Dear Dewi & Clare,

Thank you so much for your hospitality, openness, and help. Your cork Shack provided everything and more! Both luxury and tranquility made my stay here extremely nice.

The additions such as the wine and cheese were absolutely fantastic and I was very much charmed by the local (and self- produced) products. This philosophy makes me want to come back & spreading the word to people I know.

If at any time you visit the Netherlands, do give me a call / e-mail me. You are more than welcome to stay and enjoy our nature & cuisine.

All the best in the future! I truly hope to return one day to see the 3rd accommodation, herb garden, and "upgraded" olive gardens.


The Netherlands


Dear Dewi & Clare,

Fist of all, thank you so much for your warm welcome and hospitality. 

We had such a good time and enjoyed the CorkShack. 

We really appreciated the cheese and very good wine!

We wish you all the best here in Escusa you’ve got something truly beautiful here.

Eva & Boris

The Netherlands

Oct. 6, 2019

Clare & Dewi,

Thank you so much for the amazing stay at your "marvelous" Cork Shack! Beautiful and pristine accommodation was so inviting! Your fantastic welcome and your wine expertise was great! We so enjoyed getting to know you!

Many thanks for everything!

Cheers and hugs,

Joni & John




Dear Dewi & Clare,

Thank you so much for everything, from the hospitality to the gifts, you really exceeded our expectations. We felt at home the whole time.

The surroundings are incredibly beautiful and peaceful, it definitely helps us forget the stress of city life. This was, without a doubt, the best place to truly relax.

We also want to thank you for introducing us to António ("Old School Alentejo Tours"). He was incredible, super-nice, and took us to one of the most beautiful sites we've ever been to.

We absolutely loved to meet you two and we will definitely be coming back.

We wish you all the best!!

Luciana & Pedro


September 2019

Es gibt Orte da spürt man sehr schnell, dass hier jemand mit Sorgfalt, Intelligenz und Liebe einen Ort schaffen wollte an denen sich Besucher wohl fühl sollen. Dieser Ort gehört ohne jeden Zweifel zu diesen. Mir hat besonders gefallen, dass bei wirklich allem bis hin zum Flaschenöffner, Bluetooth Speaker, natürlich sehr bequemen Bett oder gastfreundlicher Weise bereitgestelltem gutem Wein, alles eine gewisse Wertigkeit beinhaltet. Wenn ich das sagen darf, glaube ich auch nicht, dass etwas anderes für die Gastgeber in Frage kommen würde. Mit ihrer besonderen Hilfsbereitschaft und lieben Art komplettieren sie (den Ort zu einem stilvollen Ort der Ruhe und Erholung).

Danke nochmal!

Martin Ruppel 


Setembro 2019

" Uma experiência diferente e que recomendo vivamente, aonde se pode relaxar e ao mesmo tempo desfrutar de actividades muito interessantes. Algo a repetir sem dúvida um grande a Obrigado Clare e Dewi, pela forma como nos acolheram, foi muito especial votos se sucesso "

Nelson e Diana


Sept 2019

Dear Clare & Dewi,

Thank you very much for the warm welcome and super friendly Welcome!!

We loved our stay very much:) we will recommend CorkShack to everybody who will come to Portugal!!

The welcome guide is also TOP! A lot of information, tips etc...

A big THANK YOU And a big hug!!

Imke & Jerone From Belgium :)



Thank you so much for the hospitality, we (Mendolyn and Jason) enjoyed our stay here. The small things you guys did for us were really appreciated. For the next guests reading this you are in good hands, Dewi and Clare are really going an extra mile with everything. I hope the CorkShacks will be here the next time e visit because its a nice place to come back too.

For now good luck and thank you for everything.

Mendolyn & Jason


Agosto 2019
“Altamente recomendável. Espaço por excelência para descansar, casinhas TOP, uma ternura, super clean e com muito gosto, o Dewi e a Clair super atenciosos, cuidadosos e prestáveis.”


August 2019

“Cork Shack really elevated our expectations. If you want a getaway from the city caos, this is the best place to be. Its really relaxing, clean and has an amazing pool. We will come back for Sure”

Francesca & Carolina


Agosto 2019

Experiência especial numa choça!

Uma experiência especial gerida por pessoas muito especiais... Sentimo-nos como em casa... pois o tratamento feito pela Clare e o Dewi foi do melhor... O espaço e tudo em redor combinam na perfeição... Foi uma experiência decididamente a reviver brevemente e a recomendar sem vacilar... Deixo um beijinho de coração à Clare e ao Dewi

Célia Pereira


Julho 2019 

Passamos aqui uns dias lindíssimo! Um lugar tranquilo, com muita paz, o espetáculo diário das andorinhas a beberem da piscina :) Desejamos muito sucesso ao Dewi e Clare, CorkShack é um pequeno paraíso no Alentejo!

Muito obrigado! "Merci" Até breve!

Sandrine et Filipe



Dear Clare & Dewi

What a wonderful stay! It was short but we have some amazing memories to take home with us. Alentejo is so beautiful and you made us feel very very welcome in these lovely decorated CorkShacks.

We will never forget the search for the ring under the boards at the swimming pool...

Thanks a million!

Natalie, Filipe & Francis




Dear Dewi & Clare,

Thanks for letting us stay in your Marvãolous® CorkShack. We had a lovely time: so much to do, so much to discover and so much to enjoy.

We enjoyed the tiny house. They are fully equipped to give us a good time (loved the bbq). We wish you and the Shacks a wonderful "first high season".

See you next time.

With love

Tineke and Joost


June 2019

Thanks for a lovely stay :) very relaxing. Thanks for all the advice about the area and Lisbon. CorkShack very comfortable and in such a beautiful place.


• Adega Mayor for the wine tour but not the wine!

• Torre de Palma for wine and food!

• Rail Bike Marvão (32 km tour is ace. Be fit & slim to doit though!)

• Walk to Marvão

• Marvão Natural Cocktail bar does fantastic juices and gazpacho, shop at entrance has fresh cookies & cakes :)

• Castelo de Vide, our favourite town. Useful walking maps from the tourist information office, phenomenal hot chocolate & chocolates from Toca do Chocolate and lovely lavender sachets & products from Quinta das Lavandas (on square)

• The menir's and monoliths! (if you have the patience to find them!)

• Relaxing outside CorkShack & by the pool, drinking wine :)

Clare and Blaise (Bristol, UK)


7 a 10 Junho 2019

Cork Shack foi uma muito agradável surpresa. Gostamos da localidade e adoramos a "Shack", decoração com muito bom gosto e o conforto necessário. O Dewi e Clare recebemos-nos lindamente e estiveram sempre  disponíveis. Adoramos os mimos com que nos apresentaram. Vamos falar deste espaço a todos os nossos amigos.

Obrigado e até breve.

Alice e Miguel


18-21 April 2019

Thank you Clare & Dewi!

A fab break from a very cold Dublin, love the CorkShack - warm, comfy and unique experience - unfortunately for you - we'll be back :)

Loved exploring the countryside and medieval towns - fab! Food amazing & wine gorgeous!

Thank you again!

Susan & Ciaràn


April 2019

This is a little piece of heaven. The accommodation are beautifully designed cork shacks modelled on ancient beehive huts found in the area. The attention to detail is fantastic. It’s a great base for sight seeing and also ‘hanging out’ by the pool or on your deck reading a book or observing nature. The owners are really helpful and left us some supplies to get us going, and a bottle of wine!


Dublin, Ireland

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