With just 4 individual villas, Herdade do Nespereira in Alentejo is a magnificent estate where guests have their own space and freedom to explore the countryside, visit local beaches or simply enjoy the amenities on site. Nespereira is just 2 minutes drive from the local village and 10 minutes away from the town of Zambujeira do Mar. Surrounded by 240 hectares of cork forest, this chic rural retreat is serene, tranquil and totally immersed in nature. Guests share an outdoor pool and there is a cafe with Alfresco Terrace as well as many activities for children and adults alike. These villas are family run, the owners of Herdade do Nespereira know exactly what families with young children or teenagers need on a holiday. After 7 years in the making we are delighted to introduce this wonderful chic retreat complete with four reservoirs, a restored watermill and cork plantation. We also offer bike hire, have a childrens caravan and play area, and a range of local activities to suit families, couples and groups.
Transformed, refreshed and revitalised, Nespereira is now ready to give friends and families the perfect inspirational holiday in one of the most beautiful areas in Portugal. RATES INCLUDE A SPECIAL OFFER OF 30%.
Whilst not actually on the beach, some lovely beaches are less than 10 minutes drive. As Nespereira is in an area of outstanding natural beauty, the surrounding nature plays an essential role in the activities on offer for all guests during their stay. On the estate itself there is an abundance of wildlife including birds of prey, otters, turtles and hares as well as donkeys and horses which can be ridden. Children can enjoy mountain biking tours and bike maintenance workshops, swimming, table tennis and even grind corn at the old windmill and learn to make their own bread. The kids club and cinema offer daily cartoon and film screenings as well as other fun, educational and creative activities. The outdoor pool enjoys a fresh breeze from the Atlantic and is fenced off for safety. Fishing, guided bike and nature tours, a stargazing galaxy tour and bird watching as well as surfing are just some of the other activities on offer. Nespereira also offers guests the chance to join their Hatha Yoga classes 3 times a week in the magnificent Yoga Hall which has underfloor heating, oak floors and spectacular views of the countryside. Beauty treatments and relaxing massages are also available on request.
Nespereira also has a Cafe and Alfresco Terrace serving mezes type snacks and light beverages which can be enjoyed while appreciating the views of the stunning serra. There is also a restaurant offering home cooked evening meals which can be ordered 24 hours before and is served in the intimate dining room. They can also offer a detox menu on request.
The 4 Taipas Houses (traditional rammed earth houses) are very spacious and have been renovated with charm and style.
Carvalho is the largest villa which sleeps up to 8 guests with 4 bedrooms and 3 stunning marble bathrooms (all with walk-in showers), as well as an al fresco terrace at the front and an enclosed terrace at the back - the perfect spot for sun seekers! Full of light and stunning views of the beautiful countryside, this house also has a modern, fully furnished kitchen and a separate dining area.
Cortica has 3 bedrooms and a vast bathroom, ideal for families. It has a full length terrace with sweeping views across the valley and private terrace at the back with sun loungers. Carvalho and Cortica can be rented together to accommodate larger groups or 2 families.
The most intimate villa is Azenha with just 1 bedroom and bathroom. The secluded terrace has views across the river and the donkeys and horses grazing nearby. Although the properties are not air-conditioned each of them have been insulated with cork and rammed earth, traditional building techniques used for centuries and ensuring that they keep cool in the summer and warm in the winter.
Those who like things a little bit different and quirky will love the romantic setting of Moinho de Vento, a restored windmill which sleeps just 2 with spectacular 360 degree views from the bedroom and total privacy. With a fully furnished kitchen and beautiful marble bathroom, the windmill offers all the usual comforts with charm and character.
How to get there?
Nearest train station:
Santa Clara and Saboia Station, 20 min drive.
Local town 5 min drive.
Faro : 1hr 20 mins by car.
20% non refundable deposit is required to confirm a booking.
7 days cancellation is needed or the full price of the stay will be charged.
a relaxing holiday for all of the family on an expansive estate in Alentejo
Rates at Herdade do Nespereira are per house per week.
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