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Cottage in Traditional Cork Forest

Cottage in Traditional Cork Forest

5 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
2 baths
5 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
2 baths
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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.

License or registration number
RNET - 7076

Amenities

Wireless Internet
Free parking on premises
Kitchen
Heating
Air conditioning
Washer

House Rules

No smoking
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 10AM

27 Reviews

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Geoff User Profile
Geoff
December 2016
We really enjoyed our three night stay here, a really special place! We received a very warm welcome from everyone including the dogs and cats! The house was very comfortable with beautiful traditional decor. The farm tour was fabulous, we learnt so much about the cork farm and v…
Ivonne User Profile
Ivonne
April 2018
We could have easily turn 2 nights into 2 weeks! Everything was perfect. Philip made sure the entire process was wonderful. Jesuinna was absolutely lovely and helpful. Antonio's jeep tour and wine tasting was fantastic! We could have talked to him for hours... He was so informati…
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Jan-Willem
March 2018
Marvelous to stay 4 nights in this cottage, secured by kind dogs. We did the cork trekking tour and we enjoyed it. Évora, Elvas and Marvão are beautiful places to visit. We liked it! Also the hospitality of all the people is perfect and we appreciated our stay in the cottage. Th…
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March 2018
Charlie User Profile
Charlie
February 2018
There is so much to like. The Shepard's Cottage is a really comfortable space, cozy but with plenty of room for one or two couples. This old traditional building has been completely remodeled in a rustic/modern style, and it has a wonderful feeling. Things we loved: 2' thick ma…
Sheri User Profile
Sheri
December 2017
This place was as peaceful and inviting as it was beautiful. Being welcomed with a fire was lovely.
Ted User Profile
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…
Jelle User Profile
Jelle
October 2017
A must visit at least once in a lifetime. I can only talk about Philips place in superlatives! Simply stunning!

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Redondo, PortugalJoined in February 2012
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Hi, my name is Philip and I'm renting out three houses in a traditional and beautiful cork forest, with amazing views of cork trees, olive groves and vineyards. The area is ideal for sight seeing in a scenic and historic part of Portugal, within easy reach by motorway of Lisbon (…
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Redondo, Évora, Portugal
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