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Vacation Home



Beautiful vacation home in the heart of Portugal's Alentejo. Cradled in a quiet valley of Santa Maria da Devesa, between the medieval castle towns of Castelo de Vide and Marvão. The house is a lovingly restored  pre-historic "round house", dating back to the Celtic occupation during the iron age (800-400 b.c.).  Amongst it's surrounds are ancient remnants of human activities reaching far back in time. Situated on a granite outcrop with unique views of the surrounding terrain, of a special part of the Serra de São Mamede national park. An area with abundant history, nature and tranquility. The park has its own microclimate and is a host for an array of unique flora and fauna. Many migrating birds harbour here! Beyond the rolling granite hills the eye is brought to the medieval castle of Marvão.

We restored the house using ecological materials to offer you all the comfort you need in a vacation home.  Whether you'd like to unplug in quiet nature, visit medieval towns and castles, enjoy the rich gastronomic culture of the Alentejo, here you can do that while staying in a 2000 year-old  home laden with history.


About the House

The roundhouse was restored as a loft-style vacation home (perfect for couples). The main floor offers a fully equipped kitchen, dining/sitting room (with a sofa-bed) and toilet/shower room. The higher level is a bedroom with king sized bed. Heating is supplied by wood burning stove and water is solar heated. The house has well water, 4G internet and good mobile signal. The outside area has oak/citrus trees, a seasonal herb and vegetable garden, ornamental garden and a bamboo grove shower. Ample place for leisure.  


What We Offer



The house has a spacious bedroom (1 king size bed) and living area, a fully equipped kitchenette, and a bathroom with shower.



The house is heated by a wood burning oven in the winter, we provide complementary firewood.



Nature is our backyard. The property is surrounded by pristine Alentejo landscape on all sides. Additionally we maintain a garden with native decorative plants, vegetables and herbs for you to enjoy. 

Free Wifi


Free, unlimited Wifi.

Outdoor Shower


Outdoor shower hidden away in a lush bamboo groove which offers refreshment on hot summer days. You shower water won't go to waste as is naturally waters our bamboo grove. 


There is a washing machine for your use. 



We provide towels and linens.






The area has many marked nature hiking trails, including stretches on old Roman Roads. There are also options for guided hikes. Read on for some suggestions in the area. More...

Castle Sightseeing

The border between Portugal and Spain might be open these days, but a long history of rivalry has flecked the area with many medieval castles and military fortifications. Read on for information on a few of our favourite castles in the area. More...


The Alentejo is known for its hearty food, sweets, and wines. Read on for some suggestions for local restaurants, as well as some information on the regional wine and gastronomy routes. More...

Swimming and Canoeing

More information coming soon...

Bird Watching

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Horseback Riding 

Caballos Marvão offers trail riding on the slopes of Marvão castle and children activities for riders of all skill levels. 


More information coming soon...

Rail Biking

More information coming soon...


Hunt down some of the area's megalithic  or medieval monuments by car or bike with these Geocaches.


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