— How would you describe Villa Pedra in a few words?
— Villa Pedra pool area
— What was your inspiration to renovate the village and open a small hotel?
— Alecrim House dining area
— Please tell us about the interior design of Villa Pedra.
The atmosphere in the village and in the individual houses is very relaxing. Each house has a private garden, some even with organic vegetables, herbs and fruits. Even when we are fully booked, you will still feel like you have the village all to yourself. The vegetation and reconstructed walls provide great privacy for each house.”
— Casa de Cerejeira
— What’s the layout of the village? How far away are the houses from each other and is there a main house?
The houses are not huge, some have two rooms and others only one. We get lots of groups of families who come for four days with or without children. If you want you can open the doors between the gardens to create one big, shared space.”
— Villa Pedra – Casa Nespereira
— Please tell us about the facilities at Villa Pedra.
The gardens and terraces are all different sizes. They are designed in a way that you can feel totally alone. There is a swimming pool in the middle of the village. As its separate from the houses you won’t be disturbed by any noise from there.
My favorite houses are the schools with all the old maps. The lemon tree house is also very beautiful with a stone garden. Many of our returning guests always stay in a different house. They don’t know which one is better because the decoration is similar but different in each house.”
— Jasmim House
— What services do you offer as part of the holiday rental?
Our restaurant is open in the evenings and is the 11th hotel restaurant in Portugal to be considered organic; we offer delicious, healthy Portuguese cooking with only locally-sourced products. We use our own wine, olive oil, vegetables and aromatic herbs. The fish comes fresh from the sea and the meat is from our neighbors. It’s a very healthy kitchen, which our holiday guests can enjoy inside or outside the restaurant.”