Take the steeply winding road up and up, through Eucalyptus and Cork Oak forest, to emerge at this traditional-style, modern Alentejo house fronted by a sparkling swimming pool with amazing views. Whether you choose to stay in the house, a suite in the beautiful grounds or a bungalow on stilts high in the trees you’ll unbend nicely.
Connecting with nature, and yourself, is the aim. Find quiet spots outdoors for doing yoga or meditating, take a stroll around the grounds or strike out for wonderful walks and spot rare birds. Return to cosy wood fires, an honesty bar and farm-to-table food, including veg and fruit from the owners’ garden in season. A passion for sustainability is apparent in design and food.
The closest beaches are 15-25 minutes by car and include Zambujeira do Mar – Western Alentejo has one of the wildest and least developed coastlines in Europe and the Rota Vicentina coast path runs nearby. You’re close to lovely, unspoilt villages where you’ll find some of the best food in Portugal.