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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

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 2018:

April 16 - April 23

October 4 - October 11

 

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JULY

Vakantie in Portugal Monte do Casarao

July is the month of harvesting the cork. The cork oak is the only tree whose bark can be picked up whole. Once in a ten-year period, the tree can be harvested. That is why  there is painted the number of the year on each peeled tree, so that the peeler knows when the ten years are over.

Cork is hand work. It happens with the greatest of care. Cork is precious. Portugal is the largest exporter of Cork. On our website you can find more about Cork. One of our guests has also a nice video made about it.

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