We love the charmingly mismatched collection of salvaged and vintage style that gives this beautifully restored country house a rustic modern sophistication. It perfectly combines the country charm of the Alentejo, with eco-consciousness and chic one of a kind design.
Alentejo Eco-House Evora, Portugal
Tucked away down a dirt road on over thirty two acres of centenarian gardens, this award winning boutique hotel is located in the quiet beauty of the Alentejo countryside. Resurrected from the ruins of an abandoned farm, the style and eco-concept are the creation of Portuguese husband and wife team and media personalities who have developed and created a stylish and intimate retreat that speaks to their passion for the region and culture.
The traditional farmhouse silhouette gives way to completely restored interiors with warm earthy materials, modern polished concrete, lofty and spacious beamed rooms and contemporary style. The seven en-suite bedrooms range in size from doubles to suites and were converted from the former stables. Some feature wood burning fireplaces and most include private terraces overlooking the gardens and Evora in the distance.
With a chic and sophisticated pairing of designer furnishings and decor alongside fabulous vintage finds, the entire hotel is beautifully curated with eye-catching detail and has been retrofitted with best in class environmental design that conserves precious resources and keeps it “green.”
The restaurant serves breakfast daily and light meals throughout the day with Friday and Saturday dinners prepared by your hosts. Not only the house but the land has been restored and carefully preserved with mature gardens and lawns, Roman era tunnels and stone water tanks surrounded by a rare grove of ancient cedars. You can stroll the grounds and enjoy shady areas with hammocks and the two pools for refreshing summer fun. Stylish, eco-friendly and serene, this is a great country escape.
Fully staffed with customized concierge services, daily breakfast and housekeeping services. Wifi throughout. Each room includes TV with DVD player, iPod audio systems, telephones, luxury bathrobes and Hermes amenities, and gourmet minibars brimming with wine, chocolates and cheese. On site parking.
Located just outside of the charming village of Guadalupe and two minutes from the fascinating megalithic complex of Almendres Cromlech, the Alentejo region is rich in history and culture. Just a fifteen minute drive from the fascinating UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Evora and Elvas, the area is an important frontier district with remnants of both Moorish and late 16th century battlements and fortifications. Be sure to check out the spectacular Amoeira aqueduct and the castle. Badajoz, in neighbouring Spain offers more UNESCO sites, natural treasures, and historic citadels and castles. Lisbon is an hour’s drive to the west.
Evora, Portugal. Nearest Airport: Lisbon Portela Airport (1 hr)
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Spring through Fall
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Alentejo Eco-Housefrom €135/ nt
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