The name

A frequently asked question is whether the word “Cano” is Portuguese for dogs. Given the number of dogs we have it might well be true. In fact, “Cano” comes from the Latin “Cannum”, which means channeled flowing water. Our Quinta is named after the passing aquaduct, where water still flows to this day and although not fit for consumption is suitable for gardening and agriculture. The aquaduct is 32 km long; it extends from Graça the Divor to Évora and was completely restored in 2010.

Who and what are we

Who and what are we

We are a Dutch couple and although we have known each other since 1987 we have only been a couple since 2005. In 2006 we decided to start living together in Portugal. When we started our relationship, Wim had lived in Portugal for more than 15 years. In 1993 he was visiting his parents in Portugal for a holiday and he has stayed there ever since. At first Wim owned an estate agency and was a partner in a building business, but now only works at the Quinta. Monique had previously owned a little hotel in the Netherlands (in Achterhoek). She sold the hotel and moved with all her livestock (donkeys and dogs) to Portugal. We are now installed in the house bought by Wim´s parents. Since the property is quite large, we decided to take advantage of Monique’s experience and run it as a Bed and Breakfast.


After the first year

In October 2014, almost a year after we opened the Quinta for guests we carried out a short evaluation. This revealed that opening the house as a bed and breakfast worked well. Monique had missed her work more than she realized and Wim’s concerns about our privacy had all gone. At this point we like to give thanks to all that year’s guests for making it a good beginning and a memorable year. In the wintertime, a small change, just relocating a door, made it possible to convert the former “servants room” part of the guest area, enabling us to incorporate a single room, the Quarto dos Solteiros (single person’s room). Previously, this room was used mainly for washing and ironing but by giving the garage a big clean-up, we ended up with a wonderful laundry and ironing area. Also, the couple that lived and worked on the Quinta, decided it was time to start up something by themselves and the house where they lived on the Quinta became available. The house consists of two bedrooms, a bathroom, a living room, a large kitchen and private terrace. It is now prepared for receiving guests and called the Quintinha do Sobreiro, after the giant cork tree that shelters it. at.

We speak
Dutch, Portuguese, English and German



Summer 2019, the cork is taken of the trees.

Because we still enjoy working as owners of the Bed and Breakfast, we decide to invest the money we get for the cork. The bathroom of the Quintinha do Sobreiro will be renovated in November. By uniting the large storage cupboard in the kitchen, which no one uses, to the bathroom, we realize enough space to make a separate bathroom and a separate toilet room. Which, we think, will increase guest comfort. Enough money remains to realize a somewhat larger project, which we have had already in mind for a while. In the winter of 2019/2020, we construct a bathroom to the building that was used as a slaughterhouse. After some doubts, we decide to keep the original form, an overnight place for shepherds, intact. The large chimney outside is closed, but not demolished. We have some doubts about the large chimney inside, but with the law in mind that a bathroom door may not be placed in a kitchen, we decide to leave it also intact. And that is how the Tiny House, Cabana do pastor (the shepherd's hut), was realized. We hope that all future guests will enjoy it as much as we enjoyed the construction.

 

Rooms

QUARTO DA BÓBADILHA
Double room
€ 60,00 per night

One bedroom with a bed of 1.80x2.00m
A bathroom with bath and shower
Heater in the room
Shared living room with coffee and tea facility
Bottled water available
WIFI
SUITE DAS ROSAS
Family room € 110,00 per night, three or four people, two bedrooms
€ 60,00 per night, one or two people, one bedroom

Two bedrooms, one with a bed of 1.80x2.00m and one with 2 beds of 0.90x200m
A bathroom with shower
Heaters in both the rooms
Shared living room with coffee and tea facility
Bottled water available
WIFI
QUARTO DOS SOLTEIROS
Single room
€ 45,00 per night

One bedroom with a bed of 1.10x2.00m
Bathroom with shower
Heater in the room
Shared living room with coffee and tea facility
Bottled water available
WIFI

 

Apartments

QUINTINHA DO SOBREIRO
four person apartment
3 of 4 persons € 125,00 per night
2 persons € 65,00 per night

Living room with fireplace, television and DVD player
Kitchen, fully equipped with ceramic hob, microwave, electric kettle, coffee machine, pans, cutlery and crockery
Two bedrooms, one with a bed of 1.60x2.00m and one with 2 beds of 0.90x200m
Bathroom with shower, separate toilet room
Heaters in all rooms
Prive terrasse
Bottled water available
WIFI
QUINTINHA ALENTEJANA
two person apartment
€ 65,00 per night

Sitting room with TV and DVD player
Kitchenette, fully equipped with ceramic hob, microwave, electric kettle, coffee machine, pans, cutlery and crockery
Bedroom, with two joined beds, each 1.00x1.90m
Bathroom with shower
Heaters in all rooms
Private terrace
Bottled water available
WIFI

 

Facilities

The house

A suite (Suite das Rosas), two bedrooms with a shared bathroom with shower
~ A twin room (Quarto de Bóbadilha) with a private bathroom with bath.
~ A single room (Quarto dos solteiros) with a private bathroom with shower.
These bedrooms lead on to a small sitting-room with provision for making tea or coffee. Around 4 pm some home-made delicacies are served. A selection of books on Portugal and some parlour games are available to use in this room. The living room in the library of the private part of the house are open in the mornings and in the evenings from 19:00 to 23:00.

Apartments

There are two apartments on the Quinta:
~ An apartment for two persons (Quintinha Alentejana) consists of a lounge, kitchen, bedroom, a bathroom with shower and private terrace.
~ An apartment for four persons (Quintinha do Sobreiro) consists of a lounge with fireplace, kitchen, two bedrooms, one bathroom with shower and private terrace.
Guests who stay in the apartments can make use of all the facilities of the Quinta.

The Quinta

For those who do not want to sit inside, the Quinta has several secluded terraces - one on the back of the house to take advantage of the morning sun and overlooking the garden and the Aqueduct. One at the front to take advantage of the afternoon sun. Next to the House, between the garden rooms there is a Terrace with a pool. The pool is 11m x 5.5m and at its deepest it is 1.6m. The complete surface of the Quinta is 7 hectares, a part of it is used for our animals and our vegetable garden. Approximately 1 hectare is cultivated for the ornamental garden.

Meals

Breakfast
For guests wishing to have breakfast it will be served in the dining room of the house from 08.30 am until 10.00 am.

Evening meal
In the evening we serve a communal meal with a set menu. You can sign up for this in the morning, the first guest to reserve determines which dinner will be served. We are expecting our guests at around 7.30pm for a drink in the library and at 8 pm we serve dinner.
Gourmet dinner
This will be a set three course meal (starter, main course and dessert). The aperitif, a glass of wine (or something similar) and coffee or tea are included in the price of the dinner. For anything extra, a modest charge will be made. The evening concludes at 23.00.
Library dinner
A simple dish served in the library or outside, when the weather is good enough. A glass of wine (or something similar) and coffee or tea are included in the price of the supper. For anything extra, a modest charge will be made. The evening concludes at 23.00. Food and drinks brought with you
You can consume your own food and drinks in the guest living room and, on the terraces, outside. The apartments obviously have their own facilities.

Gourmet dinner € 35,00 p.p.
Library dinner € 17,50 p.p.

WIFI

WIFI is freely available in the guest lounge, on the terraces and at the pool and in the apartments.

Extras

Extra bed in the room € 20.00.
Overnight stay dogs €7,50

 

Photo impression

  • The House: Breakfast

  • The House: Living room

  • The House: Library

  • The House: Library

  • The House: Kitchen

  • The House: Garden room

  • The House: Garden room

  • The House: Christmas

  • The House: Christmas

  • The House: Christmas

  • The House: Christmas

  • The House: Christmas

  • Garden

  • Garden

  • Garden

  • Garden

  • Garden

  • Garden

  • Garden

  • Garden

  • Garden

  • Swimming pool

  • Garden

  • Animals

  • Animals

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Animals

The animals at the Quinta

There are various animals on the Quinta. We have seven dogs walking free, three Irish wolfhounds (very big, but they very much like people), one Rafeiro Alentejano (a guard dog that is very friendly during the day), three Dachshund (a small bread but very opinionated). In their own living area we have two pot-bellied pigs (for fun, not to eat) and four donkeys (two of them allow children to ride on them, the other two have only recently joined us).



Bring your own animal

With several animals of our own already on the property, we understand that our guests would like to bring their own. Guests are permitted to bring their own well-behaved pets. Well trained animals may stay with you in your room. If necessary, the animal can be left in the kennel when touristic excursions are planned.

 

Winter package

From November 1th to March 15th (excluding Christmas and New Year's Eve) we offer you a discount. For a stay more than 1 night 10% and more than 4 noghts 20%. You can only book this offer by sending an email to info@quintadocano.com stating "the winter package"


Arrangementen December Holidays

Christmas package (€ 185.00 per person)

If you want to spend the Christmas holidays in a homely atmosphere with the fireplaces on, we gladly welcome you. The house is not only decorated with a tall Christmas tree, but also the other part of the house, the bedrooms and apartments are decorated for Christmas. We expect participating guests during the day of the 24th of December and will welcome you in the library with a snack and a drink. At 19:30 we expect you back in the library and about eight o'clock we go to the table for a three-course dinner. On Christmas Day from 11.00 on we have brunch for you ready. At 16:00 we serve a high tea in the library with a glass Espumante. At 20:00 we expect you dressed festively in the library for a drink. Later we go to the table for a five-course dinner. Next morning there is a breakfast waiting for you.



New Year's package (€ 95.00 per person)

It is also possible to spend New Year's Eve with us in the same homey atmosphere with the fireplaces on. We expect participating guests during the day of the 31th of December and will welcome you in the library with a snack and a drink. At 20:30 we expect you back in the library dressed festively and about nine o'clock we go to the table for a four-course dinner. At 24:00 we start the new year with a festive Espumante from the region. The next morning from 11.00 on a brunch will be ready for you.

~ Included in the price of the package is/are overnight stay(s). ~ The dinners include appetizer and wine or something similar. ~ If you want to stay longer the normal rates apply.