CASA CISNE is the most special of the accommodations of our nature tourism, as it is the only guesthouse located in our Nature Paradise SELÃO DA EIRA VELHA, 1600m from SALGADINHO in a valley of the Ecological
Reserve, where also we live. The valley has a very particular atmosphere with virgin Alentejo forest, a small river, swan lake and lotus pond, and freely moving peacocks, ducks and geese from our own raising. The sounds of nature and the animals are the only
The guesthouse is really inserted in plain nature, not far from the swan lake. It is built according to ecological standards, and hence has a very pleasant natural climate inside, and modern
amenities. The room has a French bed and dining table with comfortable chairs. The bathroom is directly attached, and has a shower. The TV satellite (ASTRA) has a large variety of channels. The kitchenette is well-equipped with a small refrigerator, micro-wave,
mini-oven, electric plate, steam cooker, and all usual household appliances. The dish-washing machine in the nearby kitchenette of the Café may be used, and also the deep freezer and the big fridge for storage.
Internet through cell phone exists in the valley, but the quality and velocity depend on the device and on the weather, and sometimes can be unstable. But there is a stable WiFi internet connection in our house and on the adjacent terrace by the river.
There are three private terraces: The front patio is shaded by wine climbers and equipped with table and chairs and a “Hollywood” swing. The side terrace with a charming view to the natural lake and the forest
is equipped with sun loungers under a shady tree, and the rear terrace is a real hideaway. Within the next days, awnings will be fixed on one of the terraces (I still have to try out which one best to choose). A small BBQ is there for exclusive use on the
private terraces, but you may also use the large BBQ by the river and next to the bio garden, and the traditional stone oven.
Generally the guests in CASA
CISNE have the entire space of SELÃO DA EIRA VELHA at their disposal, including the swimming pool. There are various places to choose, each with its own character and charme - patios and terraces by the lake and the river, natural corners under
trees and sun-screens along the lotus pond, and the glass pavilion which is the centre piece of the open-air Café PERTO DO PARAÍSO (“Close to Paradise”).