Quercus House

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Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 6

Overview

Recommended Pool Modern Beach Nearby Ideal for Kids All Bedrooms En-Suite

Quercus House boasts a rural and peaceful location near the village of Muda, in the Comporta area of Portugal, ideal for active families and perfect for large group stays.

With a distinct and eye-catching design, the home has been constructed using traditional and eco-friendly building techniques. Examples of the materials used surround the property, as Quercus House is delightfully nestled in between pine and oak trees that are spread across 8.5 hectares.

Inside Quercus House, subtle nods to the quiet Portuguese beauty spot of Comporta can be found throughout the home. Neutral decor gives the house a fresh and welcoming feel, with the use of natural textures blending Quercus House seamlessly with its surroundings.

The home sleeps up to eight guests across five bedrooms and has six bathrooms too. Every room and bedroom opens out onto the gorgeous garden, allowing the Comporta sunshine to flood in and dance across the furniture. This design choice also allows a fresh breeze to cool the house during the hot weather - another example of the eco element of the home.

A high ceiling living room with plenty of comfy seats offers the perfect place to relax and unwind during your Portuguese villa holiday. A considered colour scheme of neutral tones is complemented by wicker furnishings and splashes of bright colour with the intriguing art. Enjoy views out to the charming meadow garden, inviting the outdoors in.

Further entertainment can be found in the games room, where guests will come across a home cinema with satellite TV, Bluetooth sound system, and games console, that kids (and adults too!) will love.

Alternatively, take advantage of the great outdoors that is right on your doorstep and make use of the bikes that come with Quercus House. Picturesque cycling routes can be found just a stone's throw away from the home.

There are also yoga mats - unwind with some gentle exercise between the lush cork and pine trees that surround Quercus House. Feeling competitive? Challenge your friends or family to a game of table football too.

Of course, you’ll probably be spending most of your holiday in the water - the swimming pool at Quercus House is undeniably inviting, especially on a warm day, and is lined with sunbeds to laze the day away. Enjoy your meals in the stylish covered terrace, which becomes floodlit at night for your comfort and convenience. A great place to take part in some serene star gazing. 

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What you should know…

  • Muda is a rural location, so renting a car is recommended.
  • There is air conditioning and central heating at Quercus House.
  • The grounds are fenced, for your privacy and security.

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ All Bedrooms En-Suite Ground Floor Bed & Bath Smart TV Satellite TV Cable TV DVD Working Fireplace Heating

Main Villa

Ground Floor
- Large living room with TV and access to the terrace
- Open plan dining area for 8 people and access to the terrace
- Fully equipped open plan kitchen with breakfast bar
- TV room
- Bedroom with double bed, ample storage space, access to a terrace and en-suite bathroom (featuring a bath)
- Bedroom with single bed, access to a terrace and en-suite bathroom (featuring a shower)
- Bedroom with single bed, access to a terrace and en-suite bathroom (featuring a shower)
- Bedroom with double bed, access to a terrace and en-suite bathroom
- Bedroom with double bed, access to a terrace and en-suite bathroom (featuring a shower)

Exterior Grounds
- Private infinity swimming pool
- Large terrace and garden area
- Dining area for 6 people
- Covered dining area for 8 people
- Various sun loungers
- Covered terrace
- Garden furniture
- Various parasols
- Private parking

Additional Facilities
- Wi-Fi connection
- Air conditioning
- Bicycles

Location

About the surrounding area of Quercus House
Beach Nearby Walk to Restaurant Canoeing/Kayaking Walking/Hiking Paths Horse Riding Outstanding Landscapes
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Despite being just a 1 hour and 15-minute drive from the capital of Lisbon, Comporta is a hidden gem in the Alentejo region that combines the lure of the coast with countryside living. While many simply embark on a road trip to the village when staying in Lisbon or one of the nearby resort towns, over the years, Comporta has grown in popularity with holidaymakers looking to stay exclusively in the area. The village invites visitors to step away from the bustle of city life, and embrace a more relaxed atmosphere.

This secret paradise has gained attention from celebrities, seeking an uninterrupted escape and peaceful holiday. Comporta is uniquely located between rice paddies and the Atlantic Ocean. The white-sand beaches and fishing cabins are iconic to this area of Portugal, prompting a slow and tranquil pace of life.

Make no mistake though - despite the absence of hoards of tourists and thumping nightclubs, there is still so much to see and do in Comporta and the surrounding area.

The epic waves make surfing by the vast beaches a popular activity, while restaurants and cafes offer an authentic taste of Portuguese cuisine. Foodies won’t want to leave without sampling the black pig meat, an Alentejo speciality that is used in many of the local dishes.

The land is also rich in wine and olive production thanks to the nearby Alqueva dam. Spend some time visiting the numerous vineyards surrounding Comporta, and pick up a souvenir or two.

Of course, the rice paddies neighbouring Comporta make the grain a local delicacy. When paired with fresh seafood plucked from the Atlantic coast, you have a range of mouthwatering meals to try.

Continue to look to the seas and you may even catch sight of dolphins, creatures well-known for gracing the area with their elegant beauty. Explore the Sado estuary in a catamaran for a greater chance of spotting them, alongside other marine life.

You can also explore the pine forests or do a spot of shopping in the local boutiques in the village, with many products made from Comporta’s famed cork oak.

Beyond Comporta, the capital city of Lisbon is easily reachable via car or train and a highly recommended day trip. Just 20 minutes drive south of Comporta is the charming town of Melides, home to picturesque blue-painted houses, a covered market, and the breathtaking Melides Lagoon. Neighbouring Comporta, and again just a 10-15 minute drive, is Troia, an area that boasts one of the best golf courses in Europe and a marina that is perfect for windsurfing and sailing.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Lisbon Airport

(127km)

Nearest Village Muda

(1.9km)

Nearest Town Carvalhal

(6.6km)

Nearest Restaurant Sem Porta

(200m)

Nearest Supermarket Minimercado Matias Carvalhal

(6.4km)

Nearest Beach Praia do Carvalhal

(9.5km)

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Quercus House is great for a child-friendly family holiday, complete with ample outdoor space and well-equipped games room that will keep them more than happy and entertained.

Older kids are sure to make use of the pool and sun-deck areas - the only problem you’ll have is getting them to come out of the water!

The gorgeous beaches near to Muda and in the Comporta are another great reason to holiday at Quercus House. Enjoy a quick and easy family day out in these stunning and quiet locations, before returning home to the peaceful lure of Quercus House.

The Alentejo region is a great place to holiday with children, and families with kids will love the huge amount of activities on offer in the Comporta area.

Mostly designed to take advantage of the unique nature of Comporta, your kids will witness the joy of the outdoors in unique, once-in-a-lifetime experiences.

Horse-riding is a popular activity in Comporta, with several companies providing the experience. Climb aboard your new four-hooved friend and explore the exceptional landscape and exquisite views. Your guide will tailor your trail depending on your interests, taking you through the rice paddies and pine forests before reaching the paradise-like beach.

As well as horses, some companies also offer canoe tours and bike rentals. The cycle tires are prepared for the thick sand of the region, meaning your family can easily enjoy more of the Troian Peninsula.

Alternatively, there’s also the chance to kayak up the Vala Real, the main water supply channel to the rice fields, in an exciting group tour. Your kids will have great fun noticing the diversity of the wildlife along the river banks.

If your children have never surfed before, the gentle waves make Comporta a fantastic place to try it. Many surf schools operate in the area, offering classes for beginners too.

It wouldn’t be a visit to Comporta without a visit to the Museo do Arroz (the Rice Museum), which gives a detailed look at the history of the food in the region. Finish your day with lunch in the adjoining cafe - a rice dish, of course!

Pack a picnic and enjoy a family beach day on one of the nearby Blue Flag awarded beaches. Pego and Carvalhal are also a short drive away, the former being recognised as one of the best beaches in the world thanks to its secluded sand dunes. The Carvalhal sea is also calm and peaceful, with no buildings around. Here, your kids can truly let loose and run free.

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Kid-friendly excursions
  • Beach Nearby
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Horse Riding

Onsite Facilities

  • DVD
  • Fenced Grounds

Extras

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting/childcare services

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €500 charged to client’s credit card before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 3pm
Departure time 11am
End of stay cleaning included? Extra 180€ paid locally by cash or bank transfer on arrival. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Linen & towels included? Bed linen, bath and pool towels are included in the rental price.
Energy costs included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Heating costs included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Internet access? Wi-Fi internet access included in rental price.
Minimum stay 7 nights in peak season; 3 nights the rest of the year
Changeover day Saturday in peak season; any day the rest of the year
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Smoking Allowed? Not permitted inside the property.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, personal belongings, public liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Aug 9th 2022 - Sep 1st 2022 - £11,872
Sep 1st 2022 - Jan 1st 2023 £5,636 £7,890
Jan 1st 2023 - Jul 16th 2023 £5,636 £7,890
Jul 16th 2023 - Sep 1st 2023 - £11,872
Sep 1st 2023 - Feb 10th 2024 £5,636 £7,890

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Aug 9th 2022 - Sep 1st 2022 - €13,211
Sep 1st 2022 - Jan 1st 2023 €6,271 €8,780
Jan 1st 2023 - Jul 16th 2023 €6,271 €8,780
Jul 16th 2023 - Sep 1st 2023 - €13,211
Sep 1st 2023 - Feb 10th 2024 €6,271 €8,780

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Aug 9th 2022 - Sep 1st 2022 - $13,464
Sep 1st 2022 - Jan 1st 2023 $6,392 $8,948
Jan 1st 2023 - Jul 16th 2023 $6,392 $8,948
Jul 16th 2023 - Sep 1st 2023 - $13,464
Sep 1st 2023 - Feb 10th 2024 $6,392 $8,948

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

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