“A peaceful retreat with views over the delightful town of Monsaraz”


Monte Saraz is a nineteenth-century “monte” (a typical Alentejo farming estate) which in olden times operated as an olive oil press. It underwent two extensive renovations, but it has still kept its old features which, alongside the elegance of its traditional architecture, underlines the real comfort of this place.The two double rooms are located in Casa do Lagar, the main house on this cosy estate. If you are travelling with your family or if you prefer more independence, you have four small, independent houses to choose from. These are in different sizes and are furnished and decorated by the owner, Marc Lammerink, as a result of the experience he has gained from his travels around the world.

The swimming pool at this cosy retreat is framed by the arches of the former oil press, giving it unique characteristics and making it very distinguished. Surrounded by a thousand-year-old olive grove, among vegetable gardens and orchards, valleys and fields, the area around this retreat is a setting worthy of paradise.

The delightful medieval town of Monsaraz is just a few kilometres away and offers you the possibility of getting to know one of the best-preserved medieval towns in Portugal. This, along with the grandeur of its historical legacy, provides traditional Alentejo gastronomy that is not to be missed.


  • The arches and arcades of the old architecture of the Olive Oil Press
  • The warm reception from the host
  • Its strategic location for getting to know the most charming towns and cities in the Alentejo
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  • We are Portuguese and know the hidden corners of our land better than anyone
  • We work with the best experts in the activities provided
  • We take every care when selecting your accommodation
  • Online reservation with immediate confirmation




A traveller by profession and with experience in Africa, Asia and Latin America, he has been in contact with Portugal for many years now. Mastering this language (and another five) Marc Lammerink, Dutch by birth, has always been interested in having a stronger connection to Portugal, which he has now accomplished with his rural tourism establishment. He has always been enchanted by the Alentejo region, ever since a camping trip in Monsaraz in 1976. It was in 2003 that he came across Monte Saraz and saw in this place the possibility to make his dream come true, which became a reality since 2004. 

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Lounges
  • Gastronomy Room
  • 2 double rooms
  • 4 independent houses
  • Events room
  • Have a “Bife na pedra” (steak on the stone) at the “Xarez” restaurant in Monsaraz
  • The coffee shop at the entrance of Monsaraz with the typical products of the region
  • Wine Tourism with lunch at Herdade do Esporão

Monte Saraz, Horta dos Revoredos – Barrada 7200-172 Monsaraz

GPS coordinates: +38° 27′ 22.93″, -7° 23′ 53.47″

Coming from Lisbon, take the A6 motorway to Évora and from there follow the signposts for Reguengos de Monsaraz (E 256 road). On leaving this town, turn left and take the EM 514 municipal road towards Monsaraz, via S. Pedro do Corval. When you passing through the village, you will see the signpost for OLIVAL DA PEGA and MONTE SARAZ about 6 km ahead on your right. Follow the dirt road on the left and at the end turn right, leading you to Monte Saraz. .

Reservations: A 30% deposit at the time of booking is required to guarantee the reservation.

Cancellations: If cancelled up to 7 days before the arrival date, no penalty will be charged. If you cancel less than 7 days before the arrival date,  a penalty equal to one night stay will be applied. In case of a no show, 100% of the total cost of the reservation will be charged.
During the high season, reservations must be cancelled at least 15 days before the arrival date. If cancelled less than 15 days before the arrival date, a penalty of 100% of the total cost of the reservation will be charged.

A two-night minimum stay is required all year round in the case of the independent houses.

Check in from 14h00
Check out untill 12h00

Onsite payment: Cash.



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