Quinta das Lavandas

Castelo de Vide - Portalegre, Alto Alentejo
Bed & Breakfast


Seven B&B rooms and a self-catering cottage on a remote working quinta with long views to the hill

Bedroom

8 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2

The
Experience

On Portugal’s only lavender farm the delicate fragrance fills the air even in winter. You’ll find stooped olive trees, a cluster of modern whitewashed buildings – one is the guest house – and a quiet little cottage for two set apart with no babbling TV or Wi-Fi.

Cool yourself in the saltwater pool, warm up on the terrace and wander the pebbly gardens to find plenty of shady benches. All guests come together for breakfasts of cheese and chorizo, homemade jam and organic honey (and cottage guests may join too for an extra fee). Buy the quinta’s olive oil and lavender products and floral soap at the farm – everything grown onsite is organic.

In summer watch the farmhands extract oil from the lavender; in autumn, join in with the olive harvest and see the press at work. There are bikes to borrow and good cycle trails.

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We think you'll love

  • The soothing scent of lavender
  • The wonderful views
  • Watching the lavender extraction or the olive press in action
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Home truths

  • The pool and terrace are shared
  • You’ll need to get the car out for lunch and evening meals
  • There are dogs outside in a kennel

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair

Nearby

  • Pub within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Special offer: 5 % discount for 2 nigth and coffe or tea free; 10 % discount for 4 nigths or more and coffe or tea free

Booking information

Check in
3pm
Check out
12pm
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights. Parking on-site.
Closed
December.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Meals
Breakfast available in cottage, €10 per person. Restaurants 3.5km.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £85
Surcharges
Extra bed available in guest house, €25 - €35 per person per night. Cot available in guest house.
3 Doubles
From £85
1 Cottage for 2
From £85
3 Twins
From £95
1 Suite for 2
From £115

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Location

The neighbourhood

Olive groves and lavender fields as far as the eye can see, with intriguing little paths leading to restful plateaux and pastures with cows. Quietness reigns and it feels wonderfully remote, though the charming town of Castelo da Vide is just over three kilometres away. The terracotta jumble is laced with tight cobbled streets and lots of restaurants and shops; the walk to the ancient castle overlooking the town has beautiful views all the way to Serra d’Estrela.

Local points of interest from

  • Imagine walking through streets where the centuries have left an indelible mark: in the houses, in the doors and in the windows. It is in an unrivaled eighborhood: the old Jewish quarter of Castelo de Vide To walk in its streets is to walk in time.
  • Marvão. There are those who call it "the eagle's nest" so inaccessible it seems when we look at it. However, strolling in its small streets is a unique experience, only surpassed by the immense beauty of the torn horizon that we see from the wall.
  • The Flower of the Rose. What a beautiful name to give to a medieval fortress and the church that is part of it. If you want to feel what silence is, coming from the rocks, you have to visit this place where the story marks a meeting with time.
  • The ancient Roman city of Ammaia, located on the outskirts of Marvão. Imagine a city that 2000 years ago would have more than 5000 inhabitants and today it has almost all places under the ground, as if it refused to show itself after what was its splendor.
  • In the Natural Park of Serra de São Mamede hundreds of kilometers of hiking allow travelers to discover this Natural Park, where humans have left their mark for centuries, but that continues to break into much of its territory.
  • The Póvoa Dam, a small lake where you can observe a large number of birds and on nights of clear skies observe the stars and the constellations as in a few places. Arrive there on foot or by bike, the paths are full of natural beauties.