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    Santa Clara a Velha Holiday Finca, Beja District, Alentejo/Plains, Portugal

    Lakeside Lodge, Remote Lakeside lodge set in Portugals unspoilt countryside.

    From
    €90
    per night

    • Lakeside Lodge, Certainly a room with a view!, Image 1

      Certainly a room with a view!  (1/28)

    • Lakeside Lodge, View from the Royal Salon, Image 2

      View from the Royal Salon  (2/28)

    • Lakeside Lodge, Javali, our Family Suite, Image 3

      Javali, our Family Suite  (3/28)

    • Lakeside Lodge, If you have all the time in the world, Image 4

      If you have all the time in the world  (4/28)

    • Lakeside Lodge, Spring in the Alentejo, Image 5

      Spring in the Alentejo  (5/28)

    • Lakeside Lodge, The East Wing, Image 6

      The East Wing  (6/28)

    • Lakeside Lodge, Inside and outside blend into one, Image 7

      Inside and outside blend into one  (7/28)

    • Lakeside Lodge, A gentle mix of European styles, Image 8

      A gentle mix of European styles  (8/28)

    • Lakeside Lodge, The Stone House, Image 9

      The Stone House  (9/28)

    • Lakeside Lodge, Mushrooming in the Autoom, Image 10

      Mushrooming in the Autoom  (10/28)

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    • Lakeside Lodge, The lake is warm, safe and super un-crowded!, Image 12

      The lake is warm, safe and super un-crowded!  (12/28)

    • Lakeside Lodge, Jasmin covers the West Wing, Image 13

      Jasmin covers the West Wing  (13/28)

    • Lakeside Lodge, Senhor Adriano and his sheep, Image 14

      Senhor Adriano and his sheep  (14/28)

    • Lakeside Lodge, Our Neighbour and his chicken, Image 15

      Our Neighbour and his chicken  (15/28)

    • Lakeside Lodge, Canoes and SUPs are included in your stay, Image 16

      Canoes and SUPs are included in your stay  (16/28)

    • Lakeside Lodge, The lounging-lawn beside the bar is aptly nam, Image 17

      The lounging-lawn beside the bar is aptly nam  (17/28)

    • Lakeside Lodge, Dinner is served , Image 18

      Dinner is served   (18/28)

    • Lakeside Lodge, Professionally guided Birding trips available, Image 19

      Professionally guided Birding trips available  (19/28)

    • Lakeside Lodge, The Quintas Water Rail Hide near the village, Image 20

      The Quintas Water Rail Hide near the village  (20/28)

    • Lakeside Lodge, Lake view, Image 21

      Lake view  (21/28)

    • Lakeside Lodge, A myriad of nooks and crannies to hide away, Image 22

      A myriad of nooks and crannies to hide away  (22/28)

    • Lakeside Lodge, Sun or shade? The choice is yours, Image 23

      Sun or shade? The choice is yours  (23/28)

    • Lakeside Lodge, The Honeymoon-suite, Image 24

      The Honeymoon-suite  (24/28)

    • Lakeside Lodge, Early morning Yoga before a pre-breakfast swi, Image 25

      Early morning Yoga before a pre-breakfast swi  (25/28)

    • Lakeside Lodge, If you really want to get away from it all!, Image 26

      If you really want to get away from it all!  (26/28)

    • Lakeside Lodge, The Quinta is an oasis of tranquility, Image 27

      The Quinta is an oasis of tranquility  (27/28)

    • Lakeside Lodge, night skies at the Quinta are a wonder, Image 28

      night skies at the Quinta are a wonder  (28/28)

    Lakeside Lodge

    Finca Ref: 01121

    • Sleeps 28
    • Catering Available
    • 10 Bedrooms
    • Smoking Allowed
    • 9 Bathrooms
    • Pets Allowed
    • Unspoilt heaven
      At the lake
      Home-cooking
    • Car not essential
      Wheelchair
      Changeover
      Flexible

    Nearest Airport: Faro (130km)

    Description

    Owned and managed by extrovert ex-pat Frank, this property, hidden away in a mature fruit and flower garden, has ten en-suite bedrooms overlooking mosquito-free Santa Clara Lake.

    Most of the delicious home-made meals are served in a wonderful dining room that seems to hang above the organic garden stretching down to the warm, clear waters of the lake and the conversation around the dinner table, made easier by the extensive wine list, is lively and interesting.

    The surrounding countryside is ideal for walking while the lake offers one the chance of boating or swimming, but, amongst the many activities on offer at the Quinta, such as Swedish or Shiatsu massage, the one not to miss is surely a nature walk with the owner; Frank is an ornithological guide for the whole of southern Portugal and his love, knowledge and enthusiasm for the countryside where hes lived for over 20 years is addictive.

    Nearby, Santa Clara village itself is quiet, clean and beautiful and the inhabitants friendly. The local roads are mainly traffic-free and in good condition, ideal for those wishing to explore nearby localities such as the Plains to the east or the coast to the west.

    The property is isolated and quite hard to find without detailed directions, so please make sure you visit the Quintas site to download these before leaving home.

    Location of holiday rental in Santa Clara a Velha, Beja District, Alentejo/Plains

    Holiday Type: Beach, Rural, Lake/Riverside, Family
    Local Activities: Swimming/Watersports, Walking, Fishing, Cycling/Mountain Biking, Local Market
    Nearest Airport: Faro
    Lisbon
    130km
    250km
    Nearest Railway Station: Santa Clara a Velha / Saboia 18km
    Nearest Bus Station: Santa Clara a Velha 12km
    Nearest Beach: Barragem Santa Clara a Velha 0.0km
    Nearest Pub/Restaurant: Restaurant at the Quinta 0.0km

    Location description

    The Quinta itself is set in a beautiful lakeside location in central Portugal.
    The surrounding countryside is a patchwork of Cork oak forests, ("Montados"), and self-sufficient homesteads, small farms and eucalyptus forests. It is in a wonderful birdwatching area and the Quinta's owner is a Birdwatching Guide, running guided birdwatching trips throughout the year covering the whole of Southern Portugal.
    Sailing or canoeing - they're both included in the price of your stay, (as are bicycles and the sauna), and the views over the lake bring a new surprise every minute.
    But it's not just nature and water lovers who benefit from the Quinta's geographical location in this sparsely populated region - the roads of the area, with beautiful sweeping curves and very little traffic, bring motorcyclists from all over the world and the Quinta's staff are always on hand to promote their favorite rides!

    Other activities

    The Quinta really is an ideal place for a break away from it all. With plenty of space all around you and a total absence of man-made noise it's the perfect venue to unwind on a holiday break whether you bring children or not. With various activities and specialists in residence you'll always have something to interest you if you want to be active, and space for peace and quiet if you wish to chill out.
    There are Well Being courses with accredited therapists, and a resident Shiatsu masseuse is always on hand and willing to smooth away those city stresses even when the Quinta's not running a course; of course the Quinta's sauna, close to the lake, is very much in demand!

    Local events

    Santa Clara Market every 3rd Saturday of the month.

    Tourist attractions

    The lake, right on your doorstep and one of the largest in Europe, (with an average summer temperature of 82F), is a refreshing, (and unpolluted), change from the sea, but for those who like beaches, the Algarve, as well as the spectacularly unspoilt West Coast, is only an hour away.

    Though close to the Algarve, it's relatively unknown, with a busy day being the sight of over five boats, and in the summer the Quinta's mature fruit and flower gardens lead guests down to the shore where a variety of watersports are on offer, overlooked by the lawns close to the water's edge.

    Directions

    The Quinta can be easily accessed by road. There are regular trains from Lisbon or Faro, both of which are serviced by scheduled or charter flights from most major airports.
    Guests can arrange their own car hire or they can be collected from the airport (Faro is 1 1/2 hours drive away, Lisbon about two and a half). The Quinta is happy to arrange road transfers between the airport or the local railway station.
    The Quinta is located in the Lower ("Baixo") Alentejo. As the crow flies, it is about 40 km from the West or South coasts.

    Accommodation, Facilities and Services

    Suitability: Smoking Allowed, Pets Allowed
    General: Central heating, Internet Access, Beach equipment, Sports equipment, Bicycles, Sauna
    Boats free for guests, Table tenis, Birdwatching, Guided walks, Shiatsu
    Bedrooms: 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 28
    8 Double/s with ensuite, 1 Single/s with ensuite, 1 Twin/s with ensuite, 1 Cot/s
    The ten bedrooms are airy, cool and comfortable. Decoration is a gentle mix of Portuguese and English and the overall feeling is simple and welcoming.
    Bathrooms: 9 Bathroom/s
    9 Bath/s, 9 Shower/s, 9 Wash basin/s, 9 Toilets/s, 9 Bidet/s
    All en suite bathrooms are spacious.
    Lounge: Seating for 28 people
    CD Player, Tape player, Board Games, Books/Magazines, Selection of Music
    The Quinta really is an ideal place for a break away from it all. With plenty of space all around you and a total absence of man-made noise it's the perfect venue to unwind on a holiday break whether you bring children or not.
    Dining Area: Seating for 28 people , High chair
    The Dining Room isn't called the Royal Salon for nothing.
    Kitchen/Utility: Much of the excellent home-made food is fresh from the organic garden; honey from the hives on the hillside, free-range eggs from our local chickens, bread baked daily with flour from the local mill and, of course, fish from the lake.
    Outdoors: BBQ, Private garden, Shared garden, Terrace, Sunloungers, Patio table, Patio chairs, Sunshade
    Set in a beautiful lakeside location, the Quinta is surrounded by unspoilt countryside with a wide variety of wildlife and rare birds in its gardens and environs. The Quinta has eight double en-suite rooms and two Family Suites.
    Access: Car not essential, Wheelchair, Off road parking, Secure parking, Private car park
    The Quinta can be easily accessed by road. There are regular trains from Lisbon or Faro, both of which are serviced by scheduled or charter flights from most major airports. Guests can arrange their own car hire or they can be collected from the airport (Faro is 1 1/2 hours drive away, Lisbon about two and a half). The Quinta is happy to arrange road transfers between the airport or the local railway station.
    Services: Daily maid, Linen provided, Towels provided, Cleaning included, Laundry included
    We provide you with a very flexible service in a friendly and informal but professional atmosphere
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Packed lunches, Evening meal
    The Quinta provides a flexible, personalised service, and prides itself on its ability to respond to individual needs.
    Facilities in each room: Ensuite

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    Rates

    Price quoted in £ Sterling
    Period Per Night Breakfast Included Minimum Stay
    Mid Season Single occupancy in Aguia €90Yes2 Days
    High Season Single occupancy in Aguia €115Yes2 Days
    Mid Season Double occupancy in Aguia €100Yes2 Days
    High Season Double occupancy in Aguia €125Yes2 Days
    Mid Season Single occupancy in Double or Twin €100Yes2 Days
    High Season Single occupancy in Double or Twin €130Yes2 Days
    Mid Season in Double or Twin Room for 2 Persons €115Yes2 Days
    High Season in Double or Twin Room for 2 Persons €140Yes2 Days
    Mid Season in Family Suite or Honeymoon Suite €140Yes2 Days
    High Season in Family Suite or Honeymoon Suite €170Yes2 Days
    Extra bed at any time of year (cots are for free) €25Yes2 Days

    Please Note: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion. Currency conversions are not guaranteed to be accurate.

    Deposit/Booking Notes

    All the prices shown above include breakfast and the use of bicycles, canoes, sailing dinghy, pedaloes and sauna.
    There is a 25% group discount of any reservation that takes 3 rooms or more for 4 nights or more at any time apart from High Season or at New Year.

    A 10% discount will be applied to rooms booked within 1 week of arrival.
    Deposits are needed to reserve any room at the Quinta. This can be done via PayPal, (via the "Book Online" page of this site), or to our UK or Portuguese accounts. Please note though that there is an additional 5% Banking Charge when paying via PayPal and a 5% Currency Conversion Charge if paying to our UK account. There is no charge for payment in euros to our Portuguese account. Should you wish to pay to either our Portuguese or British accounts we will send you the details by email.

    The standard deposit is 25% with a minimum of the equivalent of 2 night's stay. Once accepted, this deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable except in exceptional cases and cancellations within two weeks prior to arrival incur the full cost of the nights reserved.

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    Owner Details

    Contact Frank McClintock

    Owner Name:
    Frank

    Property Ref:
    01121

    Languages Spoken:
    English/Portugese/German/French

    Preferred Contact Method:
    Enquiry Form

    Telephone Number

    Primary Telephone:
    00351283933065

    Owner joined website:
    19 February 2009

    Property listed since:
    28 February 2009

    Link to owners website:
    paradise-in-portugal.com

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    Owner Details

    Contact Frank McClintock

    Owner Name: Frank

    Property Ref: 01121

    Languages Spoken: English/Portugese/German/French

    Preferred Contact Method: Enquiry Form

    Telephone Number

    Primary Telephone: 00351283933065

    Owner joined website: 19 February 2009

    Property listed since: 28 February 2009

    Link to owners website: paradise-in-portugal.com

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    Lakeside Lodge

    Finca Ref: 01121

    • Sleeps 28
    • Catering Available
    • 10 Bedrooms
    • Smoking Allowed
    • 9 Bathrooms
    • Pets Allowed
    • Unspoilt heaven
      At the lake
      Home-cooking
    • Car not essential
      Wheelchair
      Changeover
      Flexible

    Nearest Airport: Faro (130km)

    From
    €90
    per night

    Owner Details

    Owner Name:
    Frank

    Property Ref:
    01121

    Languages Spoken:
    English/Portugese/German/French

    Preferred Contact Method:
    Enquiry Form

    Telephone Number

    Primary Telephone:
    00351283933065

    Owner joined website:
    19 February 2009

    Property listed since:
    28 February 2009

    Link to owners website:
    paradise-in-portugal.com

    Please mention theholidaylet.com and be aware of time differences if making contact by phone.

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