This traditional ochre house has a secluded position on the top of a valley, with views across rows of vines to woods and distant hills. House manager Zofia will greet you at the main house and show you around, and can arrange extras such as cleaning, laundry and pre-cooked meals or picnics – the estate hosts lots of weddings so has a team of chefs on hand.
The large kitchen overlooks the orchard and there’s plenty of room to cook together; eat around the dining table or on the terrace. Buy organic wine from the estate’s shop and sip it while gazing out at the view, or find a shaded spot on the patio next to the swimming pool.
Stroll 10 minutes into the charming and authentic village of Gradil for bars, restaurants and a shop, or just a strong coffee with the locals. You couldn’t be more ideally positioned: 30 minutes’ drive from Lisbon, the historic town of Sintra and the coast – the surfing town of Ericeira has great seafood restaurants.