Herdade da Estacada

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Authentic environment Easygoing Great for kids Natural beauty Secluded Simple pleasures
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Rates from 80.00 EUR
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The Vicentine Coast of the Alentejo  - one of Portugal’s blessed regions.
The area between Zambujeira do Mar and Vila Nova de Milfontes is famous for its wild windswept beaches, seaside villages and cliffs. Storks still happily make their nests all year round on the roofs and chimneys of houses (a wonderful sight). If the legend of storks bringing babies was true, then this would surely be one of the most populated areas of Europe. Thankfully, the opposite is true.
But we digress. On top of it all, it boasts places such as the Herdade da Estacada, an 8 room rural accommodation (four in the main house and four in an annex) located within a 100 hectare estate with its own lake, no less. The values are very much based on the Alentejo. That means nothing ostentatious but plenty of rustic charm, light and open spaces.
Rooms are simple with basic amenities but never less than comfortable and with large windows to let the unique light of the area shine through. The main public area is also comfortably endowed with sofas that seem tailor made for an afternoon siesta, particularly on balmy sunny days. As with most Alentejo constructions, the house seems to magically keep the heat out.
Maria, David and their four children also live here so it is a real working estate. Friendly and knowledgeable of the area, having lived here for over ten years, they are on hand to help in you in any way they can, but the sheer size of the estate (140 hectares, remember) in the middle of the Vicentine Coast Natural Park, and the layout and amplitude of the house itself, means privacy is guaranteed.
Things to do? How active do you want to be? You can laze around the natural lake, make the most of the bicycles at your disposal to explore the immediate environs, perhaps take a boat trip in the nearby Mira River, enjoy the beautifully wild beaches of Zambujeira do Mar.

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  • Family Friendly Hotels

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  • Animals not accepted
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Central heating
  • Credit cards (Visa, Mastercard) accepted
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Internet WiFi
  • Parking
  • Terrace

Room Amenities

  • Fireplace
  • Non smoking rooms


  • Bicycles
  • Fishing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Surfing
  • Trekking
  • Water Sports


Transport / Distances

City Centre: 12
Shops: 0
Airport: 0
Train Station: 0
Metro/Bus: 0


Date of stay 23/09/2016
This place is just great to have peace of mind. The breakfast ist amazing as well. Everything is worth it. For children as well. Thank you!
Date of stay 22/08/2015
Owner was asleep upon our arrival. Very young nieces welcomed us...then David appeared.. Did not help carry our bags. Next morning no breakfast prepared for us...when i asked for food was told very peremptorily to WAIT. After second day however things went smoothly.
Herdade da Estacada
Date of stay 11/07/2011
Es una suerte que María y David, los propietarios de Herdade da Estacada, compartan su casa entre los bosques del Alentejo y el Atlántico. Este hotel rural es tenerlo todo a la vez: el campo con todos los degradados posibles de verdes y amarillos y la playa tan salvaje o civilizada como cada quien la prefiera; el sol y los cielos despejados de Portugal y un viento rico que hace que los árboles que se ven desde las habitaciones hagan tanto ruido que casi molesten; la tranquilidad que da estar tan aislado de todo y la calidez de estar entre amigos, que los dueños y los trabajadores han sabido hacernos sentir. Empezar el día con las tartas que hace María para el desayuno y acabarlo con un baño en el lago, después de un paseo rural en las bicis acompañados por los pastores de la casa (unos border collie con ilimitadas ganas de que los consientan) es para nosotros la descripción de unas vacaciones perfectas.

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