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Welcome to Nature & Comfort

Excellent accommodation welcomes guests throughout the year to enjoy privacy and tranquility, and to discover the splendid natural landscape between the Atlantic Ocean and the Monchique mountains. The ALENTEJO LITORAL with its mild sea climate and a mostly blue sky is WORTH A VISIT IN ALL SEASONS. 

At springtime blossoming fields and cliffs intrigue with their colours and smell. In summer the natural and clean beaches are the major attraction. In late summer and autumn, the beaches return to be just natural beauties, the soil turns green again, and the lakes and rivers start to replenish their water. The winter season has its own charme as in plain nature even a rainy day has atmosphere, and is more than compensated by the following crisp air and limitless high sky, deep-blue on a sunny day and star-twinkling at night.

The Offer

~ Space for a romantic hideaway, relaxing break, or personal retreat ~ Place to join with family and friends, including the family pet Comfortable temporary homes for longer stays in the cool season Quiet accommodation where seniors always find a helping hand  House with swimming pool and nature accessible by wheelchair  Conditions for tour operators offering individual travel experience ~ Exclusive nature environment for special events like anniversary, home-style wedding, hen-do, or family meeting


You want to go hiking & biking, enjoy beach holidays, or explore nature through a variety of activities ? And still find authenticity in the local environment, life-style and people ? Or just need a time out for body, mind and soul ? Perhaps prefer healthy, vegetarian or vegan food ? Or natural health care ?

 

 

There is a Single Place Where All This May Be Found

 

SALGADINHO  -  SÍTIO DAS ROLAS  -  SELÃO DA EIRA

 

 Where Local Atmosphere and Cosmopolitan Style Converge    

into a Modern Rural Tourism

 

High-standard Ecological Accommodation in Plain Nature  <>  Tranquility and Privacy  <>  Windmill Studio - Modern Clay Houses - Spacious Family Homes & Studios <> Barrier-free Accommodation with Surroundings Accessible by Wheelchair  <>  Panorama View with Sunrise over the Monchique Mountains  and Sunset over the Atlantic Ocean <> Lake-style Swimming Pool Accessible in Wheelchair  <>  Sportive Swimming Pool with Diving Depth  <>  Barbecue <>  Soccer Lawn <> Pine Forest with Shady Trails and Picnic Spots 

 

Accessible in Wheelchair  -  Special Service for Guests with Special Needs

 Holidays that Make a Difference 

 

Nature & Comfort

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Our nature tourism is based on a modern ecological concept that reconciles Nature & Comfort. The Country House Complex SALGADINHO and the adjacent rural property SÍTIO DAS ROLAS offer a panorama view over the landscape with sunrise over the hills and sunset over the ocean, while the Nature Paradise SELÃO DA EIRA VELHA is a located in a valley in plain Ecological Reserve. In all places the star-twinkling night sky is a true experience. The three sites are dinstinctly different, and each one has a particular swimming pool. All accommodations are inserted in a natural environment, and the comfortable interior with individual decoration meets the demand for modern standard

Excellence & Privacy

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SELÃO DA EIRA - Turismo Rural no Alentejo qualifies as member of the international association SMALL ELEGANT HOTELS that promotes small-scale tourism places of excellence in special locations, which distinguish themselves by a charming character and great hospitality. Our offer is the experience of true nature tourism in combination with excellent accommodation that makes the guest feel at home. The atmosphere of tranquility, style and privacy make our three sites perfect to relax and revitalize. At the same time, they are a good base for hiking trips on the ROTA VICENTINA and day excursions in all directions. 

SALGADINHO - Stylish & Ecological 

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The exclusive country house complex in a former windmill yard is an almost botanical garden with a great panorama view over the hilly landscape and down to the sea. The accommodations reflect ecological standards. All have modern amenities, individual interior decoration and private outdoor space. 

O MOINHO is a romantic studio inserted in the old windmill. CASA PAVÃO is the larger of the two modern clay houses with a conservatory with sea view. The veranda of CASA PEIXE lies in front of the lake-style swimming pool with mountain view. This house and the pool are accessible by wheelchair.  

SÍTIO DAS ROLAS  - Ample Space

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The rural property adjacent to Salgadinho offers a wide panorama view down to the ocean that can be enjoyed from almost all corners inside and outside the houses. The modern and comfortable accommodations are surrounded by ample lawn and garden areas with a swimming pool for diving and a barbecue with sheltered dining area. The pine forest invites with shady trails and picnic spots.

The studio-type corner house CANTO DO SOL and the family homes CASA ALECRIM and SOBREIRINHO are spacious independent accommodations, but may be combined to create large houses for 10, 12 or 16 persons. The SOBREIRINHO is adapted for wheelchair.

 

Caring for Special Needs

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We are attentive and caring with senior travellers who sometimes may need a helping hand, a shuttle to the beach, or just some company. And we strongly feel that revitalizing holidays in nature should not be out of reachfor persons with reduced mobility or mental handicap and their companion or caretaker. Therefore, we are committed to constantly improve the service of supportive care during holidays and longer stays, in cooperation with professional staff.

 

Professional Thai-Ayurveda Treatment

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The THAI-AYURVEDA SALA by the major swan lake is a calm and decent place to relax and replenish energy through natural treatment based on Thai-Ayurveda Traditional Medicine. Boonkerd, our gentle Thai daughter, is an experienced professional of Thai Traditional Medicine. She uses various massage techniques,herbal applications and "Gua Sa" with yak hornfor energy stimulation and muscle relaxation.

 

SELÃO DA EIRA VELHA

Nature Paradise

 

  Revitalize Body and Mind

by Getting in Touch with Nature 

 

Tranquility in a Nature Paradise <>  River Valley with Typical Alentejo Forest <> Unique Atmosphere <> Space for Meditation and Personal Retreat <>  Thai-Ayurvedic Health Care and Wellness Treatment  <>  Open-air Café with Local Snacks  <>  Special Treat for Vegetarians and Vegans  <>  Glass Pavilion in the Animal Zone <>  Terraces Scattered along the Swan Lake and the River <>  Natural Rest Areas along the Lotus Pond  <> One Guesthouse with Modern Facilities <> Swimming Pool Surrounded by Trees and Passing Peacocks <>  Charcoal BBQ and Traditional Stone Oven <> Natural Playground and Table Tennis for Children

 

Part of Our Nature Tourism Open to All  - Soon Accessible in Wheelchair

Located along the Rota Vicentina

Plunge into Nature

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The river valley SELÃO DA EIRA VELHA in plain National Ecological Reserve is reached by branching off the ROTA VICENTINA, or coming from SALGADINHO and SÍTIO DAS ROLAS through an eucalyptus forest. Who gets there, is captured by the unique atmosphere and calls it "a paradise". 

Explore this place where nature sets the rules. Meet the roaming  peacocks, and get intrigued by the blend of ornamental plants, biological horticulture and Alentejano montado with cork and olive trees. Enjoy the smells and sounds along the river and the lakes, and find the traditional trails which we are recovering in the private forest.

Take a Snack Close to Paradise

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The glass pavilion and various terraces and natural rest places along the swan lakes, the lotus pond and the river compose a unique recreation space for our residential guests as well as for hikers on the Rota Vicentina and other visitors.

Come and find out why this small open-air café with a very personalized service is PERTO DO PARAÍSO - close to paradise. Enjoy a drink and a local petisco, or a (non) vegetarian healthy snack in the company of peacocks, guinea fowls, geese and ducks

Stay Overnight in Plain Nature

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True nature lovers who are not bothered by the cries of cocks and peacocks, will adore CASA CISNE, the only guesthouse in the valley. This accommo0dation allows to enjoy the comfort of ecological construction and modern amenities and, at the same time, experience the sounds of nature and the sparkling milkyway at night. During the day, peacocks and dogs pay visits to the private terraces for curiosity or a treat. Guests have the entire valley at their disposal including the glass pavilion, the terraces and natural rest places, the BBQ, the tradiotional stone oven, and the Yin-Yang swimming pool which is surrounded by trees. Hikers on the Rota Vicentina may plan, or spontaneously decide spending a night or two in this authentic Nature Paradise. 

 

THE  ALENTEJO  COAST  &   ODEMIRA

Full of Secrets

 

             Get Captured by the Beauty of the Landscape,         

the Gentle People and  the Mild Climate

 

Pure Nature and Tranquility in the National Ecological Reserve between the Atlantic Ocean and the Monchique Mountains  <>  Sandy Beaches and Impressive Cliffs  <>  Blossoming Dunes and Birds the Natural Park of the Costa Vicentina <> Starry Sky  <> Small Villages and Gentle People  <>  Living Crafts and Fishermen Culture  <>  Tradition and a Still Authentic  Life Style

 

Discover Portugal along the Alentejo Coast

Enjoy the Slow Pace of Life and Great Hospitality

Meet Yourself  -  Meet with People  -  Enjoy Being There 

 

SLOW  PACE  IS  BEAUTIFUL