Sao Laurenco do Barrocal is a vast country estate located in the breathtaking Alentejo region of Portugal. The original buildings have been carefully renovated and redesigned with the utmost respect for their heritage, by renowned architect Eduardo Souto de Moura. This charming holiday accommodation first opened its doors to guests in May 2016, and has enjoyed glowing reviews ever since. And, after our own recent visit, we can certainly understand why…
Guests are immediately struck by an understated luxury that’s evident in both the meticulous interior and exterior of this superior holiday accommodation. You can choose to stay in either a hotel room or one of the spacious family apartments (2-6 persons), all of which are surrounded by beautiful countryside brimming with olive trees, vineyards, cork and oak forests. The holiday apartments (135-220 m2) each benefit from a kitchen with SMEG and Gaggenau appliances, a living room, spacious bedrooms furnished with quality beds (made up with Egyptian cotton bed linen), air conditioning, and underfloor heating in the bathrooms. Almost all of the apartments additionally boast a private terrace.
The delightful restaurant serves an extensive daily breakfast as well as Alentejo inspired dishes prepared using fresh, organic products. Meals can be enjoyed inside or outside on the pretty terrace, with views of the surrounding countryside. A sophisticated bar and lounge is located in the former, dome-shaped olive mill - an intimate spot that’s perfect for unwinding with a well-earned drink. In addition to the professional spa with sauna, there’s also a lovely "farm shop", a children's area with games and a tranquil swimming pool furnished with sun loungers and parasols.
All accommodations in our unique collection meet our high standards in quality, comfort, style and setting. We visit every place, meet the owners and explore the area, so we are sure that you will have a great holiday here!
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São Lourenço do Barrocal is located at the foot of the medieval village of Monsaraz, near the lake Alqueva in the Alentejo region in rural Portugal. Outside the boundaries of the vast estate overlooking the surrounding countryside, you will find the small walled village of Monsaraz on a hill with a magnificent view of the nearby Alqueva lake and olive groves. You will also find narrow streets with a maze of whitewashed houses and a handful of restaurants and craft shops.
It takes about 45 minutes to get to the fascinating UNESCO World Heritage sites Évora and Elvas and the city of Estremoz is definitely worth a visit. In the immediate vicinity there are several wineries and the wonderful nature invites to go hiking and biking.
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The São Lourenço do Barrocal estate, in the eastern Monsaraz region in Portugal, is a place you must have visited. The domain is a relaxed, luxurious version of an "agriturismo": wine tasting of the vineyards, horse riding, lazing by the pool and picnicking in the gardens. In the beautiful restaurant the most delicious dishes are served and there is an atmospheric bar. There is a lot to experience and discover for children, so they can find treasure and there is a nice playroom. If you want to relax, you can visit the "Susanne Kaufman" spa with saunas, a cedar hot tub, a relaxation room and a gym.
The cottages are all in the same beautiful style. The cottages are the most suitable for families as they have their own kitchen, plenty of space and a living room. The apartments all have Wi-Fi internet and air conditioning. In each apartment it is possible to place a cot for children up to 4 years old. There are no extra costs involved....