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Aldeia de Pedralva

Name of establishment

Aldeia de Pedralva, near Sagres

Style and ambience

A remarkable eco-tourism project. Pedralva was once a small but thriving traditional Portuguese village, but by 2006 there were only 9 inhabitants left - and now there are 27 fully restored houses which you can stay in. The transformation is remarkable and the houses nestle alongside a handful of privately owned houses and the farms that surround the village.

Rooms

The houses are all different but have all been beautifully restored in a simple, traditional and sympathetic way, with mis-matched furniture which just seems ‘right.’

There are 1, 2 and 3 bedroom options, with ensuite facilities and kitchens for self-catering.

Food options

Breakfast is served in the main building, and shared self-catering facilities include a BBQ area and pizza/bread oven with communal seating.

There’s also small onsite restaurant called Sitio da Pedralva, and the well-known Pizza Pazza is located in the village. Otherwise, it’s a short drive into Sagres or Vila do Bispo, or along the coast to numerous beach bars and restaurants.

Other facilities

Grocery

Library

Games room with pool table

Communal area which can be booked for meetings, workshops, etc.

The one big difference here - no TV and no internet. And very little mobile phone reception (although there’s free wi-fi in the reception area if you are desperate).

You can also book a range of local activities, including guided walks, cycling, surfing, horse riding, etc.

Why do you like it?

Somehow the air seems to feel fresher, the sky just a little brighter and the view just a little more beautiful as you approach the village, which nestles into the surrounding fields perfectly.

The aim of the resort is simple - to give guests an authentic experience of ‘living in the past’, of living in a ‘real’ village, with space and peace. Perfect for couples and families to take time away together, and for people tired from the frantic pace of modern life - a space to step aside, refresh and revive, and recharge your batteries.

Insider knowledge

The story is a remarkable one - a high flying executive from Lisbon who falls in love with a run-down and dilapidated village, promptly sells up everything he owns, takes early retirement, buys virtually the entire village, and moves to live there with his family.

The 'before' and 'after' pictures in the reception area tell the story - and there are still a few ruined properties in the village waiting to be developed, which give you a sense of the scale of the project.

Location

On the Vila do Bispo-Aljezur road (N268)). Heading north from Vila do Bispo look out for the turning to the right, marked Pedralva, after about 8 km.

Cost

Check out the website for current rates and promotions.

Opening times

Year-round


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