About two hours from Lisbon in the beautifully picturesque Serra de São Mamede National Park, Alentejo, Portugal, Quinta das Lavandas is a charming farmstay set on a lavender farm that also has a small orchard and an olive grove. THE ACCOMMODATION: The building itself has been designed and furnished in a tastefully colourful, modernist style. Its seven B&B rooms are comfortable and clean, with private bathroom, flat screen TV and WiFi, and some come with a terrace or balcony. Read more [...]
A peaceful rural retreat near the historic city of Evora in Alentejo Portugal, Herdade da Amendoeira Agroturismo has B&B accommodation in a lovely, old style farmhouse surrounded by its 1700 acre farm estate which produces, amongst other things, a popular range of sheep cheeses and various jams.
The agroturismo has eight rooms in total, four double and four twins, all of them are spacious, comfortable and clean and come with private bathroom, TV, air-con and mini bar. There is no WiFi in the rooms but it is available in the main hall & sitting room, and around the outdoor swimming pool.
The double rooms are a few yards away from the main farmhouse with their own private terrace and lovely views over the surrounding area, while the ‘twin rooms’ surround the traditional patio area which was once used to house the estate horses.
There are many common areas to discover; outdoor terraces, gardens and an outdoor swimming pool. Inside there is the great ‘Hunting hall’ where you can relax in the evening and where you’ll be treated to a very fine home cooked breakfast in the morning, including fresh orange juice, traditional regional ham, honey, jam and eggs, all of which are produced on the farm. And in the summer months they serve up a buffet lunch for an extra charge.
The huge, 1700 acre estate is a calm and beautiful place to wander around though there is lot of activity going on; they have a traditional cheese making facility which produces around 30.000 packets per month from their herd of circa 1000 pure bred “saloia” sheep that they milk twice a day. They also keep hens, ducks and Limousine cattle, and they even have a distillery where they produce some lovely traditional Portuguese liqueurs.
The guests are more than welcome to walk around the farm, visit all the facilities and, if the like, enjoy guided tours and food tastings of some of their top quality cheese, hams, honey, liqueurs and jams.
There is a farm shop where you buy some to take home with you and they also provide workshops for those who would like to to try their hand at cheese making themselves! There are a few good fishing spots around the estate too and it is a great place for leisurely hikes and bird watching.
The farm is 5 minutes away from the little village of Santana do Campo via a dirt road. The nearest town, Arraiolos, is 7 km away while the old Roman city of Évora, whose historic centre is UNESCO world heritage protected and which is a must see in the area, is just 25 km away. Lisbon with its international airport is 150 km away and transfers to and from there can be arranged from Herdade da Amendoeira.
WHAT OTHER GUESTS SAY:
“The breakfast in the big pavilion is amazing with the products made in the farm (jams, cheese, ham…)
The spot is incredible, in the middle of the countryside, beautiful!..”
“Perfect calm relaxing place to recover from your daily stress…”
Address: Herdade Da Amendoeira - Santana Do Campo
- Farm With Animals
- Swimming Pool