Herdade da Matinha, a family estate covering 110 hectacres, lies 3kms from the village of Cercal, on portugal’s unspoilt Alentejo Coast.
The estate lays amongst picturesque hills and valleys where silence is golden, only occasionally interrupted by overflying birds and grazing wildlife. Matinha is also a stone’s throw away from Rota Vicentina, a total 350 kms of footpaths of breath-taking beauty, where one feels completely at one with nature. This is a walker’s and cyclists paradise, as it is for birdwatchers.
Also along the way is the fishing village of porto covo, the coastal village of vila nova de milfontes, and for the more intrepid, carrapateira and sagres further south.
Beach-lovers have got easy access to the expanses of nearby Malhao and Aivados, with miles of coastline that's great for surfing and swimming.