This villa is situated two hours south of Lisbon in the Alentejo province of Portugal, an area of massive prairie landscapes, dotted with white washed villages, also known for its outstanding beautiful coast line, and good food and wines. The property is surrounded by 25 hectares of land, mostly planted with cork trees. It is within a protected green belt, idyllic for country walks, and reached by driving along a 2.5 km long country road through corn and sunflower fields.
You can go fishing or swimming in the river (as well as the property's swimming pool) or at one of several beaches nearby. Within a short drive, Vila Nova de Milfontes offers a good choice of restaurants and bars. The Troia Golf Course is less than an hour away and there are several facilities for horse riding in the area.
The house overlooks the River Mira which is about 200 metres away, and most bedrooms, and the several terraces, enjoy beautiful river views. The rooms, built around a central courtyard, are well equipped, with a mix of rustic and stylish furnishings and wood or stone flagged floors. Facilities include cable television (Portuguese and English channels), DVD player and library, CD player and CD library. Baby cot and highchair available on request. Within the garden is a very large swimming pool (20 x 4m) with beach effect, making it gently sloping and ideal for young children and there is also a wooden wendy house in the grounds. Next to the pool, a covered barbeque area with a drinks fridge, dining table and chairs provides a great area for outdoor meals and nearby, a separate a straw hut is equipped with a day bed, shower and WC. Despite being equipped with some excellent amenities for children, this property has some steep unprotected garden drops, and young children must be supervised!
The property is available to rent all year round. In the cooler months, the clear light makes for a magical scenery, while the inside is kept cosy with large fireplaces (logs are provided) and central heating. In summer, there are several beautiful west facing beaches, with restaurants serving delicious fresh seafood, which can be reached within a few minutes drive. The minimum rental period is three nights and for stays of a week, the preferred changeover day is a Sunday for one week bookings. There is extra accommodation available upon request, a garden cottage, which would be ideal for 6 teenagers. There is garage parking for two cars.
Entrance hall. Open plan kitchen and dining room with fireplace and door to covered terrace with outdoor dining area. Larder and storage. Spacious sitting room/library with fireplace and doors to river facing terrace with pergola. Master bedroom with en suite bathroom (entrance is through bathroom), river views and door to terrace. At a lower level there are 2 double bedrooms (small doubles) and 1 twin bedroom, all with river views and sharing a large shower room with separate WC. Split level double bedroom opening onto courtyard. Bathroom and guest WC.
Ideal for teenagers, there is also a separate cottage (converted barn) with small living room / kitchenette (minimal cooking facilities), two bedrooms with 4 bunks beds each and a triple shower/wc – this is available on request at an extra charge.
Horse Riding and Para Gliding 5 & 10 minutes drive
Vila Nova de Milfontes (shops, market, restaurants) 10 minutes drive
Malhão & Furnas Beaches 10 minutes drive
Sines (coastal town of historic interest) 30 minutes drive
Troia Golf Course 45 minutes
Lisbon Airport 2 hours