The Casal Vale da Palha (Straw Valey), agritourism of nature, is a place of communion with nature composed of 2 houses v1 with private porch and common areas that include a game room, dinner room, barbecue and pool with stunning views.
The Casal Vale da Palha was first constructed about 75 years ago, when it was built our first family home. In 2015/2016 was major renovation target and was converted into Agritourism of Nature, being the cellar transformed into 2 small houses. The Millstone House is composed of double bedroom, bathroom with shower and window, hall with wardrobe, living room with chaise longue with bed and small kitchenette with dining table for up to 4 guests. The bedroom and the living room are equipped with air conditioning and the living room has TV with satellite connection (82 channels including TVCine's). It also has a private porch with pergola, outdoor table, chairs and stone bench. The interiors of the houses are made of wood reminding the Pombaline houses and associating the warmth of wood with co2 ecological saving .
The kitchen is in stone and is equipped with the essentials for quick meals up to 4 people, fridge, microwave and various dishes.
For more elaborate meals guests are free to use the communal kitchen, equipped with all utensils and cooking equipment, or opt for grilled on the barbecue.
There is private parking within the property, lounge with games area, sitting area, small library and free use of dining space for guests who prefer to spend this time socializing. Outside is a barbecue, wood stove, tables and benches, salt water pool, children's play area, animal area (chickens, ducks, quails, rabbits, goats and birds - in renovation) and a vegetable garden. Most of our flora is eatable and guests are free to collect and freely consume fruits and vegetables of the season.
The entire property, except the host's house is free to use. For more elaborate meals guests can use the "large kitchen" equipped with all the utensils and equipment. Daily cleaning of the houses and the breakfasts are included in the stay and can be taken in the lounge or delivered to the house for an intimate breakfast.
Interaction with guests
The host is always in the property for all the support needed.
The accommodation includes breakfast and daily cleaning of the house.
Other things to note
We like to also retrieve the habits of our grandparents and brought a practice almost lost: the exchange and the spirit of mutual help. The work is hard and the experiences too. Here you do not have to pay for experiments on the property, not just that, but you can also receive from experiences. For example, would you like to take your child to collect the eggs from the chickens? Perfect, you can do it and we will offer you some lemonade. We have several activities with different renderings including supply of meals. All activities depend on the needs and the possibility of being held so they are displayed in the main hall.
We like to welcome families with children and we have prepared spaces especially for them. In the case of children under 2 years we do not charge extra occupancy fees (when using cot). For children between 2 and 10 years we charge 50% and between 11 and 16 75% of the value. If this is your situation, please contact us before making the booking (the Airbnb application does not allow these automatic discounts depending on age).
The WiFi network is available in every house, lounge and patio.
License or registration number31253/AL
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Inside the houses and in the lounge, smoking is not allowed, but you can do it in all outer space.
The houses are cleaned and tidied daily but we ask guests for that in the check out, leave them in a state close to the state that received on arrival.
We are tolerant to all people, we are religion friendly, color friendly, gay friendly, and friendly in general, since in accordance with applicable law and the Declaration of Human Rights.
All areas except the terrace, are accessible to people with reduced mobility.
Both the pool area as the animals are protected, however, you must give particular attention to children.
Sou o Alexandre e sou maquilhador profissional. Depois de mais de vinte anos entre Lisboa e Londres, decidi voltar às minhas origens e recuperar a primeira casa da nossa família. E assim começou o Casal do Vale da Palha. O meu pedaço de céu na terra, numa aldeia minúscula com uma envolvente rural, suficientemente perto e ao mesmo tempo longe de tudo. No Vale da Palha sou feliz, sem tempo, sem pressa, sem stress, com o que me faz mais feliz: plantas, horta, animais e hóspedes com quem possa trocar muitas experiências de vida.