Stay at Herdade da Malhadinha
It’s time to embrace rural life the Portuguese way, where you will wake to views of rolling vineyards, followed by heavenly dips in the infinity pool just beyond your room. Painted verdantly in every direction, these landscapes offer total immersion. Savour strolls through olive trees, cattle fields and oak groves.Breathe in the countryside from the clouds - hot air balloon rides here seldom disappoint. Or let yourself fly away in mind alone, as your spa therapist soothes you with hot volcanic stones. Next comes a private wine tasting, for this is a working adega, after all. Farm-to-fork dishes shortly follow, preceded by cherished time with special company by the fireplace.
Nestled deep in the plains of the Alentejo region, the hotel is surrounded by unspoilt rural scenes. Ideal for those after a truly remote location, the closest airport in Faro is an 80-minute drive away.
Only ten stays compose this unique property, three of which are suites. Charmingly simple terracotta floors, white furnishings and traditional ceilings feature throughout. Well-equipped with modern comforts, views extend over the infinity pool or vineyards.
Who is it for
This is the perfect choice for wine lovers, and those who wish to retreat from the world for a few days. It is perhaps not as suited to families travelling with young kids, mainly due to its secluded location.
Facilities & activities
On the doorstep of rooms here are gardens, a swimming pool and quaint little spa. The estate also houses a large communal sitting room. Beyond the lake, the restaurant pays homage to Alentejo heritage, under the eye of Michelin-starred talent. Activities galore amid nature include horse riding and hot air balloon rides, to name a few.