Herdade de Maroteira

Redondo, Alto Alentejo
Self-catering
+351 266 909823


Borrow the dogs, stroll to the spring-fed pool, tuck into fresh fruit, honey and eggs at this lovely, friendly cork farm in the hills

Place

6 places

Sleeps

Sleeping from 2 – 4

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Tradition and family run deep in rural Alentejo, and nowhere more so than at this cork farm in the hills. Philip and Margarida are the fifth generation to strip their oaks by hand each June, keep chickens, sheep, cows, and let black pigs loose on the acorns (they give ‘porco preto’ its sweet taste). Oh, and Philip makes award-winning wine.

What a pleasure to buy the farm’s fresh fruit, honey, lamb and eggs and take a picnic to the estate’s highest point where views swoop over the forest. The handsome farmhouse is home to the family, with one half handed over to guests. If rustic and cosy is your thing, pick the shepherd’s cottage next door for its sunny sitting room and palm-shaded terrace. Stroll to the atmospheric spring-fed pool and discover fine craftsmanship in the ‘marble towns’. A gem.

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We think you'll love

  • Feasting on the fresh produce and wine from the farm
  • Jumping in the jeep for the cork production tour
  • That view from the infinity pool
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You should know

  • This is a working farm with dogs and animals
  • Bring your car so you can explore - there is no public transport

Essentials

  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 3pm
Check out
By 10.30am
Booking restrictions
Short breaks available. Pets by arrangement.
Closed
Never.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Property
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Meals
Breakfast €7.50. Dinner from €17.50. Restaurants in village.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €75
Weekly price
from €525
Surcharges
Extra bed/sofabed available at no charge.
1 Double
From €751 bedroom
1 Double
From €752 bedrooms
1 Cabin for 2
From €754 beds2 bedrooms
1 Triple
From €751 bedroom
1 Double
From €952 bedrooms
1 Cottage for 4
From €904 beds2 bedrooms

Accommodation

Reviews

We had a lovely time here. Phillip was very helpful as well as hospitable, cooking meals and giving us bottles of his delicious wine. It is an excellent base for exploring the area and even visiting Spain. Needless to say Evora and the neighbouring antiquities are outstanding. We still use the pottery we bought in the area. The birds we saw were wonderful. Our last morning was enlivened by a hoopoe and one evening we noticed a little owl on a tree as we drove I to the property. It stayed for several minutes while we took photos.

John, Ipswich

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Location

The neighbourhood

Stargazers, birdwatchers and walkers will love it here. Two-thirds of the farm is made up of cork oaks with cork the main produce of the farm. There are seasonal farm activities such as the wine harvest, sheep lambing and shearing and olive picking. During autumn and winter black pigs from Spain roam freely on the farm feeding on the acorns. You’re well-placed to discover the treasures of Portugal: Evora, Reguengos and Vila Visços just 30 minutes’ drive away.

Local points of interest from Philip Mollet

  • Herdade da Maroteira is a 540Ha working Cork Farm.Two thirds of the farm is made up of cork oaks with cork the main produce of the farm. Each year trees are manually stripped of the outer back after 10 years of growth.
  • There are other seasonal farm activities throughout the year such as the wine harvest, sheep lambing and shearing and olive picking. During autumn and winter black pigs from Spain, roam freely on the farm, feeding on the acorn.
  • While predominantly a hilly cork forest, a vineyard has recently been planted in an open valley producing Alicante Bouschet, Aragonêz, Touriga Nactional and Syrah quality grapes.
  • Maroteira Estate is a peaceful place to get back to nature with many walks varying in lengths making it possible for us to set you on a nice hike for the day with a picnic.
  • Guided tours ″Safari″ style on the back of a pickup/Ute, provides visitors with a detailed tour of Maroteira’s working farm which strives to preserve nature. The tour takes about 2 hrs
  • Maroteira is an excellent location as a base to discover the treasures of Portugal. Like Evora ,Reguengos and Vila Visços (all of which are with 30 mins drive).

Introducing

Philip Mollet

Philip and his family have owned the land here for generations. They’re as passionate about the cork production on the farm as they are about food and drink! You’ll be hard-pressed to not try the delicious homemade wine and meats produced on site. Philip and his troop of friendly dogs provide a very warm welcome to their home. The pups are happy to be ‘borrowed’ if you fancy a four-legged friend on your walk.