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“An enchanting farmhouse, comprising 38 self-contained cottages surrounded by pygmy goats and pigs, horses, donkeys and chickens, cats and dogs, offering urban families an escape into a rural paradise.”

“An enchanting farmhouse, comprising 38 self-contained cottages surrounded by pygmy goats and pigs, horses, donkeys and chickens, cats and dogs, offering urban families an escape into a rural paradise.”

Hotel Review

The result of a dream by owner lawyer Pedro Franca Pinto to build a legacy for the future and his children, Craveiral comprises 38 self-contained cottages, grouped together in clusters, set within the wide, unspoilt landscape of the Alentejo.

The cottages range in size from studios to two bed rooms and farm lofts and all come with a kitchen or kitchenette, a desk, seating area and an outside terrace. They are reached by a wooden walkway which cuts through the flower-filled scrub and dunes and interiors pay homage to Portuguese designs, drawing on companies such as DAM and WeWood for their furniture. There is one large swimming pool, perfectly positioned to catch the sunset, a smaller pool to be shared by the cottage cluster which caters to adults only and a third, indoor, pool (heated) within the wellbeing area. A gym sauna, steam room and hot tub are also found here.

Dining is defined by Craveiral’s concept of luxury through simplicity and its emphasis on nature. The farm to table ethos means dishes range from free-range eggs from the farmhouse’s hens, scrambled with chard from the garden to octopus with home-grown sweet potato purée or home-made pizzas, with the crispiest, thinnest of bases and tomatoes and olives from the garden on top. The restaurant also showcases the region’s specialities, one of the highlights of visiting the Alentejo, with spicy sausage and hams from the local butcher, goat’s cheese and fresh white cheese from the cheesemonger and wine from the surrounding vineyards, such as Vicentino.

The animals play an important part in the daily life of Craveiral, as does the garden. Children are encouraged to ride the horses, collect eggs from the hens, visit the donkeys and goats and do gardening workshops. Adults have the possibility of Lu Jong yoga classes and ayurvedic massages on request.

Recommended for
  • Families
  • With larger houses available and a range of activities to keep the kids busy, this hotel offers a perfect getaway for all ages
  • Active Holiday
  • The hotel boasts 2 pools, a gym and a range of activities such as hiking, diving, horse riding and canoeing for active guests
  • Country Escape
  • Set in rural Alentejo, this property is a perfect base for guests to explore Portugal's rugged and captivating rural scener
  • Spa
 

Written by Mary Lussiana

Recommended For

  • Families
  • With larger houses available and a range of activities to keep the kids busy, this hotel offers a perfect getaway for all ages
  • Active Holiday
  • The hotel boasts 2 pools, a gym and a range of activities such as hiking, diving, horse riding and canoeing for active guests
  • Country Escape
  • Set in rural Alentejo, this property is a perfect base for guests to explore Portugal's rugged and captivating rural scener
  • Spa
  • Other Activities
  • Kids are encouraged to interact with the animals in the garden, collecting eggs, riding horses and visiting donkeys and goats
  • Cycling
  • Free bike hire invites cycling around the local countryside to take in the region's tranquil beauty
  • Yoga
  • Adults can take advantage of yoga classes in the wellness centre, charges apply
  • Trekking
  • Trekking and hillwalking trips organised by the hotel are available at cost
  • Kayaking
  • Kyaking excursions are organised by the property at a cost to guests
  • Diving
  • Diving trips available at additional charge from the property
  • Designer
  • Designed in partnership with WeWood, houses at this property utalise local woods and cork in modern, minimalist fashion
  • Charming
  • Natural woods, bright rooms, beautiful gardens and friendly staff make this property a charming family destination
  • Full of character
  • The G=gardens house an array of animals, chickens, horses, donkeys and goats to delight children and adults alike
  • Beach nearby
  • 12 miles from the Sardao Cape and 17 from Arrifana Beach Surf Spot, the beach is a short drive away
  • Organic food
  • The restaurant at Craveiral specialises in organic and locally produced fare and wines
  • Restrictions on children
  • Some cottages, surrounding their own pool, are adults only
  • Child friendly
  • Kids TV and children's services and entertainment on site
  • Rooms with balcony/terrace
  • All cottages feature a balcony or terrace
  • Family Suites
  • Cottages suitable for families available
  • Pet friendly
  • Pets allowed, charges may be applicable
  • Four poster beds
  • Disabled access
  • Farmhouse
  • Gym
  • Restaurant

Facilities

  • Spa
  • Restrictions on children
  • Some cottages, surrounding their own pool, are adults only
  • Child friendly
  • Kids TV and children's services and entertainment on site
  • Swimming Pool
  • This property features indoor and outdoor swimming pools
  • Rooms with balcony/terrace
  • All cottages feature a balcony or terrace
  • Family Suites
  • Cottages suitable for families available
  • Sauna/Steam
  • The property features a sauna and hammam
  • Pet friendly
  • Pets allowed, charges may be applicable
  • Garden
  • The property feaures extensive gardens
  • Airport transfer
  • Airport transfer available at cost
  • Massage
  • Massages available at cost
  • Bicycles available
  • Available free of charge
  • Babysitting
  • Available at cost
  • Outdoor dining
  • Cots available
  • Bar
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Bicycle hire
  • Four poster beds
  • Satellite / Cable TV
  • Hot Tub
  • Disabled access
  • Gym
  • Restaurant
  • Air conditioning

Activities

  • Other Activities
  • Kids are encouraged to interact with the animals in the garden, collecting eggs, riding horses and visiting donkeys and goats
  • Cycling
  • Free bike hire invites cycling around the local countryside to take in the region's tranquil beauty
  • Yoga
  • Adults can take advantage of yoga classes in the wellness centre, charges apply
  • Trekking
  • Trekking and hillwalking trips organised by the hotel are available at cost
  • Kayaking
  • Kyaking excursions are organised by the property at a cost to guests
  • Diving
  • Diving trips available at additional charge from the property

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