Luxury Residence with Historic Charm in a Magnificent Location
"A splendid country seat which provides a glimpse of local history intermingled with 21st-century comfort." - Reviewed by Lisa
LISA PERFECT PICK – “To the manor born… I ooohed and aaahed over this home: the loving way it has been restored, the gardens with their magnificent fruit trees, the charming little town literally on the doorstep and the miles of sandy beaches and proximity to Comporta. This is a must-stay location for anybody interested in the bounty that Portugal offers!”
As featured in the renowned magazine Casas de Portugal (Houses in Portugal), this stately home sits with pride of place at the top of the village – almost within reach of the castle.
From its privileged position, this traditional Alentejo vacation home is afforded, on one side, wonderful views across the rooftops out towards the pretty rolling country side of Alentejo. And from the other side, you can gaze upon its majestic sandstone neighbour whose origins date back to pre-Celtic times – the famed Castle of Santiago do Cacém whose fascinating history spans through the Roman epoch to the Moorish invasions to early Christianity.
Inside and out, this lovely rental villa in Portugal is a very special home. The genteel, traditional Portuguese country home architecture is at its finest here with scrolled stone details and impressively comfortable facades.
The gardens to one side and at the back of the house are sheltered, yet sunny, and provide a plethora of fruits from which to squeeze daily juices or pick for a poolside snack.
A heated pool and private garden suite with its own access all add to the multitude of modern-day conveniences not often found in homes such as this. But don’t let yourself be intimidated by the décor reminiscent of days gone by – the owners have gone to great pains to bring comfort and ease of living into every aspect of their magnificent home.
- Heated swimming pool
- Gardens, patios and fruit trees
- 3 lovely reception rooms
- Cozy TV room
- Magnificent dining room
- Live-in staff
- Original antiques and family memorabilia
- Poolside grill
- Fabulous views
- Excellent location for sightseeing and shopping
- Close to the beaches of Comporta and excellent surfing
Bedrooms and Bathrooms
In a 200-year-old home, there are no cookie-cutter bedrooms and bathrooms. However, every detail in this beautifully-restored home has been lovingly attended to by the family.
Each room has its own unique identity – but comfort has not been spared in any.
Rooms are large, bright and offer lovely views of the village or the castle. All bedrooms play host to magnificent antique dressers, armoires and bric-a-brac, but are tasteful and uncluttered.
Three bedrooms are on the main living room level. ( 1st floor) and four are located on the upper level ( 2nd floor). The Pool Suite, with its private access, is situated in the garden.
Bathrooms have not been overlooked – with attention lavished on rain-head showers, hand-made Portuguese tiles and all the modern conveniences. Three bathrooms are en-suite.
MASTER SUITE 1
Sleeps 2 – King-size bed. Large room with views over the village. En-suite bathroom – bathtub with rain-head and hand-held shower heads.
Sleeps 2 – Two Twin beds/ King-size bed. Shared bathroom with shower.
Sleeps 2 – King-size bed. En-suite bathroom – bathtub with rain-head and hand-held shower heads.
Sleeps 2 – Double bed. Shares a bathroom with shower with rooms 5 and 7.
Sleeps 2 – Double bed. Shares a bathroom with shower with rooms 4 and 7.
Sleeps 2 – Two Twin beds. En-suite bathroom – bathtub with rain-head and hand-held shower heads.
BEDROOM 7 (This room is available for small children at additional cost)
Sleeps 3 – Three twin beds. Shares a bathroom with shower with rooms 4 and 5.
BEDROOM 8 – CASITA GARDEN SUITE
Sleeps 2 – King-size bed. Bathroom, kitchenette, private garden access and A/C.
ALL BEDROOMS INCLUDE LUXURY LINENS, TOWELS, TOILETRIES, HEATED TOWEL RAILS, HAIR DRYERS, MAKEUP MIRRORS, HEATING AND BIDETS.
Come to this historic Alentejo home to live in historical bliss! For history buffs, lovers of exceptional furnishings, artwork and architecture, bon vivants and those who relish the idea of sampling the gracious living of yesteryear… look no further.
Big, fluffy sofas, comfy beds, TVs and squishy armchairs all embrace the modern-day visitor alongside an elegant antique piano, museum-quality antique oils and delicate drawing room chaises – a miraculous blend of new and old all living happily together. And, you’ll be pampered by an experienced staff that knows how to roll out the best of Portuguese hospitality to their lucky visitors.
- Fully-fitted country kitchen with cook
- Outdoor dining area
- Breakfast room
- Lavish dining room with hand-painted walls
- Formal drawing/music room
- Formal reading room
- Pool patio and chaises
Rental Price Includes
- Breakfast service
- Kids’ toys
Know Before You Go
- Fantastic location for visiting the countryside and beaches
- All floors reached by staircases
- 2 suites have A/C but summer breezes and thick walls keep it cool
- 3 bedrooms share an upper-floor bathroom
- Extremely well-renovated property
- Exceptional local cuisine served in-house
- Offered as a 7-br property, but there is the option of an additional bedroom for small children.
Staff and Services
Kids Services & Activities
- Kid-friendly property
- Please contact us for details.
Activities Available On-Site or Nearby
- Hiking, walking, biking, horseriding, swimming, surfing, sightseeing, wine tours, museums, shopping, gastronomy.
- Itinerary planning – pre and post-arrival
- Round-trip airport transportation
- Private tour guide
- Chauffeured transportation
- Grocery shopping service
- Babysitting services
- Organizing car and golf cart rentals
- Booking tours, excursions and restaurant reservations
- Other services may be available – just ask!