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Villa near Enchalo, Ourique, Lower Alentejo, Central Portugal

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Peaceful Location, bird watchers/writers/painters paradise but still only 60 Minute Drive to the Beach

The villa is set within 2 acres of rustic land and has great views of the local countryside. Ideal for Painters/Bird watchers/writers. The beautiful sunsets and fabulous night skies can be enjoyed as you sit beside the private pool. The house itself has an open plan lounge/diner with seating for up to a maximum of 6 people (covered by insurance) and a fully equipped kitchen. The lounge area has a wood burner,TV for use with the DVD player, various DVD's and CDs are available to use. The house has 3 bedrooms. Outside there are sun loungers, parasols, pool toys and a Charcoal Barbecue plus a small gas barbecue. There is also a covered pagoda where you can sit in the shade and look out at the local scenery. The Alentejo is a very unspoilt and undiscovered area of Portugal. It has so much to offer with interesting countryside that changes with the seasons, the rolling hills dotted with cork, oak trees and olive groves. The fields of wild flowers in the spring, flat plains that are golden brown in the summer heat. There are lakes that offer great fishing opportunities The Barragem de Monte da Rocha is only 15 minutes drive away or if you wish to go a little further there is the 24km Barragem de Santa Clara. There are vineyards that can offer tours and tastings of local wines! Walkers and bird watchers will love this region you can walk for miles along tracks listening to the sounds of the cuckoos, doves, and storks, meander through gentle rolling hills overlooking white washed villages and towns. The West coast of the Alentejo has some stunning beaches and resorts. We would recommend visiting Vila Nova de Milfontes with its safe bathing, golden sandy beach. Milfontes has a number of restaurants serving good seafood. The Algarve with its beaches and shopping areas is not far away around 50 minute drive. Horse riding, quad biking, fishing, canoeing and even hot air ballooning are available locally. The local town of Ourique which can be found only 10 minutes drive away has all the amenities including shops, good supermarkets, banks, atm, cafe's, restaurants, sports facilities etc. Ourique is famous for it's Portuguese black pork which you can try locally details of our recommended restaurants are in the information folder which includes places of interest and activities.

More Details

Richard Timberlake
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2018

About Richard Timberlake

In England we were surrounded by countryside one minute then suddenly surrounded by houses which is not what we wanted.

So we chose to buy enough land to build our own house with enough spare not to be surrounded again and this time in PORTUGAL.

Richard Timberlake purchased this villa in 2011

Why Richard Timberlake chose Ourique

We visited the Alentejo area one holiday and fell in love with it.

We looked at various different locations but Enchalo and the surrounding area we felt was for us.

Then we visited the local cafe where we were welcomed by the locals.

We had the property built to our own specifications as the children are grown up and now have their own children and where we could fly into Faro and collect a car and be there within an hour or so.

Peace is what we wanted and peace is what we got!!

What makes this villa unique

Peaceful, relaxing, quiet and tranquil.

Away from all the hustle and bustle of everyday life.


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

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • En-suite shower, wc, bidet, hand basin to bedroom 1 Separate family bathroom wc, bidet, bath/shower over, hand basin
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 Double Bed Bedroom 2 Double Bed Bedroom 3 Twin Beds
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting
Notes on accommodation: This is a family home which we are letting out so please respect the property and everything in it. Children must be properly supervised at all times around the pool. Any accidents are not covered by the owners. Outside: Private 10mt x 5mt pool (young children must be supervised at all times) sun loungers, framed hammock, parasols, pool toys, small gas barbecue, charcoal barbecue, concrete & wooden outdoor table & chairs, covered pagoda's Utility Room: Fridge Freezer Washing Machine Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen is included and changed weekly or more frequently for an additional charge Property is cleaned before arrival Beach towels are not included


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
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Villa near Enchalo, Ourique, Lower Alentejo, Central Portugal
average rating of 4.4545455 based on 11 reviews

Beautiful views, lovely peaceful place!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful 10 days here, enjoying the sun and the views. The house is clean and fully equipped, and Maxine was very helpful. The pool was fantastic, there were plenty of books and DVDs to keep us amused, and we were undisturbed. Just what we needed!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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nice house and lovely pool

  • 2 of 5

Well Richard, where do I start: 1. No Air Conditioning- listed on the website that AC was available but is NOT available and in 40 degrees heat you really needed it. We would not have taken this house if we had known.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well Brendan I am sorry you were disappointed but where on the site does it state there is air conditioning.as it clearly does not. The temperature frequently gets to 40 degrees plus and if the shutters are kept closed the house stays cool.
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The villa is lovely and the location is very private and beautiful.

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing holiday, chilling by the pool enjoying the panoramic views, playing in the pool with our boys. Richard, Maxine and Aurther couldn't have been more helpful, advising on restaurants, a medical centre when my mum felt poorly. For our first visit to Portugal we could not have wished for a nicer villa or local people.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic holiday in rural Portugal

  • 5 of 5

We have just enjoyed 2 weeks here with our 20 year old daughter.

The villa itself is very clean. The beds are comfortable and there is hot water on demand. It is in a rural setting with great views of the countryside, and not overlooked at all.

Despite feeling so out in the country, the supermarket is only a short drive away and we tended to go there most days for fresh food. We liked the drive along tracks and country roads to "Pingo Doce" and saw storks on their nests en route.

The weather was hot (40 degrees some days) and so spent a lot of time in the excellent swimming pool.

Most evenings were spent cooking and eating, and then relaxing in front of the DVD player as there was a vast selection of films to choose from.

Before going to bed we watched the night sky and shooting stars, as it was still nice and warm outside.

We had a very peaceful and relaxing holiday and we all enjoyed it.

We would very much like to return to this villa again.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Amazing Villa

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing 7 days in this lovely villa which really was like a home from home. The owner , Richard, has thought of everything and our family of 4 had a wonderful time exploring the local area and days by the pool.

Thank you for such a fabulous stay and we really hope to come back very soon!

The Blackmans xxx

  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect peaceful retreat in unspoil Portugal

  • 5 of 5

This is perfect spot if you and your family are looking for a peaceful and ultra relaxing holiday. In the heart of Portugal . With it's own very large pool and central to a range of excellent genuinely traditional restaurants it has everything. Have stayed here twice and can't wait to return. My wife nineteen year old daughter and 11 year old son just love the sense of completely getting away from it all and this place is just the location. Perfect

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Approx 60 minute drive to either the Algarve or the West Coast

Sandy safe bathing in the Algarve or Milfonte


Nearest airports Faro or Lisbon 1.30 hour

Car essential

Nearest Sea Port Santander Spain


10 minute drive to Ourique town

20 minute drive to Castro Verde with local market every 3rd Wednesday in the month

30 minute drive to Historical Beja

Further Details:

good supermarkets, banks, atm, cafes, restaurants etc. Ourique is famous for it's Portuguese black pork.


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
mid season
1 Apr 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
1 Jul 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
Payment by agreement
A deposit of 100€ in cash is to be paid to the local agent to cover any possible damages this will be returned on leaving the property

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday but can be flexible within reason
Arrival times after 4pm
Departure times between 10 - 12
Notes on prices:
prices may be flexible depending on length of stay

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.
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