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PURE, BEAUTIFUL RURAL PORTUGAL - Restored Mill by the River Sever - close to the Spanish Border.

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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Details
Property
farmhouse
People
4
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 - 5 nights

Description

Restored Mill by the River Sever - close to the Spanish Border.

Restored Mill Cottage by the River Sever. Fully renovated and self-catering idyll.

Full kitchen facilities plus the use of BBQ and wood Oven for special Meals. Highly recommended and great for families who love nature and something out of the ordinary. Adventure, character and splendidly surrounded by Nature. A very special Holiday to enjoy in an amazingly beautiful location.

Local Horse riding to the Hill top town of Marvao is a MUST!!


About the property

PURE, BEAUTIFUL RURAL PORTUGAL

SO PEACEFUL and SERENE- A REAL HAVEN!!

These architect designed eco apartments and Restored Mill and adjoining cottage have a unique position close to the River Sever which runs from Portugal into Spain. Comfort,quality and character with self-catering facilities. Set in private botanical gardens and surrounded by natural forests of Cork, Olive, Eucalyptus and Chestnut trees. The property has many walking trails , including the old 'Smugglers' route to Spain (5 kilometers). Lots of character, plenty to explore, peace and serenity by the river make this a magical experience. A very lovely, peaceful and unique holiday awaits. We're close to the hill top walled Castle town of Marvao and the lovely historic town of Castelo de Vide.

Lots of walking trails, birdwatching (26 species) and great horse riding nearby. Most of all, it is so peaceful and restful in a very unique and wonderful , natural park beauty spot. Sit out on your private deck and let the sounds of the river entrance you. The Mill sleeps up to 4 and the cottage and apartments are suitable for 2 people. A group of 6 could book both these properties.

One of the most beautiful places to stay in the Alto Alentejo.

As well as river dipping, there is a brand new, natural slate floored swimming pool with beautiful scenery. Ideal for families with children , or a romantic break for 2. Just perfect!! Probably the nicest place to stay in this lovely region.

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Owner
ron zahl
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, japanese
Calendar last updated:
24 January, 2017

About ron zahl

Ritsuko and Ron have lovingly restored these properties and would like to welcome you to enjoy the wonderful surroundings and great atmosphere.Enjoy the splendid unspoilt natural surroundings. You'll have a really nice and relaxing time with plenty of fresh air, good walking (if you want), sightseeing in nearby historic castle towns and, importantly, very comfortable beds. We want others to enjoy this very special place.

ron zahl purchased this farmhouse in 2015

Why ron zahl chose Portalegre region

The Eco apartments are in a lovely Natural Park setting. There's an oven house, old animal house and BBQ for guests to use. There's also a restored Mill that sleeps up to 4 people and MIll Cottage for two. They sit in one of the most beautiful and unspoilt areas of Portugal. The natural park of Sao Marmede has been allowed to flourish with its natural flora and fauna and an important haven for wildlife including bonelli eagles . The cork industry survives here, just. The area prides itself on the great chestnut festival in the autumn and the cuisine is local and simply portuguese. You are surrounded by nature and the very essence of the Lost Valley is a feeling of peace and serenity. Picnic by the river , or have a swim in our gorgeous new swimming pool. Days slowly pass in heavenly bliss!.

Locally, there are two lovely historic walled castle towns which are essential visits. There's a lovely restored Mill by the river Sever too. Ideal for 4 people who want to enjoy nature and the beautiful surroundings. Our eco- apartments are ideal for a couple, with a comfy king-size bed. Some apartments have an additional sofa bed - great for children. Two apartments have an interlocking door which would be perfect with a couple with two children. Enquire for full details.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Peace , calmness and serenity plum in the Natural Park. The scenery is amazing and the flowers and plants are exotic , unusual and very special. Walking trails and horse riding are great too.

Best is relaxing by the river on one of the many sunny days with a glass of the excellent local wine, some fresh bread and cheese from the farmers' market. A perfect holiday to rest, be part of nature and restore your good soul!

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Reviews

5/5 -
(4 traveller reviews)

5

Most delightful, relaxing week in a stunning setting

  • 5 of 5
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The house and grounds in Ramila were welcoming and full of surprises. We were expecting to drive everyday to places to keep the children entertained, but during our 6 days, we found at least three lovely walking trails and one of them was the smugglers' route to Spain. The route was so varied and interesting that our 6-year old actually walked the whole 5 and a half hours to the Spanish frontier village and back. Part of the route was a scenic walk along the river Sever, which is fast flowing at places as it snakes through pretty white - somewhat deserted - villages and farmland. We picked walnuts and grapes and found mushrooms - most of them were edible as certified by the kind housekeeper Fatima, who was always available to give us advice and tell us about the area. The setting is out of a dream, and it was our dream holiday. The days when we didn't walk, we drove to the fortress town of Marvao, explored the castle, bought flour and local produce to bring back, and cooked pizza in the wood fire oven as the children and we read by the river. The closest roadside restaurant which is a 5-minute drive from the house, turns out to be a favourite for food connoisseurs and we met people who travelled all the way from Lisbon for lunch! We had two glorious days in late October and swam in the salt water pool made with natural stone and surrounded by ancient olive trees. I can go on....We're already looking forward to returning next Easter or Summer.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A little paradise

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing place to stay... a hidden treasure. Our friends recommended we stay at this place as they had stayed there a few weeks ago and raved about it - and they were right. We choose to stay in the Mill house right down on the river. The house was really nicely furnished and very comfortable. But what we loved the most was the private balconies looking right on to the river. Although the weather was not hot, it was just perfect as the Portuguese sunshine combined with the shelter of the valley made it very pleasant. Highly recommended and would not hesitate to go again.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Wundervolles altes Haus in traumhafter Umgebung

  • 5 of 5
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Wir haben in der alten Mühle gewohnt, unten am Fluss. Das Haus ist sehr stilvoll saniert und eingerichtet. Es ist alles da was man braucht, aber ein Moskitonetz hat sich als nützlich erwiesen. Einen Fernseher gibt es auch nicht, aber wir haben ihn auch nicht vermisst. WLAN ist vorhanden. Die Mühle hat zwei Schlafzimmer, in einem ist das Bett aber recht schmal für zwei. Meine Kinder hat's nicht gestört.

Der Pool ist sehr schön, oben am Rand des Tales gelegen. Dort sind dann noch mal 4 Ferienwohnungen mit je zwei Betten, so weit ich weiß. Es gibt einen sehr schönen Grillplatz, Picknickplatz am Fluss, Aussichtsplatz oben am Rand des Tals. Das Gelände ist groß und dadurch sehr ruhig. Wer Action sucht ist hier falsch. Kleine und große Entdecker sind hier aber richtig, die Natur ist wundervoll. Da es einen Fluss und steile Abhänge gibt sollte man kleinere Kinder im Auge behalten. Im Fluss kann man auch baden, das Wasser ist kristallklar. Kurz gesagt, es ist ein Paradies.

In der Umgebung gibt es viel zu sehen und gleich "um die Ecke" kann man reiten.

Danke an Astrid für ihre nette Aufnahme und Unterstützung! Thank you for all!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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5

Einfach herrlich!

  • 5 of 5
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Wir haben in der alten Mühle gewohnt, unten am Fluss. Das Haus ist sehr stilvoll saniert und eingerichtet. Es ist alles da was man braucht, aber ein Moskitonetz hat sich als nützlich erwiesen. Einen Fernseher gibt es auch nicht, aber wir haben ihn auch nicht vermisst. WLAN ist vorhanden. Die Mühle hat zwei Schlafzimmer, in einem ist das Bett aber recht schmal für zwei. Meine Kinder hat's nicht gestört.

Der Pool ist sehr schön, oben am Rand des Tales gelegen. Dort sind dann noch mal 4 Ferienwohnungen mit je zwei Betten, so weit ich weiß. Es gibt einen sehr schönen Grillplatz, Picknickplatz am Fluss, Aussichtsplatz oben am Rand des Tals. Das Gelände ist groß und dadurch sehr ruhig. Wer Action sucht ist hier falsch. Kleine und große Entdecker sind hier aber richtig, die Natur ist wundervoll. Da es einen Fluss und steile Abhänge gibt sollte man kleinere Kinder im Auge behalten. Im Fluss kann man auch baden, das Wasser ist kristallklar. Kurz gesagt, es ist ein Paradies.

In der Umgebung gibt es viel zu sehen und gleich "um die Ecke" kann man reiten.

Danke an Astrid für ihre nette Aufnahme und Unterstützung! Thank you for all!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Location

Ruinas romanas Ammaia
Medieval Castle of Marvão

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Portalegre in Alentejo

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 60 m²
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • bathroom with modern power shower, stone sink, w.c.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Mill with double, Mill mezzanine with double.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • pond
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Outside: Sitting areas. Outside BBQ and bread/pizza oven. pebble beach by river picnic area lovely swimming pool Utility Room: Washing machine Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Towels , linen included . Eco products provided. Other: Private Terrace areas facing the river.

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