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Cottage in Traditional Cork Forest

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Cottage in Traditional Cork Forest

5 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
2 baths
5 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
2 baths
HOME HIGHLIGHTS
Sparkling clean7 recent guests have said that this home was sparkling clean.
Philip is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Great location100% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.

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Converted Shepherds Cottage in Traditional Cork Forest, with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living room, kitchen & private terrace and a family shared swimming pool is available. Situated in beautiful countryside of cork trees, olive groves and vineyards, on the foothills of the Serra D’ Ossa 20 km south of Estremoz.

Ideal for sight seeing in a scenic and historic part of Portugal and within easy reach by motorway of Lisbon (2 hours) and Spain (1 hour).

There are a myriad of activities to enjoy on the farm. For the walkers or mountain bikers there are kilometers of footpaths around the 540 hectare farm for you to explore and for those wishing to venture further afield, the nearby peaks offer unrivalled views of the surrounding countryside. Serra d’Ossa lies at 500 metres above sea level and boasting one of the driest climates in Europe. The absence of light pollution makes this an astronomers’ paradise.

Twitchers can enjoy seeking out over 70 species of birds in the unique habitat provided by the cork forest, several of our past guests are members of the RSPB and have made lists of the birds they have seen / heard. Here is a list of a few: White Stork, Booted Eagle, Red Kite, Kestrel, Cuckoo, Tawny Owl, Hoopoe, Red-Rumped Swallow, Great Bustard, Little Bustard and Bee Eater. Visitors to the local damn include black winged stilts and the occasional avocet. Very occasionally, bustards can be seen in the lower plains.

Within a one-hour drive from the farm, you can also explore nearby towns including Evora (a UNESCO World Heritage site), Estremoz famed for its Saturday morning market, Vila Viçosa with its two royal palaces, Reguengos and even neighbouring Spain. Historical tours of Evora can also be arranged through a private guide.

Vineyards : While predominantly a hilly cork forest , a vineyard has recently been planted in an open valley producing Alicante Bouschet, Aragonêz, Touriga Nactional and Syrah quality grapes. Most of the grapes are sold; however a selection of the best quality grapes are retained for the production of a high quality red wine sold in Portugal under the Cem Reis label, and in the Netherlands under the Het Tientje name. This wine has been awarded silver medals in Wine Masters Challenge (Portugal), Mundus Vini (Germany), and Challenge Du Vin (France). Next year a white wine will also be produced from viognier grapes.

Our wine and some products are available for purchase onsite.

Amenities

Wifi
Free parking on premises
Kitchen
Heating
Air conditioning
Washer

House Rules

No smoking
No parties or events
Check-in time is 3PM - 8PM
Check out by 10AM

Availability

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Vicky User Profile
Vicky
September 2018
Had a great stay at Phil's! The family made us feel welcome and had an organized book of nearby activites to help plan our days there. We also opted for the Jeep tour which is definitely recommended if for the view from the top of the mountain alone - truly something breathtaking…
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Ted
November 2017
My girlfriend and I had been anxious for a stay in the country and this is exactly what we had in mind. The cork farm is vast and at your disposal- we went for a morning walk (chaperoned by the lovely family dogs) each morning. We cooked our own dinner two nights in the well equi…
Michael User Profile
Michael
October 2016
Nice, clean cottage that is a bit off the beaten path but still provides decent access to Evora (1/2 hour drive). Cottage is clean and spacious. The tour of the farm in the Land Rover was both interesting and a lot of fun. The restaurant (Sora d'Ossa) recommended by Jose was exce…
Ali User Profile
Ali
October 2018
We loved this place. We will definitely stay here if we are ever back in the area. The cottage is on a large property that looks over the valley and the views from the home are beautiful. We took several walks/runs into the cork forest and all 5 dogs followed us the entire time- …
Brenda User Profile
Brenda
October 2018
You won’t be disappointed! A truly wonderful, unique, travel experience with exceptional hospitality .
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Lindsey
October 2018
The BEST Air bnb I’ve ever booked. What a wonderful stay and experience! This was the best part of our vacation. Drove up to this beautiful home on the countryside, greeted by sweet welcoming dogs, lounged in the pool enjoying the views! We also loved the reservations Philip made…
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Roy
October 2018
Stay here! Philip’s place is fantastic. The views are stunning, the staff and hosts are exceptionally kind, and the pool is so relaxing. Can’t recommend it enough. Also, do the Jeep tour. It was a highlight of our vacation. Philip, his wife, and the staff frequently made sure w…

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Redondo, PortugalJoined in February 2012
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Philip is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Hi, my name is Philip Mollet and I'm renting out three houses in a traditional and beautiful Cork Forest, with amazing views of Cork trees, olive groves and vineyards. I also do guided tour of the Cork Forest and of our local towns. The area is ideal for sight seeing in a scenic …
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