If you’re looking for piece and quiet, Herdade da Cortesia is the right place for you. This charming hotel is located in the middle of a farm, very close to the village of Avis, in the region of Alentejo in Portugal.
The rooms are very elegant, cozy and, pardon me for saying this, a true invitation to sex. Large windows bring the green grass and the blue sky close to you and once outside you can smell the earth. We can go for a long walk around the farm and meet cows, horses (you can even ride one), donkeys and chickens.
A 10 minute walk brings you to a small bay of the Maranhão Dam, where you can swim or rent a canoe; I preferred to lay down near the water or just listen to the birds (preferable early in a foggy morning).
One of the best things is the relaxing outdoor swimming pool. It was great to rest there while watching the infinite sights of the Alentejo plains and breathe all that pure air. For the ones who can’t live without their workout, there’s a nice gym not far from the main house.
The breakfast was simple great, with irresistible bread and other tasteful food. The staff was very nice and always very helpful.
Not very far from the hotel, there’s a little location, Santo António do Alcórrego where you should go and taste the fabulous rich cuisine of the region. The names of the restaurants are “Tasca do Montinho” and “Taberna do Paulo”.
Herdade da Cortesia is truly a beautiful and peaceful place, where you can rest and recharge your batteries. Al this at less than a two hour drive from Lisbon.
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- Also Known As:
- Herdade Da Cortesia Portugal/Avis