Monte do Rei Santo is located 8km from Arronches, it is the perfect place to relax with the family. It owes its name to the Capela do Rei Santo located on top of the hill where it is located.
It consists of a single floor and is perfect for a relaxing holiday. The house is in the middle of nature: the closest neighbor is 500m away.
The house, although modern, is built in the traditional Alentejo style and therefore very well insulated. Central heating in winter and portable fans in the summer provide comfort throughout the year.
‘Monte do Rei Santo’ has 3 bedrooms. Two of them have 1 single bed and 1 double bed; the other bedroom has 1 double bed and 2 single beds. The house has 2 bathrooms and there is plenty of storage space.
In its entirety it has 8 hectare, with cork oak and olive groves. It has 1hectare fenced around the family house, with diverse vegetation, including various types of flowers, oleanders, palm trees, pine trees, olive trees, cork oaks, fruit trees and garden. This combination creates a bright and peaceful atmosphere ideal for relaxation. The gardens are often described as a “green oasis”, standing out from the plains of Alentejo. On the terrace, next to the pool, ideal for ‘al fresco’ meals, there is a large table, a large outdoor sofa, barbecue and a traditional Portuguese wood-burning oven.
The pleasant living and dining areas are perfect for large or small families. They have windows and a large door, which can remain open during good weather because they have mosquito nets. In the living room there is also a fireplace to heat the room if necessary and a snooker table.
The fully equipped kitchen offers everything needed for cooking and includes a table for breakfast.
Twice weekly cleaning is provided.
'Monte Rei Santo' is situated is Central Alentejo, not far from the Spanish border. Central Alentejo has some of the most breathtaking landscapes of Portugal. In this historic area you can discover a rural beauty and a rhythm of life different from the rest of Europe. Portugal is famous for its wine, gastronomy, bull-fighting, shooting, horse-riding, and stunning scenery in the countryside. 'Monte do Rei Santo' is situated in the Natural Park of Serra de São Mamede which offers many signposted walking itineraries.
This is the perfect place for anyone looking for a peaceful retreat; from nature lovers to stressed executives, the Alentejo offers a serene atmosphere for a well deserved break.
Two hours flight from most European cities and seven from New York, the beautiful holiday villa is reached by car from Lisbon Airport in 2 hours and 30 minutes.
A car is essential for this holiday as there is no public transport to the house.
The village of Arronches is 9 km away and offers small restaurants and some markets. Further afield, the town of Portalegre is 30km away and offers more serious entertainment: restaurants, shops, supermarkets and another facilities. Lisbon, with its culture and monuments, is 2.5 hours away.
The border with Spain is 2km away and the town of Badajoz is 1 hour away by motorway, with all facilities: restaurants, shops and more entertainment. Caceres and Seville are an easy day trip.
Activities and attractions
'Monte do Rei Santo' is situated in the Natural Park of Serra de São Mamede, a mountainous area covered in greenery, with stunning views and exceptional walking tours.
In order to discover the many treasures of this protected area, the park proposes five pedestrian trails, where it is possible to appreciate the varied vegetation and observe rare birds of prey such as the vulture, kite or Bonelli eagle - the symbol of the Park.
If you're interested in archaeological heritage, make sure to visit the medieval towns of Castelo de Vide, Alegrete and Marvão or the city of Portalegre (30km away), the regional capital, that has many manor houses and convents which give it an aristocratic feel, and is also the headquarters of the Manufactura das Tapeçarias company, where many genuine works of tapestry art are produced. You can also find ancient rock paintings nearby.
The border with Spain is 2km away and the town of Badajoz is 1 hour away by motorway. The other side of the border Caceres and Seville are an easy day trip.
Enjoy the many tasty regional specialties including lamb stew, roasted baby goat, and desserts such as Boleima cake or Sericaia pudding with plums from Elvas. There you can also see the Garrison Border Town of Elvas and its Fortifications that represents the largest bulwark-ed dry-ditch system in the world.
Within a 1h30 drive you can visit the city center of Évora, a world heritage site known by museum-city, whose roots go back to Roman times that reached its golden age in the 15th century, when it became the residence of the Portuguese kings.
Horse riding, shooting, trekking, bird watching, wine tasting, special guided tours and other activities can be organized for our guests. Short rides in hot water balloons in Portugal began in the Alentejo: it is an ideal region for this due to the vast plains that are suitable for take off and landing. Watching the sun rise amongst the mountains of the Alentejo whilst being lifted into the air in a wicker basket is an unforgettable experience. The views become more impressive, the air fresher and the atmosphere calmer. Please contact us for more information.
Registration number: 324976/AL
Rentalia Reference num: 137656
Independent swimming pool
Non smokers preferred
Outside the village
The exact position of this accommodation is not shown at the request of the owner.
9 km to the city center, 217 km to the airport
Para quem quer descanso de um ano de trabalho, é o local deal. Casa muito bem cuidada, com todas as comodidades, com uma decoração "à antiga", mas muito bem conseguida. Jardins bonitos, uma rã (gertrudes) que faz companhia de manhã até ao por do sol. Acordar ao som da passarada não é para todos. Há ainda uns visitantes (gatos) que vão aparecendo de vez em quando em busca de algo para comer. Piscina, só tem um pequeno problema, se não sabes nadar, a parte mais baixa é muito curta e tem logo uma grande inclinação. Quanto à localização do monte, é a natureza em força. Muito bom para caminhadas. As poucas pessoas que se encontram, são todas de uma grande simpatia, acenam e cumprimentam sempre. Tem uma ermida muito próxima (é preciso subir um bocadinho), mas tem uma vista maravilhosa. Porque não sou muito bom em decorar caminhos, fui à fronteira com espanha sem querer. Fica a 5 minutos, de carro. Muito agradável para quem gosta de liberdade e natureza, principalmente para quem tem filhos
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