Press House - Quinta da Alcaidaria-Mor
Sleeps Max: 6
Internal Area in m2:
Plot Size in m2:
Car Parking: FREE
Is Car Hire Advised: Yes
Portugal Holiday Apartments
The house and its grounds have been exquisitely converted into holiday apartments. Located in the Ourem region of Portugal, the area is teeming with history. The legend of Oureana was disclosed by Frei Bernardo de Brito in the 'Chronicle of the Cistercian Order "(Book VI, Chapter I).
In a surprise attack at AlcÃ¡cer, in 1158, the Christian GonÃ§alo Hermigues, with his companions, kidnapped the Moorish princess named FÃ¡tima and took her to the Mountain range of Aire. It was later changed to the name of the princess.
Later in captivity, the Moor fell in love with the Christian princess and they decided to baptize themselves in to order for them to marry. in the Baptism, they changed their names to Oureana. Hence, according to legend, the Village OurÃ©m in Oureana was named after them.
Going through the cedar grove that leads to Quinta da Alcaidaria-MÃ³r is just the first step to enter an universe full of history and tradition: the home of the AlvaiÃ¡zere family. In this 17th century manor house, some pages of history have been written, from the Napoleonic Invasions to the Order of Malta. Even D. Nuno Ãlvares Pereira, in 1385, prayed in the small chapel that is now part of the Quinta, asking for Saint Luzia's divine protection on his way to Aljubarrota battle where he would obtain a glorious victory.
It's a bucolic scenery of peace and quiet that in the recent years became the stage for Alexandra Lencastre and RogÃ©rio Samora, during the shooting of the Portuguese film âO Delfimâ, by director Fernando Lopes.
Bed and Breakfast
Breakfast is served between 8am and 10.30am in the living room of the main house.
- Several types of bread
- Milk, coffee and tea
- Natural orange juice
- Cheese, ham and sausage
- of pickled pork
- Several jams
General FeaturesCable/Satelite TV, CD Player, DVD Player, Hair Dryer, Internet,
Outside FacilitiesBBQ, Garden, Loungers, Outside Dining, Pool, Table/Chairs,
Local Activities and SuitabilityBike Paths, Children, Countryside, Communal Pool, Restaurants/Bars, Small Shops,
Kitchen and Dining FacilitiesCooker, Cutlery, Dishwasher, Dining Table, Freezer, Fridge, Gas Fuel, Grill, Microwave, Toaster, Washing Machine,
Bedroom and Bathroom Facilities2 Bedrooms, 1 Double Beds, 2 Single Beds, Free Linen, 1 Bathrooms, Free Towels,