Guests stay in our typical Alentejo ranch house in the midst of our valley, where the river Mira flows through twenty hectares of pasture.
The house has three double rooms, a kitchen and a big living/dining area. Two bathrooms with WC are available. Unlimited – but not very fast – Wifi is available in the house. Two cats and a small dog live inside with us and of course many other types of animals live outside.
We all prepare breakfast together and talk about the days plans. Tatiana prepares lunch for us, which awaits us when we come back from our morning work with the horses. In the evening, we all make dinner together at the house or you can go exploring and eat at one of the many typical restaurants in the area. We are very flexible about the meals, but generally eat vegetarian food. If you have any special dietary needs, we are happy to help.
The town of Odemira is only 5 kilometers away. Other than many restaurants, the town also has a few supermarkets, a pharmacy, doctors, a petrol station etc.
You can also stay at the pleasant country inn which is near the ranch.
The ranch encompasses roughly 50 hectares of land near the town of Odemira in the Alentejo region of Southwest Portugal. The region is well known for its unspoiled nature and its wonderful beaches on the wild Atlantic coast.
The ranch consists of pastures in the valley and forest on the hillside. The river Mira flows through the pastures and ends 20 kilometers away in the Atlantic. Twice a day the river rises and falls as much as a meter or two with the tide. Since we often cross the river on our trail rides, this sometimes gives us the opportunity for adventure, with the horses almost having to swim across.
We ride through our own forest on shady trails through a mixture of cork oak, eucalyptus, pine and medronho trees (the so-called strawberry tree, which carries fruit used for making strong brandy.) During the day, we encounter flocks of partridge, at night, when we ride under the full moon, sometimes from afar wild boar or foxes.