Tranquility & Nature, find your break in Marvão
Casa das Amoras is a beautiful countryside house. It is build and decorated like most traditional houses in Alentejo. With a private swimming pool, a BBQ terrace and a view at the medieval village of Marvão, we are sure you will enjoy the comfortable atmosphere and live the pace of the Alentejanos.
Nature is the key word in this stunning part of the Nature Park Serra de São Mamede.
We are a Swiss couple and both have fallen in love with the Alto Alentejo area. We chose this place because it is in the middle of Nature Park Serra de São Mamede and we love the hilltop village of Marvão that we can see from our property. My long-standing passion for Lusitano horses and the good wine Portugal provides are also good reasons to settle here. Erich is a trained farmer and handles the outside of the property. I am an interior decorator, so I take care of the decor. We like to spoil our guests and make sure the kitchen has all the basics you need and we offer a full breakfast for the first day, extra treats from the garden if available and like to help you find the necessary information for excursions and activities.
We like to welcome you to come and stay at our typical Alentejo 3 bedroom country house with a private swimming pool. From the garden and the swimming pool you have a stunning view on the wonderful medieval village of Marvão. The house has a kitchen inclusive a dining area, living room, 3 bedrooms all with a private bathroom (2 with a bath, 1 with a shower) and a guest toilet. There are 3 portable airco’s and in the winter a Salamandra wood burner keeps you warm.
Around the house is a covered veranda that looks over the swimming pool with a big table and around the corner a BBQ area with smaller tables.
Our property has 2 hectares with beautiful trees, like pine, fruit, and olive. Interact with our animals: 2 dogs, a cat, chickens and 2 horses that all walk free over the terrain, except for the horses and feel free to walk around. We have our own vegetable garden, make our own compotes from our fruits and produce our own olive oil. We do not serve breakfast, but will make sure you have all you need to enjoy your first morning breakfast.
We live on the property, and you will see us around as we interact with our guests, but of course respect your privacy as well.
Casa das Amoras is located in the middle of the Nature Park Serra de São Mamede. The park has both cultivated and wild parts. The Portugal tourist board set out many wonderful hike tracks that show all the variety of this park, and from our house, you can make beautiful hikes even to Marvão (4 km). Close to us is a riding school where you can take part in group trips for all levels. There are 2 lakes (Póvoa e Meadas & Apartadura) where you can cool off during hot days.
Santo António das Areias (2 km) is small, but pittoresque and worth a visit. Here you will also find a small mini mercado.
In Portagem (5 km) is an outdoor public swimming pool and there is a very big swimming pool made with the water from the Rio Sever, very cold and refreshing. Portagem also offers a variety of Portuguese restaurants and has a mini mercado.
Bigger towns like Portalegre (+/- 20 km) and / or Castelo de Vide (+/- 13 km) offer much history, here you can also find bigger supermarkets.
We live only 8 km from the Spanish border where the Extremadura shows more wild nature.
The wonderful rustic landscape, the variety of animal and plant life in Alentejo and Extremadura is unique.
Come and let us show you this magic place!