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Monte da Fornalha
Rural Guesthouse
Estremoz/Borba - Alentejo - Portugal
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Monte da Fornalha, Rural Guest House, Estremoz, Portugal
Beautiful Rural Guesthouse - Estremoz / Borba

Location:
Nestled between the city of Estremoz and the village of Borba, famous for its wines.  Only some 175 Kms from Lisbon and 40 Kms from Spain, right in the heart of the history of Portugal. 

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Beautiful Guesthouse - single and double Bedrooms - shared and private baths (Sleeps 12 comfortably).

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Monte da Fornalha was the rural house of the local Blacksmith, and has been restored and transformed from a state of ruin into a beautiful Guesthouse, with modern comforts, where you may enjoy precious moments all year round.

Monte da Fornalha, with its large Alentejana chimneys, nestles between the city of Estremoz and the village of Borba, famous for its wines, surrounded by olive groves, vineyards and mature walnut and cork trees, in the Alentejo, Portugal's "Provence". 

Only some 175 Kms from Lisbon and 40 Kms from Spain, right in the heart of the history of Portugal the location is ideal for visiting famous sites and exploring little known countryside. 

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Orlanda greets you at the door and leads you into the lounge. Large and airy in the heat of Summer, or warm and cosy around the enormous fireplace in Winter, the guesthouse is welcoming all through the year. The day begins with a good breakfast, including home-made jams made from fruit harvested on the land, local breads and cheeses. This may be served in the grand Dining Room or taken "alfresco" The six bedrooms all have large ensuite bathrooms and central heating. Five of them have their own independent entrances from the gardens. Decorated with imagination, they reflect the rustic style of the Alentejo of yesteryear. 

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Local Markets. Restaurants. 
Famous sites and exploring little known countryside. 

Activities in the Area
In the gentle days of Spring when the Alentejo is in full bloom, guests can enjoy mild, easy countryside walks, perhaps to the villages of Arcos and Borba, and rides through a palette of infinite colour which covers the mellow hills in a continuous tapestry of wild flowers. Visit the Borba Cheese Fair in April.

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Summer time, and the living is easy - Come Autumn is harvest time. Time also to visit the local wine cellars, preparing for the pressing. Guests may still enjoy beautiful warm days and relax at their leisure to the sounds of birdsong and passing goat herds in the distance.

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