Stuffy is in the past, the future is blue. Blue Sea, Blue Sky and Blue House. What we have here is a charming, fun and easy-going holiday house, situated in Monte das Nespereiras in the Serra de Grândola, 115 km south of Lisbon. Sofia and Afonso started renovating the existing house and adjoining ruins in 2008, with the summer and beach in mind. And why not, it is situated in the coastal area of the Alentejo, a 10 minute drive from the beach of Aberta Nova, one of the 7 “Praias Douradas” (Golden Beachs) in Portugal.
The easy going nature of the blue House is evident as soon as you arrive – forget the impersonal modern house or luxury villa. Here you´ll find the most relaxed atmosphere, with all the necessary comforts, for an uncomplicated (that is the operative word) and easy stay.
With beautiful sun sets, a view onto the sea and 7.5 hectares of cork and pine trees all around you, this is an ideal hide-out for a peaceful spring or summer holiday - with children or amongst friends.
A stay at the Blue House may make you forget you are in Europe. The atmosphere is a little Moroccan or coastal Brazil in fact. In the summer you walk around bare foot and leave your watch and mobile behind. It’s one of the reasons that make this place special.
It is somewhat reminiscent of a small village with several independent living areas often divided by flower patches, pots and shrubs.
The original house: dining terrace facing south – built on several intermediate levels, with original “taipa” walls and wood structure in the interior:
Kitchen, 3x2m, but fully equipped and operational (we are very keen cooks so the kitchen has to work!)
Dining area inside, seats 6
Dining area in terrace, seats 10, facing south
Entrance hall with fire place
1 double bedroom, on mezzanine (no full privacy)
1 complete bathroom
1 tiny room (it has a single bed, but we count it as storage area)
Outhouse with large fridge / freezer and washing machine.
Adjoining house: added in 2009, with a large terrace facing west.
4x4m living room
4x3m double bedroom, with en suite bathroom
3x5m kids bedroom with 2 bunkbeds, with en suite bathroom
Terrace 7x5m facing west
Independent Cottage with its small intimate terrace, facing east
x3m double bedroom
4x3m bathroom and dressing area
The “ruin”: an open space living room, with outdoor solar heated showers, and BBQ
6x6m open living area
2.5 x 2.5 m outdoor showers
Watering tanks renovated as pools
1 tank 4x4m + 1 tank 4x5m with a large wooden deck adjoining both – approx. 70m2
Situated by the fruit orchard.
- Family Friendly Hotels
- Animals welcome
- Internet WiFi
- Swimming pool
- TV Room
- Coffee/tea Making
- Hair dryer
- Internet access
- Internet WiFi
- Kitchen fully equipped
- Non smoking rooms
- Satellite TV
- Horseback Riding
- Water Sports
- Wine Tasting