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We Love

  • This charming, family-run boutique offers a real home from home feel - expect service with a smile and fantastic, authentic food.
  • The estate coves 110 hectacres, and lies 3kms from the village of Cercal, on portugal’s unspoilt Alentejo Coast. Peaceful, secluded and unspoiled.
  • Get back in touch with nature with your complimentary horse ride!

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Trip advisorThis hotel won the Certificate of Excellence from the world's leading review website, which honours hotels & accommodations that consistently demonstrate a commitment to hospitality excellence.

Your Destination

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.

Your Hotel

Hidden in a valley 5km south of Cercal, this country house is bursting with colour, thanks to owner Alfredo’s vivid paintings and red, pink and orange doors, chairs, sofas and cushions. Guests lounge in daybeds and by water features looking like they never want to leave.

Guests can make the most of the yoga studio, horse riding and beautiful surrounding countryside.... or simply relax in the sunshine by the pool.

Dinners are prepared by Alfredo and Monica and served at high tables laden with vases of wild flowers and vintage kitchenware.

  • 20 guestrooms
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Massage
  • Yoga
  • Free wifi

Some services may incur additional charges, payable locally.

Your Room

This offer is based on a Romantic Room except for stays during Easter (13/04/2017 - 15/04/17) when you will be in a Standard Room.

Sleeps up to

Adults Adults
2 Adults
+
1 Child
Romantic Rooms are slightly larger than standard, and feature wooden floors and throughtful details thought. You may have a small private wooden terrace.

Please note: the bed for the 3rd guest sharing is likely to be a sofa bed or camp style bed.

Your Board Basis

This offer is based on a bed and breakfast stay. You may choose to upgrade to Half Board at the next stage of booking.

Half Board =
Breakfast and lunch or dinner, excludes drinks.

Breakfast
Perhaps the best way to start the day. Everything is served fresh at breakfast time. The aroma of fresh coffee, lemongrass tea, fruite, cheese and smoked ham will rouse you from the deepest slumber! But the best of all is the Alentejo bread. First thing in the morning the staff drive 10 km to the local bakery, which still operates the old traditional open fire ovens.

Lunch (extra cost)
Lunch is a very informal affair. You simply ask Alfredo or Monica after breakfast what you'd like later and they'll tell you what they've got; whatever is served up is always a pleasant, healthy and tasty surprise.

Dinner (extra cost)
If breakfast at Matinha is the perfect way to start the day, dinner is the ideal way to celebrate it. Alfredo and Monica even invite guests to join in preparing the supper. Dinners are never the same at Matinha and you can truly discover the pleasure of good food.

Your Time

Just for you: 1 Horse Ride per person per stay

The hotel and its surroundings allow for some relaxing and rewarding activities - refresh your body and mind with a yoga class, start the day in style with a morning swim, explore a hiking trail, perhaps enjoy a horse riding session, then unwind with a massage. Or, just head to the beach and soak up the sun.

Your Journey

Flights: The flights included are with either a scheduled or no frills airline and are subject to live availability and prices can change. You can choose your preferred departure times during the booking process. Please select your flight options carefully as departure and arrival airports may differ.

Transfers: Are not included.

Car Hire: Can be added for an additional fee. (Flight inclusive offers only)

Faro airport : 1h 50 min / 156km.

Jan
min : 7°C max : 15°C
Feb
min : 8°C max : 16°C
Mar
min : 10°C max : 18°C
Apr
min : 11°C max : 19°C
May
min : 13°C max : 21°C
Jun
min : 16°C max : 25°C
Jul
min : 18°C max : 28°C
Aug
min : 18°C max : 28°C
Sep
min : 17°C max : 26°C
Oct
min : 14°C max : 22°C
Nov
min : 11°C max : 19°C
Dec
min : 9°C max : 16°C

Car Hire

Please note you cannot be guaranteed a specific make of car within a certain group.
The minimum age for driving a hire car in Portugal is 21 and drivers must have held a full driving licence for a least 1 year.

The lead name on the booking will be confirmed as the named driver.  The named driver must present a credit card in their name when collecting the car (credit cards in other names will not be accepted).

The named driver must also present a full valid driving licence on collection of the vehicle and in some cases a credit card or cash deposit will be required.

Please ensure that you check your car hire documents carefully once received as this will advise if there are any taxes/charges to be paid locally as well as potential mileage restrictions.

Your Contract

If you book a package which includes flights, your contract will be with Voyage Privé. The air holiday package(s) shown are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 10170.

If you book a package which does not include flights, then ATOL protection does not apply. Your contract will be with the provider of the accommodation and not Voyage Privé. Voyage Privé acts only as agent for the accommodation provider.

Please read our booking conditions before confirming your holiday.

Travel Documents

Flight Inclusive Offers
You will receive an email confirming your booking within the next 48 hours.

Please check all details on this confirmation are correct. If there are any discrepancies, please notify us as soon as possible.

The airline is ticketless and therefore, you will not receive any hard copy documents. You will however, receive an email from us detailing your flight information and reference number to enable you to manage your booking online via the airline website.

You will also receive an accommodation voucher for presentation at the hotel reception at point of check-in.

If you have booked transfers, Meet & Greet, car hire or airport lounges, you will receive a separate voucher for each of these services. Please note that transfer vouchers are sent directly from the transfer supplier.

Please do make sure that you either add Voyage Privé to your Safe Senders list or check your Junk mail regularly for your travel documents.

We will send all documents out as early as possible (subject to full payment being received) but you should receive all your documentation at least 10 days prior to departure.

If by any chance you have not received all the above by this time, please contact us at customer.relations@voyageprive.com

Accommodation Only
You will receive an email confirming your booking within the next 48 hours.

Please check all details on this confirmation are correct. If there are any discrepancies, please notify us as soon as possible.

You will also receive an accommodation voucher for presentation at the hotel reception at point of check-in.

Important Information

For further information on passport & visa requirements click here

Please note that the location shown on our map is to be used as a guide only and the actual location of the property may differ

Please note: you may be asked to provide a credit/debit card deposit on arrival to cover any purchases made in the hotel.

Although we endeavour to provide up to date information we cannot guarantee that all hotel facilities and services will be available during your stay, especially when travelling out of the main holiday periods

Star rating standards may differ to that of the UK, depending on the country of travel

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