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Alentejo is a south-central region of Portugal. Its name's origin, "Além-Tejo", literally translates to "Beyond the Tagus" or "Across the Tagus". The region is separated from the rest of Portugal by the Tagus river, and extends to the south where it borders the Algarve. Alentejo is a region known for its polyphonic singing groups, comparable to those found on Sardinia and Corsica.

Its main cities are Évora (region's capital), Santarém (formerly belonging to Ribatejo region), Portalegre, Beja, and Sines.

The landscape is mostly one of soft rolling hills and plains, with cork oaks and olive trees, or the occasional vine. To the east of Portalegre is the Parque Natural da Serra de São Mamede, a Nature Park Area that includes charming medieval villages that have changed very little from those days. In the south near Mértola is another Nature Park Area named Parque Natural do Vale Guadiana. This is mainly uninhabited and a contrast to the other above. To the west, the coastal strip that runs from the port of Sines down to Cabo de São Vicente is the Southwest Alentejo and Vicentine Coast Natural Park.

Casa da Torre (Ref: 23752) Self catering country house in Aldeia da Conceicao, Portugal
Seducing small rural white manor house, surrounded by walls, at the edge of a small village, where we are welcomed and pampered by the locals. Although only 1 1/2 hours from Lisbon, it makes us feel we are far far away. The buildings and decoration somehow remind us of North Africa. The unspoilt surroundings – like the working windmill – makes us feel in the early XXth century! Built in 1889 by wealthy farmers the house was recently recovered using traditional materials (taipa), that preserve the indoor temperature cool in the summer and cosy in winter. 5 kms away in the typpical old town of Messejana, you can find restaurants, newspapers, a bank, a drugstore and other kind of stores. Also 5kms away you have the “Monte da Rocha” lake, where you can swim, fish, and practice non-motorised water sports. “Casa da Torre” is located in the small village of Conceição, with a population of 60 inhabitants.  Sleeps 12
Casa Campo e Praia (Ref: 64085) Self catering villa in Alcácer do Sal, Portugal
Fabulous villa with swiming pool and big garden integrated in a natural reserved area, 12 km from the Atlantic beaches of Alentejo cost, Comporta. the property is located in the turistic resort of Herdade do Montalvo, in the middle of a nature reserve. The resort has tennis courts and horse riding facilities. The Villa has 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a small sitting room with a sofa bed, a mezanine with 2 beds overlooking the main livingroom, sleeping in total 9 persons. The main living has a fireplace and there is air conditioned through out the villa. A big sunny terrace opens to the swiming pool and gardens.   Sleeps 9.
Monte do Salgadito 60076 (Ref: 64394) Self catering country house in Cercal do Alentejo, Portugal
Beautiful country house in typical Alentejo style, 5 Km from Cercal (shopping facilities), 15 minutes from the beaches of Milfontes and 30 minutes from Porto Covo. The area is ideal for walks or bicycle rides, the nearby beaches are inserted in the protected area of the Natural Park of Costa Vicentina, often providing astonishing landscapes, and local restaurants have a wide offer of regional dishes, including fish and shellfish. It is 150 km from Faro airport and 180 km from Lisbon airport. Furnished in typical Alentejo style, with wood ceilings and totally equipped, the house consists of 3 double rooms, 1 mezzanine with 2 twin beds and 1 single sofa bed, 2 bathrooms, living room with TV (national channels only), open fireplace and double sofa bed, dining area and fully equipped open plan kitchen. Sleeps 10.
Quinta do Escrivão - Sr. Joaquim, Évora, Alentejo (Ref: 65241) Self catering country house in Évora
Nice small plot at 2km from Évora’s center with an excellent swimming pool and yard. A very interesting spot for whom that search the quiet, but also want to dispose of what that Évora has to offer. “Évora deserves a passionate visit it offers signs of what had been raised among the centuries: monumental churches, historic squares, white houses, medieval streets… At the outside areas, nature embraces cornfields, hills, lagoons and small rivers, lonely sightseeing of an unimaginable beauty… Their friendly people, the typical handcraft, the rich gastronomy, the traditions, the smells and tastes that characterize this beautiful region wait for you!”   Sleeps 3.
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