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Charming Cottage Above The River Sever

Bedrooms 3
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Bedrooms 3, Bathroom 1, Occupancy 6

Restored 3 bedroom, 1 bath cottage on terraces above the river Sever. Surrounded by mature gardens of fruit trees, cork oak and olive trees. Functional bread oven and plunge pool. Sensational views over the river valley below with ruined mills and cascading water. Patio in front of house and larger ancient threshing floor directly above the river below. Fully equipped kitchen with gas hob. Gas grill on patio. Romantic, private and secure.

The Owner/Property Manager
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
Calendar last updated:
14 March, 2018

About The Owner/Property Manager

Writer (A Cottage in Portugal, Simon and Schuster) Winemaker and builder, we divide our time between Portugal and the U.S. Speaks Portuguese, Spanish, French, Italian.

The Owner/Property Manager purchased this cottage in 2013

Why The Owner/Property Manager chose Santa Maria de Marvão

We were very lucky to find this property which has one of the most beautiful settings in the world. Its also inside a national park so there is little threat of development.

What makes this cottage unique

The property has many terraces with fruit, olive and cork trees, cascading down to the river Sever which is easily accessed and has some great swimming pools. Romantic and secluded above a private valley.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Santa Maria de Marvão in Sierra de San Pedro

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00 / Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(12 traveller reviews)

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Charming Cottage Above The River Sever
average rating of 4.75 based on 12 reviews

Fabulous place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We loved the house, garden, views, peace and wildlife. The area is perfect for walking with well marked ancient trails. Bruno was extremely helpful and friendly, telling us places we could visit and local amenities. Also always available in case we needed any help. The house itself was very comfortable, the bathroom having the best shower in the world! Also lots of basic supplies in the kitchen including hebs and spices making things simple for self caterers.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Andy! Glad you enjoyed your visit.
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wild and private

  • 5 of 5

Lovely wild spot of boulders, broom and cork oaks, overlooking tumbling stream below. Choice of sunny patio or shady garden, with assured privacy. House is well equipped and comfortable, and Bruno is v helpful and has excellent English.

Our main interest was birds, which due to the terrain/vegetation are heard more than seen, including Golden Oriole, Bee-eaters, Hoopoe and Nightingale (all night in April!), plus almost daily Booted Eagle cruising overhead. Cross the nearby Spanish border for supreme raptor country (Griffon, Black and Egyptian vultures, Eagles etc).

  • Review Submitted: 10-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay here! We didn't know about all the birds.
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Charming cottage in a beautiful location

  • 4 of 5

Perfect location with excellent privacy. Beautiful surroundings with possibility for long or short walks in the adjacent river valley and surrounding mountains. Nearby villages not too far away if you want to eat outor just enjoy local culture. House well equipped for own cooking. Very nice and helpful housekeeper Bruno who speaks very good english.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jukka, Enjoyed having you stay! Richard
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Lovely house in gorgeous surroundings.

  • 5 of 5

My family, including two small children and their grandmother, had a fantastic time at this country house. The Alentejo countryside surrounding the cottage is stunning. Their are many beautiful walks to take from the house and interesting towns and sites to drive to nearby. If you are looking for an peaceful vacation where you can relax all day at home and also do some site seeing I highly recommend this place.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We agree! It is an extraordinary location. Thank you!
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Dreamy Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Perfect place to escape from the busy city life !

The house is beautiful, with a welcoming rustic feel and charming decoration. It's very comfortable and it truly feels like a home. I especially loved the outside area: amazing view, a charming little nook to have meals, a little swimming pool, very quiet surroundings... It's a perfect place to sunbathe, have barbecues with friends or watch the stars at night.

The house is surrounded by nature, great for walking and exploring, with a peaceful little river passing by.

The place is pet friendly, which is a big plus! We had a dog with us and he loved the stay as much as we did.

The host is very welcoming, always happy and helpful. We will come back for sure :)

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much! Glad you enjoyed your stay. See you again soon we hope! Richard
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A nice find with wonderful surprises in Sao Mamede area

  • 4 of 5

What a wonderful idiosyncratic place this is. One feels to be in the middle of nature, with rivers to either side of the house. At night there is zero light pollution so the stars are fantastic.

The barbeque is excellent, and the place has a fully equipped kitchen.

The house itself, filled with works of art does not feel like an impersonal holiday place but a home, and the host is tremendously helpful

The surrounding area is very good for walking.

  • Review Submitted: 22-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! Glad you enjoyed your stay at Relva da Moura!
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Nearest Airport
150 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Santo Antonio
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Santo Antonio
Car: necessary

Roman ruins at Ammaia. Hilltop fortified village of Marvao. Museums in Portalegre. Historic village of Castelo de Vide. Merida and Carceres (Spain) only 1 hour away


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Santa Maria de Marvão, Caceres Province

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £17.77

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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