Casas de Santa Rita/ Santa Rita Country House

Entire home/apt

6 guests

3 bedrooms

4 beds
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Beautiful and typical rural property in Evoramonte with special views to the castle and surroundings especially on sunset.

Our aim is to provide comfort and tranquility for family vacation,to our friends who feel that country side is a step near to our own nature.

The cottage offers 3 bedrooms,1 living room with fireplace equipped kitchen,3 (URL HIDDEN) a long porch and a wonderful swimming pool, offer the chance of leaving all stress behind and spend quality time with family and friends.

The space

The location is superb, half way between 2 historical villages - Evora and Estremoz, and with direct access to Lisboa, Coimbra, Porto and Algarve.

Perched romantically on a barren hill in the Serra de Ossa, high above the surrounding plains, the massive round towers of the Castelo de Evoramonte are visible for tens of kilometers. The castle has been an eyrie watching out for attack and invasion since the time of reconquest. The views from the battlements are breathtaking, and wandering around the tiny village that spreads around the castle´s feet, within the secondary walls, is a delight. A fortress was built here shortly after Gerard the Fearless – the liberator of Evora, expelled the moors from the hill in the 12th century, but it was Dinis who commissioned the construction of the first castle proper in 1306, after building his palace in nearby Estremoz. The building was further fortified by Dom Manuel I, who employed one of the great architects of the Manueline era, diogo de Arrudo – brother of Francis and the architect of Tomar´s Temple Caste and Viana do Alentejo´s magnificent Igreja Matriz. De Arruda gave the castle its cylindrical towers, and within the keep you can see his trademark lavish decoration an embellished piers.

Evora is a charming city that is situated in the heart of Alentejo region. Historically, Evora was a significant centre for both trade and religion, which resonates through the sheer variety of tourist sites. Most of which are all conveniently contained within the city’s ancient walls.

Estremoz, along with the nearby towns of Borba and Vila Viçosa, is the center of the marble quarrying area of the Alentejo Plain. Estremoz is made up of upper and lower towns. The newer, Lower Town is surrounded by a 17th century wall and is centered on the huge Rossio Marquês de Pombal square, simply referred to as "Rossio" by the locals. The large Saturday market takes places around the square selling local pottery, goats cheese, pickled plums.


The space
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 4
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 10AM
Pet Owner: Some pet(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt

Amenities
Internet
Free parking on premises

Prices
Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee $91 CAD
Security Deposit $378 CAD
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House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 4PM

Cancellations

Safety features
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

Availability
3 nights minimum stay

1 Review

Wim User Profile
May 2017
The house is situated at the bottom of the hill leading to the serene village of Evoramonte. The home is surrounded by fields and mountains making our stay extremely quiet and peaceful. We could see the Evoramonte castle from the house and the view was absolutely outstanding. The outdoor area is very spacious and safe - the children loved to play outside in the patio with the bicycle Miguel supplied. The pool area is also brilliant and great fun for the family. The host provided plenty of swimming safety equipment for the children to enjoy the water without any danger. The stone house is beautiful owning up to its 300 year old heritage. It's very clean and the rooms are nicely furnished, giving the home a cozy and welcoming feeling. The kitchen is very well equipped with proper cookware to prepare meals for the whole family. The living room was stocked with movies for the family to enjoy and an iPod complete with music to suit all of our different tastes. Miguel is very helpful and receptive. He was in constant contact with us throughout our whole stay, helping us with information about the surrounding towns and the house. The wine supplied by his family’s vineyard was amazing and we even brought some home with us. The Santa Rita house is lovely and we will definitely recommend it.

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