A stunning portuguese rustic stone house (studio) in the small mountain village of Monsanto in central Portugal near the spanish border. It has a double bedroom and a bathroom and is decorated with original 17th century furniture. It is attached to the main house (own entrance).
Monsanto was voted in 1938 the "most Portuguese village in Portugal" and nestles on the slope of a steep hill (the Monsanto head, known in Latin as Mons Sanctus), which rises abruptly above the valley and reaches a height of 758 m (2486 ft).
Sightseeing in Monsanto: Monsanto Castle - In the 19th century, an explosion in the powder-room of the imposing Monsanto castle, built 700 years earlier, completely destroyed what remained of it. At the summit of the steep hill, all that is left are the ruins of the fortress (the manor-house), of a watch-tower and of the impressive walls which follow the steep and irregular hillside and blend with the massive granite boulders that characterize all the village. Within the walls, the Church of Saint Mary of the Castle still rises; outside the walls, the old stones of the beautiful and ruined St. Michael´s Chapel remain.
Also worth seeing is: The Governer's House, St. John's Chapel, Pin Tower, Pillory Square, Holy Ghost Chapel.
Activities nearby: Penha Garcia - Archery, horse riding, mountain climbing, walking, hunting, fishing, sightseeing. Idanha-a-Velha - a small picturesque village with a remarkable archaeological site. Marechal Carmona dam - water sports, fishing. Serra da Estrela - Skiing down the mountain, ghost towns, historical museum-villages. Guarda - One of the highest cities in Europe.
2013 Rates in Euros per Day (min. stay 3 days)
Rates include Breakfast, Free parking, free wireless internet, and as from March 2013 we will have Air conditioning in the house