- Swimming Pool
- Tennis Court
- Horse Riding
- Ideal for honeymoons
- Other rental properties on site
A pretty and traditional three bedroom country cottage set in 4.5 hectares of private grounds with stunning views of the Alentejo countryside. Perfectly located just a 5 minute walk into the town of Castro Verde and close to both the west coast and the Algarve. Please note: social distancing measures - we will only be permitting one of our country houses to be rented at any one time during the Covid 19 pandemic.
We welcome adults and families with children over the age of 16. With the exception if both country houses are reserved together by one group. This traditional Alentejano country house, finished with white washed walls, blue lined windows and beautiful brick arches, is furnished with traditional terracotta floors, wooden shuttered windows, high vaulted beamed ceilings and an open fireplace. The original dry stone walls keep the farmhouse naturally cool in the summer months and there is under floor heating throughout for the winter, so this is a perfect home-from-home whatever the weather. With a private terrace and garden, access to a lovely swimming pool and wonderful views over the surrounding countryside, Casa Laranjeira is a relaxing retreat for all the family. Eating out locally is extremely good value for money.
Within walking distance the extremely well equipped town of Castro Verde has several restaurants, coffee shops and a choice of three large supermarkets with excellent fresh fish, meat and deli counters. There is also a health centre with A&E plus a 24 hour pharmacy. A large open air market is held on the 1st Wednesday of every month. We are ideally located for activities such as vineyard tours with wine tasting and lunch, motor quads, all-terrain vehicles and exclusive activities like ballooning, jeep safaris and riding.
From Faro airport follow the A22 blue motorway sign to Lisboa. Take a right exit for A22 Lisboa. Take Junction 10, A2 Lisboa. Exit Junction 12 to Castro Verde IP2. Exit N2 Castro Verde. Take the right slip road to Castro Verde. Turn left into the town. Entering Castro Verde (two minutes from your destination) there is a supermarket (InterMarche), windmill and a large market area on your left. At the (pig) roundabout take the first exit (right turn). Continue on this road down the hill past the Red Cross on the left at the bottom. Take the next left, then immediately left again. Pass the Cemetery on the right. At the mini roundabout turn right between Flor Botelho Filhos Moveis and the Cemetery (Estrada das Fontainhas). Follow the lane down the hill to the gates of Horta do Aviario on your right, turn left and the road forks back on itself. Monte da Quinta is on your right.
Faro 1 hour
Nearest Bus Stop:
Castro Verde bus station, 10 minute walk
5 minute walk, 2 minutes by car
50 minutes south (Algarve) or the west coast
5 minute walk, 2 minutes by car
Furnished to a high standard, Casa Laranjeira has a cool spacious comfortable lounge and dining area complete with WiFi, a flat screen TV, satellite channels, a DVD player and an iPod dock. A large selection of DVDs, books and board games. All three bedrooms, with high vaulted ceilings and shuttered windows to give them a bright fresh feel, have en-suite facilities, walk-in showers, WC, hand basin and bidet, and the large well equipped kitchen has granite worktops, an electric hob and oven, a microwave, a dishwasher, a fridge/freezer, an 18 bottle wine cooler cabinet, a kettle, a toaster, a coffee machine, an electric juicer, an iron and an ironing board.
Double doors open from the lounge onto a large private covered dining terrace complete with a large circular dining table and chairs, cane furniture, and a hammock. This is the perfect vantage point for enjoying the gorgeous views over miles of unspoilt Alentejo plains. There is a private garden with a BBQ and the uniquely designed swimming pool measures 11.5m x 5m and incorporates a 4m circular shallow pool with seating.
A welcome hamper awaits you which includes homemade scones/biscuits and preserves, honey from our bees and eggs from our free range hens. You will also find bottled water, Alentejo wine, freshly squeezed orange juice, local sheep’s cheese, locally baked bread, a savoury snack, butter, milk, tea, coffee and sugar. Initial sundries include candles, bin liners, liquid soap and toilet rolls, washing up liquid and kitchen cleaner. You can borrow boules sets, sun shades and cool boxes/beach towels are also available. An information guide with details on recommended restaurants and places to visit etc can be found within the house and we can also arrange extras for special occasions like champagne on ice, quality handmade chocolates and bouquets of fresh flowers. All beds are made up prior to your arrival. A hairdryer is provided.
Conditions of Rental
The cottage is for adults only, no children I'm afraid. We accept the following payment: sterling direct bank transfer and Euros direct bank transfer only. Exchange rate calculated at the point of reservation for the deposit and 1 week prior to final payment date. We require your 40% non-refundable deposit when making your reservation. For stays of 5 nights or less, the full payment is necessary to confirm your reservation. Reservations are not guaranteed until we are in receipt of your deposit/full payment. The balance must be received 6 weeks prior to your arrival and we reserve the right to cancel a holiday where payment has not been received 6 weeks before the commencement date. All bookings made within 4 weeks of arrival must be paid in full.