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HOLIDAY COTTAGE ON A WORKING FARM

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The farm, Herdade 'Nave do Grou' is situated in the east of Portugal near the Spanish border and close to the 'Parque Natural da Serra de São Mamede'.
Herdade 'Nave do Grou' is a cattle-farm with pedigree Limousins. It has an area of ca. 100 hectares.
The 'monte' (farmhouse) and the cottage on top of a hill give a wonderful view over the plains of the Alto Alentejo and the hills of the São Mamede.
There is a renovated cottage to rent for 4 people. It has an L-shaped kitchen and living with woodburner and satelite-tv, 2 bedrooms, one with 2 single beds and one with a double bed, bathroom with shower, toilet and terrace. Guests have use of the swimmingpool.
On the farm is an irrigation-lake of approximately 4 ha. The water is good for swimming and fishing and for learning to windsurf. There are 5 dogs who love children.
The region is hilly with solitary ilex and corktrees. There are plenty possibilities to admire the old Portuguese cultural history in places like Portalegre, Marvão, Castelo de Vide, Elvas and Estremoz. Daytrips can be made to Evora and the Estremadura in Spain. The typical white villages have not yet been discovered by tourists. Nature is rich with its many different bird species and the colourful wild flowers in spring. Accompanied excursions can be arranged with local experts to sites of historical and wildlife interest. Nearby is a 200 ha lake, the Baragem do Caia, where it is possible to swim and to surf. In the village is a tenniscourt. The various restaurants have the local specialities. There are golfcourses in Marvão and  in Bajajoz (Spain), both 40 minutes by car.
The Portuguese climate has many extremes. The most beautiful periods are spring and autumn. In the dry summers temperatures often rise to tropical degrees. The winters are soft. During that season the rains fall, but on sunny days you can sit outside, even in december.
From Lisbon it is 2 hours by car over a good motorway. Faro is 3.5 hours drive and Madrid 4 hours.
The cottage is selfcatering. Bedlinen and towels are included. A washing-machine is available.

The rent:

15 June - 15 September
- 475 Euro per week
- 450 Euro/wk for 2 weeks or longer
rest of the year
- 65 Euro per day
- 375 Euro per week

minimum stay 2 days, special conditions for long term rental.
Contact us for booking or more information: see our contact page.
The owners speak English, Portuguese, Dutch,  German and some French.





surfing on the lake...