We had a lovely week at Monte da Quinta.
The "casa" (one-floored house) we rented ("Casa Oliveira") was in excellent condition and well equipped. We shared the pool area with the occupants of the other "casa" at Monte da Quinta - this worked out well.
Our hosts, Michaela and Nigel, were really welcoming and made a big contribution to the enjoyment of our holiday. We picked fresh oranges from the orchard to make orange juice most mornings - a real highlight - and fed our green waste to the pigs and goats. There was a "welcome hamper" waiting for us on our (late night) arrival.
The surrounds of Monte da Quinta are nice - a 10 minute walk to the small town of Castro Verde, which has a supermarket, bakery, etc. - all the essentials.
The region of Alentejo suited us down to the ground - villages and small towns with long histories, quaint restaurants, miles of rolling countryside and almost traffic-free roads. The waves of the west coast of Portugal are also within easy reach.
It was very warm in July (35-40 C), but this was also a pleasant change for us! Sun-cream and mosquito repellent might be handy just in case.
Without doubt this was one of our most enjoyable summer holidays.More
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