An Alentejo Holiday Cottage Rural Retreat to rent in Portugal.

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Rent our private holiday house in Alentejo, rural Portugal.

Quinta Azenha do Ramalho is a luxurious Alentejo cottage for you to rent for your holiday. It is set on the unique, private one hectare rural setting of Vale Lourenço, a mountain valley exceptional for its beauty and nature.

This distinctive and secluded self catering holiday cottage is within the Parque Natural da Serra de Sao Mamede in the North Alentejo area of rural Portugal bordering the Extremadura region of Spain.

The outside dining area at the Alentejo Quinta overlooking the mountain stream to the terraces opposite

The outside dining area overlooking the mountain stream to the terraces opposite

Holiday Cottage Alentejo. The deceptively small entrance to the holiday Quinta at the top leads down to the main part of the house

Holiday Cottage Alentejo, the small entrance to the house which extends below

4 bedrooms, sleeping 8 but frequently enjoyed by 2.

The cottage's four double bedrooms, three with twin beds, are ideal for groups of friends as well as families who want to visit the Sao Mamede National Park for country walking in the many routes nearby or exploring the Parque's historic and cultural sites such as Marvao, Castelo de Vide and Portalegre.

We have rates for different numbers of guests and couples often enjoy having whole Quinta to themselves so please ask us for our rates and availability.

A view of the lower part of Vale Lourenço from the rock above the Quinta

Sunset in Vale Lourenço 3km south of the peak of the Parque Natural da Serra de Sao Mamede

This is an exceptional part of unspoilt Portugal, full of character, barely touched by tourism and steeped in history. From the dramatic medieval hilltop villages of Marvao and Castelo de Vide and the many roman and megalithic sites, to the cobbled lanes that wind through cork oak woods and over panoramic rocky ridges giving views that stretch for miles. In Spring the wildflowers carpet the hillsides and olive groves and the eagles and storks flying high overhead are a common sight.

View from the outside dining area at the Alentejo Quinta

The view from the terrace

The central cascade in the Ribeira de Arronches, the mountain stream in the grounds of the Alentejo Quinta

The mountain stream in the grounds of the Quinta

The rear of the Alentejo Quinta showing the dining area and terrace

The rear of the Quinta showing the dining area and terrace

A shady place outside the rear doors on the secluded terrace at the Alentejo Quinta

Shady beneath the cherry trees outside the rear doors on the secluded terrace.

We do not have a pool at the cottage however the mountain stream in the grounds is an ideal playground for both children and adults. Dads become kids, with hours of fun dam building and paddling or just lazing in the hammock whilst listening to the fun. If you do want to swim, there are many swimming pools in the area and the nearest pool is only 6km away.

The Quinta is a peaceful rural retreat in the midst of spectacular countryside. Quality holiday accommodation in a distinctive part of Portugal's Alentejo. Hide away and detach from the busy world and listen to the sounds of nature, birdsong, distant goat bells and the soothing gurgle of the adjoining mountain stream. A truly unspoilt natural environment and an ideal holiday destination. To get away from it all, come here.

Blue Paradise Portugal says:

A beautiful country retreat in undeniably one of the most untouched, peaceful corners of Portugal. Nestling in an area of exceptional natural beauty, it is definitely the ideal destination for nature lovers, artists, walkers and birdwatchers. For those seeking spiritual enlightenment or the healing qualities of a natural environment, you have come to the right place.

Walking in the hills of the Sao Mamede Natural Park.


If you are looking for rambles through unspoilt countryside, a lovely climate, and a fantastically equipped and beautifully located house, then a stay at Quinta Azenha Do Ramalho is the perfect choice for you ......

The Wee Binnians Walkers, Northern Ireland & Eire.

At the cottage we provide maps and detailed route notes for nine local Alentejo walks. They are graded easy to moderate and range in distance from 7 to 14 kms. The walks take you along cobbled medieval roads and through wooded areas of cork oak and chestnut to rocky ridges with views over Alentejo that go on for ever. Vineyards and olive groves line the routes and in spring the profusion of coloured wild flowers carpet the countryside. Some of the walks take you through Marvao and Castelo de Vide which are among Portugal's prettiest medieval villages.

The climate is great for walking with the exception of July and August, even in winter there are many sunny days which are just perfect for hiking.

Few tourists and walkers have discovered this beautiful, secluded and unspoilt area of Portugal making it a perfect place for a relaxing self catering and walking holiday.

We found the best way to see the region was by following one of the excellent walks provided. To be able to walk in ancient landscapes, down cobbled tracks with only the sound of birds and the occasional goat or sheep bell is a rare treat in this day and age. Each walk was full of colour, plants, wildlife and history and all different with some unique sights. Formerly reviewed at Flipkey and Trip Advisor


15 independent reviews from guests who stayed at Quinta Azenha do Ramalho give us an average rating of 98.7%.


Holiday Cottage to rent in Alentejo Portugal

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