Holiday in Portugal Alentejo: Welcome to Monte do Casarão

Monte do Casarão, our pride and joy, is an 86-acre rural estate in the southwest of Portugal. It is situated in the province of Alentejo Baixo, not too far from the West-Atlantic coast, next to the Parque Natural da Costa Vicentina. At Monte do Casarão you will find six cottages which we rent out to holidaymakers. They are typical Alentejo farms: white walls, red roofs, touches of blue and a delightful living terrace with an outdoor kitchen.

A hill of your own

Monte do Casarão lies smack in the middle of a nature reserve, miles away from anywhere. The last mile or so of the way you’ll find yourself driving a country lane. The cottages are architect-designed, stylish yet practical and fitted with all modern conveniences. The cottages are scattered across the estate and have a view to sigh for. What makes it that bit more special is that they are all built on their own mountains. Go on, admit it: we all want a hill of our own.

86 acres of bliss

What can Monte do Casarão offer you? Exactly what made us decide to move there: a stunning countryside, absolute privacy, absolute peace and quiet. Close by you’ll find wonderful beaches, lovely villages and far too many sights to see in one holiday.

Unforgettable

When you arrive, the ‘donos de casa’ will give you a hearty welcome. They will do their utmost to render your stay unforgettable. If you wish they can even arrange breakfast in bed. But there is more: a week’s free stay is put up for raffle among our 2016 guests.

Enjoy our website and maybe you’ll soon enjoy Monte do Casarão. We hope we may welcome you there. Wynand, Nel and Lies

Monte do Casarão:
The Movie

A video shows Monte do Casarão and its surroundings in a different way from pictures. It will give you a better idea of what it’s like here.
Many local entrepreneurs have collaborated on the video free of charge. A good reason to mention them here by name:
Anke Ruschhaupt (Ecotrails canoe, mountain bike and e-bike rentals)
Beatriz in Odemira (Chocolates de Beatriz, handmade, scrumptiously beautiful chocolates)
Délia Rodrigues (Academia D’artes, power fitness, Zumba and Pilates classes)
Simone Höllriegl (horses and riding lessons)

Moreover, we’d like to thank Marco Mühlen and Sabine Matthiesen for their professional advice. Furthermore, thanks to all the guests who were willing to adjust their plans in order to step in as extras.

Cinematography Jaromir Wimmer Pro-Motion, assisted by Luís Noutela, Music Adrian Berenguer, Field producer Bas Riemslag, Screenplay Nel Schimmer

PAINTINGWEEK

Twice a year- once in spring and once in autumn - Monte do Casarão organizes a painting week. The course is for beginners and advanced students. You can paint or sketch using any technique and any materials you like. The Dutch Jenny Helder will support and coach the students during both art weeks.

Painting weeks in 2019:

April 11 - April 18

October 3 - October 10

 

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Schilderweek Monte do Casarao

October. Fixed item in October, just before the autumn break, is always the painting week. This time there is something to celebrate: already for the 20th time, Monte do Casarão is a week-long an outdoor painting place, where the students have to work hard, but where they can also relax, enjoy the sun and be served.

The key to the painting week is teacher Jenny Helder. Every painting week (now for the 20th time) she comes specially from the Netherlands to Monte do Casarão to teach, with as much enthusiasm and animation as when she came the first time. The students continue to come back. For now we will go on with this topper.

For the record: the course of April 2019 is as good as full.

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Monte do Casarão

Tropische storm Leslie is gelukkig aan ons voorbij gegaan. Net boven Lissabon is ze aan land gegaan. We hadden ons wel goed voorbereid: alles wat weg kon waaien hadden we opgeruimd, stoelen platgelegd, luiken en ramen dicht gedaan, zwakke plekken nog eens extra vastgesjord.
Van harde wind en windstoten hebben we niet veel last gehad. Het heeft wel hard geregend. In 2 uur tijd is er 20 mm. gevallen. Even spannend was nog wel of Wynand thuis kon komen. Hij was naar Nederland geweest (50-jarig huwelijk van zijn broer) en het was nog maar de vraag of hij ´s avonds op Faro kon landen. En of de wegen begaanbaar waren.
Maar ook dat is (ook al heeft de reis wat langer geduurd) goed afgelopen.
De schade in Portugal tot nu toe; 27 gewonden, 1890 incidenten waarvan de meeste veroorzaakt door vallende bomen, 67 personen zonder huis (het overgrote deel in het district Coimbra), veel bomen omgewaaid, duizenden mensen zonder stroom, 55 aardverschuivingen, 98 overstromingen, beschadigde gebouwen en natuurlijk weggewaaide auto´s en gecancelde vluchten.
Het weer verandert overal, dat is zo klaar als een klontje.
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