Holidays > The Main House

Tapada do Falcao is the main house on the estate. It stands surrounded by cork oaks, pines and eucalyptus and their fragrance fills the air. There is a large area of more formal lawns and garden to the rear of the house, and wonderful views towards the hills of the Sao Mamede and the medieval village of Alegrete.

Inside, the house offers spacious accommodation with 8 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms (two ensuite) and is ideal for two or three families to share, although a smaller group looking for the luxury of peace and space will also be delighted. It is well appointed with an American-style fridge and ice maker, washing machine and drier, dishwasher, coffee machine, TV with free to air satellite viewing, DVD and stereo. There is a grand piano in the sitting room and an extensive library of English books. The property has free wi-fi available.

Outside, and just off the main terrace, is a “secret” walled garden which contains the original terracotta bottom swimming pool surrounded by high walls laden with wisteria and bougainvilla, interspersed with lemon and orange trees. A large marble table and outside lighting make this the perfect place for an evening barbecue.

Further down the garden is the newer, 14 metre pool surrounded by lawns and terrace with sunbeds and umbrellas, and with wonderful views to the hills beyond. Close to this pool is a pool house with shower, WC and fridge (essential!) and a full sized trampoline. A short walk away is the tennis court with bang board.

We defy anyone not to fall in love with the house and its beautiful surroundings. We have successfully let to single families, two or three families wanting to share together, or groups of friends or family wanting to share a special occasion such as a birthday party or wedding anniversary. Sometimes in these circumstances the house is let in conjunction with the smaller cottage which accommodates up to five additional people. Extra bed and breakfast accommodation is available locally for the really big bash, just ask us for details.