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Home from home: a beautiful rural hotel in Southern Portugal

Thursday, 30 June 2016

On the last day of term I walked passed one of my neighbours (also a friend and dad to one of my daughter's classmates) who was putting the final pieces of luggage into the family campervan, having already secured his surf board to the roof. It turns out they were heading off on a six week wavecation to Portugal (imagine?!). And then today I stumbled across the beautiful Pensao Agrícola (thank you Style Files!), a small rural hotel near the idyllic fishing village of Cacela Velha on the Southern Portuguese coast. Built in 1920, Pensao Agrícola was originally a farmhouse which has been transformed by architect Atelier Rua into a small hotel with six rooms and a shaded terrace and plunge pool. Each room has white washed walls and touches of rustic wood, as well as vintage industrial style lamps and pieces by local artists. Let's take a peek....















I see the hotel also offers Vespa rental, a tuk tuk shuttle to the beach and (best of all) invites guests to help bath, brush and feed the faithful family donkey, Ernesto - who'd also love to join you on one of your walks.

I'm there if only to meet Ernesto. You?!

Get the look from Pensao Agrícola- source a beautiful vintage industrial pendant lamp here, jute rug (love the 'natural sand' version), soft herringbone blanket, there are two vintage cast iron beds available on Etsy right now here and here (hurry!).

Other holiday stays I love include this Greek island getaway, a Brazil escape and a Bali pool villa.

Holiday anyone?!

Have a lovely day! 


14 comments:

  1. So clean spaces!! Love it!
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    1. It's so lovely isn't it Debbie.....see you there?!

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  2. This a great post! I enjoyed looking at the pictures.

    I think this article could complement your post.

    Good luck with your future piece :)

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  3. Uooou! What a surprise! It's so nice to see my beautiful Portugal on your blog! Thanks!
    Kisses!

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    1. I am so looking forward to visiting Portugal one day! It looks beautiful.

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  4. Yes! this looks so peaceful and cool...I would love to meet Ernesto, and drive around on a Vespa! Thanks again for the dream...-Tracy

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    1. Me too Tracy! It sounds magical doesn't it?!

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  5. No picture of Ernesto?? =)

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    1. I wish there was Jenn - it seems like we need to visit the hotel if only to meet him!

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    2. We're in luck Jenn - I found a pic of Ernesto (check out the link in the post).

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  6. Beautiful! Any idea where the cream colored light with red cord mounted above the nightstand in the seventh picture from the bottom comes from? (I've been looking for one for our bedroom for two years, so if you know of anything similar, I'd appreciate it :)

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    1. I'm afraid not - I love it too. Hopefully someone else on here can help you?

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  7. I would love to vacation there.
    And since I have been a long-time supporter of a local donkey sanctuary, taking care of Ernesto would be no problem at all!

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    1. How wonderful Alena. And by the picture he looks like a very handsome donkey too - the perfect hiking companion!

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