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    Across the sizeable estate sit 22 spacious rooms, 2 suites, and 16 cottages, with interiors kitted out by Lisbon designers Anahory Almeida. The backdrop may be rural, yet inside, the decor is modern and evokes a soothing, relaxed atmosphere: white walls, tiled floors and wooden tables mix with vintage storage chests and contemporary lighting, with patterned rugs and blankets giving flashes of colour. The overall effort? Effortlessly cool.

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    Opening hours from 09.00- 17.30 Monday - Friday (UK time)
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    Why so chic?

    Why travel experts chose this hotel
    Authentic farm estate
    Farm-to-table dining
    Understated luxury

    Chic Treats

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    São Lourenço do Barrocal has been in the same family for over 200 years and can be found nestled in the foothills of medieval Monsaraz, a small Portuguese farming village whose community has been restored and brought back to life by 8th generation owner José António Uva.  

    Located near Alqueva Lake in Alentejo, this understated hotel is surrounded by ancient oaks, olive groves, and vineyards and covers a whopping 7.8 million square metres. Oh, and it benefits from 275 days of sun per annum.

    A unique boutique find, and an experience not to be missed. Small pets are allowed (up to 15 kilograms).

     
    Dining

    An organic breakfast, with artisanal bread from Alentejo and local delicacies, is served between 7:30am and 11am. Although room service is available, the farm-to-table experience is definitely worth getting out of bed for.

    Authentic, traditional from Alentejo dishes with modern interpretations are served at the bright and airy on-site restaurant. The seasonal menu changes monthly, with vegetables picked from their kitchen garden and other ingredients sourced from nearby producers. Delicacies include beef turnover with watercress and orange salad, oven-baked pumpkin soup with fennel and ginger, and roasted pork cheek with sweet potato puree.

    A second eatery – Hortelão – can be found in the grounds by the pool, where guests can enjoy al fresco dining, with slow-food being the focus. On Saturdays enjoy jazz music courtesy of a live band. Note: this option is open for dinner-only, from mid-spring until the beginning of autumn.

    Wherever you choose to eat, be sure to sample the estate's wine with your meal. Tastings are available too.

    Accommodation

    Across the sizeable estate sit 22 spacious rooms, 2 suites, and 16 cottages, with interiors kitted out by Lisbon designers Anahory Almeida. The backdrop may be rural, yet inside, the decor is modern and evokes a soothing, relaxed atmosphere: white walls, tiled floors and wooden tables mix with vintage storage chests and contemporary lighting, with patterned rugs and blankets giving flashes of colour. The overall effort? Effortlessly cool.

    Activities

    This country estate is ideal for both an active and a pampering holiday. Activities include taking to the skies in a hot air balloon, heading out on two-wheels and mountain biking to the top of Monsaraz hill, taking a guided tour on horseback, bird watching (there are 75 species to spot), Pilates or yoga classes, and stargazing come evening. If archaeology's your thing, learn about the history of the 'barrocais' (heritage sites) from archaeologist Manuel Calado. Children are well-catered for too: they'll love the on-site treasure hunt, and there's also a playroom filled with an array of books, games, and toys.

    For the relaxation and indulgent side of things, signature treatments by Susanne Kaufmann are available in the spa. The cedar hot bath, dry saunas, relaxation room are all available to use free of charge. And the pool is the perfect spot to chill and enjoy some downtime.

    Parking information

    Free parking is available.

    Wifi information

    Free Wi-fi is available.

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    Wine tasting
    Air conditioning
    Gardens
    Airport transfer
    Horse riding
    Housekeeping
    Spa treatments
    Wine tasting
    Spa
    Breakfast
    Bar
    Restaurant
    Kids club
    Parking info
    Wi-fi info
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  • Location keyboard_arrow_down
    Address

    São Lourenço do Barrocal, 7200-177 Monsaraz, Portugal

    How to get there?

    From Lisbon (approximately 2-hour drive): take Vasco da Gama Bridge and follow the A6, taking exit 5 towards Évora. Then take the IP2 from Évora to Reguengos de Monsaraz, turn left towards São Pedro do Corval, and then go straight through the EN 514 to Monsaraz. On that road, you'll find the entrance to São Lourenço do Barrocal on your right, just in front of the crossing to Alandroal / Barrada / Motrinos.

    From Madrid  (approximately 5-hour drive): take the R-5 onto the A-5, and once in Portugal, continue onto the A6, taking exit 8 towards Alandroal, then take the N255 to Reguengos de Monsaraz. From there turn left towards São Pedro do Corval, go straight on the EN 514 to Monsaraz. On that road, you'll find the entrance to São Lourenço do Barrocal on your right, just in front of the crossing to Alandroal / Barrada / Motrinos.

    From Seville (approximately 3-hour drive): take the exit from Seville through the A-66, then take exit 745 toward Santa Olalla Norte. Next, take the EX-112 to Villa Nueva del Fresno, then the N-256 to Monsaraz, followed by the EN 514 to Reguengos de Monsaraz. On that road, you'll find the entrance to São Lourenço do Barrocal on your right, just in front of the crossing to Alandroal / Barrada / Motrinos.

    It's possible to book a shuttle service from and to Lisbon Airport or Évora train station (price on request).

    Nearest airport

    Lisbon airport is the closest to São Lourenço do Barrocal (165 kilometres).

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