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!
Customer reviews —
Your Destination —
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
- 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
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.
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
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.