Vale da Cegonha

Fully Wheelchair Accessible Luxury Self Catering Holiday Accommodation

Luxury Country House - Casas Coruja ea Aguia
Luxury Country House - Casas Coruja ea Aguia












Vale da Cegonha offers the very best of country living and is fully wheelchair accessible. Set within 20 acres (7 hectares) of gloriously unspoilt countryside, the houses were built to reflect the style of a traditional Alentejo farmstead including a long low country house and a delightful detached  ‘farm workers style’ cottage.

The main house is in 2 halves which are completely self contained, Casa Aguia and Casa Coruja. The cottage, Casa Andorinha, is located approximately 40 meters away from the main house.

Casa Aguia serves as our reception but also includes one bedroom that may be rented along with Casa Coruja, to accommodate larger groups.

Casa Andorinha - a real gem!
Casa Andorinha - a real gem!

When we developed Casa Coruja we wanted to ensure that it is both stylish and elegant, as well as being fully wheelchair accessible such that everyone can enjoy a holiday in this lovely area of Portugal, regardless of personal mobility.

To achieve this, subtle design features were included such as wider doorways, level thresholds and terraces and gently sloping pathways. Please see our Accessibility page for full details.

Casa Coruja has 2 large, luxurious bedrooms both of which have fully accessible  ‘wet room style’ shower rooms ensuite. It also has a spacious open plan living area.

Casa Andorinha is a real gem; perfect as a romantic hideaway but with room enough for 2 children also, if desired. It has a large ensuite bedroom plus a deceptively spacious open plan lounge/kitchen/diner.

Outside both houses there are shady terraces for alfresco dining with lawned areas beyond and paths that lead to the pool terrace which is available to all guests.
The pool is heated and measures 10 x 5 meters. Beside the pool there is a shady pergola as well as a sun terrace with loungers.

All of the terraces offer spectacular views over the valley toward the distant hills.
Spending the evening dining alfresco, complete with a glass of delicious local wine, while enjoying a glorious sunset, is the perfect way to end the day. You will then be treated to a dazzling display of starlight, thanks to the clean, clear air.

Villa Pool Terrace.
Villa Pool Terrace











The Alentejo is the largest Region of Portugal but also the least populated, often described  as ‘Portugal’s secret paradise’ and ‘Europe’s last undiscovered wilderness’; both are true.

The landscape is of gently rolling hills topped with cork and holm oaks and crystal clear lakes and rivers, reminding many of the plains of Southern Africa, but the carpet of wild flowers in Springtime, remind others of Provence. It is a land of unspoilt natural beauty and home to a vast array of wildlife, including magnificent birds of prey.

Truly, the Alentejo is paradise found.

This area of Portugal has much to offer: history, culture, nature and wildlife, as well as activity and adventure - and our central location means that all places of interest are within easy reach, whatever your choice may be.

If you are planning to set up home here, then regular visits are often necessary. We can offer preferential rates for homeseekers as well as Project Preparation, Monitoring and Liaison Services, if required.

Vale da Cegonha - open to all for the holiday of your choice:

..........the perfect place for everyone


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If you are interested in seeing more images of our country house and cottage, please visit our Image Gallery where you will find photos of our villas, their facilities and surrounding grounds.

Since there are so many interesting and colourful sights in the Alentejo region of Portugal, we have also included images of some of the attractions that can be found in the area.


Guest Reviews

"Lovely spacious accommodation. Absolutely ‘5 star’.
Hospitality as good as ever. We will be back"

- Dave and Pat

"I honestly couldn't fault your hospitality and the thinking you had put into the accommodation from an access point of view - certainly for the majority of Independent Spinal Injured visitors I think you have it pretty well covered.

The balance you have struck between being a comfortable villa for a holiday but with the thought about requirements for a wheelchair user is superb and I would have no hesitation in recommending you to able bodied or disabled friends alike.

You made everything easy. Great information on service and accommodating requests. Thank you for your hospitality and your help
- we both really enjoyed our holiday."

- Richard and Stephanie

"Penny & Greg made us feel very welcome. Super, fully self-contained accommodation at Vale da Cegonha. A stunning countryside location with beautiful wildflowers and wildlife, but not too far from fabulous restaurants at very reasonable prices. If you want peace and relaxation, this is the place for you."

- Del and Cheryl - Essex -


My family stayed there for two weeks in July/August and we are already anxious to go back... The house was lovely and had all the right conditions for a wheelchair, including an excellent bathroom for a person with special needs. Penny and Greg we hope to see you soon... as well as "your sunset"

- Rui, Monica and Maria - Azeitao -


"o Vale da Cegonha é um bom sitio para passar férias, muito agradável
e sobre tudo sossegado. A casa està bem equipada, muito espacosa e praticá. Gostamos muito."

- Carla Almeida e familia (Gondomar)


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Vale da Cegonha is a fully registered tourism business. Our licence number is 3346/AL (Alojamento Local).
We also carry full public liability insurance.