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Herdade de Touril is a charming 365-hectare estate on the Alentejo rugged coastline. The farmhouse property is modest in style and design, with a touch of rural Portuguese flavour, and prefect for those looking to escape the crowds.
With only 12 rooms and suites, the Herdade is intimate and homely. All rooms have been decorated in true Portuguese style with light simple colours, comfortable furnishings and private terraces.
The location is tranquil with its blend of countryside and coastal location. Guests are surrounded by a working estate where cattle is bred, as well as being able to hear waves crash against the seaside cliffs. The estate is perfect for relaxing and bathing by the swimming pool. Alternatively the coastal path is great for either cycling or walking to secluded beaches, guests can even exchange popular route suggestions over breakfast.
Little ones will take great delight in the vast open space of the estate, there are even various farm animal models scattered throughout the grounds that will attract their attention.
Lunch, breakfast and summer barbecues are served in the Herdade, all freshly prepared with local ingredients and baked goods. Evening meals require guests to take a short drive to nearby restaurants, for fabulous fresh seafood (sardines are a must) and other popular Portuguese cuisine. For those who don't fancy a drive, the hotel will do the honour.
Why we love it
This place is flora and fauna heaven with bright bougainvillea covering the outside of the property, wonderful smells of lavender throughout and surrounding sun flowers.
Molly, Original Traveller