New charmhotelsweb member: Parque de Natureza de Noudar, Portugal

Between the winding rivers Ardila and Múrtega and lodged among hills and summits near the town of Barrancos in the Alentejo is the Parque de Natureza de Noudar. It offers charming and stylish accomodations,  an outdoor swimming pool, restaurant and a great array of nature and cultural activities.

After long walks in the Park, you can rest in one of the two lodging units: Casa do Monte and Casa da Malta, two houses imbued with history and identity. Beneath the celestial planes and enveloped by the immensity of the landscape and, you will fall asleep to the sound of croaking frogs and literally wake up with the birds…

Casa do Monte is the former estate mansion, with 4 double bedrooms and 2 twin bedrooms (one of which can accommodate people with reduced mobility). Room facilities include air conditioning and private bathrooms.

Casa da Malta is the old communal shelter for the estate’s farm workers. This part was turned into a low-costs lodging with a history where workers would sleep in straw beds laid out in a communal room around a large central fireplace. Todays facilities are more up-to-date with private and dormitory rooms with private and shared bathroom facilities.

An extensive breakfast served is served in the restaurant, including Alentejan bread, freshly squeezed orange juice, homemade or regional cookies, fruit, aromatic infusions from own gardens, cereals and dairy products. The restaurant has a view of the beautiful Noudar castle and serves local Mediterrean cuisine for dinner with fresh products that come directly from the estate’s own orchards and vegetable gardens.  Barbeque facilities are available at a surcharge.

The great room with vaulted ceilings, views of the castle and a fireplace for chilly nights, is perhaps the most beautiful and noble piece of architecture in the Casa do Monte.

Flora and wild animal observation is possible using the free bikes available or the electric cars. There is a gift shop, a library and a kid’s club.

✅ free Wi-Fi ✅ free on-site parking • possibility to rent the whole house, including the fully equipped kitchen

 

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