|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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Portugal’s largest province, the Alentejo is known as of one the least populated areas in Western Europe. The expansive rural landscape with rolling hills, wide fields, unspoilt villages with their typical whitewashed houses, the fantastic climate and the friendly people make the Alentejo a very special holiday destination. 30 kilometers south of Evora near the village of Alcáçovas lies the farm "Herdade da Mata". Suckling cows, horses, donkeys, goats and many other animals enjoy the good life of an extensively cultivated farm. The Swiss owners bought the farm 15 years ago and with much personal dedication turned the place into what it is today: a well organized farm where the well-being of animals, especially various endangered Portuguese species, and the conservation of nature are important concerns of the owners. In order to share this special way of life not only with family and friends the owners opted to open their guesthouse to interested clients.
In 1995 George and I decided to change our life and move from Switzerland to the Portuguese Alentejo. We had already known the Algarve for many years but were fascinated by the unspoilt beautiful landscape of the Alentejo. So we bought our farm, started to breed cattle, especially an old endangered species, the Garvonesa cow. In the meantime many more animals, endangered and not endangered ones, came to us. We love our country life in this wonderful climate and are happy to share it with our friends and guests.
Barbara Thomann purchased this farmhouse in 1995
The property is very conveniently located, not too far from urban Lisbon and close to historic Evora and the vast Alentejano coastline.
The large size of the farm with it's private lake offers great privacy.
Our guests cannot only spend a relaxing holiday but can also follow the daily life of an extensively cultivated farm with suckling cows, horses and a great variety of other animals.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £30 per night, per additional guest|
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
Booking by email, phone or fax, 50% deposit with booking, rest 4 weeks before rent starts. Confirmation of booking and payment by email. Payment by international bank transfer. If a cancellation is made later than 4 weeks before rent starts, the full amount is due.
Changeover day flexible, arrival between 4.00pm-8.00pm, departure before 10.00am
Notes on prices:
Discount for one week or longer letting.
Breakfast, meals and picnic baskets upon request.
Riding lessons not included.