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Luxurious Traditional Farmhouse on Alentejano Cork Farm

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,506 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Air Conditioning


About the property

2 bedroom farmhouse to sleep 4/5

A 200 year old traditional Alentejano farmhouse on a 540ha working Cork Farm, with new swimming pool is available for weekends and short term lets. The farmhouse has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a large living room with open fireplace, kitchen & a terrace with spectacular views over the surrounding plains.

Situated in beautiful countryside of cork trees, olive groves and vineyards. In the foothills of the Serra D’Ossa 20km south of Estremoz and 35km west of Evora. Ideal for sightseeing in a scenic and historic part of Portugal. Within easy reach, by motorway, of Lisbon 2hrs and Spain 1hr. The farm itself offers good opportunities for country walks, bird watching and quiet country life. Historical tours of Evora can also be arranged through a private guide.

There are a myriad of activities to enjoy on the farm. For the walkers or mountain bikers there are kilometers of footpaths around the 540 hectare farm for you to explore and for those wishing to venture further afield, the nearby peaks offer unrivalled views of the surrounding countryside. Serra d’Ossa lies at 500 metres above sea level and boasting one of the driest climates in Europe. The absence of light pollution makes this an astronomers’ paradise.

Bird watches can enjoy seeking out over 70 species of birds in the unique habitat provided by the cork forest, several of our past guests are members of the RSPB and have made lists of the birds they have seen / heard. Here is a list of a few: White Stork, Booted Eagle, Red Kite, Kestrel, Cuckoo, Tawny Owl, Hoopoe, Red-Rumped Swallow, Great Bustard, Little Bustard and Bee Eater. Visitors to the local damn include black winged stilts and the occasional avocet. Very occasionally, bustards can be seen in the lower plains.

Within a one-hour drive from the farm, you can also explore nearby towns including Evora (a UNESCO World Heritage site), Estremoz famed for its Saturday morning market, Vila Viçosa with its two royal palaces, Reguengos and even neighbouring Spain.

Vineyards : While predominantly a hilly cork forest , a vineyard has recently been planted in an open valley producing Alicante Bouschet, Aragonêz, Touriga Nactional and Syrah quality grapes. Most of the grapes are sold; however a selection of the best quality grapes are retained for the production of a high quality red wine sold in Portugal under the Cem Reis label, and in the Netherlands under the Het Tientje name. This wine has been awarded silver medals in Wine Masters Challenge (Portugal), Mundus Vini (Germany), and Challenge Du Vin (France). Next year a white wine will also be produced from viognier grapes.

More Details
Registration Number : RNT - n.º 7076

About Us

Philip Mollet
Herdade da Maroteira
Herdade da Maroteira, Caixa postal 267
7170-120 Redondo
Turismo De Portugal, RNET Nº 7076
Validation till 27-07-2022
VAT Reg NoPT113533527

Phillip Mollet
Member since: 2005
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Portuguese, philipmollet@gmail.com
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 March, 2018

About Phillip Mollet

Hi, my name is Philip and I'm the farm manager of Herdade da Maroteira. The farm has three houses in a beautiful traditional cork forest, with amazing views of cork trees, olive groves and vineyards. The area is ideal for sightseeing in a scenic and historic part of Portugal, within easy reach by motorway of Lisbon (2 hours) and Spain (1 hour).

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me!

Phillip Mollet purchased this farmhouse in 1900

Why Phillip Mollet chose Estremoz

Our policy, as a family-owned farm is to farm in a manner that is environmentally sustainable and provides value to the local community through employment and resource-sharing.

When you book us you will be helping us protect the cork forest and the local enviroment.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Other than the Accommodation Herdade the Maroteira is a 540ha working farm with several activities (Cork production, livestock, Vineyards, Wine production and Olive groves).

We also live in a very privileged area of Portugal with a lot of historical locations and sites.

For you to be able to make the most of you stay with us we have set up some actives with a full time local guide, who would love to show you the best of what we have.

Our Tours

1 Hr Visit of the farm

5km Walk of Cork Forest

10km Walk of the Cork Forest and Vineyards

20km Walk of the farm and surrounding hill

Explore the Dolmens of the serra D’ossa

2hr Jeep tour of the Farm


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Estremoz in Municipality of Redondo

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1506 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot
  • Max sleeping is 4 adults and a baby.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Binoculars
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Sand Pit
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming


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Luxurious Traditional Farmhouse on Alentejano Cork Farm
average rating of 4.766667 based on 30 reviews

We loved it

  • 5 of 5

Four of us stayed at the farm for 5 nights. We enjoyed the experience thoroughly. The accommodation is first rate with many elements that reflect the family's long history at the property. There is a tour of the farm given by Jose that should not be missed not only for the wonderful scenery but to learn about cork and the vineyard that is on the property. Our host was most gracious and did arrange for us to have two wonderful meals in nearby restaurants. Recommend highly for a very different experience.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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As a returning guest what Can I say....I'll be back

  • 5 of 5

As a returning guest what Can I say....I'll be back

  • Review Submitted: 30-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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We had such a wonderful stay, we can’t wait to return.

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying here. Originally booked the main farmhouse for 1 week and enjoyed it so much we extended our stay. Unfortunately, the main farmhouse was booked so we had to move to Til’s - also very nice. Still prefer the main farmhouse though. Owner’s, Phil and Marge, are warm and welcoming, and the dogs and cats are most amusing and fun. Great pool, beautiful views. Really enjoyed the Jeep tour of the cork farm. Highly recommend. Our guide, David, was a lot of fun and informative. Not only does the farm produce cork but is also in the business of wine making, which by the way is excellent. This is definitely a place to stay if you want to relax and enjoy the countryside and small villages. Well located for visiting nearby towns of Evora, Maroteira, Estremoz and Elvas.

Our only complaint was the bed was a little hard but we did get used to it. Would still prefer a softer bed.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet and hautingly beautiful

  • 4 of 5

We had been following Maroteira for several years and finally were able to visit. Very nice in all respects. The house was comfortable and could easily handle four adults or a family. Our tour of the property with Jesu was wonderful and the dogs were a hoot! No words can adequately describe the space, the beauty and the quiet. Amazing. Would have liked some time with Philip but this is a working farm/business so it was not possible. We were a little surprised that there was no premium red available, the Cem Reis. One of the main reasons we chose Maroteira. Would like to return but for a longer visit.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
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Great location, Great people

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay and especially appreciated philip's red wines and the company of the dogs as we went on walks through the cork in Oak Forest. The jeep tour of the farm by Ze was fun and seeing the stripped cork. They've just added a beautiful pool with fabulous view, day trips were easy to 3 interesting cities . We appreciated the 1903 manor farm house for comfort and ambience, the family interaction was perfect too!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Never in my life had I had a better travel experience.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
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Herdade da Maroteira
Herdade da Maroteira is a local working farm were you can do activities like a jeep tour th...
Nearest Airport
170 Kilometres
Nearest Train
40 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Restaurant serra d'Ossa
Car: necessary

Enjoy one of our cork tours during your stay.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Estremoz, Alentejo

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Low season
3 Jan 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
High Season
1 Apr 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Low Season
1 Oct 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £22.22
Tax Rate 6.0%

Meals, Welcome Packs, Wine Tastings and *Guided farm tours can be informally arranged.
3 course Dinner €17,50/person Excluding Wines
Welcome Pack €20 ( Bread,Eggs,Milk,Fruit,Butter,Bacon,Yogurt and Orange Juice)
Farm Tours €12,50/ Person
Wine Tastings €25

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