Wie en wat zijn wij

Who and what are we

We are a Dutch couple and although we have known each other since 1987 we’ve only been a couple since 2005. In 2006 we decided to start living together in Portugal. When we started our relationship Wim had lived in Portugal for more than 15 years. In 1993 he was visiting his parents in Portugal for a holiday and he has stayed there ever since. At first Wim owned an estate-agency, right now he is a partner in a company that owns a transport ship which sails across the Danube. Monique had previously owned a little hotel called ‘Hostellerie Hettenheuvel’ in the Netherlands (Achterhoek). She sold the hotel and moved with all her live-stock (donkeys and, dogs) to Portugal. We are now installed in the house bought by Wim´s parents. Since the property is quite large, we decided to take advantage of Monique´s experience and run it as a Bed and Breakfast.


January 2014, ready to receive guests

The part in the house destined for guests consists a suite, two rooms with a shared bathroom and a room with a private bathroom (bath). These bedrooms give on to a small sitting-room with provision for making tea or coffee. Around 4 pm some homemade delicacies will be served. On the property already is a small guesthouse which contains a bedroom, a bathroom, a drawing room and a kitchen and a private terrace. Around the house is a garden with two large outdoor rooms and an outdoor pool. If guests are interested we open the house for breakfast and dinner.

Winter 2014-2015

In October 2014, almost a year after we opened the Quinta for guests we carried out a short evaluation. This revealed that opening the house as a bed and breakfast worked well. Monique had missed her work more than she realized and Wim's worries about our privacy were all gone. At this point we like to give thanks to all last year´s guests for making it a good start and a memorable year. We have decided to no longer wait for the big project but to work within the possibilities we have. With a small change, just by moving a door, it was possible to make the former "servants room" part of the guest area, enabling us to achieve a single room, Quarto dos Solteiros (single persons room). Previously, this room was used mainly for washing and ironing but giving the garage a big clean-up, we ended up with a wonderful laundry and ironing place. Also useable for any guest who want to do some laundry. Also the couple that lived and works on the Quinta, decided it was time to buy something for themselves so that the house in which they lived became available. The house consists of two bedrooms, a bathroom, a living room, a large kitchen and private terrace. It is now prepared for receiving guests and called Quintinha do Sobreiro, after the giant cork tree under which it is situated.

 

Rooms

QUARTO DA BÓBADILHA
Double room
€ 57.50 per night

One bedroom with a bed of 1.80x2.00m
A bathroom with bath and shower
Heater in the room
Shared living room with coffee and tea facility
Bottled water available
WIFI
SUITE DAS ROSAS
Family room € 100.00 per night, three or four people, two bedrooms
€ 57.50 per night, one or two people, one bedroom

Two bedrooms, one with a bed of 1.80x2.00m and one with 2 beds of 0.90x200m
A bathroom with shower
Heaters in both the rooms
Shared living room with coffee and tea facility
Bottled water available
WIFI
QUARTO DOS SOLTEIROS
Single room
€ 45.00 per night

One bedroom with a bed of 1.10x2.00m
Bathroom with shower
Heater in the room
Shared living room with coffee and tea facility
Bottled water available
WIFI

 

Apartments

QUINTINHA DO SOBREIRO
four person apartment
€ 120,00 per night

Living room with fireplace, television and DVD player
Kitchen, fully equipped with ceramic hob, microwave, electric kettle, coffee machine, pans, cutlery and crockery
Two bedrooms, one with a bed of 1.60x2.00m and one with 2 beds of 0.90x200m
Bathroom with bath and shower
Heaters in all rooms
Prive terrasse
Bottled water available
WIFI
QUINTINHA ALENTEJANA
two person apartment
€ 62.50 per night

Sitting room with TV and DVD player
Kitchenette, fully equipped with ceramic hob, microwave, electric kettle, coffee machine, pans, cutlery and crockery
Bedroom, with two joined beds, each 1.00x1.90m
Bathroom with shower
Heaters in all rooms
Private terrace
Bottled water available
WIFI

 

Facilities

The house

A suite (Suite das Rosas), two bedrooms with a shared bathroom with shower
~ A twin room (Quarto de Bóbadilha) with a private bathroom with bath.
~ A single room (Quarto dos solteiros) with a private bathroom with shower.
These bedrooms lead on to a small sitting-room with provision for making tea or coffee. Around 4 pm some home-made delicacies are served. A selection of books on Portugal and some parlour games are available to use in this room. The living room in the library of the private part of the house are open in the mornings and in the evenings from 19:00 to 23:00.

Apartments

There are two apartments on the Quinta:
~ An apartment for two persons (Quintinha Alentejana) consists of a lounge, kitchen, bedroom, a bathroom with shower and private terrace.
~ An apartment for four persons (Quintinha do Sobreiro) consists of a lounge with fireplace, kitchen, two bedrooms, one bathroom with bath and private terrace.
Guests who stay in the apartments can make use of all the facilities of the Quinta.

The Quinta

For those who do not want to sit inside, the Quinta has several secluded terraces - one on the back of the house to take advantage of the morning sun and overlooking the garden and the Aqueduct. One at the front to take advantage of the afternoon sun. Next to the House, between the garden rooms there is a Terrace with a pool. The pool is 11m x 5.5m and at its deepest it is 1.6m. The complete surface of the Quinta is 7 hectares, a part of it is used for our animals and our vegetable garden. Approximately 1 hectare is cultivated for the ornamental garden.

Meals

Breakfast:
For guests wishing to have breakfast it will be served in the dining room of the house from08.30 am until 10.00 am.

Dinner:
Guests wishing to dine can dine together with us at our table. We would expect our guests around 7.30pm for a drink in the library and at 8 pm we serve dinner. This will be a set three course meal (starter, main course and desert). You can ask us what we serve that evening. The aperitif, a glass of wine (or something similar) and coffee/tea are included in the price of the dinner. For anything extra, a modest charge will be made. At 23.00 we conclude the evening.

WIFI

WIFI is freely available in the guest lounge, on the terraces and at the pool and in the apartments.

 

Photo impression

  • The House: Breakfast

  • The House: Living room

  • The House: Library

  • The House: Library

  • The House: Kitchen

  • The House: Garden room

  • The House: Garden room

  • The House: Christmas

  • The House: Christmas

  • The House: Christmas

  • The House: Christmas

  • The House: Christmas

  • Garden

  • Garden

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  • Garden

  • Garden

  • Swimming pool

  • Garden

  • Animals

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Animals

The animals at the Quinta

There are various animals on the Quinta. We have five dogs walking free, two Irish wolfhounds (very big, but they very much like people), one Rafeiro Alentejano (a guard dog that is very friendly during the day), 2 Dachshund (a small bread but very opinionated). In their own living area we have two pot-bellied pigs (for fun, not to eat) and four donkeys (two of them allow children to ride on them, the other two have only recently joined us).



Bring your own animal

With several animals of our own already on the property, we understand that our guests would like to bring their own. Guests are permitted to bring their own well-behaved pets. Well trained animals may stay with you in your room. If necessary, the animal can be left in the kennel when touristic excursions are planned.

 

Arrangementen December Holidays

Christmas package (€ 185.00 per person)

If you want to spend the Christmas holidays in a homely atmosphere with the fireplaces on, we gladly welcome you. The house is not only decorated with a tall Christmas tree, but also the other rooms, the bedrooms and apartments are decorated for Christmas. We expect participating guests during the day of the 24th of December and will welcome you in the library with a snack and a drink. At 19:30 we expect you back in the library and about eight o'clock we go to the table for a three-course dinner. On Christmas Day from 11.00 on we have brunch for you ready. At 16:00 we serve a high tea in the library with a glass of Espumante. At 20:00 we expect you beautifully dressed in the library for a drink, later we go to the table for a five-course dinner. Next morning there is a breakfast waiting for you. The dinners include appetizer and wine or something similar. You can expand the package at the normal rates.



New Year's package (€ 95.00 per person)

It is also possible to spend New Year's Eve with us in the same homey atmosphere with the fireplaces on. Included are an overnight stay, a four course dinner and of course a festive Espumante from the region during the passing of the year. The next morning from 11.00 on a brunch will be ready for you. The dinners include appetizer and wine or something similar. You can expand the package at the normal rates.