Bikes are on the house so cycle around the estate: the owners will happily guide you. Dense with olive trees, cork oaks and vineyards, these 90 hectares (mercifully flat) are sprinkled with sheep and April’s wild flowers.
At the heart of this immaculate place lie a restored farmhouse and barn, 500m apart. The farmhouse has terraces facing north and south; the barn has a 70m2 veranda. They share a big beautiful garden, a wooden play area with a tree house, and a suave saltwater pool. Cool off in the poolside hammocks, enjoy a massage in the spa.
You can follow the wine route of the Alentejo, or get lost down the cobbled streets of Evora, World Heritage site. Stock up, or eat out, in hilltop Alvito, 10km. Viana de Alentejo is closer, a 15-minute stroll, for simple breakfast and dinner. You can also book meals on site.