Velho Arvoredo

"This country house turned villa, the terrace of which - gazing over fruit trees towards the distant hills - is ideal for group dinners."

Ten great villas to book in Portugal, 6 April 2019

The House:

Velho Arvoredo (meaning Old Grove) is a restored farm house located high on the edge of the Sierras de Aire y Candeeiros, one of Portugal's 13 natural parks.

Thick stone walls are combined with a white-washed, modern interior that is both spacious and cosy.

The house accommodates eight people with four rooms, two with double beds and two with twin beds. 

There is a large, well equipped kitchen, places to dine both inside and outside, a relaxing lounge and a barn for fun and games.

The gardens are home to olive, nut and fruit trees and at the back of the house is a terrace and pool with views over the rolling hills.

Come and see why we love it so much.

"Could rural Portugal become the new Tuscany? On arrival at the whitewashed quinta, in Carvalhais, deep in the Santarem countryside, you might well think so."

The hottest new hotels, villas and spas in Portugal, 10 February 2019