E X P L O R E
Discover the natural beauty & wonder of our
surroundings here in Portugal.
We are fortunate the neighbour The Iberian Wolf Recovery Centre (IWRC) which is a sanctuary for wolves who are unable to survive in the wild. With the objective of providing a suitable environment and safe haven for wolves.
The IWRC is open to the public for guided visits on Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays. All visits are subject to booking. The visits are made on foot through the public portion of the sanctuary and take about 90 minutes.
With its rippling mountains, dewy forests thick with ferns and lichen, exotic gardens and glittering palaces, Sintra is like a page torn from a fairy tale. Its Unesco World Heritage–listed centre, Sintra-Vila, is dotted with pastel-hued manors folded into luxuriant hills that roll down to the blue Atlantic.
Celts worshipped their moon god here, the Moors built a precipitous castle, and 18th-century Portuguese royals swanned around its dreamy gardens. Even Lord Byron waxed lyrical about Sintra’s charms: ‘Lo! Cintra’s glorious Eden intervenes, in variegated maze of mount and glen’, inspiring poem Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage.
Tapada de mafra
The National Hunting Grounds of Mafra were established in 1747 with the objective of providing surroundings appropriate for the Palace and a recreational hunting ground for royalty. Covering an area of 1,187 hectares, the Royal Hunting Grounds of Mafra were entirely surrounded by a worked limestone wall across a length of 16 Km.
There are lots of lovely outdoor activities at the National Park nearby, such as walks, forest runs, archery and birds of prey performances. The park borders our land so being close by, you can arrive on foot easily.
If you’re interested in the richness of Portuguese history and architecture, then The Royal Palace is an exploration not to be missed.
It boasts a large library thought to be one of the most beautiful in the world. The Royal Building has two carillons with 98 bells – the largest of its time. The Basilica’s 6 organs are pieces of heritage worldwide.
The Royal Convent and Palace of Mafra is the most important baroque monument in Portugal. The building covers an area of almost four hectares (37.790 m2), including 1.200 rooms, more than 4.700 doors and windows, 156 stairways and 29 inner yards and courtyards.
SUP TOURs OR SUP YOGA
Take advantage of the beautiful coastline we have at Ericeira World Surfing Reserve. Only 15 minutes away by car you can connect with the Atlantic ocean through Stand Up Paddleboards (SUP).
SUP can be a tour along the river or at sea. Or you can take your yoga practice to the next level and take it to the water.
Working with our partners we can arrange for you tours and yoga experiences at the beautiful beach town of Ericeira.
Seven cinematic hillsides overlooking the Rio Tejo cradle Lisbon's postcard-perfect panorama of cobbled alleyways, ancient ruins and white-domed cathedrals – a captivating scene crafted over centuries.
Lisbon, a city full of authenticity where old customs and ancient history intermix with cultural entertainment and hi-tech innovation. Lisbon is ageless, but it loves company, as you’ll find out if you meet someone and ask them to explain, with lots of gestures and repetition, where the best place is to listen to Fado.
Wander the streets, admire the arts, architecture and charm of this waterside city.