We regret not having more days at this beautiful serene location. Lovely pool area with a bar and washroom!
Short distance from Evora.
The hosts are lovely and the surroundings were gorgeous. We were lucky to be there for cork harvesting! The workers were very engaging and we enjoyed watching the removal of large pieces of cork.
Lots of olive, lemon and apple trees.
Many dogs, cats, sheep. We heard how the farm brings in black pigs and allows them to roam eating large quantities of acorns to help them gain upwards up 100kg.
We enjoyed the wine produced with the grapes from the farm.
The accommodations were beyond expectations including lots of dishes, cutlery etc for preparing meals.
When we return to Portugal we will stay here again!
My husband and I spent three days at George and Barbara's beautiful place and it didn't feel like enough. There's only one guest house on the property, and if you're like us and rent the whole property there's more than enough space. Not only that but you're the only guest on the entire property. The house is well equipped with a full kitchen, great grill on the patio and everything else you'll need. However if you're like my husband and need to work remotely you'll need to be equipped with a higher speed hotspot. A bunch of friendly dogs follow you around as you explore and meet all the animals on the property: goats, donkeys, cows, pigs, and of course the beautiful horses. The owners are incredibly kind and welcoming. George gave us a tour of the farm including the cork oak grove and you can tell a lot of love goes into this place. He also coordinated a horseback riding lesson, which are taught in the dressage style. Of course the pool is also lovely for when the weather is too hot. Overall we cannot recommend Herdade de Mata enough for a country retreat or a place to stay in Alentejo. It's great for couples and families alike.