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The cottage's kitchen is fully equipped, with hand-painted azulejos, new Ikea oven and dishwasher, coffee maker, kettle, and even an electric citrus juicer.
Living room, with sleeper sofa.
Farm stay

The Bread-Oven Cottage

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The Bread-Oven Cottage

3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
Great check-in experience100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.
Great location100% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.
Sparkling clean11 recent guests have said that this home was sparkling clean.

Perched on a hill on a quinta once owned by Dominican monks, the cottage is a tranquil base for exploring the Alentejo countryside, convenient for many delightful day-trip destinations (see "The Neighborhood"). Closer to home, relax by the pool, stroll in the 15-hectare olive grove, grill on the patio, or wander around the lovely World Heritage fortress town of Elvas, a few minutes away.


Air conditioning
Indoor fireplace
Laptop friendly workspace

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules

No smoking
Check-in time is 3PM - 8PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)


76 Reviews

Laura User Profile
April 2018
Words cannot entirely describe the incredible experience we had at Miranda and Krister’s farm. On our first morning we slowly got the day started while the neighbor’s sheep came and grazed outside our windows. The sound of the wind, the sheep bells tinkling, and otherwise total (…
Susan User Profile
November 2017
Magical!! Miranda and Krister are incredible hosts and their property is incredibly beautiful and unique. The apartment is incredibly clean and elegantly appointed - great kitchen, outdoor grilling possibilities and endless sitting areas in the extensive grounds. Upon arrival,…
Korena User Profile
June 2017
We spent six days in the Bread-Oven Cottage and were able to both relax at the quinta and spend some time in the surrounding towns, including Elvas, Estremoz, Marvão, and Évora, all highly recommended, Marvão in particular. Miranda and Krister were warm and hospitable hosts and w…
Andrea User Profile
July 2016
wonderful place we wish we could have stayed longer - relaxing, night sky full of stars, very romantic...great for children too. we will be back.
Miranda User Profile
Response from Miranda:
We're sorry we weren't there ourselves to meet you--Andree enjoyed talking to you. We hope to meet you in the future!
July 2016
Mark User Profile
June 2016
Miranda and Kistler were the most amazing hosts. The cottage is charming and very well appointed. They had a lovely bottle of wine, a sack of fresh bread, plates of cheese and ham, milk and coffee and water waiting for us. We used waze to navigate and they pointed out a few error…
Judy User Profile
June 2016
Miranda, Christer and their son Tor were wonderful to meet-very friendly, welcoming and fun to talk with. Their place is fascinating and Christer gave us a tour of the place, which includes a cistern that was from a thousand years ago when Moors were there. The outside of the hou…
Miranda User Profile
Response from Miranda:
We hope very much you can make it back for a longer stay—maybe a bonfire cookout in the olival some day, and more conversation!
June 2016
Cindy User Profile
May 2016
I stayed in the cottage for a week-long personal writer's retreat, and it was brilliant! I was made to feel welcome from the start by being picked up and greeted at the bus station. In the cottage awaited special treats like local wine, olives, and olive oil produced on the quint…

Hosted by Miranda

Elvas, PortugalJoined in May 2014
Miranda User Profile
81 Reviews
Miranda is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
I am a freelance book editor, and my husband Krister works as a book designer and indexer as well as renovating the quinta and managing our large olival (olive grove). We moved here in June 2015 from a farm in Virginia, and though renovating the quinta and the gardens, orange gro…
Languages: English, Svenska
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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