Surrounded by unique beauty, in the surroundings of Alqueva, some 900m from the dam’s water mirror and Monsaraz emblematic castle, is located the Horta da Coutada, an old property which, in time gone, assisted the local people and the neighbouring convent.
The Horta da Coutada dreamt concept is to combine the will to welcome its guests and a special place where rusticity and art are held in harmony, in this mythic refuge in interior Alentejo.
The walled estate, of 3ha, with its kitchen garden and ancestral noira are an important local annotation, with many stories to tell.
The house, with three adjacent buildings located around a central courtyard that forms a perfect circle, offers three standard rooms and two suites, all different between them, and beautifully arranged and well taken care of. Bathrooms display attention to the details and original features.
At one end of the courtyard, is located the Sala do Jardim – the garden’s room – a former barn transformed into a special and welcoming nook, where one can enjoy a good wine, good music or the rich and varied breakfasts prepared with selected local products.
The porch, in the east end of the courtyard, with an gorgeous view over the garden, swimming pool and the orchard, is one of the elected places of the property, where long conversations may join the bird songs and the low flights of the storks and eagles that visit the surroundings during summer.
The swimming pool, in salt electrolysis, with an original pergola and uniquely located between the Xerez cromlech’s megalith museum and the São Bento hermitage, is an invitation to both pleasure and rest.
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