Nestled high on the edge of Portugal’s picturesque Alentejo National Ecological Reserve the Nespereira estate overlooks 240 hectares of outstanding natural beauty. Consisting of four luxury villas and four 'Nature Hideaways', you will find something to suit you whether you're heading out for a romantic weekend or a family getaway.
Of course, places like this are often in the middle of nowhere, right? Mercifully Nespereira is less than 90 minutes from Faro airport and under an hour to the Algarve coast so you're not going to be stuck out in the sticks.
Each of the villas have their own distinctions but all share spacious bedrooms with local antique furniture. The bathrooms are all characterised by locally sourced marble surfaces and baths, giving them a charm you're not likely to find in a hotel. Ideal for honeymooners is the romantic Windmill, which offers breath-taking 360 degree views of the surrounding rolling countryside and a beautiful mezzanine bedroom reached only by a stone spiral staircase.
Whilst all accommodation is self-catered, an al-fresco cafe serves a variety of local and international dishes including locally-sourced fish from the nearby village of Zambujeira do Mar. A selection of Portugal's finest wines can also be enjoyed and in the winter months, guests have the option to dine in the warmth of the intimate dining room.
On-site, mountain bikes are available to hire enabling guests to explore their nearby surroundings in the cooler months, whilst 15km of signposted tracks and paths throughout the estate invite keen walkers to discover the area further by foot. For the spiritualists, Yoga classes are held twice a week in the dedicated yoga area – a beautiful large space complete with oak floors, an authentic fireplace, and stunning views. Jeep tours and fishing are also on offer whilst the absence of any surrounding artificial light paves way to some spectacular stargazing at night.
Nature Hideaway accommodation is available from £67 per night / £533 per week
Luxury villa accommodation is available from £127 per night / £888 per week