Forty years ago, George and Lucia van der Feltz - van Eysinga came to Portugal where they started an agricultural farm with agroturismo on a typical Portuguese farm of 130 hectares, with 30 hectares of vineyards where you can rent an apartment surrounded by nature.
To help you choose from all the options available, Lucia, a certified guide and the apartments’ owner and manager, provides you with a booklet full of tips. You will also be pleased to know that 75% of our energy is renewable (solar), the pool is kept clean with 100% biofriendly products and that water heating systems use the latest clean and efficient technology. George, Lucia’s husband and a farmer himself, will be happy to explain more!
The farm is located near the UNESCO world heritage city of Évora (3 km) where you can travel through the pre-historical to the moors and roman times, as evidenced by its many monuments, taste local wines or simply stroll down the small sunlit alleys of the city. You can also explore several typical villages and cities nearby.
You can take a walk over the property, have a pick-nick near the lake or observe the many birds, from our bird watch lookout structure. Or you can rent a first class bicycle (gazelle) for longer tours in the surroundings, guided by our road maps. After all these activities, you deserve to relax near the pool, enjoy the view over the Alentejo country side and watch the sunsets, a daily inspiration!
The apartments are self-sufficient, with a kitchenette and a private terrace overlooking the lovely, and usually blooming, garden. Each bedroom has its own bathroom, with a shower, toilet and wash-stand.
Breakfast can be served in your apartment or on your terrace, on request. For the children there is a play room and for the small ones there is a swing and a little pool. Cleaning and bed linen are included. Private car park and free wi-fi.
Prices per apartment / room per day
|1-bedr (2p)||€ 65.00||€ 70.00||€ 75.00|
|2-bedr (4p)||€ 110.00||€ 120.00||€ 125.00|
|extra bed||€ 15.00||€ 15.00||€ 15.00|
|baby bed||€ 5.00||€ 5.00||€ 5.00|
|double||€ 50.00||€ 55.00||€ 60.00|
|double + breakfast||€ 69.00||€ 74.00||€ 79.00|
* 01 sep - 31 oct, 21 dec '19 - 04 jan '20 , 22 - 29 feb,
01 apr - 30 jun, 01 - 31 oct, 19 dec '20 - 02 jan '21
** 01 jul - 30 sep
*** breakfast excl.
|Breakfast||€ 9.50 / person|
|Picnic||€ 12.00 / person|
|Late check-out||€ 10.00 / person|
|Bicycle rent||€ 17.50 / day|
|Horse riding |
|1st hour € 45.00
thereafter € 25.00 / hour
check-in: 2-10 pm, check-out: 8-12 am
Use of swimming pool (appr. mai-sep), ping pong table and wifi included in the price
Subject to change
No pets allowed
Apartamentos Monte da Serralheira
Lucia van der Feltz
Monte da Serralheira
Rotunda de Serralheira
7005 - 797 Évora
+351 266 741 286
Coming from Lisbon / Montemor-O-Novo
Enter Evora by the N114. At the roundabout turn right to Beja. The next 3 roundabouts straight ahead in the direction of Beja. At roundabout next to Decathlon (4 palm trees) turn right to Almeirim. Continue at the last paragraph.
Coming from Arraiolos
Enter Evora by the R370. At the roundabout turn right to Lisboa. Straight ahead and after some traffic lights at roundabout straight ahead to Beja. 2nd roundabout at city border turn left to Beja. At 3rd roundabout (next to Decathlon), turn right to Almeirim. Continue at the last paragraph.
Coming from Estremoz / Spain / Redondo
In Evora, follow the signs for Beja until leaving the city. At roundabout (before the AKI DIY-shop) turn right to Lisboa. At roundabout next to Decathlon, turn left to Almeirim. Continue at the last paragraph.
Coming from Monsaraz / Beja
Approach Evora by the IP2. At the 3rd roundabout (after the AKI DIY-shop) turn left to Lisboa. At roundabout next to Decathlon, turn left to Almeirim. Continue at the last paragraph.
Coming from Alcáçovas
Enter Evora by the R380. At roundabout turn right to Beja. At 3rd roundabout (next to Decathlon), turn right to Almeirim.
At roundabout straight ahead to Almeirim. At roundabout after the bridge turn right over a dirt road to Monte da Serralheira and turn left after 300m. The farm at the end is Monte da Serralheira.
You can rent good quality bicycles with 24 gears, "Gazelle" brand, for 17.50 € a day. The rolling country of the Alentejo is very suitable for making long or short tours. A bicycling expert made a road map for several different tours. You can focus on nature, history or monuments. You can for instance bike to the largest prehistoric grave of Spain/Portugal or to the Ring of Stones, like Stonehenge in England, but older.
You can start right at the farm and go through the vineyards or the wheat fields and around the small lake, depending on how long a walk you prefer.
We have a dear friend who has beautiful horses and is a professional horse-riding teacher and who will take you on a tour of the lovely country side.
There are more than 50 different bird species around the farm. We made a bird observatory near the lake and we have a list of the birds you may encounter.
Feira's, Special markets
All through the year there are Feira's, special markets. For instance for sweets or wines or cheeses. The calendar is on the site of www.visitalentejo.pt
Lucia, your host, is a historical tour guide and designed half- or whole day trips for you, featuring Roman monuments or interesting churches in small villages. There are castles, walled villages, royal palace, monasteries, convents, marble pits, and much more. She will help you to plan your days.
Every day there is an official guided tour of the city, starting at 10 o'clock. It is a two-hour walking tour, at 15€ per person, accompanied by a licensed tour guide. www.alentejoguides.com
To study plants
We made a booklet of a variety of plants which you might see in the Alentejo. Spring is the best time for this.
Take a boat trip on the biggest artificial lake of Spain / Portugal. They give all the information about the lake and all the species that are in the water. www.alquevatours.com
Stand up Paddle, Ski Water board and Canoeing
Food and Drink
Start with going to the Rota dos Vinhos in Évora, it is the promotion organisation of the Alentejo wines. You get there a (free) wine tasting and lots of information about the grapes and the wineries. After that go and visit one of the wineries. There are many you can choose from. Or stay on the farm and have a taste of our wines, with explanation. www.vinhosdoalentejo.pt
Presunto, black pig dried ham
The salted and dried ham of the black pig is the most famous from Barrancos. You can visit the factory and get an explanation and a tasting.
The harvest is in autumn and at that time it is the most interesting to visit a “lagar”, a press. Some are very modern others still in the old way. But tasting you can always do and learn about the differences.
What about visiting a place where they make the famous Alentejo cheeses? Near Évora or Serpa is the best.
If you want to learn about the Portuguese kitchen take a lesson from the chef, Sofia Vieira, she knows all about it. www.portuguesecookingschool.com
Go and visit one of the potteries, all done by hand and if you like you can try yourself.
The special woollen carpets are still made with the Arraiolos stitch, you can see the ladies working and admire their skill.
The cork industry, go and see the first step in the process, the boiling of the cork and listen to the expert explanations about the cork oak tree.
There is a place where they still weave blankets with the old patterns and the old colours, a treasure not investigate.
For the children
To study the stars
It is possible to organise it for you on the farm with an expert and a telescoop, or you can go to the observation centre in Monsaraz. www.darkskyalqueva.com