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.
This hotel is recommended by Antonia Filali General Manager - La Fiermontina , Italy
"We often overlook the incredible courage required to launch an independent hotel! It is not so simple as returning life to buildings from the past. One must bring true desire and the will to nurture these historic structures back with soul. José at Barrocal did this to perfection."