for 3 nights







This quiet rural retreat is ideally located for exploring the wonders of the Alentejo province as well as offering activities such as horse riding, yoga, cooking lessons and regional wine tasting.

Quinta das Bolotas is  a place where serenity reigns, somewhere where you can inhale pure oxygen, and relax! Taking its name from the acorns that grow on the estate, this quintessentially Portuguese Quinta (country house) is surrounded by 10 hectares of unspoilt countryside planted with cork trees and holm oaks. The property is particularly suited for group getaways looking for a peaceful rural location yet with plenty to do on offer; from horse riding to yoga, cooking classes to regional wine tasting.

The luxurious but cosy accommodation spreads over 2 levels with 5 double/twin bedroom suites all with private bathrooms in the main house plus a more modest garden suite; with the master bedroom on the top floor enjoying landscape views of the surrounding countryside.

A 100 sq square meters living room has a wide screen TV and card table, and the 50 sq metres dining room can sit up to 16 guests around the table or cater for special events of up to 30 people. Both the living and dining rooms open onto covered terraces for outdoor dining and to the pool area, whilst the kitchen offers a fantastic space for a group Alentejo gastronomy lesson, should you be interested.

Available for year-round rentals, resident staff supervise the property, serve breakfast and can prepare simple meals. Alternatively, you can book a regional chef to try some of the local gastronomy, as well as choose wines from Quinta’s private cellar!

The crisp and clear winter days are perfect for discovering the Alentejo province and all it has to offer, with roaring fires beckoning you back once the sun goes down; whereas, in the summer heat, you’ll be taking refuge by the swimming pool during the day and enjoying outdoor meals in the evening. The Alto Alentejo where Quinta das Bolotas is located, boasts two UNESCO Heritage Sites (Elvas and Évora), several castles and local markets, and many vineyards within close proximity where an educational wine tasting visit is a must; as well as being close to the Spanish border.

WARNING NOTES: There are horses and other farm animals including dogs and cats at the property, whilst guests pets are also welcome (on request). Children under 5 years of age need to be supervised and are only accepted with a signed disclaimer.

Ground Floor

  • Entrance hall & guest WC
  • Two twin bedroom suites (large single beds of 200×115 cms) each with a private shower bathroom
  • Double bedroom suite (bed size 240×180 cms) with private shower bathroom
  • Double bedroom suite (bed size 200×185 cms) with full private bathroom with handheld shower.
  • Very spacious living & dining rooms, both opening onto covered terraces for dining outdoors & the pool area
  • Spacious & fully equipped kitchen; utility room with wine cellar
  • Fully equipped laundry room (staff use only)

First Floor

  • Master bedroom suite with 4-poster bed (bed size 210×190 cms), dressing area, study with open fireplace, private bathroom with Jacuzzi bath & separate walk-in shower

Garden Suite

  • Double bedroom (bed size 140×200 cms) with private shower bathroom
  • Bedroom & bathroom linen changed between each short rental; or once a week for longer rentals
  • All the bedrooms in the main house have orthopaedic beds & down duvets; no extra beds are provided
  • Hairdryers provided
  • Mosquito netting fitted on all windows
  • Fans supplied in the summer months; winter heating available with a mix of oil central heating & portable gas bottle heaters, as well as fireplaces in the sitting & dining rooms (firewood and an initial stock of 6 gas bottles are included in the rental)
  • Wise screen TV (Portuguese channels + international news), board games & card table
  • Free WiFi available throughout
  • Well equipped kitchen including fridge/freezer, gas hob & oven, microwave, juicer, coffee machine & electric food mixer
  • Outdoor bread oven
  • Salt treated swimming pool w/ roman steps (8 x 12 meters, shallow-end 90 cms & deep-end 160 cms) open summer months only; poolside shower & WC; poolside shade & sun loungers available; pool towels provided
  • Use of fitness equipment including spinning bike by special arrangement only
  • Resident staff supervise and clean the property x 8 hours p/day
  • Breakfast is included daily and the housekeeper can prepare other simple meals
  • Basic welcome hamper supplied on arrival (drinking water, wine, beers, juice/soft drinks, milk, coffee, tea, bread, butter, honey, sweet & savoury biscuits, sugar, salt & pepper, local cheese, olives, seasonal fruit, guest soaps & lavatory paper, essential cleaning products such as washing up liquid, dishwasher & washing machine detergents, spare electrical bulbs, candles & matches, and mosquito repellent)
  • Garden & Pool Maintenance as required
  • Regional chef @ €35 p/person per meal (excluding drinks), paid locally
  • Wine cellar with a range of regional wines to choose from, paid locally
  • Food shopping for guests, paid locally
  • Under the cork tree picnic, paid locally
  • Regional coking lesson and wine tasting, paid locally
  • Yoga or PT session, paid locally
  • Music entertainment (Fado, Flamenco or Cantares Alentejanos), paid locally
  • Horseback riding/lessons in a paddock/surrounding countryside @ €35 p/person, paid locally
  • Horse stables to accommodate extra horses, paid locally
NB These are the main activities on offer at the Quinta, but the staff are flexible and happy to cater for a number of different group programs.
  • Monforte (Torre Palma Wine Hotel Restaurant & Spa, food shops, chemist, banks): 4 kms
  • Estremoz (Howards Folly Winery & Restaurant, castle, market, hypermarkets, health centre): 25 kms
  • Portalegre (hospital): 35 kms
  • Alter do Chão (Lusitano horses & falconry): 35 kms
  • Vila Viçosa (Royal Palace): 50 kms
  • Castelo de Vide & Marvão (castle towns): 55 kms
  • Elvas (UNESCO World Heritage Site, castle town, old library, restaurants, etc): 38 kms
  • Évora (UNESCO World Heritage Site, Bones Chapel, the Temple of Diana, churches, Fundação Eugénio de Almeida Winery & Museum, restaurants etc): 80 kms
  • Badajoz, Spain (golf): 55 kms
  • Cáceres, Spain (palaces & museums): 145 kms
  • Comporta (stunning expanse of sandy beaches within a nature reserve & great beach bars serving mostly fresh seafood – a great day out): 200 kms/approx. 2 hours drive
  • Lisbon Airport: 200 kms/approx. 2 hours drive


Weekdays (Monday to Friday) – €875 p/night, 3 nights minimum

Weekends €1,000 p/night, 3 nights minimum

  • Minimum 3 nights stay with flexible changeovers
  • Discount incentives for extended stays on request
  • Check-in after 15:00 hours; check-out before 11:00 hours
  • Extra services are subject to availability and should be booked well in advance especially in high season; no credit cards accepted locally, only cash
  • Barbeque use only allowed with supervised help (staff) due to fire risk
  • No parties for more than full capacity & strictly no smoking indoors (penalty equal to security deposit)
  • Children under the age of 5 years accepted only with a signed disclaimer
  • Non-refundable rental deposit of 30% required to reserve the property
  • Special “Covid19 Pandemic” flexi terms up to 9 weeks before the start of the rental date – option of changing to alternative dates up to the end of 2021, free of charge and subject to availability; although we recommend that you also be covered by Covid 19 related insurance similar to https://www.portugaltravelinsurance.com
  • Rental balance due 6 weeks prior to start date of rental
  • Security deposit of €500 for 3 days stay or €1,200 for longer rentals to be paid in advance of rental;  in exceptional cases & when pre-arranged, the security deposit can be paid at the property – this amount minus any applicable charges is refundable at the end of the holiday

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