Forming part of an ancient estate, this property promises tranquillity, freedom and a real sense of living close to nature.
Sleeping 14 guests across seven comfortable bedrooms, Villa Branca is nestled in the glorious Serras de Aire e Candeeiros Natural Park and boasts a private, hexagonal outdoor swimming pool. Owned by the same family for several generations and refurbished in 2014, the property’s interior is light and airy with cool terracotta floor tiles, generous proportions and unique antique furniture. Prepare meals in the well-equipped kitchen before dining at the table nearby or stepping outside for an al fresco feast. There is also a flexible function room on this floor, which can serve as a large dining room, conference room or even yoga space. When it’s time to relax, the living room, once a wine mill with 200 years of history, offers ample seating.
Each of the seven bedrooms is en-suite, decorated in a simple and eclectic style featuring Japanese panelled headboards and carefully chosen mid-century furniture. One of the bedrooms is suitable for guests with reduced mobility. 3 bedrooms have air conditioning with the remaining 4 having fans. All rooms have heating.
Outside, there is a sunny terrace for enjoying meals and drinks to the sounds of nature. The wooden above-ground swimming pool offers the perfect place to relax after a day exploring the surrounding natural park. Or why not pack a picnic and dine on the riverbank or in the orchard set within the beautiful four-hectares? There’s plenty of space for walking, with a small river and beautiful scenery to enjoy.
To compliment your stay, tailor-made extras such as tours, catering, cookery workshops, wine tastings and minibus transfers are available on request.