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Cottage Set In Beautiful Countryside With Private Pool, only 1.5km from villag

Bedrooms 2
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Tranquil cottage set in a lovely area of cork, olive and fruit trees.

Welcome to our relaxing self-catering cottage, with pool and private guest garden, in Arronches, Portugal.Molly and Madge the 2 tame sheep will enjoy your company too plus the ,chickens, and 1 dog. On arrival you will receive a complimentary pack of eggs, fresh bread, bottled water, and bottle of Alentejo wine. This is set in 2 hectares of land bordered by the River Caia. Numerous fruit and olive trees with an abundance of wildlife. This area is known as the Alentejo; a hot dry area of Portugal with fields of cattle, wild flowers, cork trees and grape vines. In the field are chickens, and the donkey plus 1 family dog. The Portuguese are a friendly gentle race, always willing to help and patiently play "charades" when the language barrier becomes a problem. They appreciate a few words of their own language also - if you can manage! Spain is about 30 mins away for extra shopping, visit two countries on your holiday. ******* We can provide Pickup and Return to and from Lisbon Airport for those Guests not wanting to hire a car also an informal " Taxi Service " to and from local bars/restaurants. Also a possibility of use of owners car for local travel - please inquire about these services. *****

Member since: 2009
Speaks English, Portuguese
Calendar last updated:
25 May, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Really had a fabulous time. Yep,will definitely be back. Hospitality second to none. Brilliant! Murtagh. Wicklow. Ireland.

Your hospitality went far beyond what we have experienced in our many visits to Portugal. A very special place and very much look forward to seeing you there again. Valerine, Thomas, Nicky and Saskia. London. England.

Lovely location- thank you for making us feel so welcome. A great break! Rod and Lesley, Bath, England.

Fantastic time, lovely cottage, great hosts. Diana and Carlos, La Manga, Spain.
Apr 2009
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday bungalow in Arronches in Municipality of Arronches

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Wet room style bathroom with shower, sink and wc. Completely tiled, large mirror and lots of hot water. Poolside loo and shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/6 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with King Bed. Bedroom 2 Double Bed, possible 2 extra single beds at £5 per person per night.Hair dryer and straighteners provided.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: There is a good telescope for guest use as Stargazing is a big thing out here and the sky usually clear. It is possible to add 2 more single beds to the cottage therefore sleeping 6 persons. The cost is £5 per person per night. English television. Suitable for children. Eggs in the welcome pack are from our own hens,free range and organic when laying!. You are welcome to pick your own fruit when in season eg, figs, oranges, plums and grapes, all organic. We have our own Olive Oil, Marmalade, and extra eggs we can sell you-please ask. A book swap service is available and DVD loan.Smokers are asked to smoke outside the property-ashtrays are provided to cut down the fire risk. Discount on late bookings. Outside: The property has 2 private terraces, with garden furniture, including hammock, sun beds and gas bbq. 50m3 outdoor swimming pool with changingroom, shower and toilet.The guest cottage garden overlooks the olive grove all set in 2 hectares of countryside with fruit trees, pond and a river running along the edge of the plot. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bath towels and bedlinen are included and changed weekly but more can be provided at any time-please ask. Property is cleaned every week. Poolside towels are also supplied. Winter rental is low therefore renters pay extra for logs-minimum charge. Other: Back of the cottage is a private patio with washing line, hammock, table, chairs plus sun brollies. Front of the cottage is a veranda with table, chairs and a BBQ. At poolside, sunbeds with covers, table, chairs, brollies and shower room with wc.


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Cottage Set In Beautiful Countryside With Private Pool, only 1.5km from villag
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Wonderful place to go enjoy with family!

  • 4 of 5

Neil is absolutely helpful, kind and made us feel so welcome!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for the kind words and hope to see you again. Neil
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Perfect Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic holiday! Great cottage, just how we envisaged it, really well equipped and comfortable. Great fun helping Neil and Steph on the farm with the rescued donkey and the two oldest biscuit addict sheep we’ve ever seen – and their own hens eggs were a real treat.

Steph’s tales of life as an ex pat had us in stitches, haven’t laughed so much in ages! You could spend the entire holiday enjoying just being there, relaxing in the hammock in the garden, eating alfresco on the patios and even making use of the pool. But the Serra de Sao Mamede Natural Park begs to be explored, with such a beautiful landscape for walking, the amazing fortified hilltop town of Marvao, sites dating back to Roman and Celtic times and even prehistoric rock paintings. Really looking forward to our next visit, one trip just isn’t nearly enough!

  • Review Submitted: 27-May-2015
  • Date of Stay: February 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect location, wonderful hosts

  • 5 of 5

Just returned form a wonderful stay at La Carapeteira. The house is in a brilliant and peaceful location tucked away from it all. Our two children loved helping Neil with the animals including feeding them and walking Luigi the donkey. The pool is superb with ample sunbeds, umbrellas etc. We explored the area which is beautiful and went to the waterpark in Badajoz which was easy to get to and made for a cheap day out. Steph & Neil are excellent hosts, very knowledgeable, welcoming and helpful. The house is much larger than it looks, and very well equipped with every necessity. The kids can't wait to return! Being with Steph & Neil were like staying with friends, and we thoroughly recommend this holiday to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review we are glad you enjoyed your holiday with us. Hope you return soon. Thank Olly and April for the help they gave with the animals. It was a pleasure to have your family staying with us. Neil and Steph
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Special interest holidays:

Fishing in Campo Maior and poss Arronches.


There is a lovely lake at Avis, half a hours drive from Arronches, at the lake there is watersports such as water skiing, jet skiing, boat trips and a nice park with horseriding plus a restaurant for a good day out.10 mins from the cottage is a well stocked reservoir with fish-such as Carp, Barbel, Catfish, Pike Crucian, Black Bass, Zander. Elastic rate-summer =1,8mm/2,1mm. winter =1,5mm/1,8mm. Poss fishing on private lake in vineyard.


The closest airport is Lisbon which is approximately 2 hour's drive. We can provide an informal taxi service,by prior arrangement, to and from Lisbon Airport should you not wish to hire a car.There is a very good coach service from Lisbon to Estremoz, Campo Maior or Portalegre-all approx 30 mins from us. We can pick up and the travel time is approx 1hr 45 mins to and from the airport. Co ordinates for our cottage "La Carrapeteira" N 39o 8.234 W 7o 16.751.


The property is 1km from the village of Arronches where you can find local shops, bars and amenities. Badajoz (Spain) is approx 40km. Portalegre is 22km, Elvas approx 30km.

Also near the village is a sports centre with football pitch, baseball pitch, tennis courts and jacuzzi.

Further Details:

Arronches shops, banks, takeaways, bars, restaurants, cinema, doctors surgery, pharmacy and sports centre. Portalegre a large town with a good hospital, at least 4 large supermarkets on the outskirts and many shops in the historical old town. Badajoz, the nearest large Spanish city combining the old with the new is 20 mins away. From castles to Carrefour supermarkets, museums to McDonalds Badajoz has it all including a themed waterpark. Elvas - Famous for its military fortifications, a 843 arched aqueduct, and quaint shops and boutiques. Fishing locally with Arronches Fishing Club. Equipment available for daily hire with license supplied. Horse riding School approx 10km in Spain. Local gym and tennis courts. Walks in the National Park with plentiful wildlife.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
For details of bookings, please call us.50% payable on booking 50% 6 weeks before holiday date. Cancellations 6 weeks before holiday date please or we can not refund.Please note it is a "first come first serve" so to secure your holiday dates-please book and send your deposit as soon as you can.
Could you tell us if you plan to drive from England as there are one/two items we would be most grateful if you could bring over for us. Thank you.

Changeover Day:
Flexible changeover dates. Check-out by 11am on date of departure, check-in 2pm on day of arrival unless otherwise arranged. We would be grateful if these times are stuck to as it gives us little time to make ready the cottage for the next guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.