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“Bit of luck”

“How did you ever manage to find this?” all our guests ask when they first come to us for their holidays, impressed by nature, the quiet and the breath-taking views. “Well”, we tend to answer, “you need to look for it, don’t you, and you need a bit of luck”.
Eight years ago, we fell head over heels in love with Monte do Casarão. The monte “of the big House” lies smack in the middle of an impressive scenic area, far from the madding crowd and the traffic. By now, there are six houses, (unpaved) roads, there’s a swimming pool and there’s electricity, water, telephone and Internet. What makes Monte do Casarão really special is that all the houses have been built on mountains of their own, scattered across the monte. As a result, you’ll soon experience an optimal sense of freedom and peace.
In one of these houses, Casarão Velho, we have permanently reserved for ourselves. It also features as a group space. Casa Basta, Casa Marcanta, Casa Boa and Casa Valorosa have been designed for the holiday goer. Casarão Novo is available in special cases.
Below, you’ll find all the houses together at a glance. You can also find us on Google maps. For your satnav or GPS, you can enter the following coordinates: W 8° 36′ 25″; N 37° 28′ 15″

LOCATION AND OVERVIEW

  1. Casa Basta
  2. Casa Marcanta
  3. Casa Boa
  4. Casa Valorosa
  5. Casarão Novo
  6. Casarão Velho
  7. Zwembad

PAINTINGWEEK

Schilderen in Portugal * Carvalhal

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.s.

Painting weeks in 2020:

April 8 - April 15

September 30 - October 7

 

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NOVEMBER

November. The first púcaras spotted, picked and eaten. The púcara or parasol mushroom cannot be overlooked. It stands on a long stem and the hat is about 25 cm big. After the first rain in autumn it comes out of the ground in places where it has stood before. The ring around the stem is loose, so it is easy to recognise.
They are also tasty: put them through a beaten egg and the breadcrumbs and fry them like a schnitzel. One per person is enough.

 

 

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