The concept behind the Villa is deceptively simple.Tranquillity, authenticity and quality of life are in effect the basic pillars. And it surpasses these criteria splendidly.
Set amidst 3,000 acres of rolling hills and olive groves, overlooking the tranquil valley of Sicó Hills, and recently rebuilt, it has maintained much of the old world items as possible whilst catering to modern comforts. In effect a place hand built for peace and reflection. But it was not always so. For centuries the small village where Villa Pedra is located was known as Aldeia de Cima (the village from above, given its height). It was left deserted for almost a century and its stone houses had been transformed into picturesque ruins.
Thankfully the current owners saw the potential of Villa Pedra as an ecological retreat and the first 4 houses that now make up the accommodation were reconstructed with stone blocks walls covered with lime ochre, as in the original version. All details were carefully studied on an ecological and aesthetic basis, to provide a combination of ecological awareness and comfort all year around.
Each house is autonomous and private, but whichever one you choose silence is only be broken by the chirping of the birds or winds blowing the trees. Reading, cooking, walking, swimming or lighting up the fireplace will be par for the course. Yet there is much to see and do here.
The region deserves to be explored for its historical sites, landscapes, food products and a variety of curiosities. In fact, the small villages around this area maintain a close relationship with nature, whose livelihood comes mainly by agriculture and cattle breeding – no grey factories will be found here. In short one of the ultimate places to get away from it all in our Portugal selection.
The Villa Pedra itself is made up of four separate houses in all:
Casa do Loureiro (Laurel House): Consisting one suite with 2 single beds plus a bedroom with 2 single beds, 2 sitting rooms (one of which with fireplace); Full equipped Kitchen; TV, Media Centre, Wireless Internet access; Barbecue; Garden; Terrace; Central heating.
Casa do Alecrim (Rosemary House): One Suite with double bed, living room with sofa bed and a further room with double bed. TV media and Internet center, dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, refrigerator, electric stove with oven and exhaust; table for meals and barbecue in the garden, central heating.
Casa do Jasmin (Jasmin House): Onee suite with queen size bed, bathroom en suite and small living room with couch (sleeps 1); 1 Living room; Full equipped kitchen; TV, Media Centre, Wireless Internet access; Garden,; Terrace; Central heating.
Casa da Amendoeira (Almond Tree House): One suite with 2 single beds, bathroom en suite; 1 living room with fireplace; 1 bedroom with queen size bed, bathroom en suite; 1 dining room; Full equipped kitchen; TV, Media centre, Wireless Internet access; Barbecue; Garden; Central heating.
- Village Feel
- Animals not accepted
- Audio-visual services
- Central heating
- Swimming pool
- Hair dryer
- Kitchen fully equipped
- Non smoking rooms