10 Rural, Country and Farmhouse Hotels in the Alentejo

LAST UPDATED
June 19, 2020

Alentejo is a region in the south of Portugal that stands out by its dreamy golden landscape, a slow pace of life, charming historic villages and delightful local gastronomy.

10 Rural, Country and Farmhouse Hotels in the Alentejo

Alentejo is a region in the south of Portugal that stands out by its dreamy golden landscape, a slow pace of life, charming historic villages and delightful local gastronomy.

We are often asked to recommend places to stay with a back-to-nature feel and an understated luxury vibe.

Below is a mix of the Rural Hotels, Country Houses and Farmhouse Stays in the Alentejo we have visited and love, plus those on our radar. They are the perfect getaways to relax, enjoy nature and breathe fresh air. Most are family-friendly and offer plenty of activities for the little ones.

Herdade da Matinha, a rural hotel in Cercal in the Alentejo.

Herdade da Matinha

Located near the Alentejo coast, surrounded by beautiful scenery, Herdade da Matinha captivates through its cosy and intimate atmosphere. This country house is bursting with colour, thanks to owner Alfredo’s vivid paintings and red, pink and orange doors, chairs, sofas and cushions. Surrounded by nature, the Herdade offers several activities including picnics, yoga, surf classes, cooking lessons, and magnificent horse riding. Those who want to walk the Rota Vicentina could not be better placed, as the 340km nature route runs by the doorstep of Herdade da Matinha.

Três Marias outdoor space. A rural hotel in the Alentejo.

Três Marias

After driving through a stretch of dirt road you arrive at this little slice of heaven in the coast of Alentejo, the perfect base to explore the spectacular beaches of Southwest Alentejo and Vicentina Coast Natural Park. The owner, Balthasar, is a founder member of Rota Vicentina (a network of walking and cycling trails) and his passionate knowledge about the area is captivating. Três Marias is a rural hotel offering fifteen whitewashed rooms all with minimal rustic decor, plenty of natural light, and an inviting porch for enjoying the peaceful surrounding nature.

Facade of São Lourenço do Barrocal, a luxury farmhouse hotel in the Alentejo region of Portugal.

São Lourenço do Barrocal

São Lourenço do Barrocal is a luxury farmhouse hotel in the Alentejo region of Portugal. The estate has been in the same family for over 200 years, and it used to be an ancient farming village, which has been brought carefully back to life as a luxury hotel, with the help of Pritzker prize-winning architect Eduardo Souto de Moura and interior designers Anahory Almeida. Spread over a vast 7.8 million square meters, São Lourenço do Barrocal offers 40 types of accommodation. There’s also a restaurant, a spa, a winery, and stables, among other experiences. Sleep cradled by the restfulness of the landscape and open your window in the morning to a breathtaking view of Monsaraz. You will want to go outside, stepping into your very own private terrace to take in the gentle countryside air.


Casas Caiadas, a trio of whitewashed cottages with a beautiful natural pool. Located in the heart of the Alentejo.

Casas Caiadas

Old water mills have been turned into a gorgeous trio of whitewashed cottages with a beautiful natural pool. Casas Caiadas is located in the heart of the Alentejo, near the small village of Sabugueiro and the historical town of Évora.

Casa no Tempo, a holiday house in the Alentejo with beautiful minimal decor.

Casa no Tempo

A dreamy four-bedroom old family farmhouse, with minimal beautiful decor set among wildflower fields, lakes and cork groves near the hilltop village of Montemor-o-Novo in the deep Alentejo in Portugal. Only an hour’s drive from Lisbon.

Living room of Cabeça de Cabra, a rural guesthouse located in Costa Vicentina in the Alentejo.

Cabeça da Cabra Country Guesthouse

Cabeça de Cabra is located in Costa Vicentina in the Alentejo, a haven for nature lovers. This rural guesthouse is the labour of love of the owner, Ana, who transformed an abandoned primary school into a peaceful retreat.

Kitchen of Cucumbi, a rural retreat in Alcácer do Sal.

Cucumbi

Cucumbi is a small and peaceful rural retreat in Alcácer do Sal. The views here are to die for, plus there’s a salt water swimming pool and a strong focus on sustainability and organic produce.

Aerial view of Malhadinha Nova Country House & Spa, a boutique hotel set in rural Alentejo, in Beja. T

Malhadinha Nova Country House & Spa

Malhadinha Nova Country House & Spa is a boutique hotel set in rural Alentejo, in Beja. This luxurious farmhouse offers an infinity swimming pool, a spa and a winery, all surrounded by the estate’s gorgeous vineyards.

Swimming pool of Craveiral Farmhouse by Belong, a boutique farmhouse located in the heart of the Alentejo.

Craveiral Farmhouse by Belong

This charming boutique farmhouse is located in the heart of the Alentejo coast near the small fishing village Zambujeira do Mar. It consists of 38 houses and studios, with a relaxed atmosphere surrounded by nature.

View from Monte Velho Equo Resort, a boutique hotel near Évora with a strong focus on horse riding activities.

Monte Velho Equo Resort

A boutique hotel near Évora with a strong focus on horse riding activities. Each room opens to a furnished balcony with amazing views of the dam, and the typical beautiful landscape of Alentejo.

No items found.
No items found.

So there you go, those are what we consider to be some of the Best Rural Hotels, Country Houses and Farmhouse Stays in the Alentejo right now. We hope you like them as much as we do.

Here's hoping you create new memories here in Portugal. Tag us on Instagram (we would love it if you do!) and let us know how it goes. 🤗

Subscribe to our newsletter to be the first to know about our new picks of places to stay and go in Portugal.


Obrigada,
xx
Joana and Sofia

Looking for Holiday Homes, Apartments and Villas in Alentejo?

© Photos by JO&SO and by each of the mentioned places.

Please note that sometimes we use affiliate links and receive a small referral commission from sales, at no additional cost to you. Everything we recommend in our website is handpicked by ourselves and 100% because we like it. By booking through JO&SO you are supporting what we are doing, helping us to keep running the website.

Share This

Discover more of our top picks of
Holiday Homes, Apartments
and Villas in Portugal

Find your perfect stay in

Alentejo

From the Journal

No spam, we promise ✌🏽. By subscribing you agree to receive emails from JO&SO and accept the terms of our Privacy Policy.

Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form. Please try again later.

Be the first to know

Follow us on Instagram