Former smuggler's headquarter
Former smuggler's headquarter
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
2 baths
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
2 baths
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A former smugglers headquarter is exactly on the border where Spains rural Extremadura meets the Natural Park Serra de São Mamede in Portugals Alto Alentejo.

The space

For your holiday in two countries, our family-run guesthouse offers 2 self-catering apartments, where the names reflect the history of the house: apartment "Portugal" and apartment "Spain".

Guest access

You can book either accommodation at a reduced rate for 2 people or, if you prefer not to self-cater, book as a B&B bedroom. You can book an evening meal, are very welcome to eat in our communal dining-/breakfast room or on the terrace. I would be happy to cook whatever you like, vegetarian, traditional or Spanish.
Enjoy your holiday in an authentically rural place. Family-run, family-friendly and you will be welcomed all year round, pets as well without extra charge. A small library and satellite TV as well as ADSL internet is available in our communal TV-room.
The patio formed by the two main buildings, provides several shady or sunny sitting-areas. There are sun lounges around the pool and 2 barbecues available.

Other things to note

There are no shops or bars in the village. Mobile phone network is Portuguese in the house and garden. 50m down the village you will have Spanish network coverage.

Elevator in Building
Wireless Internet

Extra people £14 / night after 2 guests
Weekly Discount: 10%
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House Rules

Pets are welcome, but they cannot be dangerous or cause damage to the house and gardens. Smoking allowed but always with respect for other guests and neighbours.

You must also acknowledge
Cat(s) live in the house


Safety features
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

3 nights minimum stay

9 Reviews

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Vicente User Profile
May 2016
The apartment I used was in two levels, very cozy and well decorated rustically, located in a very peaceful area just on the Portuguese and Spanish border. I had some persistent problems of Wi-Fi connectivity with my devices in certain moments. Eva is an excellent and lively host, who facilitates accommodation live to guests.

Yuki User Profile
July 2015
Eva's place was just what we needed! It is beautiful, refreshing, and so comfortable! Strolling into Portugal and looking at all the cork oak trees with my nine year old son was very nice. Eva made a most delicious meal for the three of us. What a perfect stay! Only we wish we could have stayed longer. Thank you so much Eva!

Marielle User Profile
May 2015
The host canceled this reservation 89 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Caroline User Profile
April 2015
We had a wonderfull time in La Fontañera. Eva is a very kind host, everything is arranged perfectly, rhe appartement very clean and Eva is very helpfull!

Saskia User Profile
September 2014
Our stay at Eva's place was a treat! We felt very welcome and got lots of information about what to do from Eva. She is a very open and pleasant woman who did everything to nake our stay comfortable. The house is spacious overlooking the wonderful countryside and very well equipped. We loved the warmth from the sun during the day and from the fireplace at night and hope to come back some day. Wouter and Saskia

Very nice and cosy house just on the border, with a splendid view in a fantastic panorama ! We really enjoyed the place, the garden, the flowers, the pool.... Eva is a very attentiv host who gived us best advises for planning and see the region, we highly recommend this place ! C'est une maison très confortable, située juste sur la frontière entre les deux pays, avec une vue imprenable sur les environs. Nous avons vraiment bcp apprécié le jardin, les fleurs, la piscine...Eva est une hôte charmante qui nous a donné les bons plans à faire et à voir...comme par exemple une ballade équestre de 3 heures plongée dans la nature (waow !) nous recommandons pleinement ce lieu ! :)))

Daniel User Profile
June 2016
Relaxation au maximum! Cet endroit est superbe, la maison au comp'et est a notre disposition, sur 2 etages. Terrasses au soleil ou a l'ombre. Une Piscine qui agrement le tout. Tout y est pour des vacances tres relax!

Portalegre District, PortugalJoined in December 2013
Eva User Profile

Dear holidaymaker, I live with my family just a 'stone's throw' or better a 'Salto del Caballo' away from the property, but in Portugal, and really love this beautiful area.
I'm sure you will like my 'Casa Salto del Caballo' as much as I do. I first saw it on a holiday myself and fell in love with the old historic building, that holds so many stories and secrets. At first it was just a dream to create a beautiful guest-house in this fantastic location and 15 years ago became reality. With a lot of experience by now, I will welcome you and your family and your pets exactly as I would like to be welcomed on my holiday.

Languages: Deutsch, English, Español, Français, Português
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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