São Lourenço do Barrocal
Located in Alentejo, Portugal, in the foothills of medieval Monsaraz and nearby the Alqueva lake, São Lourenço do Barrocal is a carefully rejuvenated ‘monte alentejano’, an ancient small farming village, working today as a luxury hotel, set amidst olive groves, holm oaks and vineyards.
Within a 780-hectare estate that has been in the same family for over 200 years, it offers beautiful accommodation – 22 guest rooms, 2 suites and 16 cottages – and comprises a winery for the creation of its first-class wines, two farm-to-table restaurants, a farm shop selling Portuguese crafts and the estate’s own produce and a spa by Susanne Kaufmann. It also features two outdoor pools (adults and children), an organic vegetable garden and orchard, stables with a horse riding ring and a set of activities.
Here, guests can have the utmost experience while staying on a working farm, in communion with nature, heritage and people of all ages, being part of a budding community.