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Quinta Courela das Aguinhas, a new villa set in peaceful ,panoramic location

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

3 bedroom villa set in 10 acres of natural countryside with own lake

Quinta courela das aguinhas is a large new villa that is divided into two .The one half is the holiday holiday villa. It is painted in the Portuguese White and yellow.

The kitchen , dinning room and lounge is open plan and has traditional alentejo high wooden ceilings. Two patio doors lead out on to a covered terrace.All the windows have shutters. The kitchen is well equipped with all modern conviences .

There is a private 10m- 5m swimming pool. Surrounded by a large terrace.

There are three bedrooms at the back of the house ,two double rooms one with ensuite the 3rd bedroom has 2 single and bunk beds and has on ensuite that is accessible from the bedroom or the hall.

There are outside tables and chairs for alfresco eating , wether it's breakfast outside watching the sun rise or at night chilling out watching the stars twinkling in the sky after a day relaxing by the pool..There are outside lights and pool lights if you fancy a night swim

The villa also has its own lake on the land as well as it being home to the ducks and geese frequent visitors are the nesting storks and a heron.

More Details
Registration Number : 26542/AL

Brian and Lesley
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
19 April, 2018

About Brian and Lesley

After many years of running a business in the uk .

We decided that it was time to get away from it all.

The alentejo was the place to setlle

Brian and Lesley purchased this villa in 2015

Why Brian and Lesley chose Ourique

After looking at several properties we settled on having a villa built in a peacefull ,idilic spot.and have now settled to a new life with some goats ,chickens, ducks and dogs.

What makes this villa unique

The property was able to be built in a style we liked.

We had a new property with tradional features. We had a villa designed with part of it for us to live and part of it for holiday letting


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Ourique in Municipality of Ourique

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , This bathroom is accessible from hall or ensuite single room
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , This room has ensuite, built in wardrobe & drawers
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , Built in wardrobe & dressing table ,ceiling fan
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • There is also a set of bunk beds . A babies cot is also available. Room has built in wardrobe ,dressing table
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
The villa has everything you need for an enjoyable hoilday. Every room has a ceiling fan. The pool is salt water. Children should be supervised around the pool at all times. The pool toys include a blow up paddling pool. We have a small table & chairs for children. We have ducks chickens and goats so fresh eggs are readily available. Children may like to help feeding the animals. A welcome pack with tea coffee ,bread ,local cheese Fresh eggs ,homemade lemon curd ,wine and beer is provided We can offer a baby sitting service if you want a night out. There is always ample hot water as it is heated by solar power and in the hot summer there is no shortage of sun. We also have an apartment in Alvor in the algarve for anyone fancies a week of tranquil peace and quiet and a week with a bit more hustle and bustle.


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Quinta Courela das Aguinhas, a new villa set in peaceful ,panoramic location
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Beautiful place and very well maintained

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely wonderful. Brian and Lesley are great hosts. They have created a beautiful garden. Brian looks after the swimming pool very carefully - better than most 5☆ hotels. Good place for family holiday with young children with swings, table tennis etc and of course all the lovely animals - Junior the donkey, dogs, geese, goats and ducks. We wish them every success with this new venture. We used it as a base for birdwatching. Local walks just beyond gate, and within easy reach of Castro Verde reserve, Mertola and Santa Clara swimming lake.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very pleased that you all enjoyed your stay with us and found the local areas ideal for bird watching. Thank you for your superb review. Look forward to seeing you next year 🐴🥕
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A wonderful place - Um lugar maravilhoso

  • 5 of 5

I do not even have the words to describe how happy I was to have found this house.

Brian and Lesley are a wonderful and very kind couple. They live in the adjacent house but they give you all the privacy.

The house is wonderful. It has 3 bedrooms. One of the bedrooms has 2 single beds and a bunk bed. One of the bedrooms has a private bathroom. The kitchen has everything you need and the living room is very comfortable.

All exterior is wonderful. The pool is large, salt water and has lots of toys for the kids. The house has ping-pong, pool table, table football and many other entertainment.

The animals are loving. The kids loved going with Brian feeding the animals. And the donkey ... I fell in love with the donkey Junion, so dear.

The best vacation home I have ever stayed in. Very relaxing, true peace. Do not hesitate to choose this house ... I am sure you will not regret it.

Eu nem tenho palavras para descrever como me senti feliz por ter encontrado esta casa.

O Brian e a Lesley são um casal maravilhoso e muito simpático. Eles moram na casa adjacente mas dão-nos toda a privacidade.

A casa é maravilhosa. Tem 3 quartos. Um dos quartos tem 2 camas de solteiro e um beliche. Um dos quartos tem casa de banho privada. A cozinha tem tudo o que você precisa e a sala é muito confortável.

Todo o exterior é maravilhoso. A piscina é grande, de água salgada e tem muitos brinquedos para as crianças. A casa tem ping-pong, mesa de bilhar, matraquilhos e muitos outros entretenimentos.

Os animais são amorosos. As crianças adoraram ir com o Brian alimentar os animais. E o burro... eu fiquei apaixonada pelo burro Junion, tão querido.

A melhor casa de férias onde eu já estive. Muito relaxante, uma verdadeira paz. Não hesitem em escolher esta casa... eu tenho a certeza que não se vão arrepender.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your brilliant review .we are so pleased that that you found everything that you needed for a perfect holiday. It was a pleasure having you here and look forward to seeing you all again next year 😎🐴
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Everything you need for a relaxing holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time at the property, everything you need for a relaxing holiday. The lounge and dining/kitchen area is compact but very comfortable with all the mod cons on hand.to ensure minimum time preparing meals. The American style fridge freezer was a bonus being able to hold lots of frozen food along with plenty of the essentials like wines & beers. Joking aside we spent most of the time enjoying the fantastic pool and sun loungers and eating out on the terrace which was so relaxing, no noise. There are plenty of games equipment on hand to keep all ages entertained. A car is a must because of the rural location, but it is only an hours drive from the west coast or the Algarve. The animals which the owners have are very entertaining and young children would love them. Thank you Lesley & Brian for being brilliant hosts and for all your help and advice. Overall we had a brilliant time. We hope to be able to return in the future to experience it all again, apart from the car breaking down!!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kevin and Wendy and family for your brilliant review of our villa. We are so pleased that you found everything that you needed for a perfect holiday. Unfortunatly your car breaking down caused you a few problems but we're pleased that you would like to spend another holiday with us. Hope we will see you next year Lesley and Brian
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Fantastic family holiday in very sunny Portugal!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a fantastic family holiday at this peaceful, rural villa.

The villa is very well maintained and is immaculately clean. The kitchen is well equipped with high quality equipment, the cooker is so quick to cook on, coffee machines, really large fridge and more than enough glass and cooking utensils.

The living room has lots of sofa space, UK TV, DVDS, books and so many games we couldn't possibly play them all.

The beds are really comfortable.

The pool is amazing! Large, salt water and so clean and well maintained by Brian, who cleans it daily and covers it at night.

There are so many pool toys and outdoor toys provided. Table tennis, ping-pong, table football, pool table, badminton net and rackets, swing ball...the list goes on. The kids were never bored here!

The animals on site, donkey, goats, ducks, geese, chickens and sheep were a delight and are so loved. My youngest spent every morning (and evenings) feeding and helping with the animals, it made his holiday! Thank you.

The owners, who live in the adjoining villa, are so helpful and pleasant and give you such privacy while being welcoming and friendly.

This villa is perfect for getting away from it all and relaxing.

The area is rural, the local town is about 15 minute drive away.

The beaches are amazing (about 1.5 hours drive away, but worth a visit, we went 3 times to different beaches).

The local town of Ourique has all you really need. Supermarket, pharmacy, restaurants.

The owners Lesley and Brian have created something really special here.

I cannot recommend this villa highly enough. It was absolutely perfect for us.

Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Grigor and family for your fantastic review. We are pleased that you enjoyed everything our villa had to offer to give you a perfect family holiday and that you found that there are many beautiful places and beaches in the alentejo to explore . We hope that you will want to visit us again Lesley and Brian
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A well appointed house

  • 5 of 5

The house had more than everything we needed. The children enjoyed the pool and farm animals. The local town had a good grocery about 15 minutes away. We enjoyed the surrounding small towns - the authentic Portugal. Just over an hour to good beaches. The owners were the best; living adjacent they were always available and offered good advice on the area. Our family of 5 had a good weeks' stay.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review .we are pleased that you and your family had a good week and found everything you needed and enjoyed getting a taste of the unspoilt Portugal. Hope you enjoy the last week of your holiday and have a good journey home
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Our best holiday ever...

  • 5 of 5

We were greeted by the incredibly friendly owners Brian and Lesley. 6 of us stayed, perfect family accommodation. The villa was spotless, beautiful pool area and sunbeds. Nice shaded gazebo with seating for 6+. The villa was so well equipped, the kitchen provided all the tools we needed and the outdoor BBQ was great. We enjoyed the peacefulness of the location, it was so relaxing. Apart from the huge 10x5 metre pool, there was lots on offer to keep my four children occupied - table tennis, pool table, and the owners keep chickens, goats, dogs and a donkey!! My children loved watching/helping with the animals. A car is essential to get to the beautiful beaches on the West Coast. These were mainly occupied by Portugese people and had lovely restaurants close by. These were an approximate 45 minute drive away. We could not have asked for lovelier hosts. Brian and Lesley saw to our every need and were a great source of information about the local area. We have visited Portugal for the last six years all in different accommodation but this one stands out as by far the best, it was our perfect holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Karen and family for the brilliant review. We are pleased that you had a perfect hoilday with everything you needed. It was a pleasure to have you staying and hope to see you all again Lesley and Brian
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Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
70 Kilometres
West coast or Algarve
Car: necessary


Faro is the nearest airport and is about 75 minutes drive away. Alternately Lisbon is about 2 hours. Car hire is essential.Both airports have plenty of good car hire firms.

There are daily trains and buses that will take you to

Lisbon or faro for a day sightseeing

Activity and special interest holidays

The alentejo is one of the most rural and unspoilt parts of Portugal ,with breath taking panoramic views. The landscape is dotted with tiny villages, eucalyptus forests ,cork oaks and olive groves.

Tracks and forests for walking hiking and cycling. It's a birds watcher paradise were you can see storks building their nests on poles, you might see and hear oriels, hoopee birds , jays and many more. In the spring everywhere is abundant with wild flowers ,perfect for sketching or photography.

At the monte rocha & Santa Clara barragem you can fish

Horse riding can also be arranged nearby.

The town of Ourique is about 10 minute drive away.its a quaint old village .the streets are lined with orange trees.

There are several restaurants, cafes and bars.

They all offer good reasonable priced meals. You can get a meal with wine for about €9

The specialty is porco preto(black pig).ourique is the capital of the alentejo black pig and every year in March they have a 3 day pig festival

There is a library, swimming pool, children's playground, health centre ,banks and tourist office.

There is a well stocked supermarket all your everyday needs and they carry a good selection of cheeses , wines and olives,

The highest point in Ourique by the old castle is a miradora (sight seeing point)'giving you spectalular


There are plenty of towns & villages that you might like to visit.castra verde is about 20 minutes away and on the first Wednesday in the month,they have a market. the historic town of Beja is 45 minutes away, Evora, Mertola ,Sherpa and Odemira are well worth a visit .

During the spring and summer many local villages have festivals

Coast and beach.

A trip to the west coast is well worth a visit. There are many unspoilt ,quiet beaches with natural rugged coastlines and sepectacular views,. Porto covo ,zambujera and milfontes are just a few.

They are also excellent surfing beaches.

The algarve is also only 45 minutes away also having some beautiful beaches.if you want a bit more hustle and bustle there are water parks ,zoo marine and shops


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Ourique, Alentejo

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Mar 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 3
1 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 5
1 Nov 2018 - 28 Feb 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £87.15
Pet Fee £21.79

Change over day is flexible
Departure time 11.am and arrival after 4pm.
This can be negotiated subject to other booking

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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