Typical Alentejo farm in the middle of a 52ha property of beautiful cork tree and evergreen oak woods. The farm's isolation, quietness and it's spontaneous invitation for an intimate contact with nature are it's most distinguished features. These aspects are reinforced by the farm's location: the house lies in a small land depression, surrounded by the small forest, which hide and cuddle it. Guests are free to explore the whole property, where cows and sheep permanently graze. Nature lovers will enjoy encounters with foxes, rabbits, badgers and many birds.
This place is very dear to me. Perhaps because I love it, not a single week passes without me introducing some new improvement to the house or planting a new tree. I prefer natural materials and handmade objects and I am gradually trying to bring the house closer to this ideal. I like to think that it's interior space becomes evermore cosy and inviting to the senses.
On Spring/Summer you can also relax in the big whitewashed water-tank, converted into a beautiful swiming pool, and, if I'm around (which is not always the case), you can help me bake bread in the old wood woven, take honey from the beehive or give me a hand in the vegetable garden.
Garrison Border Town of Elvas and its Fortifications and the Historic Centre of Évora are both UNESCO World Heritage Centre and only a half and hour drive away.
I will always be present at the arrival but I will not always be present during the guest's stays (and, depending on the dates, I might also accept requests to leave the farm). I will pick the guests in Arcos's vilage plaza, in fronte of Café Tobias, at the appointed time between us.
The farm is also the base for some of the activities of O Bosque Collective. Mainly during longer stays, a friendly group of members of this collective might be hosted in the property to care of the vegetable garden, the agro-forest or building some new infrastructure. In case you would rather not have any strangers passing by, you can always ask me, previous to booking, if that is possible during the dates you wish to book. The members of the collective and myself stay in a house contiguous to the "airbnb house" but completely independent from it, so you privacy is assured.