its Agriculture potential - and we have activated again the Rural Tourism as a quality “Casa de Campo” (or “Country Home”), to be enjoyed by ourselves as our permanent home in Portugal, and by our Guests. As part of our vision, we aim to bring a standard of experience unsurpassed, as the Portuguese are known for their welcoming culture!

“Quinta de EVORAMONTE”, situated at the heart of the Alentejo Region and surrounded by vineyards, olive orchards, and many historic towns and villages, is ideally located to explore the region's rich gastronomy and wines with its many local wine cellars, and can provide access to many outdoor activities to suit the most energetic adventurer.

The Alentejo area is very popular amongst cyclists with its gentle sloping hills and valleys, and mountain bikers who love the rugged terrains of the Serrad’Ossa where our property is located. Recently the “Cycling Club of Estremoz” organised a local mountain bike track race (counting for the National Championships) the course of which passed right in front of our property gate! Walking is also popular and many rural walking trails are being reinstated. Trekking has a privileged relationship with the “Hipotec Centre of Estremoz” to organise private horse riding lessons at different levels of horse riding skills upon request. Well located within the Alentejo Region, “Quinta de EVORAMONTE” provides easy access to the many attractions of the area. With a history reaching back to the Roman era, made most famous by the city of Évora with its ‘Temple of Diana’, it is the period of the Moors that occupied Portugal and the wars that resulted from it, that have so deeply influenced the Alentejo you see today, with its many old castles perched on hilltops. Alentejo is therefore very rich in history, and the dominance of Portugal as a world influence in the 15th century brought wealth to Portugal, which can be seen in the affluent architecture that remains today. Not too far from Evoramonte is the city of ‘Vila Viçosa’, which is where the Braganças’ originate from (the Portuguese former Royal family). Heavily influential in Portugal, and amongst others things they are responsible for the ‘British Afternoon Tea’ - Catarina de Bragança was the one who brought that “tradition” to the English Court! If you venture to the coastline, a relaxing cross-country journey of no more than 1h30 minutes, there are beaches of Caparica where the windsurfing and kite boarding are very popular, and you have also the trendy beaches of Comporta attracting fashionable people from all nations. Also, Portalegre boasts a top-class training centre for rowing and canoeing called ‘Avizaqcua Team Centre’, which has gained a reputation at Olympic level for team preparation. An hour by car will take you to the town ‘Monsaraz’ to be found next to the largest man-made lake formed in Europe since 2002, a Barragem do Alqueva (or Alqueva dam) and the picturesque village of ‘Reguengos de Monzaraz’ perched on a hilltop,. Here, it is possible to enjoy many water sports, from water skiing, sailing or fishing, or just lazing on a private boat tour.
Guest accommodations at this cottage feature patios. This accommodation offers separate dining areas.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

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Property amenities

Internet

  • Internet access

Parking and transport

  • Car required

Bedrooms

  • 1 bedroom

Living spaces

  • Dining room

Outdoor areas

  • Patio

Laundry

  • Near a laundromat

Location highlights

  • In a rural location
  • Near a health or beauty spa
  • Near a hospital

Things to do

  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Bike rentals on site
  • Sailing nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Winery tours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Swimming nearby

General

  • Sleeps 3

Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM

Check-out

Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions; you will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, which will enable you to manage your booking

Children and extra beds

This property welcomes adults only

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Property registration number 5821

We should mention

A car is required for transport to and from this property

Property is also known as

Olive Tree Cottage set in the Quinta de Evoramonte Cottage
Olive Tree Cottage set in the Quinta de Evoramonte Estremoz

About this area

Estremoz

Located in Estremoz, this cottage is in a rural area. Evora Cathedral and Torre das Tres Coroas are local landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Historic Centre of Évora and Divor Dam. Discover the area's water adventures with kayaking and sailing nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with hiking and mountain biking.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Evora Monte Castle - 5 min drive
  • Castelo da Rainha Santa Isabel - 20 min drive
  • Torre das Tres Coroas - 24 min drive
  • Quinta do Carmo - 25 min drive
  • Divor Dam - 25 min drive
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4.4
Excellent
Rating 5 - Excellent. 4 out of 5 reviews
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Staff & service

0.0/5

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Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Highly recommended
We enjoyed a very quiet, very relaxing holiday... everywhere we looked there were wonderful views of the countryside and the castle. The cottage was spacious and very comfortable, the bed was lovely with gorgeous linen. We had no difficulty preparing simple meals in the small kitchen; a few extra items which which we requested were quickly provided. The only thing we missed was a table on the terrace. We were pleasantly surprised by how hot the weather was in early October, allowing us to make full use of the lovely swimming pool, which has an exceptional view. Each day of our stay began with a plentiful and varied continental breakfast, laid out in the old olive press room, prepared for us by Robert, our host for the week. Reflecting on our stay we would say that Quinta Evoramonte provided a very peaceful base for an easy, relaxed holiday. There was lots to see and do and we enjoyed exploring this part of Alentejo,

5/5 Excellent

A pleasant experience
The house inside is beautiful, well decorated and with a lot of history. The landscape and view outside are breathtaking. A little paradise. The pool area is great just as in the pictures but not private to the house. The owners are extremely friendly and welcoming people. They do all they can to make you feel comfortable and have a great experience. Lovely couple! Great breakfast with a lot of choice. I totally recommend it although I think it’s still a bit overpriced if you compare with other similar experiences. Anyway, would definitely repeat! Thank you !!!

5/5 Excellent

Relaxante!
Se o isolamento e a natureza já eram características diferenciadoras do Alentejo, agora, mais do que nunca, são uma oportunidade para captar quem procura passar férias em segurança neste tempo de pandemia. Ideal para relaxar, com história, envolvência, vistas panorâmicas, hospitalidade e excelente piscina.

2/5 Poor

Podia ser melhor
Nunca nos foi facultado o recibo , o qual foi pedido mais do que uma vez . Check in não existiu . Boa piscina mas com abelhas. Muitas coisas ainda por melhorar .....

5/5 Excellent

Wonderful experience
Wonderful! Desejamos que mantenham o nível. Obg por tudo, Rita & José Aires

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