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Centuries-old cottage among trees & bees in Borba - sustainable and geo-tourism
Every bedroom has a window. The futon in the living room is double and comfortable, for two adults (at extra charge). All rooms have heating and are cool in the summer.
Pool / Spa
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Pets allowed - Welcome. Please check rules.Welcome. Please check rules.
Smoking allowed - Not permitted inside. Please check rules.Not permitted inside. Please check rules.
Max guests: 6 - Up to 6 travelers per cottage (extra cost above 4)Up to 6 travelers per cottage (extra cost above 4)
You are in the country, but not isolated. You will be in control of your time and your feelings, whatever you decide to do. You may choose to relax in the private comfort of a centuries-old cottage, with surrounding olive and walnut groves. You may take a day out, exploring the region’s beautiful landscape, world heritage, towns and castles. Or you may go winery hopping, savouring the renowned quality wines.
We invite you to take in the richness of the area with independent spirit, at your own pace. Even if you are in a working mood. Have you imagined being linked to the world under the trees?
Horta Vermelha is located in Borba, in the Alto Alentejo region of Portugal, an area many call the 'Provence' of Portugal. The vast plains of the Alentejo (roughly the size of a country such as Belgium) sweep between the Algarve and Lisbon. It is a countryside of endless plains doted by olive trees, cork trees and great vineyards.
Probably the last undiscovered destination wonder in Europe.
Other Activities: bird watching, photography, castles, palaces, World Heritage, vineyards, wine cellars
Hosted by Sónia Melo or João M. GilAsk a question
About Sónia Melo or João M. Gil
Sónia Melo: I am dedicated to providing guests and visitors at Horta Vermelha a holistic experience of the best and most fascinating features the Alentejo has to offer. My work and commitment to Horta Vermelha is paired with my activities in research and policy in international development. João M. Gil: In Horta Vermelha, I hope guests will link to the world, from local to global scale, from the roots in the soil to the world. I transversely apply these ideas in my work also as a Engineer and Photographer, as I do in my engagement with Horta Vermelha.
Why Sónia Melo or João M. Gil chose Borba
Horta Vermelha is fully Licensed and Registered as "Country Cottages/Rural Tourism" with no. 673 RNT, Portuguese Tourism Board.
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