Olive Meadow Mountain Cottage


Entire guesthouse hosted by Scott & Lynn

4 guests, 2 bedrooms, 3 beds, 1.5 baths
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Olive Meadow Cottage lies at the edge of the charming village of Madeirã, Oleiros, high on a hillside in central Portugal, with breathtaking views over spectacular countryside, a lake and the distant Serra da Estrela.

The space
This recently renovated cottage is part of a smallholding where the owners grow their own vegetables, fruit and olives – it is a beautiful space for a peaceful, relaxed break in natural surroundings.
Olive Meadow Cottage is conveniently close to the owners’ main house and is totally self-contained and private. The cottage and its own outdoor areas offer exceptional views over the valleys and surrounding mountains – this is rural Central Portugal at its finest, a region of water, forests and farms.
Long lunches and relaxed evening meals, in the outdoor seating area, under the chestnut and cherry trees, often causes guests to doze off in the shade on one of the sun-loungers.
The family dog loves newcomers, especially if they allow her to lead the way on walks down to the lake and along local forests tracks.
Neither our cats nor dog are allowed in the cottage, as it is deep cleaned before every arrival.
The cottage has two bedrooms, one with double bed and the second with two singles. The open-plan kitchen is well equipped and the lounge area is comfortable after a hard day’s relaxation. The shower area in the bathroom has especially magnificent views of the distant mountains.
Outside the long summer season, then woodburning stove quickly warms the cottage – a contribution towards the cost of the wood is asked for.
There is a washing machine that visitors can use. It is at the main house and a contribution towards energy costs is asked for.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds

What this place offers

Mountain view
Lake access
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Paid washer
Patio or balcony
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Where you’ll be

Madeirã, Castelo Branco, Portugal

This area has many river beaches. Set between valleys and mountains, these are small paradise hideaways with natural dams where you can enjoy the natural shade of the trees and spread out your towels in the grassy areas, relax and sunbathe. These are used by locals to cool off in the long summer months with the nearest just 15-minutes away by car.
The lake viewed from the cottage is part of the Zêzere river and is a 15-minute walk or short drive away to a parking area. As we are in the forest there are other beautiful walks and mountain bike trails all around. We are situated on the GRZ (Grande Route Zezere) which is an internationally recognised mountain bike and walking trail along the Zezere River. The cottage is only 10km from the N2 which is the national road running from the south (Algarve) to north (Chaves) and well traveled by cyclists and bikers.
We have a canoe for hire should you wish to use them on the nearby lake.

The nearest restaurant is 12 kilometers away so please bring food and drink supplies, especially for your first night, an evening meal easily can be provided by your hosts if notice is given.

The café in the village also has a general store that sells food, drink, tobacco, fruit, vegetables etc – pretty much everything that you will need during your stay.

There is no additional cleaning fee. The exception is guests with pets who will be asked a euro 20 cleaning fee.
If visitors have young children, these must be made aware of some unfenced terrace walls and the two small ponds in the garden of the main house which also are not fenced off.

Hosted by Scott & Lynn

  1. Joined in February 2017
  • 61 Reviews
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We have lived in various countries including South Africa and Namibia and now have settled in Portugal for the past 8 years.

During your stay

We live on the farm and will be outdoors tending the lands during the day. You will notice us about and are more than welcome to come and chat or give us a hand. We will respect your privacy and will not be near to the guest house if possible. We respect distancing due to Covid-19.

The Covid-19 virus has not taken hold in this area as it has in the cities, and remains one of the nation’s most attractive, clean and healthy holiday destinations – ideal for those who love nature and really do want to ‘get away from it all’ in safety and comfort.

Due to Covid we have decided to block off the cottage for a day between guest stays. This allows deep cleaning and a safe period between guests.
We live on the farm and will be outdoors tending the lands during the day. You will notice us about and are more than welcome to come and chat or give us a hand. We will respect…

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 2:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
Checkout: 11:00 a.m.
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

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Carbon monoxide alarm not reported Show more
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Heights without rails or protection

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