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Luxury Villa, Private Pool, Panoramic Countryside Views, Sleeps 6, Tranquil,

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,690 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Villa near Ourique, Alentejo. Quiet Countryside Location, No Near Neighbours, Panoramic Views, Set In Rolling Hills With Oaks

Monte Cerro Villa is 250m² on 5 hectares. Idyllic, panoramic countryside views, large covered patios perfect for al fresco dining, rooftop stargazing terrace and private saltwater swimming pool. UK TV Channels (BBC, ITV etc). Totally tranquil environment to relax in. No near neighbours. Close-by Ourique has everything you need in the way of supermarkets, shops, restaurants, banks, post office, health clinic, library and internet access. Monte Cerro is just under 10km from Pingo Doce supermarket which has been fully refurbished in late 2016 and opens late and 7 days pw - the drive takes just 10 minutes. The last 0.7km to the villa is a well-maintained, all-weather gravel road suitable for all cars. Take a left turn off the tar road at the end of a row of eucalyptus (gum) trees on your left. View of Barragem do Monte da Rocha - a large local lake. Ourique Câmara Municipal Alojamento local registo 8224 (Ourique Town Council Local Lodging licence registration number : 8224).

Yvonne Dendy
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
27 February, 2017

About Yvonne Dendy

My wife and I live in Swaziland in Southern Africa. Portugal provides us with a marvellous safe haven for regular holidays and eventual retirement. We can visit the opera, drink the local wine and enjoy the local olive oils and fresh produce. A real home away from home.

Yvonne Dendy purchased this villa in 2008

Why Yvonne Dendy chose Beja region

Quite a number of our friends in Swaziland are Portuguese so it was not really unexpected that we decided to look for a European home in Portugal. We love the quiet, rural atmosphere in Ourique and yet it is so well located next to the major road and rail networks that the Algarve, the West coast and Lisbon are all in easy reach.

The gently undulating landscape, filled with cork oaks and wild flowers, provides a wonderful peaceful backdrop for a get-away-from-it-all holiday.

The Alentejo region of Portugal is one of the sunniest places in all Europe and a perfect antidote for anyone wanting to escape the overcast skies of Northern Europe.

What makes this villa unique

The villa is recently built so it is in excellent condition and has quality finishes throughout. The large terraces provide protection from the blistering summer sun as does the saltwater pool. In the evenings a glass of Alentejan wine enjoyed on the roof terrace listening to the birds and the occasional cow-bell makes a relaxing way to end the day.

Guestbook comments from the owner

KW : Monte Cerro is so lovely. The villa was superb and the pool and views were perfect. My husband (who loves wildlife, etc. so it was perfect) has his own business and is always so stressed. He just loved watching the birds. We have travelled and stayed in some lovely places, but this is the first time that he has really been able to relax and is very keen for us to book again for (2 weeks this time), next summer.

C&CP : We really enjoyed your lovely property- its setting is stunning and wonderfully quiet apart from sheep and cow bells!

J&GP : Thank you very much. We enjoyed your property so much we have already rebooked for next year.
Jul 2009
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Municipality of Ourique in Alentejo

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2690 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Air Conditioning
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with bath, Grohe shower, wc and bidet. En-suite bathroom to bedroom 2 with Grohe shower and wc. En-suite bathroom to bedroom 3 with Grohe shower and wc.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, en-suite bathroom and dressing room. Bedroom 2 with double bed and en-suite bathroom. Bedroom 3 with double bed and en-suite bathroom.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Notes on accommodation: Jotul wood burning stoves. Rate includes: welcome guest hamper, housekeeping before letting period and at the end of the let, bedlinen, bath and pool towels, water, electricity and gas. The villa has a folder collection of brochures for many tourist attractions and other areas of interest in Alentejo and Algarve. Plus some games (Cluedo, Boggle etc) and a small library of paperbacks. Please note smoking is not allowed anywhere inside the villa. Outside: Large covered patios. Barbecue. Large rectangular granite table. Private, salt water swimming pool 12.5 x 5m, not overlooked. 5 sun beds. Roof-top stargazing terrace. Attractive garden with fruit trees (oranges, lemons, olives, plums, figs etc). Parking space for several cars. Elevated hilltop view over old-style rural countryside with low-intensity farming. Utility Room: Neff washing machine. Hot water gas boilers for hot water. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The villa is cleaned and towels a linen changed before and after each holiday let. If any cleaning services are required during a holiday let period this can be arranged at an extra cost. Other: Snug with Jotul wood burning stove. Two 2 seater settees. TV and video recorder. Additional wc. English TV is not likely to be available due to Portugal's satellite footprint being reduced so that Sky will no longer be receivable.




Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Nov 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Jan 2018 - 28 Feb 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
A 30% non-refundable deposit on booking. Balance of payment must be received no later than 6 weeks before arrival date. A returnable charge of £100 is included with the payment of the balance. This will be refunded at the end of your stay when keys are returned subject to any deductions for breakages, damage or excessive cleaning requirements. It is a requirement that the villa should be left in a clean state on departure. No smoking allowed inside the villa.

Changeover Day:
Unless by prior arrangement, the house will be ready at 4pm and must be vacated by 10am. Changeover days are Saturday. Times and days maybe negotiable. Keyholder will arrive at 4pm to hand over keys and give a short briefing on the property.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds Sterling £ but payments must be deposited into a Euro bank account. Payments must not deduct any bank charges - any charges are for holidaymakers account.

Bookings require an immediate 30% non-refundable deposit. Balance to be paid 6 weeks before arrival date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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