SELÃO DA EIRA - Nature & Comfort
Ideal to revitalize, relax or work in great privacy on the Alentejo coast in houses or studios in plain nature, panorama view and sunset over the ocean, eco concept, wheelchair-friendly, natural healthcare. BIOSPHERE certified as sustainable tourism
SALGADINHO is part of the BIOSPHERE-certified nature tourism “SELÃO DA EIRA - Turismo Rural no Alentejo”, which blends virgin nature and modern comfort and provides great privacy and tranquillity. The exclusive site located at the top of the area offers an ample view towards the Monchique mountains and down to the ocean, including all stages of sunrise, sunset panorama over the sea and a limitless star-twinkling sky at night.
The studio MOINHO (2 persons) in the former windmill and the two modern clay houses CASA PAVÃO (2-4 persons, in summer plus 2 in extra-bed) and CASA PEIXE (2-3 persons) are embedded in an almost botanical garden. The swimming pool is a large water surface integrated in the natural environment like a lake. The gradual access and non-slippery pavement makes it easily accessible even by wheelchair.
Hidden in a valley of the National Ecological Reserve, just a mile further down from Salgadinho, the Nature Paradise SELÃO DA EIRA VELHA surprises everyone who reaches there after a short drive or walk through eucalypus forest. It is a world apart where time seems to be on halt and the sounds of nature are the only “noise”.
The typical Alentejo forest with medronho, cork and olive trees and willows along the river, the Swan Lake and the Lotus Pond together with a dense vegetation of fruit trees, biological horticulture and ornamental plants compose a true Nature Paradise with a very special atmosphere.
The valley is not only our home and the one of our dogs and cats, but also the habitat of white and black swans, geese and ducks and freely moving peacocks from our own nursery, and, of course, it has birds, fish, water turtles, and a natural yard with happy chicken.
SELÃO DA EIRA VELHA is integral part of our Nature Tourism. The guests from SALGADINHO and SÍTIO DAS ROLAS may come at any time. There are also two accommodations, a swimming pool at the forest rim, charcoal barbecue and a traditional stone oven. For children, the valley is a huge adventure playground with a lot to discover.
Tourists from other places, hikers and bikers from the ROTA VICENTINA, equestrians, and - very much so - the local people are also welcome to enjoy the peaceful natural environment with a snack or drink from the Café, and anyone can book a Natural Health & Wellness Treatment.
The Café is really "Close to Paradise", and it is not a normal café. Visitors may roam around and relax in the peaceful atmosphere of the valley, taking snacks and drinks to any place they like - one of the terraces and patios by the Swan Lake and the river, or the natural rest areas scattered along the Lotus Pond. The glass pavilion is a perfect retreat to read or listen to music.
PERTO DO PARAÍSO is open to anyone who loves nature and secret places. Special orders for special occasions are possible, and on request a lunch or picnic in plain nature, or a dinner under the twinkling night sky is prepared. Set dinner and lunch in the Pavillion is possible all-year round.
With particular effort and pride we work to turn this charming valley of a former watermill into a local recreation area open to the public during most part of the year and also accessible in wheelchair.
The THAI-AYURVEDA SALA by the swan lake offers natural health and wellness reatment. Our Thai daughter, a doctor of Thai Traditional Medicine, applies individually adapted therapeutic Thai massages, relaxing Ayurveda oil massage, herbal hotpacks, and "GuaSa" with yak horn for energy stimulation.
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- Bicycle rental service
- Supporting the local economy
- Promoting "eco" activities
- No single dose
- 100% renewable energy
- Organic or Local Food
- Car-free accessibility
- Ecological cleaning products
- More than 80% waste recycling
- Energy saving lights
- Green building
- Solar thermal panels for hot water
- Water flow reducers
- Recovery & reuse of rainwater
- Recycled paper
- No disposable packaging
- Towel change on request
- Natural conditioning or class A air conditioning
- Appliances in energy class A
- High efficiency boiler > 90%
- Water-saving toilets
- Regional Food
- Environmental-friendly fornitures
- Biodiversity of green areas
- Guest Satisfaction
- Digital Detox
- Recycling or Second Hand Furniture
- Electric Vehicles Charging
- Private bathroom
- Breakfast included
- Organic garden
- Ecotourism itineraries
- Wellness center
- Small pets allowed
- Child & Family Friendly
- Pets allowed
- Gluten free meals
- Vegetarians meals
- Reading room
- Play area for children
- TV in room
- Vegan Meals
- Own entrance
- Covid-19 Safety measures
Ecolabel, Certification, Memberships
- Natural Park
- Spiritual escape
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