Surrounded by amazing natural scenery, just 15km from the picturesque hilltop town of Marvão, is Quinta do Barrieiro. It offers typical architecture and interiors with original artwork. Quinta do Barrieiro is located 750m above sea level in the heart of Natural Park Serra de São Mamede, Alentejo, Portugal. The surrounding green landscape and the numerous sources of pure water, harmony between mountain, plateaus and valleys, mild temperature and the natural definition of the seasons (all contrasting with the typical Alentejo landscape) make Quinta do Barrieiro a unique place.
What really distinguishes Quinta do Barrieiro, making it unique, is the artistic sensibility of its owners. With his architectonic expertise, José Manuel Coelho managed to skilfully explore the specificity of the region’s typical architecture and materials. He has designed an involving scenic space that superbly blends modernity and tradition. A rural-chic landscape that is the perfect exhibition stage to the amazing metal/stone sculptures of his wife, Maria Leal da Costa.
Outdoors is a wonderful garden with a swimming pool surrounded by pine trees and the sculpture gallery. The Apartadura Dam and lake is 2km
away, offering fishing and bird watching opportunities.
Accommodations at Quinta do Barrieiro have a rustic feel and feature such amenities as airconditioning/heating, a TV with DVD/CD player, a kitchenette equipped with all the necessary utensils for self catering and a private outside area. Private bathrooms have a hairdryer, towel heater and complimentary toiletries. There is a choice of rooms ranging from a studio to a 3-bedroom house.
Accomodations are self-catering, however it is possible (at a surcharge) to enjoy a daily breakfast made of regional products brought to the room. Also main meals can be ordered (at a surcharge) at your preference.
• free Wi-Fi throughout • free on-site parking • Portalegre 12km • Spanish border 10km • ruins of the Roman city of Ammaia 8km
Your hosts: Maria Leal da Costa & José Manuel Coelho